Monday, May 12, 2008

Bicycle Fetish Day 2008!

I spent this past Saturday attending Bicycle Fetish day in the burg. Since I had missed the last two years I made it a point NOT to miss out on this years event. As expected it didn't disappoint. There were lots of cool bikes to scope out and TONS of people to nerd out with over them. It was pretty awesome! Actually, speaking of nerds, I was interviewed by a this guy named Darren for the New York Press for a story about how nerds (such as myself) who were previously ostracized are now finding themselves in the lime light. Yeah, I don't know what he was talking about either, hehe. In any case, there were a lot of bikes and it was really cool. I'll shut up now so you can scope out some snaps I took:

This little green machine was SO rad!

Pile-o-custom creations

My two favorite bikes of the day. I was really into Eric's pre-war style bike. It had a lot of great details on it and the patina was awesome! (BTW Eric, I wanna race your Turbo Diesel one of these days!) The Bilenky took 1st for prettiest bike which I was stoked about. What I wasn't stoked about was having a mike handed to me to address the crowd with about it. Fortunately I didn't make too big a fool out of myself and was much rejoicing...

A band came and danced their asses off

Foot down

Foot down with a little help

gnar gnar table top drop stand fag light!

Trick time, excellent!!

One of many tricks I used to try and fail miserably on BMX back in the day

Milwaukee Crusher from Ben's Cycle being put through it's paces by Mr Prolly

The end of the trick session saw the near end of Prolly's rear wheel despite just having it trued earlier that day...

All in all it was a good day. Music, people, tricks and most importantly- BIKES!

TONS more pics on my Fetish Day flickr set

Bicycle Fetish Day is one of those events that should be copied and held in every major city/town and suburb across the land. Don't think about it, just DO IT. Any excuse to crowd bikes and friends together on a block is definitely a good thing...




Tailwhip on a track bike..pretty cool.

CyclingWMD said...

Yeah, it's pretty gnarly. Apparently he's landed a few times now...

Prolly said...

Awesome pics man! We spend an hour or so on my wheel, fixing it after that mayhem. I have a NASTY tire burn on my leg from doing that leg over bar skid too!

CyclingWMD said...

Thanks man! Although I really wanted to put down my camera and grab someone else's whip so I could at least join in on the foot down session. Yeah, I'm really surprised that you guys were able to get that wheel going again despite the carnage that day!