We’ve all seen the famed “lowrider bicycles” in countless west coast rap videos, but did you ever wonder who was responsible for the vast majority of them? Manny’s Bike Shop in Compton, California is the home to these blinged-out rides, with Joe Manny Silva as the lowrider bicycle godfather. This short is a good watch for sure!
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Attention Vermont (& beyond): If you ride bikes in Vermont, you might have already heard about the Irreverent Road Ride. If not, I’ll let this video explain it for you.
Mark those calendars for July 30th and come out for the toughest, most rugged dirt road ride in the country.
More info on the ride at Short Handled Shovel.
If only my travel plans had me stateside for this…I’ll just barely be missing it. After 10 months of nearly zero off-road riding, there’s nothing I’d like more than to have my ass kicked for 120 miles by VT dirt roads.
Piggybacking on the Nuge bombing Baxter street, I figured I’d share a short skateboarding video that I just finished filming out here in Shanghai. The video, titled H.A.G.S., features a bunch of my buddies out here and was filmed over the last 5 months or so.
Skaters featured: Edward Chang, Edan Qian, Brian Kleiber, Justen Snyder, Per Asplund, Alex Greenberg, Johnny Tang, Wang Di, Richard Specht, Mikey Cheah, Juhani Salo, Oscar Swales, Xu Zhao.
My homie Jack Moore was kind enough to supply me with the illustrations for this video. Go grab yourself a tee shirt and some stickers from him: jmosnakes.bigcartel.com/
It’s been a minute since I posted anything skateboarding-related; this is just too good not to pass along. Here’s NUGE ripping down Baxter Street in LA, the 5th steepest street in America with a 32% grade! Now I’ve bombed hills on both my skateboard and bike in SF, but this is on a whole ‘nother level.
Perhaps you’ve already seen this floating around Facebook, but this vintage ad for Kirin’s “fat fizzling”, “healthy” Mets cola is too good to not share. Now only if they made a health food verson of their beer…
If you couldn’t tell, I love skateboarding; I also love bicycles. For over two decades I’ve been an obsessive skateboarder and bicycle fanatic. Yeah, it sounds kind of cheesy when you put it that way, but if there’s anything I’ve come to learn in the last 20+ years, it’s that there’s nothing quite like combining two great things and doing them both at the same damn time.
Sometimes great things aren’t really mean’t to go together; red wine and sour candy, Mentos and diet cola, a hot shower in a tropical climate, road bikes and disc brakes (LOL) – you know what I mean? But when you take a bike tour in a place like New Zealand and combine it with some skateboarding, you’ve got yourself a surefire guaranteed fun-as-hell saga ahead you. “Riding The Long White Cloud” is a visualization of countless dreams I’ve woken up from, except that it actually happened.
Check out this documentary by Alex Craig, featuring some of my favorites: Rick McCrank, Silas Baxter Neal, Cairo Foster, John Rattray, Keegan Sauder, Chris Haslam and Kenny Anderson.
So kick it back, grab yourself a choice beverage and start planning a journey of your own.
I thought those photos from the Budnitz FTB fat bike shoot were awesome, but then I saw this and had to pass it along. How many of you guys out there with fat bikes have fantasized about this exact scenario? Videos like this make it impossible not to miss my Neck Romancer and the heavy snow we’re known to get back in Vermont.
Enjoy 2 Fat 2 Furious – A Fat Bike Freeride Film featuring Geoff Gulevich, Wade Simmons, and Noah Brousseau for Rocky Mountain Bicycles.
Filmed & Edited by Liam Mullany
Additional Cinematography by Harrison Mendel
Produced by Liam Mullany & Brian Park
Special Thanks to Cory Leclerc & Eric Simmons
Music: Jet Trash — Baby C’mon