Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Burro Bags!

Here's an awesome video of how the Pedal Straps are made over at Burro. Great filming. Definitely worth the quick watch.

There are a bunch of polo specific products in the works too that I am very excited about!

Burro Pedal Straps from L. Gustavo Cooper on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rider Spotlight: Dave Busch


How old are you and how long have you been riding bmx?
I am 21 years old and have been riding bmx for 7 years. Bikes since I was 6.

What is your favorite spot in the city to ride?
Buffalo State. Right infront of the student union.

How is your bike set up?
Fly components except back wheel stem and bars Sunday Bars Animal stem oddysey rims to profile hub.

How do you feel about riding through Buffalo winters?

Ive done it. I don’t ever want to do it again. I did a paper route for 3 or 4 years. Rode a mountain bike and hated it. It completely destroyed each bike every year.

Who inspires you to ride?
Chris Doyle. Mike Aitken. If I am feeling nostalgic Ill watch the old rad videos or the first props.
My friend Bob. He runs trails and Eric Cycleworks in Hamburg.


What do you listen to while you ride?
No Warning: Ill blood every time I ride. A lot of black flag and misfits.

Do you feel safe riding brakeless in the city?
No not at all. I ride freewheel and the general population of Buffalo doesn’t know how to drive.

How do you rate Buffalo for riding?
6/10 for spots. Where I live I give my community a 9/10. Not a lot of unity. Very cliquey. Most kids ride park because that’s all they feel buffalo has to offer. I don’t ride park.

What are you looking forward to most?
More tricks. Working on 360’s and wallrides. Fine tuning. Hopwhips. Also just hanging out with friends meeting new people and taking on the next challenge that the next day brings.

What's the best moment you had while riding?

Riding trails everyday when I was 16.

What influenced your riding today?
Skateboarded for 6 months. There was a skateshop in hamburg and there was a rivalry between the skateshop and bike shop. The oweners of the skateshop had beef because they were going to start selling bikes. The bike shop was next to my house so I started hanging there and the owner was more of a mentor to me because he wasn’t doing drugs and he really gave me the momentum and thought to ride bmx and through the beef I started riding Bmx.

I raced bmx 2 years broke my arm then quit. Hit the jump and they had changed it that day so I wasn’t used to it. I went straight up and straight down. Broke my arm, six stitches, and knocked out. It was right before the championship. Placed 5th in the ameteur seris. Next year I placed fourth.

What other things are you involved in?
Music as much as I can be. I work at a cafĂ© and I am a chef there. Going to school is a waste of money if you are good at something you don’t need school.

Travel?
Anywhere! Chicago within the next year and new york city.

Final thoughts?
Lately I have been pushing for sponsors riding more and pushing my limits. It has been rewarding everytime I ride learning something new about myself. In a perfect world: Odyyseyy/Sunday.

Shout outs! Erics Cycleworks, all my friends that I ride with. Joe P and Charlie R. S&M and any American made products. Supporting the American economy. Well made bikes and progressing to the future of bmx.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Strap Reinforcement

Originally conceived over at the YNOT garage here is a great way to reinforce your pedal straps. No one likes running through straps in a few months and this is sure way to protect them for much longer.

How To: Burro Pedal Strap Reinforcement from Sam Erickson on Vimeo.



Video by Sam Erickson and Burro rider Antonyo Wothe.
Reinforcement modification first seen from Tom Mosher.

T Shirt Clearance $8!

Burro is clearing out their t shirt stock and you are to benefit! They are making way for new product so they are selling all of their t shirts really cheap. Even the long sleeves. Everything is up for 8 dollars HERE!





Also here is a sneak peak at the new Chronic Straps: Pineapple Trainwreck!



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Buffalo Rider Spotlight: Roy Draves

What part of the city are you from and how old are you?
Roy: From Love Joy and 17.




