We left the city to hunt some hills in the Hudson Valley. We found a few to say the least! Featuring Moe Adams opening up to this year's theme.
Last weekend the 2017 Cyclocross National Championships were held in Hartford, CT.
And when Roman (@romanshotthis) brought up the fact it was only a few hours drive from NYC we fueled up the old Subaru and headed north - regardless of the fact we got dumped with snow the night before. #nofucksgiven
The event was amazing. The course was brutal and mixing in the weather conditions made it that much more technical.
One of the most memorable moments for me was with the Men's Elite Field. Coming out of the holeshot there was an intense battle for position along a major hill; Bonk Breaker Hill. These series of moments were captured then and there.
We were beyond stoked to reveal some up-coming pieces we had cooking especially when that reveal turned into a full blown release party held at Deluxe Cycles in Brooklyn. Huge shout out to Wilis of Deluxe for being down-for-anything and Louie and Tijon for all the help getting setup.
After two days of straight prepping/painting and twenty latex gloves later, the event was a go. The turnout and response was super rad. Having everyone one in awesome spirits and off the saddle together in one room was so good!
Thanks to everyone that came out. Thanks to Chris Green for making the time to fly in for this one - full strength!
All images shot by homie Louie Herman of Deluxe Cycles. Give him a follow on IG @louie.herman
Introducing Duke to the team.
We’ve had the pleasure of getting to know this dude both on and off the saddle; on and off screen. One of the most humble dudes out there that simply loves to ride…fast. A london-based cyclist who is supported by MASH SF, Cadence, FGLDN and others, we couldn’t not support this guy. We’re honored to have him representing us across the pond.
Follow him on IG @ekudduke.
We had the pleasure of hanging, riding and just getting to know this rad dude when he came into town for Red Hook Crit 9. Annnnnd we got even more hang time when a few of us hopped across the pond to participate in a trade show (SPIN Ldn) held annually in London; more hangs, more miles.
His outlook is simple and pure; move fast and move forward. Lord knows I'm all for it.
Shoutouts: "I would like to thank Mike Martin of Mashsf (a true example of how to inspire others with your passion), Andy (Fucking) Ellis of Brascona, Kenny, Moe, Chris and Josh of God & Famous (obvious shout out!), the UltraDad™ Connor Mckenzie (meeting him truly opened my eyes to the worldwide fixed gear community), Mr Cordell Murray (STAYALIVE!) Marek Ufnal of Wales Fixedgear, my brothers over at Defi Collective and everybody I've ever shared a journey with. Much love!"
Good things happen when there's a call for change..
I'm so not mad that homie Chris Green called in a last minute trip to NYC for RHC. Between the race, hangs and familiar faces; this event brings such good vibes to our city. Arriving with his well loved MASH Cinelli Bolt he decided to call an audible. Moe coordinated a quick sale and sold said Bolt leaving Chris with a LOW// MkII Aero. #allfixiesalesarefinal (This one's Javon's old rig so it was only natural we keep it in the fam!)
Built up by Tijon at Deluxe Cycles. We snuck out on a wet morning to give this beast a proper test ride as well as snap a few shots. This one ended short after Chris caught a flat in Bushwick. Shout out to Brooklyn Machine Works for the assistance!
Learn more about LOW Bicycles and all of their offerings. Follow Chris and his journeys on IG/Snapchat @agreenerfilm.
Shout out: Ooooh! Shout out to the rest of the G&F team! Javon for keeping the Low in the fam. Tijon and Deluxe Cycles. Mobbin', Yung Eli, and all of my London/Australia co-dads! 👨🏻
Red Hook Crit 9 was interesting to say the least. With each year resulting in some form(s) of a crash, this year was no exception. Those that managed to come away clean from mechanical or physical issues in the multiple men's field starts were the lucky ones; they were the aftermath.
Seeing so many buddies banged up and injured (especially New York based ones) was not an easy thing to see. These dudes put in serious effort to train and prepare for this event and to get knocked out of the race even before it begins is tough.
Colin Strickland of Allez Allez/Specialized ended up taking the cake with help of teammate Aldo Ilesic who created distance between Colin and the lead pack. Ivan Ravaioliof Cinelli Chrome took second with Aldo Ilesic taking third.
