Monday, March 28, 2011

These times, they are a-changing.

March 2011-

Geez louise! I've been off the pixel map for awhile.

As of two weeks ago, I officially quit my college job of slinging coffee to working at Superb. I'll be getting my blog on over there with frequency so click it often for updates on new fabulous bike products, bike events and dance party extravaganzas.

Also, boyfriend ended his 8 year no pet hiatus and got a dog, which by proxy means that I sort of have a dog now. Sweet.

O hai.

...still is inconceivable how someone could actually abuse this little critter.

His name is Danzig. He is the man. If you don't know where that comes from do us both a favor, save mutual embarrassment and frustration and just google the name. You know where it comes from. I promise.

Up next: pictures from a myriad of shows, WRITE UP OF THE HEART OV STEEL COMPETITION.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dark Horse Climbing Competition

February 2011--

Last month MetroRock Climbing gym of Everett, MA hosted the Dark Horse Climbing Series. The competition brought professional climbers from as far as San Francisco to flex their bouldering muscles.

I wish I had documented the transition of the orderly, composed and clean house of my boyfriend to a climber hostel, decorated with backpacks and travelling gear with the occasional set of chalk bag and set of climbing shoes. I think it took more than three or four sweep and mop jobs to clean up the residue of loved crash pads and people.

Pro climbers Max Zolotukhin and Natasha Barnes resting after finishing their sets after Natasha's upper lip got into a fight with the bouldering wall.

Third place Men's Pro Brian Kim getting burly.

Third place Tiffany Hensley sports her signature unorthodox attire in her finals round. Hensley ended up third.


Pro Francesca Metcalf in first for women's.

Daniel Woods stepping up to his final problem at the Dark Horse Series Comp.

This month I will be fortunate to attend Boston Rock Gym's Heart of Steel competition.

If you think Dark Horse is cool, check out VIDEO INSTALLMENT NUMBER ONE of this bad boy:

HEART OV ZTEEL • Pt1: Missing from Louder Than 11 on Vimeo.

Savage. Brutality. In the best way possible.