Earlier this year Chrome Industries flew us out to NYC for RHC in Brooklyn. During our time there we managed to set up some time with Ricky Powell (The Lazy Hustler). We weren’t sure for what, but we knew we wanted to make a video. When Ricky asked us what we wanted to shoot, we shrugged our shoulders and asked him to show us around his neighborhood. He very calmly said “okay” and jumped right into it. This is what we captured. Turn on, tune in, drop out and explode as New York’s favorite hustler takes us on a tour of the ol’ neighborhood.
We turned things up to eleven this year for Jaoa Danaikrit’s Birthday. It felt like a reunion, or better yet like we were getting the band back together having most of the original Wheel Talk team assembled for the first time in a long time. Jaoa flew back to Thailand yesterday and my heart already misses him. I’m really glad that we had the chance to celebrate his Birthday before he left and even more glad that Anthony & Devon came to add to the celebration. Until next time my dudes, and happy birthday Jaoa. Another good year.
The place: Portland. The purpose: Jaoa Danaikrit’s Birthday. The plan: To have a plan. For Jaoa’s 32n’d birthday we assembeled the team in Portland for a weekend of good times. Devon Lawson & Anthony Combs came up from the Bay Area and Tadashi Nakamura is already here on Vacation for the next month. We cruised around downtown and caught some clips before going out to celbrate more later that night. I’ve been having a ton of fun shooting hyperlaspses while we film, and am stoked on how this day Jammer came out. Shout out to Devin Tolman for coming out to hang for a bit & Jeff Osborn for the tunes.
Tomorrow is Jaoa’s last day here in the US before heading back to Thailand. I’m really going to miss this guy. He’s been living in our house for the last 4 months and our house isn’t going to be the same without him. Until next time my friend. Another good year.
We’ve been working overtime on the weekends. A couple weeks ago we dropped a video of Jaoa Danaikrit riding FGFS here in Portland and we already have another one in the works. Here are a handful of behind the scenes photos from a couple of the filming missions we’ve already been on. Stay tuned for the full video and more progress photos.
We had some fun with this one. Whenever John Cardiel comes to town you know good times are close behind and with the recent return of the Chrome Van we rolled around in PDX in style. (It’s great having a mobile headquarters). John has always been a ripper on a bike, and it was awesome to shoot him jumping around on both the orange bikes in town and his Santa Cruz Mountain Bike. The transition of which was really funny to film and see come together. Shout out to Hombre McSteez for all the animation additions, it adds a ton of vibes and was also really funny to film. Check out the new Darkwood Camo Cardiel bags from Chrome Industries and skim through more photos below.
Last Saturday Ramon Antonio hosted the “Still Pourland” premiere here in San Francisco, and all the usual suspects came out of the woodwork for the event. Valentin Racho showed up as well as Jeff Dempler, Alex Blanco and many others. We met up at Soma West Skatepark and rode there for a few hours. Stacking clips, cracking cans, and hanging out until the video premiere at Chrome Industries in the Mission. I brought a pizza to the jam so you know it was a party. I’m sure Mon will make a video from this at some point, but here are some photos from the day until then. The scene needs more meetups like this.
With the move to Portland last Summer I knew I wanted to come out with a quick FGFS jammer and with the recent release of the “Still Pourland” video I figured now is as good a time as any to drop it. Some of it is in the full length, some of it isn’t. Either way it’s a fun little jammer built from the few days we filmed with everybody for the full length here in Portland. I’m really looking forward to bouncing back and being able bodied enough to ride the FGFS build again. Until then it’s been great having Jaoa Danaikrit around to point my camera at and live vicariously through. Keep your eyes peeled for another video of Jaoa dropping soon and pick up a copy of “Still Pourland” to see other sections of the video.
“Want to go on a long bike ride in Industrial North West with me?” This was the message I got from Devin Tolman right when I got back into town from Vacation with the Fam. After a week of relaxing and not having a bike around it felt good to get back on the saddle. Ernie came with us… Naturally.
I can’t believe that Summer is rounding out to a close and that it’s already starting to look like fall here in Portland. The leaves are beginning to change, it’s rained the last couple days, and we’re already back to the constant layer of clouds blocking out the sun. But you know what? I couldn’t be happier about it. Portland looks the best under these conditions and I’m really glad Devin Tolman got met out there to enjoy it. He’s one of the few friends I have who has an equal passion for photography and exploring places that say “No Trespassing”. Like that ever stopped anyone. lulz.
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.