I don’t know about you, but I love looking at photos from the Red Hook Crit races from what I would consider photographers who are “new” to documenting cycling. Some of the best editorial pieces in cycling’s history were written by fresh eyes. Ever read Buzzati’s coverage of the 1949 Tour of Italy?
Two years ago at the Red Hook Crit in Brooklyn, I met Kathryn Friedman, a photographer who happened to ride bikes in NYC and after this year’s Navy Yard crit, she emailed me some photos. I figured I’d let the dust settle a bit from one of the most bloody Red Hook Crit events ever, prior to posting…
Check out a Guest Gallery from Kathryn Friedman below!
“Bicycle FIlm Festival celebrates its 13th edition with more Bikes, Art, Music and, of course, Films! BFF has an amazing program including a FREE show by Pace Brothers (Blonde Redhead), parties and more than 60 films. We are happy to announce KIND Healthy Snacks as a partner of the most important arts and culture event that celebrates bicycles! From June 26 through June 30 we are proud to present films from more than18 countries, parties, concerts and an art show.”
Everyone’s NYC tale is worth sharing in my opinion and some take the extra effort to illustrate their journey. Take Sally Carson for example. The debut issue of The Skids is Sally’s auto-biographical tale about her days as a New York City bicycle messenger in the days after 9/11.
This is the only piece of journalism regarding New York City’s new CitiBike program worth the watch. Idiots exist on both sides of the fence and Jon Stewart goes a great job once again presenting this well-overblown story. Also, “Keep it up, keep that bitch in the air, keep that bitch in the air, yea, there you go, that’s how you do a CitiBike”.
I will say this: Gage + DeSoto hit it on the head:
NYC motorists complain that #Citibike is slowing down traffic. At least it has accomplished what the NYPD (and Marty Golden) wouldn’t.
Dan posted this photo up on his Tumblr earlier today. It’s of the new Stanridge Speed prototype track frame. Adam and Dan worked together on what I would call a much more practical geometry. The early name for this prototype is the “Highstreet Compact”. We’ll see if that one sticks. Personally, I’m more into compact lines on a track bike, rather than a low pro and this bike looks like a beast. We’ll see how it performs tonight at the Red Hook Crit Navy Yard!
Everyone has their pick for the Red Hook Crit Brooklyn Navy Yard tonight but Dan Chabanov is always my go-to guy. Why? Because he’s humble, yet confident, motivated and driven. He’s also living the dream of racing bikes in NYC. Check out the latest from Manual For Speed, a profile on Dan Chabanov right here!
Adam from Stanridge Speed has really won over the world of the track bike criteriums with his made in the USA race machine, the Highstreet. This Thursday, June 6th, head to Chrome’s NYC Hub to chat with Adam and drink some beer.
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Prolly is not Probably started in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York. For over 6 years it has thrived as John Watson, the sole author, documents multiple facets of cycling. With the boom of urban cycling, Prolly is Not Probably has grown to be the number one blog for the culture surrounding it. In recent years, a large push for original content has spawned a steady flow of photosets, profiles and portraits.
Known for his A Day in 10 Photos, Merckx Mondays, Recent Roll, Shop Visits, and Beautiful Bicycles features, John continues to document bicycles of all kinds and his daily life through photos. Over the years, Prolly is Not Probably has been cited in the New York Times, COG Magazine, Urban Velo and other notable publications. In March of 2011, John moved to Austin, Texas where he continues to cover a cross section of cultural influences.