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The BMX In Our Blood – Rob Dolecki

I was very excited to wake up and see that Joe had posted his interview with transfer master and photographer extraordinaire Rob Dolecki. Having known Rob for the better part of two decades, I’ve been anxiously waiting for this one! I’m going to see if I can fly under the radar here at work so that I can give it a listen. Hopefully you won’t have to be quite as covert as me while you do the same!

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Jay Lonergan – Blood, Sweat & Trails

I’m not going to waste your time here. Just hit play on this amazing piece that Rob Dolecki and DIG put together on the trails shaman, Jay Lonergan.

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DIG Issue 99.5 – Print Is Dead

Here’s something I couldn’t be more excited to get my hands on! DIG Issue 99.5 is a 164 page high quality large format limited edition book that marks their first print release since returning to their independent publishing roots. Of course I can’t wait to check out Rob Dolecki’s “Ode to Posh” and the unseen photos from him and a host of other DIG photographers, but I’m also just a excited to see/read all of the other content they’ve included. You’ll find the rundown of just what that is below, and you can get your hands on a copy HERE if you’re in the UK or Europe, and HERE if you live anywhere else in the world. Remember, it’s limited edition so you may want to pull the trigger on picking one up sooner rather than later!

• Whatever happened to Josh Heino?
• Bone Deth – Cop Lag Is Real
• 747 Days – The Making of The BSD Transmission Video
• Documenting ‘Etnies Chapters’ – 5 Photographers and their stories
• The Search For Japan’s Long Lost Death Bowl. By George Marshall
• Long Game – The Aaron Ross Interview
• 10 Times BMX Failed
• 10 Times BMX Won
• An Ode to Posh Woods by Rob Dolecki
• The Rise of the BMX “Yes” men.
• Rambling In The Pacific Northwest
• The Palmistry Guide – Vans In Morocco
• Lucky Stars – Harry Mills Wakley
• Full Bleed – Epic unseen Photography from Devin Feil, Andrew White, Wes McGrath, Rob Dolecki & Kevin Conners

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Clint Reynolds Bike Check

Clint Reynolds’ “Fascist Killing Machine” is the subject of the latest DIG Setups. Along with the bike check we also get a little interview that contains a few tantalizing bits of info. Credence grips, even bigger bars, and the possibility of a Credence tire! Head on over to DIG for the bike check and the full scoop!

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The Top 10 Trails Web Edits Of 2015

I had no idea how much you guys liked this top 10 trails web edits thing until emails started pouring in over the last couple weeks asking if I was going to be doing it this year! Truth be told, I’ve been nibbling away at it since the beginning of the month but all the traveling that I’ve also been doing slowed things down a bit. It’s always a pretty tough job putting this list together, but this year was the toughest yet. After going back through 2015’s videos I ended up with a “short list” of a few dozen videos that needed to be whittled down to just ten. After a lot of back and forth and enough inner dialog to probably be deemed legally insane, here is the list of my ten favorite trails web edits to come out in 2015. As usual, feel free to let me know in the comments whether you agree, disagree, or think I left something out!
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10. Shawn Real – DIG Low Profile

Straight up, the only reason that Shawn’s Low Profile from DIG isn’t in the top five is because of all of the ramp footage that’s mixed in. That said, my jaw not only hit the ground the first time I watched this, but every single time after. There are literally too many WTF moments in here to list. From the first case to the last 450, you’re entertained the whole way through!


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9. The Don’s Jam

Throw a jam at a set of trails that had people from all over the world talking about them, add in some of the Northwest’s heaviest hitters, and set it all to a Judas Priest soundtrack. If that’s not a recipe for a kick ass trails edit, I don’t know what is. I had so many people asking me about these trails after this edit dropped!


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8. Villa Road – The Woodyard Summer 2015

2015 saw a new clothing/lifestyle brand emerge by the name of Villa Road. Headed up by some of the same guys responsible for the Woodyard Trails, it was to be expected that the trails would be an integral part of the brand’s media presence. This Villa Road branded edit from summer sessions at Woodyard set the bar pretty damn high as to what we can expect to see from them moving forward.


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7. Dig – Catty & Posh Halls Of Weenies Jam

With both Catty and Posh now throwing jams, the Lehigh Valley is absolutely the place to be around Halloween! Dolecki did a fantastic job with this DIG edit of capturing not just the weekend’s events, but also the fun times and good vibes that surround them. I’m sure he also managed to put in more laps than anyone else while doing so!


