Friday, December 30, 2011

attention to detail

It's the little detail that really make me remember certain bikes. Saw this bike at the Ride Studio yesterday. Brevet set up. Really liked how they used the cable guide to run a mount for a light. Baby Blue paint is very nice as well. Boulder Bicycle was the company. They hyperlink function on here is bugging out right now-otherwise I would have linked to them, but google can help you get there.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

your name here......

"We are born students to a test in progress

A test that which cannot be completed or failed

Yet the test must be taken.

We are born pilots in an intersection of space and time

To navigate our senses and discover a conscience

Greater than opinions or slogans

Greater than cash or credit

Greater than sincerity

Greater than legitimacy

Greater than authentic plagiarism

Greater than gravity – greater than inertia"
Dan Higgs

Kerr+Higgs= a win everytime.
check the details here

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Caption Contest

Want to win some free beer and mudflaps? Check out my CX team's blog HERE for a sweet contest.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

the shadows

What was going on in Lexington on 11.11.11? Only the Shadows know for sure!

Dodging skunks and drinking hot chocolate. Up way past my bedtime. Thanks RSC

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Sunday, October 23, 2011

couple shots from Downeast

Day one kept the pits busy. True supporter of CX, washing the bikes he made. Rad

this was our heckling corner. also home of the first change hand up.

nicest dude in the game?

battle to be the alpha courier? those heckles seemed to work.

pretty feeble weekend on the camera and not much better on the bike

Friday, October 21, 2011

link dump

Here are some links to some stuff worth reading.

Clinchers v. Tubulars?


message to mid season grumps

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art Show at Orchard

Tim Kerr had some paintings and was at the opening of the Supply and Demand art show at Orchard. Tim is a huge inspiration to me and has been for a long time. Here are a couple photos from the event.

Orchard. Go check it out

Friday, October 7, 2011

Hell Week Part One

So the more pious among us call it Holy week, but the amount of sleep I've missed and the amount of things I've broken, make me think Hell Week is more appropriate.
Kind of running out of words so here is the first half of the week based on the photos from my phone....

Gloucester. When I think of Gloucester, I think of this. I love this race, but it kicks my ass every year. This year they went out of their way not to add fuel to the "grass crit" fire. Tweets about "hope you've been running", turned out to be warranted.
Had to have space for the double wide

We arrived to drizzle and wet mud.

We raced in setting, thick mud.

Then I balled out.

Despite an extra beach run and stone stairway to heaven run up, Day 2 felt a little easier to me. Despite the results, I was happy with how I raced.
Mike got married. That is rad

Next up was the Night Weasel, but before that, why not a party? Off to the RSC for a number pick up party. Free beer, a raffle, and a chance to see Mo's new bike? I am in.

cool kids

sick what

Night Weasels.



2 more races in PVD and Holy, Hell Week is over.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

be thankful

It's pretty much hard times all the time. Jobs, Weather, Health. There are always issues and it is easy to lose perspective on how hard you have it. It is easy to forget how good you do have it. These 2 articles really made me stop for a second and reflect on how I would handle what had been thrown at these 2 men.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Record Yard Sale Sunday 09/04.

Sunday 9/04/11. 215 Renfrew St Arlington MA from 11-4.
1000+LPs and 7"s

Exactly what you would expect to find when a dude who has worked at
a record store for 16 years tries to thin out his collection, before he
ends up on Horders.........
Its on the 78 busline.

No Early Birdz No Kookz

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tommy Guerroro Apprecitation

This remains one of my favorite video parts. 1985? Seems like just yesterday. I even remember walking by the curb he hits at 2:00 in and bugging out when I realized why it was so familiar.

Here is a clip of TG. Still at it. Still an inspirational dude.

Tommy Guerrero from dlxsf on Vimeo.

And never mind how TG paved the way for dudes like Chris Senn who is reponsible for another of my favorite SF parts

Friday, July 15, 2011

Steve Marriott was pretty fucking cool

this is what happens when you switch up from speed to weed....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ex lion tamer

I think I heard the Rollins band version before the Wire version, but regardless I fucking love this song and so do a lot of other people.
Soulside-my favorite cover of this song

While looking for that I stumbled across these 2 other gems.

Cover rules, cartoon takes it to the next level

Mike Watt

Forgotten Rebels-cover is nothing special,but the video so perfectly 80s it almost feels like a reenactment

Original for reference purposes

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dukowski Appreciation

When it comes to Black Flag,a lot of ink has been spilled on which singer defined the band, or on the Ginn vs Rollins tension. Despite all the strong personalities in the band, Dukowski always stood out to me. From reading the My War lyrics attributed to him in My Rules. Every picture of him was pure intensity. 100% commitment. But he never looked some cookie cutter hardcore dude. He was always stood out.
Both Get in th Van and Spray Paint the Walls reinforced my regard for Dukowski as the jewel of Black Flag.
I have worked for a record store for a long time. Early on, I took over our returns department. Near the end of my first month as I was contacting vendors, I realized I would be faxing SST. No big deal in reality, but a real holy shit moment for me at the time. I had the same sensation again and again as I contacted Dischord or Forced Exposure.... Off the fax went. The next day(not surprisingly-this is business after all) a fax from SST came back. I had sort of assumed there was some early 20s nerd like myself at the other end of the phone line, but I was in for a surprise.
The return I requested, was authorized by Chuck Dukowski. I was stopped dead in my tracks. Total business-maybe 3 sentences at most, but a "Hey, Roger.... Thanks, Chuck" Thanks? No, how about thank you!!! HOLY SHIT-Chuck! I had just gotten a fax from one of my heroes-a guy I loved for his workman like attitude was still banging it out in the trenches. I saved this fax for years and it is probably sitting around somewhere in the basement. You can file this under fanboy, dork, nerd, whatever you like, but it was a pretty random and unexpected interaction with a guy I have always looked up to.
Anyway check the pics, he was a beast and he is still playing music.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

more maine

was up in maine for a few days-rest, relaxation, and riding.

only thing missing was some other dudes to ride farther time

Monday, May 30, 2011

"war-weary nation"

This photo puts a lot of things in perspective.
From this Memorial Day photo series.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

epics in minutes

Epic rides in Maine are easy to put together. And when your fitness is questionable, epic rides can even be short.
Here is how to make even a short ride EPIC.
You need a dirt road and preferably a dirt climb

Now that is a good start, but epic? Just one dirt climb with no support vehicle or photographer? Not going to cut it, but what if.....

Black and White! That has to up the epic factor, but even still there has to be something more you could do. It was dry and hot-so no epic weather. You had no mechanicals, no issues(except for getting chased by a poodle which is definitely not epic). There has to be something to make this photo more epic...

Sepia Tone! That is the ticket (maybe Hipstamatic, but I aint got it) Sepia tone, the same shade as the photos of this road taken in 1910-and it is still a dirt road. Bamn! Now that is how to make it epic.
Thanks Sepia Tone!