Alleycat footage from Boda Boda will always get me pumped to ride. Any bike. So good!
Alfred was one of the first bike messengers I saw in action in NYC that made me realize some people were born to ride a track bike. He’s fast and flows two steps ahead of traffic in any situation. Put him in the mix to race Monster Track and he’ll surprise you.
Check out Alfred’s cap at the Winged Store!
This video for Gothamist and Speck is pretty funny, but what happens when your phone goes into a puddle?
Oh and sup Mikey?!
I love Boda Boda videos and this one’s real chill.
Photos by Wilis Johnson
I just love photos of New York City, especially when it’s of this group of gentlemen, shot by my friend Wilis at Milk Money. These two smiling faces (smile Cooper!) work at Clementine Courier, a courier-owned and operated messenger service. See more photos at Milk Money and if you work at an office in NYC, holler at your boss about working with Clementine!
It’s been over a year since Deux North took us on a journey. Here’s their latest:
“Deux North, a cycling brand started by brothers James and Dylan Nord, is out to tell a different kind of story. Using primarily short documentary films these stories aren’t just about racing or riding your bike; they are about the passion behind the obsession, the freedom felt while riding, and the things we learn about ourselves and others in the saddle. It’s the kind of story you have to go out and create, or in their words, hunt.
This is the trailer for Hunt 3, a third in a series of ten trips around the world that involve beautiful roads, fast bikes, surprising people, and a natural setting that’s quite different from the brand’s home in New York City. This particular trip took a group of 5 riders, or hunters, to upstate New York. Setting up camp outside of the small town of Boonville, they split time documenting the local lumberjack competition and hundreds of miles of gorgeous riding.”
I gotta say, I’m pretty stoked on seeing more from Boonville!
It’s the end of Summer. That means my busiest time of year is finally over. After finally combing through all my random film scans, I’ve pulled together a big photoset filled with shots from all over the globe. From Zurich to Columbus, there are some gems in this one. See for yourself in the Gallery!
Tools of the trade:
Yashica T4 / Leica M7 28mm / Neopan 400
“Tour de Force,” by Bruce McCall, July 25, 2005
There’s been quite the buzz surrounding the New Yorker’s latest cover art by Bruce McCall for the featured story entitled “ExerCity”. Why is the New Yorker writing about cycling? Truth is, the New Yorker has featured cycling on their covers for some time. Take the above cover for example…
Check out many more amazing cycling-inspired cover art pieces at the New Yorker!
Ezra from Fast Boy’s story is inspiring and even after he fought cancer, he’s still a huge advocate. Over on his site, he’s auctioning off two bikes:
“Both the assless and the UTA are up for auction NOW. The auction pages are at www.fastboycycles.com. The auctions CLOSE on wednesday at 2pm eastern time. ALL proceeds for both auctions go to the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Home Hospice Program. ”
Go Fast Boy!
Levi’s® is continuing their Go to Work series with NYC and Knox Robinson:
“For the third and final episode of our Commuter “Go to Work” film series, we ride in New York City with Knox Robinson. A true NYC Renaissance man, Knox’s footprints are all over the city, from editing FADER magazine (2000-2005) to co-founding and coaching Black Roses NYC. “