Holy hell, I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I did a flashback post. I knew it had been a bit, but damn! Hopefully this video that Joe Rich cooked up eight years ago for Fox will make up for me dropping the ball for so long. I mean, if six minutes of Chase Hawk and Ruben Alcantara doing Chase Hawk and Ruben Alcantara things at various Spanish trails doesn’t make up for it, I don’t know what will.
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!
Our friends at Terrible One are getting ready to pull the trigger on another batch of Garrett Byrnes’ signature SFA frames. They are taking pre-orders until November 22nd so you have a little less than a week to get your money together to lock one down. The good thing about pre-ordering is that not only are you guaranteeing that you get one, but also that you get one with the exact options that you want. This year’s colors choices are gloss clear, gloss black, dark roast brown and deep sea blue/green, and the top tube sizes are 20.75″, 21″, 21.25″ and 21.5″. You also have a few options as far as the braking setup goes. You can go with welded chainstay mounts and cable guides, removable chainstay mounts and guides, or no mounts or guides at all. Jump on over to the T1 site for the rest of the details and to secure a SFA of your very own!
This timeline that Terrible One put together of Garrett Byrnes’ signature frames starts off with the legendary Garrettcode and then shows the struggle of getting his second signature frame, the Sweet Fuck All produced in America. If you ever wondered why why there was such a gap between the first Maas made batch of SFAs and the ones when S&M took the reigns in 2010, here is your explanation!
A fitting flashback seeing as I’m about to hit the road for a quick day trip to Posh!
I’ve got a few things I’ve been meaning to bump back up to the top, so expect to see them resurfacing over the course of the weekend. I’m going to start things off with this edit that our man Jake Dyke put together from the footage he shot with his iPhone at The Battle of Gillies Creek while testing out a Moondog Labs Anamorphic Lens Adaptor.
Very, very, very rarely do I post things on here that don’t have any trails in them. This is one of those extra special occasions that I do and I highly doubt anyone will question it. I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to call Garrett a friend for the better part of a decade and a half. I’ve also been able to do the same with Ryan Navazio for just about as long. They came together to work on this promo for the new Terrible One and Animal collaboration tire, and the result is pure magic. Classic Garrett Byrnes meets Navaz’s signature camera work. Garrett may not be the first to conquer the legendary Lansdowne snake run gap, but he damn sure looked the best doing it!
Our man Jake Dyke whipped up this little iPhone edit from the footage he shot at The Battle of Gillies Creek while testing out the new Moondog Labs Anamorphic Lens Adaptor. Richie Sakai was kind enough sing a few bars for the intro, and of course we had to throw in a star wipe for good measure because, “why eat hamburger when you can have steak?“
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all aren’t too hungover from all the celebrating that was going on last night. Post are going to be a little slow for the next few days because the internet where I am is pretty spotty. I’ll be back up to speed next week and you can look forward to our annual roundup of the top ten trails web edits from the last year.
All that said, here’s our first flashback post of 2016, and it’s a good one if I do say so myself! This coverage of the jams at Baker’s Acres and the Woodbridge Trails is from an early issue of Ryan Navazio and Mike Puorro’s video magazine project, Jersey Riding (which eventually turned into Standpoint). When the subject of classic trails sections from the early 2000s comes up, this is one of the first things that pops into my head! Big thanks to Navaz for letting me upload it!
Garrett’s bike checks are always interesting, and thanks to T1‘s Freaky Friday we get to see his latest. His sprocket has grown a bit since the last one, but he’s still running those crazy ergo grips!