Torey Thornton came up to SF w/ Mike Schmitt to catch some clips for a BB17 edit and hang out w/ everyone out here. Torey is a straight wild man both on and off the bike. We’re about to head out into the night to catch some clips before this week of rain hits.
Christian Hamrick aka “Hambone” just recently moved to San Jose and got a place w/ Mike Schmitt & Devo. I caught these photos of him hitting an opposite smith at the end of the day, just before Gonzo and I hopped on Cal Train and headed back up to San Francisco. I woke up this morning to pictures of Hambone’s mangled face all over facebook. I haven’t heard what happened yet, but i hope it isn’t anything severe. Shoot him a message, saying get well soon. Heal up buddy.
I went down to San Jose on Saturday and spent most of the day hanging out w/ Ed Wonka who has been on the road to recovery after surgery on both wrists and his left shoulder. He’s been finding ways of keeping himself busy while he’s off the bike, this tiny composite skateboard being one of them. I gotta give it to him, the man has 360 flips on it pretty damn well.
I took this picture of Christian Hamrick’s Grime G.O.A.T a few weeks ago, while I was hanging out in down town San Jose. I’ve always been a fan of RAW, unpainted frames & white wall tires, and photos taken like this of bikes.
I caught this picture of Jonah Kessel throwing a tuck no hander while we spent the day hanging out in Venice Beach. Jonah has mad bike handling for someone his age, and it’s rippers like him that are going to be the future of the sport.
I recently had a bunch of Wheel Talk Stickers made to slap around, hand out, and sell online. The image above is just of the sticker backings check out more photos HERE. Head over to our webstore to pick up some Stickers (3 for $2) and Shirts ($20 a pop). Enter the discount code “REALTALK” to get an additional 15% off all shirts.
I took this picture of Jakob Santos’ prototype Resist sprocket the last day of our trip down south. I’m digging the overall look and design of this new sprocket, finally some originality. It seems like more and more companies are beginning to drop aluminum and build solid 1-piece steel sprockets. As apposed to using high grade aluminum (7075) w/ a steel insert, which can develop play overtime. Steel is real.