I dont ride bmx but this video is pretty great
Filed under: Architecture
John Hejduk, important post modern architect and influential teacher. Here are some of his drawings.
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One year ago today I visited Carlos Scarpa’s Brion Vega Cemetery in San Vito d’Altivole, Italy. It was a rainy wet day, a good day to visit a cemetery. Its a wet rainy day today here in Charlottesville.
Filed under: Bicycles
This past weekend I came upon this bike at a yard sale. When I saw it I knew I wasn’t going to leave without it. While I wasn’t familiar with the Raleigh Professional I could see that the bike had all Campagnolo parts including brakes. There was an old Brooks saddle on it as well which I immediately swapped onto my track bike.
I offered the seller $50, he agreed. So after getting it home I began to make plans for transforming it into more of a daily commuter bike. I had been looking for an old Raleigh 3 speed for awhile and figured this could take form into something similar. However after consulting my bike mechanic on how I might begin to transform the bike I learned the true value of this ride.
After some quick searching around the interwebs I found that this bike as it is, unmolested, can fetch almost two grand! And so I feel a sense of responsibility not to modify this bike, sell it to someone who wants to restore it, and have enough cash to buy a 3 speed and still have a bunch-o-cash left in my pocket. So as sad as it might be to let this beautiful bike go, it belongs with someone who will truely care for it and restore it to its original glory.
Filed under: Listen
If you have not heard the new Akron Family album Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free do us all, and yourself a favor and go get it/listen to it right now.
Filed under: Books
A recent yard sale outing produced this finding, an old history of Virginia text book called Virginia’s History and Geography from 1950. The contents start way back with the early lost colony of Sir Waler Raleigh and Jamestown and ends discussing the post WW2 economy of Virginia. As usual with these old text books, the illustrations are more interesting…
I love this map of Virginia, with a young George Washington taken measurement of the land as a surveyor.
Lewis, Clark, and Sacajawea ….
The book also includes a strange section on the geography of Virginia. Attempting to locate Virginia relative to the rest of the world the result are some excellent diagrams.