I took the All-City Big Block out to try and build on my trick track skills. I am still slowly building these skills and seem to have more excuses than actual progress at the moment. Anyway, give the video a view and see what you feel.
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Fixated Vlog 2- More Trick Track Fixed Gear Shenanigans
Over on the YouTubes, I have decided to mess about with two vlogs a week. It is about time I tried to stick to a schedule, so from now on, I will post a Fixated vlog on Wednesday evenings (UK time) and my tracklocross vlogs on a Friday evenings. For the second video, I mess about with the trick track bike and turn it into a commuter and back again to fail at track stands and to make some interesting life choices at the skatepark.
Fixated VLOG – The Trick Track Beginnings
I’ve started another VLOG, why you may ask, and it would be a fair question. I have done so to add to my tracklocross offerings as I’m delving into more fixed gear riding, and I felt a little separation would be nice. In this VLOG, I change my All-City Big Block from a street cruiser into a trick track bike as I diversify my riding and work on new skills.
I also eat humble pie, assuming my BMX and offroad fixed gear skills would be easily transferable. Turns out they weren’t.
Tracklocross CHronicles VLOG 2 – The Squid SO-EZ Tracklocross Build
The other day I posted my Squid SO-EZ on r/tracklocross, on Reddit if you didn’t know, and got many questions. I decided to make a little YouTube video to show the bike and hopefully answer a few of those questions. Got to say I love riding the SO-EZ tracklocross frameset, and I probably consider it more of a retro mountain bike than I do a track bike.
Tracklocross Chronicles: YouTube VLOGs
Ok, so I’ve now started to do VLOGs. In the first one, I’ve left all my mistakes in, so you can see that we are all imperfect, but we can try our best. I’m also in no way a YouTube professional, and these VLOGs will always reflect that. In this one, I forgot to put any tracklocross in, but you do get a little FGFS action and a look at the fixed gear BMX I built; I think it’ll change the world, but I’m not saying if for good or for bad.
Tracklocross Ride Through Bellshill Wheeled Sports Area
At work, we’ve spent the last few years working on a wheeled sports area for Strathclyde Park. It is now open, although the opening day is still a few months away. Today, I took the tracklocross rig for a little pedal through the skills area and the down the blue trail. Give the video a little watch, and then go ride your bike.
Tracklocross in the Moment
I often talk about tracklocross and mindfulness working well together, perhaps because my day job uses cycling and mindfulness as teaching tools to help build communities. I don’t want to use the cliche that riding fixed gear bikes makes you more in tune with your machine, but sometimes if the adage fits, so be it. Being in tune with your bike inspires the idea of being in the moment and perfect harmony between yourself and your bike.
My Top 6 Tracklocross Frames for 2023
I wrote an enormous article and a follow up where I listed a whole pile of frames for tracklocross. For this year, rather than trying to be fully encompassing, I will list my top 6 tracklocross frames for this year. I’ve gone with frames that should be pretty much available worldwide.Continue reading “My Top 6 Tracklocross Frames for 2023”
YouTube Shorts: A quick way to tell pedals apart
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The Cycle Path Olympics
Cycling is a race for many people, even if the only people they race with are their imaginary opponents on a cycle path. There is nothing quite like hearing someone change down gears after you have passed them, to then bury themselves to regain their imaginary first place from you. You watch their bodies rock and sway, their head slowly dropping lower as their energy dwindles. Their body starts to sag, hanging from their hands, which hold onto their bars with a death grip, all while you wonder, “Why?”Continue reading “The Cycle Path Olympics”