Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010


Nov. 6th we're riding, but now we don't know what our destination may be. Slab City means party hard with an overload of testosterone and whiskey. Pioneertown means Cold War Kids at Pappy and Harriet's, more chance of good looking women, and bowling with Gene Autry's ghost. Both include sleeping in the dirt (sounds awesome), enjoyable scenic rides (both about 3hrs), and good times with our pals.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Lamb chop.

I ain't talkin' sock puppets neither!
Erin makes chops and now you can too.

Lamb Chops from Erin Crist on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010


Van Party at a buddy's surf shop.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Film Critique

So if you haven't already heard, I will generously tout Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin as the the greatest filmmaker of all time. His social perspective is amazing and his care for humanity is undeniable, and you see it in the characters he played and the storylines he created. For me "The Tramp" was more than just a lighthearted miscreant, he was humble, and he represented a figure of strength and nobility despite his shabby appearance. Chaplin's films should be a representative of what we are missing in modern cinema, and I'm not talking about Slapstick, I'm talking about content, real content.

City Lights is the single most romantic film ever made, and I will stand by that statement. The film is pure comedy genious, but before the curtain drops, Chaplin leaves you with a feeling that no filmmaker has been able to reproduce quite as brilliantly. Chaplin had an amazing ability to tug at the heartstrings of his captivated audience, and this film does just that. Without hesitation I can say that this is my favorite film ever made. And so… when that final scene plays, I'm left with heavily glazed eyes and a warm feeling in my belly. Now that's is what I call cinema!

Friday, August 20, 2010

i'm not at home
i have no instruments, no instruments
i'm using yours
i'm throwing pillows on the floor, on the floor

and when i'm home, i'm not at home
and when i'm home, i'm not at home
i'm having thoughts of driving in a storm
i was in a storm

i'm not in love
i'd like to say i never was, never was
it wasn't real, now i can say it wasn't real

and when i'm home, i'm not at home
and when i'm home, i'm not at home
i'm crossing fingers i won't run into…
run into you
This is my sentiment with the New America and it's modernistic ideals.

You have high self esteem, but your self satisfaction lacks merit. Your sense of entitlement is based on this self image, but nobody else can see it. You think you earned respect the day you were born, yet you've depleted all the credit. This life requires integrity and honor, and you haven't even begun to understand where to find it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

A cocktail means class.

Why not order something with a little class, you're getting older, more mature, it's time you order something a little more refined. My personal recommendation for the whiskey drinker, an Old Fashioned.

The Old Fashioned is one of the Six Basic Drinks as listed in David A. Embury's, The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks published in 1948.

• 12 parts whiskey
• 1 Part simple syrup
• 1-3 dashes of bitters
In an Old Fashioned Glass, add bitters to simple syrup and stir. Add about 1 ounce of whiskey and stir again. Add two cubes of cracked, but not crushed, ice and top off with the rest of the whiskey. Twist lemon peel over the top and serve garnished with the lemon peel and a maraschino cherry.

The three basic components of any cocktail can be modified to taste.

Eggs a la turncoat.

A friend of mine makes eggs.

Eggs Benedict from Erin Crist on Vimeo.

Secret Valley

It's actually not a big secret, but not everybody that camps out here knows how to find this valley. I'm looking forward to the weather cooling off so I can plan some trips out here with my friends. It's going to be awesome riding my motorbike out here too, the trails are full of curves, ruts, and soft spots, perfect for my knobby tires.

Gabe is 30???

This means going out on another school night. Tomorrow night, I'm guessing around 10pm? It's Gabe though, so who really knows. Band: Blackout Party.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thatcher Cycles

Our dear friend Thatcher is a very talented man. This guy can make you custom bicycles, parts, and even motorcycle parts. These are a couple of his custom bicycle stems. His work is clean and real pretty as you can see from the pictures, and "if you got the money, honey, he's got the time." Product pictures stolen from here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Neptune 500

I showed up right as the race was starting and rode my bicycle the length of the race. The only difference was, I didn't stop at each bar to take a shot. A lot of good costumes this year, the winner being "Weekend at Bernie's" which included a lifesized Bernie dummy, truly amazing. I only took a few photos at the Saloon afterparty, but they'll give you an idea of just how outrageous this event really is. It is very apparent that this event is in a rapidly growing phase, and it will be exciting to see what the following year brings. If you are interested in getting involved or competing you can check their facebook page here for more information.

Beat it, Kook!

I don't know how this one will ever be outdone, truly genius.
Photos from MSNBC, Transworld Surf, and Surfer Magazine.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

La Máquina

Loser Machine has a ton of new gear available, I highly suggest that you look into it.

Priscilla Gragg

She is the photographer who shot Elgin and Kiffen's wedding. Look her up, she's kind of amazing.

Perspective Unlimited

I just like seeing all three shots together. Trips like this remind us why we work hard, remind us why the people around us are so important, and remind us that it's good to be alive. We may not all see each other on a daily, weekly, even monthly basis sometimes, but there is an undeniable bond, and all the money in the world can't buy what you see here.

To my brothers: We are the underestimated, we are the skeleton to the greater machine, we are the voice singing proudly and out of tune, we are the outstretched hand lent to those who fall, we are not mighty but we are determined, we are Los Derelictos.




'72 XS650 For Sale! (SOLD)

This little bike is badass, a friend of ours is selling it after picking up a new project bike. He's got a lot of money into this thing and it is road ready, does not need anything! Asking around $2800, much less than what he's got into it. Email me if interested.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Between the Bars

Handlebars are a cheap way to completely change the look of a motorcycle. I'd like to come up with something for my bike and do some bending soon, but I'm not sure what direction to go. I dig mustache bends, but I also like the look of the sagging riser shown below as well. Those risers are actually a mtb bar that a guy is using for ideas for his bike. The mustache drawing below is just an idea I had for Upton's freshly chopped CB550. You are correct, I can't draw.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Yet another perspective.

Shots fired from Eugene's Fujiroid. I thought about doing some touch ups in PS, but I decided it was proper to leave them untouched.