Some leftovers from the past few months and a couple new ones. enjoy
A little bit of everything
Nikko Azucena came through with a nice little quickie. Getting those pegless feebles down
Greg Tylosky laying down some sweet lines for Humble BMX in their first official edit.
Some very nice production work coupled with some great riding by Austin Sweetin. Caught this on TrulyBogus
I’m super excited to officially be a part of the family! I will have to step up my game to truly be worthy.
Some great Seattle spots make appearances in this new WTP vid.
The Pacific NW is one of the best-kept secrets in the United States. But it’s slowly being unveiled as population grows each year, causing our cheap rent to go up and our traffic to increase. Chester and the crew took off to find out the hidden gems and stop off at some shops along the way.
This Saturday the 27th, Messman is throwing his time-honored event, Messman’s Messquerade. Get a gang together with themed costumes and attend the best Halloween bicycle history has ever seen. Plus, you get a hoodie upon entry!
Go to messmannsmessquerade.net for more.
I am thrilled to share with you the results of a summer long endeavor that we’ve titled When People Stop Being Polite And Start Getting Real. This video embodies all that the CSK Northwest Division stands for. Maintaining courage, being open to change, and leveraging life long learning opportunities.
This double feature event is happening the 7th & 8th. Rob K will be hosting the 5th Rebel Without a Cog race, and is introducing an all female single speed event, The Vagina Monocogs, at the same time. To clarify, there will be events on both days (Friday the 7th & Saturday the 8th) for both male and female competitors. Winners will get paid travel to the Westside Invite in Los Angeles. Sounds like a good time for both genders.
Jake sent over some photos he took when the Can’t Fool The Youth tour was jamming at Beacon Hill skate park. This one of JD blasting a one footed table out of the park is my favorite of the set. See the rest after the jump.
Ever since I got a whiff of fixed gear bikes I have been reading zlogblog and today is the proud day where I share my own first post with the world.
Some of you might know me already from various events and of course Cal Anderson.
I’m Nelson for all of you that don’t know, and Zach recently asked me (and two other lazy butts that haven’t done anything about it yet) to help add more content to the site.
I’ll do my best to keep y’all entertained.
For now I have some pictures I took while the crew from cali was in town filming for Can’t Fool the Youth II
Click more for the whole photo set.
Some of the Seattle messengers are so excited for the premium rush movie that they are throwing a race to the movie theater. It is another Seattle Naccc fundraiser which is coming up in 2013, so be there and support.
The Dead Babies are a club of bicycle miscreants who throw a huge party every year which starts off with a downhill race. Below is a video from a couple years ago, which shows just how much crazy shit goes down.
The Greatest Party Known To Humankind, Dead Baby Bikes 16th Annual Dead Baby Downhill and Messenger Challenge will take place Friday August 3rd at Targy’s Tavern.
Registration at 5pm.
Race at 7pm.
Spotted the man himself, Craig Etheridge (Cycle Messenger World Champion), zipping through Pike Place market on his All-City Nature Boy single speed cyclocross bike. He had a really nice setup, although I suggested some fatter tires to account for the rough cobbles of the market. His bike would look sweet with some 35c or 45c gumwall Resist Nomads (cannot get enough of those tires!)
Stoked to see some more Seattle shredding from Jackson, Nelson and Alex. Good dudes and good riding all around.
Here is a summary of what has been going down with the Seattle crew during the Spring months. I tried to capture a little bit of everything in this episode, which includes Fixed Gear Freestyle, BMX, & Skateboarding. We’ve always been in it for the fun of it, which I think is reflected in this vid quite nicely; watch and enjoy!
Luis Crews (nakedbloodzine)
Jackson Bradshaw (FOAD)
San Francisco – Quickies with Joe McKeag & Steven Jensen
Future Tense – Video highlights from the April Future Tense event
Neal Poland of Alleycatlife.com showed up for the ZLOGCAT eager to race and also eager to capture the action with his helmet cam. He’s posted the vid up on his site and shared these photos with me. Check it!
The day started off typical of Seattle with gray skies and a 50% chance of rain. It seemed like the rain could start at any moment, but luckily it held out until the race got underway. 16 racers showed up, which was more than I could’ve hoped for considering the looming threat of a rain storm. If rain held anyone back in this city nothing would ever get done. The race took off around 2:15 and shortly after 3:15 the first couple of riders had already finished the 17 mile course. Bryan Clark better known as Tall Bryan was the first to arrive with Christian Coomer a few minutes behind. Justin Phillips and Colin Northcraft showed up in 3rd and 4th. Around 4:00 all the racers had finished and sat relaxed at Piranha Shop gallery space as we prepared for the raffle. We gave prizes away from Leader Bikes, Rudy’s Barbershop, Boombotix, FSA & POW Gloves. Mission Workshop provided the top prize which went to Tall Bryan. Christian took home the Chrome Coveted jersey for coming in first fixed. When the prized had been divvied out, we finished the afternoon with a special pre-screening of Sea Town Fix Up #3, the latest ZLOG video in the saga. Overall, it was a great day with good people, and everyone was adequately intoxicated by 6pm. A huge thanks to Piranha Shop and those who participated, and especially to those who helped out. I hope to throw another race really soon!
