Archive for January, 2009

TFT (Total Fashion Tuesday?)

January 21, 2009

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Tank Farm Tuesday – it might have been renamed temporarily. It was a great ride. Good to see Jay Back from the MT too. Hagan’s new white and pink whip is impressive – but not as impressive as his nonsensical gang sign.

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Keirin

January 20, 2009

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My friend Thomas Horrell from Miami has just opened up a bike store near South Beach. It’s next door to the MIA skateshop. These are shots of the set up so far. It looks rad, so stoked for him. The local scene in Miami sounds really healthy.

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January 19, 2009

Doddsy from Australia messaged me and let me know about Simon from Perth who skidded his way to 310m on a flat raceway straight. So I think this is the unofficially recorded world record. We should have a Bledi-skid Cup trans Tasman skid contest!

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Here are a few more clips from the weekend:

Mike’s slow wheelie to hops are damn good.

Portside

January 19, 2009

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We did some nice loops around the city yesterday – me Justin, Frank and Mike ran into some more crew and had a little harbourside session over some beers.

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I got back to my car and Hagan had left me a polite message under my windshield wiper.

We had a little session at the TF on Friday night too:

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Track (actual velodrome)

January 16, 2009

Jeff and Justin are on their way out to the track to watch Danger race.

Here are some shots of Justin on his hydridised Bianchi Pista Concept which he temporarily made into the dopest time trial bike in the universe (no it’s not a Bianchi Prius!)

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Justin recently got a MASI road bike (with the gears and everything) and has been roadie riding alot with Jeff and Danger, getting fast as hell no doubt. He’s restoring his Concept to a street bike and we are going riding this weekend, I’ve been sitting on my ass more than riding in this heat right now, I even got a stitch riding TFT! Back into it this weekend for a Devonport ride on Sunday and some evening sessions when the sun gets lower.

Danger has been getting fast at the track too – he just ordered a carbon Dolan with Sugino 75’s and it arrives pretty soon – will post some shots of that beast.

There has been alot of hate and anti track bike sentiments floating around. There is even a radio ad on BFM taking the piss out of fixed gear hipster douchebag wankers- I’m asking them to email it to me and I’ll post it on Monday with a bit of a yarn on this current weird anti-climate. I guess it all came about with a few mainstream mags writing stories on the scene. I’ll be pretty stoked when it all dies down. Just fuckin ride I say – any bike who cares? Richard has been calling for a cruiser session around town which would be fun too.

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TFT

January 15, 2009

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There was a killer turnout on TFT. New faces and new bikes. Looks like Tim at TWhites Bikes has been busy building up rigs.

Noah’s in Vaile

January 13, 2009

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Mr Hickey is getting snow snow time in!

Chipper in CHI Town

January 12, 2009

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I just got back to work after being on holiday for a few weeks – sorry for the lack of updates! We have TFT tomorrow so I’ll grab some shots from that. I’ll start off with a post from Justin who was down in Christchurch seeing Simon Courtney AKA leader of the Chi Town Steady Rollin Chapter:

I went to Chrimeschurch and I called Simon to go get beers. He suggested riding first, he set me up with his sweet Fag ……………gin. We shredded the streets and the park then we went his winter under cover spot even though it was really sunny. Man those Beers tasted good. James from Embassy came for Beers too. Then I went on a Airplane and didn’t feel very good.Thanks Simon!
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 I was down in Oamaru – 3 hours drive south of Christchurch. I was there for a wedding on Friday and it was 40 degrees down there and we were wearing suits. Not alot of bike action in the deep south though. Todd is going back to the US in a few weeks. Jeff and I pretty much cleared him out of all his bike stuff. I got his NYC Fixed frameset and some other goodies. So  a new build project is underway.