Pharrell’s fun-funky-fantastically-eclectic-mix-and-max-pattern-floral-embroidered-colorful style makes me HAPPY. He has begun doodling on his jackets and then having those doodles embroidered! How awesome is that? This recent interview with GQ really just made my day, not only talking about God, but his responses in general are just the opposite of snobby.
What I think I love most though, is that he is having fun with what he is wearing. He is not stuck to a certain trend that is deemed cool but is just wearing whatever he feels like! That is fashion to me.
All images found using Google search “Pharrell 2015 Style”.
This is one of my favorite songs to sing on Sunday because of the power behind the lyrics and the straight fun it brings, but today as I was singing the words they hit me in a new way. While in the midst of suffering I am being lead by a man who can fully empathize, who is fully God and can is the only one able to take away all pain. That’s amazing.
“All our sickness all our sorrows
Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us.
He is walking with us still
turning tragedy to triumph
turning agony to praise.
There is blessing in the battle
so take heart and stand amazed.
Rejoice! When you cry to Him he hears
He will wipe away your tears
Rejoice! In the midst of suffering
He will help you sing, Rejoice!”
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things…. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Kareem just built up his new Destroy Bikes Zerson frame with some beautiful oil slick parts. The Stranger stem, saddle and Colony seat post really go well with the titanium rainbow colored spokes. When I told him I wanted to get some pics, he suggested the EMP wall. Perfect fit for this, and I’m really happy how the photos turned out. You can see all from the set at my flickr, here. Build photos and specs below:
Frame – Destroy Zerosen
Fork- Spike 26″
Bars- Destroy Ricardo Lino Signature
Grips- Animal Edwin
Stem- Stranger Haze Stem in Oil Slick
Seat Post- Colony Pivotal in Oil Slick
Seat- Stranger Further Pivotal in Tie-Dye
Headset- Demolition Integrated
Cranks- Fit Indent 24mm
Sprocket- Fit Key Guard 28t
Chain- KMC Z
Pedals- Shadow Ravager with Blaq K-Rab straps
Front Wheel- Unknown Bike rim laced with ti spokes to Demolition Bulimia hub
Front Tire- Specialized Compound
Rear Wheel- Unknown Bike rim laced with ti spokes to Resist Contact hub, 9t
Rear Tire- Halo Twin Rail
Pegs- Animal Butcher
For good friend Walton Brush, California State Cyclocross Champ! This bike is amazing. Gold foil fade to rainbro.
I lost all of my photos and files etc a few months ago when my computer crashed. I know, I know, you’re supposed to back up everything, but I didn’t do that. So last night I went photo digging online to find all of the bikes I have ridden and their various forms. Here they are in chronological order:
I’m looking forward to getting a new bike built up over the next month and getting back to riding the bikes I’ve grown to love so much over the past 7 years. What a journey it’s been so far, both in breaking parts and bones, gashing tires and flesh. Ready to keep seeing where the fixed drivetrain limit is.
A huge thank you to all my sponsors over the years: Leader Bikes, Sizemore Bicycle, HPLUSSON, Resist Parts, SKYLMT, HoldFast, Coal Headwear, Zlog, CSK, Ruff Bike Co, and anyone else who’s supported me over the years.
I went and hit up the 1-5 Colonnade MTB Park last weekend with Bryan, who took these photos. I’ve been having a blast riding the converted disc Sizemore TT bike, unfortunately while riding around my chain broke, but it didn’t keep me from having fun in the pump track. This bike is going to see some changes coming soon that I can’t wait to share, but will have to.
On Friday night, we stopped by AXIS Pioneer Square for the Oregon Manifest Seattle Bike Reveal Party. It was an awesome turn out and a phenominal space. The Denny bike, designed by Teague and Sizemore Bicycle, was the focal point of this night leaving many blown away by the quality and continuity of design. Every couple of minutes a person would tap a brake lever and get the turn signals or brake light going, marveling at the integration of all the features. Before the event, I asked Chelsey if she would shoot photos of the reveal party for the blog for a couple reasons: I knew I’d be enjoying it and nerding out on the bike and videos and I knew she’d find more artistic ways to represent the space, party and bikes…. And she did. See more pics below, and make sure to VOTE.