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.