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HANGING OUT IN DOWN TOWN LOS ANGELES

November 27, 2019

Who else remembers or even better, owned a TRK at some point? I remember when Leader Bikes first came out with this frame. It was everybody’s dream bike that year, and the paint job on this one truly makes it one of a kind. I like the big LA cutout on the head tube.

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than finding a good old parking garage with roof access. We linked up with a few friends in DTLA and did exactly that. Willy showed up with this KONA he just started riding. He’s already standing on the saddle, kicking legs, riding manuals on the chain stays. The kid’s wild.

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FIXED GEAR LA – SAM ALLGOOD CAME TO TOWN

November 10, 2019

All’s well that ends well. Sam Allgood the “@FIXEDGEARGOD” came to Los Angeles the day before I left for Germany. I was hoping to have more time to hang out and ride with the man, but had to settle with a single afternoon of fun in DTLA. The shirtless photos of Sam were taken the day before he got the word FIXIE blasted across his chest. Click here to see what I’m talking about if you haven’t already seen it for yourself. Now that’s what I call dedication.

Sam has been in the Fixie game for as long as I’ve known about it. Even going as far as to film some of the riders I grew up watching. He always keeps a camera on him and his YOUTUBE CHANNEL makes it feel like you’re hanging out with the man. Check it out when you get a chance and until then there are more photos below.

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FIXED GEAR PORTLAND – FREE PARKING PHOTOS

November 6, 2019

We’re always looking for a new roof to ride on and lucky for us Portland’s downtown is packed full of empty parking garages. All of which have an elevator that takes you straight to the top. Ideal for most hang out situations, we highly recommend you check your local listings and find a parking structure near you. Just because it’s built for cars doesn’t mean we can’t have our fun. Check out more photos as well as the video from this day below. As always shout out to JEF for lacing us up with the soundtrack, which is listed down there as well.

Song: JEF – Room Kid

FGFS LA – MARCO MARQUEZ & TADASHI NAKAMURA

October 30, 2019

Tadashi Nakamura & I linked up with Marco Marquez and some of the other homies in Culver City and rode around for a bit. I’m always caught off guard by how explosive Marco’s riding style is. It’s unbelievably snappy and every trick is as textbook & tucked as it can possibly be. He took a little bit of a tumble hucking 180s over this blue brick barrier. Landed it clean the first few times for video, but slammed once we tried to take photos of it. It’s funny how that works.

Anyways, shout out to CHARI & CO for keeping our dude Tadashi freshly clothed so we had a reason to film for something while he was here. Keep your eyes peeled for that coming at ya real, real soon. More photos below.

FIXED GEAR PORTLAND – MUSGUARD TO THE RESCUE

October 27, 2019

Alright, So I wrote and took these images back when we still lived in Portland a couple years ago. I can already feel the seasons changing again and you might as well start thinking about your fender game. I still stand behind every word of what’s written below and never travel anywhere without a set of Musguards in my bag. You never know when the it’s gunna rain.

“With winter right around the corner, Musguard send over some of their fenders to help keep us dry this season. It’s about to start getting real wet here in the Pacific North-West as we ramp up to another 9 months of rain. Here are some photos of my setup from last year as things were starting to clear up. Musguard offers the best, and I really mean “THE BEST” fender system/solution out there. They roll up nice and are easy to keep with you everywhere you go. They basically live on my bike or in my bag 9 months out of the year. I highly recommend them to anybody with a track bike looking for fenders. You won’t be disappointed.”

FIXED GEAR SF – OLEK MENDOZA ON THE BRINK

October 23, 2019

“What happens in the black hole, stays in the black hole” – said the quote on his t-shirt. Olek Mendoza is rad. I met him a couple years ago when I was visiting in San Fransisco and was hyped to see someone his age finding a love for fixed gear. He was one of the first in a new wave of riders hitting San Francisco. Makes me wish I found out about track bikes when I was his age instead of wasting my youth on rollerblades.

Olek always has the cleanest builds and I’m glad we got to shoot some photos of him riding his MASH AC1 before he swapped it out for a LOW. Check out more photos below and throw Olek a wicked sweet high five for me the next time you see him.