31 March, 2010

Edit from the Death Pedal 2 premier in San Diego.

3.27.2010 from Matthew Spencer on Vimeo.

Edit from the Death Pedal 2 premier in San Diego.

Riders: Matt, Corey, Congo, Gus, DJ, Mike, and Nick.

Song: Electric Wizard - Return to the Son of Nothingness

Matthais Dandois

Whip it with Matthias Dandois from BMX Freestyler on Vimeo.


The Jump-off... WTTC'S Inaugural Ride/ Two Rabbits Gallery Opening April 3rd 2pm


It's our first group ride of the new Forum!!!

The Jump off!!! Bewm!!!

It's a gonna be a good one, because it ends at a party!!!

Our friends at Two Rabbits Studios asked us to host a bike ride to their gallery opening at Crewest

So we thought, " Lets make this the kick off ride for the forum as well!!!"

There will be two stops to wait and collect more riders, so if you don't want to do the whole ride you can meet us along the way.

When: April 3rd, 2pm Ride out at 3pm

Where: Meet at LAB 12220 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Ride to Sunset and Highland at the Rite-Aid Chill and wait for more riders, leave there around 430pm

Ride to Echo Park Cycles, 1932 Echo Park Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90026 Chill and wait for more riders leave there around 530pm

Ending point... Getting there around 615pm
Crewest Gallery
110 Winston Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-1424
(213) 627-8272

Where there will be an Art opening for Two Rabbits Studios and a party for the opening (Cycle based art by our homies!!!)

Everyone that is on the ride will get a BADASS Two Rabbits Spokecard, Designed by my Ginger Brother Mike.....

Watch for the Ginger Mobb this year... we coming.

The Spokecards are foiled so they reflect!!! Badass...


It's the third year! This is a good race, if you're in Seattle, RACE THIS!!!

Nice work from Go means Go

Fuctard x New Era "Compton"

Oh shit, Eazy-E is back in muthafuckin house!

Available only at www.fuctard.com.

29 March, 2010

From his perspective.

Night at the track... from iain paterson on Vimeo.

Where the hell is Waldo? Results

Where the Hell is Waldo from AMBUSHE on Vimeo.

Hern won....

I hit a sign, ripped my Martin hipbag, my phone flew out and got run over. FML.

26 March, 2010

BBQ in the Pantry parking lot

Parking lot pimping!!! Come party with Kitchen, Next Sunday april 4th!!!

Deets here

Fyxation BMX and Track Grips

These look awesome.... I really dig the colors, and if you're like me and love matching small details on your whip, then these are for you. Bewm, the diamond tire tread matches the diamond pattern on the grips.... Joe has tested these tire before, (see issue 8 of cog) and I know he's getting ready to write a review on the Fyxation Session tire, to reallly give it some justice in a review.

Get these here at Fyxation

Events this weekend

^^This one really need to be attended by everyone, it could of been one of us or one our homies.....

25 March, 2010



Tap With A Beat

This week is World Water Week. Did you know nearly 900 million people do not have access to clean water? Everyday 4,200 die of water related diseases. Just $1 can provide a child 40 days of clean drinking water or 40 children water in a single day.

Our good friend Miki Ishikawa is working with UNICEF for the 2nd year in producing Tap With A Beat. Please join us this Friday at this special benefit concert. We are sponsoring the event and will have prizes for attendees. See ya there!

From Chubby Boob

@Missionworkshop Vandal Bag Review

So I recently purchased my Mission Workshop "Vandal" bag, with the DELUXE waist belt, and not only am I satisfied, but I have a near death experience counteracted by the bag. Yes, thats right friends, this bag actually SAVED my life as well as helping me carry books, folders, and computer for my daily 32 miles of commuting.

So here's the deal, on my way back from school last thursday when an Inattentive young driver hit me and I was thrown off my bike. From this point, I am not exactly sure what happened, as I blacked out, but from the information given to me by the driver and the doctor at the ER what happened was something along these lines:

I was going east bound on santa monica, when a west bound driver decides to make a left turn, and not yield to oncoming traffic, long story short, I hit my head, cracking my LAS helmet in half and landing directly on my back. Not only was my back saved, and in fine condition for a 'fairly' high speed collision, but my computer, witch was in the biggest pocket of the bag, and all of the contents inside were completely unharmed.

