11.30.2009

Reiterating STompaz Safety theory

Travis' FLIP BIKE double flip!

sweriously, that looks safe

11.29.2009

jvt is actually white

turkeytractoring

video
On and around the turkeyholiday we took out my dad's tractor in Hotchkiss and drove it around. He was doing his part in Vermont by having a bonfire for his 60th bday. hooray BURNiT!

aaalright 'twas a pleasure

11.23.2009

VinceLand

I've been all stoked on the writing of Vince and upon reading back a couple years of his excellent posts, i discover that he grew up in VT where I did, snowboarding on the same hill, DaaaaNg


from vinceland.com

-- " Thank you for putting questions in my head: “Do I NEED a truck?”, “Couldn’t you LIVE without a big truck?”, “It’s SO big.”, “Why do you need a truck that BIG?”.

Reality: I am a big man who admires big trucks. I don’t even care what color they are.

If it’s big and strong, I’d drive a pink one and still kick your ass in it.

Life on TruckAs a big man who will always like big trucks, and one who has the means to own one, I may just buy one soon, and drive it happily.

Just letting you know, so you can prepare to keep your comments inside, bottled up.

And keep your horribly lame, hybrid wimp-mobile in the slow lane, for as long as it makes you feel better about yourself.




Vince is GREat!

randomsiteFRIendyyy

Stop denying yourself some serious, completely harmless, socially networked fun.

TURN IT UP!!! AND RIP THE KNOB OFF!


i think i may have just blown one of the studio speakers, good way to start off stomparadiotride

STOMPARILLLAradio

Tonight like everyother monday night there will be stompaz on the air.. but now its double your pleasure time, StomPA TRIDE overlapping slightly in a new slot, 9:30-12 every otra monday starting tonight on koto.org plan on playing lots a briteyes for brad so he gets pumped for his 11-1 kdnk.org slot of course kdnk,org may or may not be streamin worldwide much these dayz, koto is tho. . schweet

in da ocean

MAN, Ween OceanMan live in Albany '06

Maui


Well SCooba SteveZ is finding new and fun stuff to do with the fam in maui, which i just happened to catch on the LIVE webcam, seems like the amphibious stompn is really comin along out there on the 50ish state.. as someone in our fabled military industrial complex once said, kill 'em all, let GOD sort 'em out.. stmp

11.20.2009

YeeeHA

South Carolina shoppers will get a second chance to buy tax-free guns. The state Revenue Department sent out a reminder Wednesday of the upcoming "Second Amendment Weekend." The 48-hour tax break begins just after midnight the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Shoppers will pay no state or local sales taxes on handguns, rifles and shotguns, which can tally 9 percent. Taxes still apply to ammunition and accessories.


the nation

Tastes like homo?



Found these couple of pics online, pretty classic. Rollerblades r sweet!! niRad

11.19.2009

All You Haters Suck My Balls











Just in case you missed the memo from NY.

11.18.2009

Telluride Hockey Time

Yup, Telluride Hickey is sweet, makes my ankle feel funny

YA SURE U BETCHA


YA, WELL IT DUZ SEEM TO BE SUM BUNNY'S DAY OF ESCAPE FROM ZE BIRTH CANAL

ANYBUDDY EVER SEEN DIZ BUNNY? HE SKIDZ, YA YA SURE HE DUZ.

11.16.2009

whiterim.

yupyup

Did we ever!!

Just got the pix up here

HOw glorious!! STompn at it's finest with some fine STompaZ! Nirad and Getty failed to rally any more roaring fork stomprz, as did Skotty2hotty and myself, but of course 4 turned out to be the perfect number.. 4:20 am saw us awake but in the proud tradition of preperation and timing coming together, we didn't pedal out till 5:30.. and it wasn't until 5:30pm that we encountered our first rain. Prior to that was nothing but beautiful White Rim goodness, tacky dirt, shreddy shredness, and so on and so forth. The last 10 miles or so did see us paying our dues with an epic mud-bog double track that threatened to swallow our bikes whole, but instead just stopped all moving parts, like wheels. Luckily we all know a bike mechanic for that lovely post mud fest overhaul, (aim the pressure washer into the bearings)
And we managed to get up and out of mineral bottom the next morning, but not before doing the right thing for the PBR's awaiting us, (stompn 'em in succesion) eating burgers with salad dressing and passing the f out! NOt quite 100 mi but the White Rim in a day no less, and plenty happy happy all around..

