Here is another one of these–
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.
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.
The puncture wound in my quad. So much for marathon training. :/
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.
A moment of silence for Preta.
Every so often, I clear out all of the photos from my phone. This set spans from sometime in September 2013 to early March 2014. The photos are loosely in chronological order (but not perfectly). Over 12k photos are shown for less than 1/10th of a second per frame. The first one of these I made is over here.
1- “Duals” by Bonobo
2- “Glittering Clouds” by Cut Copy
3- “No Rest for the Wicked–Joris Voorn Remix” by Lykke Li
My friend Jacob Grossman at UNDR RPBLC hit a milestone this month publishing issue number 30. Peep it below.
Jose Parla and JR are two of my favorite contemporary artists. I like not only their art, but their philanthropic influence. On top of all of that, they are both super nice guys. Last year they collaborated on a project in Cuba. It was documented and later exhibited at the Wolkowitz Gallery in NYC. I ended up covering the opening. You can still peep a large wheatpaste piece on the wall of the Getty Mart parking lot at 24th and 10th, that was originally placed to promote the show. I was pretty excited when I saw that Nowness released this short video documenting the project. Check it out below.
Here is the second installment of the images from my BMW adventure to Lake Placid and back from New York City. To give a little bit more context about the ride, Saturday we started off taking the Sawmill Parkway to it’s northern extreme before passing through Vermont, then jogging west parallel to the Canadian border until we arrived in Lake Placid NY. The weather for most of the day on Saturday was basically perfect until we started into the last 30 miles, climbing the canyon to Lake Placid. As we gained elevation, I could see where the cloud line was on the mountain. We ended the day riding in cold, wet and dark mountainous conditions.
When we woke up the next day, the clouds still hadn’t dispersed and there was still light precipitation. But as we wound our way through the Adironacks, the clouds gave way to more beautiful weather for the balance of the ride back to NYC. One of the highlights of the ride home was a series of twisties along the Delaware River. We ended up going back and forth through that section 5 or 6 times.