Johnathan Ball

OFF TRACK – ANTONIO WOTHE

We let it be known that Antonio Wothe is one of our favorite riders ever. So naturally, we had to get him on the pod! Join us as we talk to him about antics, Long Beach, Fixie Factory, and much much more. Enjoy!

Sneak Peak: Ruff CSK Guard Sprocket + Bike Check

Today we have an SMC EXCLUSIVE sneak peak look at the new Ruff CSK sprocket I’ve been riding for the last month. I’ve been enjoying the benefits of not breaking my chain on things while simultaneously loving the way this thing looks on my bike. While this is only a prototype and things are subject to change, the front of the sprocket is actually design-less and the CSK engraving sits subtly on the back of the drivechain. I dig it.

Figured I’d shoot some complete pics of my current build too while I was showing off the sprocket. You’ll notice this time around a higher seat than normal and a bunch of new scratches on my paint. Stay tuned for Ruff sprocket updates!

PRIVILEGED BREAD – SUCK MY COMP WEEKEND!

Bread cam coverage of Suck My Comp 5 weekend with some extras from before and after. So many people in one video, it warms my heart 🙂

Head Smash

Last Saturday me and the Dooc man went out for a casual bike ride to the beach on our Trick Track builds that ended in a pool of blood, 17 staples, and stitches. I’ll discuss this more on the upcoming Off Track episode, but long story short, I tried to grind a bench and hit my head up top (see gallery for reference). It was such a nice session too. I’m cooped up and off the bike for at minimum a few weeks. I get my staples removed in a couple days so hopefully the healing is quick.

Luckily for me, most of the damage was external and not internal. I thought I was okay until blood started pouring (literally) from my skull. Currently a little unsteady in day to day, but overall not concussed.

Moral of the story, pay attention to the height of things while riding your bike. The moral should probably be to wear a helmet… yeah, maybe lets go with that one.

Tyler Johnson OFF TRACK Episode

On the topic of Tyler Johnson, we just had the legend himself on our podcast! A lot of effort went into the edit on this one so I’d recommend watching this one. If not though, audio versions will be available everywhere shortly. Enjoy our conversation!