Posts Tagged ‘BMX’

1-2-3. BMX BMX BMX!

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I have laid off the BMX related posts for a good minute, so I figured I am due.

The last Demolition video was really good. This new one seems to have all signs pointing to it being a banger as well. Anything with new Dave Osato footage will be worth your time.

Even though he’s not on the team anymore, I’m hoping for a Kris Bennett clip or two — you know, for old times sake.

I Love My Bicycle.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Really excited this documentary has popped up online . . . even if it’s just a one-week-only release.

On the surface, the fellows behind FBM Bikes appear to be a bunch of kooks . . . while that could be partially true — they are also a dedicated group of individuals, passionate about riding bikes and living life on their on terms.

This documentary has a rather rough and ready feel to it, but trust me, the stories you’ll hear and the characters you’ll meet (Lou Bickle, for instance) make up for any glitches you may happen to notice.

For myself, being a part owner in a business, that by all accounts can be described as “the little guy” often swimming amongst the “bigger guys” — there are so many things I can empathize with here. Maybe not the thefts, the fires, or the building code violations . . . but certainly the shoestring budgets, the DIY ethic, and the desire to do that what you want to do.

The story of FBM, it is an inspiring one.

I Love My Bicycle from Least Most on Vimeo.

Mat Hoffman.

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

What else can be said about Mat Hoffman?

Watch these edits and get back to me.


Look out for “The Birth of Big Air”

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Get Rad.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

As you might expect, I am rather into this Old School bmx photoset over on Defgrip.

Picture 1

View the full set here.


Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Great concept. Great execution.

The Wallrides from Haimona Ngata on Vimeo.

Photography + BMX.

Thursday, April 29th, 2010


I am rather into the cover of the new issue of Dig Magazine . . . A can-can handplant on a Dinosaur head? I’ll take that.

Photographer Jared Souney posted a nice behind the scenes write up on his blog, chronicling what it took to get this photo. If you are at all into photography — and fun stories — it is well worth your time. Read it here.

While you are on Jared Souney’s site, you may as well check out this edit. I had pictures of over half of these dudes on my bedroom walls when I was a kid.


I can recall a GT demo rolling through Hamilton sometime around 1989-90-ish, they set up a portable half pipe in the parking lot behind Cyclepath on Concession St. — which was a shop that barely supported BMX — Joe Johnson was there and was trying double tailwhips. He didn’t pull any that day, but it was still craziest thing any of us had seen attempted on a bicycle.

Just yesterday I heard about a kid breaking his foot trying to land a 720 double whip. In the event you have no idea what that means, let me walk you through it: Rotating 720 degrees in the air whilst simultaneously whipping the back half of your bicycle around twice. Of course, before breaking his foot on said trick, the same kid pulled this:

Which doesn’t even seem as crazy as what this other kid does here:

What the hell is happening here?


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

If the Good Lord has blessed you with a nice Tabletop. You will always have a nice Tabletop.

Darin Read Diamondback Web Teaser from brennen britton on Vimeo.

Train Trip.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

I always feel the need to offer a disclaimer before I post anything like this up so here it is: Even if you have no interest in BMX bicycles, there is a good chance you will still like it.

Six weeks, 1 regular sized back pack for each of the 2 of us, 1 super 8mm camera, 1 DV video camera, 1 35mm film photo camera, 2 bmx bikes, $400 in train tickets each = 1 amazing adventure. We had the most basic of plans . . . Leave Malaga, Spain by train, and arrive in Prague (Czech Republic) six weeks later. No day was ever mapped out before hand. We’d take a train to a new city, leave the station upon arrival, and see what we could get into. Some cities we stayed for days, others just over night. “Chance” and “Wonder” were our co-pilots. Exploration and adventure go hand in hand, add in our loose schedule and we had ourselves one amazing journey . . . .

Train Trip from joe rich on Vimeo.


Thursday, February 11th, 2010


Even though this is in French, it’s still worth checking out — mostly because the winner of this Nike 6.0/Soul BMX Magazine filmmaking contest is a kid named Pierre Blondel. While sharing a last name, we are probably not related. Word on the street (I’m only guessing because this street is in French) is that Blondel’s Super 8 film was shot as is. No Editing. Rad! Go Watch it.


Farm Life.

Friday, January 8th, 2010


I feel weird talking about BMX, or farming for that matter, as a “career.” BMX has been my life for the past 15 years and for the past five it paid some of the rent-same with my hopes for farming. It’s hard to make a good living farming, but honestly I don’t know if I want that anyways. If your main motivation is monetary, then neither BMX nor farming are for you. If I have an off-the-farm job the rest of my life and the farm breaks even, so be it. That’s still a dream-life to me.

Ian Schwartz has been one of the more creative and fun bmx riders to watch in recent years . . . but lately he has decided to turn his attention to sustainable farming. Jeff Zielenski asks him some questions on the Ride site. Read the full interview here.