Had a talk to the guys in Bike Attack in Santa Monica – they were building up alot of bikes. there were thousands of people riding around today and a good percentage were on fixed gear or fixed with freewheel builds. It’s amazing what happens to a city when it makes bike paths and designated bike lanes on the roads. People are so used to riding and drivers are used to dealing with them that it’s pretty harmonious. In NZ and Australia drivers adopt the attitude that cyclists are a pest and there to hinder their lane width. Cutting cyclists into the curn with malice is pretty common. Here it’s great. Let’s hope the NZ National Cycle Lane bill goes through.
This is my friend Rene Vaile, he was in town for a Vogue photoshoot, I get to see him once in a blue moon so was great to see him. This the photographer Max taking the bike for a spin.