On the first day of every year, a hundred or so Porsche enthusiasts meet up for an early morning coffee in the Valley and then move swiftly through some amazing empty mountain roads while southern California sleeps.
A special thank you to all who get wasted on New Year’s Eve and make this beautiful experience possible every year.
Going through a years worth of photos is a lot harder than I thought and I don’t know how I’m supposed to follow Harrison’s gallery, but I guess I’ll give it a go. This past year was a weird one for me, I stayed pretty local to the midwest and traveled less in 2013 than I have in a long long time. Despite the lack of travel, there was a ton of stuff going on in Chicago and the midwest to keep me busy at all times. I got to take care of photographic duties for The Bakery as well go on a few small trips with some friends, from the Defgrip on UP trip to heading down to Texas Toast. I’m always looking for something to photograph and find a reason to wander around on my lunch break at work or take a cruise on my bike around the city. Here is a gallery of some random photos from throughout the year, shot with a mix of 35mm, medium format and digital. READ MORE
The FLY crew have uploaded their COASTIN project in full for your viewing pleasure, which is good because I woke up dumb early this morning and needed something to watch. In addition to custom setups and some interesting riding, you kinda get a little tour of Spain in this video which is pretty cool. Watch this for sure.
Head over to the Coastin micro site for some extras.
On The Map just released another series of videos that showcase different creative outlets occurring around Cleveland.
F*Sho Cleveland is an independent furniture design event started by Jason Radcliffe, owner of 44Steel. This event began in 2008 and it continues to grow each and every year. All the designers push their creativity and try to bring something new to the table for the occasion. Pun intended.
We’re psyched to premiere this feel good casual road trip video that Hoang Tran put together. It features riding from Hoang, Tom Perry and their boy Dylan along with all the fun stuff in between. This song will most likely be stuck in my head all day too.
This little trip I took with my friends Tom and Dylan was nothing more than an excuse to get out of town for a couple of days. We barely did any planning for this trip beside figuring out some key destinations. We decided to take a roadtrip up to San Francisco and do some camping along the way. There are two main interstates you can take to get to San Fransisco from San Diego. The fastest route, that’s up the 5 which takes about 7 hours with no stops, or you can take the 1 (Coast Hwy) which takes 10+ hours but filled with incredible views. For us, it was going to be about making good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on “Good” rather than “time” and when you make the shift in emphasis the whole approach changes. So we went up the 1. The rest of the trip was based around this motto and many good times were had.
This video showcases some of the experiences on the way up and our short stay in San Francisco. Thanks to Tom for doing all the animation and helping with the filming; Erin Barker for her photography and letting us crash at her freshman college dormitory that housed a group named the sexy six…,Dylan for partying with the sexy six to levels of panty incineration.
Click below for some photos from the trip as well.