A Bicycle race Down Damen ave....
From Rosehill Cemetery park to Harrison Park.
The Damen Derby is a bicycle race that takes place on Damn ave in Chicago Il. The race starts on the North side of Chicago at Rosehill Cemetery,where Damen meets Bryn mawr and ends at Harrison park,18th street, on the south side.
Damen is a long, strait street that crosses several "5 point" intersections... as well as regular car and bus traffic along it's length. This is a friendly leisure bike ride, wink wink, with all rules of the road adhered to.
This is NOT an undergound, illegal bike race that has limited exposure beyond the targeted participants. There is no cheering section, no audience, and no trophies.
We collect beer money at the beginning of the ride and the first to finish can go buy the beer and pocket half the cash.
Skippy in his hey day on the many bridges tour
"Typhoid Skippy" is a "Huffy" brand mountain bike owned and operated by the infamous B.K. Elmore.
Skippy traveled many miles past anyone's expectations and far beyond the manufactures dreams.
In 2011 Skippy was wrongfully excluded from the record books because it was heavily modified by it's owner ,B.K.. A midst the controversy,Skippy still sets the standards by which all other Huffys are measured.
(above)Skippy being loaded into a container headed to Panama.
When I walked onto the loading dock, I was taken aback by the sight of the once proud machine. I was in denial at first, wanting to be the hero that saved Skippy from certain doom. But then i saw that he had been stripped of his front and rear racks...horns and lights. He was indeed meant for this journey, this gift to an under served nation. One last act of heroism by a hero that saved more that one life at the price of it's own. Skippy has been shipped in a container with 500 other bikes bound for Panama. These bikes are part of an ongoing mission of WorkingBikes
of Chicago that ships over 6000 used bikes per year to under served countries around the globe.
Good-Bye Sweet Prince...you will be missed.
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BIG BIKE MOTHA CRACKERS!!!
The night before "Tour De Fat" Chicago, we ripped off the old tubes on the "princess deck" of the Big Bike , and re-wove the cut inner tubes into a new Hammock like area on the back end of the Bike. Leaving loose ends hang over the edge provides a way to attach the riders back packs and other belongings.
Big shout out to Crystalicious, the Guardian of the Big Bike. She is a gracious host and Captain of this wonderful contraption. I am honored to have been part of the Big Bike for it's first ride of the 2012 season.
1949 Schwinn Comic Book
This is a comic book produced by the Schwinn bicycle company back in 1949..enjoy Kiddos
You Had To Be There...
no really, these are inside jokes
Here is a slide show for ya
Babies in a Blender...
This seriously creeps me out
I just can't get this out of my mind...deviled Eggs that look like chicks breaking out of their egg shells. When I think of what an egg actually is,a baby chicken embryo, it just doesn't seem right. Can you imagine doing this to a human? Blend a human baby, and shape the mush of the fetus into the shape of a baby coming out of a vagina? Holy shit this is sick!
I still eat eggs and will probably eat the fuck outta some Rachel Ray deviled eggs...
But I hope I don't do it when I'm stoned.
Once I was eating a whole bunch of those Boston Baked beans(candy covered peanuts). I was so high I forgot I was eating them and thought they were bugs in my mouth. I spit them all over the inside of my Honda and into the face of my best friend.
It was fucking funny as hell.
But anyway, this deviled egg thing...just creeps me out for some reason.
I was a "Bike Marshal" for the Event known as CHIDITAROD."What is Chiditarod?", you ask.From the website, it describes it as..."The Chiditarod is Chicago's very own most important shopping cart race in the universe. The Iditarod is the famous long-distance race in which yelping dogs tow a sled across Alaska. Chiditarod is pretty much the same thing, except that instead of dogs, it's people; instead of sleds, it's shopping carts; and instead of Alaska, it's Chicago. Chiditarod is a one-of-a-kind event dedicated to self-expression, reclaiming our city for freaks of all varieties, food-drive for our city's disadvantaged, and creating copious amounts of epic.
I took some video footage before the event as I was too busy during the race. I managed to produce a video out of the stuff I recorded, I think it turned out alright...
Check it out and follow the link to the Chiditarod website with all the EPIC it has to offer.http://www.chiditarod.org/My Photos of the morning of
My little... Chiditarod video
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