Friday, December 3, 2010

my thanksgiving.

[22:49] jduffek: did i tell you i almost got my ass kicked by a 350lb dude at a bar on thanksgiving?
[22:49] jduffek: like 5 bouncers had to throw him out
[22:49] jduffek: lol
[22:49] Jim McKay: oh fuck, no
[22:49] jduffek: hahhaha
[22:49] Jim McKay: jesus
[22:50] Jim McKay: wish i was there
[22:50] Jim McKay: heh
[22:50] jduffek: cough
[22:50] jduffek: it was pretty funny
[22:50] jduffek: i never thought i was in super danger
[22:50] jduffek: made me shaky was just kinda funny
[22:51] jduffek: the dude was so big
[22:51] Jim McKay: was he shitfaced?
[22:51] jduffek: he walked in...and was loud
[22:51] jduffek: and it was obvious he was like...claiming his territory
[22:51] Jim McKay: lol
[22:51] jduffek: he looked like a taller israel (size wise) but was dressed kinda red-necky
[22:52] jduffek: some chick was at the bar and he started talkin shit to her
[22:52] jduffek: and she asked if he was a "coon-ass"
[22:52] jduffek: and got kinda pissy
[22:52] jduffek: real loud the whole time mind you
[22:52] jduffek: me and aaron we on the "side of the bar"
[22:52] jduffek: which is only like two seats
[22:52] jduffek: i turned to frost and was like "smoke time"
[22:52] jduffek: i hate loud fuckers
[22:52] Jim McKay: heh
[22:52] jduffek: we coem back from smokin
[22:53] jduffek: hes on "the side"
[22:53] jduffek: asks if we want our seats baack
[22:53] jduffek: but there was two seats right on the "corner"
[22:53] jduffek: next to him
[22:53] jduffek: so im like...were good no thanks
[22:53] Jim McKay: lol
[22:53] jduffek: he makes conversation...loud as fuck
[22:53] jduffek: says hes from brooklyn
[22:53] Jim McKay: ugh
[22:54] jduffek: he does have NY accent....
[22:54] jduffek: whatever
[22:54] jduffek: i say me and frost are from NY
[22:54] Jim McKay: :)
[22:54] jduffek: he comes over and dual head locks us and kinda pushes us into the bar
[22:54] jduffek: "funnny like"
[22:54] jduffek: but...still...asserting his stature...basically
[22:55] jduffek: from the moment he walked in i knew some shit was gonna get crazy....but now i really knew
[22:55] jduffek: i said something to frost...but i wasnt sure, i want to say, "i could take you" or something along those lines.
[22:55] jduffek: but anyway
[22:56] Jim McKay: heh
[22:56] jduffek: he offers to buy drinks
[22:56] jduffek: kinda put up with a certain amount of shit when that goes down....
[22:56] jduffek: then i ask..."so how long you been in austin"
[22:56] jduffek: and he gets all mafia on me "what the fuck you writing a book"
[22:56] Jim McKay: hah
[22:56] Jim McKay: go on
[22:56] jduffek: im like, "nah...ive only been here a few months, i like it....blah blah"
[22:57] jduffek: then he says shit (like our mutual friend does), "its cool not fuckin around"
[22:57] jduffek: like doesnt make sense at all
[22:57] jduffek: "we cool right"
[22:58] Jim McKay: heh. hug time
[22:58] jduffek: then i said something about " you dont need to buy me a drink, its cool"
[22:58] jduffek: and he got more pissed
[22:58] jduffek: then i said "you know...ill just shut up..."
[22:59] jduffek: he said, "you want to go outside and straighten this out"
[22:59] jduffek: i took a second and said, "yeah sure, lets go outsidE"
[22:59] jduffek: JOKINGLY
[22:59] jduffek: but he got up and started walking
[22:59] jduffek: and i didnt
[22:59] jduffek: he takes a few steps, comes back, "wtf"
[23:00] jduffek: im like, "dude, you are like two of me....i dont see us fighting, not fair...etc"
[23:00] jduffek: he talks some shit and i kind stand my ground
[23:00] jduffek: we're a few feet away....but my heart was know....
[23:01] Jim McKay: yeah
[23:01] jduffek: then the bartender tells him to get out
[23:01] jduffek: missing some shit but...
[23:01] jduffek: he argued with bouncer comes over...after a minute or so i go outta the way
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[23:02] jduffek: then a minute or so later EVERY bouncer or dude that works there....cept owner is swarming in
[23:02] jduffek: whats the last message you got?
[23:02] jduffek: i got disconnected i think....
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[23:03] Jim McKay: from there? nothing i don't think
[23:03] jduffek: wheee
[23:03] jduffek: lol
[23:04] Jim McKay: lul
[23:04] jduffek: ok so then the bouncer dudes get ahold of his big ass...he almost hit one of them....
[23:04] jduffek: theres a side door with a two-three step down to the cub
[23:04] jduffek: chuck his ass out and i guess he fell on his face
[23:04] jduffek: i saw them throw him out
[23:04] jduffek: but unfortunately i didnt see the dude on his face...
[23:05] jduffek: anyway...i got back to seat....
[23:05] jduffek: try to chill...from then on that night my drinks were free...which i have to admit, was fuckign awesome
[23:05] Jim McKay: oh man
[23:05] jduffek: i even had a little cash and TRIED to buy drinks
[23:05] jduffek: a few times
[23:05] jduffek: they wouldnt let me
[23:05] Jim McKay: heh
[23:05] Jim McKay: rad :)
[23:06] jduffek: i went outside...and THE DUDE WAS STILL THERE
[23:06] jduffek: he called the fucking cops
[23:06] jduffek: like every bouncer dude was blocking the doorway in
[23:06] jduffek: the cops showed up
[23:07] jduffek: i went back inside cause i didnt want him seeing me again
[23:07] Jim McKay: yeah for real
[23:07] jduffek: a few minutes later they had him in the car and took him to jail
[23:07] jduffek: apparently the cops knew him...hes like austins epic beard man
[23:07] Jim McKay: lol
[23:07] jduffek: always in the drunk tank etc
[23:08] jduffek: it was pretty wild tho...the dude was like 6'4" or so
[23:08] jduffek: had to be 350
[23:09] jduffek: he was scramin and cussin at the bouncers when they tried to get him to leave
[23:09] jduffek: he straight up wanted a fight from the moment he walked in
[23:10] jduffek: i tried not to get into it...but...i dunno
[23:10] jduffek: aaron said, "the most timid dude at the bar...and he starts a fight with him"
[23:11] Jim McKay: it's true tho prolly
[23:11] Jim McKay: his agenda i mean
[23:11] jduffek: all of it yeah
[23:11] Jim McKay: hah, bitchin
[23:11] jduffek: if someone talks to me...ill answer
[23:11] jduffek: and then ill make bs conversation....idk im socially awkward
[23:12] jduffek: not expecting ex-con mentality i guess
[23:12] jduffek: lol
[23:12] Jim McKay: yeah, i'm kinda the same way
[23:13] jduffek: like me and you go to a bar...we have fun
[23:13] jduffek: not looking for fights
[23:13] jduffek: fuck jail man....
[23:13] Jim McKay: yeah
[23:13] jduffek: it costs too much :)
[23:13] Jim McKay: i bet
[23:14] jduffek: take my word for it :)
[23:15] jduffek: i think i should blog this chat
[23:15] jduffek: lol
[23:15] jduffek: "my thanksgiving"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

