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.Continue reading “Tracklocross Chronicles: YouTube VLOGs”
YouTube: Radio Ceptor FGFS Build
Now over on the mighty Fiefdom Tracklocross YouTube, we have the video everyone wants to see, how I built my Radio Ceptor up.Continue reading “YouTube: Radio Ceptor FGFS Build”
The FGFS Bike Idea – What is FGFS?
A few months ago, I pondered riding an FGFS bike again. Then, after a month or so, I got one, sort of. I bought a Radio Ceptor, which is seemingly a Bombtrack Zion that has been repurposed and turned into a 26″ wheeled BMX cruiser. Its 120mm spacing at the rear makes the idea that it is a fixed gear freestyle frame seem legitimate, especially as it looks like the Zion and is released through Bombtrack’s sister company.Continue reading “The FGFS Bike Idea – What is FGFS?”
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.Continue reading “Tracklocross Ride Through Bellshill Wheeled Sports Area”
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
Want to know a quick way to tell your pedals apart?
YouTube Video Shorts: Tracklocross is Political
I guess everything is political. Tracklocross does feel like a subversive experience, though.
Fuck the Tories.Continue reading “YouTube Video Shorts: Tracklocross is Political”
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”
Squid SO-EZ Quick Tracklocross Bike Check
Up on YouTube is a quick look at my Squid SO-EZ build. The SO-EZ is my go-to tracklocross bike for when the trail gets a bit more technical. It reminds me of a 90’s mountain bike and makes me want to skid around every corner with a huge smile across my face.Continue reading “Squid SO-EZ Quick Tracklocross Bike Check”