Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

浜はない何でもよい人々でありではない。

42BELOW VODKA / BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL = 42RIDE





So as you may well know, our good friend and bicycle mechanic extraordinaire, Jonathan Scarboro (sorry if I misspelled that) was chosen as one of 42 riders to participate in the "42RIDE" - a tour across north america - from NY to LA. This ride benefits the Alliance for Biking and Walking (appropriately, a contribution of $'¥?'42,000). On top of this the riders are compensated (very well, might I add).

Strangely enough, a guy I met when I was up in Greensboro, NC (chris) was also chosen, and will be on the Northern Route with Jonathan. They both are keeping blogs of the journey (see below) - ought to make for a good read.

Jonathan's Blog
Chris' Blog

Wish them luck!
-fromdeland

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Off the Horn

Friday, June 12, 2009

really?

http://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/1216612411.html

Tuesday, June 9, 2009



YEN SYMBOL

¥B© // Ø®LÅNDÖ

Saturday, June 6, 2009

長い無し

運転は選択ではない



So I Elise and I went to St. Pete yesterday to ride bikes/hang out/aquarium it a little and I ran into some RRBC kids there who were really nice - I randomly thought that It'd be cool if we went to one of their critical masses, they're also on the last friday ov the month (like most cm rides), and according to google maps - the non-highway (bicycle route) is about 125 miles. So why not ride it? We could possibly have someone drive some tallbikes and such out too if they weren't up for the ride, too. I'd like to hereby propose that yabai bc make a "pilgrimage" to st pete to hang out and ride cm with risk and reward bc - and I propose July 31st to do it - maybe leave the 28th or something and try to knock out the ride in two days and chill one more before the ride. Then we'd be riding back - if everyone's in lets mark the calendars and get off work...
ryan!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Indigenous Anti-Infastructure Protesters Murdered

URGENT CALL TO ACTION:



THE BACKGROUND

Early this morning (June 5th), Peruvian police launched a violent attack on
a nonviolent road blockade held by Amazonian indigenous protesters opposing
10 laws that would open up their territory to increased mineral, oil, gas
and timber exploitation. Police opened fire with live ammunition, killing
at least 28 people.

FMI:
http://www.rootforce.org/2009/06/05/peruvian-police-murder-indigenous-prote
sters-take-action/

WHY TAKE ACTION

The first reason to take action, of course, is simply out of solidarity
with our fellow warriors in the struggle for a just and sustainable world.
But why are we sending out this action alert as Root Force?

For nearly two months, thousands indigenous protesters have nearly
paralyzed Peru's Amazon region with blockades of critical transportation
and mining infrastructure. They have sparked a national discourse over the
limits to development and who owns nature, and have made it clear that they
will not surrender any of their ancestral homelands.

At the heart of the issue are 10 laws passed by presidential decree that
would greatly facilitate industrial exploitation of the Amazon. THIS IS
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, intended to supply new raw materials for the
global market. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WEAK POINTS OF THE SYSTEM that we are
always talking about.

The indigenous warriors fighting for their lives have pushed this issue
into the global eye, and the Peruvian government has placed itself in a
position of weakness by murdering unarmed protesters. Even before the
recent killings, a congressional panel had already declared 2 of the laws
unconstitutional, and only through procedural tricks has the president's
party been able to stall debate on repealing one of those laws.

This is one of those rare cases where SUSTAINED INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE
COULD TIP THE SCALES. If these laws are repealed, it will be a major
setback for infrastructure expansion plans in a truly critical region of
the hemisphere.

HOW TO TAKE ACTION

You can email critical people in the Peruvian government through this link,
provided by Amazon Watch:

http://amazonwatch.org/peru-action-alert.php

You can also organize protests at Peruvian embassies or consulates, or take
other actions that you think stand a good chance of making it back to the
decision makers in Lima.

Make sure to express your outrage at the government's strong arm tactics --
even before the murders, the government had suspended civil liberties in 5
provinces and was calling indigenous people "terrorists" -- and demand the
repeal of the Free Trade laws and any law further opening the Amazon to
mineral, oil, gas, timber, hydroelectric or agricultural exploitation.

In Solidarity,
Root Force

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ABTAB!!

from IBOT":

"hi im jonathan and i ride a large black peageot conversion. it has weinmann dp 18s with blue tire in the front and a pink and black halo on the back. brown leather origin 8 seat, and reall tall bmx risers painted dark blue, clear oury grips, and a mongoose bmx stem. the bike was stolen from a party on weber st monday june 1st. the bike was built up for me being a tall dude and is hard for other people to ride.

please help.

jonathan 407 782 3470"

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

よだれ

Build Day

TODAY

Can't wait to see the new shite coming out of the Hella Haphy Garage