Favorite part of the city to ride in?
Roy: I like the Eastside, High St. There's a lot of really fun hills. I like to pretend I am in Mash all day everyday.

How is your bike set up?
Roy: It's so shitty. 54cm Windsor Clockwork decked out with reflective tape over the logos with Soma dropbars. Drops all the way. Oury grips on top. Some Alex wheels. Stem is a nub thing. Half the stuff on my bike doesn't have a name on it. My ratio is 48:17

What's the best moment you had while riding?
Roy: Riding to Niagara Falls with Billy. It was a really pleasant day. There was a great energy to it. I woke up with a smile on my face and went to sleep with a smile on my face. It is 56 miles round trip from my house. The feeling the next day was great. It gave me the confidence to realize 20 miles isn't so bad.

Did you ride before riding fixed?
Roy: Yeah, I started riding on a blue road bike when I was 14. I have been riding fixed for 2 and a half years now. I used to hate fixed gears. I hated the way it felt, but then Landon and Billy got them. I gave it more of a shot and I like how much more control I have. I think more with my feet than my hands now.

How do you feel about riding through Buffalo winters?
Roy: Everyone should try it once. If you have somewhere to be don't let it stop you from getting there. Just dress right . I ride my bike how it is set up during the summer same as winter. 700cx23 with crappy Gatorskins.



Who or what inspired you to ride?
Roy: Originally it was drive to get out and see things. Its the best way to clear your head and think. Then it snowballed from there.

What do you listen to while you ride?
Roy: Pop punk or Paramore. A lot of Paramore or when I am tired more ambient music. Usually I ride to the music.

Do you feel safe riding fixed brakeless?
Roy: I feel like I have complete control. I can stop as quick as anyone with a brake. I love the focus it brings. It also comes with the control factor, but it's control you have to gain.

How do you rate Buffalo for riding?
Roy: Considering I have never ridden anywhere else I give it an 8/10. I like the community.

What are you looking forward to most?
Roy: Fall. Wearing a hoodie. Oh and a new bike. A Norco track frame.

What is your favorite part about the Buffalo bike scene?
Roy: Everyone knows everyone.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dudes Enjoying Colorado

Had to share this video with everyone. Looks like it was a lot of fun and has me really motivated to get out and spend sometime in the woods. Haven't had enjoy time outside the city this summer.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Tuesday Ride A Success!



Write up by Eric Pitman

Tuesday night, a group nearing 30 participants collected on the tennis courts of North Buffalo's Shoshone Park.
As the sun sank deeper into the skyline, stragglers and late-comers joined the pack amassed at the park's interior. Just after 7 o'clock post meridian, the cyclists took to the streets, destined for a secluded, lackluster "skate"park in North Tonawanda. As the first stop of the ride was haphazardly chosen by Mr. Sperrazza, not many knew of location's existence, and even fewer knew riding directions. After an initial few awkward seconds, Steve ascended to the rank of leader, directing the bunch for a few miles of easy riding.
Riding there, the gang developed a good flow: Steve imparted directions, friends chatted, Bennett turned the mounded earth around trees into ramps, and newcomers discovered the attractive grace of mass rides. A quick twenty minutes was all it took to arrive at the ramp-infested estate. Once there, a few pictures were taken, the ramps were tested by the burly 40c tires of Bennett and Charles, and miniature discussions of bikes were had. As quickly as everyone had arrived, a new destination was chosen, and they were off once again.
This time headed for the cooling breeze of the water, the bunch made their way to Tonawanda's Mississippi Mudds, a restaurant facing Lake Erie, located on Niagara Street.
From there, the riders continued along the water, this time via the smooth blacktop of the Niagara bike path. A few short miles south, the thirty-pack stopped to admire the placid water and pose for a group picture. As the gang recollected, spirits were still high. It was at this point that the organizers of the first ever Tuesday night ride knew their plan had yielded success. From there, the group, along with yet another few add-ons, travelled farther down Niagara, turning left on Hertel.
It was around this point that the "group" nature became slightly disbanded, and people separated. Thanks in part to a couple flats, inpatient SUV-mongerers, and annoyingly-slim shoulders, many of the original riders had either lost the group or had called it a night and retired to their homes.
With still ten or twelve cyclists left, the group stopped for fuel at Mighty Taco, situated near the intersection of Delaware and Hertel. As Tex-Mex was inhaled, everyone was still in good shape and enjoying the cool summer evening.
From there, the majority of riders had said their goodbyes and ridden home. A small group opted for ice cream at Fowler's on Elmwood and set their proverbial sails towards the village.
So although the plans were shaky at best, it was pulled off with zero resistance or incident. Everyone was in the best of moods and no one got emotional about minor trivialities. This past Tuesday has proven, if nothing else, that riding your bike with some friends can be one of the best, easiest ways to have a good time.
For Tuesdays to come, expect more organization, more people, and more awesomeness. We meet at Shoshone Park, a stone's throw from Main and Hertel. All who possess two-wheeled transportation and a good attitude are welcome.



