Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Catty Benefit

Catty is having another benefit to try and tackle some of that heavy insurance bill. $5 bucks gets your name in a hat for a slew of shit. Go to their site and check it out...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hungover York Session

Danny was clearly still drunk when he woke up at 1 today. But he still rode York okay. And we crushed some Neato Burrito. So all-in-all not a bad day.
Here are two photos of him not doing flairs...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gtown and Poop Trail Day!

Late posting this but here goes...
Fashion and I headed down to the Gtown area last Sunday and rode Dan Depre's spot "Poop Trails" (named as such do to its close proximity to a Hagerstown waste refinement facility haha) and followed that up with an evening session at Gtown. Had an incredible day all around and amazingly enough I managed to snag some photos which I've been greatly slacking on as of late.

Kimmel smashing the Gtown berm

Eddie gets kinda sideways sometimes...

Fashion new-school nac

Depre killing the tire-grab

Gtown is always in the Halloween spirit.

Deluxe ALL DAY!

Kimmel at them Poopy trails!

And this is just an amazing video of some dudes KILLING some eastern PA meccas!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Pretty sweet little write up on The Last People site about Aitken.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Haven't seen a trail video lately that got me pumped on having my own trails (by that I mean reminds me of the vibe of having trails...laid back sessions with your buds). This 10 minute vid did just that:

If anyone knows a wooded area with little pedestrian traffic and some decent dirt get at me. Really looking for something within 15 minutes of center city Lancaster. Currently scoping potential new spots. Would love to start stacking late winter/early spring.

villij summer autumn 2011 from Anthony de Ville on Vimeo.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gtown Jam BITCHES!

Don't forget mutha fuckas that the Gtown Jam is happening this weekend.
Bring your 5 bucks, all your friends, and your sweetest flannel and shred the trails that are sure to be better than ever.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rob gave me a reason to hate camera phones...

Got photographic evidence from Rob last night that the trails are level. Haven't been able to bring myself back there since our meeting months ago. These photos make something we all know to be a reality even more of a reality.
Pitney. We miss you!

The first photo is where the Canyon and Onlys met. Amazing how easily 6 foot lips and 20 foot gaps can become level ground :(

The second photo is our hut Onlys and everything else that was the center of the trails.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mini is now a mini...

The mini portion of the ramp is complete. There is a street spine and other additions in the works. And I'm sure every year this thing will be added on to since I'm certain Stevie has ADD.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Good Time Gtown Fun

Had a wicked day today!
Headed down to Poop trails in Hagerstown to shred with Dan Depre and a few other dudes. Super fun little spot along the river. They have a ton of stuff and a world of potential for sure. So far so good. Managed to get a little dirt and real sweaty there before we headed to Gtown. Hit the Gtown trails for an awesome evening sesh. Kimmel and the Yaz-miester have that place running SICK. Everything is running like silk. Super stoked after this trip there for the upcoming Columbus Jam. Feels like 4 box jumps in a row now. Managed to throw out a few tricks that I haven't done in a while and to see Ryan blast the fuck out of EVER single jump there. So fun to watch that kid on a bike.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Gtown Columbus Day Jam

Gtown BMX has a fall celebration on the horizon. Normally there is a Halloween Jam but there is usually so much going on that the turn out for those are hit or miss, so Columbus day should work out sweet. A costume contest has been replaced with a sickest flannel contest so break out your best lumberjack gear. And there will be a rafle for a free day at Ray's, aka the funnest place to ride your bike ever. Bring your friends and head out. From what I've been hearing the jumps are WAY better than they were for the summer festivities and feel like 4 boxes in a row. Bring your bag of tricks.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Ramp

Danny shot me this photo of how the ramp is coming. Gonna be taller and better than ever with rumors of a street spine addition. A jam is inevitable. Check back for updates on that.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Danny's Rick Thorne Throwback

Danny learned flip-fakies today. Really a sick trick that not a ton of people are doing. Fun session with a few people at Penn today.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gatorade Free Flow

Little bastard Jordan won the Gatorade Free Flow at Incline a few weeks back and is on his way to Portland for the finals in few weeks. This is the little video I found online of the competition.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PBR and America!

Cottle had this jem posted up on the Wasted Youth page. Amusing.

