The world known Potoczny Welcome Jam had a massive turn out this year. Every year the jam’s get bigger and bigger, my imagination can only wonder what next year will be like. Meaning we have to one up the video we just made. Results: Best Trick | Jeremy Ball, High Air | Tyler Valentik, High Air Quarter | Lil Jon, Best Pancake | Teddy Van Orman. The video features two local bands from Pittsburgh, Guests of Guests and Locks and Dams. There will be an outtakes video coming out soon, it will cover the quarter pipe high air and bloopers from the eventful day.
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!
Damn another wild looking box rhythm section with a pump track to boot. Mark Potoczny continues his reign of POV dominance by coming through with these runs through Joy Ride 150 up in Toronto. I’ve heard of the park before but had no idea they had worked in stuff like this.
Mark Potoczny follows and then passes his brother Mike through the Wheel Mill‘s Woods Jump Room. Usually this time a year thoughts of riding trails would be the only thing on my mind, but man I want to go put in some laps on those boxes.
It's rough being a trails rider on the East Coast when winter rolls in. A lot of digging gets done when the ground isn't frozen solid, but riding definitely takes a hit. The Wheel Mill is the latest park to undertake the challenge of giving trails riders a place to ride during the winter, and they brought in a handful of Pittsburgh's best riders to get it done. I've been getting more and more excited as I've watched the building progress. The park isn't open quite yet but the builders have been able to sample the fruits of their labor. Tom Arkus put together a time lapse video of the building of what has been dubbed "The Woods Jump Room" and Brian Yeagle shot some great pictures of it being "tested". Hit the jump button to check out the time lapse video and the gallery!
This has been a strange winter for sure. Just yesterday I actually had pulled out shorts to go dig in. I shut my trails down for the season a couple of months ago but there is no doubt that we could have gotten in quite a few more sessions. Jäunt‘s owners Mike Potoczny and Josh Pekich decided to take advantage of the crazy weather and squeeze in a third “last session” at JP’s trails.
Jäunt's "Pom" and "Classic" beanies are now available in the Can You Dig It Store. The Pom beanie may just be the warmest thing I've ever put on my head. Perfect for the the frigid temps that are supposed to be hitting the East Coast next week. Head over to the store and check them out, and if you missed it check out the interview we did last month with Jäunt's Mike Potoczny.