Monday, April 27, 2009

BOND 04.25 : The Aftermath


Well this run was supposed to be taking place in San Pedro, but due to an unfortunate series of events, that run has been pushed till next month. Details coming soon I swear. But shit don't matter, we still had a solid run as far as I'm concerned.

We had a solid turnout of 34 heads, and interestingly enough, it was the lightest count of newbs we've had yet. I want to say that there were less than 10 people who hadn't played before. We we're even graced by the presence of the Godfather himself. Things worked out just fine!

I don't want to get into any of my personal stories of glory here (not that there were any), so i'll just end this quickly by saying it was a solid night, with no hiccups and no troubles. We didn't run into any police, and managed to steer clear of the shovel-wielding face-spitting mexican gangsters that dwell in the dank alleyways of The Skinny Grid. Woo Hoo!

See you next time!

P.S. Goddamn it... There are a bunch of you who have half suggested some ideas for new maps. I want them! Stop fucking around and email me some coordinates/intersections/landmarks/googlemaps! I think we're all about ready for some new shit to go into rotation! Thanks!

BOND 03.28 : The Aftermath


Well I was a little bit worried for a number of reasons. For starters, I was totally blowing it and showed up almost 30 minutes late. Part of me was like "fuck everyone dude! I'm ALWAYS there waiting for stragglers and shit." And the other part was very much "Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck". I finally arrived to a meager turnout of disgruntled persons, most of whom hadn't played before, all of whom we're cold and tired of waiting.

On top of that, there were very few players. Ive gotten used to 50+ turnouts, so when I was greeted with only a handful of faces, my spirits sank.

Anyways, to get on with it. We had a final turnout of 26 people, which as much as I'm bitching is actually quite solid. I teamed up with returning player, but not quite veteran Dallas to drive the first map. We had hoped for a repeat of our last chase team performance, but didn't quite live up to the hype. I still had a solid time.

We played "North Hidden Vons" for the second time ever. Having driven it the time before, running it was quite enjoyable. I think everyone likes the map, so thats good times as far as I'm concerned.

The newbs did great, most of our crew that night was a bunch of fellows all the way from Cal Poly, or some insane engineering/metaphysics school. They were a long way from home, so I thank you fellas for taking a chance and checking it out. You're always welcome back.

And now I'm gonna stop talking.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

BOND : 04.25 Update!!!

Here's the maps bitches. We're gonna play some classics, only a little different than you're used to. BACKWARDS! Totally fucking crazy right? I know...

First up, Palms/Centinela.

Meet at what shows up as POINT B on the google map. Its the corner liquor store on the south west side of the actual Palms/Centinela intersection. Theres ample parking in the back, thats where we'll be!

We'll be running to the front of the schoolyard where we normally meet to start this map, where we'll then regroup for the next run.

The Skinny Grid.

We'll be about a block away from the normal end point, and might double back. The actual endpoint for tonights run will be the normal starting point. Its a stop sign at the north east corner of Penmar and Lake adjacent to Penmar Park.

Should be good shit. I'll be seeing a bunch of you tonight hopefully.

P.S. When you click on the map icons, it should take you directly to the google map boundaries, but if you don't see anything, just zoom out till you can see it. Its been a little wacky with me lately. Just an FYI. Good luck!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

BOND : 04.25

Sorry for the silence... I'm blowing it.

Some of you have heard that we're doing a special edition BOND run this month. I told a few people we were heading to where it all began. This is rubbish. Not quite enough time to get the word spread properly, I need just a little bit more to be fully prepared.

This month were gonna be local, playing some of the classic Mar Vista maps. I'll announce the specifics by Friday I promise.

Next month though... near the end of the month... we WILL be running in San Pedro goddamn it! Stay tuned, and I'll see you on the streets.