I grew up snowboarding with him!
We’ll be CLOSED Christmas Eve and Christmas, along with New Years Eve and New Years Day!
I have a goal, through cycling, eating healthier, I vow to transform my body over the next year… Right now I’m sitting at 330lbs of whoop whoop yahoo, according to Brett Tippie. And I really have been looking for something as a catalyst, something that could make me hold my goals, and give me something to work towards.
First off, or second off, there is so much RAD stuff going on out in LA, the cycling community out there is so lush and full of life, and really if it wasn’t for social media I wouldn’t know on the East Coast. So a couple of years ago I started reading Tracko, Prolly Is Not Probably (now the Radavist) and some other great sites. Imagery really captures my attention it gives me a sense of adventure, something that the last few years of “road work” hasn’t really got me through (think terrible eating habits). After getting back into the bike industry two years ago (something I left stupidly almost a decade ago) I was pretty happy with how things could go, but still didn’t really have that spark to sit down, seriously debate things, and then put them into action. Fast forward a bit to Interbike this year, you know the tradeshow that almost everyone in the industry loves to hate (or something like that). I happened to meet Kyle from Tracko, and Sean from Team Dream Team I explained how they got me stoked on riding again no really, really stoked on riding again, we chatted a bit and then the next morning first thing these two smiling dudes greeted me and started my day off right.
Read more about the #fitinthatkit project at Hope Cyclery!
And follow along…HERE!
The last time I was in Los Angeles was on the evening of the Rodney King verdict.
My other perceptions of LA were conveyed through hip-hop albums of the 90s, Boyz in the Hood, and of course, the tanned faces of Hollywood.
John had been talking up LA and for a long time I’d wanted to meet Kyle of Trackosaurus fame. I can still remember getting an email from him when he launched his blog in 2006 – a beautiful blue Ciocc was one of the feature bikes. Prior to FYXO, the only other websites vaguely related to fixed gear were Old Skool Track, Fixed Gear Gallery, and a thread in Bike Forums. Many ‘blogs’ have come, planned to take over the world, and gone in the same breath, and the stayers have stayed for good reason. The internet can be a bizarre playing field and I’m always excited to meet the people behind the brand, avatar or email.
Continure reading and see the images…HERE!
and so do we!
Thanks for stopping by the shop Ben!
GSC is closed today and tomorrow for inventory, we’ll see everyone at the Yard Sale on Saturday!