After my brush with catastrophe three weeks ago, a lot of friends wrote to me to help me metaphorically lick my wounds. Thad suggested I was immortal. Jon sent me some music. Julie said she’d send cookies and whiskey. Ethan told me to hang in there, Lydia wrote me a poem, Ben expressed consolation for [...]
‘zero per gallon’ Archive
Twas a weekend of bike-related fun… On Saturday, 150 people came out and rode in the 3rd annual Supermarket Street Sweep, and ended up collecting circa 2,000 pounds of food for the San Francisco Food Bank. Just before 4pm, Dave rolled in with 586 cans of food on his bike trailer, and 5 minutes later, [...]
A friend just alerted me to a duo of Australian designers called Snack On (you can tell they’re Aussies because they spell kilometers “kilometres,” and their names are Bjorn and Surya: Aussie names if I ever heard ‘em) who are selling belts made from inner tubes. Here’s the thing, though: they cost $40 (55 Australian [...]
I’ve changed things up… spiced up ZPG’s homepage, cleaned up the about page, and gotten rid of superfluous stuff like BLING, and GP, and boring verbs. The new index is sleek and mysterious, and has a typo in it. Ugh. The last index was soooo cool, right? Yeah, yeah. I don’t even have those jeans [...]
ZPG’s been steadily growing for the last couple of months — and ZPG merch is now available at five new stores: Chenango Point Cycles (Binghamton, NY); Green Tee Gallery (Knoxville, TN); Thick Bikes (Pittsburgh, PA); the Bicycle Emporium (Auburn, CA); and the Arkay Workshop (here in San Francisco, CA). The really cool part: the staff [...]
ZPG skateboards are now in the house, thanks to Julien Stranger and Mike Novak, at Antihero/Deluxe Skateboards. Check it out — even the soundtrack is sweet.
Summer’s just starting in San Francisco, so it’s time for a little ZPG summer belt sale. For the next little while, all belts are $20 — even the belts with the fancy brass buckles. Mmm, shiny… For you non-math-wizards, that’s 20% off. Go git ‘em!
After a few liters of beer at Tour de Fat yesterday afternoon, I caught up with Reverend Ballyhoo, aka the Deacon of Freakin’, aka Oscar the Gashole, aka the Big Cheese In Charge Of The Whole Damn Festival (BCICOTWDF), aka Chris. He was wearing, a la Tom Wolfe, a white suit with a white top-hat [...]
The rad people at Timbuk2 hooked me up with an awesome new space (at 16th and Alabama) to make belts and spread the good biking word… so I spent this afternoon packing up all of ZPG’s worldly possessions and then unpacking them much faster on account of all the coffee I downed half an hour [...]
ZPG belts are spreading… they’re now available at Gypsy Rox, in Huntsville, AL; and at Micromania, in Nicosia, Cyprus. Take THAT, Europe!