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28 Jun 2015

MINI DROME NYC – NUMBER 18

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The moment Mike Schmitt & I caught wind of the Red Bull Over / Under event in NYC we immediately looked up tickets and made arrangements to attend. It seemed like a good excuse to travel and ride street somewhere other than our own backyard. We landed the day of practice, got in a couple laps and showed up the next night for the big event. The head to head races were made up of 32 of the best fixed gear riders from all over the globe. Only one person from each race would advance to the next bracket and have to ride another 5 laps around the figure 8 Mini Drome. After making it through the first few rounds of eliminations, I knew I’d have to go up against my good friend and fierce adversary Addison Zawada . That time finally came when we crossed paths in the semi-finals and I washed out and fell coming into the second lap. After that Addison advanced to the finals and came home with the gold. Big thanks to everyone who helped make this event happen and I look forward to seeing where they take it from here. Check out an IG clip of our race below.
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11 Jun 2015

DAVE BEARD – DIGITAL DITCH

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Anytime we link up with Dave Beard, there’s magic in the air. Sparks fly, time stops and occasionally we’ll shoot a photo or two. All jokes aside, Dave is one of the most brilliant photographers I know. He rarely makes his presence known, and acts like a fly on the wall shooting things as they happen without coordinating with the people in the image. The results create a truly genuine depiction of the moment and have an incredibly natural feel. If you’re just surfing the internet, then I highly recommend you head over to his blog to check out more of Dave’s golden turds.
Photography Courtesy of Dave Beard
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29 May 2015

OAKLAND FAMILY PORTRAIT

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FGFS_WheelTalk_OaklandCA_Squad2015A couple weeks ago we all met up in Oakland to hang out and cruise around the East Bay. We spent most of the day stacking clips at Dragon Park, before we all had our fill and ventured elsewhere in search of a change of scenery. In that search, I stopped the caravan and pulled everybody aside to take this photo. So much of our efforts are spent filming that we often times forget to shoot any photos. I figured we might as well get one, and you’re looking at it. Left to Right – Matt Reyes, Ramon Antonio III, Ian Walker, Mike Schmitt, Andy Sparks

25 May 2015

THRASHER – 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 after hearing that the Clipper ledges could be in their final days. Aaron “Jaws” Homoki sealed the deal and ended the day with this insane kick flip to melon from the top of the double set. 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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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 & 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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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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