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News Archive

All of our DVDs are now sold out except for Bootleg Sessions v.3 which you can still order here for a mere $5 plus shipping. Only about 10 copies left and then they're gone for good so don't sleep!


Posted by burd - 2011-03-16 19:11:42

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$5 SALE! We still have a few copies of Bootleg Sessions v.3 and Bootleg Sessions v.4 that we're selling for $5 each (plus shipping). There are less than 20 copies left of each title and once they're gone they're gone for good, so grab one while you can!


Posted by burd - 2011-01-08 07:52:38

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 can now be seen in its entirety right here...!




Posted by burd - 2010-07-02 07:22:05

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One more for the road...



Get your copy of our last (and best) full length DVD here!


Posted by burd - 2010-05-25 11:49:57

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Bootleg Sessions v.4 has arrived and is shipping now!




Posted by burd - 2010-05-21 04:42:30

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You can now watch Bootleg Sessions v.1 from start to finish as part of this single YouTube playlist. Enjoy!




Posted by burd - 2010-05-20 09:41:45

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The full trailer for Bootleg Sessions v.4 is now live and you can pre-order your copy today right here!



Here is the YouTube version for mobile users.


Posted by burd - 2010-04-22 21:09:00

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Here is the cover art for the upcoming Bootleg Sessions v.4 DVD. Photo by Andrew McGaha.



A high-res version can be downloaded here.


Posted by burd - 2010-03-11 06:42:27

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William Buntas, getting it done for BSv.4.



Bigger here.


Posted by burd - 2010-02-05 07:35:51

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A new profile has been posted for Indy's own Zach Renner.




Posted by burd - 2010-01-25 20:46:19

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Mike Carney wheel grab. Snow? What snow?



More pics at the All-City blog.


Posted by burd - 2010-01-06 19:39:08

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Prolly on a wall. When it's 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside, you need to keep the blood pumping.




Posted by burd - 2010-01-04 07:54:36

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More new profiles, this time for Lindsey Bode from Hawaii...




Posted by burd - 2009-12-18 07:22:11

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Mike Schmitt from Richmond, VA goes huge for the upcoming Bootleg Sessions v.4. Check his newly created profile here.




Posted by burd - 2009-12-14 07:26:42

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The profile for Hawaii's Tanner Monmaney has been added to the site.




Posted by burd - 2009-11-27 12:04:40

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Over the next week or so we will be adding profile pages for some of the riders from the Aloha Fixed crew. The first one is for Honolulu's Ryan Lau




Posted by burd - 2009-11-22 18:23:34

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Tokyo Tom



Photo by Hassy.


Posted by burd - 2009-11-18 13:28:13

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The guys at Aloha Fixed put together this short edit of some of their BSv.4 filming mishaps...




Posted by burd - 2009-11-07 18:18:57

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Mike Carney tweaking a 9 set in a screenshot from his BSv.4 footy.




Posted by burd - 2009-11-07 14:02:12

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Mike Carney 180. More photos at Bike Jerks.




Posted by burd - 2009-10-27 06:36:35

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Tom, Tony and Drew Leshko get after it. So good...




Posted by burd - 2009-10-02 05:50:54

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Bootleg Sessions v.4 is officially on, and it is being filmed in full HD. Here is the first of what should be many screenshots from around the world...



Posted by burd - 2009-09-27 18:47:19

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Mike Carney is rocking the new All-City Dropout frame, so he put together this video bike check for it...




Posted by burd - 2009-09-18 10:07:08

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Tyler Johnson.




Posted by burd - 2009-09-10 09:52:23

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Tony Fast.




Posted by burd - 2009-08-28 13:29:29

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LaMarche.



Photo by Andy Temkin.


Posted by burd - 2009-08-22 06:53:13

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Posted by burd - 2009-08-06 09:48:53

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Our distro in Japan had these shirts made for their Bootleg Sessions v.3 premiere event. The photo used is of Yama from Osaka.




Posted by burd - 2009-07-31 04:40:36

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Tyler Johnson - head tube wheelie




Posted by burd - 2009-07-24 09:26:04

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Prolly wall ride...




Posted by burd - 2009-07-17 03:44:08

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Check this new web edit from Justin Taylor and A.J. Austin...



Super solid stuff as always from these guys. Justin broke his tailbone in the last clip... fug. Relax without the ride for awhile and get that shit healed up soon bro!


Posted by burd - 2009-07-08 16:18:38

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Bootleg Sessions v.3 will be screening at the one year anniversary party for Fixed & Free bike shop in Albuquerque, NM on July 4th. Sam Miller's band Grand Canyon will be playing as well!




Posted by burd - 2009-07-02 03:26:08

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Bootleg Sessions v.3 screening in NYC...






Posted by burd - 2009-06-24 18:04:41

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Bootleg Sessions v.3 will be showing at the Bicycle Film Festival in NYC this coming weekend as part of the After Party Extravaganza on Saturday night. CSV is the location, and it will occur sometime after 10:00 PM. If you're going to be in town, make sure you stop by!




Posted by burd - 2009-06-16 12:32:17

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Tony Fast often does inadvisable things. This is one of them. Fractured leg fakie in Philly.




Posted by burd - 2009-06-14 09:16:21

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And the Bootleg Sessions v.3 pre-order prize winners are...

Profile Racing Hubs - Jorge Herrera

Milwaukee MKE Bruiser Fork - Kevin Phomma

Velocity Rims from TrickTrack.org - David Miyachi

Mishka Pack - Jonas Fridolfsson

3Bancho Pack - Kristopher Kanaly

Sup Clothing pack - Telford Crisco

Very Masa cap - Alexander Osuna

So there you go. To the winners, you will be contacted soon. Congrats!


Posted by burd - 2009-06-07 18:55:31

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Bootleg Sessions v.3 has officially been released! Shipping on all individual orders begins today. We have put together one more short trailer to mark the occasion...



The drawing for the pre-order prize giveaway will take place this weekend and the winners will be announced early next week!


Posted by burd - 2009-06-04 11:52:52

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The Bootleg Sessions v.3 DVDs are on their way from the replicator and we should have them in the next couple of days. Once they are in the door, shipping will begin!

In the meantime, we are happy to announce that Sup Clothing out of Singapore is contributing a killer package to our pre-order prize drawing (which will be ending in a couple of days so don't sleep). Check out these goods, especially the windbreaker! Huge thanks to Jacky and the Sup crew...










Posted by burd - 2009-06-02 12:05:59

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The guys at Milwaukee Bikes have been generous enough to put up one of their new Milwaukee Bruiser aftermarket forks for the Bootleg Sessions v.3 pre-order prize giveaway! We're talking $160 value here...

If you haven't pre-ordered your copy yet, you might want to get on it, the prizes we're giving out are serious!




Posted by burd - 2009-05-22 10:39:43

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A quick heads up to everyone who has pre-ordered their copy of BSv.3... we got the check disc back from the replicator last Friday and there was a problem with it, so we had to submit another master yesterday. Our first ever production delay! It should only add a week or so to the release date however, so hopefully not a big deal. Apologies to everyone, I know it's a bit annoying, but we have to make sure everything works correctly...!




Posted by burd - 2009-05-19 19:22:45

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The full trailer for Bootleg Sessions v.3 has been released! Pre-order your copy of the DVD here!



Those who pre-order will be entered to win one of several prizes from our sponsors, including a set of hubs from Profile Racing, a box of goodies from Mishka, a five-panel cap from Very Masa, or various other items that we haven't confirmed yet because we've been too busy trying to get the DVD finished...



We'll post more info on the prize drawing in the next couple of weeks.


Posted by burd - 2009-05-03 11:09:12

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Another new rider profile for today, this time for Sam Allgood from Salt Lake City...




Posted by burd - 2009-05-01 12:41:03

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Got a new profile in from Jeremiah Jones, straight outta Brooklyn...




Posted by burd - 2009-05-01 08:20:08

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Bootleg Sessions v.1 has been re-released! We've been sold out of the initial run of BSv.1 for several months now, but we still get requests for it, so we did another small run that will be retailed through this website. If you missed out the first time around and want to see how it all began, you can grab a copy here.






