Spinning is free on Fountain Square every Tuesday

Every Tuesday on Fountain Square at 6:30 the Urban Basin Bicycle Club departs for a relaxing ride around the basin.
The last ride was another nice one, and always a favorite, the brewery ride. We rode around exploring new and not so new breweries in town and sample their wares.
William had his new whip, really cool ride he built up with used parts on the cheap.

Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Just an FYI, you can't stand outside a bar in Covington with a beer. You can sit but you can't stand.
Don't ask me how I know
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
One of Andrew's libraries, I love riding around Covington.
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
I wonder what the farthest distance is you can still see downtown?
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Live better, live longer, ride a bike.
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
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Buck's Badass Bash

A nice warmup for Cinco de Mayo in the heart of OTR.
Now we're reading for Cinco de Nada!

Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo
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Sid Saturday

Sid
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No justice, no peace

Black Lives Matter
I try not to blog much about politics and national affairs because I'm not good at it. But this has been bothering me since last August.
I think years from now people will look back at right now as a turning point. Unfortunately, right now we live in a post-fact, victim-blaming world. There are serious human rights violations going on in this country and most everyone looks the other way.
Well guess what? It is not ok for police to murder Americans in the backs of vans. The media goes on and on about the riots when the protests and violence could easily be avoided. If we can't trust the people who are supposed to protect and keep us safe then what is the point?
The government should be apologizing and back pedaling but what do they do instead?
They double down.
A peaceful protest? Send shield and club wielding riot police in.
The tension isn't high enough yet?
Send in the National Guard with assault rifles. To confront Americans. In an American city. And who does everyone mock? The protesters. It makes no sense to me.
It sickens me that people think a citizen smashing a car window is somehow worse than the police murdering young African-Americans.
It is also not amusing that white society, after having carried a campaign of genocide against Native Americans, having fought a bloody civil war over slavery and then dropping a nuclear bomb on Japan, is telling the black community to calm down and be quiet.
I can't imagine what it must be like to go through life having society tell you your life doesn't matter. Then killing your friends or family indiscriminately to prove it.
African-Americans being angry and pushing back against a government that is terrorizing them is not a riot, it's a rebellion.

“Looting, too, is about power. ... Something you’ve been told you can’t have because you’re not human enough to live, let alone prosper.” ~ Mia McKenzie
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter
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Crafty Supermarket

The Crafty Supermarket isn't your grandmothers craft show, or maybe it is depending on your age. I should say this isn't my grandmothers craft show. Crafty has curated a collection of the highest quality crafters in the area. The next one isn't until Nov. 28, so put it in your calendar right now. You can do all your Christmas shopping there because giving boring gifts is a crime.
After you go, just remember, you can also find everything all year long online or in local brick and mortars.
Its amazing how many people show up early, in the rain, to wait in line to get.

Crafty Supermarket
Crafty Supermarket
The crafts are terrific, but coffee first.
Crafty Supermarket
Crafty Supermarket
Crafty Supermarket
Crafty Supermarket
Lily in Flux is half natural history museum, half art gallery and half crafter.
Crafty Supermarket
I need these guys.
Crafty Supermarket
I've been buying cards from Ap loves design lately because corporate cards suck.
Crafty Supermarket
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polar votexs and harsh winters

And now because of them I appreciate this even more.
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outside is still free

And it still belongs to everyone. The outside that is. The coolest thing about biking around the city is getting into the nooks and crannies and seeing sights you'd never see otherwise. And cycling around is even better when you do it with a group a friends and this is where the Urban Basin Bicycle Club comes in. Show up and right, get a little history and of course afterwards there is always a beer waiting. Another highlight, if you like bike porn is there are always one or two vintage bikes that show up.
Urban Basin Bicycle Club

My good luck totem has been warding off evil for three summers now, hasn't let me down yet.
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
Urban Basin Bicycle Club
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Final Friday April Edition

Final Friday doesn't get any earlier than that does it? This year it also hit another important date, at least for me. Ms 5chw4r7z and my wedding anniversary. We don't always need a big fancy event to celebrate and over they years we've enjoyed getting take out from Shanghai Mama's and eating on the square. We have more happy memories doing that than any other dinner I can remember. It meant rolling into OTR late for Final Friday but it was worth it, an amazing night all in all.

Anniversary Dinner
Anniversary Dinner
Albert showing off his photos at the Red Door Project
Final Friday
Final Friday
Park+Vine's exhibit of Michael Dillingham's outsider art.
Final Friday
Final Friday
OK, how crazy is it that a place like this can make it in OTR?
Final Friday
The French version of A Star is Born shredded and rolled up and inserted into pills
Final Friday
A Bugs Life at Frameshop
Final Friday
Final Friday
There was an indecent on 12th so Neon's was cleaned out except for locals, its was pretty cool for a change.
Final Friday
Final Friday
Final Friday
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