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!
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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.
A couple of months ago I started to see something called Jäunt popping up in my feeds. I was immediately drawn in by the clean logo and wanted to find out who or what exactly Jäunt was. To my surprise it was a new clothing brand headed up by none other than Mike Potoczny. For those not familiar with Mike, he's quite the radical dude! He's one of the nicest people you will ever meet and he kills it on a bike. The first time I ever met him was at one of the Welcome Jams a few years back. I was walking around checking out the lines and he came up to introduce himself and thank me for coming out. I'm not sure why that stood out so much to me, but it did and it left a resounding first impression. Over the years I've gotten to know Mike, and he's become one of my favorite people to ride and hang with. He just graduated college and has dove head first into creating this new brand. I was pretty curious about Jäunt so I shot a few questions over to him to find out more and to get some insight into his new venture. On a side note I couldn't remember what his degree was in so I sent him a text. His response, "History Pimping. Pimping all the hot historical chicks. Give me Cleopatra." Mike rules! Check out the interview after the jump. (more...)
Mark Potoczny is quickly becoming the king of the POV. Here’s his latest from a Thanksgiving session at JP’s Trails. It’s crazy how everyone thought trail season was over when Sandy came through yet almost a month later stuff is still running strong.
After a year hiatus the Welcome Jam made its return, and as expected good times were had by all. Highlights for me were seeing the Halahan brothers shredding, catching up with peeps I hadn't seen in a while, Cory Foust getting pushed off of his bike, and witnessing a Kris Fox nac nac in person. Big thanks to the Potoczny's for all the hospitality! Tommy T has been on it lately so head over to The Heathens page for tons of pics from the jam.