Posted by burd - 2009-04-22 13:08:28

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The Bootleg Sessions project would like to welcome a new sponsor... Very Masa. Masa is a designer with ties to Yokohama, Hong Kong, and Perth who is into the same kinds of things that we're into, which is why we like him. Simple as that.

Very Masa has dropped some killer 5 panel caps over the past year, and the stuff he has in store for the future is really exciting. Expect to see some of his new offerings in the list of prizes for the pre-order drawing...!



Oh, and he has a great blog too.


Posted by burd - 2009-04-19 14:22:21

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One more mini-trailer before we put out the main one in a couple of weeks...




Posted by burd - 2009-04-11 06:12:49

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Here's a peek at the cover for Bootleg Sessions v.3. Photo by the incomparable J. Martinez.




Posted by burd - 2009-04-07 18:19:36

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Check this madness from Sam Miller... much more to come from him in Bootleg Sessions v.3...




Posted by burd - 2009-04-04 13:37:22

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Check the new rider profile for Brooklyn's own Chris Wielk...




Posted by burd - 2009-04-01 13:17:13

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Bootleg Sessions v.3 -- Trailer #1 from Ride/Relax Productions on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2009-03-29 07:17:01

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Sam's new rig, with the hookups from Masi, All-City, and Velocity. Bigger here




Posted by burd - 2009-03-28 16:35:57

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New profile is up for Mike Carney from Minneapolis. Check out this photo...!



Hope the boys got some footage of how he got up there for BSv.3...


Posted by burd - 2009-03-19 18:03:08

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Our man John "Prolly" Watson was recently interviewed by our friends at Mishka on their Bloglin. Check it out here.




Posted by burd - 2009-03-12 06:41:23

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Tom, Tony, and Prolly did some filming for BSv.3 in Philly this weekend...








Posted by burd - 2009-03-08 19:48:30

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Keo Curry...




Posted by burd - 2009-03-05 11:55:23

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This is Dave Jennings. He has come on board at Ride/Relax Productions to help out with the cutting and editing for Bootleg Sessions v.3. Help is good, and technical expertise is even better!




Posted by burd - 2009-03-02 18:14:45

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Charge Bikes put out a killer podcast yesterday called "Fixed 3" featuring Tom LaMarche, Super Ted, and Tony Fast. Watching this makes me hate work and winter more than ever...


Fixed 3 from Charge Bikes on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2009-02-19 07:54:44

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More snippets from Eurotrip '09...


Untitled from Andy Ellis on Vimeo.








Posted by burd - 2009-02-10 21:11:12

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Justin sent me some screenshots from the filming that's going on in TX for Bootleg Sessions v.3...




Posted by burd - 2009-02-05 06:37:57

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SUBURBS CREW x FIXEDGEARLONDON x BRIGHT TRADESHOW Teaser from Androsky Knauer on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2009-02-01 18:10:09

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2008 New York Bicycle Film Festival - FULL from jmartinez on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2009-01-26 13:22:49

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Our next new rider profile is for Steve Hartley from Philly...




Posted by burd - 2009-01-23 12:45:35

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Tom's droppin' bombs while safely underground in London.



Fixed Gear London.


Posted by burd - 2009-01-19 17:58:09

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Eurotrip '09 is officially on.



Tom and Ted in London. Follow the action on the Fixed Gear London blog.


Posted by burd - 2009-01-18 19:46:24

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The JAN crew's 50T showing some hops...



More.


Posted by burd - 2009-01-16 12:19:33

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Snow? What snow? Tom Mosher finds shelter in Toronto.



tedpowerisyourboss.blogspot.com


Posted by burd - 2009-01-14 19:48:39

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Still trying to hook up profiles for new riders who will be turning up in Bootleg Sessions v.3. This one is for Minneapolis native Jeff Frane...




Posted by burd - 2009-01-12 13:36:42

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Tony 'n Tom... so sick.






Posted by burd - 2008-12-31 17:36:03

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The next new profile for v.3 is for Tom Briggs, from Toronto via Vancouver. He also happens to be the operator of Skitch Clothing.




Posted by burd - 2008-12-29 09:25:09

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Another new rider from Singapore, Darren Tan...




Posted by burd - 2008-12-22 12:58:25

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Dre from Singapore is on board for Bootleg Sessions v.3. This guy is going to blow minds.




Posted by burd - 2008-12-19 10:56:14

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The Empire website is officially up and running! And more importantly, the first profile vid is now available featuring Kai (NYC Kai, not Tokyo Kai)...


Kai from Empire on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-12-17 12:52:58

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Check this set of pics from a recent filming session for Empire...




Posted by burd - 2008-12-17 06:44:34

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Tom LaMarche has officially joined the Charge Bikes team. Here is a nice interview they did with him, and here is his Charge diary which he will most likely only update about once every two months or so. Congrats, Tom!




Posted by burd - 2008-12-10 12:34:55

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Rounding out the new profiles from the Seattle crew is Jake Ricker...




Posted by burd - 2008-12-08 11:38:50

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Another new profile is up, this time for Tyler Johnson. Gotta love this pic by the Space Needle, taken by Jake Ricker...




Posted by burd - 2008-12-01 13:15:11

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Justin Taylor doing his thing at the Power Cat 2 event in San Marcos. More pics and info here.




Posted by burd - 2008-11-30 18:53:51

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We have officially started working on Bootleg Sessions v.3, and over the next few weeks we will be adding profiles for some of the new riders to the site. First up is Seattle's Justin Av, who also has a killer part in FUMIKIRI that he filmed during his trip to Japan over the summer...




Posted by burd - 2008-11-26 06:37:01

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Tom LaMarche. No explanation necessary.




Posted by burd - 2008-11-18 05:59:36

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Empire on MySpace. Befriend us.



Posted by burd - 2008-11-13 18:21:30

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Another short visit with Sam Miller...




Posted by burd - 2008-11-12 07:38:42

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Our man Kyoichi with the MJS crew...



I remember in the summer of '07 being impressed when I saw Colin from Macaframa do 7 or 8 pogos, and now guys are doing them for days like it's nothing. Now it's time to start taking them to the benches and ledges...


Posted by burd - 2008-11-11 07:40:40

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Sam Miller, keeping warm in Vancouver...




Posted by burd - 2008-11-04 05:29:11

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"Empire" is coming! Luke and Crihs have just dropped the first official trailer for the next big release from Ride/Relax Productions...


Empire from Empire on Vimeo.

New York is an amazing city, and this film will show it to you in its full glory. More info is coming at EmpireBegins.com.


Posted by burd - 2008-10-28 06:35:11

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Tom and Tony, back together again...!


Bootleg Sessions Syndicate Ep 1 from Bootleg Sessions on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-10-22 07:32:58

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Butter.




Posted by burd - 2008-10-21 19:09:17

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Tyler Johnson from Bootleg Sessions v.2 throwing down big time in Seattle...!




Posted by burd - 2008-10-18 04:11:01

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Tom Mosher, the hardest working man in fixed gear land.


Toronto Track Tricks from Tom Mosher on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-10-17 09:46:25

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Matt Rice with some new stuff...!


2 tricks today at de young from Matthew Rice on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-10-15 03:46:50

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A quick big spin update...

Mikami (MKM)...



Prolly...


720 Big Spins from John Prolly on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-10-14 08:44:28

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The official trailer for the next vid from Ride/Relax Productions, which is being filmed (in full HD) and edited by Brooklyn's own Luke Stiles and is tentatively titled "Empire," will be showing at Bike Shorts on Sunday, Oct. 12th. We're all very excited about this project, so stop by if you can!




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It's kind of ridiculous how much I get hassled by rent-a-cops for basically just standing around with a bike under me. Case in point...


Illegal Fixed Gear Trackstand from Ride/Relax Productions on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-10-02 15:05:19

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More Super Ted news... he's now being hooked up by Profile Racing. You can read more about it (and all other things Ted) on his Charge Bikes diary

Also, check out this short clip of Ted hitting a nice gap...!


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Sam Miller and his brother Will are living in Vancouver at the moment, and they sent me this pic of Sam riding the rails... literally.



Bigger image here.


Posted by burd - 2008-09-19 18:24:22

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We have added a profile for London's own Ted James, often referred to as SuperTed, and for very good reason. We have also added a bike check for his Charge Plug.




