Thursday, February 25, 2010

a streamlined variation on the sting ray

these photos were taken not more than 50 feet from where i saw the classic schwinn stingray with monkey bars last week, right near my office. this bike shares the same color, but notice the double crossbar that wraps down into the rear end, an effect that streamlines the chopper. the tubes going into the bottom bracket were also tweaked. amazing. i suppose the two owners work together on the construction site and practice doing skids together in their free time...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


i would just like to give a proper shout out to spinalsurfer, whose writing is inspired and fun. his blog, which was already hugely entertaining, is now even better since he returned to cornwall. he is probably the most maniacally passionate surfer i know. keep it up mate!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surfing News - South African Harvest

Surfing News - South African Harvest

there is so much tension and adrenaline in this photo, not to mention beauty, that
i'm speechless...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

there goes my childhood...

lima is full of schwinn bikes that have survived the times, and the rust of the coast, but there is only one model present: the sting ray. most of them have monkey bars and have been repainted several times and are being used by old men and women who pedal them around making deliveries. i imagine that only the sting ray was imported and more 'adult' bikes, like the varsity or suburban, weren't. my neighbor had a blue metallic sting ray with straight bars and a knobby rear tire when i was a kid. kind of sting ray gone triumph rambler. his was the stripped down version, while another kid at my school had a cadillac model with five speeds and the big gear shift on the main crossbar. how wild.

Monday, February 1, 2010


i rode my new pod over the weekend (see pix below). it's the fastest board i've ever set foot on. and the quad setup turns like a dream. you can turn with tons of confidence, no fear, just push and voila you have already switched direction lickety split. the board is similar to a speeddialer, but without the double wing tail and (i think) a bit less rocker. i probably could have had the board made as a 5'10, but it's nearly perfect for me as it is, and it's really, really nice.