Dew Tour is in full swing in San Francisco and the Demolition crew is holding it down in all the BMX events. Doyle, Enarson, Lodes and Clark are all out here absolutely killing it. Connor was getting so tech in street he had everyone talking. Doyle and Hucker both made finals in dirt and Enarson in street so its about to get real interesting in the next couple days. It’s also awesome to see all the guys kill it on trips and in videos and then come onto the contest scene and just destroy it equally as hard. Demo is killing it at Dew Tour!
Ronnie checking in here, the last two days of the trip have been a blast! The trails and the shops were both amazing. The first set of trails we went to were our homie Aaron Days trails. The jumps were so fun and the dirt was perfect. Everyone was killing it, including the locals. Check out some of the pictures, Im sure TM Cobbs missed a couple but we got a good update for you guys. Just kidding JOE! The second set of jumps we hit were the Burbons trails. Everyone killed it there as well we it was a really cool vibe. Later on that day we hit Cycle Path Bike Shop in Hayward. They had some ramps and stuff for everyone to ride and we even okay with us climbing up on the roof and setting up a little euro gap. That was pretty spare of the moment and crazy. Nothing but good times on this trip and awesome shops. Support your local bike shops and keep shredding! Thanks for everything guys.
Day 5 was our last day in Seattle and the weather allowed for yet another trail session, this time at our good friend AP’s house. The conditions were real wet so it took a bit of good ol teamwork to get the trails running and once they were running the session went nuts. After AP’s we headed south to Oregon, crashing out in Eugene. Day 6 brought us to Klammath Falls where we had a shop stop at GonRacin BMX shop. GonRacin is our boy, Josh Clemmens, shop so needless to say the turnout was awesome and everyone could not have been cooler. We chilled at the shop for a bit before heading over to the KF skatepark which is simply out of hand. The guys were loving the park so we ended the day there before getting back in the rig and pushing on to Redding. Be sure to check back for more updates from our Demo/QBP NW trails trip.
Yesterday was a good day. When we woke up to the fourth day of rain I was getting pretty doubtful if we were actually going to get to ride trails on this trails trip. But the weather broke early on in the day and the trails were in prime condition for shredding. After the first real session of the trip, the crew headed over to Go Huck Yourself to hang out with the locals and check out the shop. When we got there, the shop guys had setup an old metal quarter dead center in the middle of the shop! The session was on and the crew and the locals destroyed this little narrow quarter for a couple hours. One local especially, teamed up with Hucker and the two of them started doing tricks on the rafters behind the quarter. Check out all the photos from the day and be sure to check out Hucker and his buddy session the shop rafters. Hucker may have actually found another human equally as crazy as himself! Scary.
MORE RAIN!!! The day started off wet so we went to Starbucks, again, and killed time at Sears playing pong, riding bikes, and generally irritating the Sears Staff. Surprising we didn’t get the boot from Sears, unsurprisingly though it was still raining so we waiting out the rain till about 4pm. When the weather finally did break we got two good sessions in at some local parks and ending the day on the BMX.
If you are in the South Renton/Seattle area tonight around 5:30pm We will be at Go Huck Yourself at 230 Main Ave from 530-730p.Be sure to come by and say whats up! See you there.
Be sure to check back for more from the Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails Trip.
The Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails trip is underway and it’s been soggy to say the least. The plan was to drive straight from LA to Seattle and then to work our way back south over the next week, hitting trails and parks along the way. As soon as we got through Southern Oregon it starting pissing rain and has only let up once since then. We were able to fit in a park session in between rains which was awesome. Kris Fox had a massive shred boner after being stuck in the van for 20 hours and so he released his boner by cranking massive look backs and doing footjams on big scary quarters. Be sure to check back here daily for weather and riding updates from our Demolition/QBP Northwest Trails Trip.
Jason just sent this insane over vert love-seat toothpick from one of the many pool missions him and Rooftop have been on lately. Be sure to check them both out on Instagram @jasonenns and @mikeescamilla for all their recent pool adventures. Pic by Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla. Click pic to go BIG!
Connor, Dennis, and a few of their friends went out to Poway Skatepark yesterday for beautiful San Diego afternoon session. It was almost too nice out to waste the day shooting photos but I was able grab the camera just long enough to snap off a few photos for this rad little gallery. So check out this gallery, get stoked, and go call your buddies up for a session of your own, it’s Saturday!