Skotty didn't like bikes or anything at the end of the final mud slog, but he just called and said he's in search of a permit for a three day STompR Tour with lots of frisbee golf for sometime in the vicinity of 4.20.2010. . .sickter. . . thanks guys for showing the way, just gotta believe!!

photoZ

11.15.2009

White rim!?@%^^*

Check it out!! We snuck this one in, barely!!
Go to http://thegearexchange.blogspot.com for more fun.
Sorry tried to insert link and it failed, unlike us on the Whitest of rims yesterday!! We did not fail, we stomped!!!!!!!!!!!!! niRAD

11.13.2009

In case you just HAPPEN to be in Tempe 2nite...


I found religion. it's a 29er

This just in from Jamey Evans, AKA Sid. (Vicious)  He is a federale, and one of our front line front rangerz:
I saw the water turn to wine right below my hands and feet.  The conversion of this pilgrim was very quick.  One ride is worth a thousand words, and two rides (on two different full suspension 29ers) is worth two-thousand...uh....dollars actually.  Which is roughly what I dropped this week on the 29er that will carry my smiling arse the next ten+ years.  I have joined the Chris, Novy and Brian 29er bandwagon by getting a Salsa Big Mama.  Thank you gentlemen for showing me the way.  My long autumn of test riding bikes came to a lovely end with this new, wonderful toy.  I've attached a picture of the new baby. Novy--you'll really love this part.  I just happened to be wearing the Greenline Architects jersey while test riding and the guy at the shop asked where I got it.  "I got an architect buddy in Carbondale" I said. "Steve Novy?" he asked!  Yep, this small world had Adam Williams helping me look at the end-of-season deals at the Golden Bike Shop!  Quite a hoot.  Adam knows his stuff and is a great guy despite the fact he knows you well.  Was nice to be able to buy a bike from him--from his good advice all the way to the "friends of Steve Novy discount" I said I should receive at the end (which I did).
Glad to be about the good ship 29er, captain.  Peace.  And big wheels.


11.12.2009

COLD TYPE

Hot Dogg, more stuff to read at http://www.coldtype.net/Section2.html

RAIL

Oh yeah there was a MEATSTORM


it wuz sweeet. . thanks to Ricks Dads' shirts' for makin sure that JVT showed up outta the purple and Roger cookedGOOD. . and Michael , , and then the Ladiez who made things soo niicee. . mmm MEAT STORM

Boulders on Broadway


Chris Reichel is the man. Not as in copz, but as in bein' a stomperrrr. This bici- friendly establishment around the corner from his HQ has the bike parking inside!
Check out his post on DC.


Sz

11.11.2009

cracked


http://pruned.blogspot.com/ really is swell.. this photo from a bit about the changing climates associated with rising sea levels..

and go those who enjoyed the screening of Craig Kellys' "the Smooth Groove" the other night should go check out the 'throwback thursday' clip on the burton site of Craig and co. riding roofs in canda. super sweet..

Fee nix




Just heard a very inspiring speech by Al Gore... You know, the guy who used to be our next president! He didn't come out and say straight up that stompin Is the answer. But we all know that it is.

Speakin-o-stompin, Headed over to DrunkcyclisChris' place momentarily for some international diplomatic talks and bici ridin. Roller derby pub crawl on Fridee.

Sz

BUnnYHAwK


Justin the friendly BunnYHawkarilla got a sweet new ride, be a lot sweeter with some tuneage

This is WHATHAppenS


When it rains, you have to sleep on concrete and nothing dries out. BUt someone might bring you some mcdonalds for breakfast, as happened to be the case when i slept on this particular concrete pad in... indiana? illinois? somewhere it rainZ!!

11.10.2009

Don't you have a nice coat?


Not to be too much of a pain, but I heard that most cyclists have some sort of fancy jacket that they covet as an ultimate rain deterrent device. Now, that doesn't mean it will keep you safe from swimming, but certainly a little shower shouldn't hurt... I mean, how muddy can sand get? Anyways, for the somewhat brave at heart, scattered showers should not deter your quest for pain and suffering amongst the canyons of your dreams. And, Sunday? That's the lords day of rest for god's sakes....... But seriously - does it even rain in the desert?

