Saturday, 25 February 2012

Bicycles of Brighton

I've been wanting to get a project bike for ages, and after a couple of rad bike rides on my crusty old mountain bike, and inspired by seeing my sister's beautiful single speed again, I finally bought myself a vintage Viscount 5 speed racing bike :D I reckon it's from around the early 1970's and it appears to have mostly original parts, but on a straight, smooth road it flies as fast as a fucking proton beam round the Large Hadron Collider. Too much fun! It's become a mild obsession and I've been perving over all the old bikes I've been seeing round Brighton.

My new toy!

DIY basket

Sharkbite shopper

Amazing glue gun DIY eagle badge

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Barcelona... Round 4!

There's not much left to be said about Barcelona. Like a trusty village bike, she's accommodated almost every skateboarder I know, and many more that I don't. She's been in all the magazines, all the skate tours. Yeah, she's cheap and easy, drunk and a bit smelly, and I can't help but wonder if she was abused as a child. But though I'd probably never commit my life to her, and I'd think twice before introducing her to me mam, I can't help going back from time to time for another go. She's as beautiful as ever, and I know it's guaranteed to be fun. She'll always hold a special place in my heart. At the end of last summer, she once again welcomed me back with open arms, cheap beer, sunny blue skies, and like always, plenty of skateboarding.

And if you haven't yet seen the video, you can catch it here


View from the apartment (avec luker)

Looking down



Pas - Frontside 180

The Don having a hairsnip on the balcony

Pas - Front Blunt

Pas - Likes apples in bags, hates filming bails


Junk shop

Ryan, Jack and Jack looking at meat

Tired Pas

Street market

My Spanish is a little rusty, but I'm pretty sure this guy was flirting with a woman hanging her washing out of a third floor balcony. I think he was trying to get her to come out and play!

Nick - Frontside Boardslide



*** Technical Note - don't forget to check that your point-and-shoot camera is in RAW mode before going on holiday. Colour correcting auto white balanced jpgs in Photoshop is not fun. ***