For a full RHC9 recap, head over here.
Consisting of hundreds of cyclists each exuding talent both on and off the saddle; the most amazing thing about Red Hook Crit are the people that surround it.
These images are a tribute to the last remaining drunken foos, captured through an equally drunken lens, which are now just a collection of foggy moments in the late hours of RHC9. #fulldebauch
You know who you are.
Some serious new bike day happening for homeboy Moe Adams.
He recently pounced on a No.22 Little Wing. And of course, his is currently the only anodized #purp one in NYC. Its almost as if Grimace himself has been brought back and reincarnated into a purple titanium bike, sans a goofy clown. Shit looks so insane. The detailing on these frames are nothing short of amazing; from the seat mast with ENVE saddle rails, extra beefy dropouts, and the tasteful hits of anodization these frames are so considered from top to bottom. Fully built up by Deluxe Cycles in Brooklyn, NY.
Built with the usual suspects; House of Stoke bars, HED Belgiums laced to Phils and Chris King BB / headset.
Meet Brad Adams, the founder of Road Runner Bags.
Designing and producing cycling specific bags and accessories since 2010; everything is hand-made in Los Angeles. We've been using this shit for years and its absolutely bomb-proof.
Brad and I have been in contact for a few years now and we'll be going on our second collaboration set to release any day now. I was so stoked to hear that he would be circling around to the east coast after Wolfpack Hustle Austin. We got in some much awaited shred time not to mention I couldn't not put the camera on him and his well loved Specialized Crux CX.
After the rush of the Xmas season, he's planning on enjoying some of LA's cycling wonders with plans on either a bike packing coastal tour from SF to LA and possibly a MTB excursion up in Mammoth or the infamous Hwy 395 Hot Sprints Tour.
Shout outs: Sending a huge shout out to my homie Kenny Kim for chasing me down in the streets and snapping some rad shots!
If you don't know this dude, you should. Meet Sean Martin.
Currently residing and riding in Oakland, CA, he's a solid one folks. We've been in constant contact with Sean over the years back when he was in LA operating TOLA. Since moving up to the bay area, he recently took on a new project; The Rear Triangle.
The stars aligned while we were in Los Angeles early this year and we were able to connect. I'm glad we did cause it was a pleasure catching up with him as well as catching some magic.
Currently riding for a slew of entities; he's supported by CBNC, Heavy Pedal, Endo Customs, Bolle Eyewear, Sci' Con Bike Bags, Burro Bags, Met Helmets, Pursuit Bicycles, Continental Tires, Swiftwick, and Spike Parts.
This guy practically lives in the paincave as he lays down major miles with key rides throughout the year. Now that NACCC is over, he's currently planning a beastly 70o+ mi. road ride from Oakland to Las Vegas for Interbike. This will be his third time riding from LA to Las Vegas and he'll be doing this one solo. #approved
After that, he'll be wrapping up the fixed crit season and will be in full attendance at the WPH Finale in Austin, TX. In addition, we're told he'll be hosting Mobb Weekend with Alonso Tal and Massan - an epic three day fixed event in Atlanta put on by Mobb ATL. <<< This shit sounds rad as hell..
This dude hits it at all angles. He's prolific on so many levels and flat out love bikes. Keep an eye out for what this rad dude does next, lord know we will.
Shout outs: "Bicycles, Friebdgang, CBNC, Heavy Pedal fam, Pursuit Bicycles fam, Los Angeles, The whole damn Yay Area for welcoming me with open arms, all my sponsors who keep helping me to do what I love to do most and anyone I have ridden or raced with, you keep me stoked on the daily. Of course my Moms/ Pops and my sister who started me down this path with Bikes, you rule Kelly!"
A few weeks back, we opened up a short second-chance window for those that missed out on the original Glitch Kit release. We couldn't not tack on a few more of these gems for ourselves.
The Glitch Kit is now re-upped in limited quantities and will be available on Tues 8/25 at 12pm/EST.
Shop at: www.godandfamo.us/shop/glitchkit
Full preview at: www.godandfamo.us/blog/glitchkit
A new standard.
