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My bike: Megabat

One of my favorite views! #flying #travelfiend #clouds

One of my favorite views! #flying #travelfiend #clouds

— 1 hour ago with 1 note
#flying  #clouds  #travelfiend 
Getting the essentials ready! 2 days til Seattle, then off to Vancouver the next day. So excited! #imreadyforvacation #vacationallieverwanted #vacationhaaavetogetaway #internationaltravel #ilovecanada

Getting the essentials ready! 2 days til Seattle, then off to Vancouver the next day. So excited! #imreadyforvacation #vacationallieverwanted #vacationhaaavetogetaway #internationaltravel #ilovecanada

— 2 days ago with 5 notes
#vacationallieverwanted  #imreadyforvacation  #ilovecanada  #internationaltravel  #vacationhaaavetogetaway 
Bikes bikes bikes! #bikes #cycling #singlespeed #fixedgear #seracing #madison #bikemadison

Bikes bikes bikes! #bikes #cycling #singlespeed #fixedgear #seracing #madison #bikemadison

— 4 days ago with 18 notes
#madison  #cycling  #bikes  #fixedgear  #singlespeed  #bikemadison  #seracing 
Gargoyle status! Chillin on @jakolles’ roof! #gargoyle #chillin #nofear

Gargoyle status! Chillin on @jakolles’ roof! #gargoyle #chillin #nofear

— 4 days ago with 4 notes
#gargoyle  #chillin  #nofear 

Guys!! I’m super stoked to finally share with you one of my latest projects: a series of graphic posters created for different themes in bike culture. Created with watercolor washes, drawings and digital media.

Prints will be available soon! I would love to do more with other bike themes! Any suggestions?

The first one is named for my brand new bike blog for ladies: Velo Virago. I would love if you could take a look, but I haven’t posted any articles yet! I will be posting articles, interviews, videos, and possibly product reviews!

Also, the fox in ‘Velo Virago’ Is a bad ass bike messenger in NYC, Chandra aka mitochandria. The photo I referenced was taken by NYC bike photographer Sam with the website Preferred Mode. Check them out!

— 1 week ago with 13 notes
#bikes  #bike  #art  #illustration  #graphic design  #cycling  #biking  #mandala  #sacredgeometry  #radiam patters  #watercolor  #vecto  #vector art  #digital art  #adobe illustrator  #velo  #velo virago  #velo love  #velo zen  #posters  #bike poster  #graphic poster 
fixiegirls:

by @youahlee “💋 #giotohungvuong #sohot #fixiegirl #12pm”

So prettyyyyyy

fixiegirls:

by @youahlee “💋 #giotohungvuong #sohot #fixiegirl #12pm”

So prettyyyyyy

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— 1 week ago with 11 notes
Da Jeep and I were twinsies yesterday! #jeep #jeepwrangler #wrangler #tights #teal #blowfishshoes

Da Jeep and I were twinsies yesterday! #jeep #jeepwrangler #wrangler #tights #teal #blowfishshoes

— 1 week ago with 10 notes
#wrangler  #jeep  #tights  #jeepwrangler  #teal  #blowfishshoes 
So there was a fucking epic sunset today. So glad I took the time to watch this! @hakejerrick #sunset #lakemendota #madison

So there was a fucking epic sunset today. So glad I took the time to watch this! @hakejerrick #sunset #lakemendota #madison

— 1 week ago with 3 notes
#madison  #sunset  #lakemendota 
deepfriedjesus:

mscaptains:
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.STROKE IDENTIFICATION:During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…STROKE IDENTIFICATION:A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.RECOGNIZING A STROKERemember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.And it could be your own.

Guys this is really fucking important to know.

deepfriedjesus:

mscaptains:

STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …
My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…

STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

RECOGNIZING A STROKE

Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :

S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

And it could be your own.

Guys this is really fucking important to know.

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— 1 week ago with 249777 notes
Cute girls on bikes yay!

Cute girls on bikes yay!

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— 1 week ago with 9 notes
lisumimo:

Tunnel of Trees by Devin_M bike path along the lake April 8, 2014 at 11:17PM

lisumimo:

Tunnel of Trees by Devin_M bike path along the lake April 8, 2014 at 11:17PM

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— 1 week ago with 27 notes
Obligatory picture of Megabat. #megabat #singlespeed #cycling #seracing #selager #handbuiltwheels #FSA #fullspeedahead #velocitydeepv #grancompe #shimano #bullhorns #girlsonwheels

Obligatory picture of Megabat. #megabat #singlespeed #cycling #seracing #selager #handbuiltwheels #FSA #fullspeedahead #velocitydeepv #grancompe #shimano #bullhorns #girlsonwheels

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
#fsa  #cycling  #velocitydeepv  #selager  #handbuiltwheels  #fullspeedahead  #bullhorns  #megabat  #singlespeed  #grancompe  #girlsonwheels  #shimano  #seracing  #holdfast