Cards, Colby, Mike and I met up with my buddy Anthony at Rush tonight for a little park sesh…and everyone ended up plowing into the foam pit. The park is tight but fun with a little ledge, bank, quarter, stairs and the good size fom pit to lunch into. Of the four of us Mike definitely got the most buck into the pit with a 360 bar (truckdriver) and some barrel roll front flip deals. I only pulled my camera out in the last few minutes with no flash and a shitty lense but got a few flicks of Mike boosting into the pit. Fun little ride tonight…even if i did get left for a bit with no way home hahaha.
This has undoubtedly been one of the best years I’ve spent here on Earth. No joke. Haha. There’s been some ups and downs but by far the good times have outweighed the bad. I’ve had the opportunity to travel to places i never really thought i would, met plenty of awesome people and have had some really rad opportunities…all from riding a bike. Crazy to think about but its true. I’d like to thank everyone for reading and supporting the site and my half ass posts throughout the year and all my sponsors and friends that have helped me out, given me a place to stay on trips or just plain made things happen. I am eternally grateful!
You may think this is cheesy but i think it’s entirely fitting haha:
Its been well over a year since my relationship with Eighthinch started and its been nothing but good vibes. Trips, shipping, bikes and parts and plenty of long winded email ramblings back and forth have made this year really exciting. I was stoked to finally meet Noah and James this year at Midwest Mayhem and look forward to seeing them again next year. They’ve been more than accommodating with my stupidity in losing bikes and without them would have spent plenty of hours walking. You guys are great!
Marky Mark was a solid dude the first time i met him. He’s kept me rolling with some solid parts and is always fun to hang with in San Jose. JP is always excited to talk about bikes and sure knows how to have a good time hitting the night life. Haha. Without these guys and the rest of the iMiNUSD family interbike would probably wouldn’t have happened for me and plenty of good friends may not have been met. I’ll see you guys soon…I need to get down there more!
My first time ever in New York, hours after i show up and well before i met up with tour guide John, I’m freaking out. Taking photos for what?! I had no idea what was going on and the DART book was one of the craziest things ever. John’s been kind enough to keep me covered so yall dont have to see my tiddly bits. You should be thanking him too haha. I look forward to keeping things going next year!
Big ups to all my friends helping keep this fixed gear thing moving along:
Corbin at Lucky Lefty’s for letting me DJ my terrible music at the shop and the many long nights out doing stupid things. I guess it helps that you support events too. Haha.
Colby for making fun of me all the time…ego check. Ill stop making Drake references i promise. Ha.
The dudes at Pedal Hard for knowing how to party. Hard. (get it?!)
Phil at Cultur for getting the summer road trip together and all the love. Do your thing dude.
Toro dudes for helping get events in Sac together. Stoked to do more!
If i forgot anyone check me on it…it certainly wasn’t on purpose. Everyone…let’s make 2011 pop off!
This was about all the footage i got…aside from a few things i chose to leave out…from Interbike this year. Car sick vomiting, sick spots and plenty of good music were had on the trip with the Wheel Talk, iMiNUSD and Macaframa fams. What you see here is pretty much what the three days consisted of. Doing fun stuff.
There was a good amount of riding that never made it on camera or is still on a camera somewhere…maybe itll pop up eventually. This was a really fun trip that im definitely looking forward to next year…even though i was stoked for some Disneyland in 2011. Oh well. Ha.
Thanks again to Mark at iMiNUSD for helping me get in on this, Jon Jon for driving the distance and everyone who we hung out with for the comic relief. Made for a great trip.
Made it out to SF last night to check the Bicycle Film Festival…this was the first time i got to see the Bike Shorts at any of the events so i was pretty stoked. For the Sac and NY events i attended all the events but missed out on the films. Kind of counter productive eh? Anywho, the night was pretty damn fun and filled with some interesting moments. Jerome, Corbin and I rolled out there in the afternoon and met up with a bunch of people who had been there for the entire event. Customary tall cans were drank, bikes were ridden, movies were watched, parties were attended and blood was shed. Ha.
Here are a few of my favorites that were there though i was stoked on all the shorts. Day Labor and the Grime boys pieces were really entertaining with some comedy mixed in there…real funny actually. Some cute photos at the bottom from the trick jam, the city and friends who were at the show. Ha. Camera was acting up and i was left without a flash so i didnt get too much. There are a couple “interesting” videos i may post later.
Macramento: It was awesome to finally get to see the Maca look of Sacramento on the big screen. John and everyone killing it on the trials and showcasing what sac has to offer. Really stoked to have been a part of this fun little video.
Lucas Brunelle Line of Sight: This was probably my favorite film of the shorts…even at 30 minutes. If you’ve been privy to internet bike videos over the past few years I’m sure you’ve watched one of his flicks. The close calls and crashes mixed with the interview footage from Lucas made this super interesting to watch. I strongly suggest seeing this if you get the chance.
Erik Elstran’s Dragon Shredit: This was such a dope and creative look at BMX. When this first started there seemed to be a few people who weren’t too stoked on it…and hadnt seen the trailer below…but once it got moving everybody was cheering. Id say this was the epitome of what fun on a bike looks like.