Watcha Flaka Flame. Jimmy Watcha is one of those dudes that is years beyond everybody in his ability to ride FGFS. If this was a game of chess, he’d be 9 steps ahead. Which is probably why MASTER BIKE CO decided to give him a signature colorway of their Hightek frame with graphics designed by FGFS’ very own Gus Molina. Check out more photos below as well as a complete parts breakdown.
FRAME:Master Hightek. Trans Black HANDLEBAR:Ruff 6.5” FORK:Master Chopstick STEM: Cult Salvation GRIPS: S&M hoder HEADSET: Merritt SADDLE: Spike CRANKS: Demolition Rig 24mm BB: Demolition PEDALS: BSD STRAPS: Royal HC SPROCKET: Fit Keyguard 25t GEAR RATIO: 25×9 CHAIN: Shadow Supreme FRONT TIRE: S&M Speedball 2.4 REAR TIRE: Stolen Joint 2.2 FRONT WHEEL / HUB: Mtx33/Rinng REAR WHEEL / HUB: Mtx33/Rinng PEGS: Turf/Rinng
Last Saturday Ramon Antonio hosted the “Still Pourland” premiere here in San Francisco, and all the usual suspects came out of the woodwork for the event. Valentin Racho showed up as well as Jeff Dempler, Alex Blanco and many others. We met up at Soma West Skatepark and rode there for a few hours. Stacking clips, cracking cans, and hanging out until the video premiere at Chrome Industries in the Mission. I brought a pizza to the jam so you know it was a party. I’m sure Mon will make a video from this at some point, but here are some photos from the day until then. The scene needs more meetups like this.
With everyone in town for Mission Crit and it being the day after 420, we decided to get the gang together and have a chill session in The Sunset. We warmed up at the skatepark on 42nd Ave (Watch that video HERE) then packed up the van and headed to SF State for the rest of the afternoon. Jimmy ripped his shirt off his body, Deacon live streamed everything on snapchat and we hung out with a scooter kid for once. This plus much more in this one day video, stop reading and just hit play.
Do you think you’re better off alone? If so, come ‘talk to me’. Alice Deejay’s hit single Better Off Alone was the anthem to our weekend. But isn’t it always. Riding is always better with a squad. I guess it’s the strength in numbers mentality that comes along with it. On Saturday we gathered together some of the best FGFS riders the West Coast has to offer, and met up to ride around our new found home in Portland.
We packed our bags, loaded bikes into the Re-Rack Van and headed to University of Portland to kick start our day. After dodging campus security for a few hours, we got what we needed, pushed our luck a little too far, and decided to head downtown for a change of scenery. Jimmy Watcha sealed the deal, and drove the final nail into the coffin with one of the heaviest lines I’ve ever seen. The sun was setting and the day was pretty much over after that. Always finish on a strong note
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Friday the 13th may be a day of superstition for some, but to us it’s something to look forward to. Whether it’s cheap tattoos of black cats, or in our case afternoon sessions spent dodging rain drops and wishing for breaks in the rain. Either way it always feels like a good day to roll the dice and take some chances.
This weekend was a special occasion. The homies Andy Sparks, Gus Molina, and Jimmy Watcha drove up from the Bay Area to ride for the week. Friday was the first chance we had where the rain wasn’t completely shutting down the day. Jimmy caught some big airs on the River City Cycles banks while it was coming down. I’m surprised he never slipped out because of how wet it was. Gus Molina summoned some spirits underground as we attempted to seek shelter and ride uninterrupted. When the day was up, we all cracked cans by the river and looked forward to what tomorrow would bring.
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The Fixie Fam from San Jose (FIXIEBOYZ408) came up to San Francisco on Saturday to ride, explore, and stack clips. I didn’t feel like I shot a lot throughout the day, but after sifting through photos this morning I walked away with a handful decent shots. Not to mention all the studio bike shots I took of all their FGFS builds in the beginning of the day. It was mad fun having those dudes in town and we’ll have to find a way to make this a more regular occurrence. Keep your eyes peeled for full rundowns of all of their bikes as well as footage from this session.
This morning Mike Schmitt released the official recap of the Prickly Pear Jam that happened in Arizona a couple weeks ago. This 10 minute video is packed full of good times, vicious heat, and collective mix of familiar faces. My favorite part of the video and possibly the funniest part of the day was when Mike pulled a 180 crook in flip flops for a quick 20 bucks. At which point everyone came together and scrounged up enough to pay the debt. Shout out to Zane Meyer for all the arial coverage, and to Kai Yao for shooting secondary angles. Press play to see first hand why this was one of the best FGFS events that has happened in a really long time.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Those words couldn’t be more true as the 2016 Prickly Pear Jam in Arizona comes to a close. Huge shout out to everyone who showed up and an ever louder applause to Mike Schmitt for bringing everyone together. I’m looking forward to seeing where the next jam like this is going to take place. Until then, enjoy scrolling through these 50 of the images I took during the day of the event, and keep your eyes peeled for a video of the Jam coming soon.
It’s amazing how many of the tricks in Jimmy Watcha’sWord Is Bond section were done first try. He even came through and submitted a bunch of clips he filmed with the FIXIEBOYZ408. He might be a man of few words but I’m pretty damn sure his riding speaks for itself. Press play and see for yourself. (more…)