Mar 18 2008
Check this out! Carl made a 6 minute video of my fat ass riding at Amelia on Saturday!
Tales from the trails.
Dec 4 2007
So there I am, feeling a need for some fresh gear. But me being me, that means I’m after hoodys, t-shirts and hats from some somewhat obscure companies. My first destination on the web was RathFilms.com. I’ve been stoked on their stuff for the past couple of years, and their hook-ups are always generous. The only problem…? It seems that they have let their domain name lapse, and nobody has logged into their myspace account in months. C’mon, Dana! What’s the deal??
That being out of the way, I decided to see if Jay Quinlan had updated his web site. He hadn’t. I wanted to cry. It’s December, folks… I need my sled fix!! And that’s where things really started going downhill! I clicked on every single one of the links to Jay’s sponsors with the idea of spending some of my money. Here are the results:
•Red Bull – They don’t sell Red Bull branded stuff. The only way you can get Red Bull swag is to be sponsored by them, or be in tight with someone who is, and you steal it from them.
•Ski-doo – I’m after less known stuff, not corporate! Didn’t bother looking, but I expect their designs to be pretty weak.
•SCS Racing – SCS stands for “Sierra Club Sucks”. I can’t say that I fully agree, but I can see where they’re coming from. I would love to rock some SCS gear, but…? THEIR STORE IS B0RKED!!! Palm, meet forehead!
•Blown Concepts – Cool logo, but no gear for sale. I think their site has said “Coming soon” for well over a year now.
•Rath Films – Don’t get me started on them again.
•Ogio – Another company that I’m down with. I’ve bought a few bags from them, but… They don’t have any clothing. They’re a bag company. I guess it makes sense.
•Fox Racing Shox – Ok, they have some stuff that I want, BUT… I have a Rock Shox fork and a Romic shock. That would be kind of like wearing a pair of Nikes with Adidas socks. It’s just not right. But I’ll keep them in mind.
•Arctiva – I live in Florida, so most of their stuff is overkill for me. Their limited casual line is ok, but I can’t order online.
•Compound Films – I was ready to get my credit card out when I saw that they had a functioning store with clothing! But then I noticed that everything was sold out. Real tears started to well up!
•Sly Dog Skis – No clothing.
•Universal Motocross -I’m familiar with Universal, and I would wear their shirts and stuff, but… They only sell their stuff through dealers. The money is in my pocket right now. I don’t want to have to track down a dealer and then get to the store only to find out that they don’t have what I’m after. DIRECT ONLINE SALES, PLEASE!!
God, why is it so hard for me to spend my money? Anyways, continuing on…
•Grenade Gloves -OH. FUCK. YES! FINALLY, someone ready to take my money!! So, I’ve been down with Danny Kass for about a million years or so. I mean, we’re not tight or anything, but he’s a guy that I feel ok about giving my money to. And, are you kidding me?? $9.25/t shirt?? Jesus, Christ! That’s the type of shit that will make me fall in love with you! Seriously!! $71.50 SPENT! Thank you for taking my money, Danny!
That should have been it, but I ended up heading over to Slednecks.com, and I got a shirt and a hat. It’s my understanding that Jay isn’t down with Slednecks anymore, and they’re not exactly obscure, in the snowmachine world, but… I’m still happy to wear their stuff and watch their videos.
Speaking of videos… Any of the Turnagain Hardcore videos would make an excellent Christmas present, just so you know!
Sep 15 2007
Here is a picture of me and Brandon with a border patrol lady at the Canadian border. We were on our way to a BMX competition at The Garage Skate Park in Nelson, B.C.
I think this was 11 years ago this weekend.
May 26 2007
I’ve been down with motocross/Supercross my whole life. After Rick Johnson, but before Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Stanton was my favorite rider (I was such a Honda nut back then!).
Check out this video from French MX magazine/site Moto Verte of Jeff Stanton’s Finished basements!
May 19 2007
You may remember Brandon being in Motocross Action a couple of years ago. And you may have seen him in Parts Mag and various local publications, but today he is on Racer X Illustrated’s website. I wonder if they know that this is the same guy that got drnk and went for a swim in one of the Lowe’s fountains!?
Feb 26 2007
Recently, Brandon and I have put our bikes on a diet. Here is a list of parts I plan on purchasing this week. $900+ is a bit of a tough pill to swallow, but you have to pay to play, I guess. PLZ advise if there are some things on the list that you think are shady, and please suggest alternates. I’ve actually already ordered a different wheelset and the brake. They should be delivered later today. Also, I don’t necessarily want to order from Uncle Dan, so I’m open to suggestions there too. Especially if a 15%+ hook-up is included! Pay attention to how my Pork (somewhat updated pic) looks now because before too long I think the frame will be the only part on it left the same. I hope to get it down to around 25 lbs. I think it’s close to 35 now! I guess buying all of those parts means I won’t be going to the Seattle Supercross this year. I’ll still try to go if a butt-load of money falls into my lap.
In other spending money news, I purchased another 500 GB drive this weekend. Now I can take the 250 GB drive out of one of my firewire enclosures and put it in my PC. The new 500 GB drive will go into the then vacant enclosure. I’d still like to be able to find 2 or 3 120 GB drives for a reasonable price to use up my older Firewire enclosures. It kind of sucks that I can get drives with 2-3x as much storage space for the same amount of money, but they won’t work in these enclosures. I’d like to use 1 120 GB drive as a backup for my iTunes music, and another for my iPhoto backup. I don’t know what exactly I would use the 3rd one for, but I know I could fill it up really quick.
I will be super unhappy if Apple doesn’t call me back at some point today. We are nearing 2 months since my iMac died. I really miss it!
Jul 27 2006
zOMG CNN BREAKING NEWS!!
— Tour de France winner Floyd Landis fails drug test, his Phonak team says, according to media reports.
…and that’s exactly why I haven’t said peep about cycling in a long time. After Tyler Hamilton broke my heart, I decided I was kind of over cheering for pro cyclists. I have a feeling (nearly) EVERYONE is doping. It’s just that some can afford to take all of the measures to not get caught.
And if there ever was a guy that I wouldn’t think was doping, it’s Floyd. (and before that, Tyler!)
Jul 19 2006
Click on the image to watch the trailer for Rath Films’ Too Weak to Walk. The intro is kind of funny, especially the lady that loses her hair.
But then it gets really good! How many MONTHS do I have to wait for this to reach South Beach? Life is so unfair!
Jul 10 2006
I have a tentative plan to go riding at Markham Park on Saturday morning. I don’t know when exactly “morning” is, but I wouldn’t expect it to be before 9 AM. Carl says he is going… Raul is going/giving me a ride. I’m trying to get Brandon to go. He keeps saying he’s getting a new bike, but he’s been saying that for many weeks so I don’t know if it is ever going to happen. Raul will probably talk to Jack and maybe he will show up. It would be awesome if Chad went too.