Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FOOD NOT BOMBS 11/22-11/23

hello friends! over the past few days chris, tyler, and i have been contemplating deland fnb stuff and we've decided to have our first feeding at the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts in Sunflower Park! this will take place on a saturday, the 22nd of november, and the friday night before we'll be having an all night (well, you can go to sleep whenever you want to) cooking session at my house in orange city! so far we're going to try to keep the food simple and ready to eat without heating due to the distance between my house and downtown deland. so far i'm going to make vegan pumpkin muffins and our friend paige is making vegan cookies. i think a week or so before the 21st we'll have a bike ride with a canned food drive, that is, bring a can of vegetarian food with you to the ride! anything you can think of to cook let me know and we can work out obtaining ingredients. let's try to keep it vegetarian if at all possible. fall themed stuff would be cool too, but good old rice and beans is always a heaty meal. so let me know if you're interested and i can show you my address and we can get planning some food creating! saturday morning we'll load up, possibly in thomas' car and some of us may bike as well, and head to deland sometime in the morning. heres some non-food stuff we need...
-3 big buckets for rinsing plates and stuff (thomas might have this covered)
-any number of big pots or pans to serve from
-any number of ladles or big spoons
-lots of forks and spoons!
-washcloths
-a table. the cheap folding kind works, but anything else you can think of you be cool too!
-serving dishes

let me know if you have anything or are interested, or anything else!

-nathan!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

actual meeting?

yeah, one's in order! though i did love riding around impromptu style last saturday, we still should discuss some stuff, like:

-possible costumes for the halloween critical mass in orlando on friday the 31st. and of course who can go, riding arrangements, and stuff like that. i'm thinking i might go as the red baron, scarf and goggles and all!

-flyers and a rough estimate of the date for the next deland critical mass. tyler and i got some road bicycling folks' phone numbers a week or so ago when we were checking out fnb possibilities in downtown deland. and apparently theres a group fo stetson riders who ride en masse sometimes, and we should find em.

-mystery bike riders! on weekdays i see groups of 8-10 young indian men, probably stetson students?, and they ride by on their bikes and wave excitedly! we need to group up with them too.

-road biking couple - i've been noticing a 30 something couple who ride classy road bikes about town every once in a while--surprisingly, bailey knows where they live and we can bug them about coming to critical mass. sweet!

-food not bombs deland--we're getting it going. we've got two interested restaurants, coffee bistro and bellinis, who may help us out. also important is setting up where we're gonna cook stuff, what we're cooking, possible canned food drives on bike rides, where we're gonna serve stuff, and setting up bike couriering routes and checkpoints and things that might be fun and help us get food making and delivering up and running.
--apparently publix and panera are two biiig bread wasters...thanks dylan! we'll scope this out.

-trash bag messenger bags...we were gonna have a day where we made these but it never happened. apparently tommy has succesfulyl completed one, and i'd like to as well.


so, when is best for you regarding said meeting? let me know!

-nathan

Monday, October 20, 2008

BIKES!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Operation

Successfully complete a meeting.- FAIL

Sunday, October 12, 2008

YABAI OPEN MEETING 10/18

this coming saturday, everyone in yabai and everyone in deland who likes to ride bikes should meet at the benches next to the old courthouse in downtown on indiana ave at 4:30 pm!
we can discuss our goals, future rides, possibility of a community run showspace, and anything else!

see you there!

nathan

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Heres a quotable.

I clearly said before we went to the track, "people are going to get hurt tonight".

Fin

critical mass overview

yesterday was yabai deland's second critical mass and it was pretty intense! for two weeks prior we put up flyers around stetson, on bike racks, on bikes, on cars, on signs, everything! but we had the same turnout as our friday night frenzy, 9 people, which isn't bad per se but the fact that the flyers didn't help at all is disheartening. according to ramon there were 3 or 4 people waiting around to go on the ride but due to the fact that we're so disorganized and unpunctual they left. what a shame! we did our first dumpster diving behind the health food store chris works at and retrieved a whole bunch vegan beef jerky called stonewall's jerquee

