Photos by Kyle Kelley
Adam Craig won the men’s and Mical Dyck won the women’s 2012 SSCXWC. That means one thing: tattoos. Last night, at the The Martlet Tattoo Parlor in Hollywood, they did just that.
Check out more below and expect more updates once I’m over the food poisoning.
As a cyclist, I like to have inspirational symbols on my legs. A few years back, I had the Philosopher’s Stone tattooed on my right calf; an ancient symbol representing vitality, youth and the active elixir in the alchemist formula. On my left thigh, a hawk carrying a dead rabbit, symbolizing a predatory fight. Yesterday, I got one of my favorite Emblems from Lucas Jennis’ manuscript, De Lapide Philosophico, 1625 tattoed on my right knee. It’s a lesser-known version of Ouroboros, symbolizing the life cycle and unifying of polarities. The original Emblem had a lot going on, so we simplified the design, making it wrap around my knee.
The work was done by Megan Cates, the wife of a riding buddy of mine here in Austin. She works at Bijou Studio on 6th street. Check her out if you’re in town and need work done. Her linework is impeccable! I’m just glad I have another face to keep me company on rides…
This is Manual for Speed’s best photo set yet. Sure, the race photos are incredible but the crowd shots take the cake. This looks like a party! Check the rest out at Manual for Speed.