Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why I've been MIA lately..

I have fucking Lyme disease, that's why..

I know, sucks but I'm just stoked it isn't anything super serious and is totally curable..

For the last couple of months I'd been feeling wicked burnt out, constantly tired and sore but couldn't put a finger on WTF was going on. I thought it was work related stress or some shit at first but then things started getting weird with my body..

Nothing crazy/gross. Just like weird rashes and random swollen digits. Totally bizarre. The worst part is having zero energy. You know that destroyed feeling you have the morning after a really gnarly ass ride or a long active day? I've have that same feeling every morning. Only instead of having something worth while to chalk it up to, I'd have spent the previous day lying in bed eating ice cream while watching the Vampire Diaries..

The worst part about all this is it's been slowly seeping into my state of being (as gay as that sounds). As most of you know, I'm pretty into doing creative type shit. So having my brain on full blast with my body running on fumes 24/7 has been seriously bumming me out. I'll be thinking- oh hey, yeah, I should be like doing all this bitchin' stuff cause I feel guilty if I'm not using every spare minute I have being productive. But then my body's like- wait, what? fuuuuck youuu, we're taking a nap. So now I'm at the point where I have to actually put effort into giving a shit about doing anything at all. Fucking sucks..

Sorry for the TMI/TL;DR nonsense. Just figured I'd throw it out there in case any of you are as uninformed about Lyme disease as I was. That and I feel really bad that I haven't been able to post anything of value lately. I actually built this fucking AWESOME rolling stand, to rival all other rolling stands, for my Anvil jig. Fucking thing came out great! Been meaning to photograph it for a while now but just haven't gotten around to it since I have to clean out a nice space in the shop for a photo..

Anyways, I'll be heading to Croatia week after next for two+ weeks. Between the meds and a hella relaxing vacation, I should be ready to roll when I get back..


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Graeme Obree: Never, ever disappointing!

A video of Graeme Obree on the first test run of his future bike:

He hopes to break the IHPVA's current record of 82.819mph on this at the next Battle Mountain weekend!