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the whole group agreed even the spicy kind tasted like dog food. but we were good sports and ate a surprising amount. haha
we rode to "the track", a place we've taken as our own for bicycle races. it's a circular parking lot at the new courthouse in deland, with a higher level and a lower level and a sloping median and a railing in the middle, and some seriously sharp turns. we had a 7 person race in which i inevitably took a turn ridiculously fast, slid out, and smashed my bike's handlebar- the part which houses the integrated shifter thing on the right side, it's tilted about 45 degrees the wrong way. the fall was gnarly and fun and i got some bloody track rash! after the track claimed its victims ( the track is ridiculously intense) we went to the parking garage and fooled around talking, doing bike tricks, and the like. from there we went to the football stadium to see some homies. tyler, tommy, and chris looked in the dumpsters behind some printing and labelmaking shops for plastic for messenger bags (see "trash treasure" a few posts back) but we found nothing. eventually the last of the stragglers went home and tyler, chris, and i went to chris's house for a little of this

Walker Texas Ranger Pictures, Images and Photos

and this

coco puffs Pictures, Images and Photos
pictures will be up soon!
good times! come out to our next event, which i am thinking will be bike jousting, possibly this saturday? whatcha think?

nathan!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

For Sale?

I'm selling my BMX bike. It has some pretty good parts on it here and there. The frame is a Federal T-Nez and it has a few dents on it, nothing serious. There are no brakes on it and all the brake mounts have be cut off. You can fix that with some zip ties. I've got a custom primo balance front wheel that is pretty much brand new. Premium handle bars, they are kind of wide. Plastic Odyssey pedals and Odyssey 51 thermal forks. I don't know what the back wheel is, it was given to me. Its got primo cranks and a Shadow seat. Right now it has a tree sprocket, but its bent and haven't put on the Hoffman sprocket I have for it. Make an offer.


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-Tyler Legacy

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Orlando Pride Parade





So here's the low-down:


This Sunday's the Orlando Pride Parade at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. The parade starts at 3:00pm, but they're also having a Coming Out With Pride parade before it at 11:00am. It's gonna be an all-day festival with concerts, speakers, and some big-ass celebrations.


I was gonna definitely go. And a few people I've talked to are interested. So if you wanna go, talk to me soon. As far as getting there, I'd suggest car-pool. I can fit 5 people in my car (including myself). But if we're ballsy enough to bike there... I dunno.


Should be some good times, though.



wurd.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

story time

hiarchy612 (8:59:30 PM): i almost died 20 minutes oago
DiemChiSaysRelax (9:01:14 PM): why
hiarchy612 (9:01:41 PM): well
hiarchy612 (9:01:51 PM): i decided i wanted to own ferris bullers day off
hiarchy612 (9:02:07 PM): so i rode my bike to wal-mart
hiarchy612 (9:02:22 PM): and i got my movie
DiemChiSaysRelax (9:02:24 PM): k
DiemChiSaysRelax (9:02:27 PM): yeah
hiarchy612 (9:03:10 PM): dont judge me
hiarchy612 (9:03:14 PM): anyways
DiemChiSaysRelax (9:03:21 PM): lmao
hiarchy612 (9:03:24 PM): i was riding back
hiarchy612 (9:03:40 PM): and it started pouring rain as i was man-gearing it down this hill
hiarchy612 (9:04:03 PM): and i hit a puddle and hydroplaned into the grass and fell
hiarchy612 (9:04:08 PM): it was awesome
DiemChiSaysRelax (9:04:27 PM): lmao!!
DiemChiSaysRelax (9:04:30 PM): youre an idiot
hiarchy612 (9:04:35 PM): U

adventure overview

on friday night chris and i rode our bikes to deltona at midnight to hang out with some homies and watch late night tv, including little bear and team america:world police. the ride was long, hard, and ridiculously intense. i for one felt lost a lot of the time, but a text messaged mapquest of directions to the house kept chris in the know. we rode through stretches of woods with no trace of light except the thin sliver of the moon, and you could almost smell the skunk ape. it was an awesome temperature, we had to use bandannas and long sleeved stuff! bring on the autumn air and the late night adventures! and just to remind you, again, don't forget this friday!

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Trash Treasure

This is something that I'm going to try until I get it right. I encourage everyone to try and make one themselves. I've got the plans down, now just for some trial and error.



This is the place where the guy in this video based his bag off of. Its got some plans and what not so feel free to read over.

http://eeio.blogspot.com/2004/12/recycled-banner-golden-mean-messenger.html

This guy made one of eeio's bags and goes into some more depth on the construction. This helped out a lot in the image in my head.

Enjoy!

-Tyler Legacy

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

tyler

 doesnt even know