Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Bikes bikes bikes. I've been working diligently to build these beauties and capture their essence. Fonts have always fascinated me. It seems that good script can cause an emotional reaction to the beauty. There is something so humanly artistic about well written words. I am a cursive writer. I feel like the last of my kind. Both my Mom and Gamma wrote in cursive and I thought it was so beautiful and frankly, quicker. Somehow though everyone in schools since my era haven't even been taught cursive, hell, I hardly was. Nevertheless, when I was a Freshman in High School I practiced my hand writing papers, get this, without a computer! Yes, it's true, we used to be required NOT to type papers. I wonder what age the kids start using computers instead NOW. Luckily, beautiful objects are often adorned with great script, even if not rendered by hand.
Posted by Taylor Hurley at 4:28 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I was so busy before and after our trip, I've hardly had time to reflect. I regained a real sense of capability. I put a rack on the front of my Naga and carried a cooler full of gluten free foods. Sarah, as per usual, carried the rest of our stuff in my Dank doublestrap. We threw our bikes into boxes at the train station and let the Coast Starlight do the rest. Sarah Murder of Pushbike SF put us up. Two days into the trip we took a rest day to hangout with her and her hubby Ian. We watched movies and caught up. Our adventures included seeing Die Antwoord at the Treasure Island Music Festival and a tour of SF's Gluten Free options. We had amazing food throughout. My one moment of weakness (unlike in Seattle) was at this bicycle Cafe, Mojo. They happened to be hosting their Supper Club, which consisted of two local chef's and two hotplates. WHOA! I had no idea it could be this good! And who knew a date wrapped in bacon would excite the tastebuds into a symphony of flavor never to be matched again! Yes, it was that good! If you visit the city by the bay, do not miss this opportunity. Of course that menu will never be repeated but I'm sure the city with the best restaurants and chef's will make good on this promise in the future!
Posted by Taylor Hurley at 2:04 PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I love fall for the deep colors. The mobius floor often inspires great portraits. The blue of this Moser is so incredible as to inspire lust in anyone. Last year we rescued this from the Denver Velo Swap. We just came home with this year's haul so hurry down to see the fresh meat!
Posted by Taylor Hurley at 4:36 PM