Congrats to my dudes at 4SQ, this is huge.
bijan:

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Love. this. so. much. 

Doing some research on surf spots in San Francisco. I had no idea Ocean Beach could go off like this…

Related: Got my wetsuit tonight. Need booties (possibly a hood) and I’m ready to rock!

You cannot accomplish something great overnight.

**Sometimes I write for you, and sometimes I write for myself. Continue reading for a self pep talk, that hopefully gets you a little fired up too :) **
Any real substantial, lasting contribution to the world, any achievement worth writing home about, or that may be written in a history book someday, takes time to develop and deliver. 
The path ahead, starting is hard:
When you’re only in the second inning, the game ahead can seem daunting.
When you’re building a house, the foundation can take a long time to settle. 
In a startup understanding your market (customer development) may take a full year or more. 
Follow thru, eye on the prize:
It will take all 9 innings, and maybe more to win. 
You can’t live in a house without… a foundation, walls, support, a roof. 
No company will flourish without team, product, culture, a mission.
You’ve got to have a vision for the win, a vision for the deliverable, a vision for the future.
Focus, the details matter most:
Each run driven home.
Each nail driven in.
Each hire or customer closed.
My Dad has always said that his greatest success was in 30 years, he had 1 wife, 1 house, and 1 job. He’s a man who believes that consistency and persistance brings value.  Jumping from this to that, and losing focus will lead to a less fulfilling life and likely block you from reaching your greatest potential. He hates all the trades in sports…if he were GM of the Chargers we still might have Stan Humphries under center :) In short, avoid unnecessary change, stay the course.
Have a vision for your future and your life and your business. The path ahead will be long, and it will seem longer at the beginning. Focus on the details and follow thru as you get closer to your goal. It will become more of a reality every day and that will give you the encouragement and excitement to “keep calm and carry on”. You will not do anything that substantial without some endurance so keep cranking, it’s right ahead of you.

You cannot accomplish something great overnight.

**Sometimes I write for you, and sometimes I write for myself. Continue reading for a self pep talk, that hopefully gets you a little fired up too :) **

Any real substantial, lasting contribution to the world, any achievement worth writing home about, or that may be written in a history book someday, takes time to develop and deliver. 

The path ahead, starting is hard:

  • When you’re only in the second inning, the game ahead can seem daunting.
  • When you’re building a house, the foundation can take a long time to settle. 
  • In a startup understanding your market (customer development) may take a full year or more. 

Follow thru, eye on the prize:

  • It will take all 9 innings, and maybe more to win. 
  • You can’t live in a house without… a foundation, walls, support, a roof. 
  • No company will flourish without team, product, culture, a mission.

You’ve got to have a vision for the win, a vision for the deliverable, a vision for the future.

Focus, the details matter most:

  • Each run driven home.
  • Each nail driven in.
  • Each hire or customer closed.

My Dad has always said that his greatest success was in 30 years, he had 1 wife, 1 house, and 1 job. He’s a man who believes that consistency and persistance brings value.  Jumping from this to that, and losing focus will lead to a less fulfilling life and likely block you from reaching your greatest potential. He hates all the trades in sports…if he were GM of the Chargers we still might have Stan Humphries under center :) In short, avoid unnecessary change, stay the course.

Have a vision for your future and your life and your business. The path ahead will be long, and it will seem longer at the beginning. Focus on the details and follow thru as you get closer to your goal. It will become more of a reality every day and that will give you the encouragement and excitement to “keep calm and carry on”. You will not do anything that substantial without some endurance so keep cranking, it’s right ahead of you.

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You know I have crazy respect for this man. Gotta love the welcoming of his kid w/ his art. 

texturism:

glory | jay-z ft. b.i.c. | via  wetheurban sydneychild

jay-z welcoming blue ivy carter. love.

everybody goes through stuff

life is a gift, love, open it up
you’re a child of destiny
you’re the child of my destiny
you’re my child with a child from destiny’s child
that’s a hell of a recipe
glory
glory
glory…
michaelberner:

This is unbelievable

michaelberner:

This is unbelievable

if you have a clear direction of what you want to do and the direction is towards increased quality, you can’t go wrong.

- Yvon Chouinard

Just wrapped up a 5 mile run. I feel awesome.
Feeling awesome is something that I’d like to continue to do :) SO, I’m setting my single New Years resolution…
Run a minimum of 365 miles in 2012.
I’m not looking to be Mr. Marathon over here, but with a couple short runs per week, say 3 miles, and 4 miles, I feel good about life and my physical state. I’ll probably work in some other workouts (yoga, trail runs, surf) but I’m simplifying my commitment to the runs. An avg of 7 miles a week…and yes I’m on pace, did 9m this week.
A few other things I’m shooting for this year, just to get them in writing:
Get Uber to at least 20 cities (this is all about building an awesome team)
See 4 countries (see last goal :)
Spend time with Molly camping (places like Yosemite, Tahoe, Pt. Reyes, Half Moon Bay)
Get back into surfing (I need a better wetsuit for NorCal, but I’ve been away from my roots for too long)

Just wrapped up a 5 mile run. I feel awesome.

