MASH. I don’t really know what to say about that crew. I call them a crew because that’s what they are. Yes they are a team but more than that they are a bunch of friends hanging out and having fun. That to me is far more crew-ish than team-ish.
Whatever you want to call them, they are literally the reason I ride by bicycle. I remember first watching the MASH video years ago with my friends and my reality of what can happen on a bike instantly changing. It reminded me of the early 90′s skate videos, just raw and passionate.
In Feb 2009 the dudes at MASH decided to get on their fixed gear bikes and go ride the Tour De California which is completely insane. They then had a presentation of it at an art gallery in LA which I went to 4 or 5 times. They were showing what they took with them, the jerseys, the bikes, really nothing that was too far beyond what I ride today but for some reason I felt like I was looking at some sort of sacred artifacts. For me, that’s what they were. When people like the dudes involved in that ride push the boundaries of what can be done far past what should be done into the world of “can it be done?” there is something super-inspirational and sacred to that. That’s why I wear their jerseys.
Im getting all sentimental and I need to go ride my bike now so please enjoy….