Friday, December 31, 2010

I'm Still Here

I went to school for art. Making and viewing art is what used to inspire me, but I lost it somewhere along the way. Now I stumble around trying to put words together. It's the same but different. Videos like the one above still give me inspiration, though they lack the necessary impetus to make me move forward to create. I don't know what that necessary impetus will look like. Maybe like fire, or like big black boots being swung toward my ass, or a gun pointed at my head, or, more effectively, at someone else's head.

Big Bikes will be back Monday. Battered and broken, but back. I still have stories to tell that might never find a home otherwise.

Missed you guys.

- t

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Have You Seen Me?

All the action is on the Pedro's blog right now. There are links over there to all the video and whatnot I've been working on for the past few days. There's a lot more to come too. If you want to know where I'm at and what I'm doing at any given time you can follow me on the Twitters.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

OK Fine, Reality Didn't LITERALLY Bite My Ear Off And Spit It In My Face

Uh, ya...about Wednesday's post. Sorry for making things sound so dramatic, because they're really not. Life is actually pretty good. Going, as they say, forward, I will be doing a lot more work over on the Bikerumor and a significant amount of work on Pedro's new blog. (We will have to do something about that godawful background). In fact, I will be leaving Monday, this Monday, for Bend, Oregon to work for Pedro's at Cross Nationals. I will be getting in a van with David Wilcox and Chandler Delinks, winner of the Pedro's GET IN THE VAN! contest.

All this will likely make the Big Bikes suffer for content, but who knows, I guess we'll see what happens.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Reality Bites (My Ear Off And Then Proceeds to Spit It In My Face)

Broadway Bombing 2010 from crihs on Vimeo.

Reality came knocking on my door this morning, and before I could answer, reality kicked the door down and proceeded to beat me in the face with a shovel for twenty minutes. Which is my way of saying that things might get a little quiet around here for a while.

Although you might find things a little noisier on Bike Rumor soon.

The above video? It has "I will Refuse" by Pailhead as the soundtrack, a win in my book. Reading the comments below it over on Vimeo isn't too not-funny either —

"So boring to ride on road bike with the brakes through the city. Where is your fixed gears bikes with no brakes?"

One gear on his bike and one year of English in high school.