Mr. Creative, Tate Roskelley, is always approaching BMX from a new direction and has been for years. When the masses of BMX are looking one way for inspiration, Tate is looking the other way. When I came across this photo that I shot of Tate three years ago, it reminded me of just that fact, Tate is always keeping it fresh. And somehow only Tate knew that the sky would be the same color as the button up shirt that he decided to wear that day, providing proof that Tate truly is creativity from head to toe.
Our shop stop at East County BMX went down yesterday and I can’t believe what an awesome turn out it was. You never really know how many people are going to show up just to hang out and ride with us so it was great to see a ton of riders come out to support East County BMX, Demolition Parts, and the BMX scene as a whole. More importantly it takes a strong shop and a strong BMX scene to have a shop stop as fun and as successful as yesterday’s so we would like to give HUGE HUGE thanks to East County BMX and all the locals that made it out to show their support and make it such a rad day. Be sure to click on the post and check out the gallery from our shop stop and East County BMX!
Our homies over at Markit have been posting a cool feature lately called washed up Wednesdays where they re-post an old ad or magazine photo or another version/angle of a photo that you may have already seen. This week’s Washed Up Wednesday is of Dennis Enarson and his ride cover. This photo made for one of the best Ride covers ever in my opinion and was shot by Ride photographer extraordinaire, Ryan Fudger, while on a Haro Bikes trip in Japan. Be sure to keep an eye our for the clip in Markit’s upcoming DVD, Markit ZERO.
Dillsy and BIZ met up the other day at Heath Pinter’s house for a quick trail session. Although this time Biz kept the bike on the rack and pulled out the camera instead. Dillsy is always on point at the trails and since BIZ is quite handy with a camera, the two came away from the session with a couple of rad photos for you guys to check out. Click on the post to have a look at the other two photos these two came away with from the session.
BMXunion has an awesome article about our boy Hucker and his worldly travels the last few years. If you don’t already know, Hucker travels the world almost year round and is always up to something wild. Weather its Helicopters in New Zealand or riding jetskis naked in France, Hucker is a free spirit and makes himself at home wherever he is. So make sure to click over to BMXunion and check out this awesome Through The Lens feature with Mike Hucker Clark. Photos and article by Jeremy Pavia.
If you’ve seen Demolition last full length DVD, Last Chance, then you may remember this huge gap that Dennis tailwhipped for his section in the video. We made a poster of this whip using a single shot photo from another angle but I also set up this camera for a sequence and had Rob Wise man the shutter. No matter what angle you look at this things it’s huge but I always thought this was a pretty cool perspective and because it never ended up getting used for anything why not post it online for you guys to take a look at?! Better late than never…
The other day while shooting Kris Fox’s bike check, we also shot this rad drifting no hander into the back quarter. Keep in mind he was pedaling 100 miles an hour as usual at the jump and then pedaled as fast as he can right after he landed towards the hip. I don’t know if he drinks all these energy drinks or not but he must be hopped up on something with all that energy of his. Watching Kris ride is seriously amazing, I’ve never seen someone go so damn fast! After the jump is Kris’ new SE Gaudium bike video also. There you can see he goes big, fast and all with amazing style. Click image to go BIG!
Connor and I shot this photo last year during an awesome backyard session and our friend Brian’s house in the easy bay of San Francisco. We originally shot this photo to be a part of an ID that Connor and I were working on but somehow the project fell through the cracks and never came to be. But the photos we shot still exist and here is one of the ones I like most. I love the vibe that backyard ramps have, the way they are just barely fit into the extra space in someone’s life and then are able to provide so much enjoyment, there’s definitely nothing quite like a backyard ramp.
So the Demolition in Colorado trip has come to an end and was total blast! It has actually been a couple days since we’ve got home but since the drive from Denver to LA is just shy of 20 hours I had to take a day off to recover from the mission. Lots of riding and lots of driving the last couple days of the trip, be sure to click on the post to check out the gallery from our last few days on the road while on Demolition in Colorado.
Big thanks goes out to crew and to everyone that helped us along the way to make this trip a successful and memorable one!
