With the move to Portland last Summer I knew I wanted to come out with a quick FGFS jammer and with the recent release of the “Still Pourland” video I figured now is as good a time as any to drop it. Some of it is in the full length, some of it isn’t. Either way it’s a fun little jammer built from the few days we filmed with everybody for the full length here in Portland. I’m really looking forward to bouncing back and being able bodied enough to ride the FGFS build again. Until then it’s been great having Jaoa Danaikrit around to point my camera at and live vicariously through. Keep your eyes peeled for another video of Jaoa dropping soon and pick up a copy of “Still Pourland” to see other sections of the video.
“Want to go on a long bike ride in Industrial North West with me?” This was the message I got from Devin Tolman right when I got back into town from Vacation with the Fam. After a week of relaxing and not having a bike around it felt good to get back on the saddle. Ernie came with us… Naturally.
I can’t believe that Summer is rounding out to a close and that it’s already starting to look like fall here in Portland. The leaves are beginning to change, it’s rained the last couple days, and we’re already back to the constant layer of clouds blocking out the sun. But you know what? I couldn’t be happier about it. Portland looks the best under these conditions and I’m really glad Devin Tolman got met out there to enjoy it. He’s one of the few friends I have who has an equal passion for photography and exploring places that say “No Trespassing”. Like that ever stopped anyone. lulz.
Bone Machine Crit 2018 popped off in Portland last month and it completely turned the city on it’s head. With riders from across the country competing in a weekend packed full of events the sense of community was strong here in the PNW.
Shout out to all the sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who came out to contribute to the good times. Check out some screen shots + the results below and we’ll see you next year.
Jaoa Danaikrit is like a brother of mine and for the past few months he’s been staying at our pad in Portland. I’ve completely lost track of the number of times he’s come to live with us over the years. It’s always for like 3 months at a time. Anyways. The first we did when he got here was built up this bike from spare parts I had lying around the garage. He took to it immediately, and last month we shot this little weekend jammer over the course of well… 2 days. It’s been great having him here to film and search for spots with. I feel like I’m living vicariously watching him ride as I heal up. Hoping to be back up to speed soon so I can check a few things off my list before the Summer is up. Until then I’ll just make Jaoa hit things for the both of us.
Scott Horton was our San Jose homie who came from a motocross background. We spent a ton of time sleeping over at his house so we could ride DTSJ and hang out at iMiNUSD. Here’s the “Welcome to Sadio” part we filmed of him back in 2011.
Nick McManus is the Polaroid Kingpin of New York. If you’ve ever been to a Chrome Industries function in NYC, then chances are you’ve seen Nick. He was the dude standing on the table, yelling “GROUP PHOTO” at everybody until they jumped in the shot. It’s a sight to see, and just as quick as Nick arrived, he’s gone. Off to the next party that meticulously must be documented. That’s about all the dirt I have on Nick. Check out the video we shot with him the last time we were in NYC, and feel free to share any stories or interactions you’ve had with the man, the myth, the legend, Nick McManus.
The saddest fixie in all of. Well, not emotionally speaking, or any real reason at all aside from the fact that there’s a “SAD” sticker on the seat tube. All that aside, Ryan Jennings did an amazing job piecing this build together. The electric yellow fade and saddle tie the bike together nicely giving it a ton of pop off the page. I especially like the tonal “Wheel Talk” decal hiding out near the head tube.
The Renovatio is one of two collaboration frames that Pedal Consumption did with Leader Bikes back in the day. With Leader closing it’s doors a year or two ago, Patrick from PC linked up with Tyrant Bikes to redesign & bring the “Kagero Frameset” back to life. They made a few modifications along the way, but kept the original 2011 gunmetal grey color and lopro geometry.
Check out more photos of Ryan’s Renovatio build below.
I haven’t been able to carry @SLAMDUNKERNIE around with me in the bag like usual due to this broken shoulder. The solution, the new MASHSF X ILE Front Rack + Front Rack Bag setup. Last Sunday, Jaoa Danaikrit and I rode to the edge of Oregon and stared at Washington across the Colombian River. Ernie is stoked on his new bag, he tells me all the time. He’ll do just about anything to come along and starts jumping up at the front rack every time I walk up to my bike now. More to come later, until then enjoy these shots of Jaoa & Ern-dawg.
Things were heating up at this year’s Bone Machine Crit in Portland. With temperatures in the 90s and riders from all over the country things were bound to pop off. We had New York in the house, fixies from San Francisco, homies from LA, and even some of our neighbors in Seattle came out to represent for the PNW. Chrome Industries rolled up in the Van, setup shop, and sold shoes for $1 a shoe. It was pretty funny to see peoples reactions to such a ridiculous opportunity to cop some new kicks. The bike polo matches raged on throughout the day despite the heat and direct sunlight. They probably had it harder than anyone. I hope they all wore sunblock and didn’t get too roasted.
This event meant a lot to the bike community out here. It’s not everyday that we have our friends from outta town pay us a visit. And with the fixed gear scene back on the rise I think it’s safe to say that Bone Machine Crit will be back again next year. Until then enjoy some of the photos I caught in between shooting video. More below.
On the second day of Bone Machine Crit too bad it’s not 12 days long, that way we could make our own rendition of that one Christmas song. All that aside, Saturday was a day packed full of bike polo matches, gold sprints, an alley cat and to tie it all together, a bike show put on by Amy Danger. Shout out to Bone Machine for hosting these events. Western Bike Works for letting me spill a beer during gold sprints and being cool about it. And of course anybody else who helped coordinate or make this shit happen. Check out more photos below and keep your eyes peeled for more shots from “Race Day”.