Cycling is my lifestyle. One summer, around 4 years ago my friends and I made our first fixed gear bikes and started joy-riding the town. Back then, it was all new, there were only a few fixie riders in Riga… and then Red Bull brought the Mini Drome to Estonia…We decided to go and check it out, but got no further than super fun road trip... For me it worked as a kick in the ass, i understood that i can do it, just have to work for it a bit. Then came Poland, 1st place, Glasgow 1st place and the record and so on... So far i have participated in twelve events and gained nine victories.
It’s always fun to try out something different apart from minidromes, like Rad Race in Berlin or Hill Chasers in Edinburgh and of course the Red Hook Criterium races, plus the local velo events organized by Tru Fix Kru.
Tru Fix Kru is my team, my crew and my second family (www.trufixkru.com). We founded it in 2011 when we (my fellow crew members and friends - Ingemars and Arturs) started riding, we soon discovered a strange urge to make everyone know that it’s us out in the streets, so we decided that we need a name and some recognition mark for our crew. The rest happened in a snap. Arturs came up with a catchy word combination TRU FIX KRU, a friend of ours - tatoo artist Janis drew us a logo, we made our first stickers and spent our summer nights riding and tagging the city :)
Now it has developed into a prosperous business and velo union that encourages young people to get on their bikes (any bike, not only fixies), take part in this culture and enjoy it.
Photo credit - Arturs Pavlovs (http://pavloveart.squarespace.com/)