Have you ever gone hiking in Ferndell or Bronson Canyon Park and got to that weird hidden street part where there was a constant stream of bikers? Well, if you haven’t ever been there, there is this abandoned road that lines the ridge of the Franklin Hills from around the Hollywood sign to Griffith Park and it has become a sort of biker’s wonderland. Like, the serious biker’s wonderland, the biker that wear spandex and cycling shoes. That kind of biker. Golden Saddle Cyclery in conjunction with Endo Customs made a little video in homage to this hidden park path in effort to share their new shop kit collaboration, which makes you want to get out and bike the trail yourself (even though you are not as physically able as they are).
The video sees three bikers–Ty Hathaway, Kelli Samuelson, and Kyle Kelley–weaving through the road and in and out of paths, having just a swell time. The piece was actually written by Hathaway and directed by Kelley, which is not something you’d know but something you would guess as the photography inspires a few, “How did they do that?” moments, namely because it’s so seamlessly taped from bike to bike. The little piece is done to promote a new line of products by Golden Saddle and Endo, too. The items from the collaboration are naturally glamorized and shared quite extensively, which is great because it’s a really neat line of products: they are these nicely patterened, zig-zaggy, multi-part items from vests to shorts to bottles that make riding look and feel effortless–and all made in LA, too!
Take a peek at the video and, if you have a bike, why not go for a ride to or in or near the park? It’s Friday, for heaven’s sake!