snaps de la weekend

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I had a b-day over the weekend, and went on a bit of an instagram tear. And although I brought my real camera with me, I didn’t use it even once. As much as I hate posting crappy iPhone photos on here, I’m doing it anyway.

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Buffalo

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I found out sort of last minute that I wasn’t going to have to work on Columbus Day. I didn’t have enough miles to go anywhere fancy, but wanted to get out of the city. I ended up booking a quick trip to Buffalo NY. I have friends up there, and I had never been. It ended up being a really fun time. Here are a few snaps.

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I find this hilarious

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I was on Vimeo yesterday and was surprised to see Kirsten Dunst’s face in one of the staff pick vids that was featured on the homepage. Apparently she teamed up with Matthew Frost to make this short commentary on the current state of things. It is so spot on, that it is slightly painful.

ASPIRATIONAL from Matthew Frost on Vimeo.

Something bad happened

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Last Sunday I was out for an evening ride to Bear Mountain, and it didn’t go as planned. I took a low speed low-side spill near Tarrytown. I was apexing a slow left hand twisty and the front end just let go. I’m guessing it was gravel, or something in the road. The bike and I slid into the guard rail. As much as it sucks, I still feel lucky to have walked away with only minor injuries.

The Ducati, however, is apparently done. These are some snaps from Saturday, when I went to the tow yard to retrieve my license plate and EZ-pass from the bike. It actually doesn’t look like it is in that bad of shape considering that it hit the guard rail and bounced back into the road. Anyway, I loved this bike. It has brought me a lot of joy, and I was very sad to see her in this condition. I’m hoping that she will go on to be someone’s superstar track bike.

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The puncture wound in my quad. So much for marathon training. :/

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While driving to the tow yard to retrieve my plate, I stopped at the spot where I crashed to gather my clutch handle from the roadside. I had seen it laying in the gravel as I was being loaded into the ambulance. I picked up this, along with some pieces of my helmet and my shifter. Keepsakes from an event that could have been much worse, I suppose.

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A moment of silence for Preta.

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