And go ahead and donate you fuckers. We still have a long way to go and less than a month to do it!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kids in Cali

Danny and Justin are in Cali for the next few days with Eric Beckman. They are making the trek back from there with him starting tomorrow. Hopefully I get some wild ass pictures from some wild ass places. I expect stories galore....most of them better involve sexual exploits and drunken retardation, cause I don't give a shit about where they get to ride on this trip.

Still working on this donation thing! Help us out by clicking here...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Sam Downs threw together this wicked HotHead/Hyper/717 Family edit together of Danny and Steve ripping it up. Enjoy!

Hothead Bmx - The Dan & Stevie Edit from Hothead Bmx on Vimeo.

And while you're at it and if you like watching shit like this please donate so these dudes can have a sweet mini for everyone to come enjoy!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Help Us! Donate Please...

ATTENTION! Skate-it is closing and we are feverishly working to raise enough money to purchase the mini. Danny and Steve are paying for a large majority of it because it is going in their yard; however that still leaves $1000 to be raised by friends in the Lancaster scene. Their place would be a great place for us all to come together for BBQ's and BMX jams for years to come. I have decided to create a donation page thru PayPal. Please...EVERY little bit helps. If you can only spare $5 its better than nothing. If there is even the slightest chance that you'll ever be in the Lancaster area and want a place to ride and meet great people and have an awesome time please help out. With as many people as I know ride in the Lancaster area, there is no reason we shouldn't be able to raise this money. Help make a scene stronger. And I promise if this thing goes in that I'll be talking to Steve about building some trails around it...maybe even into/out of the mini! Check it out...simply click DONATE and pick the amount you wanna leave!!!!

Here is a quick look at the backyard set pit, pond, and all!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Heathens

These guys are what BMX is all about and have what appears to be a pretty sweet scene happening up in the Lock Haven area. They are apparently having a jam July 30th so check that out and shred some great woods with what I'm sure will be an awesome group of people.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Cam repin' the family with a thug ass tat!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gtown Summer Jam

Gtown Jam happened yesterday. As always, insanely fun times. Some of the bands bailed but the two that played rocked it and the trails were awesome. Snagged a little clip from Chris. Hopefully more stuff will pop up on the interweb. Can't wait until Halloween!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Qville Session

Felt good to be back on some trails. Matt, Chris, and myself headed down to Quarryville trails today. Rode the park for a bit to get warmed up then headed over. Got a few decent runs...mostly stoked I toke my hands off for the first time in a long time.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Internet Video Boredom...again.

Two videos that were on Pretty Shady this morning. The first ends with a dude front flipping a mega ramp on a wheelchair which makes the whole thing worth watching. Wild.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gtown BMX SUMMER JAM!!!!!!!!

Shit is coming together down in Greencastle and June 25th is the Summer Jam. These things have been happening for over a decade and are always a blast. Bring your family, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, cell mates, your dogs and cats...hell bring a fuckin clown car full of idiots for the best damn time EVER! Three bands and loads of riding in store!
See the flyer and spread the word.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Newport Park and the International Buffet

Headed down to the park in Newport DE today to ride. Place is under a bridge which makes it the best of both worlds...shade like an indoor park but a breeze like an outdoor spot. Sort of a weird layout cause its on a hill but it works and for an hour and a few minute drive and only $10 to get in I think its worth it. Danny flipped and flaired a few things, which the kids naturally love and ask him to do over and over again. Jordan got real wild before we left with a 720 over the box, and then did it again just for fun (oh to be 15 again). Me, Fashion, and Chris didn't really do much but had a blast nonetheless haha.

1995 TO THE MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kid in PJ pants didn't know what the fuck was happening.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Catty Jam

Not sure who, if any, of us are headed up to this jam but Catty is having a Memorial Day Jam on Sunday. Its finally stopped raining so the place will surely be dialed and smooth. Check it out...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Deluxe Ad

New Deluxe ad turned out pretty tight, if you dig digging dumb trails haha

Nike Pool Video

Even I haven't had an opportunity to watch this entire video yet but, from the snippets I did manage to catch, it looks wild. I've heard nothing but crazy shit from this contest so I'm pretty stoked to check it out later and watch the whole thing.

