Earlier this year marked 10 years of MASH SF. They’ve been on World Tour for the new film, showing premieres, and hosting alleycat races and messenger games in cities across the world.
Next Stop: NYC
The day before the premiere, an art show was held at Deluxe Cycles.
Stoned Tone came out of a long hiatus of promoting racing to throw an old-school New York style alleycat race. Here he is at Deluxe looking like a young Basquiat
Evan Murphy is all smiles checking out Chas’ hand painted Parallax
After the art show, messenger games were held under the BQE – just like they were almost 10 years ago. Skids, Footdown, Trackstands.
And they’re off!
Jorge on the West Side Highway during the alleycat race
During an alleycat race, there are no rules, and anything can happen. Racers speed down a closed street with a tower crane and construction workers blocking the way. Naturally, racers went under the crane and didnt skip a beat.
Chas on the Queensboro Bridge Roadway
Top 5 for the MASH NYC Alleycat. Young Blood takes the win!
Racers shake hands – respect and appreciation keeps the community alive. Always good vibes after an intense race.
Party Time after the premiere!
Kym with an old-school Rumble Thru the Bronx Prize Bag
The first weekend in October brings the beginning of fall weather and one of the best cyclocross races of the year: Providence. The course proves to be one of the best year after year, using the unique landscape of the park to their advantage with many technical features, elevation changes, and flyovers.
The race is set in beautiful Roger Williams Park. The expansive park has many beautiful architectural features such as a hall of music, a botanic garden, and more.
Jeremy Powers lines up for the start of the Mens Elite race. Spectators swoon at the stars and stripes of his national jersey.
My money was on Stephen Hyde – I told him this as he lined up for the start of the mens elite race next to Jeremy Powers.
There was a steep run-up feature on the back section of the course. The field was separated rapidly and a battle between Powers and Hyde ensued.
Spectators were sprinting between sections of the course to not miss any part of the action. The crowds at the larger races are devoted fans of the sport.
The No. 22 Broken Arrow. The No. 22 Cyclocross Team made an appearance at the races over the Weekend.
They say dogs look a lot like their owners. Check out the Gallery Below for more photos from the weekend.
Two weekends were spent in New Paltz just a short ways up the mighty hudson river via original New York Central Lines. Poughkeepsie is accessible by rail from Grand Central Terminal, which puts you within striking distance of the Shawangunk Mountain range: the northernmost, and tallest, section of the appalachain mountains that span the northeast region of the US.
I’ve been coming to new paltz since i was a child. Countless family visits and holidays spent together in hudson valley – and always with the backdrop of Mohonk Mountain and its beacon lit watchtower peak. The ridge jets radically upward as if reaching for the sky, with a straight vertical bedrock face – this is the New Paltz i’ve known all my life.
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The bike was right there with me, every step of the way. The second you commit to something, it’s incredibly reactive. The Broken Arrow provides a new level of confidence and control. The combination of the bicycles geometry, the dampening frequency of titanium as a frame material, and the careful selection of tubes to maximize stiffness, compliance, and efficiency/power transfer create a ride quality that simply wants to follow your every movement and propel you forwards. What would have been nearly impossible, or felt sketchy on other bikes i’ve ridden, was in absolute control on the Broken Arrow. I wouldn’t be writing this if i wasn’t truly impressed.
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John over at The Radavist featured us in his reportage on shop visits. Head over there to get the full scoop!
Deluxe was born from the experience of the mechanics and riders who work in the shop. The business itself is built around building deeper, more intimate relationships with the customers, the suppliers, and everyone down the line. Every bit of the shop has more effort and thought put into it: The focus here is quality over quantity. Being confined to a studio space improves the quality of the work and attention to detail of what is being produced – this is possible without the distraction of the storefront and what that entails. You walk into Deluxe and you realize how intimate the space is. Located in Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn, the lofty studio feels more like someones living room than a traditional bike shop.
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The group ride we had last wednesday was a blast. Great people, great vibes. From the shop, down to red hook and then to coney island. Cyclone ride was Mandatory of course!
Check out this video from Cordell at @stayalivenyc
Join us again tomorrow for the weekly hump day ride. This week, bring your cross bike or mountain bike – we’re headed to the trails at cunningham!
Meet at Deluxe Cycles – 544 Park Ave #201, Brooklyn, NY
5PM meet 6PM roll out.