The world has gone mad! Bruce Jenner is woman of the year, Donald the rump Trump is chump of the year. Pop is in as is fluff and helicoptering parents and Lemmy is fucking dead. And Bowie R.I.P….. God help us..but there still is Josh Homme.. our icon of all things Rock and groove and mother F&$&&ing Roll. Whether he is rocking out with Queens of the Stone Age, playing drums and producing Eagles of Death metal or playing with John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl in Them Crooked Vultures, Homme is the man. It takes a real man to recognize a real man and he sees one in Iggy Pop. Which is
why he and Iggy(along with Hommes cast of rippers from QOTSA and Arctic Monkeys) are blowing minds with their new collaboration.
Check yourself before Iggy wrecks himself..they are going on tour too so get on it and see this cuz it’s all gonna blow up soon man! Post Pop Depression,’ tour go get some!
I first heard this term, “living life alive” from singer/songwriter, Heather Maloney whom my good friend was managing at the time. It was 2009 and we were doing a photo/video shoot and when she sang it for my camera, it sent shivers down my spine.
Living a passion based life and inspiring others has kind of been “my thing” I guess, but her words really shook me up. What do they mean? Aren’t we all alive? Is this New Age hogwash?
Well it clearly would mean different things to different people. If you are living on the streets without a bed or money or any comforts, you are very much alive everyday and the grim reality might feel overwhelming. But what about you? What would it look like to you to decide right here and right now to “Live life alive”?? A choice to follow your dreams instead of a never ending “To Do” list. Choosing to let inspiration guide your way. Becoming the leader you have always wanted to be but haven’t had the courage to. Stepping it up, taking risks.
It’s amazing what words can do. What they can change in us and in turn, others by our actions. The internet is full of words and images and inspiring opportunities but its almost too much to grasp. But these simple 3 words, Live Life Alive, break down complexity and get back to foundational human purpose.
I often stray from the path though. The journey gets skewed usually because the struggle for financial security. My friends who have plenty of money always say it’s me who is “living the dream”. Most often its true, but the ugly head of finances and related fiscal issues can rear up and push me off the road. Its then when a simple mantra can help reestablish connection to the real goal. To Live Life Alive. Thank you Heather. Go check out her work here.
You owe it to yourself right to get a shiny new bike this year! Fresh start, new trails, the clean new bike smell..
Guerrilla Gravity is making a new model called the Pedalhead(R.I.P. Lemmy) that will be delivering in February that will let you shred like Akrigg..ok maybe not but you can try! The big tires will allow this to be used in sand, snow, mud etc and opens up all kinds of adventure potential. Plus, Guerrilla Gravity makes everything by hand right in Denver and you can even customize your frame and build.
Here are some details on the bike too..(courtesy of ridegg.com)
The Pedalhead is the adventure hardtail built for everything from crushing singletrack miles, getting rad around town, or as an all-around play bike.
Custom SmashMoly square-profile steel tube stock
Laterally and torsionally stiff, yet vertically compliant for trail chatter
Roomy cockpit designed for wide bars and short stems
Run 27.5 Plus tires or 29ers; maybe even get both wheelsets!
Custom seat tube allows for a more natural cockpit feel
Low bottom bracket and short chainstays for maximizing fun
Universal Syntace axle and derailleur hanger
Bottle mount in front triangle
6 lbs. (2,721g) frame with hardware (size Medium, no shock)
31.6 mm seatpost (seat binder clamp) with stealth dropper routing
44mm Head Tube, fits tapered steerer tubes
ISCG05 chainguide mount
73mm BSA threaded BB shell
ISO brake caliper mount
12×148 rear axle, offset 3mm to the driveside for optimal chainline and clearance
Max tire size: 27.5 x 3.0
Max tire size: 29 x 2.5
And what is all of that without geometry numbers??
5’3″ – 5’8″
5’9″ – 6′
6’1 – 6’4″
6’4 – 6’8″
SA – Effective
SA – Actual
BB – Tire Size Dependent
12 – 12.4″
12 – 12.4″
12 – 12.4″
12 – 12.4″
Effective Top Tube**
Seat Tube Height
We were able to see this beauty when we were in Moab and its stunning.Its so good even mayors of towns are riding them..below is the mayor of Castle Rock Colorado who will be riding it in an upcoming race!
Ok that is it, HAPPY BEST F-YEAR AND GO RIDE BIKES!
Since we grew up on a small family farm and currently live on a farm in the Pacific Northwest, this film resonates. Baby steps is all it takes. And if you don’t want to, or aren’t able to do it yourself(farm), then buying from folks like this is one way to make a change for the positive.
Found the video over at our friends at Korduroytv.com
The interweb is alive these days with inspiring videos. Its almost overwhelming at times really. With this in mind, you would think that people that engage with these videos would have constant sources of inspiration and therefore, be inspired eh?!
But like anything in excess..It is probably just too much for many and they are left with questions and doubts..”Where do i begin”, “How can i afford that”, “I can’t do it”..etc etc.
This video is one of those that would seem is best to watch, then absorb..completely, then act upon what you just saw. But really its up to you..!
It’s like flying on a cloud,” says 77-year-old kite surfer David Cummings. After his wife died of breast cancer just two days after her chemotherapy began, Cummings decided to seize life by the reigns and began kite surfing and snowboarding. The Englishman has been kite surfing for the past four and hopes heaven resembles his daily routine of gearing up and letting the kite pull him across the ocean.
Danny MacAskill has outdone himself! The Scottish trials rider has truly taken it to the next level with his latest edit. You might remember Danny in his other videos such as the revolutionary and stunning Imaginate . In this movie he recreated a childhood fantasy scene where he was actually doing things he used to dream about. The result is breathtaking and more remarkably, was done not long after he had Serious back surgery.
The new project Cascadia is set in Gran Canaria, Spain which is perfect really, with bright and colorful urban elements set next to the powerful sea. Its really the creativity of his riding and witnessing an athlete at his absolute best. Its like Ali or Jordan in their prime when their mastery of sport was a sight to behold. in this film, you really might not believe what he is doing is possible but alas, IT IS!
This movie was just released and it will surely be another one that millions see..check it out for yourself!