Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Matt Spencer | Extras from Matthew Spencer on Vimeo.
lets be honest here- matt doesn't do a whole lot in terms of crazy hammer like tricks, but if any of us tried to emulate the way he rides we'd fail miserably. yeah most of these spots you could throw a bar in or grinds everywhere but that doesn't get your mental processes going. matt will make you think. the guy pedal checks 2 or three times.... and you can't see them half the time or the guy had impeccable timing. i like that. wolfdrawn joints are always the best.
10# Ricardo Lino from LISBON IN LINE on Vimeo.
the thing about lino is.... lino will keep going. edits these days dont have enough lines in them (most of them are just BANG BANG BANG) and this is a proper line. it's short but absolutely smooth from beginning to end.
Westfixed2Days from LISBON IN LINE on Vimeo.
joao "jotta" carmo, pedrojose oliveira and duarte lima get in on this one. these guys usually hang around lino out in portugal so you know they have it down. what sets them apart is the fact that 2 of these dudes are actually running 24" wheels. kinda gnarly to see another wheelsize come into the picture.
Friday, June 14, 2013
so this clip from thailand's "this girl is badass" surfaced a while ago and i thought i would share it. well yes, it's cheesy-ish to say the least but what i'm hyped about is the fact that they used an OG shortyfatz 8 series. the shortyfatz company is no longer around but the dudes were based out of san jose, formed by the union of bicycle builder matt rodriguez and internationally accaimed artist samuel rodriguez. i havent seen one in years so it's pretty cool to see one surface... and in thailand of all places.
kris introduced me to the golden bear a long time ago and it's funny because whenever i'm in sacramento, i'll end up there from time to time. hell, when NAHBS was there, me and the destroy dudes went there every night. well kris is holding sprints out at the beloved bar on june 29th which puts me in a little bit of a conundrum. if i'm not working that day, i have the option of either going to an oakland a's game (and if you know me, then you know i love me some oakland a's) or i can go to this.
fuck. i have a decision to make.
you can get all the info over at kris' joint.
Hardbrakers promo from Hardbrakers - Gangsters of Love on Vimeo.
i have a really really strange interest of germany. they make great cars, they have good beer, the food is excellent, and their short translation of "bicycle" to german is LITERALLY "rad". um... FUCK YES. maybe that's why i took a semester of german in college. anyway, meine familie in deutschland known as the "hardbrakers" are a bunch of dudes that know how to have a good time. fireworks, secret spots (which look fun to ride, i might add), shot gunning tallcans, and fire breathing- it's all there. visit them at hardbreakers.com. you wont be disappointed.
Toyo Minato no mori Edit from BOB_woods on Vimeo.
i'm not very big on park edits unless it's got some good stuff and this one has some good ones in there. my boy andy sparks put the wheelie to fakie wheelie out there so i'm guessing the natural progression is for toyo minato to do it in reverse order and throw a bar in at the end. it's such a simple thing in theory but damn does it look impressive.
Indonesia Critical Mass | Jakarta May 2013 from Fixietas Jakarta Urban Cycling on Vimeo.
indonesia is a place i would like to go one day and it's because of the fixed gear and cycling following like this. yeah we have bike party in san jose but this shit seems more mellow- granted, there's probably more setup to this critical mass than our famed bike party. this critical mass looked freakin huge and though it looks pretty slow, it's not about the speed in these things.
i need to get my ass out there one day.
Goin Hard For Pedal Hard from Jake Lanich on Vimeo.
progression is a funny thing. take jake and corey here repping sac town's pdlhard. i've seen jake in every phase of riding man- he was there when we did the first sacramento bicycle film festival in 2010. corey was there too doing the long skid comp. hell, jake's vimeo icon is a photo i took in 2011. pretty rad to see that they went back into drop bars and track setups.
let's bring it back everybody. track bikes, tall seatposts.
Tommy Dugan: Empire - Bad Idea from CollateralBMX on Vimeo.
so i guess i'm buying empire's bad idea. i'm on a BMX rager right now so i dont care what the hell you say about it. you'll appreciate this i promise. tom dugan is nuts. there's so much speed. there's so much air. pretty sure you'll have a few "GAT DAMN" moments.
just watch the damn thing.
FATLACE Paddock from fatlace on Vimeo.
fatlace is a bay area staple and has spearheaded a lof of the car culture around the world. every time i make my way up to SF or something i see this place off 101 and always wondered how it looked like. does this belong on BHSK? well it has a bridgestone anchor in it, so that's good enough for me. but then again i've always had an affinity for cars there's a whole bunch of beautiful ones in here ranging from a fully built FR-S to a slammed safari window vw bus- hell there's even a bagged nissan quest minivan.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
so my brother joseph out of kansas city, MO is filming. he lived out here in san jose for a minute but now he's backs home where he can do some heavy stuff like this. he sent this over while i was in class and i basically had to step out because i wanted to throw shit- this shit is UNREAL. SO UNREAL. he cleared that shit to the street. look out for this guy. no one is safe.
3:30: Ramon Antonio from lockedcog on Vimeo.
ramon is a beast of a rider and the focus of our friend kris' 3:30 series. the lockedcog feature has been spotty but who the fuck cares, it never disappoints. all the clips are heavy as fuck but the one that really caught me was the bumpjump over the chain at :25. um.... HOW DO YOU NOT DIE DOING THAT? that's a tall ass chain man.
bangers, bangers everywhere.
BHSK love a good hill bomb even if it isnt on a track bike. i mean shit, i take my FGFS setup hill bombing all the time and it's mad fun- i probably get more sideways with the low ratio and the big bars over my overbuilt fuji track pro. terry b of full frame collective posts some good ol' fashioned bombinhttp://fullframecollective.com/g on bmx from time to time and this one caught my eye. here they're bombing mount tamalpais located north of SF. everything is green up there- it's awesome.
i miss my bmx bike.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
WRAHW Welcomes Colin Foster from WRAHW on Vimeo.
i woke up this morning, did my little instagram scrolling and saw that wrahw is no more. for me, i'm devastated- wrahw was a huge inspiration for me (hell i have a couple of wrahw patches laying around BHSK HQ) and i think i can say on behalf of everyone, it dropped the coolest shit. wrahw kinda started around the same time that a lot of us did and has contributed greatly to FGFS (especially with tricks and style) as well as documenting a good chunk of riders. in it's last hurrah, torey upped colin foster's edit which really encapsulates what wrahw was about.