Archive for September 2011
From Atomic Cycles:
Where: Atomic Cycles 17322 Saticoy st. Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 609-0113
When: Sunday, October 30th, Noon Sharp!
Choppercabras 11th annual Halloween Ride is a bicycle event unparalleled in all of Los Angeles, perhaps all the globe! Bicycles bashed, blood spilled, hot dogs eaten, 2 wheeled mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen! (unless you’ve been to one of these before.) And it’s all free! Did I mention hot dogs?
What you will need:
1. You ready to have fun
2. A bicycle in good working order
3. You dressed up as a character from medieval times.
A note on the time. Do your best to arrive on time or you’ll miss out on all the fun, we don’t wait for you, as there will be hundreds of people there on time ready to ride. We start at Noon, not hipster time, but real time.
How to get here:
Take Orange line to Louise, North on Louise until you are at Saticoy, go west on Saticoy, follow the noise and smells, you’re there!
Events: Tall Bike Jousting, Tall Bike Battle Royale, and Capture the Flag
*Special bikes will be provided for these events. You still need a bicycle for the ride on the ride.
We will do a few miles at a leisurely pace through the mean streets of the San Fernando Valley. We ride a few miles, we go slowly, and we try and keep the ride together. We like to see all riders occupy the right lane only of the street so we can co-exist with traffic and maximize our fun. The cause if fun, pick fights with people in cars on your ride, not ours. This is a cruise, a put, a crawl, not a race just so you know. When we get done we will be back at Atomic Cycles for the bb-q. Did I mention free hot dogs?
Back to base for some dogs and conversation, now time to relax. Dogs are free until they run out. There is a bar in the same parking lot, a liquor store and grocery across the street just so you know.
Show up with a bike ready to ride, any kind of bike is welcome. Do not show up with a basket case or a bike that needs major repairs, you may not get them.
I do not loan bicycles for the ride. Bring a bike that is rideable to the ride, save yourself the embarrassment and be ready.
Dress up in costume. It’s ok; you’ll still be “cool” if you dress up.
Show up on time. Noon. I recommend not partying until 5 am the night before if you want to make it on time. I’ve heard all the excuses and I don’t care because it is you who will miss out.
The Ring of Death.
The Ring of Death or “ROD” is the ring of car tires that the events take place in. Entering the ring of death means you are accepting that you may get hurt, will most likely get hurt, and are not going to cry to me later about your injuries. If you jump in the ring to take a picture, you may get hurt, you may damage your gear. If you find this too dangerous, then by all means: STAY ON THE SAFE SIDE OF THE ROD! You have been duly warned.
Audience Participation of aforementioned events.
If you want to participate in an event you may understand that you may (well, for sure) come under some form of bodily harm. There have never been more serious injures than some cuts and bruises but just so you know, these events are a bit rough. No kids may do an event but the ride. Sorry.
If you are a spectator and interfere with any of the events, you are accepting the fact that the event participants can and may hurt you. In other words: if you want to join in, then do so. If not, watch, but not both.
Do not throw the cones. Don’t. It breaks up the action.
The list of Yes!
Can anyone come?
Is it ok for kids?
Can I help?
Can I bring some drinks, food for everyone?
Can I have some fun?
The list of NO’S!
Can I borrow a bike?
Can we ride scooters, vespas, mini bikes on your ride?
Do we need to belong to the Choppercabras to ride?
Can I film your event without asking first?
Any other questions can be directed to Paul (818) 609-0113 email@example.com
Too hard for listening by myself in my apartment, but I would definitely mix this in a hot crowded house party if I wanted to make everybody fight each other. <3
KISSY SELL OUT PLAYS ETC! ETC! & J-Trick – Lessgo (Original Mix) BBC RADIO 1 by J-TRICK
I didn’t take many photos of the BFF LA block party because I was taking so much video on the BFF’s camera. That tape is filled with gems I’m sure and everybody in LA would love if I could get a copy of it, JEN. Send for lolz.
Jakob Santos was killing it that day though, and I got plenty of him. I haven’t been around the FGFS scene as much as I’d like too these days. I can’t wait to get out and do a proper shoot with somebody.
“Wait’ll you see my . . .”
Somehow we made it from downtown to Los Lobos and eventually on to Ag Lago.
Click the photos for more photos (some nsfw).
I was especially excited for the urban bike shorts at this years Bicycle Film Festival because I was in the Angelopes video (directed by Richie Thomassen), and hadn’t seen it yet. I was also stoked on the Wolfpack Crash Race 2 video (directed by Warren Kommers). I hadn’t seen that one either.
The Downtown Independent was packed with familiar faces. It was an energetic crowd and the local films were the highlight of the night. Who doesn’t like to see themselves and friends on the big screen.
Thanks Brendt Barbur and family for putting on another great season of the Bicycle Film Festival.
More on that in a moment. For now, chill on this video I made getting to Interbike last year.
After the Bicycle Film Festival Los Angeles opening night at El Cid, I grabbed a bite to eat at Tang’s with Brendt Barbur (creator of the BFF), Don “Roadblock” (Wolfpack Hustle), Warren Kommers (Wolfpack Hustle Crash Race 2 director), Lynn (Marathon Crash Race 2 1st place women’s), Ivan (BFF LA Producer), and Chicken Leather (Bike Oven/Kill Radio). I had a bacon, salami, and avocado sandwich. It was delicious.