Friday, January 28, 2011

Essential Hype up - The Sports Boys

These days everyone has a blog, and most are just some egocentric dick spouting their opinions on anything and everything (kinda like this blog). While that’s the case, every now and then there's some good stuff.

Recently my nephew, Rajan and his homie put together a cool sport’s blog called "The Sports boys" – “Sports boys” is a well written, funny little blog celebrating the best and worst of the NBA. Right now the youngbloods are putting together their best 100 players list. Being born in the 90's, you'd think the boys would only include KG, Kobe and Lebron in their 100 list, but that’s not the case as these dudes are taking it old school and dropping names like Stackhouse, Twyman and one of the best ever, Alonso Morning. Not only that, the boys have player stats for all you stat nerds + a cool little poll about Jordan and which team would have allowed him to win the most rings. On top of that, the boys put together a cool little piece about my favorite NBA team of all time; the New York Knicks - which honestly is worth a checkout of the blog alone.

While you may think that I am just hyping this site as it's my nephew's and that’s party true. But honestly, Rajan is a cool kid, who always impresses me for his commitment to his scene. Seriously, when the dude is into something, he's all in. now half ass crap, or "I’m on the fence" stuff. Recently he told me that he wanted to get into sports broadcasting, which I was hyped on. Next thing you know, he puts together a well written, well researched sports blog - now you tell me how many young bucks are doing that? Not many, that’s for sure. Yeah, I would much rather he become a rock star, but as long as he gives me a shout out while hosting Sports Centre, I got his back.

yeah, the kid loves gary "the glove" payton, but i can't hold that against him, hah!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


after a hell of a wait my hardtail section showed up from Elswick cycles. The quality is first rate, and i'm excited to get started on the second phase of the build; just waiting on my welding guy to get some time and then we'll hopefully go from this:

to this

fingers crossed - pic jacked from jeremy jones blog

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Essential Eating - La Taqueria

the other day Jai and i were cruising around the city looking for some cool eating spots. Yeah, we saw the usual fare: pizza joints, donairs, etc.. etc.. things looked bleak until we came across La Taqueria. Now this place is right at the foot of skid central on hastings, so first off don't expect a valet

walking into the place i felt like i was guy fieri from diners, drive in's and dives as its not the most swanky place. while thats the case, it does have some cool mexican decor, with a couple of day of the dead skulls, and bandito memorobillia

Jai got his classic cheese quesidilla and i hooked up the 4 taco platter; with two Pescado (grilled fish w/ pico de gallo), one Pollo con Mole (chicken w/ chocolate mole sauce) and one carnitas (pork w/ picked red onion). My favourite had to be the fish, with the chicken and chocolate mole sauce close behind. and yes, i did say chocolate sauce. i know it may sound wack, but just try it. click here for the rest of the menu
when the food came it was fresh, authentic and super tasty. One thing i digged was that they had a selection of legit hot sauces and guacamole that you can add yourself. Jai went nuts and piled on a tangy hot sauce which he loved, while i backed a spicier medly w/ guacamole to calm the burn.

not my food, as i did not have time to take pics. but i jacked it from the site to give an example

while the food is great, it's not a ton of food, so you big eaters may still be hungry. But for me, it was just enough to tide me over until we hit up dairy queen on the way home. hola!

should have left it stock vol.11

I must be in jamaica. After all, where else would you see a canary yellow cavalier with tinted windows and a kit, irie mon, u shoulda lef it stok mon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

should have left it stock vol.10

“man, I want a bike that’s badass. I’m talking like the batman bike, but I want it old school too. You know, like OCC style, man that would be sweet, sooo sweet.”

homeboy is just missing a tap out logo on the tank. now that would be all time!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

yeah, silver is cool and all....

but as they say once you go black.....

you just can't go back

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

i'm famous

well, not really. but while checking out the new biltwell site today i noticed my old bike featured in the tracker bars section. i almost shed a tear i was so proud, almost - thanks biltwell!

Monday, January 3, 2011

new years shred

With the amazing weather we have been having lately I thought it would be a perfect time to get Jai back on snow again, so up we went to mount Seymour. Despite the MASSIVE crowds of people up there, we had an amazing day with Jai getting his heelside turns almost locked down. While I would have had the boy work on his skills all day, after a while he just wanted to ride double with me. Check the footage for proof of the good times