Archive for March, 2011

Working it

Monday, March 28th, 2011


John predicted correctly that Dan’s new bike would end up on the street. Here’s a photo he sent me from day one on the street.

Head over to Dan’s Tumblr for more pictures from the Red Hook Crit.

Empire at the Red Hook Crit 4

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

The Red Hook Crit has become sort of a big deal in four years thanks to Dave Trimble’s amazing work getting sponsors and negotiating with the local community surrounding the race course.

The first year Kacey Manderfield, a national champ won. This year she got 7th. The second year, Neil Bezdek won. Then he got a pro ride. This year he finished second, after a being invited back to race pro for another year. Last year and this year Dan Chabanov won.

The race started fast, with the first selection forming a group of about 15 riders by the 3rd lap. A few more laps in, the eventual podium-holders Dan, Neil and Al opened up a gap. Nate Trimble, Dave Trimble’s younger brother bridged up. The chase group almost closed the gap, but strong attacks within the group ended the bridging attempt. Chas and Gerry rode strong at the front, along with JT.

Dan made a strong move going into the last hair pin turn, and avoided getting nipped at the line by Neil.

Race Results:

01. Daniel Chabanov
02. Neil Bezdek
03. Alexander Barouh
04. Nathan Trimble +3 sec
05. Gerald Adasavage +36 sec
06. John Kniesly +36 sec
07. Kacey Manderfield +36 sec
08. Chas Christiansen +36 sec
09. John Taki Theodoracopulos +36 sec
10. Eric Robertson +36 sec

The internet has a ton of pictures. Here’s the first complete set I’ve seen.

Four Horsemen

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Crihs ran another Four Horsemen race with Ken. The final work was screened at Bike Shorts on four screens at Nike Stadium NYC.

This a great project, and it was get to see Chris do a second version of it. It almost won Bike Shorts, but Hiromi killed it with another Boda Boda short.

Here are some pics from the start at 110th and Fifth.

Here’s the original Four Horsemen video.


The Four Horsemen from Luke Stiles on Vimeo.

Cover time

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Doug and Crihs had a man date to get an image for the back the DVD cover. If you don’t count JT, they had more trouble with the cops in one day than we did shooting all the video.

Follow Crihs on Twitter to get his cell phone’s view of NYC.

Empire awakes

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

After a long, snowy winter and a year of screenings with the Bicycle Film Festival, we’re almost done. All that’s left is to finalize some DVD menus and cover design and you’ll be able to buy this dang thing.

Look for more frequent updates on the blog. Here’s a video of Empire riders JT and Yatika skitching across the Williamsburg Bridge to tide you over.