Rain Sleet Snow or Hail Dec 31, 2008


No matter what kind of weather we’ve got in NYC, the Peel Sessions spot is usually pretty dry. Today Chris and I spent close to 4 hours under the BQE riding around. It was snowing and sleeting all day long and we were dry as a bone. I hadn’t ridden my BMW in over a week so it felt great to be out riding. Above is Chris doing a rollout and below is me doing a kinda sketchy 540 cab. I’m yet again, impressed with my Canon G10’s digital ability. Video looks pretty sharp for being a point and shoot.

Wilis swung through on his ‘Noni later on in the afternoon and I snapped a few pics. Some people don’t like the way ‘work’ bikes look. I personally love it. Look at what a year on the streets of NYC will do to a track bike. Wilis works on this noble steed almost everyday and I can’t believe at one point, I thought this frame was my size!

Here’s what it looked like prior to me selling it to Wilis. Check out the signature on the top tube.



Everyone have a happy New Year and RIDE RELAX!

  • I just want to say that you have an awesome blog, I have been following it for a couple months now, and I love it. Your videos are sick, I am jealous of how good you are at tricks. I am trying to learn , but it seems to be a slow process. Keep up the good work!

  • Alex

    Big ups to you man, your vids are inspiring.

  • wilis

    Got a email back from marinoni, they remembered the frame and would love to restore it after seeing present photo’s. So by spring the yoni is going to be in better shape than it ever has! Thanx again john for the frame and a great deal at that! As many track frames as I’ve had this one is my favorite.

  • wilis, thats good news b/c (although i love a beat up bike) that bike was quite a beauty when prols was holding it and you are going to ride it into the ground if you keep it up…..

  • i seriously love this bike… in both states.

    watch that fork, willis, because marinoni is apparently quite insistent that they will not make steel track forks any more so if that one gets bruck up – that may be it.