17 October, 2011

Recap: SFGREENSERIES presents Krit Kat

19 riders. 3.5 laps.

SF Green Series hosted the city's second criterium-format race this past Sunday. Racers took to the streets, covering over 10 miles, threading traffic and mashing hills. Sunny skies, a lack of injuries and some intimidatingly strong riding dominated the race. Oakland and WOB once again showed their speed & cunning as Jeremiah Davis took 1st. Some miscounting & miscommunication led to two DQs, but there was no doubt in the racers conviction as they fought for the cash pot. Second & third went to Marc Marino & Kyle Ng respectively, with TCB/Mash's Steve Tortorelli racing while on the job, putting down two laps before he had a tag.

Thanks to all riders that came out!

Check out more photos HERE

Rider Profile: Iggy Cortes

One of my Favorites at O20 and from DTLA. Iggy used to come into the coffee shop, I worked at downtown to spit knowledge about LA to me while sippin on coffee in between tags. Now nither one of us works downtown, but he still kicks down LA knowledge to me, everytime I come in O20. Enjoy the return of the Monday profiles, I have missed doing these and Iggy was kind of enough to be the first set them off again.

Iggy Cortes

What do you ride?
Masi SpecialeSprint 2009

How long have you been riding/ what started you?
Since 1987. Lived in the counrty where there were many wooded trails.

Do you wear a helmet and why or why not?
Yep, I'm in like with my brain.

Favorite Shop? Why?
O20/cause I get to talk shit and kick people out.

Clip or clipless?

Ride with headphones/ music?
Hell Na. I like to punch A-holes in the ovaries that turn into me or block my way cause they can't hear me call their six.

Sponsors or teams/ gangs/ clubs you are a part of?
1st Legal, Orange20, Burrito Project, Minimal Mass, DTLA, The Wall, Arco

Fav. Race?

Fav. place to ride or route(s) in LA.
Last minute CCW, Damn I miss those!!

Fav. person(s) to ride with?
The Minimal Mass

Dope Chill spot?
Reception Lobby of Standard Oil, Olympic Ave.

Why LA?
Cause it's my Plymouth Rock

What do you do for work?
Talk shit and put smiles on peoples faces

What else do you do/ projects/ hobbies?
Fly kites.

Dream Bike?
Lugged Moth Attack w/ S&S Couplers.

Best/ worst about riding in LA?
Best: Girls on bikes.
Worst: Weenies and Theives.

Any LA secrets/ tips you want to give out?
Ride Wilshire all the way.

Shout outs?
My Posse

Last word(s)?
Joder vos Bici!

Iggy Cortes


Kuala Lumpur International Fixed Gear Tournament 2011 (KLIFGT2011) will be held at the Cheras Velodrom Stadium, Kuala Lumpur and by the look of the event list there is something for everybody. Word on the street is that USA with by represented. My guess (just a guess) is that at very least Jason Clary will be going ("Time to get a passport" FB status today) and he'll kill it. I would love to go check out one these huge events Asia sometime, either as a racer or as media. I'm just so curious as to how these events go down in other countries. Here's the promo for the event (click on flyer for the schedule) and good luck to whoever is going over to rep for the good ole USA!

KLIFGT2011 Promo from YellowBikeCompany on Vimeo.

WDC: FGFS Contest: Edit.

Our German friends at Suicycle threw a trick comp over in Hamburg, Germany. There was an American representing! Nelson Bell from Seattle, holding it down from the Future Tense Comps that Zlog throws. Pretty cool. Nice edit, digging the Mobb Deep.

WDC Fixed Gear Freestyle Contest from Suicycle Bike Store//Company on Vimeo.

1. Simon Andraca Radio bikes
2. David Pili Shred crew
3. Bastien Raoux One gear family
4. Hinricht Schimanski Suicycle store
5. Ruben Bauer Zontrac
6. Nelson Bell Seattle

Bunny Hop Contest:
1. Simon Andraca 80cm
2. Nelson Bell ,Bastian Raoux, Gianni Suicycle 70cm

Best Trick:
1. Simon Andraca

Got the results from Zlog

Red Hook Milano: Results: USA! USA! USA!

Picture of the year by Federico of the newly crowned Red Hook Milano winner, NeiL BezdeK. He crushed the field by taking first overall, fastest lap and both race primes. Neil also did it on the new Cinelli Laser prototype. Way to bring the win back to the states. Congrats! It was a close race, Neil pulled it out by a wheel length, with the rest of the top ten just seconds behind. Gnarly.

Untitled from Trimble Racing on Vimeo.

Official Results
1. Neil Bezdek 43.01 USA
2. Jon Ander Ortuondo ST Italy
3. Alexander Barouh +01 USA
4. Francesco Martucci +01 Italy
5. Danilo Borroni +01 Italy
6. Chas Christiansen +02 USA
7. Tommaso Nolli +02 Italy
8. Nathan Trimble +03 USA
9. Paolo Calabresi +05 Italy
10. Kacey Manderfield +05 USA