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The Messenger’s Guide To New York City 02
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The Messenger’s Guide To New York City: The West Village and Midtown
Standby with Hiromi/Ghost stories and local comfort with Stoned Tone
Words and photos by Chris Lee

In the second installment of The Messenger’s Guide To New York City, I got a chance to have the man behind Boda Boda, Hiromi Bruni show me around. Hiromi was born and raised in the West Village and knows the neighborhood like the back of his hand. We payed respects to the remains of Gray’s Papaya, a hot dog joint that was a fixture in the neighborhood and got some desert at Rocco’s. We went by Dave’s Work Wear, the local’s only one stop shop for work wear. And finally chilled at his favorite midtown standby spots.

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Apr 30, 2014 7 comments
Ride Along: Hanson Little and His Dodge Sportsmobile
Ride Along: Hanson Little and His Dodge Sportsmobile

Leaving your nest ain’t easy, especially when your home town has been good to you. Hanson Little used to be a pro BMX rider – on paper – he still rips and takes trips from time to time, but his days of going big are limited by past injuries and the desire to keep on the bike, not healing off it.

Recently, Hanson bought a van and sold all of his belongings, save for a few bicycles. He plans on spending a great deal of time on the road over the next few months, but before he left town, I met up with him and shot some photos of his new mobile digs.

This weekend, I sent over some interview questions, which he promptly replied to… check them out below in a special Ride Along!

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Apr 23, 2014 5 comments
Movers and Makers: Stevil Kinevil

I’m really into this Movers and Makers project!

“We here at Swobo and Bicycle Times are proud to announce the arrival of our latest Movers and Makers video, featuring none other than the illustrious Stevil Kinevil of All Hail the Black Market.

Stevil is an industry veteran having worked as a wrench, messenger, bike assembler, blogger, and everything in between. He’s put out zines, is an avid 7″ record collector, and a talented painter to boot.

We’ve been fascinated with his artistic output for years and he’s someone that truly inspires us to close the laptop and actually make something every now and again. Accordingly, we chose him to be part of our Volume 2 project. “

Apr 16, 2014 Comments are OFF
Interview: Tim Johnson on the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals in Austin
Interview: Tim Johnson on the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals in Austin

Tim Johnson is one of the key figures in US cyclocross racing. He’s sponsored by Redbull, Mavic and races for Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com. He is charismatic, funny and dedicated to cyclocross. Today Tim held a cross clinic in Austin, TX – while he was in town to discuss the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals in Austin – and to check out Moto GP.

After shooting some photos at the clinic, I stopped Tim for a quick chat about the 2015 Cyclocross Nationals in Austin. Check that out below!

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Apr 12, 2014 3 comments
Havana Bikes

This is amazing…

“Cuba underwent a bicycle revolution in the 1990s during its five year ‘Special Period’. Oil was scarce as a result of tough economic constraints, and throughout those years of austerity, bicycles where introduced as an alternative mode of transport. Thousands of Cubans used bicycles on a regular basis, as pedalling became the norm on the island.

Years later, the transportation crisis subsided and motorised vehicles returned, and the country’s bicycle culture took a hit. Now, new bikes are difficult to come by and parts are not readily available, yet many Cubans still use bicycles daily and, despite the limited resources, a handful of mechanics provide a service to those who rely on their bikes in their everyday lives.

Plenty of cyclists roam the streets of Havana and the rest of Cuba. Ángel, a typical bike riding Habanero, provides a brief insight into Cuban bicycle culture and the importance of bike mechanics in the capital as we come across both riders and repairmen.”

Apr 9, 2014 3 comments
Manual for Speed Fan Club: Ted King
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The world of pop culture has fan clubs for everyone from Bieber to Katy Perry. Until now, professional cycling has been missing out… Filling the void: Manual for Speed’s Fan Club. Beginning with an interview of Ted King.

I kinda want posters or stickers of this….

Mar 12, 2014 2 comments