Monday, December 31, 2007


Mud Bowl '08
Tomorrow, January 1st, Colonel Summers Park starting at noon.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Rip city, baby.



I watched the Trailblazers defeat the Toronto Raptors last night for their 9th win in a row. I also saw the first game of the streak and got this free shirt as part of Hannukah night.



What a great time to be a long suffering Blazer fan. The team is playing so well together and it seems like B. Roy can take over a game whenever he wants to. Check out this Jordanesque move he puts on Chris Bosh.



"That was a hell of a move," coach Nate McMillan said with a big grin after the game. "It was really like that Michael Jordan move in the Finals against the Lakers. It happened so fast, it was like 'Did he just do that?' You know? Just an unbelievable move, and I think the crowd was surprised because it took them a while to react like all of us -- 'Did we just see what he just did?' "

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fix Push



I found this hilarious video on my new favorite website, Portland Hamburgers. I'm working up a few posts of my own but so far the burger pics haven't turned out well.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Port Townsend

All photos by Jaden unless he's in them.
























Westside Episode 8

You must unlearn what you have learned.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fox writes in

Fox writes in :
Attention denizens of Portland.
Ambassador Fox, formerly of the Land of Ports and currently stationed in the City of San Francisco, is scheduled to make a visit on the weekend before New Years, and very possibly will spend the Eve there, along with a number of other dignitaries (read: "Bike Messengers"). A race is in the works and Ambassador Fox sincerely hopes you and your cool self can participate. Whether to race, or to run a checkpoint (read: "hang out with me in a coffeeshop/ bar"), or even to heckle folks involved in either (cough, Brady), it should be aight (read: "hella tight, yo"). the race is planned to involve all four quadrants of the city, and while it will definitely NOT be as fucked up as the 1st Annual Fox Thursday Alleycat (sorry, NeRf), it will be kinda fucked up. I am sure you noble citizens of Portland are curious and want to know exactly HOW, but....but.... you'll just have to wait. Please RSVP so I can plan the race accordingly. With sincere hope and humble gratitude, I remain, your obedient servant. See you all soon, Fox.

legal wagering


I no longer need Beefa's slow deciding ways now that I've discovered http://www.intrade.com/

There I can wager legally not only on the fates of Musharref and Chavez but of OJ Simpson and Barry Bonds. Though browsing through the "current events" listings makes me a little nervous, I think I would have mixed feelings if I made a profit on China bombing Taiwan or Israel bombing Iran.







Thursday, December 06, 2007

More bad news from Seattle...three of our courier brothers are missing after a snowboard trip.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Who Killed Santa?

Bjorn writes in with news of a fun event in Victoria, BC next weekend, Dec. 8-9...

"Who Killed Santa?"

The Christmas Nightmare-Land Polo Extravaganza!!!


Teams are made of 3 players and beginners are welcome and encouraged to come!

(You do not need to have a pre-arranged team to play, though this is encouraged, simply show up to register before 12:30 and we will find teams for everyone who wants to play.)

Location: Topaz Park, in the Lacrosse box.
Registration starts at 11:30 and games start at 12:30 Sharp! Tournament will finish by 5:30, with awards to be given out and prizes for best costumes.

Eggnog, Tea and Sugar Cookies will be provided.
Costumes are required!!! Suggested ideas could be anything Christmas/Horror themed, including zombie elves, skeleton santa, pine beetle christmas tree.. get creative!
The Bicycle Boogie Race will follow starting at 5:45 (I believe) and ends at Recyclistas Fourth Anniversary Party!!!

The following day, there will be an afternoon of bike games at Topaz park, starting at 12:30.
There will be games of Pick up polo in the lacrosse box - As well as Polo for Beginners, anyone is welcome and encouraged to come and learn to play (we have lots of mallets and will do our best to provide some extra bikes)
There will also be a panty race, a bicycle balloon derby, obstacle courses and more!


Here is a map of Victoria with some of the important (polo) landmarks marked on it.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Nerf's Birthday Alleycat

“In the destructive element immerse!”

ITS FAST, ITS FURIOUS, AND IT FIGHTS BACK!!!!

23 STOPS OF PURE INSANITY!!!!

AND MORE CRAZY SHIT (PRIZES) BEING ADDED!!!!

PRIZES FROM:
FLOATING WORLD COMICS
BIKE CENTRAL
BLACK STAR BAGS
A MYSTERY LARGE MESSENGER BAG
AND WHATEVER ELSE WE CAN FIND!
AWESOME AFTER PARTY WITH BOOZE FROM D AND CLAIRE'S BREWCLUB SO PATHETIC!!!!! (2 WHOLE KEGS!)

BE THERE OR DIE FROM SYPHILIS !?!?!?

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!!! THE 18TH
PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE
4PM? (TIME MAY CHANGE)
$3 FOR MESSENGERS
$13 FOR NON MESSENGERS PLUS $10 FOR AFTER PARTY

A RACE SO CRAZY THE COPS TRIED TO KILL ME OVER IT!!!

-NERFIE POO

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

More love from the NYTimes

You've probably seen this
article
and
videoalready, I've heard people talking about it. Between this and Eric Asimov the Times seems to be in love with Portland. It makes me a little uncomfortable...maybe we could just be sister cities or something.
Dee pointed out that the video plays like a Sam Adams campaign ad. Did you know he's running for mayor?And where was Sacha? He's so telegenic!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Viva Durango pt. 6

These photos are all from Monday. Doom invited us to visit him at the site of the mansion he is building. We brought him some coffee and cookies from ABC. Doom commanded us "Every day you wake up in Mancos you have to go to ABC", and we did. By far the best (and possibly the only) cafe in Mancos, it offered me several superb breakfasts including delicious bacon, many cheap day old pastries and decent to fair coffee, though I may be spoiled living in Portland.
Most of these photos are by Phil, the rest are by Dabby...except the ones Phil and Dabby are both in, those are by me.
I'd love to put in an outdoor kitchen like this, only not so large.


Doom explaining how he spent forever installing all the custom glass pieces and the difficulties of getting everything to fit just right.

These panels that are going inside have to match those that are going outside, rusty. So when it doesn't rain Doom and his crew urinate on them.




Mesa Verde, our next destination.
This was a pretty sketchy moment, he was going fast and taking up both lanes.

Doom's worksite is somewhere in the middle distance. I could pick out the dark green grass of the airstrip with the naked eye but not in this photo.

Possible glamour shot.

Dabby almost flushed these deer into the path of an oncoming truck.

We didn't have time to take the tour of these cliff dwellings but we got some good views as we rode around a loop and checked out various pit dwellings. Some of them were pretty sweet, I'm considering adding a kiva down at the farm.

My team mates soaking up some knowledge.

The Chimney House.
We didn't spend nearly enough time at Mesa Verde but I'll be back to check it out later.
We made it back to Mancos in time to meet Doom for a trip to the Phil's World trails outside Cortez.

I got pulled over for 62 in a 55 even though the 65 sign was in view. My papers were in order and he let me go with a warning.

At Phil's World, the Ribcage at sunset was epic.


The Sleeping Ute from Phil's World.