Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Day 18 (7/6/10)

I got new tires on the “Hoo Koo E Koo”, so I had to go and test them out. They worked great but then again not getting a flat is always a plus. It is very hot in the Midwest right now, 86deg with 67rh at trail time, so I confined myself to a couple of rebuilds and some chalk work. As I may have stated earlier, I just finished reading “Guerilla Art Kit” by Keri Smith. I was hoping for some new inspiration, which I found. I have decided to add chalk drawings and messages to my repertoire. I realized that if I do much drawing I will have to invest in more chalk. The asphalt really eats it up. Today I just wrote Recreation – Creation = Re by “Tripod”. I was planning on writing Re + Creation = Recreation further down the trail but didn’t get around to it. I was attacked again by the blackbird. This time it almost hit me and uttered a sound I have never heard a blackbird make before. It kind of startled me. I rebuilt a sculpture that had been down since I had hurt my back. I decided it was probably fit enough to go for it. I kind of changed the orientation of it and am much happier with it. The wind was already blowing it around so I will probably have to rebuild it again. I was happy to find that all of my other builds were still up.

Nature imitating Art.

I couldn’t resist.


  1. Those pesky red wing black birds. I had one claw me in the head once.

  2. Art objectors are training blackbirds to do their bidding!