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!
I’ve been seeing sections from Shawn “Elf” Walters’ “Dollar Bet” DVD getting posted up in various places over the last few days. I’d be lying if I said that I knew anything about the DVD, but since it was from the SLC area, I was holding out hope that there possibly could be some trails in it. That hope turned into reality when DIG posted this Tanner Trails section from the DVD this morning. It has a classic feel to it that is a nice departure from the super polished ultra mega 69K stuff we’ve grown accustomed to seeing these…
Now that Matt Priest is all healed up and riding better than ever, I fully hope/expect to see a lot more of this from him next season! Via Villa Road and DIG.
First off, it’s so good to see that Matt Priest is back to shredding as hard as ever after being off the bike so long with a severely broken ankle! This video that Andrew Thomson put together for DIG and Villa Road shows his journey from being told that he may never ride again, to getting back out to Woodyard and riding like nothing ever happened.
I knew DIG’s new Alumni series was going to be good, but this first episode on Thomas Hooper blew my expectations out of the water! They really couldn’t have chosen a better subject to start things off with. Thomas came from the early UK trails scene and is legendary both in our little world of BMX and in the world that he has made a career out of, tattooing. This piece tells the story of how those worlds are connected and how Thomas continues to draw inspiration from his BMX roots.