Hell Yea! I will be in attendance this year and bringing with me a Chrome Coveted Jersey for the winner.
Check the Facebook event page here.
With the race quickly approaching I thought I would good to give people another reminder to come out to Saturday’s ZLOGCAT alleycat and party. We have a lot of awesome sponsors on board and those who come out and race will not leave empty handed. Each person to register for the race will get a ZLOGCAT tee and they will also be available to purchase at the after party (while supplies last). Once the race finishes up, the party at Piranha Shop will begin, where the prize giveaway and raffle will happen. Take a look below to see what kind of swag we’ve got to give away.
This Mission Workshop Vandal backpack is the top prize and will go to the fastest cat.
Boombotix hooked it up with a pair of their portable BoomBot speakers which can clip onto a belt and blast some serious sound.
Also, Chrome is sending a last minute prize for the winner, the Chrome Coveted jersey. The only way you can obtain a Coveted jersey is to win it.
I hope to see everyone there.
This weekend the Bicycle Film Festival kicks off in NYC before it heads around the world. Be sure not to miss the Seattle bike polo documentary Hit ‘Em in the Mouth.
Bicycle Film Festival launches in New York and then will continue to Helsinki, Moscow, Istanbul, Hong Kong, London,
Buenos Aires, Milano and more than 20 other cities.
The film programming this year is stellar. The shorts programs are hugely popular and are not to be missed.
Feature film highlights include the world premiere of the feature length LINE OF SIGHT (Dir. Benny Zenga) by legendary cycling cinematographer Lucas Brunelle, and SHAY ELLIOT: CYCLE OF BETRAYAL (Dir. Martin Dwan) about Ireland’s first professional cyclist and the incredible events surrounding his career and life.
More at the BFF website
Here is a chance to win some cash every Thursday. Some Seattle messengers have organized a weekly crit that takes place at the Monorail Espresso stand at 7:30. The winner takes home half of the entry purse and the other half goes towards a good cause.
Starting this Thursday Marshall (monkey boy) is throwing small races downtown as a fundraiser to help Tom Chapel save his front teeth that got knocked out. There will be different kinds of small “dashes” such as crits, timetrials, and other types of races. It’s five dollars to enter. The winner will get half of the entry, second place gets free entry to the next weeks race and the other half goes directly towards Tom’s new grill. It should be fun.
Saturday the 30th ZLOG will be hosting an alleycat race and party in celebration of our 4 year anniversary. It seems like I started this blog just yesterday, but so much has changed in the bike word within those past 4 years. I am proud to be a part of such a supportive bike community. Thanks to everyone who has contributed and followed us along the way!
The race will start at 2:00 at Cal Anderson. $15 gets you race entry, a tee shirt, and a delicious Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The after party will be held at PIRANHA SHOP promptly after all racers finish, where there will be an awards ceremony, a raffle, a screening of some bike videos. Prizes for first fixed & first road. Also, be sure to wear your ZLOG gear because there will be a special prize for the person who reps the most!
Find the Facebook Event page here
Here are a couple things that are coming up in the next few weeks. Be sure to catch at least one!
More info about the Nine to Five at GoMeansGo.org.
I got a message from the New Mystics, a Seattle artist collective, telling us about the planned bike pile domination at the freshly placed “Bike Squid” near Seattle Center tomorrow. The tentacled bike rack is located by the EMP parking lot. Read below for details.
New Mystics calls for a collective takeover of the newly installed Parking Squid. This public artwork was created by artist Susan Robb, and commissioned by WSDOT. NM calls cyclists and scumbags, debutants and ner-do-wells alike to celebrate the city’s celebration of art and cycling culture. Participate in a public bike action for the inauguration of the sculpture on Thursday May 31 at 5 PM.
NM says “Stack ‘em up.”
Collective action now! Lock 1000 bikes!
WHERE: Skatepark in Seattle Center on Thomas St.
WHEN: Thursday, May 31 5 pm
WHO: Anyone on 2 wheels.
OBJECTIVE: Total domination.
We’ll roll from the skatepark to the Squid at 5:15 and lock up, then break out by 5:30 and ride to Funhouse. If you can’t get to the skatepark, meet us at the Squid, at the Harrison Street entrance off 5th Ave. Yeah!
INFORMATION: Seattle D.O.T.
That’s today folks. This month will be pretty laid back since we went all out for last month’s event, but we will still be shredding as usual. Come hang!