GS-Off Bike Activity

Sep 22 2016

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Cop Check

Sep 22 2016

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“Nothing going into 1835 rn obviously.”

Drew

Pad Dept.

Sep 22 2016

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D Lord

Book Launch at Red Lantern Bikeshop in Brooklyn-Tonight

Sep 22 2016

“Figured I’d reach out about a book launch from a writer (Jon Day) that writes for the magazine I work for (n+1) about being a messenger in London in the early aughts.”

-Cosme
Facebook Event

EXCERPT

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“Here’s a picture of the book.”

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“And here’s some pictures of the dude’s old work bike and him showing it to his kid hanging in a weird British design museum, lol.”

I like that that bottom picture. Try telling your kid about your work bike. They don’t care.
“There’s Daddy’s bike! I rode that thing everywhere!”
“Ok old man great.”

**Hey wanna know some shit? D Lord was the first messenger to work on a track bike in London.

Germantown Bike Club

Sep 21 2016

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Kids. Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 Fern Hill Park 19144

Pages.

Sep 21 2016

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Shout Outs page from the out of print LL book.

Wednesday Selecter

Sep 21 2016

Letters.

Sep 21 2016

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“Probably the least LL LL reader ever?? Idk I dont own any campy or a track bike or any messenger experience. But thus blog got me saying “bruv” and validating/informing my opinions about cycling and the fucky world we live in. so cheers 4 that. Basically i wanna grip a hat when u make em, to go with my paper shrines. GS landlords is important as shit keep it up ”

Bruv There is no LL reader type.

Ok maybe that’s not true, there’s a lot of different types. We have a diverse readership that pulls from many scenes.

In the end if you’re reading this and you get it and are down with it we want you here.


Visual Prasadam

At the heart Landlords is just a bike blog.

Landlords is not a “bike messenger” blog.

Landlords is not a “Campy Only” blog.

Landlords is not an “Urban Cycling” blog.

Landlords is not a “track bike” blog

Landlords is not a “MTB” blog

Landlords is not a “CX” blog

Landlords is not an “adventure” blog

Landlords is not a “road bike” blog

Landlords is not an “art” blog.

Landlords is not a “framebuilder” blog

Landlords is not a “fashion” blog

Landlords is not a “lugged steel only” blog

Landlords is not a “collector” blog

Landlords is not a “bike shop employee” blog

Landlords is not a “pro racing” blog

Landlords is not a “graffiti” blog

Landlords is not a “vintage bicycle” blog

Landlords is not a “touring” blog

Landlords is not an “advertisement” blog

Landlords is not a “how-to” blog

Landlords is not a “funsport” blog

Landlords is not a “radsport” blog

Landlords is not a “hardcore” blog

Landlords is not a “reggae” blog

Landlords is not an “EBay” blog.

Landlords is not a “punk” blog

Landlords is not a “rap” blog

Landlords is not a “snob” blog

Landlords is not a “political” blog

Landlords is not a “self help” blog.

Landlords is not a “music” blog

Landlords is not a “history” blog

Landlords is not a “style guide” blog

Landlords is not a “sports” blog

Landlords is not an “addiction” blog

Landlords is not a “Philly” blog

Landlords is not a “New York” blog

Landlords is not an “SF” blog

But it is all of those things put together.

Landlords is always changing. It depends on the weather, it depends on the atmosphere. There is no direction except forward.

We ride forward on the eternal current-the path we follow until we’re dust.

It’s a never ending shrine to the Cycling Gods. It’s our tribute to all that came before us. It’s visual prasadam.

You can use it, you can love it, you can hate it, you can be part of it or you can be an observer.

You can not ignore us.


We Break Molds.

I don’t even know what Bike Culture really is now. Even the concept of a sub-culture revolving around bikes is new. It’s changed so much. Some of it seems ridiculous, some of it seems awesome. Old ways are challenged, new ways are born. Adaptation is approved.

This is a document about the last 40 years. This is a blog about tomorrow. This is a blog about being yourself when everyone wants you to be someone or something else. This is a blog about fighting mediocrity. This is a blog for the youth as well as for the survivors.

This is a blog about believing in yourself and having the confidence to keep it moving. It’s a blog for pushing yourself. It’s a blog about staying alive. It’s a blog about honesty.

This is a blog about Global Unity. This is a blog about celebrating diversity in cycling. This is a blog against classism, racism, sexism and homophobia. This is a blog for the cyclists of earth.

All Pedals/No Brakes

…I read a cycling book a long time ago, it started out saying if you do not want to improve you will quit .

If there is no progress and there is no goal there is no motivation. If you think you’re the fastest or the best you will quit.

Undeserved self-satisfaction leads to complacency and depression.

This blog is fuel for you. The GS is a team for you.

We have our own Culture, it’s shocking to some, it’s just Landlords to us.

It’s not an exclusionary thing. It’s just our thing.

There’s an open invite, you just have to believe in it.

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crass commercialism:Details on caps soon.

note: fat bikes suck. no fat bike rides in the GS please. haha. I mean we have to have some standards. 😉 And one of those standards is :

fat bikes are for nerds.

not to be snobby or anything but give me a break. keep those toy things out of the cities.

Interested in where to start? As of today there are 415 pages on the blog.
Start from the 2010 and move forward.

Just another thought about all of this: about the graffiti and hardcore music and track bikes and Straight Edge and bike messengers and being veg(etari)an and skateboarding

I do not want to give anyone the impression that at any point in time there was a lot of people into this stuff collectively. I couldn’t put a number on it in the mid late 1990’s. Under 10 total from every city in the US. Every time you subtract one of those elements the number grows.

When I write about this stuff I’m writing about my experience and the things I witnessed or participated in. So what you get is an East Coast United States centered perspective.

I’ve stated before but I want to make it clear in case you missed this:

New York and San Francisco were the two cities with the biggest, most advanced and most influential courier cultures. Racing, style, scene. Everyone else learned from them.

Also one other SF note:

In the mid to late 90’s Josh L from SF was far ahead of everyone in terms of knowledge, collecting and hustling of Italian Steel track bikes. His style influenced so many people. Including LL.

GS in Action

Sep 21 2016

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Bill A in SC
WeldonWeaver.com

35 D R/50 Campag

Sep 20 2016

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on someone’s ebay listing starts at 15K.

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