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25 May 2015

THRASHER – BUST OR BAIL 2

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Thrasher Magazine Bust or Bail 2 - Aaron "Jaws" Homoki Kickflip
Jake Phelps - Bust or Bail 2
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We don’t usually cover much skateboarding, but today was an exception. The homie Ramon called me shortly after I woke up this morning and alerted me that Bust or Bail 2 was going down, so I immediately slammed my coffee, hopped on my bike and headed over there with my camera. By the time I showed up, everybody was already going hard with word going around that the Clipper ledges could be in their final days. Threatened by the recent remodel the school is undergoing. Aaron “Jaws” Homoki sealed the deal and ended the day with this insane kick flip to melon over the legendary Clipper Ledges here in San Francisco. Check out more photos below or view the entire photo set HERE.
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23 May 2015

JOSH BOOTHBY – OPEN SPACES

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Living in San Francisco sometimes makes it difficult to find a nice open space to ride. More often than not we end up riding in the middle of the intersection in between changing lights and passing cars. Making due with what we have without pissing off too many people in the process. It’s all a part of residing in the city I suppose, but sometimes I wish we didn’t have to deal w/ other people’s problems. Here’s a couple shots of Josh Boothby from when we were riding South of Market a few weeks ago. Josh jammed his finger pretty bad this day and had to make a trip to the hospital to get it worked on. He still has a couple weeks of healing before he can get back on the horse, but we’ve already been talking about our next video initiative.
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21 May 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – NO PARKING

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In memory of Michael Penrose’s now not so recent trip to SF, I decided scan through some of the photos we took and see if there were any shots time forgot. There were a few gems buried deep in the archives of Michael and Ian Walker keeping it mellow as we rode along The Bay one saturday afternoon. Michael stacked a bunch of clips for the Wheel Talk full length we’ve been working on and I’m real stoked he made the trip out here. Check out more photos from his stay below.
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12 May 2015

MASH SF – GREG LEMOND RIDE

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Mash SF - Garrett Chow - Matt Reyes - Greg Lemond Ride SF 2015 - Wheel Talk Oakley Bike
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The dudes from Mash SF rolled up to the Oakley / Greg LeMond adventure on their legendary filming scooter, and posted a handful of photos from the recent ride. They caught this gem of me riding w/ the homie Garrett Chow, and I caught this photo of Garrett Chow kicking it w/ the men behind the magic. This has to be one of the most wild ways to get the clip and requires an incredible amount of teamwork from everyone involved. Check out more photos on the Mash SF Blog. Photos: Gabe Morford + Mike Martin

12 May 2015

OAKLEY – GREG LEMOND RIDE 15

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Oakley - Greg Lemond - SF Ride 2015 - Tunnel Vision
Oakley - Greg Lemond - SF Ride 2015 - The Headlands - Dusty Trail 2
Oakley - Greg Lemond - SF Ride 2015 - Battery Townsly
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Oakley - Greg Lemond - SF Ride 2015 - Golden Gate Bridge - John Prolly - The Radavist
Oakley, Greg Lemond & Mash SF recently teamed up to host a ride here in San Francisco led by LeMonster himself. I borrowed MTS’s pocket camera and captured a bunch of the action as we crossed over the Golden Gate Bridge, looped around the headlands and mobbed back to the Mash store for beers. It was rad seeing so many familiar faces in the pack, some of which I haven’t ridden with in years. It’s rides like this that help bring the community together. Or in my case introduce me to an entirely new community of dudes living right at my doorstep. Big thanks for everyone who helped make this happen. #liveyours Check out more photos below, or view the rest of the photos from this day HERE.
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14 Apr 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – ALLEYWAY

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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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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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02 Apr 2015

MICHAEL PENROSE – SF STREETS

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Michael Penrose - SF 2015 - FGFS - Taxi Wars
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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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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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