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.