Posted by burd - 2008-09-17 08:04:50

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Tom L. has this nice photo on the front page of the Cadence Clothing website right now...



Now that Dustin from Cadence is living on the East Coast, it will be interesting to see how that influences his line...


Posted by burd - 2008-09-16 12:39:53

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Tom Mosher




Posted by burd - 2008-09-14 18:29:00

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We have updated Prolly's bike check with details of his new BMW...




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There is some killer stuff going down in Taiwan these days. I received an email from Chek @ Nabiis about the "Friderday" event that they and clothing brand Provider recently hosted...

"Friderday is our monthly event when we try to have riders come out to Taipei and just have some fun with prizes involved. This particular event we gave out Bootlegsessions/Provider/Nabiis totebags, special color way tees, and Bootleg Sessions Part 2 videos to the winners."

Check out this prize pack!



Lots more photos on Nabiis' Flicker. Thanks Chek!


Posted by burd - 2008-09-03 06:31:39

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Shawn Wolf and Wilis Johnson both attended the NACCCs in Chicago this weekend. Here are a couple of pics I found of Shawn both racing and doing his thing...





The first pic is from Urban Velo, and the second is from dorkula's flickr account.


Posted by burd - 2008-09-02 07:16:18

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 will be showing on Friday, Sept. 12th at the 3rd annual Memphis Downs event. A bunch of other stuff will be screened that night as well, and there are lots of other events taking place from the 11th through the 14th. Looks like this thing has turned into a pretty big deal... nice job, Cort!




Posted by burd - 2008-08-27 18:17:42

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Shawn Wolf's profile has been updated. Shawn will be at the NACCCs in Chicago this weekend, so if you see him, say hello.




Posted by burd - 2008-08-26 11:38:41

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Saw this trailer on the 3BANCHO blog for an upcoming video from the Osaka crew called "Trick Heads." Looks like it's gonna be a blast to watch. Now I want to go to Tokyo *and* Osaka...




Posted by burd - 2008-08-18 19:47:42

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Filming for our as of yet unnamed next project ramped up big time this weekend. The NYC and Philly crews got together and hit both cities hard. Luke Stiles, who is handling the bulk of the filming and editing this time around, is shown here nabbing some footy of Tom doing what he does...



More details and pics at Prolly's blog.


Posted by burd - 2008-08-10 17:35:38

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Our boy Kyoichi just won the best trick comp at Shiokaze '08! Congrats, Kyoichi!




Posted by burd - 2008-08-04 16:45:26

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Just got word from BSv.2 alum Laila Ghambari about a fully femme alleycat that's going down in Seattle on August 9th. If you live in the region and have girl parts, don't miss out!




Posted by burd - 2008-07-31 17:55:04

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Milwaukee Bikes has recently added more beef to the lineup...



Having fun on a bike is serious business.


Posted by burd - 2008-07-31 15:53:28

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Filming for our next project (full HD by the way) has officially begun. Below is a screenshot from some footage that I got today... a pedal jump over the frame linking two trackstand positions together (bigger). Stay tuned, this next DVD is going to be for real.




Posted by burd - 2008-07-27 19:13:51

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 and Tom are featured in a huge SAG Life ad in the current issue of Ollie Magazine. Thanks Ichigo!



See the entire ad here...

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Posted by burd - 2008-07-22 08:39:07

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More bikes... today we have uploaded John "Prolly" Watson's bike check.




Posted by burd - 2008-07-18 08:39:37

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After we posted the pic of the new GOrilla frame a couple days ago, we received an email from Connor Ryan with an attached photo of this beautiful beast...



Connor's words: "I had Gene Spicer at Spicer Cycles build me a track inspired frame with a raised down tube to accommodate bar spins and some fancy track stands. Instead of a curve, he just went with a gusset for reinforced strength. Though I threw a BMW Gangsta Fork on, it wasn't really necessary with all the clearance Gene gave me. Nevertheless, the Gangsta Fork looks beautiful, I think. Toe overlap is essentially out of the question. I've been very pleased with the strength (tough as nails!) and the effectiveness."


Posted by burd - 2008-07-16 05:59:09

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One of the cool things about the Bootleg Sessions project is getting to learn about the different shops that have retailed our DVDs. One such shop is a place called PHANTACi in Taipei City, Taiwan. There is a feature article about this killer joint on Freshnessmag.com right now... PHANTACi




Posted by burd - 2008-07-15 11:55:03

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Look what we have wrought, and by "we" I don't mean just the Bootleg Sessions crew, but everyone who is into messing around on fixed gear rigs...



I spotted this on Tracko, the first bent tube track bike made specifically for doing tricks. This is a GOrilla concoction, and I must say that I'm impressed with the result. Looks very clean, and I think a lot of people are going to really enjoy riding these, which is of course what it's all about.


Posted by burd - 2008-07-14 10:42:56

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New video of Sam Miller and his brother Will doing some serious work in Albuquerque. So smooth...




Posted by burd - 2008-07-10 19:35:59

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The Albuquerque premiere of Bootleg Sessions v.2 took place last weekend at a shop called "Fixed and Free." Our man Sam Miller hooked it up of course, and sent along a couple of photos from the event...






Posted by burd - 2008-07-09 18:36:27

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The NYC premiere of Bootleg Sessions v.2 (finally) took place last night as part of the Bike Shorts program. Thanks to Luke Stiles for getting this all put together!




Posted by burd - 2008-07-06 11:12:24

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Julie Benedetto got the hookup from Swobo recently. She sent this message along with a couple of pics...

"Fat Cat and I are excited about the package we got from Swobo last week. Itıs got everything a girl needs to ride in comfort. Including soft merino wool short sleeve Jersey's (my favorite), arm and leg warmers, padded shorts, and wool socks. Light weight merino wool is one of my favorite materials to ride in the summer, and Swobo is one of the few companies that makes cycling gear in womanıs xs. So finally I have gear that fits right. Oh, and Fat Cat was just excited to find something to sit on that didnıt have his hairs on it yet."






Posted by burd - 2008-07-03 15:30:49

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Here are some photos from the Bootleg Sessions v.2 premiere that took place in London last weekend as part of the Fixed Magazine launch...

http://thecarharttstore.co.uk/gallery.html




Posted by burd - 2008-07-02 07:47:00

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We have just posted Sam Miller's bike check. Solid.




Posted by burd - 2008-07-01 06:59:25

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New York City! The Bootleg Sessions v.2 premiere is finally going to happen, thanks to Luke Stiles and John Watson. Here are the deets...




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This is a clip of Will Miller, Sam Miller's brother. Apparently this sort of thing runs in the family...




Posted by burd - 2008-06-29 18:22:12

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The entire first issue of Fixed Magazine is now available for download! The Fixed Gear London guys did an amazing job with this mag, I am blown away by how well it turned out. Lots of really good stuff in there about people who are bent on pushing the fixed format to the limit. Check it out here.




Posted by burd - 2008-06-28 10:34:30

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Our boys from JAN just dropped a trailer for Fumikiri...!


trailer for FUMIKIRI from JAN on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-06-26 12:22:15

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The current issue of Ollie Magazine out of Japan has a small piece about Bootleg Sessions v.2, along with an interview with Kyoichi, Kai, and Daisuke. Unfortunately I can't read Japanese so I have no idea what any of it says, but it's still cool nonetheless. Thanks to Kyoichi for sending me a copy!




Posted by burd - 2008-06-23 08:13:02

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We just got in a new order of Bootleg Sessions v.1. It is a small run however, and most of them are already spoken for, so if you haven't grabbed a copy of the original flavor yet, then make sure you do so here!


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Just saw on HKFixed that there is an article about Bootleg Sessions v.2 in some magazine on the other side of the planet...



Looks very cool... wish we knew what this was so we could thank those responsible!


Posted by burd - 2008-06-19 07:52:24

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The latest issue of Vapors Magazine has a ton of fixed gear related stuff in it, including an interview with John "Prolly" Watson and some pics of the oft-injured Wilis Johnson. You can read the entire thing online for free, which pretty much rules.




Posted by burd - 2008-06-17 13:02:27

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The launch party for the new Fixed Magazine in London will include a premiere of Bootleg Sessions v.2. Stoked about that. Here is the flyer for the event...



