Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Drinking Sherry, Taking Pictures

I put in my two weeks notice at Speedway last Thursday and need to start looking for a new job. I dropped off a resume at Jetset today. We will see what happens with that.

My bosses set up a memorial for Kirk in the office:

Kirk's memorial at Speedway office

Bag of carrots at Geary and Arguello:


Richard Wegner at SFMOMA:

wegner painting at moma today

Kensington Park Hotel on Geary serves free sherry in the afternoon to guests and me:


After a few glasses, I don't know why, but I took a picture of my work phone in the grass as I sat around at the end of the day at 221 Main:


Been busy working on stuff for the Oakland Scrape:

Cutting scrape spoke cards

Got a new bike today. A Felt TK2 from Sports Basement. Going to start doing some track riding at Hellyer:

New bike

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rest In Peace Kirk Janes

Surreal end to the day. Kirk Janes, a friend and messenger with whom I used to work was killed this morning. Hit by a truck on Steiner and Fulton.


Click here for the article in SF Gate.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Justice, the sequel

Another red light ticket dismissed. Will three be a charm?


Manifest from a typical slow day at Speedway on the longboard:



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Mash Diablo

Mt. Diablo, kind of like Mt. Doom

Second Sunday in a row riding up Mt. Diablo from Berkeley. Last week I went with Blake and Shawn and it kicked my ass. This week I went with Blake and three of the guys from MASH, Garret, Andy and Jonathan, and it kicked my ass. I got some horrible leg cramps near the top. I'm just not used to riding so long and hard - the pace was quick too. Looking forward to doing more riding like this in the future. Gotta get my "good bike" together.

Thanks to the MASH Blog for posting the flier I made for the Oakland Scrape. Check it out here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Biggest Box

It was 10 kinds of hot today. Heat that could not be ignored for even a minute. I heard it was over 90 degrees (32 Celsius).

I met a driver in front of 50 Beale and took a huge box off of him. As you can see, it was big. But it wasn't terribly heavy and it only had to go to the basement of the building.


Riding down Mission near the Transbay Terminal I was about to squeeze through this truck and bus, but it got so tight I decided to take a picture instead, so it would last longer.


Exhausted. Working on a handbill for the Oakland Scrape right now, but feel like I've been snorting lines of ruffies.

Saturday I start my new part time job at Bike Nut - two days a week. The shop is sick. Nine pound bikes, kangaroo leather shoes, titanium tight.

2008 Oakland Scrape - Poster

I made this poster. First time using photoshop. Thanks for your help Lydia. Er'body come out to this race!!!!


California Cuisine

Getting to 720 California isn't killer, it takes just a touch of savagery if you want to get there with a quickness.

Looking out from 720 Cal:

cutting party

Oatmeal with cheddar, cut up hotdog, sri racha sauce and avocado.

breakfast of champz

By the way, check out my friend FastBoot's blog: http://fastboots.blogspot.com/ He quit the messenger game to travel around for a while.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

66 Pounds

Picked up three 22 lb. boxes from Macy's.


My new Bailey Works came through, holding them all.


One of my heaviest loads. Re-dic-a-less.


Saturday, May 10, 2008


What's in my bag:





Thursday, May 8, 2008

Some of the things I deliver, part IV

Man, it's been a slooooow week. It seems like things are slow for almost everybody. Maybe not Cricket. Anyway it's hard to find a place to sit at the statue these days.

Last few weeks, among other things I transported:

Prescription Drugs (from a shrinks office to a Mail Boxes Etc.)

A "beach kit" (from a magazine company - this one was going to sausalito and was handed off to a driver, I've only had to bike there once)

44 lbs. of Macy's "savings passes" (to hotel front desks)

An apostille to the (from a law firm to the sec. of state I think)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Scraaaaaper Biiikes!!!!!

I'm helping put together an alleycat with Blake and John. My friend Yoav turned this flier out today:

2008 Oakland Scrape

We've been working the race for a few months - planning the course, the party, getting sponsors, that kind of ish. It's been keeping me busy but seeing it come together feels good. Everyone who reads this blog is cordially invited. I really hope Anonymous can make it out. For more information, check out myspace.com/oaklandscrape.

Inspired by this:

Beard Update:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Down to Dogpatch

I'm riding down a highway overpass into the area of San Francisco called the "Dog Patch".

Look right, left,

I love going over these things...

Dropped off a check to a big warehouse full of wooden furniture. Looking out of their driveway:

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will skitch many things

We skitch

Skitched this almost all the way up to the top of 19th ave. last week on my way to 1801 Vicente. I held onto the basket railings. Was good times.

Good night!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Last Fling

Spring Fling pt. 3

Got second place in the last race of April's Spring Fling series Saturday. Like the last two, another really fun race. Took a spill on Cortland following Grey's back wheel too close and have some nice road rash to show for it.