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Poster for Ninth Street Derby

Posted in 21st century life, Bikes/Cycling, Design, Durham, Event, Horse & Buggy Press project, Sports with tags , on September 9, 2013 by horseandbuggypress

**this post is part of a series as we catch up on sharing work from the last couple of years. The website update should take place over the winter.
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As a cyclist myself, I was excited to design the poster for the bicycle criterium held on Ninth Street this past spring.

The event was organized by former Duke cycling coach Rusty Miller (he’s since moved down to Greenville, South Carolina).
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Derby poster
This was a quick turnaround keep the costs down project that we were all very happy with, especially the high quality photograph reproductions that Zebra Printing of Morrisville was able to achieve on their digital printer.

**all photos in the poster were taken By Ben Knowles at the 2012 race.

Fun cycling video

Posted in 21st century life, Art, Bikes/Cycling on June 18, 2012 by horseandbuggypress

Caricatures nailed.

Enjoy. . . but please don’t take it too seriously.

R.I.P. Peter Yates — Breaking Away director

Posted in Aesthetic Experience, Art, Bikes/Cycling, Politics/Philosophy, Sports on January 12, 2011 by horseandbuggypress

Director of Breaking Away dies at 81

Breaking Away was of the best movies centered around cycling (there are more than you think), I only got around to seeing it in its entirety last year. Good stuff, dated yes, but good stuff.

“Breaking Away – somewhere between growing up and settling down – it happens to all of us.”

Other cycling moments in film…

Classic

Posted in 21st century life, Bikes/Cycling on December 20, 2010 by horseandbuggypress

I’ve become a beer snob and don’t drink Hi-Life that often anymore, but watching this clip in the winter is a sort of pilgrimage—like watching the Charlie Brown Christmas Special or getting one of the neighborhood kids at the bus stop to lick the stop sign pole and see what happens. (I’m joking of course… we prefer the Rudolph stop animation around these parts)

Bicycles and beer go together like shrimp n’ grits, hotcakes and molasses, beans and cornbread….

Throw in a full moon on the winter solstice and who knows what’ll happen. Shit, I’ve heard the moon might even go dark.

Mobile City issue 7 has landed

Posted in 21st century life, Art, Bikes/Cycling, Design, Friends, Horse & Buggy Press project, Literature on December 2, 2010 by horseandbuggypress

James Kerns and Stephen Gibson, the founding co-editors of Mobile City, have awakened the cycling associated urban literary arts journal/zine/whatever beast and published a new issue, all 48 pages of which were printed in the glory of full-color.

If the name Stephen Gibson rings a bell, that is because he is the author/illustrator of City of Midnight Skies, the 2001 Horse & Buggy Press title which is still available (trade edition, $13; the hand-printed letterpress edition is out of print). Until Dec 17, everyone who orders a copy of City of Midnight Skies, will get a free copy of Mobile City. Email or phone me your order. We don’t do etsy, credit cards, pay pal or any of that shite. We send out the book with an invoice, you send us a check when it arrives. Simple.

Anyway, back to the Mobile City program…

I designed issue #7 this fall and it is available for sale (for a mere six bucks) here at the All Hail the Black Market website

Over in San Fran, Jake has fought off computer viruses to get a new Mobile City website up and running. It’s a work in progress, for now it has a sampling of some of the content from the latest issue.

Below, catch a glimpse at the front cover and some of the spreads.

If you are in the Durham area, H&B is also acting as a distributor, six bucks cash or check. we will pass along the money to the MC crew. But again see above, drop thirteen bucks to get City of Midnight Skies and we’ll throw in a free copy of Mobile City.

Last, Mobile City is accepting submissions (in all media) for the next issue. Send your work to machinewilkins@gmail.com and tell him you heard about it from the Squire.

How things work (see previous Leonard Cohen song)

Posted in 21st century life, Bikes/Cycling on November 8, 2010 by horseandbuggypress

Morgan Stanley wealth manager avoids felony charges for hit and run

A Morgan Stanley wealth manager will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because Colorado prosecutors don’t want him to lose his job.

