Sunday, January 25, 2009

Camera dolly test footage!

Sunday was a good day of riding, it was quite chilly but there were sunny skies! Aaron LaRocque showed up with a camera dolly,  made for him by our friend Strahan Loken. The results turned out sick! I can't wait for to film with him some more and get some super sweet shots with this thing.  Here's some test footage from Sunday. Riders include myself, scott grant, jarrett moore, and curtis robinson. Click on "watch in HD" on the bottom right of the video for good quality.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Back home on the island + new music

So I've been home for a few days now, and I'm still not used to the colder weather yet. We spent the last few days doing lots of riding around Santa Cruz/Aptos, and hit up just about every local spot. We didn't do much filming or photo-taking those days, but Aaron Chase had his go pro helmet camera on all the time and he said footage will be up on decline sometime soon!
We spent our last day at the Scott's Valley step-up trying to dial in some tricks. Footage from Wyper's camera is to come!

I quickly but together a mixtape, it's a mix of indie rock, electro, and disco:

empire of the sun- we are the people (ted and francis remix)
sneaky sound system- when we were young (breakbot remix)
studio- no comply
weird tapes- tv romance
giogio moronder- chase
ladyhawke- back of the van (kid cola remix)
wow- icy cold (bumblebeez remix)
just a band (the shoes remix)
faux pas- chasing waterfalls
coconut records- mircophone

The faux pas EP is free for download off his site here
PS. My good friend Curtis Robinson is here from the sunshine coast for the weekend, riding pics to come in a few days!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Riding around Santa Cruz

The last 2 days we have been riding at Cob's house in scotts valley. The weather has been very warm, so in the morning we have been going to the post office and then heading over to cobs. Brandon kills it there and he doesn't even have to try. Everything about that kid's riding is super dialled, he's really fun to watch. Locals like a-rev are always getting steezy. Me on the hip. The jumps are in the shade so you don't get way too hot. Here's mellow vid of us flowing the jumps:

Mitch also did an update for Nsmb, check out the team blog
Other nsmb team riders; Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson are in california too, the past 2 days we have rode together and it's been super fun. Tagging along with them is one of my favourite people, Brendan Howey! Their updates can be found on the same team blog. 

Friday, January 9, 2009

In Cali

After 20 hours of driving, 1 stop at wal-mart, and 4 stops at Denny's, we made it to Aptos at 7am on wednesday. Mitch is a champ and drove the whole way down. We got lots of Denny's dollars to cover our expenses at America's family restaurant, thank you! When we rolled into aptos the first thing we did was check out the post office trails. a-rev, r-dog and goldman have been digging in full force lately, and you can tell! The place looks unreal. We gave t mac a visit, but he was off to woodward for a couple days. We knew it was time to hit the beach and unpack our bikes.
Yesterday we rode the post office for a couple hours, Mitch threw some casual supermans, I kept it steezy, and wyper got a little too gnar with the ground a few times. Later on after dark we helped work on this sick indoor spot in santa cruz. Some locals bmxers shredded in there, wyper had some nice airs too. 
Today howey, curtis, stubs, and kylej are coming down to visit for a few days, I'm sooo stoked to shred with everyone! 
More photos to come after the weekend.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

It's digging season

The snow is finally starting to melt away. It's been 2 weeks or more of too much snow and cold weather to dig or ride! Today James and I dug for an hour or so then we gave up haha. The unfinished line looked like a lake so we worked on digging out a landing for the stepdown, but we didn't make much progress yet. I've also been working on my pumptrack since the snow has started to disappear, and its a muddy mess.  On tuesday I head down to cali with Mitch Chubey and Justin Wyper, I cant wait to leave this weather!

First post!

I just made this blog and need something to post, so here's a photo from the summer:

Photo courtesy of Mike Zinger
Check out his site!