the YEAR of the MOUNTAIN from Fixed Realities on Vimeo.
We ride our single speed bikes as high into the mountains as possible. With each pedal stroke, we leave our problems behind as we are greeted with the most excruciating pain, a wanting to give up. Once we reach the top, calmness sinks in and the mind and heart is set at peace. It’s not until the descent that we realize what we have lost as we rapidly head back into reality.
This video is dedicated to my friend Xiao Yu who recently passed away in a horrific accident (non-bike related). He was too young and had not even lived life yet. He was a bike messenger with the company Prodorapid before moving on to Skunk Messenger. He had a love for riding bikes and was one of the first people in Taiwan to push me as a rider. We will miss you. Rest in peace.
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.
The activity “Critical Mass” this time in Taiwan was very successful,thanks Liu Wen Cheng of taking many pictures ,and Critical corks.
9/22 at 4pm Taipei:華山公園 Taichung:勤美綠園道 Tainan:新光三越西門店
CRITICAL MASS TAIWAN
2013 APRIL 20th
Tappei:中山堂Taipei Zhongshan Hall, No .98 Yenping S. Rd .Taipei .Taiwan