Thursday, March 25, 2010

The future of bike videos

Now that was a bit of a trip eh? Sorry, I guess Retrobike fever has got a good grip upon my brain. Extreme Klunker touring! Dig the aero position on those moto bars! Here's part two:


Okay, for real real. The future of bike videos. After being linked by multiple sources, I've decided to post the !!!NSFW!!! trailer for the Bone Deth video "Surfin for Ugly Broads":

Bone Deth 'Surfin' For The Ugly Broads' The Movie Trailer from babysabbath on Vimeo.

This seems to be an homage to not only the entire horror genre, but the early skate vids, with ridiculous plots and skits. If we focus on the Horror aspect of it, we see situations one wouldn't normally find themselves in. Like hanging out with tanning martian babes, when zombies burst out of the ground. Similarly, flinging yourself off a multi story drop on 20" wheels. Horrifying, isn't it?

Okay. So once again (c0urtesy of TCU).. here's the NSFW behind the scenes interview with the guys behind this video. Hilarious!

Behind the scenes with BONE DETH from joe cookie on Vimeo.

Okay.. so if you find this thing in bad taste or whatever, let me know. If you aren't in the BMX thing, "Bone Deth" is essentially Sean Burns. It also used to be a crazy BMX jam on the East coast, with ridiculous Blacklabelesque challenges. Here's a total horrorshow video of the goings on at one of the Bone Deth jams:

Gnar. Here's a vid of next years's setup:

So yeah... just WHAT ARE the future of bike videos? Seymour bombs vids? bromantic lifestyle segments? 120FPS? Product commercials?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Slow Motion Walter

Fire Engine Guy. Since when does Alan send us BMX videos?! This is some big size riding. Redbull helmet indicates largeness. 120 frames a second for maximum style critique. The film-school-esque composition doesn't do it for me every time, but that's just my opinion.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

If it was a Volkswagen Beetle we would have fired it out right away.

I have no background info for this photo. Anyone? Boosty Collins? If my Hot Wheels collection remains unmolested, I should have an awesome white Countach in there.

So we all like jumping over stuff, right? Alan jumps over stuff on his skateboard, and just happens to be good friends with now-super-famous Thomas Prior. It's photos like this that make me want some good ones of me riding BMX with a giant beard, jumping over stuff. Friar Tuckin'.

Feeling inspired, I went looking for the VANRAMP footage and came across this. Street bike into a foam pit. Street bike OVER a foam pit. Gnarles Barkley.

Monday, March 08, 2010

The Shore Beckons

Fresh off yet another weekend of hardtail shredding, we're stoked on the ride and stoked to get back up there. Four of us met up with Andrew from Brodie Bikes at the crack of 9am Sunday morning, fully caffeineated as expected and ready to climb the fire road up Mt. Fromme.

First, your friendly neighbourhood Bike Checks:

Lyle's Haro Extreme is a conversation piece standing still, let alone being tossed down rocks, roots, and ladders. With a NOS Marz MZ1 from Dave at Ride On, it's that much more extreme.

My Brodie Catalyst, being confused for a vintage bike on a regular basis. 8 rides and I was through the first pair of front brake pads. Very happy with the decision.

Tim's Specialized Rockhopper, ugly on flat ground but sweet once it's pointed down hill. Listening to Tim breathing down your neck is another story...

James' Haro Steel Reserve 8, one brake, no suspension, serious shredder! Outrigger soccer shoes, unbelievable talent.

I was able to snap a few photos that weren't complete crap, even in the low light conditions of the magical forest.

Tim takes a second full pull on the first log on 7th Secret.

James headed down a switchback while Lyle waits for him to clear it. Being behind the guy with only a rear brake is much less scary than being right in front of him. This photo gives you a good idea of the rock work that both protects the trail from erosion and smoothes out the ride.

7 frame sequence on 7th Secret, made to gif by Lyle himself. This log was steep as hell, and I was the only one left to watch Andrew nail it at speed.

And a shot of Andrew and Lyle on a rock roller coaster section on Pipeline. Click for big!

Ironic Mountain Bike Parking. We all have track bikes, so we're versed in this, right?

Now, sit back and enjoy this video. Sure the airs may be beyond the scope of what we're riding, but the feeling is there - the feeling that is likely to recur next weekend...

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Dan Lacey has the smoothest landings.

You wish you could land this smooth. Also this is what Khaled would sound like if he was a rapper.

Gastown Sprints March 17

Racing bikes indoors!

It's a good thing Gastown Sprints is on March 17, or you'd have to tell your co-workers that you didn't give a shit about St. Patrick's Day even though you likely have more Irish blood than their grandparents.

If we can get 8 people in on the beer sprints this time, we can have our own mini-elimination pyramid! Tell everyone, and put it in your calendar now. Beer Sprints with ProjB, 8pm at the Astoria on March 17.

WMD's New Mini Tarck Tall

I love it when Alan get an idea and follows through with it. I hear this bike was inspired by copious amounts of megadeth and probably some of that green stuff as usual. Looks awesome, Alan!

This ones for Nick and Cody

Mountain tall. Lets do it.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Longest Race BMX Manual I Have Ever Seen

Konrad keeps digging up the gold here; this guy came home with silver in 2008. I recommend a soundtrack swap: turn this up first, then fullscreen the video.

And the feature presentation of Konrad's new FBM Bitchin' Camaro. No wonder he's watching BMX race vids.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Tony Hawk Combo Time

So many of the lines in this video had me shaking my head... smith - manual - no foot can?

Alex Magallan in ATX from

Treadmill Footjam

I'm going to go ahead and categorize this one under "what did you think was going to happen?" I remember doing effectively this on my Diamondback Viper when I was just big enough to have a 20" BMX. I have a vivid memory of exactly where in my old townhouse complex I did it. I have another vivid memory of riding my S&M on my mom's treadmill in 2004 or so, no footjam. Oh wait, that's a photo. I swear I remember.

Thanks Konrad for the link, thanks Sherry Spanza who is now hooning horses in Edmonton for the treadmill shot.

Now it turns out the kids in the above video are quite capable of the footjam nosepick, as seen here, among other tricks I wish I could do in their indoor park. I don't mind you coming here.