Ok, so it’s not throwing it back to the Sevs/Oakpark days, but these 23 minutes of raw footage that Darren Meenan threw together from Patio and Keyko is still a welcome site!
I’d kind of forgotten how good BF’s Stay Fit part was until I randomly rewatched it the other day. In my opinion, that bomb drop 360 is the craziest thing that’s ever been done at Posh! Well, that and Mulligan cartwheeling down the damn thing.
Man, I forgot how much shady ass shit went down in this classic video from Base Brooklyn! They did call it “The Shady Bunch” though. My favorite has to be the 7-11 locals ruthlessly and repeatedly throwing a small child down into the mud. I’d love to know the story behind that one! Aside from all the mischief in here, there’s an absolute ton of trails riding from legendary spots like 7-11, Oak Park, Hooligans and more.
Van Homan grippin’ and whippin’ his way through the Louisville Mega Cavern for Duo’s latest ad promoting the grip that bears his name. Shot by Keith Mulligan.
Here’s another good one that I had hanging on my wall back in the day, and another gem shot by Keith Mulligan. Who knew that Brian was a pioneer in home brewing craze? The text in this thing cracks me up!
“Warning: Suspending a rider from BMX competition may lead to complications such as that same rider kicking everyone’s ass in subsequent dirt jumping events.”
“Contents: Malted aggression, domestic aluminum, and only the finest stuck landings”
This very well may be the first coverage of a Dew Tour that I’m actually into. They brought out some lights and let the riders loose on the course for a session that lasted into the night. Ride captured it all in this edit, and Keith also shot photos which you can see in the gallery HERE. If you’re itching to see more of the Dew Tour dirt contest then tune in to NBC on Saturday at 11am for the finals.
This pic of Gary Ellis firing out a suicide no hander at the trails had a lot of people talking. You didn’t see shit like this from top AA pros unless their initials happened to be BF. I’m not exactly sure when this came out, but if I had to guess I’d say like 97-98. It was definitely towards the end of Gary’s career. He went out with a bang, winning a bunch of races and even the NBL Grands. This picture that Keith Mulligan shot for Gary’s Snap interview was the icing on the cake! Take note of the motorcycle helmet, impeccable facial hair, combination kneepad/shinguards, pedals that could cut a man clean in half, Nike basketball shoes, and the pile of trash and scrap that wouldn’t in a million years fly with trail nazis today.
The other day while helping out at my parents house and I noticed the remnants of some BMX pictures that I used to have hanging on the walls. There’s actually still a poster of Brian Foster permanently fused to one of the walls due to a broken water pipe many years ago. Anyway, seeing those made me reminisce about some of the things that were an inspiration to me back in the day. One of the first things that popped into mind was this cover of the December/January 1997 issue of Ride #25 featuring Robo (the original Robo). I loved this cover so much that I didn’t even pull it off and hang it on the wall, which was the fate of a lot of my magazines. Keith Mulligan shot it and still to this day it holds the title of my favorite magazine cover. Camo Standard, classic Robbie Morales style, the mecca that was Sheep Hills back then, and one hell of a close angle of it all captured by Mulligan. To quote the table of contents, “Damn that boy’s an artiste with the camera… The Robo Show at Sheep Hills. My favorite cover yet.” I couldn’t have said it better myself, and some 15 years later I still agree and still have this issue safely tucked away amongst my cherished belongings. Check out the full cover after the jump.
Spotted this beauty that Keith Mulligan shot amongst the latest round of Ride’s Weekend Wallpapers. The first time I saw this setup in person I was sort of confused as to how it would work. It didn’t take long for Jay to come ripping through and lay one of these down on it. Classic Jay Bone style on one of the biggest rollers out there! Download the full size version HERE