How did Mandem CC come to be?
From the Very Beginning
The pandemic was the pandemic, bro, you know, like everything was closed.
I wasn’t able to go to the gym at that time. My boy and I had a routine. We were working out together.I was playing basketball every now and then and then in the blink of an eye and everything was gone, you know.
So I remember specifically from that summer 2020, there’s like a streak of like black dudes killed on and it’s like front, front page news like week after week or it felt like every day I know, but like I heard being like, mad, miserable and, like, just depressed about it and going to work and coming home and turn the TV on and just, like, you know, listening to all the pundits and their opinion of what was going on and shit.
I was just down back and then I just had this random idea to possibly get a bicycle And I have friends in the city that I’ve been riding.[…] And then my boy Darkie who’s like my right hand when it comes to life[…]he used, have a BMX back in the day.[…] So I, I texted him and I was like, ‘yo, would you ever get a bike again?’. He was like, yeah, I was like, for real because I’m thinking about getting a bike and he’s like, yo, let’s do it like he and I just kind of just made that pact, just us too. That’s how it started.
I went to Perry Sound, he went to Hamilton. We both picked up our bikes the same day and at that point it was like, mission accomplished, you know. So, I remember being at my apartment and being so happy, like, the bike is just there, like, le like leaning up on the mirror, just looking sexy!
[…] I took a picture (of the bike) at the bike shop and I put a post on my Instagram….the comments blew up and dudes I knew from high school, from basketball, from different job – like everyone had a bike all of a sudden.[…] But then people were like, yo, when’s the first link up?