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Brooklyn Machine Works wins Red Bull Mini Drome 2

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Friday night (6/27/14) was the Red Bull Mini Drome challenge in NYC. This event travels to cities all over the world and this was the second time around, held at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Crown Heights.

Urban riders and fixed gear freestylers go head to head on a tiny wooden veledrome. Although its small, racers can get up to speeds of 25 mph, riding laps on ultra tight, banked curves. Very little room for error so the race is as much mental as physical.

This year was also a bit different with riders forming teams of two.

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Here is a recap from Red Bull:
Hundreds of New Yorkers packed in the Brooklyn Masonic Temple tonight to see 100 of the top fixed gear cyclists rip on the world’s steepest and smallest velodrome for the return of Red Bull Mini Drome. For the second year in a row, 100 passionate fixed gear racers signed up to race in 10-lap heats around steep wooden banks, resembling a mini Olympic cycling track, in the center of one of Brooklyn’s oldest temples.

In an exciting team finish, local shop Brooklyn Machine Works teammates Darren Lee and Austin Horse edged out the Lockfoot shop duo to be crowned the competition’s 2014 team champions.

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Friday Night Videos…from Russia with…Bike Videos.

Here’s a late addition of Video Friday.

I know you’ll all watching the Sochi Olympics waiting for something like this to happen:
YouTube:

There’s nothing like watching an opening ceremony of an Olympic event and see a host countries history depicted through Cirque du Soleil looking performers in unitards.

Perhaps we will feel the unity and the world coming together with Russian Police hoping to “Get Lucky.

I dunno, seems a little flamboyant to me…especially with Russia so particular about sexual preference.
We did get introduced to this year’s Olympic mascots:
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(left to right) Fabulous Bunny, Stray(f) the Dog and Pussy Cat Tiger Riot.

In case you’ve missed the action here is a 2 hour special of pre-event coverage by Russian TV.

I know, poor Russia is getting picked on, but I really like the take on Gawker’s sports site Deadspin:

The Haters Guide to the Sochi Games.

If your not interested in obscure winter sports festival hosted by a corrupt country with an abysmal record on human rights…then let’s watch bike videos.

Here is some better sports competition: American Style!!
(seen on: Urban Cyclist Worldwide.

Ok, the bike videos:
Title: State Bicycle Shockwave Video
Seen on: Urban Velo.
Description: Fixed gear freestyle isn’t as visible as it was just a few years back, but there are still plenty of riders out there getting rad. State Bicycle has long had one of the more affordable FGFS complete bikes out there, with this being the latest incarnation, the $579 Shockwave. We reviewed the similar Massacre from State back in May 2012.

Title:CX Hairs: #SVENNESS 2.17
Seen on: Prolly
Description: This is it, the final race of the year for #SVENNESS. This one takes place in Hoogerheide, Netherlands for the 2014 UCI Cyclocross World Championship. Surely by now you’ve seen how brutal this course was, so sit back and enjoy!
Excellent job this year, CX Hairs!

Title:
Joe The Ripper Fixed Gear Freestyle Edit

Seen on: Urban Cyclist Worldwide.
Description: Fixed Gear Freestyle Rider Joseph Montano
Aka Joe The Ripper
Two Strap Krew NYC
Song-Ten Cent Pistol- The Black Keys
-Filmer
Shayquan Greenidge
Joey M Rojas
-Edited
Shayquan Greenidge

Title: Luke Binder #leadthepack
Seen on: TRACKO

Title: A Day in the Life-Budapest
Seen on: TRACKO

Title: A Day in the Life-Overdrive London
Seen on: TRACKO

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Video Monday-8/20/12

More videos to start your week off, right?

Title: Flight of the Conchords-Mel Dreams Seen on: Urban Velo Here’s a blast from the past. Love the hair helmet.

Title: Fairdale Weekender Seen on: Urban Velo We’ve got one of these in house for test, so be on the lookout for a full review. [...]

Track or Die Alleycat, 8/11/12–NYC

Seen on: Urban Cyclist Worldwide: Date: Saturday August 11th, 2012

Time: Registration starts at 10:30am Race starts at 12:00pm (sharp, Rain or Shine, we are racing)

Location: Washington Sq Park Requirements : $5.00 & A Track Bike. (sorry, no gears guys)

BBQ/Awards Ceremony will be held after race. Participants eat FREE!!!

Are you the [...]

Video Fridays-6/15/12

Title: Alex Singer Cycles By: hanckxlife Seem On: Urban Velo From Filmmaker: On Saturday the 29th of October 2011, I had the privilege to spend some time in the workshop of Alex Singer Cycles, in Paris France. Unfortunately, no active frame building could be documented -as Saturdays are being dedicated to the customers who [...]

Video Friday, the last of 2011

Here are a bunch of videos to round out that old has-been year, 2011.

Rick Rowland sent me this compilation of images of the things dreams are made of around Christmas time…Bicycles. Here are a montage of stills of how the bicycle in incorporated into people’s holiday cheer.

Jen Whalen of the Bicycle [...]

Book Release and Discussion-BIKE NYC

We’re having a book release and discussion for our new travel guide to cycling in NYC.

BIKE NYC by Marci Blackman, Ed Glazar and Michael Green Saturday, August 6th at the Word Up Community Book Store 4157 Broadway @ 175th St.-Washington Heights 2-4pm

“Celebrate the release of Bike NYC: The Cyclist’s [...]

Video from Monster Track 2011

From Tuff City Styles Tattoo in da Bronx, a video from this year’s Monster Track 2011.

As seen on Urban Cyclist Worldwide.