Velo City Bags has been providing Salt Lake with handmade, vegan bicycle bags and accessories since 2008. The company was started by Nathan Larsen, a local bicycle enthusiast who commutes around Salt Lake. “He designed and produced a customized bag that was functional, unique and comfortable. Larsen has recently started a new non-profit project, Velo Weekend, looking to gather the bicycle community on June 24-25 for some friendly bike competitions and events. … read more
The clock started to count down and skaters from both the Sisters of No Mercy and Leave it to Cleavers rolled up to the starting lines preparing for the first jam of the night. Friendly words, some dance moves and butt slaps were exchanged. A relaxed tone was set for the first period of the bout. … read more
With only three jams of the bout played, the Railway Banditas were up by 20 points. It was looking pretty bad for the Hilltop Aces for the majority of the first half. The Aces really only had one jammer scoring the majority of their points–Over 25 of the points could be attributed to her, while the other jammers had less than ten points each to their names. … read more
The girls from Wasatch Roller Derby’s Midnight Terror stepped onto the track early, obviously prepared for their bout against the Micro Bruisers of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Micro Bruisers had just woken up from their defeat against the Salt City Shakers the night before and seemed to be making some last minute adjustments before the bout began.
The Micro Bruisers from Fort Collins, Colorado visited Salt Lake City to skate against two of the leagues in the valley, the first of which were the Salt City Shakers on Saturday night followed by Wasatch Roller Derby on Sunday morning. These ladies had to have slept well on the bus ride home because the two Salt Lake leagues challenged their roller derby skills. The Micro Bruisers fought for their points and played well, but they were no match for the local gals.
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The first jam started out quick paced. Right off the bat there was a collision between two to three of the Leave it to Cleaver blockers and the Death Dealer jammer, RollHer Kitty #7. All of the skaters slid across the floor and almost into the suicide seating. Despite this, Kitty got lead jam status and scored for the Dealers. … read more
This bout started off a little slow and tedious. The refs didn’t seem like they knew what they were doing and because of this there was a lot of down time between jams. It took awhile for the girls to get into a groove and both teams slowly scored points during the beginning of the first half. The Sisters controlled this part of the game. By the end of the tenth jam they were ahead by 22. … read more
Roller derby attracts a certain type of woman and Mabry’s obvious goal was to display her strengths. He did this through interviews of long time players from the Rose City Rollers while incorporating their everyday lives in Portland, Oregon. … read more
Midnight Terror of the Wasatch Roller Derby League squashed the Jailhouse Jawbreakers, an out of town team from Pueblo, Colorado last Saturday. It was obvious from the beginning of the bout that the teams were of different calibers. Midnight Terror’s strategy seemed to be pretty simple: score some points, call the jam. … read more
At a neighborhood recreation center the ladies of O Town’s 25th Street Brawlers and the men of Uinta Madness skated against each other. Uinta Madness controlled the bout from the very beginning. The difference in size and strength of the teams was apparent and I found myself screaming in support of the women’s team by the end of the bout. … read more