It looks like Dig and Fit are bringing back their “12 Days of Aitken” this year, starting off once again with his Empire East part. Even nearly two decades later, Jim’s trails still look crazy. They sure weren’t anything to Mikey though!
DIG gives you a look into the Czech trails scene via a gallery of photos shot by Milan Tykal and captioned by Eric Hennessey that I would highly recommend checking out. Henny traveled was over there back in September with Garrett Ginch for the Řáholec Jam and they got the full trails tour. Click HERE for some awesome shots from L.E.S., Vapenka and Paul’s Garden!
For all of us who didn’t make it out to S&M’s 30 Year Party, we can live it out vicariously through Wes McGrath’s photo gallery that’s over on DIG. I know they had a lot of other stuff going on, but the trails definitely seemed to be the crowning jewel of weekend! Peep the gallery HERE
Hucker has a bike check up on DIG showing off his very vintage looking build. Seriously, that thing is a 44t sprocket, a railed seat and press-in headset cups away from being straight out of 1995. Love it! Give it a look and catch a little interview with Hucker HERE!
Our old friend Brian Barnhart has an amazing collection of photos up on DIG from last season at the Freedom 40 trails. Brian’s work is always amazing so do yourself a favor and check out the gallery HERE!
FINALLY footage from last year’s La Source Jam! If I remember correctly, DIG was supposed to put out an edit but their filmer’s camera bag that had the footage in it was stolen. I was thinking that we just weren’t going to have any video from the jam but then Trailfever came through with this edit showing all of us who didn’t go just what we missed.
Every year the Back Bone crew goes all out and puts on three days of BMX madness that is known as the ACT Jam. Some downhill roasters built next to a race track was the site of one of the jams, and they totally reminded me of the old DK Dirt Circuit days! DIG has a photo gallery up with lots of pics that Cooper Brownlee shot from both the jumps and from concrete stops of the jam. Give them a look and hang tight for an edit that I’m sure will be coming soon. Peep the gallery HERE!
I was actually expecting the video from Lima, Inch and Matt Priest’s New Zealand trip to be a Villa Road edit, but it turns out that it’s for Verde. This epic 15 minute piece follows their whole adventure but if you’re short on time or have a short attention span, 02:12 is where you’ll find the PMP Trails part, and 11:40 will put you at the beginning of the fun where they meet up with Martyn Tambling at Gorge Road. What an absolute treat it is to watch these dudes flow through those places!
My apologies for the delay! Maybe one day I’ll finally realize that I need to start the whole process of picking these out well before the end of the year rolls around. I thought I’d be able to hammer it out right at the beginning of January, but between traveling and being busy with a bunch of other stuff, I never had the time to fully devote to sitting down and giving this the attention it deserves. So, here we are, damn near the end of February and we’re just now taking a look back on what I thought were…
I can’t even put into words how unbelievably psyched I am to see the final result of this documentary that DIG and Stew Johnson are putting together on Garrett Byrnes. There’s no doubt about how much of an influence he was on my generation. I just really hope that at least a few BMX kids of today’s current generation see this and have some of that influence rub off on them!