Posted by burd - 2008-06-16 06:57:58

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Spotted this little edit that someone made of footage taken after the Bootleg Sessions v.2 premiere in Tokyo. Pretty cool to think that we've inspired some good times...




Posted by burd - 2008-06-15 08:40:51

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Bootleg Sessions at the BFF! Vimby.com posted this vid about the Bicycle Film Festival in New York City. You can witness several Bootlegs riders and friends doing their thing, and of course Tony gets punched in the groin.




Posted by burd - 2008-06-13 13:35:09

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Tom and Tony never quit. As proof, they put this together yesterday...


A Slow Wednesday Jam from Bootleg Sessions on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-06-12 09:50:40

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Urban Velo has posted more good photos from the Bicycle Film Festival in NYC here.




Posted by burd - 2008-06-11 08:02:41

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The Tokyo premiere of Bootleg Sessions v.2 went down last night, and apparently it was pretty crazy. Over 130 people showed up at JAN Market to watch the vid on a large outdoor screen. Amazing.

Kyoichi Ozaki has more details on his blog, including lots of links to other blogs about the event. Check it out here.




Posted by burd - 2008-06-08 08:07:51

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Our friend Andy from Fixed Gear London just sent me an image of the cover of the 1st issue of Fixed Magazine!

The inaugural edition will feature an interview with Superted, who appears in Bootleg Sessions v.2, a feature on John Cardiel, and an interview that yours truly did with Kyle from Tracko, among other things. And the best part is, it's FREE!

The magazine should be coming out later this month, and there will be a press release very soon that will hopefully provide details on how/where copies will be available.




Posted by burd - 2008-06-06 10:40:14

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The guys at Urban Velo have posted a series of vids about their trip to the Bicycle Film Festival in NYC last weekend. In the second one you can see some clips of Tom, Sam, Julie, and Wilis doing what they do at the Friday night Bootlegged Peel Sessions event...




Posted by burd - 2008-06-05 20:14:46

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The fulfillment department at Ride/Relax Productions is hard at work getting all of the orders ready to ship...



Posted by burd - 2008-06-02 18:08:13

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I just returned from NYC, and I can't even describe how amazing it was. I'm not even going to try, because I'm sure there will be photos all over the place of what went down. Everyone I met was ridiculously nice, and I really want to thank all of the locals who made us out-of-towners feel incredibly welcome.

The only bummer from the weekend was that the premiere ended up not happening on Saturday night due to some apparent communication issues with the venue. Huge apologies to everyone who turned up to see it, but we already have the ball rolling on a proper showing that will hopefully be free to all.

And now for some photos from Friday night's Bootleg/Peel Sessions...







More pics here!


Posted by burd - 2008-06-01 14:17:48

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The DVDs are done! They will start shipping on Monday after I return from New York. If you haven't ordered one yet, now's a good time!




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We just received an email from Christian @ Profile Racing letting us know that ProfileFixed.com is now live. It looks amazing, as does everything Profile produces.



Huge props to the Profile crew, they are one of the few larger, more well-established companies that is really making a strong effort to support and give back to the fixed gear community rather than just dumping products on the market in hopes of taking advantage of a perceived trend.


Posted by burd - 2008-05-28 11:32:32

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Bootleg Sessions got a mention in the new issue of COG Magazine! There's a good article about tricks in Tokyo, which of course features a couple photos of our man Kyoichi Ozaki. Read the full article here.




Posted by burd - 2008-05-24 13:32:52

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Thought this was pretty cool... Kyoichi Ozaki, who will be appearing in the Tokyo section of Bootleg Sessions v.2, is the main force behind 3BANCHO. They recently put out some shirts, and apparently they are being stocked in a shop(s?) in Japan. Here is a pic from a shop called "Shelter"...



The 3BANCHO shirt is the black one with the B on it. More pics here. Nice work, Kyoichi!


Posted by burd - 2008-05-23 12:26:38

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Here's a good vid of an alleycat that went down in Indy this past weekend...



It was no Monster Track of course, but it was a good time. More on the BS Blog...


Posted by burd - 2008-05-22 08:21:57

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It seems that there has been some discussion about whether or not Sam Miller is actually running a fixed gear in the clip of him doing the curved wall ride in the Bootleg Sessions v.2 Trailer. I hate to disappoint the conspiracy theorists, but yes, he is indeed riding fixed.

Here is another take of him doing the same wall ride where it is easier to see how he pedals through it...


Sam Miller Curved Wall Ride "Bootleg Sessions v.2" from Ride/Relax Productions on Vimeo.

The truth is, Sam is an incredibly good rider, and the curved wall ride is only one of the ridiculous things he does in his part in v.2. In the future, if he does any more stuff like this, we'll make sure that we have a really, really expensive camera on a huge boom with football stadium style lighting so that we can capture his pedaling from all angles...


Posted by burd - 2008-05-20 05:20:59

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 will be showing at the Bike Jerks All-City Championship in Minneapolis, MN. Here is a trailer that the guys running the event put together for it...


Bike Jerks All-City Championship from BikeJerks on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-05-19 08:01:40

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Bootleg Sessions meets Peel Sessions, Friday May 30th in NYC after the first night of the Bicycle Film Festival. This entire weekend is going to be HUGE.




Posted by burd - 2008-05-16 21:06:17

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Tom LaMarche gets a mention in a French BMX magazine! Imagine my surprise when I opened up the latest issue of Cream BMX and saw that our man Tom was referenced in an article titled "Versus Fixed Gear". Our friends from Fixed Gear London get a shout out as well!

Since this magazine (a great magazine by the way) is damned near impossible to find here in the U.S., I have scanned the article so people can check it out...
Page 1 | Page 2




Posted by burd - 2008-05-15 06:51:09

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 is done and is on its way to the replicator. We are now taking pre-orders.

We have also released the official trailer, which you can watch right here...


"Bootleg Sessions v.2" Fixed Gear DVD Trailer from Ride/Relax Productions on Vimeo.

Huge, huge thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to help us make this second edition of the Bootleg Sessions Project a reality!


Posted by burd - 2008-05-12 10:58:27

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Below is what will most likely end up being the artwork for the cover of Bootleg Sessions v.2. This photo of Sam Miller is just so good that we had to use it. It was taken by Sam Adams... check out the Bikes section of his portfolio to see some more amazing shots.

Check the full-sized cover image here.



Posted by burd - 2008-05-07 06:29:41

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Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines... I will be in NYC on May 31st for the premiere of Bootleg Sessions v.2 at the Bicycle Film Festival after party. I'm trying to get everything done and turned into the replication company by next Monday so I can have copies to pass out at the event. Not sure I'm going to make that though, still a lot of work to do. Stay tuned!


Posted by burd - 2008-05-05 09:29:16

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The new edition of Urban Velo Magazine is out, and it contains a piece about what they refer to as Fixed Gear Freestyle. Good article by Brad Quartuccio, with several quotes and photos from Bootleg Sessions alum... make sure you check it out.




Posted by burd - 2008-05-01 04:44:08

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The Indy Cycle Front, a group that was partially organized by Shawn Wolf, ran a pretty big alley cat in Indianapolis this weekend...



I helped out by operating one of the check points. It was my job to hang out at the top of a staircase underneath an old concrete railroad bridge and hand Jimmy John's boxes to the participants when they found me.



It was a lot of fun, but when you're running a check point by yourself, you find that you have lots of free time. I listened to some music, figured out a new tag, and eventually became fascinated by a group of urban stalactites that were developing where water was dripping out of a crack in the concrete...



Nothing makes for a better afternoon than some illegal bike racing and some 8th grade science in action.


Posted by burd - 2008-04-28 08:50:32

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"The Making of Bootleg Sessions v.2", the short that I've been working on for the Bicycle Film Festival, is finished. I sent a copy to the BFF guys and they were really into it, so we're definitely in.

Trust me, you do NOT want to miss this. If you live anywhere near where the BFF is showing, make sure you check it out!


Posted by burd - 2008-04-25 08:29:24

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Sorry for the lack of updates over the past few days, but I spent the weekend cutting about 18 hours of tape, so I'm sort of starting to lose it a little bit...!

Here are a couple more screenshots. This is Kyoichi Ozaki from Tokyo who did not include any 3Bancho stickers when he sent me the JAN tapes...



