The rain held off for most of the day and the 3rd annual The Battle of Gillies Creek went down in Richmond this past weekend. It was rad to see all the new stuff they’ve been working on since becoming legal. The new pump track wasn’t quite running, but I’m sure it’s going to get a whole new wave of people stoked on trails when it gets going. Hats off to Kitt and the crew down there for kicking ass! Puck has some photos from the day over on Least Most that you can check out HERE.
I really couldn’t think of a more fitting place to have a jam for John Lee than the Shoreham BMX Track. I’ve personally never been to Shoreham but just hearing the name makes me think about John, Terra, Brian Iarocci and many other names that I grew up associating with the BMX scene on Long Island. Come on out tomorrow (August 30th) and have some fun raising some funds for the undisputed nicest guy in BMX!
My buddy John Lee has been on my mind a lot lately as he’s been healing up from that gnarly crash last month. I’ve been following his updates pretty regularly and I couldn’t be more stoked to see how well his recovery is going. Time sure does go by fast though. It seems like just yesterday that he was just some dude I looked up to because I saw him in magazines and the occasional video killing his trails, Oak Park up on Long Island. I don’t remember when, but sometime over the course of the last 15 years I…
FBM has set up a GoFundMe Page to help out John Lee while he’s recovering from facial reconstructive surgery and can’t work. If you didn’t know, John had a crash a couple of weeks ago in Cleveland that resulted in an immediate trip to the ER and then a trip to North Carolina to undergo surgery. Unfortunately he didn’t have health insurance, and as you can imagine the financial toll is going to be really high. John is an awesome dude, so I really implore you to help him out with whatever you can.
I just found out via his Instagram that John Lee went down last weekend in Cleveland and has been in the hospital ever since. He’s doing better but it’s going to be a bit before he’s back on his feet. Get well soon buddy! This one goes out to you, lord knows you’re the only one who will truly appreciate it! Update John just let me know that he’s in North Carolina now. He ended up fracturing his cheek, eye socket, both the upper and lower jaws, and knocked out seven teeth. He’s going to be having surgery on Tuesday…
Cory Nastazio always cracks me up! This story about him stealing a bike and getting instant karma by breaking both collarbones is just about as funny as the story of Cory telling John Lee that he was blacker than him.
It’s been a bit since I’ve seen anything new from CTY Woods. This little edit starts out with plenty of the digging footage that John Lee loves, and then moves into the crew taking some well deserved laps.
Here’s a little digging edit from La Villette just for John Lee.
Here’s one just for you John Lee! The crew at the Greenfield Trails have been putting in some serious work getting the trails dialed in.
I think some evil genius created this video just for people like John Lee. Rather than putting the digging footage at the start, they opted to get it going with a bit of riding before moving into all the trail grooming footage that John so loves. If there’s one thing John Lee loves more than a good stovepipe, it’s footage of people dialing in trails.