Abbitt sent me this photo a while ago. It's the jump we wrecked his collar bone on. Shirt caught the bars, and went down hard enough to have to take going on 6 months off his bike. I hate to use Abbitt as an example, but I have no choice. Or anything else to write about.
I know the tight pants / big shirt combo is pretty happening right now. The only way I can think to keep this look from killing you when you ride is wearing a cummerbund.
I never knew what these where for. Hiding a gap between a too short shirt and your pants? They are certainly for dressing up, but that doesn't mean you should wear one to a job interview. Kind of stuck in a fashion no man's land. No man knows what to do with such a peculiar garment.
Now I know..toss a Cummerbund around your Quad XL shirt and no more tuck-no hander hang-ups.
What else? Everytime I forget my camera I'm guaranteed to do something awesome. Rode the trickiest stripe of greasy goat track and single track last week-end. Incredible riding. Thanks to Lisa for some camera phone photos!
What else? Really digging this band. Crappy video, but great track.
Here's just a small sample of photos Cory took last week-end. Our team rode sooo well. Can't wait to get back up there.
Looch gets cranked off that little grind tube.
Nathan 8 feet over coping.
Billy having fun the back bowl.
Hey..I'll never have a reason to own a bike like this, but Superco just released photos of their new DH bike. HOLY SMOKES! Weight? "The new frame is many pounds lighter at 9.8 pounds with the shock, Ti spring, rear axle and floating brake mount." Read more here.
Wow. What a day. I definitely did not use my camera enough. Sorry about that. I was way too busy riding. I haven't ridden park, or with Los Tonics in a while, so that was something. Seriously, the best riding day I've had in a long while.
Anyway, Windell's is sweet. Jaymo and crew are creating a mini bike mecca for us to enjoy.
The indoor park featured one of the heaviest sessions I've seen go down in while. NW BMX pros, and Los Tonics throwing down. Good news is that everyone was cool, and nobody got seriously hurt. Many, many highlights. Watching Nathan hold his own in an informal quarter pipe boost contest was pretty cool. Especially considering who he was riding with. Speaking of big moves, Chaz brought bangers. Incredible riding. Looch rode smooth and legit. And Billy..Billy was on fire. Aaron Lutze filmed with Billy the day after in an empty park. Can't say enough about his riding. Creative and dialed is a good place to start, but just watch the video.
Chaz rode like he had something to prove. Even though he doesn't.
The outdoor park was WET. I can't believe what when down out there. NW kids.
Chaz. Big moves.
At dinner, Guy Marsh came over and gave Chaz a tattoo.
Here it is.
How exciting! Probably Chaz's biggest move of the day was eating what looked like a plate of gas station nachos made with Wonderbread instead of chips. Washed it down with about a liter of soda. The danger never ends with Los Tonics.
Billy and his girl. Between this photo and the video below, Billy proves he is definitely not wasting his youth.
Team Robot gets busy. Team Robot had jam a couple weeks ago, and man, some incredible riding went down...Photos from millions of tiny robot cameras hidden around this country.
Ryan is about as whipped as you can possibly get. In the riding way, not the relationship way.
Nathan came down from Seattle and had no trouble riding Aaron and Charlie's. The 2 tallest Los Tonics ride the smallest bikes.
This is pretty sweet. Supernaut drop-outs just arrived. Theses are a little longer than the drop-outs on the original Supernauts. It's not cheap to get a part like this made, but using an off the shelf part just ain't how we do things around here.
Hopefully we are now on route to pulling out of these terrible wars, placing our social economic problems on a red-alert triage and just maybe earning a little respect from our piers. Oh, and riding bikes more.
Speaking of riding bikes..I just got the news that Super Session has been canceled. No reason given..that's bummer. Our team will rally none the less..
Here's a clip from Errol Morris's documentary Vernon, Florida. Good Times!