• Chrome Motor Series – Chrome Industries & See See Motor Coffee Co.

    FULL LENGTH: Chrome Motor™ Presented by Chrome Industries and See See Motor Coffee Co. from Chrome Industries on Vimeo.

    Slightly late on this one, but the first time I saw this short film from Chrome Industries & See See Motor Coffee Co. I couldn’t stop laughing. As a promo for the Chrome Motor Series, this quickie is nothing short of spectacular.

    Enjoy.

    Brian

  • The History of M: Intense Cycles

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    I’m not a huge downhill buff, but this right here is awesome.

    The M1 by Intense Cycles was one of the first DH bikes to break the 5” rear travel mark back in the 90s, a feat unheard of until until 1994. The first M-1 used a McPerson strut and air shock design, which made it possible for the extra travel. To put it in perspective, there weren’t even forks with over 3” of travel. As you’ve probably guessed by now, the M series by Intense was breaking some serious ground. I won’t go into much more detail though, ‘cause the guys over at PinkBike have this story on lock.

    Head on over to PinkBike to learn all about the history of the Intense Cycles M bikes.

  • Cadence & Central Skate Co Capsule Collection

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    I know, I’m SUPER late on this one…but there’s no way I could go without posting such a rad collaboration. You all know about Dustin Klein and Cadence, but you might not be so familiar with Central Skate Co (maybe I’m wrong). Anyway, Central Skate Shop was started by Chico Brenes, a professional skateboarder from Nicaragua, and is the first skate shop to open up in Nicaragua. I know myself and many other cyclists and skateboarders dream of one day owning their own shops, so big ups to Chico on doing so!

    Go here if you want to grab some of the goods: Cadence & Central Skate Co Capsule Collection

    -Brian

  • Studio 191, Shanghai & Stuff

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    I know I’ve been slacking a bit on keeping the pages here fresh, but please believe I’ve been keeping busy. Despite not being able to dip out for a long road ride or hit the local trails on my hardtail like I used to back in VT, I still manage to ride and skate almost daily. Riding a bike in Shanghai is akin to mountain biking, except you gotta pretend the scooters and pedestrians are trees…moving ones at that. It’s definitely fun, but I can’t begin to explain how much I miss dirt, real trees and hills. Also, it’d be nice to take a deep breath and not feel like I’m shedding years off my life.

    Aside from pretending I’m mountain biking, I’ve been skating a ton; that’s one thing this city is incredible for. The architecture here is begging you to skate it.  I’ve also been shooting photos a bunch and displaying them at the homie Elliott’s monthly Studio 191 shows all across Shanghai. Here’s one of my latest shots, zoning in on one of the city’s countless dingy massage parlors. I couldn’t even find the entrance, but this sign definitely got my attention.

  • A Snapshot of Bike Recycle Vermont


    Here’s a great short piece looking into Bike Recycle Vermont, what they do and the people in the community they’re connecting with. Shout-out to my old roommate and good friend Dan Hock! Miss you guys…and Vermont.

     

  • Johnny Tang – Backside Tailslide

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    photo: Robert Van Impe

    My buddy Rob shot this photo of Johnny Tang sittin’ pretty in a backside tailslide at the infamous LP here in Shanghai. Once you’re done taking in the right half of this photo, direct your eyes to the left and you’ll see some more beauty; or maybe you noticed the bike first…

     

  • Creating The Sea Rambler by Geoff McFetridge


    This is incredible.

    Geoff McFetridge is easily one of my favorite artists and this video shows exactly why I look up to him; always learning, always trying something new and never thinking something is too absurd or out of reach to achieve. If you’ve seen the drawings of The Sea Rambler, you’re in for a real treat right now.

    During the 3-4 times I watched this video, I kept thinking to myself “Man, I’d love to be doing stuff like this one day…” So, thank you Geoff for the constant inspiration to be a lifelong learner, and thank you to Farm League for telling the story so beautifully.

    Enjoy.

    -Brian

  • Van Dessel Hellafaster

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    Hell yeah! This right here is so rad to see.

    Back in 2007-2008 I worked for Edwin at Van Dessel, building and shipping customer’s bicycles. At the time we were shipping hella bikes, and the most popular being the Hellafaster.

    Fast-forward a few years and the ever-popular Hellafaster is being made stateside, in Portland, Oregon. This definitely surprised me as much as it stoked me out.

    Pictured here are a few snaps from Dan Chabanov of his freshly-built Hellafaster.

    -Brian

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