how i deal with winter

there's nothing pro about how i'm handling this winter.
past winters have been the best time of year for me. the cold and wind makes every second count when i'm riding and i usually learn some stuff then. this winter has been rough, and it hasn't even started yet. i can't tell you how stupid i think daylight savings time is right about now.
i'm still in search of a daily place to ride at night. maybe i'm too picky. i'd like it lit tho, and flat if possible.

so this is the best one i've found,by far. it's hard to see it in the picture, but it rides really small. it's narrow too.
on the plus side, there's never anyone there and it's kinda flat. the light is really far away, so when i ride i see many shadows. that makes it more difficult for me.

the last thing I want to do this winter is be off the bike and getting softer instead of harder, i mean really. no one wants that.

so, when i have some "me time" that i can't use to look for places to ride, i listen to viking metal in 10 second bursts and fantasize about riding with nightvision goggles.

i try to stay fit. tomorrow I'll ride, one way or another. peace.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TMD welcomes George Manos to the team!

Team McDuff proudly welcomes our newest team member George Manos from Greece. He's dark, original, pegless, and super rad.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dane's Hand.

This weekend we had a flatland contest (Texas Flatland Roundup 6) that happens every year. This year the vibe was great! We had a really good DJ kicking tunes and a lot of really good riders show up. Outside where we were riding there was a BBQ competition, so all day the smell of food cooking was in the air, and we could grab something to eat right there. A couple vendors even sold beer, which ended up making things interesting :)

During practice I noticed a certain blonde gentleman standing on the sidelines, just calmly checking it out. Sure enough it was Dane Beardsley! I've never spent time with Dane, but after this weekend I can say that in addition to being one of the sickest riders around, he's a heck of a nice guy and a lot of fun to ride with.

The contest was good, the jam at the OG the night before was good, and the jam at the OG after the contest was good. A lot of riding went down! The OG (Oltorf Garage) is where we ride here, and it's become a bit of a flatland mecca. Every rider passing through tries to get out to it and ride there.

After the contest, some of us went straight there to get some more riding in. Dane wasn't sure how to spell it, so he wrote it down on his hand to make finding the exit easier. In two full days of riding, this is the one and only picture I took, and I dig it.

This is Dane's hand, with Oltorf on it. rad, man :)

tmd gonzo

Thursday, September 30, 2010