1.24.2014

cold day...


Cheryl Teiggs
more attainable than Farrah
more like your best friend's hot mom

real men posing like underwear models
makes me feel a little better about myself
like woman are the only ones who feel bad about their bodies


he-gassen


our understanding of transportation is changing in this country.... but not fast enough... there must be a way to get the message to the kids who live in car dependent families


I am going to listen to this again...

Buck
Buck is a Gifted Individual
Simple, Clear, and to the Point
in this clip on YOUTUBE Buck is talking about horses
but what Buck says about horses can be applied to parenting, owning a dog, or just interacting with people

I am going listen to this again as I fold some laundry before getting my young son from school on this half day

Buck

From the VP of MORE...

24 January, 2014By crashmore0 Comments
Introducing The Four Pillars Of MORE
Written By: Jason R. Ashmore
MORE Vice President
          Like many in our community, I have found myself thinking about Scud a lot lately. His death left a hole in many hearts, but his life was full of inspiration.  As someone serving in a leadership role on the MORE board I find myself reflecting a great deal on the work Scud did for our community over the years. His influence is resulting in many of us seeking ways to turn this inspiration into positive action and to ultimately embrace the lifestyle Scud exemplified.
            The MORE board, in partnership with IMBA, recently traveled to Sedona for a developmental retreat. The idea was to come together as a team with our peers and partners to become better leaders and stewards for MORE. I approached this trip with a great deal of hope and determination, but most importantly, with the goal of following Scud’s example by serving our local riding community. While it sounds like a cliché I do often ask myself “what would Scud do?.”, and by my estimate one could do far worse for a role model than Scud.
            As I prepared for the retreat, one of the things I focused on early was to point out to all in attendance that this would be a weekend of hard work, not a vacation. While there certainly would be time for mountain biking and fellowship, work would come first and foremost. I drove that point home to my traveling companions Martin and Ernie when I refused to let them disperse to aisle and window seats of their choosing. Instead I pulled them to the back of that crowded Southwest flight placing a reluctant Martin and his MacBook right in that middle seat, and we got to work.
            Initially we set out to work on some basic artwork for an upcoming Scud related project we had been discussing. Ideas and Scud adventure stories flowed between us, and pixels slowly transformed into a shared vision. As we got deeper into exploring what Scud meant to each of us and in particular, to MORE; this project took on a life of it’s own. These ideas continued to flow together becoming icons of the ideals that embodied our friend, and by extension created a vision of the inspiration we’ve been feeling. Below is the end result of several hours of some of the best collaborative work I’ve ever been a part of.
            Some of the original inspiration came from the IMBA icons design you often see. Speak, Build, Respect and Ride. While the IMBA icons fit Scud pretty well; they just didn’t hit the mark. After some time we came up with these words and icons to represent his life of service and spirit. RideBuildServeand Mentor. These words and symbols represent what we are now referring to among the board as the four pillars of MORE. Each of these covers a core ideal of the club. These ideals remain as true and relevant today as they did when the club was founded back in 1992.As we chose these words and symbols we also paid a great deal of attention to how they were arranged in the design. Notice how Ride flows into Build to Serve and finally to Mentor. We think this represents the natural journey many of us take within the community. When you think about how people find MORE, it almost always starts with a love of riding our bikes.  It’s always first and foremost among our motivations and it always comes back to the ride at the end of the journey.
            As we begin to ride, most of us soon come to love the trails and the community and we naturally transition into building.. It’s important to keep in mind that building here doesn’t’t only mean trails. Building also means building communities and relationships and as everyone knows, Scud excelled at building both! 
From Build we move on to Serve, which many people have found to be among the most powerful messages here. What does Serve mean and who are we to Serve? These are very personal questions, with answers unique to each individual.  In a generic sense we begin serving the local riding community, by leading rides, volunteering at events, advocating for more trails and even serving MORE in a leadership role.
Finally, out of service is born the desire to Mentor.  The concept of becoming a Mentor is the idea that resonated most with me as I worked on this message. One of the areas I foremost wanted to capture was the iconic symbolism of Scud in his Superman costume sharing his passion for riding with kids. I still get teary eyed every time I see those photos and at no other time do I feel a greater sense of loss than when I realize my kids won’t get to ride with Superman. Scud was a mentor to not only our local kids, but he also mentored so many of us in the mountain bike community. If you begin speaking to the prominent volunteers in our club you will find nearly all of them were recruited and or touched by Scud in some profound way.
I believe mentoring our kids, getting them on bikes, helping inspire and grow new volunteers, sharing this passion for trails and bikes; all while building up those around us sums up so much of what made Scud special to us.
            As I sat staring at these newly created pillars, I began to get a sense something was missing. These were all great examples of how Scud did things and conducted his life but what ties it all together? As I thought on it more the answer came into focus. Above all things; our friend Scud LIVED. Scud had an unmatched passion and exuberance of spirit, which ties back to these pillars and makes us love our sport of mountain biking.
            I’d like to challenge you to take some time and reflect on these ideals as shown in this artwork. Think about what each means and how they flow together and can be used to define us as a club and as individuals. The 2014 board has adopted this work as the symbol for all we hope to achieve in the coming years. With spring around the corner, let’s all Ride MOREBuild MOREServe MOREMentor MORE and most of all LIVE MOREin our own unique ways.
In closing I challenge you to ask yourself; do you RideBuildServe and Mentor to LIVE or do you LIVEbecause you do these things?

this is sort of Jack Handy....


