Joe has been posting a bunch of classic edits that he’s had a hand in over on the T1 site. I had all but forgotten about this motowhip how-to that he filmed with Chase Hawk back in 2009. Man, I watched this at least a dozen times when it came out! It didn’t help my whips at all but watching Chase do these sure is candy for the eyes.
Eastside pops into my head every time I see something on the news about the flooding down in Texas. I realize a lot of other trails down there are dealing with the same thing, but I can actually picture the damage at Eastside because the first time I ever went there was right after a flood. I’ve had this old Chase Hawk edit that James Stevens made chillen in my bookmarks for quite some time now. It’s cool to look back and see how much the trails have grown since then. I can only imagine how much they’ll probably grow…
I’ve been using a golf travel bag to fly with my bike for the past 15 years. I roll with the cheapo ones that you can find at Sports Authority, but if you want to be baller you can go with one of Odyssey‘s new “Hawks Nest” bags. It’s modeled after traditional golf travel bags, but they snuck in a few cool features to make it even more suited for traveling with a bike. Here we have Chase Hawks demonstrating some of those features while also showing you how to best go about putting your bike in it.
Head over to The Union and check out Nick Steben’s SoCal trails heavy photo gallery that they have up.
I had the pleasure of meeting and riding with Chase way back in 2001 while he was on the Props road trip that they talk about in here. It was pretty damn obvious back then that once he grew into his bike he was going to be one of the best riders to ever touch a BMX. Make your way over to the X Games site after you get done watching this for some good words on Chase and Austin’s BMX history by Brian Tunney.
Defgrip’s Nuno Oliveira shadowed Chase and Joe as they worked on that amazing Oakley edit that dropped the other day. He wasn’t just dead weight though, he was shooting photos the whole time. Check them out by making your way on over to Defgrip!
There’s only two clips from 9th Street in here but it doesn’t even matter. Joe Simon’s cinematography paired with Chase’s riding is pure magic. I suppose I should mention that this is for/from Oakley, before I go back to watching it again.
Ah a day in the life of Chase Hawk. Actually quite a bit more productive than I would have thought. Feel free to watch the whole thing, but just so you know, he doesn’t make it to Red Box until the 05:50 mark.
Epic is a word that gets tossed around much too often these days, yet there’s no better word to describe this Fox video. Chase Hawk and Ruben Alcantara riding Spanish dirt all captured in slow motion by Joe Rich. Garrett Byrnes even has a few clips! I’ve watched this video dozens of times, and every time I do it’s just as amazing to me as it was when I first saw it three years ago.
When I first seen this video about 5 years ago, I knew right away that I would be riding Banos Trail at some point of my life, south of France is an incredible place. The slightest inspiration can take you halfway across the world!