I got the chance to check out The Anthills about seven or eight years ago when I was down in Houston visiting family. Cool spot with a kind of old school vibe that I was definitely digging. The place has had its fair share of adversity over the years due to some crazy floods, but it’s now facing it biggest challenge yet. Somehow after being there for over twenty years, the county has now decided that the trails are an encroachment on the nearby Buffalo Bayou. The locals are working to save the place and have a Change.org petition going that you can sign HERE. Throw a signature down on that thing so that they can hopefully get the county to see the value that the trails have been bringing to the community for the past two decades!
Cody Diggs bringing some roast to Catty Woods that’s even smoother than Drop In’s Guatamalan Huehuetenango!
As you’ve probably already heard, Mutiny is closing its doors after 22 years. I still vividly remember when they first came on the scene. There were a ton of rider owned brands popping up at the time, but Mutiny had a completely different vibe than the rest.
The brand’s torch was eventually passed from Steve Inge to Joe Simon and Gaz Sanders, and they did an amazing job keeping that different vibe alive. They also did an incredible job supporting the trails scene. From sponsoring jams, to supporting trail riders like Robbo, to producing amazing trails edits like the one above, and even just making sure they always had a trails frame as part of their product line up; Mutiny bikes wasn’t just an ally of the trails scene, they were an integral part of it.
I personally want to thank Mutiny for everything that they’ve done, and wish Gaz the best of luck on whatever the next chapter holds for him. The trails scene, and BMX as a whole won’t be the same without Mutiny in them.
Named after the fact that every lap will make sure you’re wide awake, NorCal’s Caffeine Trails definitely look like they live up to that name!
Nothing too crazy here, but I liked the vibe of this vid from the good folks at Drop In Coffee.
Quite the dream backyard setup we have here!
First and foremost I have to thank everyone who’s sent an email or message asking for Can You Dig It to come back. It’s been pretty amazing to open up the CYDI email and socials to find scores of messages from people all over the world writing in to say what CYDI meant to them. It’s going to take a bit, but I promise I’ll get a reply back to all of you!
I was actually pretty close bringing the site back about a year and a half ago, that was until our trails got plowed. More on that in a later post, but that definitely took the wind out of my sails as far as getting the site up and running again. Now that the sting of that has lessened a bit and there are some solid plans to get a new spot going, I think it’s finally time for a CYDI comeback!
So what can you expect from the CYDI reboot? Initially expect the site to be down from time to time as I get all the backend stuff sorted out and updated. Don’t worry if the site doesn’t load or shit looks wonky. It will all get worked out in time! After that it’s going to be business as usual, a collection of trails related content from around the world. There’s also a bunch of original content and other stuff that I never got around to doing pre-hiatus that I’m excited to finally get to work on. So bear with me for a couple weeks as I get the site’s functionality where it needs to be. We’ll be up and running on all cylinders soon!
The Trail Rider of the Year category for NORA Cup will always be near and dear to my heart, and something that puts a smile on my face. A smile not only because I’m stoked that the category now exist, but also because it makes me laugh thinking back to the conference call I was on in order to make it happen. I’ll just say this, we were dangerously close to being lumped into the Transition Rider of the Year category! Having to explain how someone like these fine gentlemen nominated for the award this year differ from let’s say a Kyle Baldock or Daniel Sandoval always makes me chuckle. Anyway, good luck to this year’s nominees! Every single one of you dudes deserve the cup!
Watching this line develop and come together over the past six and a half years has been an absolute pleasure! You’re the man Satoski!
With jams being few and far between, jam footage from this year is about on the rarity level as hen’s teeth. Nonetheless, here’s a little something Valentin Moder threw together from an Austrian shindig at the VCT Trails.