We’ve finally reached my personal favorite section from Welcome Back To Jefferson State! If Jeremy’s part doesn’t get you psyched to go out and roast the living shit out of some dubs then maybe The Cum dUmp is a more appropriate site for you.
Only Jon Lynn could manage to find a warp in a Bloomingdales store that takes you right to Posh.
You’d be wrong if you thought we were all done with Kill The Line edits. Here’s a late entry courtesy of the fine folks over at Trailfever.
I’m kind of sad that this is the season finale of Raditudes. I’ve enjoyed the whole series and really hope that they bring it back next year. This episode finds the boys attempting to visit Stonehenge before making their way to the Decoy Jam. 90s jumping contest anyone!
Crazy Al Cayne was creeping around the TRA Double Cross shooting pictures and interview folks. One of those folks happened to be Chris Doyle, and you can check out what he thought about the event in the video above. I’m pretty sure Doyle’s extreme raditude on the big jump is what caused Van to crash.
There’s been quite a few edits from the Mosquito Trail Jam already but this has BY FAR the best soundtrack!
And once again I really need to learn Portuguese. I may not know what Valvo is talking about in here but I do know that I’m down with any day in the life that starts out at the trails. Via Faith Co.
I’m posting this because it’s the D-Man, but I’m definitely bummed that there were only a handful of trail clips right in the beginning. Come on Kink, give us the full length Doyle trails edit that we deserve!
It’s been a bit since I’ve seen anything from the Greenfield Trails. Judging from this video that Floyd Manhal sent through, it looks like they’ve been busy building away.
This is the best video that I’ve seen so far that truly captures just how amazing TRA‘s Double Cross was. Even at Dreamline conversations would inevitably drift into talking about Double Cross. Will it be the future of BMX racing? I highly doubt that because it’s something that’s completely different. BMX racing in its present and past form is a jock sport. Sure you get the occasional Brian Foster or Robbie Miranda who come through and shake things up, but for the most part it’s dominated by dudes who spend more time in the gym than on the bike. The Double Cross track rewarded guys with bike handling skills rather than the gym rats. That point was proven when Chris Doyle took on a guy who is well on his way to the Olympics and the race was neck and neck.
I think what Mike Gentilcore and TRA have created here is a new and exciting form of racing on a BMX bike. Exciting is the key word there! It’s been a long time since I watched a BMX race and was legitimately excited about what was going on. This is what I thought Red Bull’s R.Evolution race was going to be like, and that turned out to just be basically a run of the mill BMX race with slightly bigger jumps. The trail dudes who raced had zero change against the clipped in carbon fiber mounted warriors they were up against.
I think the traditional form of BMX racing will continue on with its tracks built so that five year olds can ride them and dudes out in the parking lot doing sprints. I also think that TRA has just created an entirely different discipline of BMX racing, one that is not only exciting to watch, but one that is just as exciting to participate in. Something tells me that we’ll see a lot more people coming out of the woodwork at next year’s Double Cross ready to strap on a numberplate and bang some bars!