Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nigel Sylvester: New Era x Animal Commercial

Although I don't know a great deal about the BMX scene, I do know that Nigel Sylvester's flow is undeniable.  Every time I see a new clip from this guy it makes me want to pick up my old bmx bike and go for a ride.  This Commercial for Sylvester's forthcoming New Era x Animal cap and seat is so well put together, I love how he is talking about the foundation that BMX was built on, the time and pain put in and then, "There is no better feeling than this..." BAM CurT@!N$ comes in with Maniac off of his Killer Tape - Tagless EP and Sylvester kills it.  If you can appreciate his buttery style I highly recommend watching his Gatorade Go All Day flicks.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Emergence of Bike Polo

Photo By Akira Suwa, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff

Yesterday I picked up the Philadelphia Inquirer and found myself staring at an article on the front page featuring the ever growing sport of bike polo.  I think the author did a pretty good job of showcasing the sport and giving readers an idea of where bike polo is now and where the sport is going.  I honestly had no idea that corporate America (Fuze Beverage which is now part of Coca-Cola) was so closely involved.  The part about the "best player in Philadelphia" and the "bad boy" are pretty comical but overall it was a decent read and an awesome way to introduce the sport to a much broader audience.

Read full article here

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BodaBoda Bombs Broadway

BodaBoda always has the most killer videos, tearing through the city hanging on for dear life. I spotted this gem today on their site of the "Broadway Bombing 2011" that took place on July 4th. I highly recommend checking out the rest of their videos on vimeo (the one with the tall-bike is so legit). I would definitely like to see Crihs' helmet cam footage from the race. Events like this make me wish I lived somewhere where goodhearted, unsanctioned races are held on a regular basis.

Friday, July 8, 2011

You Know You Live In A Suburb/Beach Town When...


You know you live in a suburb/beach town when writing citations for cyclists is the highlight of your police day.  "OH NO, I went through two stop signs without coming to a complete stop on a street where the speed limit is 15 mph".  The cop tried to convince me my life was in danger, let's be real for a second here; go find a car going 5 over or parking meter that is expired.  Sheesh, second and final warning I guess.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Friendly Neighborhood Graff Mobile


It might not be inconspicuous but it sure is cool! This street ready graffiti mobile is stocked with everything a graffiti artist could ever want (paint, tips, markers, extinguishers, a stereo, even masks, lights, climbing rope and extension chords).  i wouldn't mind seeing this bad boy in action. Spotted on 12ozProphet posted by world renown auther and graffiti writer Bates; which by the way is an awesome site for keeping up with the goings on in the urban art community. I definitely recommend checking it out. For more photos of the graffiti mobile click HERE. In the mean time go outside and enjoy the summer!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th Everyone


Chuck Norris Loves Amrca and so should you!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Splitting Lanes, Santurce

Splitting Lanes, Santurce from Manuel VĂ©lez on Vimeo.
Spotted On PEDAL Consumption

This, right here, is the kind of fixed gear video that I live for.  Awesome tunes, crazy riding and just an all around good feel.  A bunch of friends riding hard, feeding off of each other, having a blast.  Although the cars didn't seem to be going too fast I can't believe they were riding on the highway; insane.  I love when the one dude spreads his arms out at 1:36, it feels so good to ride like that for a few seconds.  The guys from Puerto Rico Fixed did an outstanding job on this and I can't wait for the next video in the series.

Here is a little blurb about the video:

"This is the first of series of rides around Puerto Rico in extreme situations to claim space. In this case it's Highway Baldorioty de Castro in San Juan. In an city without bike lanes, we make our own."