GET OUT AND SEE SOMETHING COOL | IT’S BETTER IN THE WIND & 21 HELMETS

A couple of quick announcements for two cool, upcoming happenings– 

Photographer and friend Scott Toepfer is screening his epic short “It’s Better in the Wind”, yes!

Wednesday, 11/30 @ 9pm at The Mandrake Bar – 2692 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 (between Venice Blvd. &  Washington Blvd).

TSY BFF East Side Moto Babes will be in attendance, and there will even be a screening of SHUTTER SPEED. Come on, come all!

See See Motorcycles (Portland, Oregon) is unveiling 21 Helmets. Huh? 21 white Bell helmets that were custom-designed by noted weirdo artists, including photographer Ray Gordon of Throttled fame.

21 Helmets: Dec. 9th – 10th, 5pm – 10pm, See See Motorcycles, 1642 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR

Plenty of PBR will also be on-hand… so shit– get there.

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ADVENTURES IN CAMP VIBES | POLER CAMPING STUFF

— Image by © Benji Wagner

Poler Camping Stuff is now firmly on my radar. While catching up with Chad & Sam (love them) from Secret Service / Crate at Project in Las Vegas, the subject of camping came up– Chad immediately went into how incredibly awesome his buddy Benji Wagner’s straight-up, laid-back camping line is. So I strolled over to the Work Room exhibit to check out Poler for myself– damn if he wasn’t right. It’s too freakin’ easy to geek-out over camping gear these days– and get your wallet gouged in the process.

Poler is honest-to-goodness, well made stuff that is made for road trips and adventures where quality, value, and honest design is desired over over-priced, tricked-out techy gear. It’s a solid line of tents, sleeping bags (check out the Nap Sack coming soon), apparel and packs that I was innately drawn to for its clean design, price, and honest attitude that appreciates that not every outdoor adventure is about scaling Mount Everest. Sometimes nature calls and you just want to bungee your gear to the bike, hit the open road, and setup camp with nothing more in mind than drawing on a cold PBR by the campfire and chillin’ with your crew.

Benji, also a badass photographer, snapped all the pics seen here, and has a pretty cool tumblr site for Poler that perfectly captures the nostalgic romance of the outdoor lifestyle. Check it.

— Image by © Benji Wagner

— Image by © Benji Wagner

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THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF RAY GORDON | — THROTTLED —

One of my big regrets of the year is that I wasn’t able to squirrel away the time & resources to make the trip out for –THROTTLED– Ray Gordon’s rad photography exhibition held last February at Wieden+Kennedy (Portland, OR).  Ray was cool enough to share some of the amazing pics, which just makes me feel even shittier for missing out on what was no doubt an epic event.

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— THROTTLED — Photograph by © Ray Gordon

— THROTTLED — Photograph by © Ray Gordon

— THROTTLED — Photograph by © Ray Gordon

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