After flying over 5,900 Miles over the pacific from San Francisco to China for the 2014 Fixed Gear Open 6 in Beijing I had seen a lot of places and met even more people. Dew Sippawit & Jaoa Danaikrit met up with me out there shred and stack clips as a team. Dew threw some huge tuck no hander to barspins, 180 tuck no handers, nose manual to barspins, and ended up winning the Freestyle event. Jaoa Danaikrit came in a close second and I won the high jump clearing 105cm. It was amazing to see so many talented young riders in China and inspiring to watch Ines Brunn ride who has a stye unlike anybody I’ve ever seen. I don’t think I’ve ever taken so many photos, signed so many autographs, or smiled so much in my life. Thank you for all the riders who love this community enough to put on this event and make this sport happen.
Tomorrow morning I’m waking up and hopping on a flight to China for the 6th annual Fixed Gear Open in Beijing. Dew Sippawit & Jaoa Danaikrit are going to meet me out there for the event and to shred whatever street spots we can while we can. I’ve stocked up on memory cards, film, socks and am ready to set sail on another trip overseas. Keep your eyes peeled for photos from all of us during our stay out there.
With only 30 available, these 3/4 sleeve baseball shirts are going to go fast. The 3M reflective print is designed to light you up at night, and keep you safe from those rogue cars on the streets. While the bald cat and arrows on the back are there for those concerned with wind resistance and shaving seconds on the track. Head over to our store and pick one up HERE before they’re gone for good. Each order comes with decals and an assorted sticker pack, available while supplies last.
After nearly a year in the making and being put on the back burner in order to produce “Word Is Bond“, here’s the official video from the Wheel Talk Trip to Japan. Filmed over the course of our two week stay and was made possible because of our dudes from Fish & Chips Crew. After traveling around the Southern tip of Japan on a 9 State tour, and flying out to Tokyo to visit Marco we were only able to scratch the surface on what unreal street spots Japan had to offer. I don’t know if there’s much more I can say about this trip that I haven’t already, so press play and check out some screenshots below.
As we gear up to release the video from the Wheel Talk trip to Japan last year, I dug up a bunch of photos that were never posted. Between Seitaro Iki and myself, we shot a ton of stills and even more video. Documenting everything from our daily expeditions around whatever town we were in that day, to our nightly pit stop at Yayoiken for dinner. Keep it posted for the video release, until then check out more photographs HERE. Photo Credit : Seitaro Iki & Matt Reyes
Mike Schmitt & I have lived under the same roof for a while now, and have been stacking a ton of footage during that time. It makes it easy to film having somebody else who rides living one room away. Here’s some long angle shots I took in between filming clips across the East Bay. That’s our dude Jaoa Danaikrit crouched on the steps like a ninja with a camera in his hands. It was good having the Thai dudes in town with a second camera so we could shoot multiple angles on our weekly excursions. Keep your eyes peeled for the clips to accompany these photos.
I came across these photos of Minkyu Sim while transferring footage from Dew & Jaoa’s memory card. Minkyu came out to the Bay Area and stayed with us while he was in town for Ride N Style this year. He was the only dude to come out for the event from Korea and just recently has been in basic training for mandatory military service. You can check out more photos below and watch the video of him that just came out last month.
Here’s some throwback photos of Dew Sippawit from when we flew out to the East Coast to meet up with Ed Wonka and ride street in New York last year. We ventured everywhere from Staten to Queens putting in an easy 20+ miles a day riding from spot to spot. If there’s two things I love about NY it’s the pizza and the abundance of cellar doors scattered throughout the city. Dew banged out a couple quick photos at this bank spot in Staten Island before we hopped on the ferry and headed back into Manhattan. Check out more photos below, or others from our trip to NY HERE.
Alex Gonzalez‘s Welcome to BreakBrake17 was filmed over the course of two days in San Francisco. I followed him around the city as we ripped around China Town, cleaned up trash down alleyways and bombed between the trolley tracks on California St. It’s rare to see people hopping around and doing track tricks on an aluminum frame. People now a days either ride track bikes built for speed or have transitioned into riding Fixed Freestyle. Alex is one of the few people who blends both styles of riding and shreds everywhere he goes. Stop reading, press play and enjoy.
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been a year since we stepped foot in Japan. After spending two weeks traveling around the Country, we had grown accustomed to drinking Hennessy with our native friends & sweating it out at the end of everyday in the unbelievably humid climate. If it wasn’t boiling hot outside, it was dumping buckets of rain. Never the less, we quickly overlooked the unfamiliar climate in awe of the unbelievable street spots Japan had to offer. The white shells on the top photo were probably my favorite slice of architecture we encountered. They’d never build something like that in California. They’re far too aware of the consequences to construct such a perfect potato chip. Big thanks to Seitaro Iki for shooting a ton of behind the scenes photos and YSO for making this all happen. Check out more photos from our 2013 trip to Japan HERE.