Feeling awesome is something that I’d like to continue to do :) SO, I’m setting my single New Years resolution

  • Run a minimum of 365 miles in 2012.

I’m not looking to be Mr. Marathon over here, but with a couple short runs per week, say 3 miles, and 4 miles, I feel good about life and my physical state. I’ll probably work in some other workouts (yoga, trail runs, surf) but I’m simplifying my commitment to the runs. An avg of 7 miles a week…and yes I’m on pace, did 9m this week.

A few other things I’m shooting for this year, just to get them in writing:

  • Get Uber to at least 20 cities (this is all about building an awesome team)
  • See 4 countries (see last goal :)
  • Spend time with Molly camping (places like Yosemite, Tahoe, Pt. Reyes, Half Moon Bay)
  • Get back into surfing (I need a better wetsuit for NorCal, but I’ve been away from my roots for too long)

Getting Away: Yosemite

Monday morning I woke up after a VERY long New Years Eve weekend and knew that I needed (and wanted) to get some time with Moll. I’d been working non-stop coming off of what is Uber’s SuperBowl, NYE 2011. 

We got up around 9:45a and by 10:30 we came up with a plan to head out to Yosemite for a few days. I hopped on Hipmunk and found an awesome little lodge about 45 minutes from Yosemite Valley called Tenaya Lodge. It was a perfect get away out of the city. We’re not Yosemite experts (yet) so we didn’t feel totally comfortable doing the camping thing, but very likely will on the next trip.

The Yosemite trip was exciting for me as I’ve recently read Let my people go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia. He’s a huge Yosemite fan and talks about it quite a bit in his book. Patagonia, the company actually started building climbing equipment because of all the beautiful climbs he did growing up in Yosemite. He would literally build and sell climbing equipment just enough of the year, that he could spend the summers in the valley on the rock walls. Love this guy. He’s a passion entrepreneur who I truly respect. 

Anyway, Moll and I got to spend Monday to Wednesday spending a lot of time together, and while a bunch of that time was in the lodge with me on my laptop (standard) it was really nice for us.

On Tuesday afternoon we took on the Vernal Fall hike which as a local informed us the night before, is under the “strenuous” category, but we were game. Turns out it was pretty tough but the reward at the top was worth it and views were beautiful.

(celebrating our victory at the top of Vernal Falls, Yosemite)

(looking down about 320 ft at Vernal Fall)

Getting away from the city and into nature is something that I would definitely like to do more of. In college I was big into climbing (mostly bouldering) and I think it would be a fun thing to get back into (anyone in SF up for a Mission Cliffs trip?). The drive from SF was about 4 hours and Molly and I will definitely be going back often. If anyone out there is a Yosemite expert I’d love tips & tricks :)

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Here’s a cool bonus. An interview with Yvon Chouinard. A classic outdoorsman and a rockin (pun intended) entrepreneur.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrYa3qkeu-I&feature=player_embedded

BMW R80

BMW R80

<my lust for cafe racer bike continues…>

Untitled Motorcycles are three guys working out of a workshop in Camden, London, building “motorcycles for everyday use with great individual styling and quality mechanics.” They’re on a mission to ressurect old and unloved motorcycles—and in a way, recycle them into classics. Untitled started in 2010 with a BMW R80/7 as their first project, and have just released two more bikes for sale—including the silver machine shown here, the ‘Scrambler UM-2’. 

BMW R80
New parts include the seat, bars and exhaust system, with modified fenders and a new wiring loom. The thoroughly overhauled engine has new big end shells, timing chains and tensioners, piston rings, honed bores and reground valves. The frame has been bead blasted and powder coated, and the subframe modified to accept a shorter seat. I especially like the R80′s wheels: 18 inches front and rear, with hubs powder coated satin black, and heavy-duty stainless steel spokes fitted. The tires, in case you haven’t already guessed, are Dunlop K70s—in 4.00 x 18 size. The bare metal tank and headlight have been sprayed with a clear lacquer, and even the most mundane nuts and bolts have been given attention, with dull chrome or zinc plating. Terrific stuff, and perfect for blasting around the northern suburbs of London town. [This bike and its sister ‘Street UM-3' are for sale. Contact Untitled Motorcycles via their website. Images courtesy of Damian McFadden.]

Canon EOS 5D | 1/80 sec | f/4.5 | ISO 200 | Focal length 57mm

BMW R80
BMW R80
BMW R80



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CHAIR


A lovely wooden chair design by Wendell Castle. via fortheloveofchairs

gregmelander:

CHAIR

A lovely wooden chair design by Wendell Castle. via fortheloveofchairs

Freakin awesome Honda CL350 Cafe Racer from Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. 

Eventually I’ll own a bike…it could def be one like this…

Hi, I'm from Ghent in Belgium. Cheers. — Asked by mrharristweed

you’re awesome. happy new years brother.

Someday, someday&#8230;

57/58-ish 356A

Someday, someday…

57/58-ish 356A