Despite all the shit there is to do in Las Vegas, I had the best time hanging out and riding with these dudes one afternoon. I didn’t come equipped with a bike of my own, so Evan Service saved the day by letting me shred on his. After figuring out rides, we hopped in a car and traveled off the strip to this lonesome manual pad where we rode until the sun went down. It was impressive to see first hand all of the skid tricks Matt Spencer has up his sleeve, Elliott Milner’s nose manual control & Jackson Bradshaw’s creative genius. I rarely get to ride with these guys so it’s always a pleasure when I do. Ian Walker perhaps being the only exception to this because he lived in the Bay Area up until just recently. That being said, I’m looking forward to meeting up and riding with them in AZ sometime in the near future. Check out more photos below
The MASH SF World Premiere was nothing short of inspiring. Everyone bolted and by the time they reached their bikes they were swallowed up by smoke. I grabbed my ride and scrambled to find a familiar face to follow, but ended up getting swept up by the rest of the pack. The Alleycat consisted of a 8 stop loop around the city with a vicious climb up Twin Peaks to kick things off. We climbed to the top of 17th and saw a car flip over so we dropped everything and quickly ran to their aid until the EMTs showed up. http://www.wheeltalkfixed.com/2015/mash-sf-world-premiere-2015/ http://www.wheeltalkfixed.com/2015/mash-sf-world-premiere-2015/ http://www.wheeltalkfixed.com/2015/mash-sf-world-premiere-2015/ http://www.wheeltalkfixed.com/2015/mash-sf-world-premiere-2015/ http://www.wheeltalkfixed.com/2015/mash-sf-world-premiere-2015/After the grueling race was over we all linked back up in the Mission at The Lab where they had 10 years of MASH on display along with free drinks and snacks. It was an impressive thing to see the line up of Jerseys and bikes they’ve had over the years. The doors out front of the Victoria Theatre held a line most of the night with people anxious to get in. Once the video started playing the room ignited with a roar which lasted most of the showing. If you didn’t have a chance to see it they’ll be playing it at Interbike next week as well as a bunch of other locations around the globe.
San Francisco’s Tenderloin is one of those neighborhoods where the zombies never rest and if you listen close enough you can hear their yells booming down the block all day long. It’s a place where you quickly learn to watch your step due to all of the human shit stained along the sidewalk, the roaches crawling in the gutters and the occasional homeless dude you didn’t see sleeping against the wall. It’s a place I’ve called home for the last year and despite all the madness, I’m sure going to miss it. Some people say SF is loosing it’s character. I say those people haven’t hung out in the TL lately because this place has only gotten more hectic. Don’t just take my word for it, post up on Turk & Leavenworth and let me know what you think.
This morning I was clearing out the archives I came across these photos from when I first got on Bombtrack and started riding the DASH earlier this year. It’s been more than 7 months since then and I think it’s safe to say that this is by and far the best FGFS build straight outta the box that I’ve ever ridden. The small wheel base feels like a dream and makes it effortless to snap 360s around and sit off to the side of the bike. It’s a completely different beast to tame and has made me fall in love with FGFS all over again. Check out more photos below.
It’s easy to get stuck in the bubble living in San Francisco. It’s hard to leave when you have just about everything you need within walking distance. I’ve lived in the city for 7 years now and have only been across the Golden Gate Bridge a handful of times. So when I met up w/ Bryan Dempler to ride a couple weeks ago we ventured out to enjoy the one thing SF doesn’t have; open space.
I slacked on posting this when it came out, but it’s better late than never. Especially when this is quite possibly the best TURF Tuesday yet. Mike Schmitt, Ian Walker, Shane Hunt and I met up at Potrero Skatepark after work to hang out and ride. We stacked some clips, got hassled by a couple kooks and hit a few local spots around the neighborhood before calling it a night. Check out some of the other TURF Tuesday videos HERE and keep your eyes out for number four coming out later this month.
It has been hot as hell here in San Francisco (relatively speaking) and we’ve been making the most of it by riding around town while catching a tan and drinking booze out of coconuts. Okay, maybe not that last bit, but it’s been remarkably hot lately. Earlier this month, Mike Schmitt, Bryan Dempler and I went out for a refreshing ride along The Bay where there is usually a cool breeze and some abandoned areas to explore. There’s been a ton of construction going on and these vacant spaces are getting harder and harder to find, which is why I’ve felt the need to capture them while they’re still there. My trusted 35mm Olympus OM1 has become a staple in our arsenal of camera gear, and is the one piece of equipment that I have on me at all times. That being said, Bryan and I played hot potato with the camera as we shot these photos throughout the day. Check out more below and be on the look out for other rolls coming out the pipeline. 07.11.2015
Earlier in the day somebody asked if the skatepark was going to be crowded, but when we got there it looked like nobody had been there in years. Built in the 1970′s, “The Dish” is San Francisco’s oldest standing skatepark and is tucked away in the hills of Hunters Point. If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s notorious for being one of hardest neighborhoods in SF, and isn’t a spot you’d want to show up and session by yourself. I shot a couple photos of Mike Schmitt doing these one footed table tops on the tumorous hump that bulged out of the center of the dish. Then I handed the camera off to him and he shot this photo of one of the local kids with me airing overhead in the background. We brought up the idea of hosting an event here, but haven’t decided. What do you guys think?
It’s hard to tell how difficult some tricks are when they’re being blasted one after another, and you don’t have a chance to fully digest what happened. It’s an editing style that’s common in action sports and will either drops jaws or glue eyes to the screen. After I watch video part that’s almost too impressive it makes me either stoked to go out and ride, or throw in the towel and call it a day. So in an effort to humanize the whole experience, we decided to slow things down a bit and rewind some old footage from the last year.
My 35mm camera has lived in the bottom of my bag ever since I got it back up and running a few weeks ago. I’ve already developed a hand full of rolls since then, and have been really enjoying having it back in our arsenal. I rode by the developer after work and picked up these photos we shot during the 4th of July video TURF released earlier this morning. Read more below to check out other photos we took throughout the day. Shot on 35mm Ilford 3200 Black & White film.