SKUNK Hualien to Tainan Day 3 (Taitung to Kenting)
Rob was at the most beautiful place in Taiwan.
There is a huge fixed gear scene within Taipei City. Whether it be mashing through the streets or ascending the nearby mountains there are lots of roads out there for one to discover. There tends to be a distinction between city riders and those who ride in the mountains, so I decided to make a video showing that both types of riders are “hardcore” in their own ways.
The video consists of some footage from the Breakyrbones alleycat race and some rides in the surrounding mountains outside of Taipei City.
He Yu Ze (何宇澤) of Skunk won King of Zhongshe! He Yu Ze has put so much effort into riding and has become a phenomenal rider. We are all so happy that he won because you can tell by watching the video how passionate he is about riding.
A little bit about Zhongshe
Zhongshe is a mountain that is right outside of Taipei city. Everyday many cyclist go to Zhongshe because of its great location and its considered one of the first mountains everyone must learn how to ride. After the fixed gear craze began, nabiis began hosting a weekly climb to get people more interested in difficult rides. Over time, the mountain became a symbol to cyclists. In order to progress as a cyclist, you must conquer Zhongshe. However, conquering Zhongshe does not mean just riding to the top and back because anyone can do that. What one must do is challenge themselves to get better at riding the mountain every time they go there.
We left our blood and sweat on the race track, and the Alley Cat Race has always been a part of us. If you’ve been involved with the fixie scene long enough, you should know us by now. SKuNK was established in 2009, and we are still here not because of the spotlight most people crave, not because of any act before the camera, and mostly importantly, not because of the noise made on social network. Our passion for cycling is solely what we need; we don’t need professional graded ultra-lightweight gears. Riding makes us happy and healthy, we can ride forever.
Remember not to listen to music while riding because it is dangerous.
Remember not to wear any extra clothing, because it is unnecessary.
Remember to install front brakes because of safety.
We’re proud to introduce our third generation SKuNK riding suit. We hope you will feel confident just like us when putting on one of these beauties. Passion and focus are all we need to keep riding!
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Neil Brill, Thomas MacLeod / 2012 / 加拿大 / 94分 / 英語發音 / 中文字幕
本片記錄了一群溫哥華超級硬派的Fixed gear固定齒輪單車快遞員們三年來的生活。本片讓我們有難得的機會，親炙這少數人才能享受的生活方式。他們對於我們習以為常的道路又愛又恨，影片中呈現了「週五單車馬球夜」與「野貓競速」的混亂場面、不停開趴的生活方式、與此種工作相伴而來的貧窮，因抱持著「活在當下」的哲學，而帶來生活上種種不可避免的困境 -而他們願意承受這一切
Murder of Couriers
Neil Brill, Thomas MacLeod / 2012 / Canada / 94min / English / Chinese subtitles
Toronto, Sheffield, Edmonton, Calgary and other International Film Festivals
“This feature length film was made by couriers, about couriers, for a wide general audience”
Murder of Couriers documents the lives of a group of bike messengers in Vancouver over a three-year span, focusing on a hard-core crew of fixed gear riders. The film offers the chance to experience a lifestyle that not many get the privilege to enjoy: the love and hatred for the roads we live on, the chaos of Friday night bike polo and alley-cat races, the party lifestyle, the poverty associated with the job, the inevitable pitfalls that come with living in the moment – and the individuals who endure it all.
知名的英倫車鞋子品牌QuocPham，此次QuocPham 遠渡重洋，從英國到台北， 招集台灣單速車車隊朋友，一起感受此單速車的獨特魅力，QuocPham將與Urban Nomad Film Festival城市遊牧影展策劃活動，將在5/16日晚間10:20時至12:00將會在西門町樂聲戲院盛大展開，屆時將播放由溫哥華當地的單車快遞所監製的紀錄片”Murder of Couriers”《玩命單車快遞幫》。