Although I didn’t get a chance to ride the ramps, I was able to take some photos and check out what they have in store for everyone at Ride & Style this year. I don’t want to give too much away before all the artists finish painting everything. Until then, this photo will have to suffice. Riders should start trickling into the city within the next few days, cant’ wait to get all the homies together again.
Ed Wonka + Anthony Combs both age another year today as they begin another trip around the sun. Ed enters into his Jordan year (23) ready to drop hammers and crush shit. While Combs comes of drinking age (21) and is now legally able to pick up on chicks at the bar. Be sure to show both of em’ some birthday love.
Last week a bunch of us took the Chrome Van up to Seattle Washington to film for the second installment of Can’t Fool The Youth. We were lucky enough to stay at Steven Jensen and Zlog’s house so we didn’t have to sleep in the back of the van. We had such a good time w/ Jensen while we were there, that he decided to say fuck it, and come back w/ us to San Jose. He’ll be staying w/ Ed + Mike while he’s here, so if you see him rolling around down town San Jose, be sure to holler.
Here’s a look at the 2013 Specialized PFIX. I’ve been helping Specialized develop this bike for the last 2 years now, and have been there since the beginning of it’s creation. It has the same geo as last years model, but comes equipped w/ improved parts + components. We gave it a new chainring, top load stem, rims, and a better saddle for starters. We’ll be developing an updated geo midway through the year, so keep your eyes peeled for pictures of that coming soon. It’s available now at iMiNUSD and other Specialized dealers.
This weekend Mike Schmitt and I went to go ride the dirt jumps hidden in Golden Gate Park, only to find that the city had completely gutted the place. Leveling everything in their path, leaving behind nothing but a couple of signs telling us to turn around and fuck off. It’s always a shame to see a spot go, especially one as sacred as this. We will rebuild, despite the city’s destructive ways.
I’m sure most of you have already seen pictures of the new Frame from The Grime floating around the internet. Here’s a photo that I took of Devon Lawson‘s Ghost build while he stayed at my pad in SF over the weekend. I had the chance to ride around on it for a bit, and decided it doesn’t feel much different from the G.O.A.T. Other than the fact that the seat + top tube are a lot more out of the way. I’ll have additional photos of the bike up by tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for those. SIZE | MEDIUM
Lately I’ve been going back and forth from San Francisco to San Jose to finish up filming for Shredwell2 w/ Ed LaForte and the rest of The Grime Team. We’ve put a lot into the making of this video, and have explored some of the best street spots that California has to offer. We’re currently working on wrapping up filming and editing it, we’ll keep you updated as we go.
For those who didn’t know, Ed Wonka just got back to California after a 2 month trip to Thailand. The guys from SADIO who flew him out there to help teach at a Fixed Gear Summer Camp they were putting on. He hung out w/ all the riders out there, and even spent some time mucking it around Bangkok on his own. He was gone so long, that I didn’t think he’d ever come back. I’d love to make my way out there at some point.
Just started filming for a new web edit. I don’t have as much time to ride during the work week, so I’ll be filming mostly on the weekends. Lemme know if you’re in the city, and want to meet up to ride. I took this photo through the fire, while we were BBQing in the park the other day. There’s nothing like grilling up some burgers and dogs w/ the homies on a hot Summer’s day.