...and this is Julie Benedetto from Brooklyn who did send me some tasty samples from her sister's company, Raw Revolution...




Posted by burd - 2008-04-22 06:40:38

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 is going to be in the Bicycle Film Festival this year! I had originally submitted some stuff from BSv.1 just for laughs, but Brendt from the BFF called me a few days ago, and we worked out a deal where I will be putting together a special 5 minute short called "The Making of Bootleg Sessions v.2" that will only play at the BFF. And what's even better is the fact that the full length version of BSv.2 will debut at the BFF after party in New York! This is going down between May 28th and June 1st, so if you're going to be on the East Coast during that time, come hang out with us!


Posted by burd - 2008-04-18 11:29:24

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While doing some editing last night I pulled this screenshot... Sam Miller getting cozy with a tree in Albuquerque.




Posted by burd - 2008-04-17 06:34:16

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The R.E.Load April Fool's race and the East Coast edition of Cadence Fast Friday both went down over the weekend, and several members of the Bootleg Sessions project did very well for themselves. Here are some of the results...

Tom: winner in "Best Trick" and "U Lock Pickup"
Wilis: winner in "Miss-N-Out", 4th in "Best Trick"
Julie: winner in "Trackstand Twister" and "Footdown"
Keo: 2nd place in "Best Trick"
Tony: winner of the Fast Friday sprints checkpoint during the R.E.Load race

As for photos of the action, all you really need to see is this photo of Tony doing a wheelie with a Miller Lite box on his head...




Posted by burd - 2008-04-15 07:01:31

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Here is a screenshot from one of Laila Ghambari's clips that will be appearing in Bootleg Sessions v.2...!




Posted by burd - 2008-04-13 05:06:51

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Does grinding steel on granite generate sparks? Yes it does. Tom Mosher provides the proof.



Posted by burd - 2008-04-10 10:25:18

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The Indianapolis edit is pretty much done. We had some great weather over the weekend and were able to knock out all of the filming in one day. Here are a couple of screenshots from the session...






Posted by burd - 2008-04-09 05:15:15

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Another (fuzzy) screenshot, this one is of John from Philly who is right at the "Oh shit!" stage of a crazy, ninja style bail-out. Not only does he not die, he lands on his feet!



Posted by burd - 2008-04-06 19:43:12

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The profiles keep coming in... it's like a flood of fixed gear tomfoolerists! Today's profile is for Sam Miller from Albuquerque, NM. Check out this curved wall ride...!




Posted by burd - 2008-04-04 08:12:15

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As promised, here is the first screenshot taken while editing Bootleg Sessions v.2. Tom L., barspin to fakie to car on a bank.



I'll be posting screenshots as often as I can from now on, so keep checking back to see what's going down.

Also, I recently received this photo of Ben W., modeling the Ride/Relax Logo Shirt and doing what appears to be his best product placement pose...



Classy.


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Fixed Gear Trackstand Bootleg Sessions v.2 from Ride/Relax Productions on Vimeo.


Posted by burd - 2008-03-31 04:49:18

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The Fixed Fight Alleycat looks like it's going to be absolutely huge this year. Saturday, April 19th, St. Petersburg Florida. Lots of other events besides the race. More info here.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-30 09:05:45

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One more new profile... Josh McDonald from San Francisco.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-30 08:59:57

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Thanks to my friends Joe and Mike @ Joe's Cycles in Indy, my new Milwaukee Bikes Orange One is now up and running. For full details, check the bike check.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-27 20:20:37

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I'll be getting the first tapes for Bootleg Sessions v.2 in the next couple days, so as of this weekend the new project will be officially underway. As I do the edits, I will be posting lots of screenshots of the action so that everyone can get a feel for what's going down, so make sure you keep checking back here next week!


Posted by burd - 2008-03-26 11:23:17

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Another new profile is up today... Yasunari Mikami from Katusika, Tokyo. A man of few words...




Posted by burd - 2008-03-26 10:39:02

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Cadence Fast Friday is officially coming to Philly! North-easterners, no you NOT want to miss this!




Posted by burd - 2008-03-25 12:00:52

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Three more new profiles will be going up this week. The first one is for Kyoichi Ozaki. Besides being a killer rider, Kyoichi operates one of my favorite blogs about FGs and other things, which he usually translates into English for me. Except sometimes he doesn't. Like today. At which point I get pretty depressed. Yeah, I'm looking at you, Kyoichi!




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Wilis Johnson recently had the words "Ride" and "Relax" tattooed on his wrists. If you don't want to be that hardcore, you can just get the shirt.

The Ride/Relax shirt is simple and straight forward, just like everything else we do. $13 plus shipping puts one on your back.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-21 20:09:42

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When I got home from work today there was a package waiting for me on my porch... a beautiful new Milwaukee Orange One frame and fork. As of now, I will (obviously) be riding for Milwaukee Bikes, and "Milwaukee Orange" is officially my new favorite color.

Huge thanks to Steve @ Milwaukee for hooking me up and for supporting the Bootleg Sessions project!






Posted by burd - 2008-03-20 19:43:14

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Today's new profile is for Kai from Tokyo, known to many on teh internets as "Fixika." I absolutely love this photo...!




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Got a killer care package from Dustin @ Cadence Clothing yesterday. I'm keeping the two shirts on the right for myself (ha ha), and everything else will be distributed to deserving individuals at a later date, possibly as part of a random drawing during the pre-sale for v.2...?

Huge thanks to Dustin for his continued support, not only for us but for the fg community as a whole...






Posted by burd - 2008-03-18 07:49:02

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Bootleg Sessions v.2 will be going international with footage being submitted by riders from Japan, Canada, and England. The JAN crew will be representing Tokyo, and I'll be posting profiles for them this week.

First up is Daisuke.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-17 10:39:09

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Here are some photos taken by our friend J. Martinez at the side events for the Monster Track race that didn't happen a couple of weeks ago. I'm loving the setup of the guy with the Audi grill logo strapped to his bars... I think we may be seeing the beginning of a new trend...


Posted by burd - 2008-03-17 10:35:25

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Julie Benedetto from Brooklyn is the latest rider to be added to the website. Check out her profile here.




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Tony's profile image has been updated. We felt that this photo by Fritz Askew captures his unique style of riding much more effectively than the old one did.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-12 07:52:12

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We received a box full of tires and tubes from Continental Tires yesterday. Continental has jumped on as a sponsor for Ride/Relax and the Bootleg Sessions project, and we couldn't be more excited about that.

Our big thing with sponsors is that we try to hook up with companies that put out stuff that we actually want to use, and as you all know, there's nothing that gets used and abused more on an fg than tires. Huge thanks to Brett at Continental for working this out for us!




Posted by burd - 2008-03-11 09:42:13

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More results from last weekend... Tony Fast won the best trick comp at Monster Track in NYC, and he managed to do it without knocking out any teeth! Nice work, Tony!


Posted by burd - 2008-03-11 09:28:22

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I just saw on the Cadence website that our boy KEO has been announced as the winner of this year's Cadence Classic, which consists of a trio of different events that take place during the first three Fast Fridays of the year. Congrats, KEO!

Rumor has it that there's a chance that Fast Friday may be taking a road trip to the East Coast for the next installment...!




Posted by burd - 2008-03-11 08:20:16

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Check this short clip of the JAN crew's Kyoichi Ozaki messing around on some steps...




Posted by burd - 2008-03-10 05:37:09

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Yet another new rider profile... Ben W. from San Marcos, TX. Apparently he owns a horse named "Jim" who we're all hoping will be making a special guest appearance in v.2...




Posted by burd - 2008-03-07 10:28:17

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The new profiles keep rolling in... Meet Justin Taylor from San Marcos, Texas!




Posted by burd - 2008-03-05 08:12:33

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Another new profile has been added to the site... this time it's for Tom Mosher of Ontario, Canada. We'll be adding profiles for more of the riders who will be featured in v.2 in the next few weeks.




Posted by burd - 2008-03-04 06:21:57

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I received a couple of spy photos last night from the guys who are doing some filming for Bootleg Sessions v.2 down in Texas. This is Justin, doing things he's not supposed to be doing...!






Posted by burd - 2008-03-03 09:20:55

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We're going to be putting out some Ride/Relax logo shirts pretty soon, just for the hell of it. The design shows our two favorite verbs in perpetual motion. Here's the front...



