Chris Chance is bringing back Fat Chance Bicycles. Making a killer bike back in the day wasn’t easy and bringing it back to life 15 years after closing down shop can’t be either. Chris will be speaking at Mission Workshop San Francisco Saturday August 15th.
You’re gonna be seeing a lot of Chris Chance and Fat Chance over the next few weeks:
“The Pro’s Closet caught up with Chris Chance at the “Mountain Bike Hall of Fame” in the spring of 2015. In this mini-doc, Chris describes the early days of Fat Chance, the forces that pulled him away from the bicycle world, and the passion that led him back!”
Man, Dustin’s been getting a lot of interview love these days. Here’s another one, put on by the Lifers Project.
Brands have master minds behind them. At least Cadence does anyway. Check out how this jack of all trades handles creative control over one of cycling’s most creative brands.
… by Jeff Thrasher at the Team Dream Team HQ. We talked about everything from Pearl Jam tattoos to the what it’s like to live literally on the road for most of the year. Follow along with more of Jeff’s candid and comedic interviews at his Youtube Channel and #SelfieInterviewSeries.
Interviews like this are always so good to gain insight into an artist. Geoff McFetridge is a favorite over here…
People like Derek Wilson are transformed every year at the Dirty Kanza 200. Check out this video to find out how. That race looks like so much fun. See the other four videos at the Dirty Kanza Youtube channel.
Photos by Emiliano Granado
A few months ago, my friend Emiliano (of Manual for Speed internet fame) contacted me about doing a quick Guide to Austin for Without Walls. We went to my favorite spots, drank coffee, rode bikes and I had a little interview at my favorite cocktail spot in town. Head on over to the Without Walls blog to read up!
While the standard issue talking head approach to bicycle documentary can get old relatively fast, I found this one in particular to be quite informative. Filmed in Copenhagen and NYC, two cycling hubs, Genre de Vie takes a look at urban life and the empowerment achieved by using the bicycle as a form of transportation.
If you’re an architect, urban planner, or someone who is enthralled by urbanism, give this one a watch for sure.
Poler’s newest newsprint magazine, the Campvibes Communiqué, is now online and features an interview with Erik and myself on the Oregon Outback. Benji from Poler knows us personally, so this interview goes a bit deeper than your standard interview. The Outback was one of the toughest rides I’ve ever ridden and documented, so it made for some juicy content.
Pick up the Campvibes Comminuqué for $5 at Poler.
On a related note: who is planning on doing it this year? I’m thinking it’s time for round two!
As a precursor to my upcoming gallery from the event, here’s CX Hairs with Stephen Hyde’s thoughts on the course…
Eli, aka “extra cream cheese”, is one of the absolute nicest dudes you’ll ever meet. That is, if you happen to go to his shop in Denver, Berkeley Supply. His store sells only made in the USA apparel and even though Eli doesn’t talk about here, or show it for that matter, he’s got one of the sickest bikes from NAHBS last year too!
I hope you’re still riding your Avery County Cross dude.
Keep killing it! Nice video, Adam!
I’m so stoked on the Tenspeed Hero CX team. These women inspire me and others to ride, which is why I love reading insightful interviews, like the team pulled together recently for the TSH Blog. Head over and check it out!
This is great! Here’s some background:
“This video was made in support of The Wolf’s Mouth’s upcoming travel project “FOUNDATIONS.” Its intent is to show the struggles and mental hardships of growing up ethnic, the acceptance of one’s self, and how the joy of cycling is present for everyone.”
See more information at the project’s Go Fund Me.
Wednesday Night ‘Cross Practice on Randall’s Island, New York City
Photos and interview by Chris Lee
Ride over to soccer field 70 on Randall’s Island in New York City around 7 pm on a Wednesday and you’ll be met with bikes rolling around in grass and dirt, someone yelling “come on you can do it!” and a group of 15 or so racers running drills around cones and trees. This is the home of the weekly ‘cross practices in New York City.
Evan Murphy, a cat 2 cyclocross racer, runs these weekly practices with his teammate, Kyle Murphy, a cat 1 racer, every Wednesday on Randall’s Island. The Murphy “Brothers” bring cones and homemade barriers to run drills and mock races. These practices not only build the skills needed to become a better racer but also helps build a community of racers in a city and in a sport where stepping out of your comfort zone is the name of the game.
Ever wonder what makes the crew at Portland Design Works tick? Well, check this out…
From the EPICLY LATER’D series, pro skateboarder (does he need an introduction) Geoff Rowley talks about the joy of bicycle touring throughout America. Check out more of this amazing video at Vice. Thanks for sharing this video Mr Scoltock!