Category Archives: bike messengers
Ride Along: Christopher Lee Profiles Brean Shea
Ride Along: Christopher Lee Profiles Brean Shea

What I’ve realized over time is that I end up with a lot of bike portraits of riders in my film rolls. This sparked an idea: a “ride along” interview series. We’ll start this off with Chris Lee, in NYC, where he interviews Brean Shea, a bike messenger and track cyclist.

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Apr 15, 2014 8 comments
Chris Lee at Monster Track XV
Guest Gallery: Chris Lee at Monster Track XV

Monster Track. The world’s most infamous, dangerous and in my opinion, most significant alleycat. In the 15 years it’s been thrown in New York City, it never ceases to surprise its contenders. There are only a few rules, the most important being two words: NO BRAKES.

Typically, there’s a weeding down process, at the hands of multiple manifests. Everyone starts with one, but only a select few make it to true completion by filling up to three. This year, mother nature smiled on the event, delivering somewhat favorable conditions (when compared to previous years being riddled with rain and snow). At the end of the event, the winners of Monster Track XV were Cooper Ray and Hannah Todd.

On the scene at the event and working the Williamsburg Bridge checkpoint was Chris Lee, who provided a few photos from the event. Check them out in the Gallery!

Mar 19, 2014 1 comment
Boda Boda NYC: The Rookie Race

To avoid your bank accounts being drained by the queues of NAHBS builders, I’ll start dropping in normal content these next few days…

The Rookie Race is the “warm up” to Monster Track. So once again Boda Boda took to the streets to cover another fast-paced alleycat in NYC but this one’s got an unexpected ending.

Remember, in Boda Boda videos, #neverreadthecomments

Mar 18, 2014 6 comments
REload Bags: Monster Track 15 Prize Bag
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Monster Track is this weekend in NYC and that means there will be a prize bag up for grabs. Not just any prize bag either. Philly’s REload Bags have been sponsoring the event for ten years and each year, their designs just keep getting better and better.

Rather than a messenger bag, Roland went with a Flight Pack. My personal favorite bag in REload’s line.

Now the question: who’s gonna win this?

Mar 11, 2014 Comments are OFF
Mash and Eleven Inc

I love seeing local companies working together. Great job Mash!

“A few weeks ago Dylan, Cubby, Gabe and myself helped Eleven Inc move their  website. Here is the finished piece!”

Mar 10, 2014 7 comments
Affinity Cycles: Monster Track XV Shirts
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Man, I miss the shit out of NYC this time of year. Everyone is anxious about Monster Track! Scoop up one of these shirts at Affinity. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Monster Track events, parties and prize money. Sounds good to me!

Mar 7, 2014 1 comment
TCB Courier: Rubber Side Down Long Sleeve
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I see this shirt and I immediately think of Irate, Terror, Bane and other east coast hardcore bands of the 90′s. Seriously, the east ruled HxC in those days! I’m just stoked to see the spirit and the somewhat questionable design choices living on in modern times with shirts like this. Kick it up and keep that rubber side down with TCB Courier!

Feb 4, 2014 5 comments
Trevor Hughes Documented 90′s Toronto Bike Messengers

Photos by Trevor Hughes

Before the #MessLife hashtag, photographers like Trevor Hughes took to the streets with their 35mm cameras to document the lives of bike messengers. Projects like this inspire me to get out more with my camera and that’s saying something. These are some of the best messenger portraits I’ve seen. Love the Fat City Cycles cap!

See the full photoset at Trevor’s Flickr!

Jan 20, 2014 11 comments