The second ride will go off at the same time as last week same meet up spot!

Facebook Event: Buffalo Ny: The 2nd Tuesday Ride

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Buffalo, Ny: Tuesday Ride

This Tuesday August 10th at 6:30pm we will be kicking off the first ride of our weekly rides. The plan is to meet at Shoshone Park at the tennis courts. These used to be our old polo courts if any of you remember. We encourage anyone on any bike to come and enjoy the ride which will be led by someone chosen at random at meet up time. So its not a bad idea to have some ideas stored up just incase you are the one leading! These will hopefully continue every week and be a nice addition to the Sunday night rides that go on every weekend.

Here is a map to the meet up location:

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Link to Facebook Event: Buffalo, Ny: Tuesday Ride

Friday, July 30, 2010

Hey guys, I'll be making some posts on here now, whenever I think up some worthwhile shit to share with the world. My goals, as far as this blog, are simply to untie the local track bike scene and make it all that it can be.
Unlike my residentially-challenged co-poster Charlie, I'm rarely outside the Buffalo area, so I'm usually down to ride with anyone. Last night, Mr. Reinagel and I discussed possibly organizing a Wednesday night ride around the city, with the singular goal of having a good time.
We'll see what comes in the future, though. For now, I just wanted to introduce myself.
Expect to hear more in the near future!


-Eric

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

YNOTCYCLE

This is a great company from Toronto that everyone should be keeping an eye on. They are pushing toward innovative products and not just remakes of everything you have already seen. Tom Mosher has come up with a brilliant bag called the Cobra and I am sure there are many more amazing products in the works.


Photo:John Hargraft

Another hot seller are their Foot Retention Straps.


You can check out more photos and info on the company over at ynotcycle.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

NAHBPC


Just returned to Buffalo from the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. We placed tied 13th of 66 teams. Most important thing to come from the weekend are these awesome new wheel covers by Burro!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Buffalo Hardcourt Bike Polo

Today Wednesday the 14th we will be playing polo at 6pm. Also going to be a bit of a trick session going on in the court beside the polo court. Come on out and have a good time. Here is the new location!


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Hoping to see some new faces!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Burro Bags!

Burro Bags is a bag company out of Jacksonville Florida that I am sure you have heard of lately. They have been blowing up with their awesome pedal straps and great custom bags.

The straps come in a few different styles:

BMX Platform Pedal Straps











Chronic Series Premium Pedal Straps











They also specialize in awesome custom bags which are definitely worth checking out.
If you live in the Buffalo area you can pick a pair up at Campus Wheelworks on Elmwood Ave.

Problem Child!

My buddy Joe over at Positive Approach has been working on a new line called Problem Child. The new summer line will be out soon so be on the look out for that!

Here are some previous prints:






















Photo Cred: Chris Lee























Big stuff in the works.