A Day in 10 Photos: 08.15.2010 Aug 15, 2010

Since I no longer work in the city and my daily interaction with the avenues and cross-streets are usually confined to returning from Central Park laps, I rarely go over the bridge to hang out. With the weather cooling down, I decided to make the Sunday trek across the bridge and see some friends. First up was Rapha’s Cycling Club for a coffee and to shoot Cassidy‘s tattoo. Pretty good right?

Check out more photos below.

Chris King and Stumptown, Rapha’s got the coffee game on lock…

After getting my fix, I rolled by NYC Velo to see how they’re ramping up for cross season. If you ride a 54cm frame and you’re looking for a great bike, check out this Geekhouse team cross bike. Complete with SRAM Rival for $2,000. Great deal!

Riding through the streets of NoLiTa can be chaotic in the summer. Broome is always backed up clear across the island and pedestrians won’t hesitate to step out in front of you without looking. Choose your lines carefully or choose another artery.

So, I thought Chrome NYC was officially opening at the end of the month and while that’s true, the store had a soft opening last week. They’re open for business and busier than ever.

The space is looking nice with a conveyor belt bringing their bags to their customers.

One thing that caught me by surprise was this huge poster of Cards above the cashwrap. All hail Cardiel!

The store is equipped with all of Chrome’s soft and hard goods, including their popular sneakers.

Architectural integrations in NYC storefronts are unprecedented. Why hide the infrastructure when you can embrace and expose it?

While there, a customer showed me his Gangsta track. The last of a dying breed! Especially with the once-coveted OG fork!

As soon as I left, the sky opened and I rode home in the cool, end of summer rain. The weather was pristine and I was on my way back to Brooklyn. I snapped a few more photos today, which you can see here.

  • April dawn

    I know that arm.

  • J. Toosoon

    Love these “day in 10 photos posts”, especially the shots of the city. They always motivate me to appreciate the little things you see each day. Props!

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  • Anthony Hernandez

    Hey Prolly, don’t know if you’ve seen this yet or not. Just a bit more of Cardiel smashin’ around Sacramento. http://vimeo.com/8942814 You might recognize Apollo he was with Colin and Colby when they filmed Massan’s Leader commercial.

  • kos


    Think Before You Ink, Bro!

  • Alex M

    Hey Prolz,

    What lens/lenses are you using?

  • Andy Hamilton

    Chris King espresso tamp is so rad. I need to get one of those.

  • jack

    dont really know how i feel about that cardiel photo there. put massan up or something cardiel is a skateboarder first

  • matt

    can skateboarders not use backpacks??

  • TJ

    @ Jack:
    Cardiel was a pro snowboarder even before being a skater. But, above all, the guy is an inspiration. Regardless of your labels.

    After his huge spinal injury, the only reason he can even get out of a wheelchair is sheer will-power and refusal to quit life. So he was a skater… one of the best in the world… so what’s your point again?

    Backack? I have no idea. Ask someone with a spinal injury about whether they like using a backpack.

    I’m going to cut you both a break – After all, I was probably a snidey ass-hat at 13, too.

  • matt

    TJ…welcome to being able to fire accusations while sitting behind the safety of a computer screen.

    John is a good friend of mine and has no problem whatsoever wearing a backpack.

  • jack

    i don’t like people who don’t skate adopting cards as a mascot fools

  • matt

    who are you claiming doesn’t skate, jack?