My good friend Whitesnake posted his "impressions" of Saturday's events with photos at: www.messmagazine.net/mess/ (BIG PLUG TO THE MESS CREW - keep the updates coming!!!)...
Results are up at www.nybma.com - i'm still looking for the complete list (after-party was a little hectic and my co-organizer was a bit twisted by the time we did the awards...).
I'd like to shout out Victor, Hodari, Mike Dee, Mike Dailey from Philly, Trackstar crew, Tone, Kym, Drew, Skye, Izumi, Will, John and everyone else who helped make this happen by doing checkpoints, picking **** up for us and otherwise doing it.
BIG SHOUT to GREG UGALDE - you the man, mayne, for hooking ups up with the ill messenger zombie graphics.
Shout to BLACK LABEL for letting us crash you party (and the messengers didn't do any of the biting of ears, stabbing with knives, or throwing down stairs?!? what is this scene coming to, people?).
BIG UP YOURSELF Austin for taking the Bens and Hugo and Crihs for having the balls to get out there and ride for it. BIG UP Ken Stanek for the win (eye of the tiger, baby), Luke Stiles for 4th place (on a track bike, first week riding a track bike on the street), and his man Magill for the 1st out-of-town.
Thanks to our sponsors: 49-16, Kryptonite, Timbuk2, Chrome, Cat-eye, Reload.
and finally, DON'T FORGET ABOUT GOLDSPRINTS, this Friday 11.3 @ LuLu's 113 Franklin St @ Greenpoint Ave.