Martin Joel Erzinger, who manages more than $1 billion in assets for Morgan Stanley in Denver, is being accused only of a misdemeanor for allegedly driving his Mercedes into a cyclist and then fleeing the scene, Colorado’s Vail Daily reports. The victim, Dr. Steven Milo, whom Erzinger allegedly hit in July, suffered spinal cord injuries, bleeding from his brain and, according to his lawyer Harold Haddon, “lifetime pain.”

But District Attorney Mark Hurlbert says it wouldn’t be wise to prosecute Erzinger — doing so might hurt his source of income. Here’s Vail Daily:

“Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger’s profession, and that entered into it,” Hurlbert said. “When you’re talking about restitution, you don’t want to take away his ability to pay.”

“We have talked with Mr. Haddon and we had their objections, but ultimately it’s our call,” Hurlbert said.

Milo, who lives in New York City with his wife and kids, is furious about the dropped charges, Vail Daily says. The doctor’s line of work, like Erzinger’s, has been threatened by the incident. “His ability to deal with the physical challenges of his profession — liver transplant surgery — has been seriously jeopardized,” Haddon, Milo’s lawyer, said. Here’s Milo, from the Vail Daily:

“Mr. Erzinger struck me, fled and left me for dead on the highway,” Milo wrote. “Neither his financial prominence nor my financial situation should be factors in your prosecution of this case.”

Reuters’ Felix Salmon compares the dropped charges to the kind of financial invulnerability that bankers felt in the years leading up to the financial crisis:

No matter how egregious their behavior, financiers knew that they would end up wealthy and comfortable. That, in turn, made it much easier to overcome their natural risk aversion.

Erzinger has bought his way out of a felony charge, over the strenuous objections of his victim; it’s very unlikely that online petitions will do any good at this point. Just another thing to add to the list of things that money can buy, I suppose.

The bicycling blog Abandon Your Car, which includes an online petition, calls the incident “one of the most disturbing, and indeed disgusting, miscarriages of justice in my recent memory.”

Business Insider, for its part, defends Erzinger, saying that due to restitution payments, he “might be working for the rest of his life and giving much of his paycheck to the victim.”

Morgan Stanley told The Huffington Post that they are aware of the situation and stressed that it was separate from Erzinger’s professional role.

“This unfortunate situation was not related to the individual’s professional activities, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and will cooperate fully with law enforcement, if requested,” said a Morgan Stanley representative.

UPDATE

I left a voice mail and email message at Morgan Stanley’s Denver office asking if Mr. Ezinger had been fired yet. Clearly someone with this lack of intelligence in decision making and capable of executing such selfish, irresponsible behavior should not be in charge of $1 billion worth of other people’s money correct?

I told them if he wasn’t fired by the end of the week I would be pulling all my money out of my Morgan Stanley accounts and urging all my friends and family do the same.

Morgan Stanley Denver branch info

The DA’s office phone number is 970-328-6947 if you want to speak to them about their botched handling of the case.

More info…

Colorado Atty General’s Office: 1525 Sherman St. // Denver, CO 80203
P: 303-866-4500 // F: 303-866-5691
Attorney.General@state.co.us

District 2 Congressman is Jared Polis – (202) 225-2161 // http://bit.ly/cMnCrE
Email Congressman Jared Polis at jared@jaredpolis.com

Mailing Address: Eagle County District Attorney’s Office // P.O. Box 295 // Eagle, CO 81631
Phone: 970-328-6947 // Fax Number: 970-328-1016

Mailing Address:
Worldwide headquarters
Morgan Stanley
1585 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Media:mediainquiries@morganstanley.com

Is it really too much to ask for them to treat all people the same in adminstering justice? You think if Mr. Erzinger worked as a cook or an engineer or a janitor they would have been so accommodating and deferential to him and worrying about his record in relation to his ability to hold/get a job?

Great photo

Posted in 21st century life, Bikes/Cycling on April 2, 2010 by horseandbuggypress

Tour of Flanders coming up Sunday and hot dam there is some coverage on versus and I haven’t gotten around to cancelling the cable yet.

nice photo from last year on this website