I have been spending so much time this trip shooting rad cross bikes. All of which have come from Golden Saddle Cyclery, including this one. Ty needed a new fork for his All City Nature Boy, so Kyle lent him the coveted Death Spray Custom painted ENVE cross fork. There’s more to come…
The Fulton Brewery Racing Team is a Minneapolis-based cross team that All-City sponsors and this year, Jeff decided to do something extra special for them. He took a batch of Nature Boy Zonas (before they all sold out) and painted them in the Fulton Brewery livery. That means they fly under the green, black and white colors (and get discounted beer). Win / win.
Then, Jeff did something very un-Jeff. He put a carbon fork on a bike that wasn’t engineered for one. Oh noes! Joking aside, Jeff and I always get into this debate. Personally, I think it looks rad! The Whisky Parts No7 forks are something to desire, especially when painted to match the rest of the bike.
I love what All-City is doing with the Fulton Brewery Racing Team and it makes me want to drink a Lonely Blonde right now. Check out more photos in the Gallery, including a shot of the new All-City Crossing Guard and rings.
I really, really had a blast in Minneapolis. As a by-product of running this site, I always have a camera on me. Unfortunately for some people, that means I am usually catching them doing something idiotic. Fortunately for you, it’s quite funny to see some of that behavior unfold.
What you’ll fine within this narrated Gallery is only part of some of the stories to be told here on the site at a later date. Most of these photos involve the following: bros, babes, Baroo, beaches, bikes, beer and bourbon. Simple enough right? Check out more in the Gallery!
Photo by Chris Dilts
I had a BLAST! There’s much more coverage coming here on the site from my stay in Minneapolis, but I had to post this one up first. Honestly, I couldn’t think of a better photo to say adieu!
Until next time (when the snow melts)!
Let me preface this post by saying that I haven’t been to an out of town alleycat in a long time. With all the radness happening this past weekend at the All City Championship, the main event was sure to deliver. Did it? Being Minneapolis, of course! Most of my day was spent at the start and finish, shooting portraits, documenting the racers and their bikes before heading out to the start.
A large, grassy hill stood between the racers and their rides, causing a mad dash in the beginning. After about 32 miles, everyone piled back into the parking lot at One on One and Handsome Cycles for the after party. The night moved on, as the party grew and before we knew it, we were back at a lake swimming at 2am.
Head over to Bike Jerks for the full standings from the event.
Minneapolis, you rule! Check out some portraits, bikes and other random photos from the event in the Gallery!
Track bike crits have become all the rage at local city events. These high-speed, high-tension races are enjoyed by all and offer up a taste of what it’s like to not only race in a road criterium, but also track racing. For the 2013 All City Championship, Jeff put on a track crit, to replace his normal match sprints. 50 or so racers entered, over a hundred were there to spectate and it was a great time. I haven’t had that much fun at a bike event in a while!
Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!
“During the Beach Party Alleycat, Shaina Briscoe collided with a car and developed a traumatic brain injury. She was sent to HCMC and put in a medically induced coma. She is on the road to recovery but her bike was totally destroyed and is still being held by the police. The people at All City, the local bike shops and everyone else in the bike community lent a helping hand to build Shaina a new bike for when she recovers from her injuries.”
Everyone be careful out there!
I’ve been having a blast here in Minneapolis so far. Bandit cross ruled, last night’s track bike criterium was fast and fun but tonight’s main event is going to be even better.
Here’s the scoop from Bike Jerks: Meet at One on One at 4pm, Rollout to Undisclosed Starting Location at 4:45, Shortly after 5pm Race Start
Turn in your Manifest by 9pm or be DQ’d
Gear Junkie Office
2836 Lyndale Greenway Level
Minnehaha Rail Station
Witch’s Hat Tower
Spring St. Tavern
White Sands Beach
E 27th st / West River Parkway
Don’t be a clown, bring your helmet
Yesterday was the first full day in Minneapolis. I’m here for the All-City Championships, along with Kyle from Tracko. We’re both crashing at Jeff from All-City’s house and that means we fall into his routine. His food, his rides, his spots and of course, his house. When you’re staying with someone like Jeff, expect a good time. Check out some narrated photos in the Gallery!
Well, I’m in Minneapolis, crashing at Jeff from Bike Jerks / All-City’s house for the All-City Championships and while the main event is Saturday, Bandit Cross is kicking it off on Thursday night. You should really come out if you can. I’m pretty stoked on this event!