Day started off just a well as all the others until we all found out that Jason and Biz’s room was infested with bed bugs and had to change rooms in the middle of the night. Once we all heard that we all began to itch and get bummed so we packed up our gear, rode street all day in Colorado Springs and headed back up north to Denver for the last two days of the trip. Once clear of the insect motel we had an action packed day of spot searching and street riding. Now we’re back up in Denver and eager to keep the momentum going. Check back later for more updates from Demolition in Colorado.
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Day 6 began by heading south out of Denver and into Colorado Springs for a shop stop at Pedal Action BMX. BMX specific shops are getting more and more popular and it couldn’t be more positive for BMX which is why it means so much to us to get to come out and hang with everyone from the shop and all the locals that go to the shop to keep their rides rolling. After the shop stop we rolled over to the local park with everyone, which by the way is one of the most amazing parks any of us have ever seen! The park was jammed with people so we took a few runs and moved on to shred some local street. Aboy and Tate both got some solid clips and we wrapped up the day spot searching for some more riding tomorrow! Don’t forget to come back to the site and check for some more updates from Demolition in Colorado. Click on the post and check out the rest of the photos from the day.
Yesterday the Demolition in Colorado crew made a shop stop over at PUSHER BMX. PUSHER has been around since I can remember, when I first heard of PUSHER it was a crazy out of hand BMX zine but now it is a BMX specific bike shop in Denver CO. Clay Brown started the zine in the 90′s and heads the shop now. Its awesome that places like PUSHER still hold it down and BMX and we were honored to get the invite to come by and session with all the locals. There were rails, ledges, hotdogs, and burgers, so of course the were only good times at PUSHER yesterday. Click on the post to check out all the photos from our stop over at PUSHER.
Day 4 started us at an awesome skate plaza out in the middle of the Colorado countryside. The guys clipped up a bit, we met up with Demolition homie Greg Sumida and then took off to ride some ditches and whatever other spots we came across. Greg got loose across a water gap and scared everyone half to death but he was fine, just a pair of soggy shoes. We ended day 4 with one of the most important discoveries of the trip, TWIN PEAKS. ” I don’t even know that Hooters is in business anymore….” -Jason Enns.
We got up early on day 5, shredded more ditches, and then headed to downtown Denver for some street setups. After Aboy and Biz both clipped up on the streets we cruised over to PUSHER BMX for an awesome shop stop. After the shop stop we wrapped up the day with another late night session over at Twin Peaks. Check out the photos from the last two days and be sure to check back tomorrow for more updates from Demolition in Colorado.
Day 3 definitely brought more action into the trip, we finally made it to Colorado and because we had been stuck in the van for so long we decided on a park day and hit up three different parks in Northern Colorado. The agenda for the day was to session as much as possible and stay out of the van as much as possible and thats exactly what we did. Jason got the OK from his knee doc to ride just before coming on the trip so its been awesome to seem him so stoked to ride. These guys are always making bets for Hooters dinner and yesterday Tate was the sucker, he bet Jason 10 wings he couldn’t ride across the spine, lost. Bet Jason a pitcher of beer that he couldn’t over-tooth the spine first try, lost. Then Tate bet Biz that he wouldn’t pull his clip the very next try and lost a half pitcher of beer in the process. Needless to say Tate’s per diem is whipped out on Day 3 and the fun has just begun. Click on the post to check out all the photos from our park day and stay tuned for more updates from Demolition in Colorado.
Brendan Jones shreds the BMX and is from Australia and he rides for Demolition down under. He recently sent us this awesome photo of him shredding what I’m almost sure is Oregon concrete. Brendan has come out to the western states to hang out with mates and shred wherever he can! Click on the photo to check it BIG!
Ronnie, Dennis, Doyle and Hucker all went to Red Bull’s Dreamline event in New Mexico this week and are absolutely killing it. For those that have been checking all the BMXers Instagram pics, all the guys have been killing it on the massive jumps. Vital BMX just put up their Day 1 shots from the event. Click Huckers huge 3 bar hump to go big.
Our Demo week has wrapped up at Woodward West and two of our favorite Demolition shredders weren’t able to make it to camp for all the fun. This time of year is always crazy for PRO riders so we hit up Aboy and Doyle to see what they’ve been getting into the last few weeks.
