I used to go to Florida a lot when I was younger with my buddy the Stileman, and let’s just say that the trails there were interesting back then. I always did have a ton of respect for the dudes down there making it happen though. It was cool seeing the trails evolve from piles of sand with carpets over them to dialed spots built with the help of shipped in clay. Casselberry or 71N definitely gained the most notoriety, but there were a couple of other sets of trails down there that I’ve long since forgotten the names of…
People (Mike Cottle I’m looking in your direction) are always saying that BMX needs to get off of skateboarding’s testicles. Well if you don’t agree with that, then why not show some support for skateboarding by getting a seat made from their scraps. I totally don’t expect you to watch this whole thing! Skip to 01:17 if you care to actually see the pivotal atrocity this dude is currently “prototyping.”
Cottle just added some rad photos to his online gallery! I’m really digging the one above of Trey Jones at 71N, but there are a lot of other gems in there that are worth checking out! Peep em HERE!
It’s been a bit since we’ve seen any fresh Cottle footage. Good to see that the old bag of salt is still rippin!
Tom kicked ass on this edit so I’m re-upping it for the weekend! If you missed it the first time around then you’ll definitely want to hit the play button. Hell, it’s worth giving another watch even if you’ve already seen it!
A big get well goes out to Mark Potoczny (pictured here with his new roommate Snoop Dog aka Snoop Lion) who’s out for the next month with a broken thumb. Hopefully with a little luck he’ll be all healed up in time to catch the peak of the Fall trail session. Next time you’re sippin’ on some Blast make sure to pour a little out for our downed homie!
Heathens Jam 2013 was a blast, already can’t wait till the next one. We had a pretty strong Pittsburgh based crew that rolled in to claim the jumps. Will Herman was announced the Patch Pimp for shredding so hard. The Queen of England better approve of this. Tyler Valentik AKA “Baby T” won the boost portion of the jam. Featuring: Ryan Popple, Mike Cottle, Rob Darden, Mike Potoczny, Noshirt, Mike Hucker, Glen Johnson, and more. Enough reading click the play button!
I’ve known about Cottle’s plan to ride from Florida to Pennsylvania for a while now, and from time to time thoughts of what that trip would be like will pop into my head quickly followed by an audible “Fuck that”. I got to give it to Mike for undertaking such a ride, and better yet for a good cause. He plans on raising money for the non-profit Rickey Bates BMX Banned Together Organization. Mike leaves on April 1st, and Trailrambling has a good piece up detailing his upcoming trip and ways you can donate. Check it out HERE
Ok, the video quality blows but there’s some damn fine riding in here. For those of you who don’t know, Formatiks was Brandan “Punjab” Pundai’s company back in the early to mid 2000’s. This was a promo for a video that was supposed to come out. As far as I know it never did so this is all that we are left with. Thanks to Tom for putting me onto this one!
Cottle took some time off from his shop Outspoken to film this edit for Shadow. Check him out getting down at 71n with a few park clips thrown in for good measure.