You will respect my very mild authority come race day.

"A wall of sound might as well be brick.
A foreign town, you talk like you’re a stewardess.
We joke about how life is not just photo booths and drunk truths.
But we will try, especially if it’s hopeless.” Slow Roam - Polar Bear Club.

Sometimes there are songs in your head during fitting moments. This was on of them on my ride home Monday morning.

"As it breaks, the summer will wake. But the winter will wash what is left of the taste" #vscocam

Evening fall rides are one of my favorite things. Gotta enjoy it before the melancholy sets in. #vscocam #outsideisrad

Keep your head up. #vscocam #fieldmuseum

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On the Wheel’s Edge with @mamotoraman

For more photos and videos of Mamoru’s bicycle portraits, browse the #乗るオヤジ hashtag and follow @mamotoraman on Instagram.

“I’ve always been good with riding bicycles, and I thought it’d be fun to start a photo series of me riding them in creative ways,” says Tokyo Instagrammer Mamoru Kanai (@mamotoraman), who shares his “Riding Pop” series on Instagram.

He ventures out to various neighborhoods with a skilled photographer friend who captures Mamoru performing one-wheeled bicycle stunts such as “wheelies” (standing on the hind wheel) and “stoppies” (standing on the front wheel). The stunts are mostly captured in one shot, as Mamoru tries to hold the position as long as he can in the busy streets. He even adds an extra bit of challenge and humor by performing the tricks while seated as if normally riding a bicycle. He clarifies, “You’ll see it if you tilt the photo and make the bicycle straight.”

Instead of using a technical bike, however, Mamoru rides a mamachari (“mom’s bike”)—the most generic type of bicycle in Japan that often comes equipped with a basket or a child seat (or both). “The most significant point about these portraits,” he explains, “is the irony of performing stunts on ordinary bicycles that are made for moms with kids.”

(Reblogged from instagram)

"Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend." - Bruce Lee #vscocam

Feeling trapped in cityscapes.

Sally said, “Meet me by the river’s edge” We’re gonna wash these sins away
Or else we won’t come back again.