Friday, July 22, 2011
When I was a kid in France, and I knew nothing of cycling except that it seemed to happen once a year and was a really big deal, Raymond Poulidor was the only guy that I remember. Even though he wasn't even racing in my lifetime the people had loved him enough that everytime you saw someone on a bike you would stick your head out the window and affectionately call out: "Allez poupou, allez poupou, allez poupou!". Never wearing the mayo jaune and always coming in second and third he was such a good guy that everybody loved him... this clip is kinda rad.
Also if you're into that sort of thing there's this amazing documentary on Jacques Anquetil and how he does the Macon-Avigno and Bordeaux - Paris back to back. Crazy. Love it...
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Forrest at the top of Packer Saddle where those of us not racing handed out water bottles, camel backs and the such. Forrest was particularly stoked that day as that is indeed his brand spanking new Retrotec he is riding. Just assembled a mere couple of days before the race...
So I took his advice and took myself home to try some stuff out. I remembered getting some hand tanned buck skin from my friends Tammy and Steven a few years back and set out to find it. Tammy and Stephen are the ultimate recyclers/let nothing go to waste people. They find fresh road kill and dissguarded hunting trophies and use every last bit of the animal. This may sound gruesome to some but many beautiful things come out of this process, ie: the leather from this wallet, and nothing goes to waste. As would be expected they also utilize all local herbs and flowers for various foods, medicines and the like.
Anyway the last two pictures are how the wallet turned out....
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Happy fourth of debauchery to all! This is the last installment from Crizzle and maybe my favorite although that's a tough call. This was painted from a picture Crizzle took of his uncle Richard two years ago on the 4th july in Wauconda Illinois.
Richard is a dentist on an indian reservation over in Chinle Arizona. An interesting character for sure...