I was letting a friend of mine borrow a BMX bike to check it out for the first time. He’s never rode any trails, or park. I figured he might need brakes. But after looking for all the parts, I was missing the cable stop! So I machined one real quick on the Hardinge HLV-H lathe.
This video is from 2006 Outdoor nationals with Vernon Mckiddie, Brett Williams, Cody Drewek, Charles Marchant, Tim Engel. We were on the road racing the outdoor nationals all over the states. This footage is from Ogio up in Utah at Andy Bells house. We rode the indoor ramps, and foam pit. Pulled a backflip for the first time into the foam pit on an XR100. Then we traveled to Illinois to our good ol buddy Marc Czernik’s house and rode some bmx trails we came across. It was a good time that summer on the road!
Rease King and I rolled out Saturday morning and went out to Austin. We went to the Walnut Creek pump track to ride with some of the other guys from Houston that went to ride there too. Robert, Jesse, Brian were all there flowing and having a good time. We got a few clips saturday with the GoPro and iphone. Then Sunday out at 9th Street BMX trails we rode the slacker lines. They were pretty bad this weekend from the past couple of weeks rain, and the lack of time to clean them up. We tried to make the best of it and just ride what was half way decent. It had been about 7 years or so since I had been to 9th Street to ride. But we’re going to make an effort to go ride more often. Riding trails is so addicting. I will ride until I am in a walker!
Here is some clips thrown together from the two weeks we were in Ponca City like we do every summer. He just got his 20″ before we left. And this is his first time really doing any dirt trails, and bunny hopping ledges and stairs. To watch the progression throughout the two weeks, and since we have been home is awesome! I am encouraging him to work on being a well rounded rider doing all different forms of riding. Nothing wrong with being good at street and trails! Look forward to many more videos over the years of him riding. Already working on other footage after coming home and riding some trails here.
We made a trip out to the Walnut Creek Park bmx pump track while everything was rained out. Cayden, Rease, Dale and I had a good time bullshit’n. Even Josh McMillan showed up and ripped it up with us. I tried a 360 on a lil table for the first time. Through some OG x-ups, and half ass T-Bogs. Cant wait till it drys up and we can flow some big shit!
Back when I was a kid, all I did was ride my bicycle and I had only been racing moto for 2 years I remember watching this video. I had all the Props Bmx Road Fools videos. I remember watching them over and over while driving to races. I eventually met some of the OG’s of the bmx industry when I was riding 9th street in Austin – Joe Rich, Taj, Robbo, Sandy. I never became buddies with them, but sure would have like to ride with them growing up. Years later I talked to Joe about representing for T1 in the moto seen and he helped me out with a couple of frames in the past couple of years. I like representing for Texas based companies. But one of the most memorable moments of that era was the Church Gap. Ive seen the gap in person, and its legit!
Ripping a lil sesh at the Anthills Bmx trails in Houston Texas. I accidentally had my gopro on picture mode and took 196 pics instead of video! But I did get a short clip that wasnt to bad. Bike view looks cool. wooooooooooooo