Photo by Dave Beard
Dave has a new contribution up on Rec Fail, featuring Gus and his new SKYLMT. Hop on over to see what he gets himself in through.
Photos by Rick Anderson
Rick posted up these two photos of Tom from when he was in Los Angeles. We’ve already seen Tracko’s photo from this (who obviously wasn’t used to shooting Tom’s riding) but Rick captured it perfectly (again). You should really check out Rick’s Tumblr, he’s got some great photos up.
As far as I’m concerned, Ride + Style is the leading showcase for the top street racers and fixed freestyle riders. The days of grassroots comps are for the most part gone, leaving Ride + Style one of the few standing trick comps. It brings people from as far away as Japan to compete but most importantly, to keep the scene strong and connected.
This year, from what I can tell, people were more stoked to just fucking hang out than they were to win any award and to me, that’s the most important thing to take away from any competition. However, since it is a competition, there has to be a winner and this year’s Ride + Style FGFS champ is Matt Reyes.
Many thanks to Matt Lingo for pulling these photos together in such a timely manner. Keep on top of Matt’s work at RecFail and check out more photos from the 2013 Ride + Style track racers in the gallery.
As you can clearly tell, I wasn’t able to make it to the 2013 Red Bull Ride + Style this year, so I asked photographer Matt Lingo if he’d be interested in covering it for me. We’ll start off with his Guest Gallery of lifestyle and crowd shots, to set the stage as a record number of people took to the Justin Herman Plaza to watch everything go down…
Many thanks to Matt Lingo for pulling these photos together in such a timely manner. Keep on top of Matt’s work at RecFail!
So far, this is the only video I’ve seen from the event yesterday in SF. I’m pretty bummed that I missed out but I had previous obligations. Anyway, check this video out and head over to TTvBlog for more coverage from yesterday’s event.
Saturday! Be there. Here’s the scoop:
Red Bull Ride + Style will return to San Francisco for the third time on Saturday, May 4, reuniting the world’s best fixed gear racers and freestylers in Justin Herman Plaza.
The event also brings together four of the world’s top street artists – Risk (Los Angeles), Tristan Eaton (NYC), Insa (London) and Sam Flores (San Francisco) — through collaborative art on both the race course and the freestyle ramps.
Photo by Matt Spencer
While Matt was in Phoenix riding with Jensen, they hung out with a local ripper named Michael Cahill. I’m sure there will be video evidence of said sessions, but for now, we get to soak in the radness that is this photo. Such a sick shot Matt!