Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nice full face

Paulo sent a groovy helmet almost a year ago.
It never made it here!
He kindly sent a second.
Someone in Brazil is sporting a nice Joe King Helmet with the HIPPODROME logo & now I am too!
This beauty reminds me of the helmet my dad wore when he bracket raced at the Antique Nationals.

Monday, May 23, 2011

KFN, X, Billy & I

Keith just sent me this pic.
Some time ago we went on a short ride around LA right after a fire.
The crazy bike in the foreground reminds of missed friends.
Haven't seen the guys from BC in a while and Billy is just a few years into a several years debt to society.

Friday, May 13, 2011

FRIDAY the 13th

No 13th floor in buildings.
No number 13 button to push in the elevator.
13 is an unlucky number.
Bike riders use it it represent the letter M.
Shallow t-shirt companies call it LUCKY.
On friday, May 13th 1307, Pope Clement V ordered the Knights Templar be burned at the stake.
Their power and influence in this world is still present, from the way we bank to the way we keep a secret. Even as a basic advertising design, this shape still has a allure.
As a boy I remember the racing cams that sponsored local drag strips, then the skate trucks & finally the logo Rob helped Jesse put together for his bike shop.
The cross is far more familiar to us, than the history of the crusaders of Solomon's temple.
Secret societies today still claim, albeit broken, link this fascinating order.