“What’s up guys? Doyle and I are currently on a Kink trip in Pittsburgh. We have been staying at his house and riding his local spots all week. Both of us were bummed we couldn’t make it out to Woodward west with the rest of the crew but we will be out there soon. Photos are from Boyce park shot by Tony Hamlin.” — Aboy
Click on the post to check out the two photos after the jump
Our last two days at Woodward West have come and gone and we had a blast to say the least! We goofed around all over camp on Thursday with some archery in the morning and bowling in the afternoon while shooting for our new T shirt ID which should be released soon. BIZ thinks he owns both bowling and archery but no matter what he tells ya he’s no Robin Hood or Jeffery Lebowski, he just happened to win $5 in a lucky bowling game… In the midst of all that we had a rad morning trails session followed by an even more insane evening trails session with little sessions all over camp fit in between.
Friday started out awesome with a crazy couple games of foot down with the campers and a product toss afterward. We had a couple of chill sessions, I had a crazy backflip bail, and the crew filmed a few clips before taking off back to reality and the real world. Goodbye Woodward West! We had another great week of summer with you guys and can’t thank you enough for the invite and your hospitality. Till next time…..
So it’s official, after nearly a thousand entries in our first ever Go Huck Yourself Instagram Contest we have chosen a winner. The decision wasn’t easy, Hucker had to bring in several outside opinions from the team guys and we even took an extra day to deliberate on the top three so that we could get to a winner. With all that we have chosen a winner and it is this crazy roof drop by @AaronRonnie Enjoy your new set of Revolt Cranks my friend, you deserve them!!!
Day 2 is in the books and the crew has seriously been killing it. Drew Hosselton made it to camp and jumped right into the session filming cool technical clips all over camp. Dennis murdered the hangar which inspired Kris Fox to do one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen in person. I wish I could tell you more about it but you’ll just have to wait for the edit. Dennis is off to X games and Enns, Dillsy, Castillo and BIZ are all on their way to camp to continue with the fun from Demo at Woodward.
Our first day here at Woodward West for our second annual Demo Week and no time was wasted getting into the swing of things. Dennis, Kris, and Connor were all filming crazy clips and riding with campers throughout the day. Hucker and Tyler both made it to camp just in time for Hucker to over grind the crater’s over-vert quarter on his skateboard and throw down truly amazing cliff hangers on the BMX over at the trails. If the campers weren’t already stoked to be riding with the Demo crew at Woodward they’re beyond stoked when Hucker joins in on the session. Click on the post to check out the craziness from the day, more to come tomorrow…
Dennis ones again proves why he’s a badass with scoring second place at the US Open in HB this weekend. All pics taken by Brandon Means from US Open. Click the top pic to see more…
Our number one Good Ol Boy Jason Enns took a trip back to his native land of Canada last month to cruise the country side and take in the sites while recovering from his scary knee injury. Although he couldn’t ride to full capacity just yet he brought his bike and his trusty GoPro with him and lucky for us he documented his cruising and is sharing it with us today. Click on the post and check out what Jason got into and what he has to say about it during his summertime trip to the great white north.
The other week, we went out to some new (er) jumps that were a lil’ on the small side (to Dave that is) but still fun regardless. As always, Dave came through with some crazy stuff. This 3 table is just one of the cool tricks Dave did on the small double that goes into a lot bigger double. Click more to see what he did on the double after this one. Click images to go BIG.
So it’s pretty simple, post a photo catching as much air as you can and Hucker will pick the winner. Make sure to include the hashtag #GoHuckYourselfContest and Huck will be picking a winner August 1. Have fun and be safe!!
A couple months back Christian Rigal, Rob Wise, Ronnie Napolitan and Mike Jonas took a low key filming trip up to the NorCal area to help wrap up their sections for the Markit ZERO DVD. The trip was supposed to be a full blown Makrit Trip but due to some random issues only a couple of the guys could go. Either way I hear the guys murdered everything they rode and got great clips for the DVD. Christian also had his photo camera handy and they guys were able to put out a chill photo gallery from their time up north. Heard over to the MARKIT site to check it out.