Chris and I went to Gtown yesterday to help Kimmel ride in the new sets at the trails. Things are a slow go with all the rain that's been hitting the area but the first two are done. Speed is a bit of an issue since the jumps are bigger (and once the speed issue is resolved they'll be way better) than they've ever been…but the plan is to build a 1/4 pipe to drop in on as opposed to the rickety roll-in that has been there for over a decade. Should change the dynamic of that place completely. The jumps are perfect and begging to be blasted with loads of speed.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Awesome Austin Funfest

This looks like the raddest time in ever. Super creative and not too serious (which BMX is way too serious these days so this is a definite change from that). Can't wait to see the video from this one.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Office Boredom

Kind of bored at the office today. Sometimes the mind-numbing nature of the CAD designer career path that I chose gets me wondering about the interweb. Here are some videos that I found real entertaining today.
Rain has been lingering around central PA since late last week but things are looking up for the weekend ahead. Hopefully get out and snap some photographs and update the site a bit more often. Been riding a lot more since lossing the trails, which I guess can be seen as a good thing. I really miss digging and the creative outlet it creates but spending my time pedaling around has been a blast. Now if only more friends than Danny and Chris would come out and shred!!!!!

Jeremy Ball - Austin TX - Deluxe BMX from Jay Simmons on Vimeo.

God I need to get to Austin one of these days.

Love this guys take on life. And I've always loved that Mono song.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bust ya dome

I wouldn't potentially care as much in years past about this series that ESPN has been doing about head trauma and the recent adoption of helmets for many pros that we all admire. Hitting your head sucks and I'm reminded every day with this scare on my upper lip how unpleasant it can be. Smash your skull all day every day and I don't give a shit but for real if you have a family and people that give a shit about you take a few minutes to think about how it'll effect them. I don't remember my week and a half of being fucked up but my loved ones sure as hell do.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Here is to the end of a new beginning...

The trails as they are today are done. Though the city of Lancaster clearly had an intent to put an end to Pitney Woods, they were positive and honestly very supportive in wanting to help us in any way possible to find a more accessible and ,for them, police-able place for the BMX community in the city. And as much of an opportunity as they had to be just out right dicks to us, they were nothing but kind and I honestly think we have opened some doors to creating a legitimate place for BMX in Lancaster. The Mayor even said that as a victim of stereotype, he expected us to be a bunch of assholes and that he almost wishes they had never found the trails because though it doesn't wipe out a liability on their part, to tell us to our faces, that the trails could not remain where they are today, after having met us is something he didn't want to do. We had an incredible three year run and despite the fact that "Pitney Woods" is done The 717 Family will move on. There will NOT be another trail spot at a place that we do not have clear permission or the right-away to dig. I'll be in contact with the city from here on out to work with them to figure out a way to make this work.
I just want to take a few minutes to say thank you to my Dad and to Krofcheck for coming out today for the meeting, Matt to talk and my old man for the support...shit means the world. Fashion is a natural born salesman (who was jokingly refereed to as a politician at the meeting) but even he couldn't sway their decision. Thank you to the rest of my 717 Family, even those who have come and gone and of course those who even think trails are stupid (cause I'll be depending on you to have someone to ride with this summer). Thank you to everyone that had any involvement in making the trails some of the best times I've ever had. During all the ups and downs its been nothing shy of a kick-ass time and hopefully this only gives way to bigger and better things for BMX in Lancaster.


This video of Justin Cramer managed to make it up on yet another BMX site. The video has been floating around for years and is ridiculous as hell.
Saw it on this morning...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meeting Tuesday

Meeting with the city of Lancaster tomorrow. Check back soon for an update.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Gtown Dig Day

Got some good digging done today. Rain slowed things down a bit but we managed to get the first two sets wrapped up. Berm looks super sick and I'm pumped for the new lay out. We'll keep everyone updated when we know when the first jam is happening.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Manheim Street is SICK!

Road street in Manheim. Won't be making that mistake again. But then again we likely won't be going to Skate It unless its super gross outside.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Got my digging fix in today. Helped the qville guys for an hour. Those dudes are killing it for as short an amount of time they've been building. Looks awesome and it'll definitely be tons of fun. A double jam weekend is in order if we get to keep Pitney.
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Thursday, April 14, 2011


I finally have confirmation of our meeting with the city scheduled for May 3rd at 10:30. In either good news or really bad news we will be meeting with not only the director of public works but the business administrator, an operations official, the chief of police, and the mayor too! I'm genuinely hoping that we have a shot at this and knowing that it's not just the parks people means that we may have sparked an interest. I guess only time will tell. Thanks to everyone for the support. I'll be contacting people soon to determine our best choices moving forward. I would like to keep our group for this meeting to under 4 or so. But please if you have information or anything to offer get a hold of me.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The most serious post on this blog ever.

