A couple of things I’ve seen this week that have made me sit up an take notice, firstly this lovely original Raleigh Team Panasonic track bike. You can see more pics here on CycleExif and get the full story. I was stoked to hear its been used in messenger service in Sydney as I have fond memories of passing the riders at St Martins Place on my way to and from work, this was many years ago though I know it sparked my curiosity of track bikes. I definitely think it should remain un-restored as it will only improve with age.
This other image is such a great big pile of radness that if I have to explain why you’re probably never going to understand. Via 8negro
Wow look at this new Saturdays store in Kobe, looks incredible doesn’t it? I’m so glad to see how well their original aesthetic is holding up, it still looks brilliant especially in this new store. More pics here
When I first discovered their original NYC store some three or four years ago it really blew me away (original post). Since then they’ve curated a bunch of really interesting events and exhibitions. Supported and stocked a host of independent brands and surfboard board shapers. Established a full range of ‘surf apparel’ that doesn’t make you look like a dick. And generally had their original concept ripped off by countless other less imaginative surf shops/brands.
Now I know Saturdays weren’t the first people to sell surfboards, coffee and vibes but they’ve certainly capitalised on the groundswell (sic) of interest, I’ve even seen their range is now stocked by Selfridges in London. Some cynics will think that sucks but I think its a great achievement for a start-up brand and just means its much more convenient to get my hands on their threads.
So how about that bottom turn to body surf move at 1.16? Whatever you have to say about Alex Knost atleast he’s never boring. I think he mostly pretty rad.
I don’t know whats more captivating the subject matter of these youths train-hopping across America or the pictures of them actually doing it. Either way thank god Mike Brodie was around to document this truly amazing, modern day Huckleberry Finn shit. Via
I hate things when things break but theres genuine satisfaction in fixing something too. If you make zip ties, gaffer tape and superglue your friend, theres not much that can’t be fixed with these. This reads a bit haughty but is fundamentally its a good philosophy to live by.
This picture from the satoriaist has me in conflict, first tsked at the hipster tote and ankle rolls, but then backed up and considered the nonchalant lean and proper double kick board rather than a stupid londboard, then got happy again. I think I’m okay with it now?
Its Friday evening and I’m ready for a drink, considering its so bloody cold outside I reckon a Boston Whiskey Sour is in order. Really warming and cosy, an Amaretto Sour is just as good if you’re not a whiskey type but just don’t forget the egg white, its the egg white that changes a regular Whisky Sour into a Boston Sour and turns it from good to awesome. I found this more elaborate recipe HERE thats perfect for Christmas… next year, but the video below is a pretty good standard version.
This picture captures the rush of hill bombing perfectly, I love seeing the groms in Brighton casually hurtling down some serious inclines, I swear I even saw one texting once. Also remember you don’t need a wrongboard, err I mean longboard to go fast down a hill, a regular double kick is just fine. I don’t know the original source of this pic but I found it via here which is as good a place as any to waste some time.
Whilst browsing the Saturdays Surf site earlier, I was struck by this beautiful serif font. Farrkin ‘ell it looks lurvley in mid grey on white, them boys on Crosby street always looking good. SaturdaysNYC
Pic and title match perfectly, I love that feeling, unfortunately not a lot of it around at the moment. From the always excellent Ten Piggies Over