Official recap from the competition we hosted last Saturday! Once again, HUGE thank you for everybody who showed up and shoutout to all of our sick competitors. Already looking forward to the next one. Also big thank you to Rob Trent for capturing the day!
Fixed gear veteran Michael Guntetong showed up to the event on Saturday VX in hand and captured some great highlights! Dope song choice and cut together real smooth.
Sorry, not sorry, all the content for the next few days is definitely going to involve the comp. I want to write a bit about this weekend as a whole.
Sometimes, motivation to do this fluctuates. Some weeks I feel like going hard in pushing out content and doing all this revolving SMC, and some weeks I feel the “whats the point” feeling. Next time I feel lack of motivation though, I’m going to think about this weekend. The amount of energy and hunger that’s still left in this niche scene we all know and love is absolutely thriving. From the street sessions, the house hangouts, to talking about fixed gear, the FOAD video premiere, and the competition itself, all of it has so much electricity still. I know the running half-joke is that FGFS is dead, but now I know that with a little CPR everyone comes to life.
I want to first of all thank everybody for coming out. We had people travel from all over the place just to come to this little event we put on and that’s all I could ask for from the scene. Seattle, Salt Lake City, NorCal, Inland Empire, and even Europe!
Second, I wanna thank the people and sponsors who helped make the event as smooth and as exciting as possible. Pizza, Deacon, Suzie, Jacob, Matt, Jackson, Calvin for the music, Kareem, Montana Ricky, Ritchie, and all the other sponsors.
Suzie tried to count everyone that came at one point, and she counted over 100 people that showed out. That beats all 5 previous years that we’ve been throwing competitions. I don’t know about you, but that is incredibly motivating.
Anyways, thanks for reading. My heart is full. Here’s some pictures from mostly my phone and some other’s phones from the whole weekend. We’ll be back next year but hopefully I don’t need to wait a whole year to see most of you guys. Stay tuned for our official video recap!
That was quick! Cyco Andy just dropped a raw style in-depth look at our contest from Saturday. Check out some of the madness that went down and stay tuned for our official recap!
The Suck My Comp 5 for 2022 has officially come to a close. I’ll have some more words to write about it in the next post, but for now here’s the results from both pro and am:
1st – Oscar Lopez
2nd – Ritchie Vanpelt (Fixated)
3rd – Kameren Boun (Master Bike Co.)
4th – Max Vargas
5th – Danny Quiñonez
1st – Miguel Zendejas (Master Bike Co)
2nd – Marco Marquez (Master Bike Co)
3rd – Chase Henley (Ruff Bike Co / Fixated / Merritt)
4th – Chase Davis (Ruff Bike Co / Fixated)
5th – Youri Slikker (Fixated)
6th – Jimmy Watcha (Master Bike Co / Merritt)
Best Trick – Corey San Agustin (Ruff Bike Co)
Today is a battle of Long Beach VS LA with young gun Max Vargas facing off against long time rider Oscar Lopez!
The KRAY crew out of Shizuoka headed out to Fukuoka for a little domestic trip. Love this one especially case it shows off some of the lesser known riders in Japan rather than the ones we’re all well familiar with. Love that even if it’s not the highest level of riding, you can see that Japanese creativity shining. Watch this one!
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!
The legend himself Tyler Johnson has been back on a bike lately and more motivated than ever to dive back into the FGFS scene. With this newfound inspiration, he decided to sort through all the old footage of him on his old SKYLMT build and make whats essentially a super edit, reusing the same song from his legendary SKYLMT edit but adding more footage and re-editing everything. This is a great reminder of the type of mind blowing riding Tyler used to do and is likely still capable of doing. If you’ve never seen this footage, get ready for some absolute HEATERS.
Loving the title of this one. Jayden aka Fixie Gecko has been putting in some work. There’s some flair in here and some solid tricks. Wanna see more of this from everyone else, props to you Jayden,