... if cycling is such good exercise... why are there overweight bicycle messengers and bicycle commuters?



Sadie Hawkins Alley Cat?!?!?!?


Sadie Hawkins Team Alleycat

LUCAS IS AWESOME!

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I do not disagree with the results of this quiz...

   

Mac Turns 30....


I think that this young man has a problem with a authority...

Killing in the Name Of
http://www.youtube.com

I am not sure... but I think there is a time to see a Hooker instead of Doctor... this would be one of those times

Man Treated for Seven-Week-Long Erection Caused by Hard Bike Crash

http://gawker.com/

the bike crash was not the only thing that was "hard"

1.23.2014

classic tom sawyer...


Jason Painting Jeff Nelson's House
Jeff Nelson mentioned on the Gwadzilla Page
http://gwadzilla.blogspot.com/search?q=jeff+nelson

Brian Eno has had a beyond exceptional career... MUSIC PRODUCER OF EXTRAORDINARY SPAN

The Microsoft Sound[edit]

In 1994, Microsoft corporation designers Mark Malamud and Erik Gavriluk approached Brian Eno to compose music for the Windows 95 project.[29] The result was the six-second start-up music-sound of the Windows 95 operating system, The Microsoft Sound. In an interview with Joel Selvin in the San Francisco Chronicle he said:
The idea came up at the time when I was completely bereft of ideas. I'd been working on my own music for a while and was quite lost, actually. And I really appreciated someone coming along and saying, "Here's a specific problem — solve it."
The thing from the agency said, "We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, blah-blah, da-da-da, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental, emotional," this whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom it said "and it must be 31/4 seconds long."[† 1]
I thought this was so funny and an amazing thought to actually try to make a little piece of music. It's like making a tiny little jewel.
In fact, I made 84 pieces. I got completely into this world of tiny, tiny little pieces of music. I was so sensitive to microseconds at the end of this that it really broke a logjam in my own work. Then when I'd finished that and I went back to working with 

1.20.2014

this photo is from the 1960's...

yes, this photo is from the 1960's...
I walked this route home from school in the '70's

things looked closer to this than they look now
I remember that People's Drugs with the bar stool diner

this is now the site of the Bethesda Metro
now do you see how different things are today?

almost cried this is so funny...

Baby Devil Attack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUKMUZ4tlJg&app=desktop

cool wall ride

http://gifs.com/29R#.UtyAtYfIXX0.facebook

1.19.2014

lots of excitement at the Cyclocross Nationals last weekend in Boulder... I did not follow it closely but enjoyed what trickled down to me

Photo of the day:
Emma White, of Team Cyclocrossworld, hits the dirt hard during the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championship Elite Women's race at the Valmont Bike Park in Boulder, Colorado.
Photo: Jeremy Papasso/The Daily Camera

ah... the C&O Canal




The C&O Canal...
where me and my friends get\got to live our our Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn adventures

“The stretch of 185 miles of country from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland is one of the most fascinating and picturesque in the Nation.…It is a refuge, a place of retreat, a long stretch of quiet and peace…” -- Justice William O. Douglas, January 19, 1954 in his letter to Editor of the Washington Post
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not sure where this photo came from... I saw it on DrunkCyclist and thought it was amusing... but really... Lance Armstrong has taken up enough storage space in my brain for now... need to delete some mental files if I want to take any more in



some great randomness surfaces when I scan the Gwadzilla page for Lance or Armstrong
I dare ya... I bet you will be entertained

cool to see these film images surface in the digital age... Dan Treado's All My Friends are Prizefighters






Dan Treado is a talented artist... better known for his painting then his photography
Dan Treado's All My Friends Are Prizefighters
http://dantreado.com


I had seen a handful of these photos before
but never this much of the series

it is a very whose who in Mount Pleasant in the early 90's
not 1890's the 1990's


1.17.2014

relationships are simple... it is this easy

HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY 1. Feed him 2. Sleep with him 3. Leave him with peace 4. Don't check his phone (Msgs) 5. Don't bother him with his movements So whats so hard about that? HOW TO MAKE A WOMAN HAPPY It's really not too difficult but.. To make a woman happy, a man only needs to be: 1. a friend 2. a companion 3. a lover 4. a brother 5. a father 6. a master 7. a chef 8. an electrician 9. a plumber 10. a mechanic 11. a carpenter 12. a decorator 13. a stylist 14. a sexologist 15. a gynecologist 16. a psychologist 17. a pest exterminator 18. a psychiatrist 19. a healer 20. a good listener 21. an organizer 22. a good father 23. very clean 24. sympathetic 25. athletic 26. warm 27. attentive 28. gallant 29. intelligent 30. funny 31. creative 32. tender 33. strong 34. understanding 35. tolerant 36. prudent 37. ambitious 38. capable 39. courageous 40. determined 41. true 42. dependable 43. passionate WITHOUT FORGETTING TO: 44. give her compliments regularly 45. Go shopping with her 46. be honest 47. be very rich 48. not stress her out 49. not look at other girls AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO: 50. give her lots of attention 51. give her lots of time, especially time for herself 52. give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes. BUT MOST OF ALL IT IS VERY IMPORTANT 53. never forget *birthdays *anniversaries *valentine *arrangements she makes. —Share 
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