Saturday, March 31, 2007

Team WRECK mountain bike bus schedule

Most rides will leave from Belmont Stumptown, meet at 8:30 for a 9:00 departure. RSVP to guarantee a seat.

April 22nd - 21st annual Mudslinger
May 12-13 - Peaches and Lucky P. lead a ride to SF stopping at Rickreall the first night
May 19-20 - Falls City Firecracker plus a trip to Black Rock
May 25-28 - NACCC in SF
June 10th - NW Single Speed Championships
June 22-23 - Mackenzie River camping trip
July 20-22 - Rickreall Open 2007
mid August - Team WRECK road trip to Utah and Colorado
August 31- Sept. 3 - Westside Invite 7
?TBA? - Beefa's Death March 07

Bold SUV drivers take on an icy hill

I ride up and down this hill at least once a weekday, it's very steep. I'm not surprised a few jackasses would try it in the ice but so many?
Once again this video has been out for a while (1.2 million views!) but I hadn't seen it so maybe you haven't either.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

video update

A camera inside the polo mallet, that is awesome.

I happened upon this commercial on youtube and had to watch it several times. I have a real thing for cute girls riding bikes down hills...maybe I should become a zoobomber.

The Battle in Seattle

I guess this video has been out for a while but I've never seen it. I barely appear, which is OK, as Team Wreck didn't play that well that day. The star is the lovely Divebomb, who scores 3 goals including a game winner from an impossible angle.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

a day in the life

This is just wrong.

It's a good thing project DAYGLO never made it to Tanner Springs. I watched these guys for a while, they were picking up one rock at a time for individual scrubbing. I guess the natural biofilter didn't work.

On the sidewalk at 14th and Lovejoy.

I guess Scottie got tired of getting hassled by Barnum and Balzer on the no brakes ordinance.

T-Bone gets another 15 minutes

T-Bone, a valued member of the Team Wreck bike polo team and a sometimes member of the moutain bike team (she has to work weekends) is profiled in the Oregonian today.

Tori Bortman

Age: 32

Job: Bicycle mechanic, downtown Bike Gallery

Pay: $20,000

Background: Behind her bee-girl glasses, Bortman finds a sort of serenity in the gears and grease of the Bike Gallery's back shop. "My mental health is better with this kind of job," says the former substitute teacher and janitor who studied theater and creative writing at Western Illinois University. The job's importance in Bike City USA belies the $10-an-hour paycheck, she says. "I love bicycles. And I love keeping people on their bikes." She has the best job in the city, she says. Plus, she has a 401(k) and health insurance. "Those aren't things bike mechanics usually have access to." The worst part of the job: "The chapped skin. I have to wash my hands so many times a day."

Quote: "People come in and apologize that they don't know how to fix their bikes. I tell them, 'If you knew how to fix bikes, I wouldn't have a job.' "

Sunday, March 18, 2007

a day in the life

Plum tree at sunset.

Closeup of the new carpet outside Voodoo Donuts.

Geese taking off from the grass field. I had hoped to get closer.

Crazy light just before sunset.

Sunset through the plum tree.

Magnolia blossoms.

Monday, March 05, 2007

a day in the life

Grasshopper looking up at a giant Redwood

One of my favorite trees, on SW Prospect Dr.

self portrait

Mount Saint Helens and the Fremont bridge

Sunday, March 04, 2007

a day in the life

J sets up for a jump of the fire pit
and sticks it
Fruit spurs on the hybrid apple tree

Still life with red ryder and oak log

J and an old oak tree that fell across the path, Icounted 115 rings

the pond

Operation Dayglo project Mud Branch. 12 fish remain out of 21 and they're about three times their original size