Take a fixed-gear bike, mount it on a roller with zero resistance, and get fools to pay you $5 to sprint their hardest for 20 seconds to qualify (or not in my case). Add crowd and liberal alcohol, and a jeering MC an you’ve got my fairly badass evening.

More pics, including my own epic fail.

6 replies
  1. Mase
    Mase says:

    I competed in Coldsprints this past weekend in Minneapolis as I was up there for my brother’s birthday; he made it to the semi’s out of 40+ qualifiers, I did not (though our 500m grudge match he won by a scant 14 ft.). As I live in Houston, wanted to make the Austin event but mid-week just did not lend itself.

    20 seconds all-out is a lot harder than i thought it would be.

    Did a lot of folk compete in Austin?

    • wadeferd
      wadeferd says:

      Pretty good turn out actually. With SXSW going there was some overlap – it was pretty damn fun. And you’re right 20 seconds is a lot harder than it looks.

  2. brian
    brian says:

    looking a the picks …I shat myself with the face your making like your giving bith upside down….I can’t beleive hat you didn’t qualify with chacos on or wait…are the clip in chacos?

  3. john
    john says:

    Ha ha ha! Awesome! The chacos were a good choice. Looks like you guys had a great turnout. So that more people could watch you give birth on stage…

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