sounds good on paper
Now Playing: Lakers vs. Suns
Not sure why, but I have been kind of into basketball lately. I've always liked it. It's definitely my favorite "ball" sport. I think because the dudes actually have style and personality more akin to BMX or skateboarding. Maybe not. Shit, who cares. The Lakers are losing and that makes me happy somehow.
bike rack outside of Amazing Grace in Louisville, an amazing health food store.
I'm on the road. I'm not even sure where I am right now. Somewhere in Indiana. Gas City? It's near Fairmont, the home of James Dean. Again, you've tuned into the "who gives a shit channel". When I left home yesterday it was 16 degrees with lots of snow. On this same trip at this same time of year in the past, I've been pleasantly surprised by the time I got further south that it was significantly warmer and without snow on the ground. Such was the case yesterday. I got to Louisville and it was pushing 40 and nice out. I met up with Ernesto from Dans to do some real work but only after an awesome dinner with Ernesto's wife Beth, Ernesto and Leland from Shitluck. Ernesto was picking up a bunch of the Shitluck/United collaboration frames for Dans. I helped him load them in his car, but didn't actually see a frame. I did see one in Ride UK though and it looked kick ass. What I did see was the new Mutiny HD DVD Stoked on Being Pumped and Animal's Don't Quit Your Day Job 2, both of which were awesome in their own opposite-ends-of-the-spectrum way.
Unfortunately, when I woke up this morning it looked like this
out back of Ernesto's house.
and definitely was not 40 degrees and nice. I've been really lucky in the past with Louisville trips (I go there a few times a year for work) and I can only think of one other time that I wasn't able to ride a little bit at least. Last year at this time Davey Coop and rode in arctic temps but did ride regardless. Speaking of Davey, he has a nice write up and photos on the Team Young site. It's good to see some action over there again.
Burger King is my go-to fast food with the Veggie Whopper, but vending machine Burger King snacks is an all-time low.
I had a long day today of working and driving but by this evening I found my way to the born-again Just Ride skatepark (now) in Muncie, Indiana. The park isn't finished but it is operative and it is going to be fircking awesome when it's done. It's awesome now.
GoGo Reily sent these links to an ancient interview with yours truly. It's kind of crazy how much of a kook I was and how much of a kook I still am in many of the same ways. This was in Invert magazine in 1990. Invert was kind of a predecessor to Ride UK.