Crihs has been on the track bike circuit for a long time, traveling and racing with some of the fastest messengers in the game. What amazes us about Crihs is his tenacity to go hard day in and day out, both off and on the bike, which defies normal human abilities.
Having spent seven winters messengering in New York, Crihs came out to SF to get more than a taste of how easy we have it here on the west coast. After the brutal winter New York had last year, who wouldn’t want to transplant to SF to work at one of the best messenger companies around?
Working with TCB just opened up my eyes and showed me how easy I had it working in Manhattan. Work in SF was easy and tons of fun once I figured where I was going. Only part where I felt challenged were the hills. NYC will always have the double-headed monster that is the terrible driver and the bewildered pedestrian.—Crihs
Crihs approaching the abrupt pinch of one of his favorite SF hills to ride–Clipper St
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Crihs and Chas drop into Douglass towards Noe Valley
Here’s what Chas had to say about Crihs and his two-month stay in SF:
The dominican… He showed up with three bike boxes and hit the ground running, started working the day after he arrived. Every night has been a whiskey soaked adventure, every morning a brutal hangover ride. I know very few people with his energy and lust for life and all it brings, and I feel privileged to call Crihs my friend and partner in debauchery.
—Chas is now returning the favor out in New York for a month or so.
Living in “messenger mansion” was amazing! I have never met a collective group of people who got along with each other so well. Fastest house in SF by far!—Crihs
He didn’t miss a single DNO.
We had to ask him what I’m sure many have wondered–why do you spell your name like that, dude? About four years ago when he started shooting photos and playing pool more, he felt he had to mix it up to separate himself from all the Chris’ out there.
Tagging photos as Chris or writing your name on the chalk board with no real way to distinguish which Chris you are, I had to mix it up. How many other Crihs’ do you know? … Exactly.
It was great sharing those long weekday nights full of whiskey and 3 for $5 tall cans on the Capp st. prowl. We miss the dude already and it’s only been a few weeks since he left. We’re looking forward to riding, shooting, and partying with him again in April during the Red Bull event.
Recent race stats:
- 2nd (1st track and out of towner) at Stuporbowl in Minneapolis
- 2nd in Occucat in SF
- 1st at Walton’s Race in SF
- 4th in the NY to SF race
- 4th in this year’s Monster Track (seconds behind his good friend JT who took it this year). Crihs won it last year.
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