Cool is as cool does.


Photo by Andy Gregg.

And Squidly knows a thing or two about cool.

As do cops.

And dogs.

Happy hump day folks. It’s my most sincere wish that the lot of you are doing lots of mid-week activities and being productive and being nice to people you don’t know just for the hell of it.

So as to not waste any more time than is necessary, let’s get right down to business with an array of random fodder that’s been sitting and collecting dust.

One bit of information which I blew getting up on time is the following slice that was sent to me by David regarding assistance needed in building a new trail in Marin;

Even though Sunday has come and gone, he’s mentioned that they will be working out there for the next few, so if you want to get in on being a cook in the kitchen, send an email to him at cejocky(at)gmail(dot)com to get the skinny.
For those in the know, trail building in Marin is something that absolutely does not happen with any frequency, so as a Bay Area mountainbikecycler, I’m intrigued.

In other news, Mic sent me the following link about a $70,000.00 bicycle;

Now I may not now much about economics, or art or bicycles, but that seems like an awful lot of money to drop on, well anything really, but most especially a thing which I would just as soon ghost ride into traffic.

Not that I could stay upright on it for long enough to do so, as proven by this photo taken by Pete from Surly Bicycles of me panning for gold;

Perhaps I lost my contact, or I was looking for tadpoles or something…

I can’t remember, and at this point, the 2012 Homie was a thousand lifetimes ago.

Having nothing to do with the last thing, or the next thing, Captain Badbeard turned me on to my most recent art purchase;

The drawing is called ’138 Cats’ by a person named Jason Clarke.

This is an exciting turn of events to me, as I have finally gotten three other pieces from my collection framed.

Two Steve Seeley prints he did at a recent residency in Austria- (shown here moments after I un-tubed them);

And a variation of this piece by one of my very most favorite artists, Mr. Al Columbia;

Jason’s print will look right at home along side of them.

Hey, so in closing, here is a pretty bad ass fun fact for you to break out at your next social engagement- The medical term for “brain freeze” is “Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia“.

I have two relating thoughts to this- One is I have no idea how to pronounce it, and the other is that I know for a fact, cyclocrosscycling superstar Gina Hall does not suffer from this common affliction;

Photo courtesy of CX Magazine.

Gina might be cool, but she’s clearly not affected by cold.

6 thoughts on “Cool is as cool does.

  1. I have a cop/dog story of my own. St. Paddy’s day in the early 90s we were having a beer at the mighty mighty Duex Gros Nez and decided to go to the new brew pub in Sparks. Happened to have the big red setter the Minkster in the car since what the hell what’s St. Pat’s day without an Irish Setter. Anyways we get stopped at a check point and I’m all oh shiting as the cop chick walks up to the car then the big red beast sticks her head out the window and the girl was all hello look at you you are so cute yes you are, then let’s me pass without a question. My friend and his wife in the car behind truthfully say they split a beer and had to do the stupid human tricks. So that’s it.

  2. When you invent the uniform, there is no need to acknowledge that others are biting your style. Squid has looked that way since the mid-90′s (maybe even before, but thats when I first saw him).

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