Of course it does, and if so - maybe I could get lucky enough to show you my famous flying boulder tackle knee attack face plant move. It would at least be fun for the rest of you to watch them put in the stitches. Or get a sweet photo of purple blood filled lips. Just a thought.

:)

11.05.2009

Blast from the Past

So this guy obviously caught me in St Louis but then he found me on FB the other day, man i had forgot just how amusing seeing yourself was..

KETC | Living St. Louis | Cross-Country Cyclist

NoMoP-p-pOLO

The Stomparillaz 2009 BiciPolo season will go down in history as the strongest showing of a new team in an old sport, ever.
Y'all did great, and next year's gonna be even better.
I got some ideas for improved mallet designs, and some new moves...  I'd love to get together for a snow polo match some time soon, once we've got a consistent layer of the stuff.

I'm calling it good for this season. Thanks everbuddie!

On Tuesday nights, I'll be skinning up Sunlight, so plan to join in. ( we usually meet at 7:00 at the parking lot)
Long live the Stompaz,

We WILL stomp, and we will not not be confused.  Hugz,  Sz


11.03.2009

MEAT Storm


Meat and EAT some local and organic MEAT at Bradz Saturday Eve-- 4:20-ish bring whatev you got that fits the bill, local, dead, tasty, or beer

11.02.2009

a

"In a nameless mountain town, faced with the monotony of a prescribed American Life, a group of young rollers from a Creative Cycling Collective. Their organization, known as the StomparillaZ Brigade, blends a ridiculous zest for life with a passion for human powered transport. In a world faced with dreary personality and environmental collapse, their idea spreads. Stompa chapters are formed from Denver to Dublin to Dubai. But Internal strife threatens the solidarity of the group, when one strand takes the lawless route while the other takes the peaceful. But then, another more powerful force, the mothafuckinCOPS____, threatens to crush the world-changing movement all together. The Stompas must unite or be destroyed. Even then, they may not be strong enough to overcome, they certainly don't have a loud enough army of boombikes yet. Needless to say their desire to do more with less is at odds with all that surrounds them and there appears to be no limit to how much their country would like to consume. In the unlikely event that things work out that Stompaz will still be easily amused and continue to look forward to goofing off on bikes and not going into the bar, playing music loud enough that someone is annoyed, and generally causing no trouble. As for those lawless Stompaz, eventually their engines will run out of gas and they'll realize that more moving parts don't equal more fun and they'll get back on the bike anyway, so why fight it?

ny


Back in Co after some real nice timez on the right coast, specifically in and around the greater BRKLYN land area.. got to see Palz, ride bikes, and stuff.. pictures never do much justice, least not off da phone.. aanywho here's some anyhow.. peas

11.01.2009

Trashy Fiction --Stompalicious


OK. In a recent conversation at the Bonedale Bicycle collective, thoughts turned to the Martial Stompa Arts. It was considered and celebrated that this organization has excelleled in the 2d visual, paint and photographic, printmaking, stenciling, metallurgic, architectural, psychological, recently clay, musical and overall woodie arts. Not to mention a great progression in the overall art of the bicycle. But in the pursuance of global rolling artistic domination, there is always the need to venture into other artforms.

Stompas as of yet are void in the areas of Stompaculinary, Stompachoreographic, and Stompafilm, among others. Standing out to me, the English Professor, is the delinquency of Stompaliterature. While the Stompas have developed a rather original grammatical form, aka StOmPaSpeeek-- this has not yet developed into a fullblown literary artform. In other words, we Gots a MEGAphone--but we aint Gots nO PoEmS!

So, as an insufficiant remedy to this situation, I've decided to write some trashy Stompa fiction as part of http://www.nanowrimo.org/. But I need help. I have a general plot-- but not enough conflict. In otherwords, the Stompas in my story need an evil nemesis. Ideas? Fill in the blank...

"In a nameless mountain town, faced with the monotony of a prescribed American Life, a group of young rollers from a Creative Cycling Collective. Their organization, known as the Stomparilla Brigade, blends a ridiculous zest for life with a passin for human powered transport. In a world faced with dreary personality and environmental collapse, their idea spreads. Stompa chapters are formed from Denver to Dublin to Dubai. But Internal strife threatens the solidarity of the group, when one strnad takes the lawless route while the other takes the peaceful. But then, another more powerful force, the __________, threatens to crush the world-changing movement all together. The Stompas must unite or be destroyed. Even then, they may not be strong enough to overcome the _________."