Category Archives: Trackosaurus Rex
Jamming Out in Los Angeles
Recent Roll: Jamming Out in Los Angeles

Well, not that kinda jamming.

I’ve been very fortunate every time I’ve been to LA, only because I have the best friends there. Friends who are the best ride guides and of course, own the best bike shop in LA (I mean the best bar in Silverlake). Tracko took me on one of the best cross rides I’ve been on in Los Angeles the last time I was in town. Parts of it were very LA, while other sections felt like Austin and some even reminded me (mostly smelled like) Australia. We got to fuck around a bit on tech sections, avoid dog walkers, took a few spills and hammered it home just in time for lunch. Los Angeles really does have some of the best bike riding in the country…

We totalled 48 miles and around 3,600′ of elevation but who gives a shit about the numbers with trails like this. See for yourself below!

Tools of the trade:
Yashica t4
Fuji Pro 400H

May 28, 2013 2 comments
#NatureIsMetal


Photos by Kyle Kelley

I’m in Los Angeles today, en route for Santa Barbara and the ATOC tomorrow but before leaving town, I had to do a cross ride with Kyle. Some ups, just as many downs and a few spills made for a great ride. While my film sits in its canister, awaiting being developed, check out these two photos from Kyle’s Instagram. I forget how beautiful Los Angeles is, especially this time of year in the mountains. Nature is so metal.

Praise the Necronomicog.

May 14, 2013 Comments are OFF
Gettin’ Weird in Tracko Camo

Did you get weird this weekend?

“There is nothing like a good vest for the Spring time. It’s in the 50s when you leave home and it can be 20 to 30 degrees warmer by the middle of the day. I’ve worn this vest over a lightweight jersey with arm-warmers when it’s 50 degrees and I’ve worn it unzipped and flapping in the wind when it’s 80 degrees. Vests are one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear you can own, on the bike or off. We chose camouflage because we wanted something that would disappear, allowing it to be worn with anything.”

I’ve ordered one already but if you haven’t, do so at Tracko. Ace did a great job once again!

Apr 29, 2013 9 comments
Thanks for the Inspiration Tracko


Photo by Kyle Kelley

I just left some of the most beautiful roads in Australia and yet a photo like this makes me want to hop on a flight to Los Angeles as soon as I’m Stateside.

Nice one Tracko!

Apr 19, 2013 Comments are OFF
Pre-Order the New Endo Tracko Splinter Camo Vest
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Splinter Camo is one of the best patterns from WWII and these vests look amazing. I just ordered mine, check out the details below. Props to Tracko andENDO. These look great.

“There is nothing like a good vest for the Spring time. It’s in the 50s when you leave home and it can be 20 to 30 degrees warmer by the middle of the day. I’ve worn this vest over a lightweight jersey with arm-warmers when it’s 50 degrees and I’ve worn it unzipped and flapping in the wind when it’s 80 degrees. Vests are one of the most versatile pieces of outerwear you can own, on the bike or off. We chose camouflage because we wanted something that would disappear, allowing it to be worn with anything.”

Pre-Swoop…HERE!

You can see more images…HERE!

Pre-Order runs through April 30th, 2013. Production lead time is 6 weeks.

Apr 10, 2013 1 comment
Chopped Head or Not
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Photo by Kyle Kelley

… this is a great photo of a great dude. Tom was in LA recently and Kyle from Tracko shot this photo of him hitting a bump to wall. Tracko NEVER posts FGFS, so it’s nice to see this up on his site.

Apr 9, 2013 Comments are OFF
Tracko Splinter Camo Riding Vest
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Photos by Jesse Carmody

Kyle’s been so pumped on this project and I can see why. He teamed up with Endo Customs to design a riding vest. But let’s face it, there are already enough black riding vests, so he went with a WWII M90 Swedish splinter camo design. This weekend, he hired a male model to ride around in the woods and well, model the vest. Check out more information at Tracko! Save me one!

Mar 13, 2013 4 comments
Trackosaurus Rex: Arik’s 49cm Cannondale Track


Photo by Kyle Kelley

Most builders will tell you that a bike has the best proportions around 54-56cm in size. Yamaguchi will tell you that a 49cm bike will bring all frame design problems to the forefront. Modern cycling tells you that the tighter, more compact the frame is, the stiffer, lighter and most importantly, pro it is. All that applies here. Is Arik short? Or just going for that über pro look? Check out more at Tracko’s Flickr.

Mar 12, 2013 10 comments
Golden Saddle Cyclery: More Caps in Stock
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Every time Tracko posts these up, I buy one. I can’t help myself!

This is our second hat in a two part series based on old Blackburn saddle bags.  This time we’re all alone, so we got a little crazy and when we say crazy, we mean Hi-Viz! The cap was once again designed by Team Dream Designs.  Still constructed by Pace Sportwear using their three panel design with the slim “FLIPPED” visor, and KoolFit® Elastic Sweatband.

Pick one up here!

Mar 4, 2013 1 comment