...and the back will look like this...



Pre-orders will start as soon as we get the details hammered out. I was wanting to keep the price at $15 like we did with the DVD, but using sweatshop-free shirts is kinda pricey, so it looks like they're probably going to cost a little more than that. We'll still keep it under $20 though. Stay tuned...


Posted by burd - 2008-03-01 11:35:23

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Dustin @ Cadence Clothing has put out a one day only special to celebrate leap day. Check out the Cadence website if you want to snatch one of these before they're gone...




Posted by burd - 2008-02-29 12:16:42

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Urban Velo #6 will be out in two days. Make sure you get yourself a copy.




Posted by burd - 2008-02-28 07:59:12

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Monster Track is going down the weekend of March 8th, and afterwards there will be some fun stuff you don't want to miss out on. Tom, Wilis, and Tony "The Flying Circus" Fast will be there, so you know some serious shenanigans will most likely occur.



Posted by burd - 2008-02-27 06:00:38

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In case you haven't seen it on Trackosaurus Rex already, check out this clip of Matt Rice and Josh McDonald getting some solid work done in San Fran...




Posted by burd - 2008-02-24 05:52:49

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Our friends at Profile Racing are coming out with bright white fixed hubs. They look unbelievably clean and smooth, which of course matches perfectly with how they ride. More info here.



Posted by burd - 2008-02-20 07:31:40

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John from Mishka sent me some new info about the Mishka D.A.R.T. crew... good stuff. Tom, Tony, and Wilis representing Bootleg Sessions.

More info here.


Posted by burd - 2008-02-19 06:42:30

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Tony Fast's bike check has just been posted. Check the check.



Posted by burd - 2008-02-15 10:43:30

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Now that the website is working properly again, we have made a few updates. Since Bootleg Sessions vol. II is ramping up, we're going to start adding profiles for the new riders as they come on board. This week we have added (or re-added actually) L.A. Kyle and Duncan from Vancouver.

We have also added Mishka as a sponsor. They have been hooking some of the crew up with various soft goods, which is always much appreciated. Welcome aboard, guys!


Posted by burd - 2008-02-14 06:56:28

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Our distributor in Hong Kong, Brian Fu of HKFixed.com, has his new shop up and running. It's called "Rodafixa," and it looks hardcore! Nice work, Brian!




Posted by burd - 2008-02-08 18:19:25

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Tom, Tony, and I have started a new blog...

http://bootlegsessions.blogspot.com

This will not be a Bootleg Sessions news blog, all BS related info will continue to be posted on this site. It will also not be a track bike/fixed gear blog per se... we have lots of friends who have that covered already.

This will basically just be a place where we post everything else that we're up to, into, and down with as we're working on Bootleg Sessions vol. II.


Posted by burd - 2008-02-06 06:47:15

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Slow Sunday in Philly. Video by Andy of Pedestrian. Check his new blog here


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What have we learned from the Bootleg Sessions project? That there is a great deal of positivity in the underground, and it seems to be growing. This revelation has inspired us to go ahead and start working on Bootleg Sessions Volume II.

If you think you have something original to add, now is a pretty good time to let us know!




Posted by burd - 2008-02-03 14:11:18

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We have added another new rider profile to the website... this time it is Seattle's own Jason Maggied.




Posted by burd - 2008-01-31 14:37:51

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There are now two more places where you can snatch copies of Bootleg Sessions...

Mishka NYC



Vs. Social Standard in Minneapolis




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Here are a few events that we'll be involved in during the next couple of months...

Feb. 7, Memphis TN - Bootleg Sessions Premiere (screening) - More info

Feb. 17, Berlin Germany - Maximal Reduction, Minimal Boundaries Fixed Gear Exhibit (screening)

Feb. 21, Boston MA - Sick Tricks Bike Video Night @ The Other Side Cafe (screening)

Late April, St. Petersburg, FL - Fixed Fight Alley Cat (sponsorship)

If you live in or near one of these towns, keep your calendar open!


Posted by burd - 2008-01-28 07:09:40

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Here is an interview that Tom and I did with the guys/girls at Broke Ya Neck. Huge thanks to them for hooking that up. Take a look at some of the other interviews on that site as well if you have time... there are some crazy kids out there. And I mean that in a good way.


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Profile Racing has recently redesigned their website, and if you keep hitting the refresh button, you'll eventually see that our boy KEO is featured in one of the random banners that appear at the top of the page. Nice.

We were also tipped off by UK resident Morgan Gleave that he has a blog working that covers skating, big bikes, little bikes, and fun. I checked it out and have been digging it, you should do the same here.


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Over the next couple of weeks we are going to be adding more rider profiles to the website. Today's addition is the one and only Shigeo, straight outta Japan, now living in Seattle, WA. Check his profile here.




Posted by burd - 2008-01-23 06:46:21

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There probably aren't too many people who abuse a track bike more than our very own Tom LaMarche, at least not intentionally. If you want to see how he gets away with it, take a peek at his bike check.



Posted by burd - 2008-01-22 07:47:26

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Photos from the Tokyo premiere!

Our good friends at JAN Market in Tokyo hosted a premiere of Bootleg Sessions last Friday, and apparently there were so many people in attendance that kids were standing outside watching through the shop windows!

Get the full scoop on Kyoichi Ozaki's blog. Thanks JAN!




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This is the 3Rensho that is ridden by Shigeo (aka "Shiggy") in the vid. I asked him to send me some photos of it because I really wanted to get a better look at it. I gotta say, I was a little disappointed to find that he swapped those super-high risers for a more traditional pair. Those things were crazy, but somehow they looked just right on Shiggy's setup...



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NYC PREMIERE PHOTOS! Thanks to Jose, John, and Amanda.

Jose's photoset on Fatlace.com
John Prolly's photoset
Amanda's photoset

P.S. Tony is wearing board shorts.

Also a video from Luke Stiles, thanks!





Posted by tom - 2008-01-16 19:52:17

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Tokyo! Bootleg Sessions will be premiering in your city a mere four days from today! Our good friends at JAN Market are throwing down a big event on January 19th, so get into it!




Posted by burd - 2008-01-15 10:59:36

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Saw this at T-Rex, a photoset by Seattle Kyle of our boys Keo and Dustin repping sponsor Profile Racing. Good stuff!




Posted by burd - 2008-01-15 05:36:06

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Two more shops will be carrying copies of Bootleg Sessions very soon... Orange 20 Bikes in Los Angeles, and R.E.Load Bags in Seattle. Thanks guys!


Posted by burd - 2008-01-14 18:44:25

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The NYC Premiere of Bootleg Sessions took place last night following Bike Shorts. Our friend John Prolly posted some details on his blog, along with some killer multi-burst photos of a pre-show session here. Thanks John!

Hopefully we'll get some more details/photos from the event soon.



Posted by burd - 2008-01-14 06:26:46

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The Indianapolis premiere of Bootleg Sessions went down last night with great success. It was organized by local hero Shawn Wolf, hosted by the Alias Urban Art Gallery, and sponsored by Joe's Cycles. Check out some photos of the goings on here.




Posted by burd - 2008-01-13 10:44:08

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R.E.Load In Philly has just gotten in its shipment of Bootleg Sessions DVD's. So if you want a copy and live in Philly, check it out.

608 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215.922.2018
www.reloadbags.com


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Here's the flyer for the Indy event. If you live in or near Indy, you don't want to miss out on this!




Posted by burd - 2008-01-10 08:08:57

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Milwaukee people! Ben's Cycle is now carrying copies of Bootleg Sessions. Go get 'em before they're gone!


Posted by burd - 2008-01-10 06:36:26

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Flier # 2



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Our first review has been posted! The guys at Urban Velo Magazine checked out a copy of the DVD and had some very nice things to say. Check out the full article here.


Posted by burd - 2008-01-09 07:01:39

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Video! Short video from FDR Saturday night thanks to John Prolly.




Posted by tom - 2008-01-08 19:17:42

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We just received an email from Brian Fu, the man behind hkfixed.com (check out his excellent blog) informing us that he is opening a shop in Hong Kong called Rodafixa. If you happen to live in that region, I am jealous of you, because there's no doubt Brian's shop will be an amazing joint. And yes, he will have copies of Bootleg Sessions available.


