Category Archives: fixed gear
Empire 2

Crihs has been working on this project for some time now and it’s finally getting wrapped up. Featuring riders from all over the world, Empire 2 picks up where Empire left off, documenting what it’s like to ride a bike in the city.

Nov 16, 2015 7 comments
Atlanta

In cities like Atlanta, the best way to experience them is by bike. Come to think of it, that’s always the best way to explore a city!

Nov 10, 2015 7 comments
The Wolfpack Hustle Austin Finale Crit – Chris Lee
Wolfpack Hustle: Austin Finale Crit

Wolfpack Hustle: Austin Finale Crit
Words and photos by Chris Lee

A group of 30 or so men straddled their bikes as they looked around for their teammates in coordinating outfits. All of the sudden a voice rang out over the large amplifiers near the opening of the smoothly paved racing track.

“Men’s track please come to the staging area!”

This was the beginning of the last race that would close out the Unified Title Series, hosted by Wolfpack Hustle, and the season for fixed gear criterium racing around the world.

Austin, Texas hosted the finale race at The Driveway, a paved race track normally used for cars and kart racing, this past weekend. While it’s usually used for motor sports, The Driveway does see it’s fair share of bicycles as Holland Racing, an Austin based business that organizes and facilitates bicycle races, hosts a weekly crit series every Thursday during road season. So with the Unified Title prize on the line, this crit drew racers from all over the US and it’s territories, from New York and California to Puerto Rico. (more…)

Oct 23, 2015 4 comments
Evian Nice

Woah! This is awesome. Last June, Thierry Saint-Léger, 57 years old, completed the first non stop crossing of the French Alpes on a fixed gear. See more at Mavic.

Oct 20, 2015 2 comments
The 2015 Bike and Beer Festival: Gavin’s Muirandessi Track
Gavin's Muirandessi Track

I’m here in Portland, Oregon attending the Bike and Beer festival at HopWorks Urban Brewery. While I’ll be documenting many of the frames, I’ll also be capturing the general vibes. For now, let’s just check out some bikes!

When I first saw this bike, two things came to mind: Cannondale’s track bikes from the 90’s and Makino’s NJS bikes. This thing is a rocket with tight clearances and just the right amount of nuances you’d expect from a custom build. AJ from Muirandessi has a great eye and his client Gavin knew exactly what he wanted: a track bike that he could race and also spin around Portland on.

I know I don’t say this often, but keep that rubber side DOWN, dude. That is one nice machine!

Oct 4, 2015 8 comments