31 photos #2 RHC BK 2015 May 1, 2015 Categories: Redhook Crit 0 Comment Last year I bought a roll of expired film in Columbia and a week later shot all of it in 36 hours, documenting the infamous wet and wild RHC BK 2014. This year my good friend Wilis of Deluxe Cycles gave me a T4 to “try out” upon my arrival to NY for RHC BK 2015, it came loaded with a roll of Portra 400. Here is RHC BK 2015 in 31 photos. Just like last year in, chronological order. RHC BK 2015 was so rad!! The new course was more technical, pushing riders to the limit as we squeezed through two new narrow chicanes. The Athlete area was also on point, arriving to your designated stall to find a case of water, bike rack and rollers was a nice touch. The racing was fast and loose from the start, we averaged something like 30 MPH during the race. I felt OK, ready but not all that hyped, very mellow. Then we started, and I felt the fire, I chased down almost every attack, put my face in the wind, yelled, screamed, pushed, I was FEELING IT, in a way I had not since Milan 2012. I my head I said “just push as hard as you can until you crack, fuck it” But I didn’t crack, even after a 4 lap flyer with Zach from Heavy Pedal (thanks for going with me dude!!) with 10 to go I felt great. Slotted back into the lead pack with 5 to go and recovered, this was gonna be my race!!! Then an Iride rider sitting 2nd wheel slide out in the last turn with 2 laps to go. I tried to wiggle out, but myself and 5 others smashed into the rail at 30 MPH. First off sorry to the people I hit, I heard tell of a black eye! Second, thank you to Crihs Thorman, all I head as I dug my way out of the pile up was him yelling “GET UP GET UP YOU CAN FINSIH THIS!!!” So I did, with bars askew I hopped back on my bike and finished the last 2 laps, never getting caught by the chase group. Crashing is bike racing, such is the life we lead. I think I could have been up there had I survived till the last lap. Surprise!! I made it up on the podium anyways! Top Antagonist award! A fancy new doorstop for the shop and some cash for the after party! Stoked! A huge thanks to Wilis – my dude Dylan- my teammate, there’s always London dude! Dave- the man with the plan Crihs/JT – my favorite scumbags Erica/Marc – radio road forever MASH – for the drive Everyone else, especially that person who caught me like a baby as I flew into the barriers!