I did quite a bit of riding this summer and shot a good amount of film photos. Now I am contributing to a new Blog with Javier Valencia. We talked about this for a few months and he made the first post today, I am very excited about this new project. THIS HERE
fotos: Javier Daniel Valencia Vedoy
We so rarely get to see what we look like from our back wheel. I have had the recent pleasure of riding in the East Bay with a new riding partner. Javier being the good photographer that he is, carries his camera on all rides big or small. Now, Im a little envious of his discipline in doing so. He has up some great color photos from two weekends rides, check them out HERE and HERE
expanding the boundaries of where a bicycle can take you. ive loved and ive lost. the path to enlightenment is not paved with gold. so bring your machete because you are going to need it.
photo: Brandon Harrison
TravelTime/coffeecrew: I’m sitting in a hotel in LA on a business trip and I haven’t payed for anything. You would think that I would be living it up. ‘On top of the world’ as they say. It’s not like that. All that I can really think about is being able to cruise down the street and get a fresh cup of locally roasted coffee. In no way am I in ungrateful to my company for sending me on this trip. As a matter of fact I have been looking forward to this trip for about four months. With that being said, when you are away from home you start to realize how quickly you take for granted the things that are right at your door step. The image that you see is a cup of DeLaPazCoffee dripping at MashTransit. Quality coffee in a choice environment. That’s ‘top of the world’ for me. I have placed myself in the bay area for this reason. But we can very quickly become comfortable with the things we see everyday. I am very thankful for my life and all that I have, all my new friends and all the homeboys, a supportive gf and a strong family that continually works on getting stronger everyday. If you have read this far I thank you too.
I leave you with this- Be hungry but stay humble.
I needed a day pack. I spotted this online months ago HERE. Come to find out it wasn’t what it seemed. This is the LAZY MONK: MONKPACK. One of the things that usually draws me in is a hand made product. Mike was telling me that Ry and Aya of LazyMonk are painters and they like to use vibrant colors. Check out the inside pockets and seam work. Added bonus is a spot for my lock and a book/repairkit. A feature that I really love but is not shown in the photos is the strap stabilization at the top. A soft rubber holds the bag on your shoulders and allows the bag to move with your shoulders instead of against them. My Mission Workshop bag is great and I can fill it to the brim and still ride comfortably. But i needed something a little for functional for those quick runs.
"Lazy Monk is releasing our new backpack “MONKPACK” today. This backpack in inspired by a traditional canoe packs found in Minnesota. More information available at our website or at MASH store (773 14th St.) in San Francisco.”
via LazyMonk Blog