Archive for October 2009
Whilst in Japan we got to hang out with these guys…
Just saw this on Grace’s blog
More than epic…
Massan Fluker. I’ve known for a few years, we became instant friends. My Brother. My friend. For life. He has the most control I’ve ever seen someone have on a bike. He’s strong. He’s got your back. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t really have done this. If i was a boy I’d have his voice (and style on a bike!).
Kyle Demers. I’ve know for equally as long. We didn’t become immediate friends! I mistook his shyness for rudeness, we got over that though and are BFF’s now. He’s the backbone. That dude you can rely on. Cool and composed. Honest and loyal. I speak to kyle everyday. I can be myself, goofy! Fast and consistent on a bike. If I was a boy I’d have Kyle’s eyes.
Andy Ellis! I love Andy. Mr. Fixed Gear London! One of the only people trying to kick shit off in London finally! FUCKING stronger than I ever knew on a bike, was always in the front 2. If i was a boy I’d have his drive.
SUPERTED. Best person I know that rides bikes, hands down. Alcoholic. Eats Shit. Never stops. Falls asleep everywhere. Funniest person you’ll meet. You just don’t know what you are going to get with Ted, he’s like a constant surprise. If i was a boy I’d take it all!
Ryan Giese. Geezer. He should be British! He has our humour! Like Massan you’ll just enjoy watching Ryan ride, it’s all so natural and effortless. Ryan was at the front of the pack the whole, it was no big deal for him. If I was a boy I’d have his style.
Hal Takaharu. Soo polite and traditional. But a beast on the flip side, beers at every stop and parties hard!! Riding for him is easy and he was the fastest of the group. Had the most stamina. He played reggae the whole time and wore his SAG bag for the fun of it. If i was a boy I’d have his Stamina.
Steve Nishimoto. A man of few words, but when he talks everyone listens. He just glides on a bike. Smooth and focused. If i was a boy I’d have his grace.
Jupiter Desphy. Jups loves America! He loves his bike and he loves riding. Doesn’t drink and is always smiling! One of the only guys to ride a road bike on the trip. It didn’t faze him. If i was a boy I’d have his focus.
Hime Herbert you will either love or hate, he is a bit like Larry David. I love him! He was like the coach on the trip. He’s that dude that will lighten every situation and boost boost morale. He sacrificed riding the trip so he could help us rive the van, what a gent. If i was a boy i’d have his dirty mouth!
Henrik Kuerschner. The Hero. One of the kindest guys you will meet. He overcame the most on the trip. There points i thought he wouldn’t make it to the end. He was throwing up. Getting left in the back, but he knew what he came to do and he did it. I have the most respect for yyou Henrik. If i was a boy I’d have his heart.
Love you guys xx
Posted by Amazing Grace at 22:58
‘London to Paris’, directed by Grace Ladoja, documents 10 riders from all over the world making the track bike journey from London to Paris to meet Lance Armstrong as the Tour De France 2009 comes to a close. Made in association with Nike Sportswear’s CTRS project, the film’s NYC premiere is set for late October 2009…for stages09.com
About the shoe/ Nike
“Eight hand-picked bicycle riders from around the world came together this Summer for one cause: LIVESTRONG. Each cyclist created their own version of the Nike Air Zoom Tiempo, a footwear style based off of the popular soccer shoe, but newly adapted specifically for city cycling. Bonding over color swatches and carbon frames, seven of the eight guys took on their own challenge, a journey across the European countryside on fixed gear bikes. The crew rode from London to Paris to attend the STAGES art show with Lance on June 26th, where just a few hours earlier he completed the last stage of the Tour de France.
London to Paris, 220 miles, 3 days, fixed gear bikes…What’s the worst that could happen?”