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6. Dan Closser – Solstice 2014

I have to revisit one of my original descriptions here. “Legendary trails and a dude who has reached a legend status of equal proportions.” That really sums up Dan Closser’s Solstice edit! Seeing him effortlessly flow through the place almost makes you forget how god damn big those jumps actually are.


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5. Laguna

This one won me over with its production value. The filming and the sound quality were absolutely amazing, and the trails and Daniel Fleury’s riding were right on par with them. The thing about Laguna is that it isn’t a place that you see a whole lot of. It almost kind of has a mysterious aura around it. This edit not only does a great job of showcasing both the trails and Daniels riding, but also conveying that vibe of mystery.


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4. United TRU Frame Promo

United could have thrown together some riding clips and a few product shots and called it a day with this promo for their TRU frame. Instead the frame took a backseat and this promo for it became more of a look into what drives us trail riders/builders to do what we do. They really would have been hard pressed to have found a more perfect person for this than Tyson Jones-Peni. His passion for building trails is just as strong and powerful as the way he rides them, and that really comes through in here.


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3. Large

There’s not a single trail rider out there who doesn’t get excited when they see footage from New Zealand’s PMP trails, and in my opinion this is the best footage to come out of there yet. No energy drink funded production here, this edit is just the purest representation of the trails and the crew who builds and rides them.


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2. Snakewoods Last Call

I really don’t think there’s a trail crew out there who has more fun than the dudes at Snakewoods… or at least that’s what their edits lead me to believe. A year of solid edits coming from Snakewoods cumulated with this one from what may have unfortunately been their last jam. James Fox did an excellent job of capturing every last bit of the fun that was had that day. If I had one negative thing to say about it, it would be that when you watch this you end hating the fact that you weren’t there.


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1. Deluxe – East Coast Trails Trip

Well that brings us to number one on my list, Ty Stuyvesant’s video from Deluxe’s East Coast Trails Trip. Deluxe has had a long history of producing amazing trails content, and I’m glad to see that has seamlessly carried on through the change of ownership. It would honestly be really hard to take a crew of guys like the ones Deluxe has on their team on a road trip to the land of trails that is the Northeast of the United States and not come back with something amazing! The way Ty put it all together is what really makes this something special. It leans more towards being a documentary than just an edit, and I think that broadens its appeal beyond just us trail riders. A person who has never ridden trails or even BMX could watch this and appreciate not just the riding, but also the sense of comradery that comes along with what we do.

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Flashback: Jersey Riding – Baker’s Acres / Woodbridge Trails Jams

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all aren’t too hungover from all the celebrating that was going on last night. Post are going to be a little slow for the next few days because the internet where I am is pretty spotty. I’ll be back up to speed next week and you can look forward to our annual roundup of the top ten trails web edits from the last year.

All that said, here’s our first flashback post of 2016, and it’s a good one if I do say so myself! This coverage of the jams at Baker’s Acres and the Woodbridge Trails is from an early issue of Ryan Navazio and Mike Puorro’s video magazine project, Jersey Riding (which eventually turned into Standpoint). When the subject of classic trails sections from the early 2000s comes up, this is one of the first things that pops into my head! Big thanks to Navaz for letting me upload it!

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Dig – Catty & Posh Halls Of Weenies Jam

Dig’s coverage of the Catty and Posh Halls of Weenies Jam, as filmed and edited by Mr. Rob Dolecki. Sorry for the brief description, I got to get out to the words and get some things done while there’s still daylight!

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FBM – Wheels of Confusion, Episode 3

This is the first episode I’ve posted of the Wheels of Confussion web series that FBM has been doing over on Epic TV. Not to take away anything from the other episodes, but this is the first one from the trails. Join them as the crew makes a stop at Catty for some fun in the woods on their bikes and behind the grill.

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Cruising that Catty Clay

Dolecki put together a great piece to accompany Mutiny‘s Catasaqua edit that dropped yesterday. I HIGHLY suggest that you head over to the Dig site for some words, photos, and interviews with Robbo, Roey, and Andy that help to put an exclamation point on this amazing project.

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TRA Double Cross Gallery By Dig

The TRA Double Cross went down over the weekend and it was an absolute blast. I’ll share more of my thoughts on the event in a later post, but for now make your way over to DIG for some words and photos from Dolecki.