Photography by Daniel Sharp
As a part of the MASHSF 10th Anniversary showcase that we had going on here at the shop there was a little bit of a traditional alleycat. Leaving from the shop and heading out into the darkness amidst the honking of passerby's horns is really the only way to start one of these. "What IS this" the lady shouted from the passenger seat while her whitehat boyfriend attempted to roll up her window. "Don't worry about it!" was the response. And by that point all but a few participants had cleared out anyway.
We sent our good friend and awesome photographer Dan Sharp of Benedicto along with the crew. He wandered through the mingling crowd when we opened the doors to our gallery space snapping photos. But, at the same time he was ready to jump on his bike and follow all the racers into the night. "I'll see if I can keep up." Was the only response to "you ready?"
Then, at the screening, the results were announced - a road bike had won, but this was a track bike screening, so a track bike had won, and a road bike, and another track bike - there was laughter and then shrieks as the film flickered to life on the screen.
Side Note: We know the name of the MASH film isn't "Brooklyn." However, it was the other movie sharing the bill that night. But just to be clear, MASH did get the tip top of the sign!
It wasn't until after the film that we caught back up with Dan for his breakdown on the race. "Holy crap that was a lot of fun." Turns out blasting through the night on a mission is agreeable to ones constitution.