For the bike winter art show I put up some photos of my trip to Belize. Unfortunately I do not have any of them in digital form, but I wanted to post my ‘Artist Statement’.
California to Belize by Bicycle.
‘Belize was my introduction to Central America. After spending two months there in 2001 I decided that next time I’d ride the approximate 3000 miles from California to get there. Justin Cummings, a long time friend from BMX, and I were free of girlfriends and jobs in the summer of 2002 and decided to make it happen.
Deserts, rain forests, small villages, huge cities, mountains, flat sections, rain, heat; this route has it all. Fully self-contained, we were under ten dollars a day and made everyday activities, like eating and sleeping, an adventure. Quit your job and ride south.
(you can read the reports from this trip in the 2002 archive section )
When LA had Bike Summer in 2005 I organized a series of rides to vegetarian restaurants. We had a great turnout and it was super fun. Since Bike Winter is so short we limited it to one ride. Thanks to everyone who did the ENTIRE route through Griffith Park.
Razor on my hat and my own spork
Did Morgan know there was a skull on the tv?
Thanks again Lisa Auerbach for photos
Congratulations to Jack ‘Mego’ Lindquist for winning Feel My Legs. It was a tough, cold, rainy day and the competition was fierce. Thanks to all the volunteers and especially Luz and her kitchen crew that cooked up a great pancake breakfast.
First and only dry hill
Stephen Krchmer and broken chain on hill two
Jack’s technique was to go hard early and hope no one caught him
Feel My Lingerie
Thanks to Lisa Auerbach and Megan Dean for the photos
The flyer is done for the Feel My Legs, I’m a Racer event. Click on the image below to see the higher quality version where you can read the text.
I guess my life is different than 10 years ago. My high school girlfriend would probably disagree.
This is at a party in downtown LA on a borrowed bike.