I never really understood why us humans can learn something one direction easier than the other direction. Why is it easier for half of us to turn to the left than to the right? In any case the world of switch exists in everyday life but especially in BMX. Riders can get something so dialed one direction and have no clue at all about the other. So it’s good practice and good fun to take those tricks that you have dialed and go back to square one by learning them switch. Because we all do this we thought it would be interesting and fun to shoot something called 5for5. 5for5 is where we link up with a Demolition Rider to shoot five tricks one direction and then the same five tricks switch! Dennis Enarson came up with this idea one day during a session in his back yard so thats where we got this whole thing started. Be sure to click on the post and check out our first 5for5 with Dennis Enarson. Enjoy!
Devin Feil just put up his new photo site and saw this cool shot of Biz up there. There’s plenty of cool action and lifestyle shots to scroll through too. Check it out HERE.
I just returned home from Europe where I did a little vacationing and then a little riding. I took my wife to Budapest for a week to do some sightseeing and get a little education on Hungarian culture and history. Then, took a little train ride north to The Czech Republic where we spent a few days in Prague before heading to the small town of Jicin for the “Dirt and Roll” event. Due to a lot of rain in The Czech Republic, the contest wasn’t as good as it could’ve been. However, thanks to some plywood and some concrete, the comp still happened and turned out to be a deece time. It was a great trip, but there’s no place like home! Talk soon, Boys and Girls!
Click on the post to view a few more photos form the Doyle’s European Vacation.
Brendan’s at it again with his trusty GoPro Hero 3 remote camera. What’s even better than guys giving us blog updates is guys taking pictures of their riding by themselves. Now that’s ambition! Get clicking to see more!
I was up in Toronto Canada recently and was lucky enough to run into our Canadian shredder, Chijioke Okafo, while I was out there. Toronto is stacked with awesome spots and Chijioke has no problems shredding every one of them so we thought we’d give you a little taste with this week’s Sunday morning wallpaper. Click on the photo to view it big, save it as your new desktop wallpaper, and make your computer look SICK!!!
Diggin this photo. Everybody’s boy, Aaron Smith, laying down a buttery ice across the grass in San Jose Costa Rica. Check it out big and save it as your new wallpaper!
I did it, haha. I just cut my hair and donated it to Locks For Love. Pretty awesome that someone is going to be rocking my hair. Hope the kid is as stoked as I was with it. When I walked in they just recommended the doyle as well so I went for it. – Ronnie “The Viking” Napolitan
Be sure to click on the post a check out the before, during and after of Ronnie chopping his locks for love.
Jason has the raddest photo gallery up on Northern Embassy showcasing his iPhone photography skills. This gallery has everything from eccentric Norco locals, rad looking pools, and even a bit of DMC. Don’t miss this, be sure to click HERE and take a look around.
So we all heard about the giant viking that would lay claim to all weak bars across the land and how he developed his own bars that would suit all big and small! They are called the COMBAT bar and the vikings name is RONNIE NAPOLITAN. Now click on this photo of Ronnie roasting tabes out of the scariest bowl in Costa Rica, and save it as your new desktop wallpaper!
Markit just put up Brandon Means’ last pics from their big Barcelona trip on their site. Be sure to check out all the amazing spots they hit up HERE. In the meantime you can study this amazing shot of Rigal, Napolitan and our very own Joey Cobbs at the famous BCN sea walls. Check Cobbs’ flowing hair up there, haha. Click pic to go BIG.
This here is our latest ad with Christian Rigal feeble grinding to the sky and wallride the side of a building, showing just how durable our momentum tire is and the kind of abuse they can hold up to! You can find this gem in the latest Albion, be sure to get your callused paws on a copy wherever you can. Buy two copies so you can use one to rip out this ad and slap it on your wall and talk about it with your friends! Be sure to click on the image and check out the full page version.
Barcelona could very well be one of the more photogenic cities in the world. For a photographer it’s almost impossible to put the camera in the bag. So it’s expected that there’s a million and a half photos sitting on my hard drive from BCN. So here are a few more photos you guys should check out from the last few days of our time in Barcelona, and a few photos from earlier in the trip just for good measure. Click on the post and see what the Markit crew got into.
Russ Barone got the opportunity to shred Barcelona with the FOX crew in the RIDE TO GLORY contest that just went down. The contest looked to be a huge success and I hear everyone had a blast participating in it. Russ is back in the states now and eating veggies and shredding spots as usual! Check out the above photo of Russ bombing into a bank while in BCN!
