What’s up guys,
The weather is turning here on the east coast and Fall is definitely in full effect. I got a good session in providence the other day, Lee Hopkins snapped this pic of me barring the step down. It’s almost time to move the sessions indoors or to the west coast. So hopefully I’ll be seeing you Californians soon.
The Texas Toast street finals were absolutely nuts! The course was sick, the crowd was insane, and all of the riders went hard! If you weren’t there, luckily RideBMX captured all the madness go down. Check the highlights above to watch Dennis, Connor, and the rest of the dudes kill it.
Wow, huge congratulations to Hucker for taking home his 3rd straight Ride BMX NORA Cup for Dirt Rider of the Year and Tyler for winning his 1st Nora Cup for the Reader’s Choice award! Also, a shoutout to all the Markit crew for Markit Zero taking home Video of the Year. Cheers dudes!
Texas Toast kicked off on Friday with Matt Cordova taking the win in the Cow Bell contest and yesterday the boys continued to roll in the finals. Starting the day, our Canadian rider Cory Walsh officially won the famed Gauntlet of Death. Then in dirt finals, Hucker took home the win, Doyle ended up 3rd, and our boys Cordova and Bohan killed it as well. To cap off Texas Toast 2014, Dennis took the big win in street finals and Connor Lodes came through with 3rd. Check out RideBMX’s highlights from dirt finals above. Huge shoutout to all the boys for killing it! Until next year…
Texas Toast is underway and the content has been pouring out of Austin as if it were off a live feed from the contest. The good fellows at RideBMX have been out in full force and already they have posted an awesome photo gallery along with an edit from the day 1 shenanigans from Toast. Day one highlights include Matt Cordova taking home the Cow Bell Challenge win, Doyle cranking crazy tricks out of the Texas Toast Wall, near head on collisions in the street course and more close calls in the Gauntlet of Death. Head over to RideBMX to check out their gallery from Toast that includes this here awesome wall ride turndown from Doyle along with tons of other rad photos from the lens of Jeff Z. Be sure to check out their edit from the day while your at it!
We are stoked to announce that Ken Saito is the newest addition to our International Team. Ken is a young shredder from Japan that we’re sure you will be getting much more familiar with in the future. He has been on the mend from a pretty serious injury most of the year but our distributor Motocross International was able to put together a quick interview, some photos of Ken’s bike, and a couple awesome pre-injury riding shots. Check it out after the jump! Photos by: Y. Ogawa. View Gallery
Connor Lodes made the announcement a few weeks back that he was parting ways with his long time frame sponsor, Premium Products, to “… move on to bigger and better things!”
Well here it is, looks like Connor is the newest addiction to the Kink Pro Team! We know Connor is super stoked on this, we are stoked for him, and we can’t wait to see what all comes from this. Connor met up with RideBMX’s Ryan Fudger and the two whipped up this bike check real quick to break the news, hit this link to head over to RIDE and check out the full check. Congrats Connor!
Hucker and the boys head to England for the season finale of Red Bull Raditudes for more good times. Watch as Hucker, Anthony, and Bohan kill it at the Decoy Jam, with Hucker taking top honors, and also keep a look out for some guest clips of Kris Fox. Stoked to see what is in store for next season!
Long Beach is a BMX haven and has been for decades, more than maybe any other city, it has seen generations of BMX come and go and is a place the is full of BMX history and progression. However when your cruising a city like Long Beach with an eccentric rider like Tate Roskelley, you need to look and think about what can be ridden in an entirely different way, and in that way it’s like you are looking at this old place for the very first time. Rob was also with the crew but having hurt himself earlier in the week he, along with the rest of us, took a back seat to watch Tate comb through the back alleys of Long Beach for those setups that allow him to take BMX in his own unique direction. Everything Tate has been hunting for and working on recently will be featured in his part in The Finer Things DVD which is being released by his frame sponsor, Volume Bikes, so be sure to keep and eye out for that, you know you will not be disappointed.
When you get 2 badass’ to do a web video like Chad Osburn and our very own Chris Doyle, you know you’re going to get some incredible riding. Not only does this new KINK video have a chock full of big gaps, air and gnarly tricks, they both pedal the fuck out of their bikes at each trick. Watch now!!