While this technically goes over my maximum street/park clip limit, since it’s Mulville I’ll let it slide. This time…
I knew exactly what this week’s flashback post was going to be as soon as the Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ “Jackie Blue” came on while I was driving home!
This totally wasn’t planned but it looks like we’re going straight from the OG generation of the Pittsburgh trails scene straight into the youngest! It’s been awesome watching the Halahans grow over the years into the rippers that they are today. I’m stoked that Mike (their dad) has been keeping them on the right track by instilling in them that it’s not just all about riding, but also about putting in work to dig and create their own trails. 9 Acres is what their calling the spot they’ve built, and Geo Jenkins put together this edit for FBM of the Halahan brothers and some friends ripping both it and Monroeville.
I saw Chris Doyle’s section from Kink’s Intervention video floating around other sites today and totally blanked on it having trails in it. Sorry D-Man! Hit play and you’re instantly treated to a run that only Chris could put together through Monroeville’s Chicane line.
There’s been a ton of hype and leading up to Kink’s latest full length release, Intervention. Perhaps you caught the livestream premiere over the weekend. I was assuming that Doyle’s part would be the only speck of trails in it so I didn’t make it a priority to catch it on that first go around; plus I knew that Kink would be releasing the video on Youtube today. My assumption was correct and Doyle’s part is indeed where you need to go to find some trails. It comes in the form of Monroeville and it gets rolling at the 16:09 mark.
I certainly wasn’t expecting to find a brand new Chris Doyle edit when I opened up my computer this evening! I’m damn sure not going to complain about it, and as a matter of fact I’m going to thank Rockstar for bringing it to us. Check out the D-Man doing what he does best at Monroeville and The Wheel Mill!
X Games brings us this look at the spots Chris Doyle frequents when he’s home and not out clicking those signature 360 turndowns somewhere else in the world. He gets things rolling with a Monroeville session, escapes the rain at The Wheel Mill, and finishes things off at Boyce. I don’t know if it was my aging Macbook or just the usual Comcast fuckery, but the ESPN player was super buggy for me. I seriously felt like I was watching a Max Headroom rerun or something. Hopefully it will work a bit better for you! It also seems to not be showing on the homepage. Click into the post and you’ll be all good. Why god, why can’t people just stick to the tried and true Vimeo and Youtube players?
My ears perked right up when caught wind of Red Bull’s Urban Rhythm Competition that’s going down at The Wheel Mill on December 6th. Taking trail crews from around the region and having them battle it out for $1000 with choreographed trains sounds absolutely amazing. Especially considering that Posh, Catty, Heathens, and Monroeville are amongst the invited. God I hope Posh brings out the Dunny Bunny! In a nod to the movie Rad, they’re having a Wild Card Qualifier before the event that’s open to any crew who wants to try to qualify for the big show. I can promise you that this is going to be one hell of a time even if you’re just spectating. Check out the official details after the jump, and then get on making plans to be there!
Hell yeah, Doyle shredding it up at the TRA Double Cross, the Wheel Mill, some Pittsburgh park whose name is currently escaping me, and finally good ol’ Monroeville! I love that they took it straight back to the year 2000 with the soundtrack! You’ll have to click HERE to watch it since Empire doesn’t think we’re cool enough to be able to embed it.
I went to Monroeville once. Unfortunately I was battling a hangover that would have crushed even the mighty Charlie Sheen, so riding my bike wasn’t really in the cards. God damn shitty cheap Pittsburgh beer.