14 Apr 2015

MISSION CRIT 2015 VIDEO

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On Saturday a bunch of us headed to the Mission District for burritos, brews and the first sanctioned Mission Criterium held in San Francisco. They had a prototype for this event last year and were able to get permits this year to shut down streets for the race. I teamed up w/ MTS to shoot the event, kick it w/ the homies and watch the action unfold. There were a couple pile ups in the beginning but as the crowd thinned out, it became clear who was leading the pack and chomping at the bit.
1st – Manuel Barra
2nd – Marc Marino
3rd – Chas Christiansen
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14 Apr 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – ALLEYWAY

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MichaelPenrose_FGFS_SF2015_AlleyHopVertical
MichaelPenrose_FGFS_SF2015_AlleyFireEscape
This is one of the spots in our neighborhood that we ride passed all the time but never stop to shoot. Michael Penrose and myself were about to do just that, when I decided to hit the breaks and circle back to catch a couple shots of him hopping into the alleyway. Filming with Penrose opened my eyes to the fact that we rarely shoot photos anymore. We’re constantly caught up in catching the clip before security comes through and gives us the boot. Now that we have multiple cameras on deck it’ll be easier having one devoted to shooting stills. Check out more photos below.
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14 Apr 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – 1 DAY VIDEO

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Mike Schmitt took Michael Penrose on a tour of some of the greener parts of San Francisco and filmed this one day edit of their excursion. I’ve been real stoked on all of the videos TURF has been putting out now that MTS has a camera of his own. Expect to see a lot more content coming out of the Bay Area, and keep your eyes peeled for Michael’s section in the upcoming Wheel Talk video.
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03 Apr 2015

ANTHONY COMBS HOOP DREAMS

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Anthony Combs - FGFS - Premier Fits - Capone Bikes - Hoop Dreams 2
Anthony Combs - FGFS - Premier Fits - Capone Bikes - Into The Sun
Anthony Combs - FGFS - Fixed Gear Freestyle - Wheel Talk - Capone Bikes - Basket Ball Court Barspin
Everybody has dreams and Anthony Combs has dreams to one day sore high over the hoop and dunk his bicycle. With only seconds left on the clock we were able to capture a couple quick photos before the buzzer rang and he scored the game winning shot. Bringing home the title, saving the day and anything else sports related you can think of. He’s been riding Ed Wonka’s signature frame by Capone Bikes for a couple months now and has been real stoked on the upgrade. Be on the look out for a complete bike check of his build coming next week. Until then check out more photos below.
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03 Apr 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – SF SMITH

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For every spot they kill with caps or tear out completely, there’s another one that’s finishing up being built. The only trouble with that is riding it before they have a chance to realize what they’ve made and kill it with caps again. It’s a vicious cycle, but with all of the construction going on in SF, it’s easy to find something new. Here are a couple angles of Michael Penrose doing a smith line at a spot we just recently stumble across. Keep your eyes peeled for the clip in the upcoming Wheel Talk full length.
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02 Apr 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – SF STREETS

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Michael Penrose - SF 2015 - FGFS - Taxi Wars
MichaelPenrose_SF2015_FGFS_14Muni
Being a part of the FGFS community is perhaps the best part about riding Fixed Gear Freestyle. The scene is so tightly knit that you don’t have to have met somebody to feel like you’re already best buds. It’s this small thing that we share in common that breaks the ice and bonds us all together. Nearly all of the friends I have at this point stem from biking in one way or another. When Michael Penrose hit me up asking if he could stay with us in SF, our response was an immediate yes. Having never met him before he stepped foot in our house, we felt as though we already knew him through watching him ride in videos and the most recent SMC Trip to Arizona // “Iced Out Arizona“. Here are some photos of him riding in down town San Francisco mid-way through his stay. Be on the look out for more photos & videos coming soon.
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30 Mar 2015

TURF – WHO IS MIKE SCHMITT

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It’s been a while since Mike T. Schmitt has released an internet section and this one most certainly makes up for it. Mikes Signature TURF Peg the “Night Stick” is a 4.75 inch long aluminum peg with a replaceable plastic sleeve. Head over to TURF Bikes for more info and pick up a set while supplies last. Without further ado, we’re proud to present “Who Is Mike Schmitt”. Sit back, relax and enjoy 4 minutes of non stop grinds.
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29 Mar 2015

FAST FIFTEEN ANTHONY COMBS

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TURF recently started “Fast Fifteen”, a new series highlighting riders from the Mob in a convenient 15 second format. The first one features Anthony Combs at a single spot at an undisclosed location in the East Bay. It’s been a while since we’ve seen any clips of Anthony lately, but his riding is looking as solid as ever.
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29 Mar 2015

IAN WALKER – SF EMBARCADERO

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Ian Walker - SF 2015 - Embarcadero - FGFS 700c
Ian Walker - SF 2015 - FGFS - Guard rail Hop
Last weekend Ian Walker came out to ride around the city with us and stack clips for an upcoming film project we’ve been working on. Ian is one of the few dudes remained true to his roots and still rides 700c/29″ wheels. It’s riders like Ian & JBall that help prove the fact that FGFS will always consist of multiple wheel sizes.
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24 Mar 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – FIRST SPOT

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Michael Penrose - SF 2015 - FGFS - Bombtrack Dash
Michael Penrose - SF 2015 - FGFS - Bombtrack Dash - Under Video Surveilance
With the Fixed Gear Freestyle scene continuing to grow here in San Francisco, we’ve been playing host for more and more people coming to the Bay Area to ride & kick it. Michael Penrose is the latest addition to our household and has been in town for nearly a week now. Here’s a couple photos from the first spot of our fist day exploring the streets of SF. For those who are curious, Michael is on a Bombtrack Dash. Keep your eyes peeled for more photos of Michael’s stay in the next couple weeks.
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