Shortly after moving to Los Angeles I met Steven Nereo. That’s a funny story, but I’ll let him tell it. Back in 2006, in between riding our bikes around LA, pounding beers at the Little Joy and trolling the Singlespeed & Fixed Gear thread on Bike Forums, Steven and I realized there wasn’t a blog dedicated to track bike culture. So, we took it upon ourselves to capture that culture. To do so we drank more beers, worked on our bikes in Steven’s basement and eventually he came up with a little something that looked like this…
From the original look, to the name, this site has always had a playful spirit and Steven is largely to thank for that. Since helping me to start Tracko in 2006 Steven has been busy working on many other notable projects. He composes music, shoots pictures, published a few books, and offers up his whimsical writing via Single Ape, The Straight Nope and The Huffington Post… to name just a few. And now you can see a little bit of everything Steven does, including his illustrations at his show “Paper Friends” at the Rapha Cycle Club in San Francisco. The show opens tonight at 7pm. Don’t miss it!
Since my site was down, I figured I’d head to Tejas for a little bit of Bar B Q and Metal! Hopefully you’ve been paying attention to Mr. Prolly’s site while I was away, all kinds of great stuff came from the trip.
Check out the:
#jahblessed Santa Cruz Stigmata…HERE!
Crossin’ Town photo set…HERE!
Naturesaurus Rex photo set…HERE!
Thanks again for the awesome time John! I need more Yellow Jacket Social Club in my life.
I wrapped a some Ritchey Classics in some 5 year old leather Toshi tape today. This tape was originally on a Kinfolk build I did at Orange 20 bicycles. The bike was eventually parted out and the frame and fork was sent to Chari & Co in NYC. This tape is all I have left. Wonder who has the bike now?