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.
We can now say that we got our money’s worth out of our new step-up jump. The thing has been put to the test by a lot of big name pro riders lately. Biz recently brought over the Riverside crew, Corey Bohan, Lazar, Heath Pinter to shred the ramps and have a good time playing hoops. Click top pic to see the fun.
A few months ago our Costa Rican distributor, Inversiones Jovita invited Connor Lodes, Drew Hosselton, Aaron Smith Ronnie Napolitan, Mike Mastroni (filmer) and Joey Cobbs (T.M. Photographer) to take a trip down for our first annual Ticos & Tamales tour. There were big highs and big lows but more or less we have great stories to tell about our time there. We can’t thank all the local riders and especially Braulio from Inversiones enough for making the trip possible and an awesome experience at that. This is our photo gallery flipbook from that insane trip. Click HERE to view the picture gallery/ mini interviews with the guys.
“Whats up dudes? Been doing a bunch of stuff lately, so I figured I’d check in! Been going on a bunch of trips all over to San Antonio, New Mexico, and just got home from San Francisco. I’m home for a few weeks and while I’ve been home I’ve been meeting up with Miles Rogoish and stacking clips a bar promo coming out soon. Here are a few photos filming for it! On the 1st I’ll be heading out to England for a few weeks for a new Ride to Glory, that will be awesome! Then I go kick it for a few days and watch X-Games in Barcelona and meet up with all the Markit dudes and enjoy our last trip in Spain before the deadline! Cant wait for that trip haha! Peace out dudes! Go ride your bikes!” – CL
Click on the post and be sure to check out another awesome photo that Connor sent in with his update. Photos by Chris Martinez.
The other week when Aaron was in town, we did a “soul riding session” to San Pedro. Due to me being lazy and not wanting to go to the warehouse to get my Canon, I had to rely on my trusty GoPro. Actually worked out great… for me at least. We hit up a couple legendary spots, played ball and called it a day. Click the top pic to see all the action.
Back when BMX was just a bad pimple that was about to explode on “extreme sports ass” there were always a handful of riders that kept at it and didn’t give a shit about money, sponsors or talking shit on their Commodore 64, they just rode cause it was fun and cause none of it existed in BMX. It was dead! Back then, if you saw or knew of a core rider, you were automatically friends and had an immediate bond. Being the grom in the group since I was younger than these guys (above), they still let me in their circle. Even with the ridicule, it was all worth it…
Lil’ off my topic but I wanted to paint a picture of how it was back then and how Sean Yarroll and Keith Treanor changed the way I rode in that era and the impact they had on not only my riding but riding in general.
To describe them both back in that era wouldn’t do either of them justice. Lets just say they “lived it” and have the stories to tell today. What’s even better is that at 40+ both of them still ride and still have that style/ tricks that I remembered both of them had. It’s crazy to think we all rode together 18 something years ago and still ride together today with just as much fun, maybe even more… just a lil’ bit more pain the next morning. Click the top pic to view their picture gallery on the Demolition ramps.
Aaron has been in town shredding for a new Demolition edit all week with Mastroni and being the nice guys they are they let me tag along to take pics the other day to a local ditch. We ended up with this cool no hander shot, which A-Boy hated since he gets a lot of no hander shots. Me being a fan of no handers and especially out of sketchy ditches had to run with it. We ended up shooting a couple different angles too, which one you diggin’ the most? Click pic to go BIG!
Gabe Brooks has got the sickest wallpaper posted over at the RideBMX site. Be sure to click HERE and check out the full size version and download it for your computer! Amazing photo shot by Ryan Fudger.
Josh recently sent over a few rad photos of him riding Mirra’s warehouse and the trails out behind the warehouse. Since he shreds everything in sight and since all five photos of him are rad why not make a little gallery? be sure to click on the post and check out the goods!
Connor and Dennis took a drive up to Riverside recently to session some dirt jumps and seeing as how Connor isn’t big on the dirties he decided to bring his camera with him and session it instead. The result from all this sessioning is a cool little gallery up on the Makrit site called Seven Tricks With Dennis. Be sure to hit the link and check out the photos from their day!
It has been a a while since we’ve posted any photos from out Family Poster so why not toss up a photo for you guys to check out?! Here we have our Salty Lake City buddies Tate and Rob getting weird as usual during Demolition’s Woodward Week last year. Leave it up to Rob to not be scared but to be entertained by Tate sending this lengthy gap to wall ride squarely over his head! Be sure to click on the photo to check it out BIG and save it as your new wallpaper!
Vital just recently released a sick gallery with some of Brandon Means’ photos. Seems like almost half of them are of our guys, including Ronnie Napolitan, Pat Casey, Kris Fox and Dave Dillewaard. Click the top pic to view them all.
Christian going BIG courtesy of Jeremy Pavia!
Dennis has a cool bike check up on the Markit site right now that fellow roommate and teammate, Connor Lodes, shot. Connor has been killing it with a camera recently so its awesome to see him start posting content online. Definitely looking forward to see what comes out of having a photographer living in that crazy house of theirs.
Drew is always making moves, he’s currently working on a split edit for Volume, then a web edit for Demo, all the while filming for his DVD part in Volume’s next DVD. And if you know Drew, he’s been on a spot hunting mission in order to fill those edits with interesting spots and innovative tricks. Want a taste of what he’s getting into? Just check out the photo above, I don’t even know what to say about this smith 180 stall other than it’s F-ing rad. Here is what Drew had to say about it all.
“I have been keeping pretty busy the past few weeks wrapping up a little split edit for Volume with Eric Bahlman. We got off to kind of a slow start filming but now we got the ball rolling stacking clips! Here are a few pics from the other day while out filming, shot by Erik Hilburn aka Evil Joey. ” -Drew Hoss-
Here is a little slice of life while NOT on the bikes during Lost In LoneStar. The house we rented had an awesome BBQ so of course we had a BBQ! And when Dennis Enarsron is around you can be sure whatever fire that also happens to be around is going to be BIG! And with support from Senior Ronaldo and Corona there’s no telling what may happen. This is how Dennis and Ronnie get the coals glowin’ on Lost In LoneStar!
The ditches in Texas are infamous and seem to never end. This ditch in particular is one of the more popular in San Antonio and has a bit of work done to it, the craftsmanship of which is top notch. Connor Lodes took advantage of the local shredder’s handy crete work with this stylish T-BOG, fakie style! Be sure to click on the image to check it out BIG and save it as your new wallpaper!