Tomorrow the UCHOF will be in Brooklyn at Red Lantern Bicycles collecting messenger and urban cycling memorabilia from the 1980′s through early 2000′s. Spoke cards, photos, manifests, old messenger bags, jerseys, whatever!
I don’t know about you, but I love hearing Andy from FYXO talk about the “good old days”. He’s one of the original track bike personalities and yet he remains humble and positive. This interview, for Le Tour Prologue came out rad.
Photo by John Daniel Reiss
This year, at the Quake City Rumble Mountain Lion, JDR was out and about shooting post-race portraits. Head over to his Flickr to see more!
My friends in San Francisco are the best. They’re all hustlers in their own perspective professions and regardless what people say about the “Cali” lifestyle, they’re always on the grind. When he’s not running traveling the world racing, he’s running his company, TCB Courier with a handful of other like-minded individuals. Call him many things: “freshly shaven”, entrepreneur, #fixiefamous, whatever, this dude is living the dream.
I stayed with Chas for over a week the last time I was visiting and out of everything I shot on my trip, these three photos of him riding that green Cinelli Mash prototype track frame are some of my favorites. All shot from a moving bicycle…
Tools of the trade:
Mamiya 7ii / 80mm
Kodak Portra 400
See two more below!
If you’re in or around Seattle this weekend, try to make it to the NACCCs! Even if you don’t race, the organizers could use your help as a volunteer. See more at the NACCC website.
Photo by Brenton Salo
I’ve always loved the Cinelli Pinocchio stem. Nice shot Brenton!
While this might not be for everyone, there are plenty of people who love these bluetooth external speakers, plus, 20% of the money raised goes to the Messenger relief fund. Support the Boombot REX at their Indiegogo page.
“When we’re not busy on the streets, you can find the riders of TCB keeping it real and always looking it fresh in SF. Support us in raising money for a new cargo bike by picking up a TCB kit, so we can bring more food to you faster! The kit, produced by Endo Customs, is available now in our web store at tcbcourier.bigcartel.com. Pre-order ends June 30th!”
Everyone’s NYC tale is worth sharing in my opinion and some take the extra effort to illustrate their journey. Take Sally Carson for example. The debut issue of The Skids is Sally’s auto-biographical tale about her days as a New York City bicycle messenger in the days after 9/11.
Check it out here.
Nice find Tracko!