in downtown Portland.
(Photo © Alex Milan Tracy)
If you think urban fixed-gear riding was just some fad that has been played out, you couldn’t be more wrong. In cities all over America, urban fixed gear riding has gone from a death-defying, extreme sport dominated by messengers, to a more established discipline with organized events, races, and big-time sponsorships. And Los Angeles resident Sean Martin is one its stars.
Martin, 33, is captain of the CBNC Cycling Team and a charismatic and talented blogger who’s taking track bikes to a whole new level. His big break came last year when he was featured in Fixation, a documentary about the world of fixed gear cycling.
Martin stopped in at the Chrome Bags store in downtown Portland yesterday en route to the North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) being held in Seattle this weekend. We sent photojournalist Alex Milan Tracy out to meet Martin. Watch the video below for a look at one of urban cycling’s rising stars…
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