Tuesday, September 2, 2014
one of my best bike buddies in the whole wide world of post fixie sadness happens to be the "team dad" of a local racing team- wheeltalk x the volcano club. the team has been collecting podiums like trophies as of late and nothing was the same. they just want to be successful, so now the team is onto cyclocross promising to be on their worst behavior with these new kits. i feel like i have something invested with this team, every podium makes me proud. i'm so, i'm so, i'm so proud of them. so if you need a splash of color in your life, take care and get these while they last....
see what i did there?
Monday, September 1, 2014
MAD FRIO from Matt Dizon on Vimeo.
damn dude, it's been a long ass time since we've seen matt on a bike. seriously, i can't remember the last time i saw the guy make an edit. even though we havent seen the guy in a minute, it doesnt mean he stopped honing his craft. the guy even get silly with the long ass sliders and even a line or two involving a skateboard.
Daniel Le | Fixieboyz408 2014 from Daniel Le on Vimeo.
daniel is a dude who lives in my neighborhood, and he slays. his riding is exponentially improves over time. what hypes me up is his riding style. he's not all grinds, not all big drops, he's kind of everywhere with it. more importantly, dude will put a footplant into anything. that's dope.
Alameda Skatepark - Send Off 2014 from Matt Reyes on Vimeo.
it's been a really busy month here in california, and a good chunk of it involved the dudes from thailand (dew and jaoa). before they went off back to their native land, matt reyes gathered some heads to rip up alameda's finest concrete waves. we're talking ramon, MTS, valentin, kameron boun, peter van nguyen, and jimmy watcha. i've said before that i'm not a big fan of park edits, but all of these folks know how to tear one apart. get to watching.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
red bull ride n style 2014 shit island clips from BHSK_cogblog on Vimeo.
found a bunch of randoms in my hard drive so i thought i would dump em out there to the world. wait, that's a lie. i had a presentation for some college students over the stuff i do with cameras and used the shitty clips in a presentation. then i decided to put it up on the interwebs. enjoy.
ol' shit clips 2012-2014 from 3b's Krew on Vimeo.
meanwhile in SLC, the fam jake has been killing it on the streets. he's an avid follower of the blog and here he's collected a bunch of clips of his riding- some smashing through traffic, some boulevard bombing, all fast shit. so much shit is happening out in slc, i really need to make my way down there!
Johnathan Ball | Bombtrack Welcome from JBall on Vimeo.
well that took a while. we all know that jball's been kicking around with a bombtrack divide for quite some time, but now we finally have something that's come out of the union. jball is a fuckin wizard on that setup which happens to be deemed as "old" in the eyes of FGFS. dude sticks everything down as if he were a fuckin cat- shit just keeps moving before and after a trick. the momentum he carries fucking godlike.
leader has been constantly improving their track bikes and in 2015, they've put some more goodies into their flagship 725 and 735. one of the main points that sticks out would be the new 2 bolt seat clamp system which looks snazzy as fuck. then the 735 differentiates itself from the 725 with the seat stays kicking up towards the top tube/seat tube cluster. you dont have to wait til next year to get them, you can check it out now over at leader!
Alvin's Beautiful Day from The Sleepers on Vimeo.
CBNC is no stranger to cycling, and neither is the homie alvin. CBNC finally has a kit available in conjunction with endo cycling, and it's based on stuff CBNC already makes (the stars button up and the rain camo shorts). it's pretty awesome. give them your money.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Alex Gonzalez + BreakBrake17 from Matt Reyes on Vimeo.
you may be tired of hearing this but alex gonzalez is one of the most down ass dudes in the game right now. yungfixie is stupid fast and has no remorse about it. that's why even though BHSK isn't fucking huge, we do our best to support this guy however we can (hence the ongoing joke/nonjoke of alex being the only team member). hell, the guy is going to interbike under the BHSK name.
Friday, August 1, 2014
KOREA TRIP JAOA & DEW from A TUNNEL FILMS on Vimeo.
DEW & JAOA SAN FRANCISCO MEMORY 2013 from A TUNNEL FILMS on Vimeo.
the thailand dudes have been around. recently they went down to so cal to do some filming with the dudes down there, and i think they're back in the bay area to fuck shit up again. these dudes are always riding or partying or causing a ruckus, and jaoa always seems to get a shit ton of footage of their travels. these are from their trips last year, and hopefully we'll be seeing something from this year soon.
Can't Fool The Youth 3: Johnathan Ball from CHOP EM DOWN on Vimeo.
i've been very vocal about how much i fucking love jball's riding, and this is a testament to that. the bombtrack rider has been a part of FGFS for a very long time and his riding is the epitome of clean and precise. he's also proof that you dont need shit like 26" wheels or a drastically high bottom bracket to kill shit. i mean fuck, not a lot of people could quickly stick a wall plant, let alone bar out of it, but jball did that shit on a setup the FGFS community might call "ancient".
that hop wheelie, 180 drop to fakie wheelie to fakie bar was mind boggling. so much gat damn control, he might hurt somebody. damn...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Jackson Bradshaw - Gang Signs Extras from FOAD on Vimeo.
jackson is one unique dude. we've had conversations about riding when the FOAD fam were down here for ride n style and i found that his approach to FGFS is heavily obstacle based. that whole style brings nutty ass tricks to the table and pushes the envelope far beyond just attempting bmx tricks and trying to go huge. good shit.
there's a really strange phenomena within the FGFS community where random dudes are getting into dama. some of the foad dudes fuck with dama, kbirdie of machete bikes fame is very into dama, even antonyo wothe has been picking up the dama. so the dudes over at chari & co teamed up with krom kendama for their own signature setup. why am i posting this? because i own 6 kendama joints, and have no remorse over that shit. get one.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Andy Sparks | Dreams from Andy Sparks McMullen on Vimeo.
the fam andy sparks is one of the most down to earth dudes i've every met, and he holds down the east bay as well as the proper wheel size. this being said, he's got one of the cleanest styles in the game that hearkens back to early FGFS while integrating modern tricks. i really think that a ton of riders have lost sensible bike control in the pursuit of bigger tricks, which makes andy's riding that much more incredible. you almost forget that he's running a bike that's huge by today's FGFS apparent standard of 26". let's also not forget that it's a bike that holds the geometry of the FGFS mid-school era witht he straight top tube and short wheelbase. folks, this is the standard you should be aiming for.