For those of you not in the loop with Pitney Woods. We got this little notice at the trails on either Monday or Tuesday...
Unfortunately, we all knew it was only a matter of time - and what makes matters worse is it happened just as we were starting to get some really big sets in tune. This is the fourth summer I believe, and now all of mostly Matt's hardwork is at stake.

When I got notice of this, I immediately called Jason Lonergan (Jaybone) of POSH and asked for advice. Basically he said there is still a chance, and the fact that they are giving us the chance to meet with them and discuss is a possibility of saving the woods. It's going to be a very stressful process, but it just might work. When I talked to Matt on the phone yesterday, I could literally hear the stress and shock in his voice as he talked. I know these woods mean the world to him more than anyone, and to have this happen is absolutely devastating to him.

I have a plan of action that I put in place today, and I will attend that meeting when it's setup absolutely ready to show them who we are, what we are about and that we're not just some punk kids who decided to dig in a park. We will not go down without a fight I promise you that. More will be posted as it's brought to light.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brian Foster - 30th year anniversary

To all of us trail riders, the name Brian Foster is synonymous with style and flow. You know anything with BF in it is going to be fucking incredible. Seeing the dude ride on video, is nothing compared to seeing it happen in real life. I have a hard time getting motivated when he's in attendance simply because I just want to watch. Anyways; here is a link containing a look back, 30 years ago.


Sunday, April 3, 2011


If you haven't seen this movie you should. But this clip has an awesome scene at 3:43 in that I think is pretty sweet. Anyway watch it and enjoy.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Premium frame!

I was lucky enough to snap this picture of Allan Semmont on his new signature Premium frame. For those of you who missed it (and im talking to everyone) his "Welcome" edit came out in November... or something like that. I looked for it, but it doesn't seem to exist. I'm sure it's just a mixup or something. Style for days, I think he should win all of the NORA cups next year. Anyways, I'm not sure what geometry his new signature frame is, but it looks a little stiff.

Slice of Heaven

I just wanted to post something, so why not a picture of POSH? This was taken this past month before reconstruction efforts really got underway. I was one of the first dudes down there this season with shovels in hand and between Jaybone, Bobby Ward, and myself we got alot reconstructed for just three people. Since then, alot of heads have been rolling down and by the looks of everything, she will be up and running sometime in May; weather permitting.

Gilly has been wanting to rebuild that 360 berm in the toilet bowl, but you better get to it before I do. That shit is sweeet and I want that running bad! I rebuilt some stuff in Qually next to it and was eyeing it up the entire time.


Thursday, March 31, 2011


This is funny to me cause I know what its like for sure

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Next BB is almost completely stacked. Rob, Ryan, and myself almost finished the landing today. Gonna have a super fast low long after it that goes between some narrow trees. Should be fun.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Sets

Do to a wild Saturday night I didn't make it to the trails today but amazingly enough a few other people went and got some good work done from the looks of it in this picture. Next BB lip should be done this week. Expect quite a few new sets this year!
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Sunday, March 13, 2011


270 berm coming along nicely. Ready for clay soon. Chris came out to lend a hand on it today.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Snagged myself a Wolf Brand T from Mike C. at Wasted Youth ( which came with the newest issue of Case. If you haven't seen this magazine yet do yourself a favor and get a copy. They are on issue 5 and every one of them has been a treat so far. Free in Europe I guess but can be had by simply paying the shipping rate thru WY and totally worth it. This issue has an Upstate NY section and coverage about Anthem II. Haven't had a chance to read much of it yet but looking forward to it.
Not much else to report since we were rained out today. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that the story about the water company, that apparently owns the land the trails are on, checking out the trails is either not true or at least nothing comes of it. Its been eating me up thinking that something could happen, just hope that if it were going to they'd have the decency to at least post up a sign or something so we could contact the appropriate people and work something out. We'll keep things clean and in check like always and hope that nothing comes of it.

Just putting up a shit load of random shots from my computer. Bored and just browsing old stuff. Crazy all the great moments caught on film from the three short years at the trails. I have enough photos that I could spend weeks going thru them all. Awesome.

Can't wait for this to be happening at the trails!

Excited to pack in the hut area with a brew and some grub with the boys.

Hopefully we can get the 7th BB lip packed into its former glory this summer! I have to show that set who's boss since it owned my ass last year. And if you see BMX Brett tell him to get to ta the woods. I know Jonah misses the place!