As crazy as it is to think about now, Fort Wayne, Indiana was at the top of the list of places I wanted to live back when I was in high school. The motley crew of dudes who ended up calling that place home during that time is directly to blame for that. The videos they put out gave us a first hand look into the BMX scene they had carved out in a midwest town that I’m sure I had never heard of up until then. It really did seem like a little BMX mecca to myself and the…
Shot out to FBM for reminding me about this gem with their Gilly post this morning. I’ve been admiring this dude’s riding ever since I first saw that manual that opens up 1201!
Here’s another gem I dug up while exploring Dig’s new site. Brian Barnhart hit up Gilly with some questions revolving around his time in Bethlehem being one of the main builders at Posh. I first went to Posh right before Gilly moved there and seeing the place transform after he did was pretty amazing. Give a click HERE for a damn good read.
I always get a kick out of seeing old trail footage from spots that still continue to exist while progressing tremendously. Note the butcher jump at Posh! This video is from 1997 produced by Props.
Shutterspeed one trail section. You can view Shutterspeed Two Here.
Standpoint 4 Small Brown Bike Soundcheck. A big thanks goes out to Ryan Navazio for letting us upload this awesome trail section from his past Standpoint Video Series. Featuring some classic trail riders, ripping some classic trails on the East Coast.
Dave King, Clint Reynolds, and Gilly are down in Guadalajara Mexico working on this wild course for the Red Bull Conquers event that’s going down at the end of the month. That’s one ambitious artist rendering of what the course will look like but if anybody can pull off building some wild shit like that it would be those guys. Check out the flyer and press release after the jump.
Two FBM post in row? Sometimes things just happen like that! Gilly was down in Austin for SXSW and took full advantage of the opportunity to hit up the woods. Stew Johnson snapped a few shots of him as well as a few other dudes who were shredding (i.e. Matty Aquizap, Brian Foster, and Eric Hennessey). Hit up the FBM site to check them out!
When I was a youngin’ there was a video by the name of 1201 that I thought was the greatest thing I had ever laid eyes on. The opening of said video starts with Jeremy Reiss manualing for what at the time I thought was an absolutely unbelievable distance. Jeremy kicked ass throughout the whole video and ended up being someone I really looked up to. Over the years I’ve gotten to ride with Gilly quite a bit and he’s still kicking ass to this day. Crandall posted up a few pictures and videos parts of Gilly’s as well as…