Way Back When Jan 10, 2010

Photo by Gabe

What seems like ages ago, Gabe handed me an envelope filled with film he had just gotten developed. Inside were shots of Tom, Tony and me riding the Brooklyn Banks. Until recently, I had no idea where I put the envelope and it’s not until I was forced to go through my filing cabinets during my move that I came across them.

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We’ve all been dealing with a lot lately. Between jobs, school and everything else, it’s hard to find time to see your friends. These three photos reminded me how young this sport is and why we all started riding in the first place. It was fun. Keeping that in mind, I know we’ll all continue to ride for fun and that’s the way it should be. We’ll never screw each other over for publicity, argue about sponsorships or anything else that comes along with the pains of a growing sport. I love these guys and they’re seriously some of my best friends I’ve ever had.

Keep it simple and fun in 2010.

  • t-bone

    Probably the best fixed gear event I was ever at. Oh the good ol’ days when parts were broken daily and tires were still 25c.

  • wilis

    hmmm. Love for Gabe! Worked hard to throw that event “Battle at the banks”. Prolls we should throw another once they open back up! I miss the good ol days when everything was so new and original and we were all friends, when sponsors were not in the picture. When kids went for it with no cares of industry. Love the progression dislike the politics.

  • I don’t think that was at the Battle at the Banks. Tony’s wearing that Mishka shirt – I think it was the day of the Bootleg Sessions premiere.

    Agreed on the politics…

  • wilis

    Ah… That was dope as well. love mishka, can’t stand the drama.

  • Nice! I have some old photos too. You practicing bar spins on Havermeyer at Bicycle Fetish. Orange IRO. Maybe it’s time to reveal some nostalgia.