Seitaro Iki came out to the Red Bull Ride & Style Qualifier here in San Francisco, and filmed everyone spinning out on the gold sprints. There’s even a couple shots of me riding out front after the event. I ended up qualifying for the race, so it looks like I’m going to be doing both events this year. Come out to Justin Herman Plaza at noon this Saturday (5-4-13) to check it out.
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.
Omar Sebai came up to SF and stayed at my pad for a few days during Spring Break. Devon Lawson and I took him around and showed him what the San Francisco street game has to offer. It was real sick watching Omar and Valentin ride together. I don’t know what they’re feeding kids these days but it seems to be working. I’ve been seeing a bunch of youngbloods crushing shit lately and really pushing things to the next level. One thing is for sure, these two have some dialed barspins.
It’s been great having Mike Schmitt back in San Francisco. He gets off work around three everyday, giving us plenty of time to catch some clips and ride around before the sun sets. He’s always making obstacles out of trash off the street, and is constantly coming up w/ crazy ways to hit shit.
I hit this wallride to gap back into the street on my commute home from downtown everyday. Commuter tricks are the best part of riding Fixed Freestyle. I spend more time crushing through traffic and hitting stuff along the way than I do riding spots. Photo Credit : Mike T Schmitt
Here’s a photo that I took of Mike T Schmitt riding his signature MTS Burro Mudflaps, which are now available in Staph Infection Red. The ability to customize your inserts is a nice touch. They come stock with a meat insert and a photo of Mike’s open knee while in surgery. For those who don’t know Mike got some crazy Island funk while we were in Puerto Rico and had to fly back to the US to get Surgery. Hense the custom colorway, and choice in inserts. I find it funny that they come with a photo of meat considering Mike is vegan.
With daylight savings time in full effect, Devon Lawson and I have been out shooting longer and later. Making better use of the day and adjusting to the change in light at the usual spots. Here’s a couple screen shots I pulled from some recent clips we’ve been filming here in San Francisco.
Anthony Combs took this photo of me on my weathered and aged Specialized PFIX. I’ve been on the same frame for nearly a year now, and have grown so attached to the beaten look that I don’t want to hop on a fresh frame. The custom colorway is an easy differentiator that I feel like I’ve become directly associated with. Who knows maybe I’ll swap out frames in time for Ride & Style, only time will tell.