Monday, October 29, 2012

Stay Strapp'd: MTS Mudflap V.2

I've been running these custom RATPACK red MTS Mudflap V.2 straps by Burro for about 2 weeks now and I have to say, they are the absolute truth. In the past I've ran a variety of straps from different companies but nothing has come close to these. The new V.2's feature a lightweight design that provides an unmatched highly responsive feeling and a secure fit that won't let you down. MTS, as always, brings true innovation and design to another one of his signature products. Support a rider and brand that have been pushing it since the beginning and pick yours up today.
I really love how vibrant the blood red is against the shy sand yellow. RATPACK

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


These two pictures are a couple of my favorites from hanging out in Puerto Rico for Fijate2012. Above is myself, my VX, and Tony Foresta (lead singer of Richmond, Virginia thrash metal band Municipal Waste). The Waste just happened to be playing a show in San Juan and wound up at our designated spot / second home, El Local, after. Below is a group snap I snagged off the Wheeltalk blog. It really portrays the loose family vibes of the wild trip. RATPACK

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sadio Snap

Aidan Curry has been taking it to the edge and back lately and his bike is feeling the abuse. This time his Sadio 420 bars felt the beating and gave out at the weld. I'm stoked to see what bars he ends up with next, with so many great designs out it's going to be a tough decision. RATPACK

Sunday, October 14, 2012


cruiser set up via Elite Boardshop
While in PR for Fijate2012 I snagged a few shots via instagram. For more follow @lucasbockelmann or look for #fijate2012. Stay peeled for the exclusive RATPACK/Grime Bike Fijate2012 web edit dropping soon.
 San Juan, Puerto Rico
 Devo before the riot
 Mike T. Schmitt aka Tony Montana
5 P.M. breakfast
 bust-a-move, Grime edition
 proper pile, rental beach cruiser included
 street dog
 MTS chopper spin
 Montana tall boy w/ GOODFOOD cosy
 Wonka's world
 Animal style. Lock Foot Posi
 alley kat announcements 
 Anthony Combs; professional dino wrangler
Grime stuck to literal grime
warm waters

Monday, October 8, 2012

Balhogs with the Fuego

Saw this a few days and found myself watching it over and over, The Balhogs really bring the heat in this one! Check out Sam, Colin, Sean, Tom, and Torey shredding this D.I.Y. Baltimore park. Colin is no question one of the most innovative and creative riders out there, who else can run a rear break and not only get away with it but make it look good?
If you're not already following @Balhogs on instagram you're fuckin up. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

RATPACK in Puerto Rico

(Ted, Ed LaForte, Mike Schmitt, Devon Lawson, Lucas Bockelmann, Anthony Combs, Christian Hamrick, Matt Reyes, Jason Clary)
Words can not explain how beautiful and fun Puerto Rico was.  It was without a doubt a trip I will never forget. Huge thanks to the Grime Bikes fam for letting me crash and to PRfixed for putting on such a great event! I can't wait for next year's Fijate event. Shout outs to LOCKFOOT, GOODFOOD,  Ciclo Canibal, and Bicijangueo. Stay peeled for a RATPACK edit covering the trip and event droppin' soon.
(6:40 A.M. San Juan Sunrise)