A couple of weeks ago I ran into Yohei Hayama and Hiro as I was riding home up the wiggle. Yohei came from Japan to SF to bomb hills, and kick it w/ the locals. I’m real glad I met up w/ them when I did and had a chance to cruise around on Yohei’s last day in town. Check out more from his trip HERE
Steven Jensen enjoyed riding w/ us in Seattle so much that he decided to come back to the Bay Area w/ us to catch some last minute clips for Shredwell 2. Mike Schmitt and I filmed w/ him for a few days in San Francisco, while we worked on wrapping up editing SW2. I’m sure glad he came back w/ us, because he has some of the most technical clips in the video. Be sure to check out Jensen making a heavy appearance in the friends section of Shredwell 2.
Here’s a couple screen shots I pulled from SHREDWELL2 of Mike Schmitt riding in down town San Jose. The dude standing next to him w/ the patch just wanted to come over and show the camera some love. The ledge leading into the Guadalupe River has to be the longest hubba I’ve ever seen anybody hit on fixed. Too many stairs to count, too locked in to care. Really digging that custom SW2 shirt he’s wearing.
Our buddy Lucas Bockelmann from Ratpack came with us to the 2012 Fijate in Puerto Rico. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this was the best damn vacation I’ve ever been on. By the end of it, none of us wanted to come back. But after a week of no sleep and sweating off everything I drank, it felt good coming home to a more familiar climate. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I can’t wait for the next Fijate.
Takuya Sakamoto took this photo of me riding street on our last day night in Puerto Rico. While we were there we rode some of the sickest street spots I’ve ever layed eyes on. Such beautifully rugged architecture that it felt like they were made to be ridden. This huge bank spot is just a taste of the magic hidden deep within Puerto Rico. (Trick : feeble pop up to hop into the bank)
Here’s an iMiNUSD advertisement that I made from a relatively old photo of Anthony Combs. The wood grain wrap job on his G.O.A.T is a dead give away of that. It’s been a minute since I’ve been in DTSJ to ride, going to have to change that real soon. Who’s down for a BBQ Jam on the iMiNUSD ramps at Jeff Dempler’s house?
Aáron Borrás from PRFIXED was out on the course popping off photos as we rode the ramps at this year’s Fijate. With nothing but Gasolina keeping us going we went hard in this unfamiliar climate, using our shirts as towels, instead of articles of clothing. Dunking our heads in water, and putting ice in our hats didn’t seem to have much effect as we melted beneath the hot Puerto Rican sun. There didn’t seem to be much escape from the humidity, but I don’t think any of us really care as we rode our bikes, and hung out w/ the locals in what has to be the best vacation I’ve ever been on. See more below Read more
Here’s a photo of Anthony Combs at this year’s Fijate in Puerto Rico. It was hot as hell and humid beyond belief, the entire time we were there. We were constantly fighting to keep cool and hydrated, using every means necessary. Whether it was a water bottle shower, nuke warm Medalla, or a good old fashion Puerto Rican Gatorade “Gasolina“. I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m pretty sure I sweated out just about everything I drank. Hardly went pee at all during the trip.
Here’s a bunch of Instagram photos that I took during our trip to Puerto Rico for this year’s Fijate 2012. The guys from PRFIXED flew a bunch of us out there to put on a demo and help promote the Fixed Freestyle scene on their tropical island home. Words can not even begin to describe the amount of fun we all had during our short stay in one of the most beautiful locations I’ve ever been. The friendly locals, wild nightlife, insane street spots, and strong sense of community between cyclists made this a trip that I’ll never forget. Can’t wait until next years Fijate.
On September 26th, The guys from the Grime will be hosting a premiere of Shredwell2 at the Chrome Store in NY. All ages are welcome, those 21+ get to drink for free. If you are in NY, or live anywhere remotely close to NY, than I suggest you make your way out there. The Chrome store is located at (238 Mulberry St. New York, NY 10012)