One of the really cool things about BMX is that it's a relatively small community and if you stick around it long enough you end up meeting the people who you looked up to when you were younger. When I was growing up Stew's videos were in constant rotation at my house and had a huge influence on both myself and my friends. Somewhere along the line I ended up meeting Stew, and even though I've been friends with him for quite a number of years now I still kind of do a double take when I get a text from him. Stew is the subject of the latest "Firsts" interview over on The Union and it's a read that's certainly worth checking out. Peep it HERE
Two FBM post in row? Sometimes things just happen like that! Gilly was down in Austin for SXSW and took full advantage of the opportunity to hit up the woods. Stew Johnson snapped a few shots of him as well as a few other dudes who were shredding (i.e. Matty Aquizap, Brian Foster, and Eric Hennessey). Hit up the FBM
site to check them out!
Holy hell this may be the best bike check ever! Stew put this together while BF was down in Austin. The riding footage was awesome as expected, but the fact that Brian doesn’t really know or care what parts he’s riding had me cracking up the whole time. Via Fit
I don't think there could be anyone more deserving of receiving the first production S&M
CCR than Stew Johnson.
I’ve always been a huge fan of the Blue Falcon so maybe I’m a bit biased, but I swear to you that BF-IT is one of the most awesome things you will ever watch. Watch the trailer then go get it here!
The good news is that BF-IT is available! Fit did a limited edition shirt that's available exclusively through their online store
and it comes with a dvd copy of the documentary. The bad news is that according to them that is the only way to get a copy of the dvd and unless you wear a XXL they are already sold out. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they do another run because that's a piece of BMX history that I'd love to own! UPDATE:
Maybe we're in luck because it now says "Back ordered. Available Dec. 3".
Defgrip has a rad interview with Stew Johnson on the BF-IT Documentary. I was lucky enough to have seen BF-IT and it's nothing short of a work of art. Stew put in some serious work to get it done/keep it secret from Brian, so head over to Defgrip
and read what it took to make it happen.
How about a little Brian Yeagle to start the morning off! Via Tree
One good thing about being stuck inside for two days is that you get to catch up on some reading. The online release of issue six
of The Albion happened to coincide with the "frankenstorm" trapping me inside so I went ahead and read it cover to cover. As expected it was another great issue, but the highlight for me was the interview with Stew Johnson where he talks about everything from making 1201 to Aitken's crash. Definitely a read not to be missed. There's also an interview with Darcy Saccucci (the man behind the pivotal seat) that appealed to my nerdy product design side. The whole issue is really solid and it's free so why not check it out.
This is just comical at this point. Three edits from the same jam all within 48 hours of the jam happening. The only reason I’m posting this one is because it’s from Stew Johnson and is my favorite so far. I feel saying so far is inviting even more edits from this. On a side note, the ESPN player also doesn’t work on iPhones or Ipads. Get with the times people!