WHEEL TALK – PORTLAND DAY 2

Blow the whistle. After taking a short mid-day break, we loaded up the van and headed back to down town to see what else we could stack before the sun set.

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We pulled off at this bank spot nicknamed “The Wall of Death”. Johnathan Ball took one run at the wall to flat, looped back around, then immediately caught a body on his second attempt. Our eyes widened and our jaws hit the floor as we watched JBall bounce on the pavement like a sack of soggy potatoes. He laid there for a bit, got up, dusted himself off, then got right back on the horse and nailed the clip before we moved on to greener pastures.

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I didn’t shoot as many photos as the day before but was able to get a handful of shots of Miguel Zendejas’ neon yellow Master Bike Co Prototype. I’m not sure when these frames will be available to the public, but I’ve heard whispers of them rolling out sometime in the few couple months. What I can tell you is that these frames are incredibly compact, have steep head tube angles and offer up one of the most progressive geometries FGFS has ever seen.

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If you’ve ever ridden with us, than I’m sure you already know, but I’m always the idiot running around trying to round up the crew for a family photo. It’s become somewhat of a tradition at this point, and is always worth the effort. This one in particular was potentially the most challenging one we’ve taken yet. We used the typical 10 second timer, but added in a 2 second exposure as a curve ball. Shout out to these dudes for remaining completely still during that time and to anyone else who has ever put up with my consistent craziness. One day I’ll publish a book of all these group shot. You’ll see.

That just about covers it. Again, keep em peeled for photos from Day 3 of our time together in Portland.

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