Well it’s been a whirlwind of a week since I’ve gotten back from Los Angeles. LA Brakeless‘ Summer Fix event was one hell of a time. It was hands down the biggest fixed freestyle comp, trumping all others in many aspects and in others, adding a new perspective to the sport. These photos are way past due, so without anymore beating around the bush, here they are. It’s great to see Slaylor back on a bike and acting like his usual self!
Check out nine more photos below!
Another familiar face was in attendance. Keo reppin’.
Matt Spencer has quickly become one of my favorite riders to watch. His style is so 700c-specific that it’s grown on me. Tire slides, nasty tweaks and fast, fluid lines. Keep killing it man.
My homie (and nudest) Santos on the quarter.
Slaylor throwin them 3’s.
Mr. Tracko sporting the ironic shirt and hair-do.
Wonka knocking the walls down all day!
At the end of the day, it was one of the hardest competitions to judge. Who comes up with the standard for rider grouping and who gets first? The super consistent and smooth rider or the guy who broke himself off pushing the sport and his own riding? It wasn’t easy and if there was ever a tie for first, it woulda been this comp. Throwing competitions creates schisms and that’s the last thing I try to do with my voice. Even with three judges, we were all stumped. All I can say is Wonka and Congo are phenomenal riders and you dudes are pushing this sport like few others.
When it all is said and done, the LA Brakeless Summer Fix opened a can of energy into the sport proving that yes, this is a legit sport. Now whether or not you take it seriously, or just have plain fun riding a fixed bike and doing reappropriated tricks on it is up to you.
Remember one thing, encourage people to ride.
Men, women, boys or girls. Doesn’t matter. Bikes are bikes and let’s ride them! Big ups to LA Brakeless, Anna, Dave, George and everyone who helped out throwing this, pat yourselves on the back!
Check out some more photos on my Flickr.