Bone Machine Crit 2018 popped off in Portland last month and it completely turned the city on it’s head. With riders from across the country competing in a weekend packed full of events the sense of community was strong here in the PNW.
Shout out to all the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who came out to contribute to the good times. Check out some screen shots + the results below and we’ll see you next year.
Jaoa Danaikrit is like a brother of mine and for the past few months he’s been staying at our pad in Portland. I’ve completely lost track of the number of times he’s come to live with us over the years. It’s always for like 3 months at a time. Anyways. The first we did when he got here was built up this bike from spare parts I had lying around the garage. He took to it immediately, and last month we shot this little weekend jammer over the course of well… 2 days. It’s been great having him here to film and search for spots with. I feel like I’m living vicariously watching him ride as I heal up. Hoping to be back up to speed soon so I can check a few things off my list before the Summer is up. Until then I’ll just make Jaoa hit things for the both of us.
Scott Horton was our San Jose homie who came from a motocross background. We spent a ton of time sleeping over at his house so we could ride DTSJ and hang out at iMiNUSD. Here’s the “Welcome to Sadio” part we filmed of him back in 2011.
Nick McManus is the Polaroid Kingpin of New York. If you’ve ever been to a Chrome Industries function in NYC, then chances are you’ve seen Nick. He was the dude standing on the table, yelling “GROUP PHOTO” at everybody until they jumped in the shot. It’s a sight to see, and just as quick as Nick arrived, he’s gone. Off to the next party that meticulously must be documented. That’s about all the dirt I have on Nick. Check out the video we shot with him the last time we were in NYC, and feel free to share any stories or interactions you’ve had with the man, the myth, the legend, Nick McManus.
The saddest fixie in all of. Well, not emotionally speaking, or any real reason at all aside from the fact that there’s a “SAD” sticker on the seat tube. All that aside, Ryan Jennings did an amazing job piecing this build together. The electric yellow fade and saddle tie the bike together nicely giving it a ton of pop off the page. I especially like the tonal “Wheel Talk” decal hiding out near the head tube.
The Renovatio is one of two collaboration frames that Pedal Consumption did with Leader Bikes back in the day. With Leader closing it’s doors a year or two ago, Patrick from PC linked up with Tyrant Bikes to redesign & bring the “Kagero Frameset” back to life. They made a few modifications along the way, but kept the original 2011 gunmetal grey color and lopro geometry.
Check out more photos of Ryan’s Renovatio build below.
I haven’t been able to carry @SLAMDUNKERNIE around with me in the bag like usual due to this broken shoulder. The solution, the new MASHSF X ILE Front Rack + Front Rack Bag setup. Last Sunday, Jaoa Danaikrit and I rode to the edge of Oregon and stared at Washington across the Colombian River. Ernie is stoked on his new bag, he tells me all the time. He’ll do just about anything to come along and starts jumping up at the front rack every time I walk up to my bike now. More to come later, until then enjoy these shots of Jaoa & Ern-dawg.
Things were heating up at this year’s Bone Machine Crit in Portland. With temperatures in the 90s and riders from all over the country things were bound to pop off. We had New York in the house, fixies from San Francisco, homies from LA, and even some of our neighbors in Seattle came out to represent for the PNW. Chrome Industries rolled up in the Van, setup shop, and sold shoes for $1 a shoe. It was pretty funny to see peoples reactions to such a ridiculous opportunity to cop some new kicks. The bike polo matches raged on throughout the day despite the heat and direct sunlight. They probably had it harder than anyone. I hope they all wore sunblock and didn’t get too roasted.
This event meant a lot to the bike community out here. It’s not everyday that we have our friends from outta town pay us a visit. And with the fixed gear scene back on the rise I think it’s safe to say that Bone Machine Crit will be back again next year. Until then enjoy some of the photos I caught in between shooting video. More below.
On the second day of Bone Machine Crit too bad it’s not 12 days long, that way we could make our own rendition of that one Christmas song. All that aside, Saturday was a day packed full of bike polo matches, gold sprints, an alley cat and to tie it all together, a bike show put on by Amy Danger. Shout out to Bone Machine for hosting these events. Western Bike Works for letting me spill a beer during gold sprints and being cool about it. And of course anybody else who helped coordinate or make this shit happen. Check out more photos below and keep your eyes peeled for more shots from “Race Day”.
Yesterday we met up at Alpenrose Velodrome and tee’d off what’s about to be an amazing weekend for fixies of all shapes and sizes. Shout out to BONE MACHINE CRIT for orchestrating the good times and giving us a reason to get the band together here in Portland. It’s been 2 years since the last crit that they hosted here in town and we’re glad they decided to bring it back this year.
Here are a bunch of images from the couple hours we spent hanging out and spinning out on one of the steepest Velodromes on the West Coast. The corners are said to be roughly 42-44 degrees making it nearly impossible to stand on and even more fun to ride. Check out 32 more photos below and come kick it with us this weekend if you’re anywhere near the Portland area. It’s gunna be a blast.
Starting things off with a bang. It’s finally feeling like Summer here in the Pacific North West and people in Portland are beginning to come out of hibernation. I met up with a bunch of the dudes at the Chrome Industries PDX HUB and went for a chill ride on the East side of town. After riding to Sellwood and back we came across and spent some time riding this fun little kicker. Dig through the post and check out photos of everyone catching some righteous hangtime.
Fast Forward to later that night. I’m riding home, throw a skid, and tabletop it straight to my left side. I bounced back up, hopped on my bike and immediately knew something was wrong. I made it the rest of the way home, went to the doctor the next day and discovered I broke my clavicle. After a week and a half of doing nothing I made my way to the operating table where they set me up with a sweet new metal plate with a few screws (see photo at the bottom of this post). It’s been almost two weeks since surgery and nearly a month since the initial accident, but things are finally starting to look up. I hope to be back on my bike in the next couple weeks and look forward to rolling with the pack again. Until then enjoy these and many posts to come while I get back up to speed.