Huge shout out to Andrew at Low Bicycles for making this new bike day possible. During our LOW// Shop Visit a few months back I couldn’t not ask if he has a 52cm laying around. Turns out he had a track std. and the trigger was pulled. After he threw on some discontinued graphics and clear coat it was shipped to NY - turns out this dude decided to finished it off with a custom G&F etching on the top tube! The attention to detail is nothing short of what is expected with the amount of craft and love this guy puts into each of his frames.
Introducing Johnny Alcantara to the team.
A full-time messenger in New York City, this rad dude simply exudes energy and posi-vibes on and off the saddle. He's been a long-time supporter of G&F and even put in work for us, literally, by dropping off local orders throughout NYC by bike on the backs of releases. Returning the support was only right.
Currently riding track and road, he's a versatile and active street rider that's constantly dropping into mostly messenger focused races like NACCCS and local alleycats. He's even down with regional events like the DC Diamond Crit.
Even more rad, he's been getting more involved in randonneuring/bike touring which usually involves getting off-road and straight up camping with the bike. He just completed an un-supported (and un-hoteled) trip from NYC to Boston last weekend. I'm told he wants to get into cyclocross. Oh boy..
Make sure to follow Johnny and his upcoming adventures on IG at @crooklyn71814.
On the edge of insanity. Inspired by technology.
Introducing The Glitch Kit.
Featuring a multi-material race-cut jersey with ultra light mesh side panels, extended sleeves and 3-rear pockets with secret paincave pattern lining (#shhhh). The bibs feature a t-panel design and 75mm leg bands for a tighter compression fit with dimpled lycra panels and an Italian made high-density endurance chamois.
Releasing on 7/1 at 11am/EST in limited quantities at www.godandfamo.us/shop/glitchkit
Riding in the cold, rain or wind – zero fucks given.
Introducing The Smoke Shell. A lightweight, packable, outer shell for wind and rain to be worn on and off the saddle.
Featuring a wind resistant and showerproof membrane fabric with maximum breathability. Vented under arms. Hidden hood. Rear pocket. Discrete logos on breast, fishtail and inner pocket. Graphic collar detail. Slim performance fit. Transparent smoke in color.
Available at at 9am/EST on 6/9 at www.godandfamo.us/shop/smokeshell.
We did a recent trip out to the SF/Bay area. It was a "no work or bike stuff" kinda trip but we couldn't not drop by Low Bicycles. I mean, come the fuck on..
I've been paincaving with my original LOW// since 2011 and have always wanted to meet it's maker; Andrew Low. Turns out we just killed two birds with one stone, as Marc Marino decided to swing by after his ride. Lemme just say, these dudes are solid.
Marc turned up with the new LOW//Cadence Mk1 Road and it looks insane. Apparently he's been putting this thing to the test. I was just happy to capture this beast in the wild. #impromptushootsarethebestshoots
As for Andrew, he's been building away. The shop is currently filled with hand-made road frames as he's getting ready to launch the LOW//Cadence Mk1 Road this summer. He's outgrown his current space and expanded to the space next door. All good things.
Oh and for the track lovers out there, I snapped off a few of Andrew's vintage well-loved LOW Pursuit, for good measure. ;)
Damn, this dude has been putting in work.
IAWA is simply dedicated to cyclists and their stories. Until now, he’s averaging a few features a month and his sets are burners. Needless to say, we’re all about it.
But seriously, that More field jacket tho..
We set out to capture Red Hook Crit 8 through a slightly different lens this year. Obtaining an official press pass and then abandoning said pass along with appropriate ISO/aperture settings, our goal was to refocus on a very simple aspect of competition; it's the focus of every rider giving it their all on this concrete stage. #paincave
That being said, we wanted to be in it this year. Experiencing Red Hook like everyone else and capturing moments from a different perspective than the typical "press" POVs. The results were imperfect. Emotive. And oh so ill.
Aside from some very unfortunate accidents during a few qualifying rounds (@fazadhili - heal up man), RHC 8 turned out to be a fairly clean race. Ivan Ravaioli ended up taking the cake for the Men's field. Poloandbike and Leader Bikes killed this year with top 3 finishes from Luis Millan and Raul Torres respectively. For women's, Ainara Arteaga ended up taking it.
Full results can be found here.
Congrats to EVERY rider who participated and gave it their all this year. See you all in the cave.