Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Felt Tip

Wow, how did it get so late?

Spent the day doing important things, like shopping for Christmas presents, reading the inimitable BikeSnobNYC, sending off some eBay-auctioned kicks and lurking another eBay auction for my five-year-old nephew (which I won–WHAT?). Now here it is 7 p.m. and I have no idea what the heck I'm supposed to write about.

I hate seeking out subjects, because it seems odd to actively look for something I won't like. So normally I rely on e-mail and BMXboard and the main feed area of BMXfeed (which qualifies as seeking, I suppose, but hey, no one's perfect). It's especially tough in winter, because when it's nice out I can just look at anyone's bike and find something awful.

Then there's the BMX magazines, I suppose, but to be honest, I don't read them much anymore. For starters, every bit of so-called news is on the web months before it appears in a magazine. And too many photos wind up ruining a video I haven't seen yet. And the things I don't know already are generally things I don't have any need to know—like the Welsh and Scottish news in Dig. There are still good things to be found in BMX magazines, of course—interviews and such—but I really miss McGoo and Sheps and Mad Dog and Billy Riesing. (A note to the powers-that-be at BMX Plus!: Please stop using so many fonts on your covers? It's really embarassing. Seriously.)

So I think I'm going to cut my losses today and just let you marvel over the new and exciting Felt line:


Looks like they do even less research than I do.

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On the very rare chance that Troy McMurray (or anyone who knows Troy McMurray) is reading this, holla at me. I feel a "where are they now" post coming on. sprfls@gmail.com

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Christ The Jam looked like a bunch of nancies by that point.

noel said...

"The bet: to gain carnal knowledge....of a WOMAN, this time...."

robbosstache said...

no no no, there's two o's in goose...

peglessEBCo said...

seat grab x-up nac nac? amazing

wade said...

Dom Mach

Matty said...

For a second I thought that was a BMX Plus cover from '89.

steve said...

troy mcmurray kicks ass! first pegless rails!

Russ said...

BMX Plus! is a graphic designer's worst nightmare.

I guarantee I could do better covers.