Yesterday marked a few firsts for me. It was the first time I had ridden my fixed freestyle bike since October. After moving to Austin, I’ve been eying up so many spots and a riding with Tony Fast last week got me pumped to get on the bike again. With the new Mishka Milwaukee Bruiser all built up, AJ Austin and I went riding. AJ’s a fun dude to ride with. Super supportive and outgoing. We had a blast yesterday.
Check out nine more photos below.
As I mentioned, I’m a bit embarrassed to even post this photo. First, the air isn’t big and AJ didn’t catch the x-up clicked all the way. But for me, this is what riding is all about: having fun. It felt great to get back on the bike.
It was a beautiful day. Sunny and warm. AJ was in a great mood and he didn’t even mention weird government conspiracy theories once!
Still not clicked all the way but it’s a little higher. I gotta commend AJ on his photography skills. It’s not easy catching clicked x-ups. I kept hitting the inside of my foot on these and it was the first time that I really “felt it”. Landing with my ribs hitting my saddle on the dirt made me stoked to be pushing myself.
AJ was blasting outta this thing! I’ve got a way to go before I get these.
The whole time, this homeless gentleman named Gregory was talking to us. He offered to take our photo for $3.50 and we obliged. He even showed us his ID, stating that it was close to his birthday.
This was the photo he took of us. I had to crop about 75% of the sky out. Hah.
From there we rolled around east Austin and I hit this wallride I was wanting to blast. I love doing this kinda shit.
From there, AJ wanted to pedal grind the ledges at the Mexican-American Cultural Center.
And the light was so perfect, that I asked him to bar off the ledge. I don’t think I coulda caught it at a better moment!
With this post, I’m marking my return to thrashing around on my fixed freestyle. You guys can stop the snarky comments, saying I “quit” or am “too cool” for it. I just needed some time off to let my body heal and now I feel better than ever!
Thanks to Tony, AJ, Puckett and all the other people in the Sweathogs for keeping FGFS fun! Check out more photos on my Flickr!