It seems like anyone who is lucky enough to get to ride Barcelona must make the trek down to the Sea Walls and get some carves in on the legendary quarters. While the rest of us were carving the quarters Ronnie was blasting fast-plant tables so I just had to put the bike down and pick up the camera to snap a few and I’m stoked that I did. Be sure to click on the post to view the image BIG and save it as your new desktop wallpaper!
Here is another quick update from Markit’s trip in BCN that is going on right now. The guys at Markit were cool enough to let me tag along and shoot photos of the Demo guys while they wrap up filming for MarkitZERO. Barcelona has so much going on its easy to miss something so I have been keeping my camerq out as much as I can to attempt to capture the craziness that is Barcelona. So click on the post and check out what makes BCN so sick!
The Markit crew made the trek across the pond this week to Barcelona to wrap up filming for their first full length DVD, Markit Zero. Because they are so rad, they let me tag along and document the insanity. The first two days have been amazing, there are so many things to see on the way to every spot that its a constant mix of sight seeing and BMX. Click on the post to check out the rest of the photos from the first two days of Markit in BCN.
One of the coolest things about having a fun ramp setup in the backyard of the 180 warehouse is the fact that some of the greatest BMX riders in the world often stop by to shred the ramps.
I was cruising through my hard drives recently and found this gem of our boy BIZ doing a sick downside whip at one of his many local spots. We originally shot this photo for our Spring Tee Flip Book the we put together last year. Check out the ID and then click on BIZ’s downside whip to save it as your new desktop wallpaper!
Doyle recently put up an invert pic of him and Enns doing inverts at the Parkgate park in Vancouver on his Instagram and I couldn’t resist but to put both up on the blog. Same hip, same trick, similar style, just 14 years apart and Enns’ deck is a little bit more stacked with legendary pros. Click image to go BIG.
Check out this photo we got during our Beautiful Day in May session. This photo was just too good to lump in with the rest so I had to hang onto it for a couple days and post it separately. This bank was big and steep and Biz decided to do an early 180 low in the bank, fakie up to the top and boost a super sick barspin straight back down the bank. Click on the photo, check it out big, and save it as your new desktop wallpaper.
The past few days have been this year’s wet season in Southern California and the locals have been going crazy! Moments before Cabin Fever set in for all of us and about 3 days after the rains started, we got a break in the weather and decided to take advantage! So a couple of the guys and myself took a break from the weather and met up for your average Tuesday afternoon session. Jason Enns even made the trip out to say hello and gave us an update on his road to recovery, it was awesome to see him walking around without a brace and getting the flexibility back into his knee. The above photo is of course of our very own BIZ Jordan getting stretched in a superman, However, you don’t want to miss the rest of the photos from the day so be sure to click on the post and view the goods from our Tuesday afternoon in the 909.
Rob and I originally shot this big wallride to gap in 08 while in Vegas. In typical Rob fashion, he did it first try without hesitation. One of the craziest and best natural wallrides I’ve seen and shot. Still crazy 5 years later! Click image to go BIG.
Christian is a busy man who is always on the move, even when he has a foot injury he still manages to get out there and keep himself busy. So its always nice to get an update from him to see what he’s been up to lately. Here is what Christian had to say….
“I finally got the okay from my doctor to start riding again on Monday and I couldn’t be an happier! I built up a fresh sample of my United ‘Rigal’ frame and went riding for the first time in 3 1/2 months. My body isn’t quite used to hopping again, but my foot feels good so far. We’re off to Nor Cal this weekend with the MARKIT crew on our 2nd to last filming trip for MARKIT ZERO. After that, were heading to Barcelona on may 19th for our final 10 day trip, then the videos pretty much a wrap! Well have a couple of weeks to film when we get back but thats about it. Can’t believe that, haha. Aside from MARKIT stuff, I’m about to start filming for my United frame/bar promo that will be out on July 11th. So stoked to start shooting this, keep an eye out for that one! There’s not too much more going on with me, I’ll just be riding and filming from here on out!” -CR
The above dubs to ice was shot during one of Christian’s first sessions back on his bike. Photo by Connor Lodes.