In this week’s episode of Off Track we discuss the competition we threw a couple weeks ago and answer a couple of the people’s questions, enjoy!
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)
We are officially 17 DAYS OUT from our upcoming FGFS competition: the Suck My Comp 5! We’ve got a bunch of free to enter side events in case competing isn’t really your thing where you’ll have a chance to win some dope prizes thanks to our amazing sponsors. We’ve got a best trick jam, footdown, trackstand comp, pogo comp, and more to look forward to. Alongside that obviously is our main competition portion, where the top 5 Pro riders will split the prize pot including our $200 pot bonus while AM winners will be splitting some sweet prizes.
TONS to look forward to, but i’m mostly looking forward to getting the scene together again after a long lull in events. If you’re reading, I hope to see you there and if you’re competing in our main event, don’t forget to PRE REGISTER HERE for $5!
Looks like Foad Gang has something cooking up for later this year. Possibly around the time of our comp? So excited to see this. Big hype!
Once again, huge thank you to our sponsors for helping make this happen. Please consider supporting these brands the next time you make a bike related purchase, it helps out the community as a whole!
You read that right, Suck My Comp is officially BACK ON! After a 2 year hiatus thanks to covid, Suck My Comp 5 is taking place this November 19th in good ol’ Long Beach at Mcbride skatepark. FGFS events are few and far between, so I highly suggest you make it out.
If you’re competing, pre-register HERE!
- If you have an FGFS frame sponsor, you will automatically be placed into the “PRO” division.
- “PRO” winners will take home cash while “AM” winners will take home prizes.
- All entry fees go directly into the pot for the pro division winners to take home.
- We will also be contributing extra $$$ from our pockets as a pot bonus.
- There will be multiple sub events that are free to enter to get everyone involved!
- Time: 10AM Pacific time
- Date: November 19th, 2022
- Location: Mcbride Skatepark, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Long Beach, CA 90813
- If you plan on competing, I would highly recommend pre-registering here. It helps us organize better plus it’s cheaper for you. If that isn’t an option for you though, you can register day-of for $10.
- Would recommend bringing a chair if you’re just spectating.
- Please be on time. We will have a 30 minute grace period to allow you to show up, but we will start without you if you aren’t present.
Social media algorithms are pretty messed up these days, so please please please help spread the word and lets make this weekend a good old fashioned fixie freestyle palooza! See you in November!