17 October, 2009

CDSP Prom 2009

Yep, we, the fine folks at CDSP threw a little fall prom-bash last night. The old refectory got transformed into an enchanting atmosphere of under-the-sea bliss. One and all were transported back to their salad days, and let those tender feelings resurface as the music played into the night.
I invite anyone who would like any of these photos to feel free to download them, but if you repost them a photo credit is always greatly appreciated.


30 August, 2009

My first three days in Berkeley

I arrived in Berkeley, well actually Emeryville, via the Coast Starlight at about eight fifteen in the morning on Friday August 28th. In short order I collected my bike, broken down and in a box, along with my back pack from the baggage porter and began the process of assembling my bike in order to transport myself, and all my stuff up to the school. By about nine AM I had the bike fully assembled, and ready to roll.




After I arrived at the school I had a mellow day of meeting people, doing stuff, and heading off to bed early.
Saturday I trekked into the city to meet up with my darling Lizzy Strong, and Monica Storss (one of the bay's best poetess'). We had a lovely lunch at Elizabeth's restaurant. Then Monica and I went and hung out in Delores Park - she smoked a cigarette, I drank a beer. It was simply beautiful weather, great to sit down in the grass, and play with the dogs that walked by.

Sunday (today) I went to church, and then after a bit of food took to the bike. Upon not much consideration Tilden Park was decided as the destination of our bi-pedal adventure. It was an amazing ride, 1300 feet of climbing and descending - plus a bit more in the middle when I got a little lost and went down and back up. On the descent back down to campus I had a truly 'dream-come-true' moment. I rolled down the hill past the Cyclotron, Lawrence Livermore, and into the backside of the UC Berkeley campus. Needless to say, I was/am a very happy man this afternoon.

13 August, 2009

A little trip to the north...

I am in the midst of transitioning to graduate school. In the last two weeks I have moved out of my apartment, gotten rid of about ninety percent of my stuff, moved what I do still own into my friends garage, taken the GRE exam, quit my job of nearly three years, and turned twenty-seven. After all that excitement a long weekend of camping and riding bikes was very much in order.

Friday morning my friend Christine and I took to the road, bikes perched atop the car, and the trunk full of food and camping gear. Our destination, Vancouver Island, with a stop off on Bainbridge Island on the way home to visit my grandfather. I got to try out the new rack on my bike, and use my new panniers for the first time - a wonderful experience all around.

It ended up being quite a bit of driving, but Christine was nice enough to take care of that aspect - props to you for that Christine. Perhaps you should look into long haul trucking? In spite of all the time in the car we got to see some quite beautiful vistas, eat good food while sitting on a beach after taking a dip in a mountain lake, and ride bikes through some wide-empty logging roads. The only two major hiccups were being searched by Canadian customs on the way in, and then walking around Victoria for five hours while we waited to get on the ferry to come back to Port Angeles.

All in all a splendid weekend, and I feel like I have a couple good photos to show for it - there are in fact more photos to come, but I seem to have misplaced the point nd shoot camera.

11 July, 2009

Hot New Ride...

Yep, that MAP porteur bike I rode a couple weeks ago...It is now mine.

I told a friend of mine that it is nicer than any car I've ever owned, and prettier than most of the girls I've dated - which doesn't diminish the quality of either of those things, but this bike is really just that nice. It is my new hauler, get me from here to there, along with all my stuff ride. I am car-less these days, and this is going to be a far superior substitute for me and my lifestyle.

Still to come a nice front porteur rack, with accommodations for panniers...This thing is going to be a hauling rig!






06 July, 2009

Wedding season apparently...

These kids just got married! My 'lil cousin Brittney, and her beau (now husband) Brandon...see all the pics here.





And these kids are about to get married, my bff Matt McMattikins, and his ball 'n chain Natalie the Kid.









22 June, 2009

MAP Cycles 650b

It might be mine...we'll see - 650b with Alfine group, dyno hub and other goodies...




06 June, 2009

Rack Attack hosts a Party, and cruiser races afterward

Rack Attack hosted a little shindig the other night, cheap booze, music, pizza and donuts. All in all a good combination. Hopefully next year we'll have an even better turnout. After we put the shop back together we went downstairs for some late night cruiser-bike racing action.

26 January, 2009

low fi pdx

More with my hacked low-fi reusable, disposable camera.

21 January, 2009

I hadn't taken any thing apart in a while so...

You can ask my parents, I was a tinkerer as a child. I took apart any thing that I could get my hands on. At first it was toys, pens, more toys. But as I got older I got into more intricate things, I started using screw drivers, and soldering irons and took apart cars and computers. If it is something that I could open up and fix you better believe I've tried. So I hadn't taken any thing apart for fun in quite a while, so when Art and I went up snow shoeing last week I picked up a disposable camera thinking it would be an interesting project to reload with some b/w film. Well it was sadly much easier than I imagined, but the results were pretty cool, and what is amazing is that it isn't disposable, hell it takes 35mm cartridges...







18 January, 2009

I love Portland...

Yeah, I love it...especially on cold crisp sunny days when the sky is that deep bright watery blue...


15 January, 2009

Me 'n Art went shoe snowing

White River West

Art and I went for a short snow shoe trip while I played hooky from work on Tuesday. It was absolutely gorgeous up there, and I wanted to just lay down and take a nap in the snow. These are just a few random photos...









And now the black and whites...

















11 January, 2009

Snow Shoeing, Trillium Lake

I went snow shoeing with a few peeps and it was a total blast. It was one of those rare days on the mountain where it was sunny, clear skies and just amazing light. Thank you Mt. Hood for being so obliging with my photos. I have some black and whites to develop too, but I haven't gotten a chance to yet.


New Years Day and Tamales

Well, none of us had any interest in watching fools-ball on new years day, so we had a little party and made tamales. It was awesome, we ended up with some 80 tamales or so. Between the five of us we ate over twenty that day too. It was a blast, and will hopefully become a new years tradition.

I do have to say that there was one more person at the party, but she was taking the photos and so there aren't any of her here - Amanda Ball did an excellent job of snapping most of these and I'm glad we had her company. Yeah, she is pretty excellent.


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