This bag is totally awesome, aside from the huge amount of extra space, compacted in such a small bag, it looks and feels great while riding.

Very impressed with this bag and only have three suggestions for Mission Workshop to improve on.

1. there is no good spot for a u lock other that in the actual bag. i.e. an exterior u lock holder would be great.
2. if you are wearing a helmet with the bag, it is pretty difficult to lift your head up completely when in a low position (although this is to be expected with any roll top or large bag)
3. Weight. It is a bit heavy and if you can make it lighter without compromising the integrity that would be great!

- sincerely yours .crash_bandicoot.
Jon De Carlo

Homies getting up!!!

Some do-gooders in our city, have been making late night missions, all over LA putting these up. In english and in spanish...
Nice work homies, I love how far and wide you guys have gone. The tide is turning.....

Image from tracko


This reminds of growing up in Alaska, visiting Alaska, or having friends come down....
Everyone is in Carhartt. Which is an amazing outdoor/ workwear clothing brand. I rocked the shit out some Carhartt, growing up and want to get back into it. I would like to start with this hat, but the Carhartt Streetwear brand is only available in UK, EU or Japan... Sad. It's time for it to come back to the US. Oh Well..... I guess, I have just stick with the workwear brand, (which is far superior in my eyes.....)

24 March, 2010

Chubby Boob Photography Books Volume I & II

I want one!!! Limited to 100 copies of each.....

Get it here, CBNC!!!

Sprint race in SF

Looks good, I smell a road trip?


Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface’s “Our Dreams”

Oh shit....

From their collab, Wu-Massacre album dropping March 30th

Via Highsnobiety

Nike x Loopwheeler Bike hoodie

This looks amazing.... Pockets on the arms, pockets in back, zip up hoodie, and it comes in black and grey...

Deets here

Summer 2010

High Snob

23 March, 2010

Lil’ Josh & Fish and Chips

Grom Day w/ Fish n' Chips and Lil Josh from Beaver on Vimeo.


Nice work beaver!!!

Good ridin by bagelsworth and Lil' josh

Redbull mini drome

Red Bull Mini-Drome Teaser from Radar Films on Vimeo.

I want to ride this so bad!!!

22 March, 2010

Massan for Leader Bike

Massan for Leader Bike from Dan Arel on Vimeo.

The god's son....

Dope lil edit. The ted shred at the end so good...
I hope to see more of this. Let get back to going fast, and bombing shit.
Nice work.

Wolfpack hustle Los Angeles Marathon crash race

Wolfpack Crash the Marathon from AMBUSHE on Vimeo.

Well, that was a a fun race.... for the first 12 miles for me. Then while swerving to avoid a clusterfuck of a pack/ crash, hit a curb went down, flatted my front and sprained my wrist pretty bad.... hope its not broke, my commutes today will test it out. So, I walked home in shame.. Hern did an amazing job, I think everyone was surprised with the numbers of racers that showed. I heard over 400, thats fucking nuts for a street race....

Jon the roadie got 1st geared.
Bud from long beach got 1st fixed.
Carlaa got first fixed girl!!

19 March, 2010


LA is blowing up this weekend.. Prep your legs for disintegration...

Undefeated x New ERA

Dope. Another Banger from Undefeated.... The underside of the brim is Kelly green, very nice....
I'm gonna cop one here

18 March, 2010


This is pretty fucked up.... RE-POST THIS PLEASE!!!!

This a chance for us as a community to be heard. We are traffic and deserve to be on the streets, and people like Mr. Kornheiser must be held accountable for their actions and speech. Stand up, and let your voice be heard....

Here's Espn's comment link, LET THEM HAVE IT!!!

Read the whole story here via bike rumor

People can email Tony Kornheiser at pti@espn.com. Everybody needs to let him know this is unacceptable.

