Considering the fact that everybody posts old photos on thursday, here’s some dusty shots that Ramon Antonio III took of me riding in San Francisco a while back. There’s few tricks that offer the same kind of feeling as sitting sideways on a wallride. They’re an immediate go to trick and are a blast to sporadically smash walls on the daily commute around town. I’ve had a couple different run ins w/ SFPD who apparently don’t appreciate the trick as much as I do. I’ve hopped on the curb to catch a quick wallride in the past, then landed and looked up into the eyes of two police officers who immediately struck a pose and attempted to tackle me off the bike. Nothing a little swerve in the opposite direction can’t fix. Photo Credit : Ramon Antonio III
With the rain holding up for the day, we took advantage of the cloudy weather to ride in the eye of the storm we seem to be stuck in. Gus Molina took the ferry into The City to meet up with us and ride around Japan Town. Ramon Antonio & I both stacked a couple rail clips to add to the ever growing pile off footage we’ve been sitting on. Mike Schmitt found this hubba and thought he had a spot until the run up proved to be too short, so we quickly labeled it “wack” and moved on. As quickly as I mentioned it stopped raining, it went right back to dumping buckets and looks like its going to continue to do so for the rest of the week. Check out more photos below, or lurk through photos from some of the other Sunday adventures we’ve had in the past.
Photo Credit : Matt Reyes / Gus Molina
This was the first time I’ve been back to Alameda since we moved, and I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic as we rode through our old stomping grounds. It was nice to get outside while there was a break in the clouds and shoot some photos for a change. We’ve been getting an exceptional amount of rain here in the Bay Area, so I thought I’d take advantage of our current condition and splash around in some of the leftover puddles before it goes back to dumping buckets. Check out photos from other lazy sunday’s HERE. Photo Credit : Ramon Antonio
On Sunday I strapped my bike to the roof of Ramon Antonio the III’s car and hopped in as we drove across the Bay Bridge on our way to Gus & Dave’s house in Alameda. We came across this section of cement where a tree had peeled back the concrete enough to create a decent sized lip that launched you out onto the opposing sidewalk. Ramon clicked some toboggans for the camera before we headed on our way in search of other spots that had fallen through the cracks during the short time we lived there. When it comes to grinding, it’s great having people around who have different dominant sides. It opens up more spots and is a clear determining factor on who should catch the clip there. Ramon has been stacking a ton of rail shots lately and was able to add another one to that list while we were there. Be on the look out for video from this day whenever we accumulate enough for a new section.
Photo Credit : Matt Reyes
Considering the fact that Gus Molina and Dave Beard recently moved into our old pad on the island I thought I’d introduce them to some of the spots lurking around their neighborhood. Here’s a few photos that I took of Gus as we cruised around Alameda in search of a new building to explore or a new spot to ride. We ended up finding this ledge with angle iron which Gus did a few Levitator/Butcher Grinds before getting a flat in the sea of glass surrounding it. Luckily there was a bike shop near by, so we were able to fix the flat with ease and continue on our journey. I’ve only ridden with Gus a handful of times and am stoked to have him living here in the Bay Area. Be on the look out for more photos from our lazy Sunday later this week. (12.7.14)
It’s a wrap folks. After a couple weeks in the editing booth this is the official coverage of the first Harness The Gnarness Jam in Oakland. Big thanks to everyone who came out to ride, film, kick it and make this event such a good time. It couldn’t have been done without you. We plan to make it a series of Jams hosted by different riders in the city of their choice. So keep your ear to the ground because this may be the first, but it certainly won’t be the last. Check out some screen shots below.
Here’s some of the few photos I took during the Harness The Gnarness Jam that happened in Oakland a couple weeks ago. I focused on shooting video over photos and was lucky enough to have dudes like Kris Fay (Lockedcog), Mike Schmitt (TURF), Alex Gonzalez, and Ramon Antonio III around to shoot alternate angles throughout the day. Instead of each putting out our own video of the jam, we decided to combine clips and make a collaborative recap of the event. Here’s a little teaser Kris made to help give you an idea of what I’m talking about. Stay tuned because later tonight We’ll be releasing the official coverage of the first ever Harness The Gnarness.
I took these photos of Devon Lawson riding his FGFS build a while ago and figured I’d post a bike check for those curious as to what he’s on. If there’s one thing I miss about living in the East Bay its the endless amount of open space and industrial places we used to ride. I’m stoked that Dave & Gus moved to Alameda. It gives us more of a reason to ride some of these run down and abandoned spots. Check out more photos and read through the parts list below.
If you don’t know, or haven’t heard, Harness The Gnarness 2014 Hosted by Ed “Wonka” Laforte is this Sunday in Oakland (11.16.14). We’re meeting up at Madison Park (Lake Merritt Bart) and are riding spot to spot giving out prizes at every stop along the way. If you live local be sure to mark your calendar and cancel any hot date you may have, because this is one event you won’t want to miss.
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I’m pretty sure I shot more photos on 35mm film than I did on my digital camera this year and have a box full of prints to show for it. If you ever come by the house, ask me about it and I’ll show you. Until then check out some of these shots of Mike Schmitt on our morning commutes, lunch breaks from work and weekend sessions around the city. I’m really stoked on how a couple of these double exposures turned out and am finally starting to figure out the formula. Check out more 35mm photos HERE.