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MASH PREMIERE PARIS – REPORT

4 octobre 2015

SURPRISE ! Chas and Dylan from Mash came to Paris after London and before heading to Berlin. M. Frédéric Agostini managed to organise a movie projection at the Wanderlust.

Therefore Drop It organized an alleycat for our TCB Californian friends from San Francisco . Chas and Fugeo are partners in crime since longtime ago, like brother from another mother. mash-paris-006© Ryosuke Kawai

Before the alleycat, Steel Coffee Shop threw a little pre-warming event where people could enjoy a few Brooklyn Beers while having a little chat with Chas and Dylan.IMG_7297IMG_7298At 7pm, they left to get to Drop Its office to get the alleycat started, on their « gipsy bike » as they like to call it. With a baguette attached to his backpack, Dylan pilots the mini cargo bike while Chas is sitting on the front rack.IMG_7315At 7pm, they left to get to Drop Its office to get the alleycat started, on their « gipsy bike » as they like to call it. With a baguette attached to his backpack, Dylan pilots the mini cargo bike while Chas is sitting on the front rack.IMG_7383 2Around Steel, people hang out with friends and talk about the film. 10 years after MASH is back with a new film to celebrate their anniversary. Does the film is about 10 years of bike or only recent images… IMG_7345IMG_7361IMG_7360IMG_7357IMG_7321IMG_7343In front of Drop It’s office, Fuego throws the manifests into the air and the race starts.mash-paris-001© Ryosuke Kawaimash-paris-003© Ryosuke Kawaimash-paris-004© Ryosuke Kawai

Most of the guys rush to the Eiffel Tower’s direction.DarcyEiffelTower© Louis Pille-Schneider IMG_9892-2© Thomas OrssaudIMG_9888-2© Thomas Orssaud IMG_9876-2© Thomas Orssaud IMG_9870-2© Thomas Orssaud IMG_9883-2© Thomas OrssaudIMG_9879-2© Thomas Orssaud

The fastest way to nail the race was to make Steel Coffee the 2nd Checkpoint. Thomas decided to start by Steel though.IMG_7374The riders had the obligation to make a stop for a picture and had to put a Brooklyn Beer in their bags.IMG_7391IMG_7400IMG_7416 IMG_7409 IMG_7407 IMG_7403IMG_7384After 40 min – 1h the first riders arrive at the Wanderlust for the last checkpoint.mash-paris-009© Ryosuke Kawai mash-paris-010© Ryosuke Kawaimash-paris-008© Ryosuke Kawai

Max is the first one that has completed the manifest. But he forgot 2 things: the race was brakeless, since it was a MASH alleycat/event and the beer was supposed to arrive full. Unfortunately he had 2 brakes and he drank the beer on his way. So Darcy, the kid from Sydney, is declared the winner!ChasDarcy© Louis Pille-Schneidermash-paris-013© Ryosuke Kawaimash-paris-012© Ryosuke Kawai

Following the podium ceremony, it was time to watch the film that we all have been waiting to see for so long.mash-paris-017© Ryosuke Kawai mash-paris-015© Ryosuke Kawaimash-paris-014© Ryosuke KawaiIMG_7428 1IMG_7431 1Mash© Louis Pille-Schneidermash-paris-019© Ryosuke Kawai

After a lot of cheering, screaming and a last speech, it was time to party.

After a lot of cheering, screaming and a last speech, it was time to party.

But what about the film ? Some people may have expected something slightly different from the first film, because in 10 years of fixed riding we’ve kind of seen it all. Ok, but what were you expecting from Mash’s film anniversary ? Mash essence is about fixed gear, speed, SF’s streets and more than everything else it’s about team spirit. This second opus has all these ingredients to make a killer movie. For sure the “wow” effect is not the same as it was 10 years ago when the first Mash film was released, because everyone today has more or less an idea of what fixed gear riding is, it’s not something new and innovative that we haven’t seen before. So to bring a second breath to it Mike Martin and his director found lots of ideas to make something interesting and different as for Evan’s beard, balloons, commuter parts… One of the big noticable difference is in the rides outside of San Francisco. The sceneries are stunning and the drone was the perfect tool to capture the beauty of the landscapes. Plenty of amazing shots with a smart city architecture point of view. And one of the most impressive things are the rider’s skills. Even though it’s not something we haven’t seen before, Mash is still the one and only team/crew that can perform and shoot this kind of film that stays sincere and true and this is a good reason enough to have respect for them and enjoy the movie.FuegoGabi© Louis Pille-SchneiderTrouble© Louis Pille-SchneiderAlexChas© Louis Pille-Schneider Chas© Louis Pille-Schneidermash-paris-020© Ryosuke KawaiIMG_7482 1 IMG_7478 1 IMG_7476 1 IMG_7473 1 IMG_7472 1 IMG_7471 1 IMG_7470 1 IMG_7469 1 IMG_7466 1

Photographer’s links:

© Ryosuke Kawai: www.flickr.com/photos/waicca/ – www.wai.tumblr.com

© Louis Pille-Schneider: www.lifewithoutabalance.tumblr.com

© Thomas Orssaud: www.thomas-orssaud.fr

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