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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.

WHEEL TALK ROAD – WIESBADEN GERMANY 2019

October 19, 2019

The homie Tobi Whaley, aka @WHEELTALKROAD was one of the main reasons why we went to Germany last month. He grew up there and flies back to visit pretty often. This year he brought us along. We met up in Wiesbaden where our good friend Jason Sellers let us stay at his apartment for the first week. Jaoa Danaikrit came down from Dusseldorf and it wasn’t long before we had the team assembled. More photos to come, but until then chew on some of these. Check out more below.

Rapha Custom: A Review

October 18, 2019

Five years ago was the last time we made a kit. In those five years the amount of custom cycling kit manufacturers has seemed to double. Everyone is now offering exclusivity, premium cuts, aero dynamics, and low minimums. With all these choices, and the old kit showing signs of wear, it was time to make a new kit and put one of those manufacturers to the test.

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