Category Archives: NYC
Ed Wonka’s Fixed Gear Freestyle Takeover NYC

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen some web action from Wonka in NYC. Check out this half-interview, half-street and park session edit from Network A. This one’s worth the watch, as Ed mentions that he’s left Grime Bikes and is starting a new company with Mike Schmitt, Devon Lawson and Anthony Combs.

Jul 31, 2013 Comments are OFF
Brooklyn Machine Works 650B Hardtail
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From a company whose name resonates in the NYC downhill and street scene comes a new bike model, suitable for the modern rider. If steel is real then Brooklyn Machine Works are as authentic as they come. BMW’s history lies heavily in tried and true mountain bikes, so it should be as no surprise that when Joe decided it was time to develop a few new models, one of the first on the agenda would be a 27″ or 650B.

This bike is literally 10 days fresh and it’s already been put through the works. Fresh off the mountain, I was able to not only photograph this beauty, but take it for a spin around the block. I’m a sworn 29′r rider, through and through but even I was impressed at the zippiness and tight, responsiveness of this Made in Brooklyn masterpiece.

Don’t let the mix of parts distract you, Joe wanted to ride it as soon as he could get it built up. With the tapered fork, even with the smaller diameter wheel size, the 650B comes in 9 ounces heavier than the 29′r. It’s still a prototype, so some specs are to be tweaked but I think it’s safe to say “so far so good”… Check out more in the Gallery.

Jul 31, 2013 7 comments
NYC Street Snaps 01
Yesterday, Harry and I went on a ride.

Without New York City, I wouldn’t be who I am today and quite possibly, this site wouldn’t even exist. The people here are like family and while I may be detached from their day to day lives, I still always roll through for a quick visit when I’m in town. Lauren and I arrived late Sunday, so yesterday was our first day in town.

I swung by a few spots in Brooklyn after my friend Harry and I took a morning spin around Central Park. Later, day turned into night and I turned to some of my old digs to meet up with some old friends. Beer, bros and bikes. Just like the Brooklyn I left three years ago.

Most of these photos are quick shots, or portraits but all came from the Sony RX100… Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!

Jul 30, 2013 9 comments
Dave Trimble’s Neversink Road Race
Guest Gallery: Dave Trimble's Neversink Road Race

As part of Trimble Racing, Dave has been throwing Neversink , a road race north of NYC in the backroads of upstate New York. The 73-mile coarse packed in over 5,000′ of elevation and with the finish nestled at the top of a grade that peaked over 12%. Three racers did not finish, but the remaining 32 men and women soon found themselves scarfing down hot BBQ.

Dave sent over a selection of photos from the event, which I’ve posted in the Gallery. Also check out finishing times and stats below.

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Jul 11, 2013 2 comments
SSCY: Tack Bag

It’s nice to see simple, everyday products, revisited with a more practical spin. The SSCY Tack Bag is a tote bag that easily can be used as a backpack and vice-versa. Check out more details from this Made in NYC bag at SSCY.

Jul 5, 2013 2 comments
Kathryn Friedman at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard
Guest Gallery: Kathryn Friedman at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yards

I don’t know about you, but I love looking at photos from the Red Hook Crit races from what I would consider photographers who are “new” to documenting cycling. Some of the best editorial pieces in cycling’s history were written by fresh eyes. Ever read Buzzati’s coverage of the 1949 Tour of Italy?

Two years ago at the Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn, I met Kathryn Friedman, a photographer who happened to ride bikes in NYC and after this year’s Navy Yard crit, she emailed me some photos. I figured I’d let the dust settle a bit from one of the most bloody Red Hook Crit events ever, prior to posting…

Check out a Guest Gallery from Kathryn Friedman below!

Jun 27, 2013 6 comments