Trails LEGEND and half barspin aficionado Derrick Girard, aka “The Mainiac” is the D and G in DRG Machine. I’m sure his middle name is the R, but I don’t know what that is. Roast seems like a fitting name to me! Anyway, Derrick has been busy up in Maine making these badass sprockets that he’s dubbed the “Quad Saw.” Currently they’re available in 28t, 33t and 36t sizes, and in your choice of either black or raw. Prices for the 28t and 33t sizes is $51.99 for raw and $53.99 for black anodized. The 36t is only available in…
I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for edits from the 2016 Farm Jam, and though I’ve come across a few, for the most part they’ve been pretty bad. They’ve either looked like they were filmed and edited with a mid-2000s flip phone, or they look like the cast from the Jersey Shore were given a drone and the responsibility of picking the music. Here’s the first edit that I’ve come across that is somewhat tolerable.
Ah, the Abbaretz Trails! I’ve seen plenty of unique trails in my time doing CYDI, but I think that this place takes the cake as far as being the most unique. If we actually had colonies on other planets, I wouldn’t question it one bit if you told me that this place was located on one of them. You’ll see what I mean when you watch this well produced edit featuring Lucky Boy’s Jeremy Ferey and Robin Senna ripping through the lunar landscape of the place
Getting your bars up higher is the name of the game these days. Some will argue that it gives you more control, others say that it makes for a much happier back. Whatever the reason is, the trend of higher front ends continues to grow. Merritt’s answer to that is their new Inaugural MKII Stem. It retains many of the beloved features of their original Inaugural stem, but with a “lifted” design to raise your bars up. They’ll be available from Merritt dealers in about four weeks, and you better believe we’ll be taking a closer look at them as…
Another ass kicking section from Stronghold! This time it’s Tom O’Boyle globetrotting his way around the world destroying every set of trails, concrete transition and bowl corner that gets in his way!
Wait, there’s more to the La Poma Bikepark than just that big line with the wooden lips? Yes, I’m being sarcastic. It seems like that one line is pretty much the only thing other videos ever show; that and the line with the left hip. It’s refreshing to watch this vid and see some of the other lines there. It definitely gave me a new appreciation for the place!
GetaBMX’s Milan Recknagel sure did do his fair share of getting around last year, as this 2015 highlights edit more than proves! Definitely not a bad way to get the week started, and it’s also a pretty good source of inspiration for laying out some solid traveling plans for 2016.
This retrospective look back at Circuit BMX’s trails filled 2015 certainly won the week for me! It also renewed my desire to build a dirt quarter.
Mark Taylor tipped me off to this video that his buddy Mike Calvey made from last year’s shenanigans at Pumpy, the Bitch Trails and a couple of other spots. It put a smile on my face and I think that’s something we could all use today.
Though things over at Trailife have been pretty quite for the past year, I’ve still continued to check the site everyday hoping for some sign of life. After literally hundreds of disappointments, today was the day! Richie posted this short edit featuring footage from a heated session back in 2014 and a winter walk through the trails that he recently took after not being out there for a year. Fingers crossed that this is a sign of new things to come!