Yesterday, the community discovered absolutely devastating news that one of the early staples in the San Jose and fixed gear freestyle scene as a whole, Jeff Dempler, has passed away.
Jeff inspired people worldwide in the early 2010’s with his riding, filming, and constant stoke.
My first time meeting Jeff was staying at his house for the Epic Fixed Comp in 2012. I had never met or spoken to him before, but he was kind enough to essentially let a stranger in his house. Deaths in the community always hit harder because of how tight knit and small we are. As someone who was relatively distanced from Jeff, this still hits hard and I can’t imagine how people who were closer to him are feeling.
Tell people you love them and appreciate people who are in your life, because you never know who will go too soon.
Off Track podcast, episode 11! Today, we discuss the release of the potential greatest fixed gear frame ever, beefing with Slow Spin Society, Pizza’s new edit, JBall’s abuse of fixie power, our first ROASTING RIDES segment, and much much more. Enjoy!
The new 2023 Trick Track frame of the year, the Master Courttek, officially went up for sale at 9am today. Bad news though: at the time of writing this post, the Andy Sparks blue colorway is all sold out, and the glow in the dark is sold out in Small and Large (medium still in stock though).
The good news? Since more of my signature colorway was produced as a whole, all sizes are currently still available! If you’re on the fence about snagging one, frames won’t be restocked for at least a couple years. Just something to think about.