This year’s Red Bull Bay Climb was one of the best yet. Everyone partied hard and had a great time heckling the gassed riders coming up the hill. Gearing was key and it was fun to see who chose what when it came to the fixed gear sprints. “Fasterrr” and “keep going” were two of the fan favorites. Between that and the endless ringing of bells, I’m pretty sure that’s all I heard. We had a great time shooting this and love our Fixie Fam in San Francisco. Until next time y’all. Shout out to James Grady for always being there to host the good times.
San Francisco is best known for one thing, hills. Steep ones. The kind of hills that make you go “please tell me we’re not walking up that”. The kind of hills that give you a nose bleed by the time you get to the top. Those hills.
For the 3rd year in a row we celebrated the Red Bull Bay Climb hosted by Mission Crit & and yours truly, James Grady. Set with an amazing backdrop, this 3 block course runs grades of up to 21% degrees. Enough to make even the spectators tired. @SLAMDUNKERNIE & I were on the scene with our camera in hand ready to capture all the action.
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Cheap thrills & climbing hills. If there’s a fixie event happening, nearby we’ll be there. With our camera’s ready, our heads bouncing, and high fives being thrown in every direction. We’re always ready to cut loose and have a good time. If there’s one thing boy scouts taught me, it’s “be prepared”.
The Red Bull Bay Climb in San Francisco was a real cliff hanger. As in everybody felt like they were standing on the face of a cliff the entire time . To even make it to the top, is a feat strength in itself. Word on the street is that 103 total miles were raced by all of the participants. I always enjoy shooting the fixed gear events we take part in and usually find a friend to help capture the times I’m not behind the lens. This time Portland’s finest Ramon Antonio III came down to contribute to this 60 second recap.
It was great kicking it with all the homies in The Bay. Until next time.
I can barely even walk up this hill. Maybe I’m speaking for myself, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. Red Bull always delivers the goods when it comes to events and creative content. This was no exception. With 3 city blocks and a 21% grade standing in your way, everybody was feeling the pain by the time they made it to the top of San Francisco’s De Haro Street.
“What’s your ratio?” All anybody could talk about. Is basically the slogan for the day. Sums up the entire event, I wouldn’t change a thing. We used to film a lot of skateboard videos down De Haro, and I’ll be the first to say that it’s no joke. Bury you alive, cross your t’s, dot your i’s type of shit. This event was in part reaction to the downhill race Red Bull hosted on De Haro a couple years ago. Check that out HERE. The most entertaining portion of the day was watching all the fixies make their way up the hill. It was like watching the little engine that could. I’m proud to be part of that train.
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The dudes over at Red Bull really one upped themselves with the construction of this year’s Over/Under mini drome. 64 riders from around the world came out to shred, sweat & battle it out on this a one of a kind figure 8 track. On top of competing in the race, Mike Schmitt & I filmed a ton during the event and put together this video of the night as it unfolded. Read more below to check out Red Bull’s official recap as well as a bunch of screen shots from our video.
I brought my 35mm camera with me to the Red Bull Mini Drome in New york and shot these 8 photos through out the night. Mike Schmitt and I also shot a bunch of video during the event and are going to release a highlight reel in the next couple of days. Until then check out more photos below.
I recently developed an older roll of film that had some 35mm photos from this year’s Red Bull Ride & Style. I managed to pop off a few photos of friends in between riding, racing & filming that day. It’s nice to have tangible images to hold after shooting digital for so long. The dudes at GASS Parks have the production of ramps down to a science, and were kind enough to grind the paint off all the coping. Zane Meyer was there to help capture some of the action and contribute to the video recap we made of the event. All in all, so much happened that day that I could never fully speak to all of it so I’m just going to have to let the photos and videos speak for themselves. Check out more photos below.