As human beings, choice has inevitable communicative power. And commerce and the market place are, a lot of times, one of our primary choice making venues. What we buy can reveal to the world things like what kind of resources we have access to, what we value, what we enjoy, what our political leanings are, […]Read More The Story of Weird Brand:Part 1
I’m not much of a skatepark rider, as a matter of fact, I can count on my two hands the number times I ridden a skatepark. But, one of the most intriguing examples of human behavior I’ve ever encountered, transpired in a skatepark. It had nothing to do with ridding, but everything to do with […]Read More NO, I didn’t take your bike!
The ride to the spot, in this case and countless others just like it, was medicinal! Tire pressure was good so the pavement, though punctuated with cracks and fissures like most of Brooklyn, didn’t instigate the knees or wrist the way it could if I inflated past 70 lbs. But, in addition to the absence […]Read More The Nerve! (who’s the kook?)
I once got a ticket for riding my bike in Washington Square Park in Manhattan. Well, in the interest of accuracy, the ticket was given to me for riding my bike on the side walk when, in fact, the cops rolled up on us for sliding a sheet of ply wood under the fence of […]Read More Generalizations (theirs and mine)
There are days when my job requires of me more then I feel I can muster. And then, there are days when it gifts more then I feel I could ever deserve. Most often, there are days that fit right in the middle of these categories, like this one: Jarrel: “If we finish these last […]Read More Out of the mouths of babes (R.I.P Mr. Gabe Brooks)
Many of the the people, artists, musicians, writers, philosophers, scientists, etc. I admire have labored diligently at things that you would’t be justified in expecting to ever produce for you more then the pocket change necessary to buy a patch kit. But despite the limited potential for material gain, or maybe because of it, these […]Read More Some are good for the sake of it!
If you were to ask me to for a single word that described my experience in BMX my immediate, and even reflected upon, reply would be “spin”. No, I don’t have a sizable collection of spinning tricks in my bag, I’d say very few of the things I do on a bike count as spins. […]Read More It’s all about controlling the spin!
The image that set the synapses a blaze! I first encountered the idea of BMX as something larger then just a type of bike I saw a few kids riding, when I wandered into a small weatherworn, open fronted magazine store on of all places, the beautifully […]Read More Little bikes and the Big Easy!