Friday night I met up with some fellow cyclist to ride from the beaches into town for a screening of Premium Rush. The event was organized by Kirk Tsonos of 904 Fixed. There were two groups, one departing from ZenCog Bicyle Shop at the beaches and another leaving from Memorial Park in Riverside. The beach group was a little smaller than expected, but considering that we were navigating some major roads, that might have been safer. Anyhow, thank you to Faith, Brandon, Shaun, and Marlon for the fun ride…and also for putting up with me as we returned over the Beach Blvd. bridge for a second time.
As for the cinematic experience, Premium Rush wasn’t a bad movie…just a ridiculous one. Joseph Gordon-Levitt still did a good job acting and the camera work following the bikes through New York City streets/sidewalks were pretty awesome. But that was it. The plot was amazingly simple and the dialogue even more so. It was good for a few laughs, but considering it wasn’t billed as a comedy, that might not be a good thing. Granted, I ride fixed gear but I’m not a bike messenger…so maybe it is that dramatic…
At the start, we made great time coming in from the beach and arrived at the theatre pretty early, so we refueled at the Mellow Mushroom there in Southside.
And after the movie…we took a group picture.
Saturday was the Ferry Fest put on by the folks of Keep the Ferry. I’m not going to lie, the main reason that I went was the presence of food trucks. The ferry is great…but food trucks are awesome. But seriously, if you’re intenrested in getting invovled, visit their site to learn how.
On the Fly was there!
And my new favorite, Super Food Truck. I got the chicken bahn mi and sweet potatoe fries…so good!
Even Mayor Alvin Brown made an appearence.
The chicken bahn mi from Super Food Truck…and also a kid who might try to be the next Justin Bieber.