Here is their Corporate info.
CEO: Bruce Gilbert
VP of Operations: Dennis Glasgow
Executive VP of Sales: Rick Carmean

Red Zebra Broadcasting (ESPN 980)
1801 Rockville Pike Suite #405
Rockville, MD 20852
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm (Monday-Friday)
Phone: 301-230-3500

Here is the definition of profane speech at the FCC:

"Profane Broadcast Restrictions: The FCC has defined profanity as “including language so grossly offensive to members of the public who actually hear it as to amount to a nuisance. Like indecency, profane speech is prohibited on broadcast radio and television between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m."

Looks pretty clear to me. If you want to complain, start here:


Choose Broadcast....issues and you should end up here:


Throne of bone

Since this my 666 post, I thought it would be fitting to do a write up on my homies black metal band in Seattle.
Throne of bone!!! But Seattle weekly did one this morning.... so I thought I would share that one with you.
What it doesn't tell you, is that the guys are fucking awesome, and some of the best friends a guy could have.
Plus they ride bikes like no other, and are heavily in to bike polo. The lead singer Michael Freiburger, is one the most amazing people on the planet. Those that know him, will agree with me when I say he is unforgettable.... in a good way. I have the pleasure to call him my brother and we share a bond. (due to the fact his bday is the day before mine, my Gemini twin)
I wish nothing but success for this band and if you're ever in Seattle, please go to one of their shows, epic.
Hopefully sometime soon they'll be hitting the road and coming to fucking destroy your city!!!

Seattle Weekly link

The Tale of Don Giovanni: That Indomitable Hipster

Official Trailer for The Tale of Don Giovanni: That Indomitable Hipster from Dada Factory on Vimeo.

This looks really awesome, I hope this makes out to LA!

More info here

17 March, 2010

Free Chrome shoes!!!!

Get free shoes from Chrome!!!

Chrome will be trading a new pair of shoes to anyone that sends them your old shit (shoes)...

It begins today, Wednesday, March 17 and ends tomorrow, Thursday, the 18th.
Packages must be post marked by 3/18 to make it, add a return shipping address and your shoe size!

Please ship all packages to:
Chrome Industries
Attn: Turds for Gold/Sharkey
580 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Thanks Kyle for the heads up!!!

HAPPY ST. PATS from your friends at TOLA

Souplesse Trailer 2

Souplesse Web Trailer 2 from Derred Andy on Vimeo.

Who are the guys that are filming this? I watched the first trailer a few months back, and pretty much everyone I know is in it, (nice cameo by Spoonbender) Now in the second one, everyone I know and some more are in it... What's the deets? When is this coming out? What is it?

15 March, 2010

@Missionworkshop Release "The Rambler"

Mission Workshop has released a nice medium size cargo backpack called “THE RAMBLER” aka the bastard child of their "VANDAL BACKPACK".. These look great, plus MADE IN AMERICA!! I would really love to try one out ;)

The Rambler has one weatherproof external compartment as well as a roll-top compartment that holds up to a 15'' laptop. This roll-top backpack is designed for the urban traveler who lives out of their bag. The Rambler expands from 1,000 cu. in. to 1,800 cu. in. to accommodate additional carrying capacity when needed. This advanced design allows the backpack to expand outward and is held together by side gussets. This expanded central compartment allows the cyclist to carry additional cargo when needed, when not in use the expansion seals flat and disappears.


Dimensions - Compact
Measures - 13'' x 17'' x 6''
Volume - 1,000 cu. in.
Dimensions - Expanded
Measures - 13'' x 17'' x 13''
Volume - 1,800 cu. in.
Materials: Urethane Coated Nylon (pvc free)
Load Suspension: LDPE Frame Sheet with Fiberglass Stays
Removable waist strap with optional load bearing waist belt

- Joseph


There's a lot debate going on in the fixed gear blog 'o' sphere today (or in the streets). Go on any number of big name blogs to see what the talk is all about. I wanted to throw my two cents in after seeing this on Milano Fixed. I love tricks and have friends who rock at them, but this speaks about what stays true to me and track bikes... Keep Tarcking or keep going fast, just as long as you ride, that's all that really matters!

Push it a stop Clubstep remix

PUSH IT A STOP CLUBSTEP REMIX from scott marceau on Vimeo.

Nice edit!!!

