Monster Track 8 review
I have been hanging with Shino and Hal from Tokoyo who have come to NYC for the week to hang out and race Monster Track.
Shino, otherwise know as Hirouki Shinozuka, is the fixie king at the 14th annual messenger world championships in Sydney. Shino won the overall race for best time on a track bike and he came in second in the skids.
The fixed gear, messenger trend is blowing up in Tokoyo...check out Vise magazines fashion guide...with the trends in Japan include hoodies, messenger bags and track bikes...
Hal, whos hanging with us works in at carnival bike shop in Tokoyo and worked on this hot video of track bike skills, coming out soon on DVD.
So here is a quick review of what is going on this weekend around NYC's most revered fixed gear only alleycat.
Friday the 16th, 6pm-9pm Book release party for Amy Bolger's new photo book on eight years of Alleycats, Illustrations by Greg Ugalde. Party is at Grand Central Bar, 659 Grand St. between Lenord and Manhattan in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
Gold Sprints, part of an ongoing series at Lulu's Bar in Greenpoint (Now called Lost and Found Bar) 113 Greenpoint Ave, corner of Franklin. This is also the sight of pre-registration, where more checkpoints will be announced. 9-till late...
Alex and Bill Dozers band Atakke, is also playing at 10:00pm around the corner from the goldsprints... Tommy's Tavern 1041 Manhattan Ave. @ Freeman
Saturday 17th, Registration starts for Monster Track at the big narrow park on Houston and Chrystie street in Manhattan-Sara Roosevelt Park. 2:00pm...race starts around 3:00pm
Sunday 18th, track bike tricks, skids and bike polo hosted by King Kog bike shop and 4916. Noon at Lost and Found Bar (Same place as Goldsprints and pre-registration)