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Video Fridays-3/29/13

Here we go again:

Title: Hoodride Cycles
Seen on: Urban Velo
I love this little bio of Derrick in Phoenix who was annoyed with the soul-sucking red tape of running a business, so decided to just fix rides out of his backyard in an almost purposefully looking ramshackle garage. He talks about the stresses of doing it for the love, but also the value and reward of “localism”. Good on you Derrick.

Title: One Day in April-Documentary on the little 500-trailer.
Seen on: Urban Velo
The 2013 Little 500
qualifications took place in Bloomington, Indiana yesterday, just before the weather turned stupid and started snowing all over the place. With that in mind (the race, not the weather), this project needs one last push to come to fruition. The documentary, One Day in April, follows four teams as they prepare for this year’s Little 500 race, showing their passion and dedication to extremely amateur racing, the surprisingly hilly and beautiful terrain in Southern Indiana, along with the storied history of this unparalleled race. Many of you probably know the race primarily through the movie Breaking Away or our recent article in Issue 32, but this documentary gives a direct and intimate portrayal of the race’s story up to this point.

There are only 3 days left for the video to reach funding and incentives start with free digital downloads, t-shirts, photos, etc.

Title: Disassemble to Assemble
Seen on: Urban Velo

Title: State Bicycle Co.-Undefeated
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Illegal Bike Race Turned Legit-this Year’s Red Hook Crit
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Track Cycling in a Cathedral-2013 Red Bull Mini Drome on Brooklyn NYC
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Bicycle Film Festival Hong Kong-2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide.com

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Red Bull Mini Drome–recap

Competitive urban riders like the adrenaline rush and are familiar with pushing their limits on a bicycle. Some have become quite skilled in open traffic either as messengers racing in alleycats or exploring the possibilities on a fixed gear in the world of freestyle. Last Saturday things got real interesting. These riders had to [...]

Video Friday-the Ides of March-3/15/13

Beware the Ides of March and the videos of Friday.

Title: Lucas Brunelle-Renegades of the Road
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
An excerpt from the master of the helmet camera, racer Lucas Brunelle-his documentary “line of sight.” Just in time for Monster Track 14, which Lucas has video taped like no other. Here is the NYC cut.

Title: How the Race was Won-Nice-Paris 2013
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
You could argue it was the lesser of the two March one-week stage races this year, but that’s fine. A decent sprint or two, a ton of lead changes, nice tactical riding on occasion and more than a few of the typical stage race antics. Richie Porte confirming the Maglia Rosa of 2010 was no fluke, and Andrew Talansky showing he has the energy, and at least some of the guile, to be competitive at the top tier of the sport. Good times.

Title: Fixed Gear Obstacle Racing in Latvia – Red Bull Tru Fix 2012

Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide

Title: Breakin L.A. | U.S. trailer
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
A group of bicycle aficionados from Hamburg St. Pauli made their way to break-in the city of Los Angeles. During 12 days the group scattered the city in all cardinal directions. They cruised through the barrios of East LA, blazed to the beaches of Venice and ascended the Hollywood Hills. They worked as volunteers at the Midnight Mission on skid row to bring attention to the 15,000 homeless people, who are the result of gentrification in LA.
They discovered a velodrome in the valley and self-tested their consciousness at the LA Gun Club. During the trip they met with a great variety of local riders. Although the bike scene in the capital of cars is relatively small, their skills are top notch. In the end the group attempted to reconquer the ecological desert of Los Angeles in order to survive evolutionary pressures, such as distances and traffic.

Title: Monster Track 12-2011
Seen on: Urbancyclistworldwide
CAVEMAN rockin the gopro, representin LOS PIRANHAS holding it down for flushing, jackson heights, corona, all of QUEENS, NYC. Watch him skitch, dodge death and ride with the best cyclists in nyc

MUSIC: GHOSTFACE KILLA – DAYTONA 500

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It’s not how big your Velodrome is. Red Bull Mini Drome comes to Brooklyn.

It’s often been said…”Dare to dream big,” especially in a city like NYC, home to the Rockefellers and Robert Moses industrialist types. The land of towering monstrosities like the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire State Building and sky scrappers that distinguish the most recognizable skyline in the world. Big Dreams like putting in a basketball stadium [...]

Video Friday-11/30/12

Here are a binder full of videos:

This video was sent to me by Amanda, store manager from Chrome Industries Portland Store. Here’s an indoor race they threw.

Title: Chrome Subfloor Circuit

Title: Locked In: The Contender Fixed Gear from State Bicycle Co. Review
Seen on: urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: Murder of Couriers: Trailer
Seen on: urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: World’s Smallest Velodrome: Red Bull Mini Drome: Japan
Seen on: urbancyclistworldwide.com

Title: URBAN INSIDER by EASTPAK
Seen on: urbancyclistworldwide.com
Explore the underground world of the bike messengers and follow one of the biggest alleycat race in Milan. https://www.facebook.com/eastpak.italia

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Alleycat in SF-mini velodrome.

I love alleycat flyers. Here is an event in San Francisco, tonight. Hope you can make it.

Seen on takeoverla.wordpress.com

Just so happens Prolly is visiting the great Northern California town. Checking out the world’s smallest velodrome,

read more here. [...]

Video Friday, 2/24/12

Here we go:

Kicking things off a video from the ultimate urban biker network, Urbancyclistworldwide.com.

Red Bull Hill Chasers 2012 – Bristol, England by: Charge Bikes the skinny: from the vimeo page-A straight knockout format with two riders racing against each other saw fixies, BMX-ers, mountain bikers and road racers battle it on [...]

Events in February

In Minneapolis, one of the longest running and generally the first alley cat of the year.

Stupor Bowl 15

And in Bristol UK, the 2012 Redbull Hill Chaser

Red Bull Hill Chasers will see 16 elite and 16 amateur cyclists from BMX, mountain bike, road cycling and fixed-gear compete in a series [...]

Video Friday-1/27/12

Spanning the globe, well more like the internet, to bring you random bicycle related videos.

First off, as seen on Urban Cyclist Worldwide.

Freestyle fixed, rodents and getting grimmy on the streets. Bmore Fixed has a new website and presents, BMFXD Druids Path, a highlight reel of riding hard in downtown Baltimore.

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Edwin de la Rosa-reflects on 9/11

Pro BMX superstar Edwin de la Rosa is one of the owners of the fresh pro shop in Bushwick, BK– Post.

He was recently interviewed for ESPN, reflecting on ten years since 9/11 and how street riding has evolved.

Edwin De La Rosa reflects on 9/11 By: Brian Tunney–ESPN.com Published: September 9th, [...]