Supreme x The North Face

I want this. Now. March 18th in stores or online.....

I really don't need to say more then that....

Via Hypebeast

14 March, 2010


Serious out of town heavy hitters are rumoured to be coming down for this race..

Get ready...

Wolfpack Hustle: The LA Marathon Crash Race
March 21, 2010

Presented by Lil Hern

Meet/register at:
4341 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Start Point: Dodger Stadium Parking Lot
End Point: Santa Monica Pier
Registration: 3AM
Start Time: 4AM

The Los Angeles Marathon is mapped out and closed off the night before giving riders the chance to race 26.1 miles of Los Angeles with no traffic.

Men's and Women's Geared and Fixed divisions.
Dog Tags, the most sought after medals in the city, awarded to the winners of each division. LA the dog tags can not leave.. estimated 74% increase in Street Cred Level

Play it Nice and Safe. Cheaters will be Disqualified.
Prizes for
1st, 2nd, 3rd Geared
1st, 2nd, 3rd Fixed
1st Lady Geared
1st Lady Fixed

Sponsored by:
Orange 20
Transient Bags

Facebook RSVP


Bridging the Gap Vol.1 from Joseph Lobato on Vimeo.

12 March, 2010

Friday Hip hop Bitchslap...



BFF New York is June 16-20
It's the 10 year anniversary of the BFF in NYC so this year it's going to be bananas!!! Make sure you get your reservations, call a friend, do what you gotta do to get yer buns out there..

Deadline March 27th
They have extended the film submission deadline to March 27th.
To submit your film:

Download the submissions form here and send it to:

Bicycle Film Festival
70A Greenwich Ave. #307
NY NY 10011

along with your film on

either DVD or miniDV, NTSC and PAL are accepted

by March 27, 2010

There's no submission fee

BMX program presented by DEFGRIP
They are teaming up with Defgrip for our BMX program.
Defgrip is leading the way in the BMX and bike world.
Check out the video they did here:

Hellcat teaser #4

hellCat from lajalousie on Vimeo.

Rage!!!! Must go to this!!!

11 March, 2010

Final bootleg sessions.... vol. 4

Much excite, trailers out soon!!!

Get deets here

Where the hell is Waldo? Scavenger race...

The homie Justin over at Knice is hooking a pretty dope scavenger race and after party for ya'll. Which I plan on winning.... Bewm, I said it! I know one thing for sure, I getting tattooed later that night after racing.... Stoked!!! See ya'll on Sunday the 28th of March, I'm gonna re-post this weekend of. This just a reminder to RSVP for the race/party.

wheres waldo Scav Race from BCS on Vimeo.

10 March, 2010

Fargo Street Hill Climb- March 14, 2010, 9:00 AM.

Holy crap. How many times in one day can you climb the steepest street in L.A.? Well, thats what the LA Wheelmen want to know.
This Sunday at 9am, Fargo Street hill climb challenge. It's only one block long, but Fargo Street, with its 32% grade, equals the steepest street incline in Los Angeles. Climb, descend, climb, descend, until your legs can't take it anymore...
A little trivia: In 2008, Steve Gilmore set the men's record of 101 ascents, which took him 9 hours. GODDAMN thats alot of climbing!

Here's photo's from last year from Dan Wyman

09 March, 2010

Easy as Pie Alleycat

Boston Alleycat! Looks like fun and really good sponsors... Race hard, but race safe!

Riders Way double straps

So, about two months ago I reviewed the Livery double straps, and it was a bit premature. I should have rode them for a lil longer before writing a review. While I really liked them and they did hold up under normal ridin use (which I recommend them for) they didn't hold up under race conditions. I raced for three weekends in a row with the Livery straps, and switched them onto a different set of pedals. On third race, in the front pack, bombing a hill, went to speed check and one side snapped, then went to skid, and the other side snapped.

Pretty dangerous for that to happen during race time, and a little hairy. Afterwards, I spoke to the guys at Livery about the breakage, and they had said that were getting reports of the same thing happening, under real stressful conditions, and were getting the design flaw changed. Just a few days later I ran into my homie Kevin at StrykerLA and told him what had happened, at which point he asked me to test out (and said I would love these) his Riders Way double straps.


