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120MM – PRICKLY PEAR JAM


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I keep a camera on me just about everywhere I go, and ever since I got my hands on a Hasselblad it’s quickly become my everyday carry. So when it came time to fly to Arizona for the Prickly Pear Jam I knew I’d be bringing two things. My FGFS bike and this camera. I’ve traveled to a lot of places and for the most part when it’s hot, it’s humid. But AZ was a dry heat that I don’t think any of us were prepared for. It was by and far one of the most blisteringly hot places I’ve ever been and sent everybody home with either a tan or a sunburn by the end of the jam. 9 hours of riding beneath the desert sun will do that to you. Shout out to Mike T. Schmitt for hosting the event and getting the band back together again.

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PRICKLY PEAR JAM – DAY 3

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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.

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PRICKLY PEAR JAM – DAY 2

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That’s it folks, the 2016 Prickly Pear Jam in Arizona is officially a wrap. This has been one of the best FGFS events there has been in years and it’s something that will be remembered for a long time to come. Scroll through and check out a handful of photos from our second day in town and Keep your eyes peeled for shots from the jam coming out tomorrow.
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TOP 15 FGFS VIDEOS OF 2015

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Another year is in the bag so we took a minute to reflect on 15 of the most memorable videos of 2015. It’s amazing to watch the progression that continues to happen year after year and I couldn’t be more stoked to be a part of it. Take a look below and see for yourself.
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SF BIKE EXPO 2015 – PHOTOS

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First things first, huge shout out to everybody who came to the the 2015 SF Bike Expo to ride, kick it and support the scene. It’s times like this and friends of this caliber that remind me of why I started riding FGFS to begin with. None of this would have been possible without you, and after seeing the stoke this event cultivated we’re going to pick up the pace on hosting more FGFS Jams of our own. Thanks again to everyone who helped make this happen and keep your eyes peeled for the video of the event. Coverage of the 2015 SF Bike Expo provided by Suck My Cog & Wheel Talk

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MINKYU SIM IN AMERICA 2014

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I came across these photos of Minkyu Sim while transferring footage from Dew & Jaoa’s memory card. Minkyu came out to the Bay Area and stayed with us while he was in town for Ride N Style this year. He was the only dude to come out for the event from Korea and just recently has been in basic training for mandatory military service. You can check out more photos below and watch the video of him that just came out last month.
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RIDE + STYLE 2014 | VIDEO


With more than 30 riders from all over the world competing in the freestyle event, things were bound to get wild as everybody geared up for the 2014 Red Bull Ride & Style. Each year they mix up the course and this year they really out did themselves creating one of the best flowing layouts to date. Everyone brought their A-game that day as they stepped up to the plate to empty out their bag of tricks. Elliott Milner brought was linking together lines on the park like he’s ridden it his whole life. Jakob Santos hucked something huge off just about every object there. Joe Mckeag showed everyone what it looks like to ride transition, and Johnathan Ball wasn’t letting anything go untouched. There’s too much that went down for me to even begin to discuss, so I’m just going to have to let the video speak for itself. Read more below to see the final results. Thanks to Dave Beard for shooting the photos for the thumbnail.
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RIDE + STYLE 2014 | RACE RECAP



Red Bull recently released a quick recap of the 2014 Ride & Style that went down last weekend in San Francisco. I rode in the race as well as the freestyle event again this year and somehow managed to find a spot on both podiums. Head over to their site and read up on it HERE, they did a far better job explaining it then I ever could. Aside from that it was an all out blast going up against Addison Zawada in an aspect of riding that I rarely ever indulge in. Photo Credit : Garth Milan
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RIDE + STYLE 2013 | JBALL

Johnathan Ball, better known as “JBALL” came up to San Francisco for Ride & Style and stayed at my house for a few days. We mucked it around the city, and checked out some of what SF has to offer. Homie is mad consistent, I couldn’t believe how hard he was flicking his 5 cabs on those big wheels. There’s not very many people doing tricks on 700’s these days, as more kids continue to make the switch to 26’s. When I asked him if he’d ever make the leap, he said that he’s tried them before, but doesn’t plan on converting over anytime soon.