The bicycle film festival street party in New York was really great this year. Mainly because it was not raining so there were many people hanging out. Also there were quite some booths of local vendors. Like local frame builders that make bikes like this one.
Also Taliah Lempert (who does bicycle paintings and who’s exhibition I had gone 2 days ago) had a booth at the street party.
The fixed gear competitions were MC’d by John Prolly that has a famous blog called prollyisnotprobably.com.
They had ramps built up and there were quite some fixie kids jumping around. One of course was Ed Wonka Laforte that was in Tokyo with me last November.
Jumping around on the ramps was also Kareem Shehab who filmed the Death Pedal movies 1 and 2.
I randomly recorded the fixed gear ramp jumping on a video and will uploaded soon.
Then there was the bunny hop contest. It is amazing how high they can jump with the fixed gear bikes.
I did a performance at this street party. It was a good crowd that watched me do my bike tricks.
I did headstand and handstand and all my other tricks like the 180 spin while standing on the handlebar. I uploaded some more pictures on a webalbum.
Also it was great to finally meet Tom Mosher that started up the first forum on track tricks. Unfortunately he had an accident and needs to recover before he can re-start hard with tricks.