Jeremy Deme just put up a new Presence site. I noticed a few new videos on there as well, check them out, Jeremy does great work.
Archive for March, 2009
Andrew sent this over today, it’s a bit of stuff from New Zealand and a couple clips from Nelson. Kiwi Luke makes an appearance as well. Andrew is also blogging over on the Ten Pack Blog. I’m really excited that he seems to have access to a video camera, Andrew is the best and it’s always rad to see footage of him.
These guys posting videos is the only thing keeping this blog alive this week. I should really post the rest of four corners….
Edit by Tony Archibeque jr., filming by Nate Delp.
I rode with these guys when I was down there and they were really awesome. Thought I would post these videos. Tony has also made some full lengths that are pretty cool featuring guys like Dakota Roche, Andrew Carpenter, and Chris Martindale. I’ve got a couple of them up here, I’ve gotten so many rad local videos this year it’s amazing. Two things I was really stoked to see while I was down there- they took me to the Levan gap and the Key Arena ledge. The Levan gap is seriously so scary, and the Key Arena ledge lust looks way different. CJ did a feeble to feeble on it (there’s a little gap in the middle) that made the night pretty much. We also rode with Nate (peglessebco on bmxboard) who proceeded to rock a wicked pony tail for most of the second night.
I wish I had a digital camera. I went to a couple parks yesterday with Tony Archibeque, CJ Evans and this dude Nate from bmxboard (if you look those guys up on vimeo you’ll probably find some cool videos). Those guys are really good and it was super fun. It’s ridiculously nice out again so we’re gonna ride some parks and street today.
I’ll be back in town Saturday, but in the meantime I’m enjoying the sunshine and riding bikes. It’s really nice to get out of Alaska for a minute. Heading to skatebarn today with some Seattle locals and hopefully we’ll ride outside too.
Brandon sent this over today:
Dom Mach Spotting
It was just like any other day, driving home from school. Waiting at the stoplight at Springfield and Spall, THEE Dom Mach makes a left hand turn, rocking a giant Macneil sticker in the back window of his truck.
Just thought I should share this experience with you.
I was riding to work the other day listening to The Arcade Fire, and thought of one of my favorite videos, so I thought I would post some of my favorite parts on here.
Davey Watson -Facad (As one): This part can get me pumped to ride more than any other part. I didn’t buy the dvd when the first 50 came to Goods, nor when the second batch of 50 came through. I waited until it was all sold out and Facad was no longer a company, and I had to watch it on you tube. Then I saw on the Dans website that they had 1 copy! Boom, I bought the last copy. Plus the song (A horse with no name – America) is amazing, and whenever I hear it on the radio I want to go ride.
Matt Puorro – Salvation (In motion): In 2003 we had a jam in Summerland, and we wanted to show a video afterwords. No one I knew had ever seen the Salvation video, so I e-mailed Rich and he sent us a copy. I didn’t know anything about the Portland BMX scene at the time, and when I moved here I didn’t know what I was in for. Matt Puorro is a super nice guy, a little rough around the edges. But he can still keep up on a bike.
Taj Mihelich – Odyssey (Electonical): This video part is like a dream. The intro Taj talks about the whole thing. He wanted to ride things where he was welcome. A school where he had all day to build ramps and ride at his leisure, and the T-1 ramp. My goal is to never get kicked out of a spot, or be rushed again, and that is kind of the whole part.
Lotek (Vancouver): This video doesn’t really have a part I like best, the whole video is great. I had to buy this video twice, I had bought a copy when it first came out and then Rich needed to borrow it when he put it on the website. He never gave it back so I bought another copy from Goods. It is still in the plastic. I don’t know too many videos that use multiple songs from one album, that might be one of the reasons I like it so much.
Aaron Gates New Zealand ’04 – No Bikes (Romance): I had forgotten about this part. Then I watched it when I was super bummed out one day last winter and got pumped on life. If I only could ride my bike one more time in my whole life, I would want to ride with Aaron.
This is my first post on the blog since a few layouts ago. it’s been a while, but i think the topic is fitting.
there is a sask bmx scene report on FAT bmx.
now don’t get me wrong, this is cool and all, and i don’t want to turn this into a review on an article. however growing up in saskatchewan, i feel there were a few things left out, or looked over in the article.
first off, the only 3 riders mentioned are all pretty young, and sort of fresh to the scene (although they show tons of potential). while riders like Darren jones (owner and operator of the only REAL bmx shop in the whole province, modern evolution) seem to have been left out. Darren jones has been around as long as i can remember, trying to help out the scene in saskatchewan as much as he can. darren has started 3 indoors that i can count, and has put on a slew of jams, as well as usualy having a good solid mini ramp in his back yard. there are alot of older names in the saskatchewan scene, and if it weren’t for them, we probably wouldn’t have much of a scene at all.
second of all, the article says sask is a good place in the winter. that’s a bold faced lie. one of the two indoors it talks about was closed this winter, i do beleive. and the other is in PA. and no offence to the riders in PA, but not man of us want to travel that far north.. although there are some pretty good snowbanks to ride.
the article is right on one thing, regina has good street. but you really have to explore the city to find the good stuff. downtown, although fun, is limited. it also seems to brush off the two parks. a one year old skate plaza, and the park in rochedale. both built well, and both fun to ride. there are at least 7 cement parks in saskatchewan, and if you are making the trip to ride a park in a town that isn’t regina, estevan, prince albert, or saskatoon, i would say “put your keys back in your pocket, and go have a nap on the couch”. the article doesnt mention swift current. want a small town, with outrageously good street riding? take a drive to that stinky place, it will be worth it.
there are some pretty cool pictures in the article, one too many flyouts, but it’s pretty neat that there is something online about this small corner of canadian bmx. there are more riders in sask that don’t care about what’s cool, than almost anywhere i’ve ever been. and that is something that really sets the scene here apart.
you would be hard pressed to run into a rider, and have him shrug you off, or be rude to you. unless you make fun of his outdated bike, style, or any other shallow thing like that. the scene here may be small, but it hasn’t been ruined by BMX yet.
sorry if this seemed long winded, and hard to understand, i don’t write that often.
over and out, tyz