Little video I did 4 years ago for ESPN, not going to lie the song sucks pretty bad. But you know how it goes when you are restricted to only using licensed music. The riders in this video are classic, Chris Doyle, Kris Bennett, Brian Yeagle, Brian Foster, and more.
Since I’m going to be in the woods most of the day I’m going to leave you with one of the most awesome things to hit the web this year. Watch it, get psyched, and go get your ride or dig on! Don’t forget that you can still pick up some Back Bone goods in the STORE!
The other day while helping out at my parents house and I noticed the remnants of some BMX pictures that I used to have hanging on the walls. There's actually still a poster of Brian Foster permanently fused to one of the walls due to a broken water pipe many years ago. Anyway, seeing those made me reminisce about some of the things that were an inspiration to me back in the day. One of the first things that popped into mind was this cover of the December/January 1997 issue of Ride #25 featuring Robo (the original Robo). I loved this cover so much that I didn't even pull it off and hang it on the wall, which was the fate of a lot of my magazines. Keith Mulligan shot it and still to this day it holds the title of my favorite magazine cover. Camo Standard, classic Robbie Morales style, the mecca that was Sheep Hills back then, and one hell of a close angle of it all captured by Mulligan. To quote the table of contents, "Damn that boy's an artiste with the camera... The Robo Show at Sheep Hills. My favorite cover yet." I couldn't have said it better myself, and some 15 years later I still agree and still have this issue safely tucked away amongst my cherished belongings. Check out the full cover after the jump. (more...)
Kurt did a nice little "Insight" piece on Brian Foster's signature bars from Merritt. Head over to The Union for a full rundown of the specs and just what makes these bars awesome aside from the fact that they are the Blue Falcon's.
Two FBM post in row? Sometimes things just happen like that! Gilly was down in Austin for SXSW and took full advantage of the opportunity to hit up the woods. Stew Johnson snapped a few shots of him as well as a few other dudes who were shredding (i.e. Matty Aquizap, Brian Foster, and Eric Hennessey). Hit up the FBM site to check them out!
Holy hell this may be the best bike check ever! Stew put this together while BF was down in Austin. The riding footage was awesome as expected, but the fact that Brian doesn’t really know or care what parts he’s riding had me cracking up the whole time. Via Fit
Words can’t even express how awesome this Back Bone team edit is! Raine Turnbull finally got around to editing this together from the 2011 trail footage he had. Most of it’s from Posh with a few clips from Catty and some Aussie trails mixed in. There’s a stacked list of riders in here but for some reason I kept expecting Brian Castillo to pop up at some point
BF hit up the Incline Club to escape the cold and rode it like only he could. A racing background will open up your mind to lines and manuals that todays foam pit generation would never be able to see. Via Vital
The first batch of Brian Foster's signature bars from Merritt are now available. They are made from multi-butted heat-treated chromoly, feature dual radius bends, a 19mm crossbar, and weigh in at just 27.1 ounces. The geometry is spot on with a rise of 8.25", a width of 29", 2° of upsweep, and 12° of backsweep. Hit up your favorite local shop or mail order to get a pair!