Last nights ride was slightly longer and way faster than last Weeks. Nine people showed up including a new face (Yo Jamie!). We headed to Newburn making a stop at the Keelman pub (Spotted the hilarious guy who sang that shit Journey song on X-Factor last week too… Bonus!)
It got dark real fast and we braved the sketchy paths in almost complete darkness before arriving in Wylam. After a couple of hill climbs we reached the top and began our decent through Crawcrook, Blaydon and along the Quayside back to the Tynebar for a victory pint.
Highlights included Liam throwing up along the way, the downhill into Blaydon (That road is so fun/fast) … And the X-Factor guy too (OBV’Z!)
On Sunday, death track (minus Lucas and ASAP) took a trip down to Leeds for the launch of Restraps new product range. As you may know, Restrap has been making and selling bespoke cycling products over the past few years, famous for their foot straps using ONLY recycled material. Not just that, but Restrap has been the hub for fixed gear culture in Yorkshire region.
Nathan has put a lot of thought and effort into this new line of gear. This release sees the restrap team kit, 5 & 6 panel hats (propa waxxa streetwear) as well as t-shirts. I treated myself to a six panel and a bottle holder for carrying your fixie juice.
Tim, John and Sam (all crunk).
On top of the launch they had an alleycat with a twist:
-Random teams of 3
-One person from each team to go to a checkpoint and receive a number
-Once all of the team get back to restrap HQ they use their numbers from the checkpoints to open a box with a lock combination. Inside that lies a lovely BMX inner tube, first team to blow it up WINS.
Who doesn’t like a custom painted bike? Our good friend Jonny, aka “Big Blonde” recently painted his Track Champion pink and it looks great.
Details are being kept quiet for now but the next event will be the Takeaway Time Trial on the 15th of September. Should be a good one, I heard free pizza for the winner!
Last Wednesday 8 of us rode Hadrians Way cycle route down river to the coast. Only managed to snap a few photos but it was good ride and im looking forward to next week. Think were going to head up Wylam/Corbridge way on Wednesday (29th) so if you’re game we’ll see you at the Tyne Bar at 7pm.
As there is not enough riding going on, we are starting a weekly ride night.
Check out the awesome flyer, spread it about, and come ride.
Wednesdays, 7pm, The Tyne Bar.
Me and Fee made a video last week, here it is. It is being released today as it’s his birthday, so watch the trailer, and come along to the birthday race on Saturday.