Posted by burd - 2008-01-08 10:22:55

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In case you would like to grab a copy of Bootleg Sessions but you're not the sort to order things online, there are a few select shops who will be carrying copies on their shelves...

Trackstar - New York City
R.E.Load - Philadelphia
Super Champion - Vancouver
66 Fixed - St. Petersburg, FL
No Brakes - Atlanta
The House of Commons - Las Vegas
Brakeless Inc. - Montreal

We would encourage you to pick up your copy from one of these shops if you can. If they have their ear to the ground enough to have heard about a project like this, then they are definitely the type of place that deserves your support...


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John Prolly, Luke Stiles, Julie, and Anthony all came down from NYC this weekend for an FDR night session and some Sunday morning riding. Great times were had, thanks guys! More here.




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To celebrate the completion of the DVDs, we have put out a second trailer. Check it out!




Posted by burd - 2008-01-04 07:53:40

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The DVDs are DONE! We'll start shipping them out next week once we receive all of the packing materials. You can expect another trailer in the next couple of days as well. This is what you will be getting in your mailbox very soon if you have already ordered your copy...





If you haven't ordered one yet, get one here!


Posted by burd - 2008-01-03 16:35:16

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The World Premiere of Bootleg Sessions has been scheduled! It will take place at Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on January 13th as part of Bike Shorts 4. If you live in NYC, you must attend. The Philly crew will undoubtedly be there to represent, and where they go, action (and injury) will most likely follow.

Big thanks to Luke Stiles for hooking this up!




Posted by burd - 2008-01-02 17:05:30

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Back from vacation now, and back to work on what needs to be done to get the DVDs shipped when we get them in.

Happy New Year, everyone!


Posted by burd - 2007-12-31 17:25:40

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For the final weekend of the holidays we went up to York, Maine and stayed at the in-laws' vacation house. I keep a folding bike stashed there and the weather was unusually mild and sunny, so I finally got in a good long ride. Along the ocean no less. Needless to say I'm feeling a little better today...



Posted by burd - 2007-12-30 12:42:44

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I'm currently in the middle of a 12 day visit with my in-laws in Boston. I have no bike. I haven't ridden in over a week. I'm starting... to feel... a little... crazy...



OK, so it's not quite that bad, but still, it isn't good.


Posted by burd - 2007-12-27 19:30:40

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Happy holidays from Bootleg Sessions!

For Nolan, the official Bootlegs mascot, today is New Bike Day. He now has as many bikes as he has years (three). Here's hoping you are having a New Bike Day as well!

(Photo taken with a really crappy toy camera...)



Posted by burd - 2007-12-25 10:00:05

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We got the art proofs back from the replicators today. Most of the graphics will use a photo by J. Martinez of fatlace.com that really struck me as being symbolic of the attitude behind the Bootleg Sessions project.

Here's what the DVD face will look like...




Posted by burd - 2007-12-23 12:49:17

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Distro for Bootleg Sessions in Japan!

Daisuke of JAN Market in Tokyo has been kind enough to take care of distribution for us in Japan. He is planning a premiere/release party, more details on that soon. Thanks Daisuke, and thanks to our friend Kyoichi for helping us get this hooked up!


Posted by burd - 2007-12-20 09:33:03

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The DVD is DONE. I'm watching it right now as I type this. It is 100% ghetto goodness. Hopefully the materials will be sent out to the duplicators tomorrow, and everything should be returned to us in time to ship in early January.

Tom and I started talking about putting this project together in mid-August, and now, only 4 months later, it's finished. Thanks to everyone involved for working so hard!

Unfortunately some of the riders that we had hoped to include were unable to get their parts finished in time... Duncan, Kyle, Sean, we'll get you guys in volume 2, right?

In other news, you can check out some photos from special Japanese edition of Cadence Fast Friday here. There is also some info about the event on Kyoichi Ozaki's blog.




Posted by burd - 2007-12-17 06:33:10

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Well kids, the editing is done. After a long week holed up in the cutting room with nothing besides a box of stale goldfish crackers to eat and a french vanilla scented candle to battle the stink, everything is finished.

We're now going to take a week or so to watch the thing about 400 times a day to make sure everything looks reasonably good (again, we're not film school students!), and then it's off to the duplicators. Everything is on schedule, so stay tuned!


Posted by burd - 2007-12-14 07:40:32

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Bootleg Sessions in England/Europe!

We have just completed a distribution agreement for England and the rest of Europe through Fingerprint Distribution. This is a new organization and they're still working on their website, but they are now available to take pre-orders for Bootleg Sessions. So, if you're in their region and want to save on shipping costs, hit them up!



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Dustin Klein, Jason Maggied, and PJ, all who have parts in Bootleg Sessions, are heading over to Japan for the premier of David Rowe's Fast Fridays documentary at the Bicycle Film Festival in Tokyo this weekend. Sounds like it's going to be an amazing event. I'm sure we'll see tons of photos of what goes down on our friend Kyoichi Ozaki's blog.

Have a good flight guys!


Posted by burd - 2007-12-10 07:52:42

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FG poster boy Tom LaMarche is now featured on SAG Life's website. Here is what they have to say about him, run through some sort of online translator...

"Tom which I came across when ICHIGO went to U.S.A. alone. skill and style are owners of the ability to enter TOP 5 SAG CREW thinks even if I look at the world piste scene in a standard. His riding-style that is completely opposite to his cool expression is only the thing which is tricky so that piste motorcycle looks like BMX. The person who looked does not think, and honesty is not ordinary to the height of the bunny hop as a sigh is given...."

I have no idea what any of that means, but the last line is one of the most beautiful things I have ever read.




Posted by burd - 2007-12-07 11:38:02

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Editing, editing, editing...

Almost all of the tapes are in now, and I am currently up to my dome in editing. I received a ton of footage from Luke Stiles on Monday, and I have stayed up past 2 AM the past two evenings working on it. When you have to get up at 6:30 for work, this makes for a pretty short night.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining. The stuff I'm seeing is electric, and more importantly, it is easy to see just how much fun all of the riders have riding bikes together.

In my opinion, that's going to be the best thing about this project. It will make you want to find other people to ride with and hang out with. Sounds a little strange I know, but you'll understand what I mean once you've seen the final product!


Posted by burd - 2007-12-05 08:49:38

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SNOW SUNDAY!

Wilis, John Prolly, Luke, and Julie having a good time in NYC's first snowfall of the year. This is what its all about.

Video: John Prolly




Posted by tom - 2007-12-03 19:45:40

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Good news for those who live in the Southeast Asia region! We have just worked out a distribution arrangement with hkfixed.com that will make it easier (and cheaper) for you to get a copy of Bootleg Sessions. Hit up their website for info on placing a pre-order!


Posted by burd - 2007-12-02 06:46:17

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Another shop that will be stocking Bootleg Sessions is the legendary Trackstar in NYC. I'm sure most of you know everything there is to know about Trackstar, but just in case you don't check out their website here.



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There are a few killer shops in various cities that will be selling the Bootlegs DVD. One of these is Pedestrian in Philly. These guys have an outstanding lineup of clothing brands, including their own brand (modeled by Tom below), and loads of other stuff as well. If you happen to find yourself in Philly, you gotta check this place out!

Another shop that will be stocking Bootlegs is Super Champion in Vancouver. This is a relatively new shop, but holy crap does it look stunning. If you're looking for track bike gear in BC, this is definitely the place to go.

Thanks for the support, guys!




Posted by burd - 2007-11-30 07:34:16

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I was working through some of the pre-orders today when I realized that one of them was from Kyoichi Ozaki, a killer skateboarder who lives in Tokyo and the man behind one of my favorite blogs...

http://www.afromania.org/~k-ozaki/diary/

Kyoichi's blog has tons of great fixed gear info, and lots of other good stuff as well, so I sent him an email and asked him to write in English as well as Japanese so I can actually understand what it says. He agreed to do so when he could, which rules, so make sure you check it out!


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Bootleg Sessions on Fatlace!

J. Martinez from Fatlace went along with the Philly crew while they were filming last Sunday. He has put together an incredible photo blog of what went down, make sure you check it out!

Big thanks to the Fatlace crew!



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Pre-order page now up!

