Category Archives: randomness
Ghost Peloton

This one’s interesting:

“Created for the grand depart of the Tour de France 2014 from Yorkshire, Ghost Peloton fuses performance cycling with athletic choreography performed by Phoenix Dance Theatre‚Äôs dancers, and the varied landscapes of race route.

Each rider, bike and performer was illuminated using NVA’s bespoke LED light suit, which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. The rhythm of movement from the choreographed actions of massed participants becomes a source of creativity in itself, extending perception of the immediate setting.

It‚Äôs epic public art, operating at the grandest scale, where physical surroundings become an open canvas carrying a new visual language, expressing mood and movement, comprised of form, colour and line.”

Nov 11, 2014 Comments are OFF
Austin Waves

I spy Andre – the guy who ships all your orders, Ryan Rhodes – half of LAND and Aaron Ross – pro bmx duder, just to name a few. And yeah, it’s really like this here.

Nov 7, 2014 9 comments
Yonder Journal: Wilderness Prints
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Illustration by Nathaniel Russell

This print from Yonder Journal celebrates and congratulates Wilderness. Here’s an excerpt:

“Congratulations Wilderness. Congratulations Wilderness for being just what you are, not that you need our gratitude. You would be better off without us anyway, the conscious, self-righteous/self-loathing, needy us. You would even be better off without the fawning, in awe, perpetually blissed-out us, the enlightened us, the elevated us. You would just be better off without us, without our tents, our non-motorized vehicles, our horses, our campfire rings, and our buried feces, you would still be you, an even better, cleaner, you, you would be Wilderness just as you were meant to be, absent the blight of consciousness, the acne of sentience.”

You should read the whole piece at Yonder Journal and pick up a print at the YJ Web Shop!

Nov 5, 2014 Comments are OFF
Bike Kill 2014

Man, it’s been a long, long time since I’ve been to a Bike Kill. Looks like not much has changed, except for that Citi Bike tallbike!

Oct 28, 2014 Comments are OFF
Movado and Parlee’s Balleur Collaboration

If you don’t want to look at super, √ľber high end collaborations, don’t even bother watching this video because Movado doesn’t dabble in affordable timepieces and Parlee is, in their own right, the equivalent in the cycling world. That said, both the bike and watch looks damn nice. Insane, but yeah, nice.

I do wish that they would have coated some of the components in PVD because that would make this a truly detail-oriented collaboration, rather than putting a sticker on a bike… I’ve always wanted to see what a PVD crankset would look like!

See more at Movado.

Oct 22, 2014 Comments are OFF
Nahanni Reforestation

My good friend Benji at Poler’s wife, Nahanni, recently decided to undertake a massive project. Her father ran a treeplanting business on the west coast in British Columbia from 1977 to 1987 called Nahanni Reforestation. At the time, Nahanni was a young girl and she grew up in the woods – not to mention she was born in a teepee. Years later, she discovered all of her father’s negatives and began scanning them.

It’s inspiring to see it all unfold and now, she’s launching a Kickstarter to gain funding for a book.

Sep 19, 2014 8 comments
Wet Kits
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Today, Sean, Spencer and I rode mountain bikes at some of our favorite local trails but more importantly, we went swimming afterwards. I can’t get enough of this kind of stuff. Swimming holes are the perfect way to end a ride.

Sep 17, 2014 2 comments
Toof

This video’s so good.

“Meet Joe:
18 years old,
bike thief,
West Ham supporter and would-be charmer.
He owes money around town and must pay it back.
He tries to make good by selling some stolen bikes.
But his past catches up with him. Joe must pay for his misdemeanours.
Tooth for painful tooth.”

Nicely done fellas!

Sep 17, 2014 1 comment