Going out with a bang. Today was Nelson Bell’s last chance to shred before he heads back to Seattle tomorrow. We started off slow. Still trying to shake off the effects of the night before, but once we got going, everything felt better.
Nelson’s Destroy frame looks like it’s been to hell and back. The patina is impeccable. There’s so much rust, it looks like it’s been in the ocean for weeks. His rear driver was probably the most impressive part of on his bike. With maybe 3 out of the 10 teeth it started with it was a miracle it even worked. All jokes aside, it was really great hanging out with Nelson these last couple days. Until next time my dude.
Playland at 43rd was the first spot we rode once everyone was in town for the Prickly Syringe Jam. It’s a relatively new gem in the neighborhood and is way better than the gated off school yard that was there before. I put to use / sprinkled in a couple clips of Jaoa and I from the week before.
Our good friends & partners in crime at TURF Bikes just released the friends section from the full length video we made in 2014. If you never saw this or just haven’t watched it in a while, then go ahead and do yourself a favor by pressing play and getting back up to speed. The majority of the footage was shot during the cross country road trip everyone to from NY to CA for the 2013 Red Bull Ride & Style. Keep your eyes peeled for the last 3 sections of the video dropping this month.
Aside from the friends section of the video, this is the only other part that has multiple riders grouped under the same umbrella. Anthony Combs, Jonathan Davis, and Christian Hamrick’s part feature a wide variety of locations that spans all the way across the US. Check out some screen shots below as well as the complete 30 minutes of “Word Is Bond“.
Mike T. Schmitt and I made the trip out to NYC last weekend for the Red Bull Figure 8 Mini Drome Race in Queens. The course carried your momentum a lot more than we originally anticipated and we were constantly riding the edge of pedaling like a madman while trying to keep things in control. Mike was on the tail of his competitor in the first round when his front wheel washed out and he hit the deck running. After the early elimination Mike spent a lot of time behind the camera, filming the rest of the race as things began to pick up. Read more below to check out a spectators view of the crash. (more…)
A couple weeks ago Mike Schmitt, Ramon Antonio, Andy Sparks, Ian Walker and I met up in Oakland for a chill session at Dragon Park. We kicked it there for most of the day riding bikes & catching sunburns before venturing off into other parts of the neighborhood. Head over to the TURF Website for more. (more…)
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. (more…)
As we gear up to release the video from Tadashi Nakamura’s stay in San Francsico. I figured now was the time to release some of the remaining photos I took on his last day in town. We did some sight seeing as we explored some of the iconic parts of the city that I knew we hadn’t ventured into yet. We ate lunch in a small garden off the freeway and rode along the shore following whatever road would bring us closer to The Bay. Keep your eyes peeled for Tadashi’s video later this week. (more…)
Mike T. Schmitt’s bike was out of commission most of the day, but that didn’t stop him from riding the bowl at the local skatepark and catching these two photos. Mike is the only person I see attempting handplants on a regular basis, and has been doing so for years. Check out more photos from our trip to Vallejo HERE.
Photo Credit : Dave Beard
I was looking through some older photos on my computer and came across these two shots that Seitaro Iki took of Ed “Wonka” Laforte riding a double peg down a rail in down town Oakland. These were taken back when we were still filming for Word Is Bond and were shot on the same day that Ed did the huge hanger at the end of his section. Check out an alternate angle below or browse through more of Seitaro Iki’s Photography HERE.