We received the DVD duplication details today and all of the numbers add up, so this project is officially a go. As such, we are now accepting pre-orders.

The first run will be limited and we're going to try to include some goodies with each purchase. If you want to make sure you get a copy of the DVD, the best thing to do is to go here.


Posted by burd - 2007-11-27 18:42:27

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The Bootleg Sessions trailer is here!




Posted by burd - 2007-11-25 06:20:41

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The tapes are flowing in now, and I am currently staying up late into the night locked in the editing room, which is awesome. The stuff I'm seeing is incredible. Expect an official Bootleg Sessions trailer in the next couple of weeks.

In other news, NYC's Luke Stiles has been doing some filming for us, so make sure you check out his other projects here, and his doc about NYC bike polo here. Thanks Luke!


Posted by burd - 2007-11-21 06:40:37

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Our friends at Profile posted a news item today about their new fixed gear flow team, which includes Tom, Dustin, Keo, and yours truly. Check it out here.

I can't even begin to say enough about the support that these guys are showing for our community... please return the favor and show them some love!




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So yesterday I picked up the latest issue of my favorite BMX magazine, Cream BMX Lifestyle, and as I was flipping through the pages, what did I see? A huge photo of our boy Dustin Klein riding fixed! The pic was part of an article about the Bicycle Film Festival in Paris, check this to see the full image. Nice job, Dustin! World famous!




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More Photos from the "Peel Sessions" thanks to J.Martinez of Fatlace: http://negativo.org/gallery/Peel%20Session/index.html Full write up of the night also on John Prolly's Blog: http://johnprolly.blogspot.com/ Thanks John & J for showing Philly a great time.



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The Peel Sessions comp went down in NYC last night. Tom/Tony/Wilis were in attendance, and I received a message from "dangermouse" that she won the female best trick event. Congrats!

Check some photos here and here.

Tony gettin' busy...



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The tapes are starting to come in from all over the country. Highlights from the Philly crew include harassing and then being attacked by drunken pedestrians, destroying public bridges, ninja shopping, and even some bike riding!


Posted by burd - 2007-11-14 20:41:05

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MORE! Another great video thanks to our boy Luke Stiles! Get Hyped!


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We all went up to NYC this Sunday to wrap up filming and ride with the NYC dudes. John Prolly put together a video to give you an idea of what went down. Thanks!


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I have already mentioned the fact that the world renowned BMX company FBM is building (beautiful) fixed gear frames now. Rumor has it that they may be kicking around the idea of building a frame specifically designed to withstand the stresses that people like us frequently put on our rides. Let's hope this turns out to be true!




Posted by burd - 2007-11-08 07:48:38

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Tom, Wilis, and Tony shot some footage at a local Philly skate park this weekend. Check out a killer photoset of the action here.




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At least a couple of the songs that will be found on the Bootleg Sessions DVD is going to come from bands on the Joyful Noise label. This is partly because they are pumping out some incredible stuff at the moment, and partly because I know the guy who runs the label and he has promised not to sue our asses for using their property. If you don't have much going on, take some time to browse their catalogue.


Posted by burd - 2007-11-04 13:03:36

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The Brooklyn Machine Works crew recently opened up one of the new Profile hubs and thoroughly examined its guts. Check out their blog to see what they found.


Posted by burd - 2007-11-02 08:39:38

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My Profile hubs have also arrived. I went with the classic silvers, which at the risk of sounding like a shill, are absolutely beautiful. Beautiful, and burly as hell. Burleautiful.




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Got my profiles in the mail today. Here are some pics. 36H front and rear.






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Word on the street is that Sean's part for the vid is being filmed by his friend Joe. Joe is also responsible for filming the Black Mags video for the Cool Kids. Awesome.




Posted by burd - 2007-10-27 18:13:42

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Tom LaMarche's profile has been added to the Riders Page on the Brooklyn Machine Works website. Our boy is quickly becoming the Ryan Sheckler of the fixed gear world!

(Just kidding, Tom.)


Posted by burd - 2007-10-26 08:35:28

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Profile Racing is on board! The long time manufacturer of superb BMX componentry has worked out a sponsorship agreement with both myself and Tom. We will be rocking their new fixed gear hubs and testing to see how much stress they can handle (prediction: tons).

Big, big ups to Profile for both supporting the fg community and for always wanting to make sure their parts are top notch. Check out these beauties!




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BMX companies are really starting to jump into the fixed gear market. SE Bikes has the Draft, the Lager, and the Premium Brew. Volume Bikes has the Cutter. And now FBM is coming out with the Sword. Nice looking bike, definitely my favorite one of the bunch thus far. Hopefully this trend continues, and hopefully these companies will support fixed gear riders in the same way they support BMX riders...



Posted by burd - 2007-10-24 07:28:14

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Rule #1 when making a bike vid... always take a camera with you everywhere you go. I was riding at Pan-Am Plaza today and Shawn Wolf showed up with some super-tech new stuff, but I couldn't record it because I had forgotten my camera. Then we got kicked out by a rent-a-cop. Not the best day. We'll get Shawn next time though...


Posted by burd - 2007-10-21 14:36:21

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New Ride: Brooklyn Machine Works, Gangsta Track Prototype



Posted by tom - 2007-10-19 10:24:33

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Filming at any cost: Tony gets busted by a Park Ranger! "Bicycle violation. Violator failed to yeild to oncoming traffic on bike path. Near Collision."

That, my friends, is dedication to the cause.



Posted by burd - 2007-10-17 06:29:32

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We are now taking video submissions for the Bootleg Sessions project. Go here for all of the details.

If you're motivated and have something to prove, don't miss out on this!


Posted by burd - 2007-10-15 08:03:48

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We have another new rider profile up on the site... Tony Fast. Check out this brakeless nose blunt at the Brooklyn Banks. Sick!




Posted by burd - 2007-10-12 04:34:10

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Brooklyn Machine Works has been added as a sponsor due to their support of both Tom LaMarche and Wilis Johnson. Check out their site, they have some amazing stuff.


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The Battle of the Brooklyn Banks went down this weekend and was a huge success. Our boy Tom LaMarche took the top prize on his brand spanking new Brooklyn Machine Works rig. Congrats, Tom! More photos here.



Posted by burd - 2007-10-09 11:29:04

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KEO's profile has been uploaded, so go check it out and learn more about the enigma that is KEO. He called me yesterday and let me know that he had destroyed yet another frame, his Zeus. For anyone who knows KEO, this is not surprising. The man is massive. He looks like he could be crushing quarterbacks in the NFL instead of track bikes, for real.


Posted by burd - 2007-10-04 09:39:16

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720 tire tap


Posted by tom - 2007-10-02 19:35:42

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NYC FREESTYLE COMP AT THE BROOKLYN BANKS BEFORE MASH SF PREMIER! >Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


Posted by tom - 2007-10-01 11:07:17

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We have two more riders who are planning to be involved in the Bootleg Sessions project... Matt from DC and Duncan from Vancouver. Profiles will hopefully be up soon...


Posted by burd - 2007-10-01 07:27:26

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Kyle's profile has been added to the site. I love that photo because I can't count how many times I've walked next to this wall along the edge of lake Michigan and thought about riding it. Kyle doesn't think about it, he just goes out and kills it.


Posted by burd - 2007-09-29 14:27:11

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I have become obsessed with grips lately. I tried a pair of Ourys because people talk so much about how great they are, but after two months of heavy use I had to cut them off. Hated them.

After some trial and error I went with some Odyssey Team Grips and a pair of Camacura stainless steel bar ends. Ahhh... my hands are in love...

More here.



Posted by burd - 2007-09-27 06:32:41

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I have been filming Shawn Wolf over the past couple of weeks at an incredible spot... Pan-Am Plaza in Indy. It is a field of smooth red bricks, flat as hell, with almost no pedestrians wandering around. For those familiar with Red Square in Seattle, this place is very similar. Check it...



Posted by burd - 2007-09-25 13:49:43

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Well, the webpage for this project is now up and running. Obviously. As of right now, we have 9 riders on the docket for this thing. Hopefully that's the number we end up with. Rider pages are done for Tom, Wilis, Burd, and Sean. The rest should be finished sometime soon. Onward and upward...


Posted by burd - 2007-09-25 13:19:13

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