08 March, 2010


Demolition Parts: Chris Doyle Feb Edit from VOLUME/DEMOLITION on Vimeo.



@djbabuforeal OPEN BAR????? SAY WORD!!!!


Make sure you go by http://www.transientbags.com/ and cop one of these before they are gone.. If your in LA make sure you stop by Orange 20.
Congrats alex!!! These look great!

Throughout the month of March, there will be free shipping on all domestic messenger bag orders, and 10% of all orders will be donated directly to the Haitian Action Relief Fund (read about them here).

See the detailed photos here

05 March, 2010

ENDURO II : "It doesn't have to be fun to be fun!"


Start and end in central San Francisco.

Ride is ~90 miles give or take. Rocks, roads and dirt. Wind, trees and ruts. Hills... lots of hills. Not for the faint of heart.

Bring a bag with dry clothes to the start. It will be transported to the finish for you. Finish is very near the start. Full-on BBQ / beer bash and post ride sports massage included!

All proceeds go to Matt Peterson's memorial fund.

Details at sfenduro.blogspot.com

All proceeds go to benefit the Matt Peterson Memorial Fund.

Who was Matt Peterson?

Chubby Boob Birthday Celebration

Calling all Nerds, Calling all Nerds!!!

See ya out there....


-Sean Martin

04 March, 2010

Save the Tarck bike!! Umm... I mean Track bike....

Kyle, you out did yourself with this one... It really speaks to me. I don't do tricks, and I love going fast. That why I throw races, and race as much as possible. I have a lot homies who trick and are fucking sick at it, so I have a lot of love for that part of tarck culture.
But sometimes we need to be reminded where this came from! The TRACK!!! Go fast, turn left!!!

Please save me one, kyle!!! I'll stop by later...

get it here

-Sean Martin

NEW ERA Dodger Grey Wool

This colorway is sick.... I realized a few days ago, that I don't have any grey hats (which for me is crazy considering how many hats I have) and have been on the search since then. Then this pops up. Perfect. It's wool, so cop it before winter ends.

Get it at any New Era dealer.

-Sean Martin

03 March, 2010

Hump-Day Hip hop Bitchslap...

Jay Electronica, Exhibit C..

East Bay Hills Mixed Terrain Rally Cat - Saturday 3.6.10 High Noon

ATTN: all my SF HEads!!! Get out to race THIS Saturday!! more info and map HERE

I-5 Colonnade

I'm just lurking on your blog lately, Ryan. This place is awesome, right underneath I-5. I had the pleasure to watch this being built from the ground up everyday on my commute back and forth from Cap. Hill to Eastlake (shoutout to Lousia's!!) and the finished product looks amazing... (I'm sure they're adding shit still) Hard to believe, this used to be overgrown, bum infested, more then a little dangerous at night, small bike path, that would cut you through Cap. Hill to eastlake to the UD. Great work, Seattle!!!

Thanks to Go Means Go!

-Sean Martin

01 March, 2010

Bicycle Kitchen 5 year Anniversary Bike ride and potluck

So, the Bicycle Kitchen is having it's 5 year anniversary, this year. (5 years of being at its current location on Helitrope and Melrose, otherwise known as the bike district) I love the bike kitchen, not because of my family ties to it, but because of what it stands for. Community. Something that is really lacking in todays society. The kitchen for me is hub. I can go there and see friends, family, get advice on bike issues, or find out where the next race is and/or party. It's the best. Without it, we in LA probably wouldn't have the bike district, one the greatest places in LA. I mean, it has it all. Pure Luck for food and beer, Scoops for ice cream, O20 for the lulz and homies (plus bike shit), Shane (the mayor) and just seeing everyone you come through at any given time... all because of the kitchen. (most of these places are owned by ex cooks from the bike kitchen)
In the next few months, there will be some events taking place to celebrate this milestone (parties, fundraisers, races, rides etc..)
Keep you eyes peeled for these and more. If you're on the bike block, stop by and wish the kitchen a happy Bday, let em know that you support em.

Happy Bday Bicycle Kitchen!!!

Here's some deets on what is going on in the next few months

-Sean Martin