Been an awesome summer, met some rad friends had lots of laughs. Rode some sick spots over in the UK and France. Thanks to all the locals looking forward to next year already. Here's a few GoPro vids and clips from my phone that I put together in this little 3 min edit. Roll on 2018.
When you have confirmed riders like Leandro Moreira, Nick Bruce, Jonathan Camacho, Pat Casey, Irek Rizaev, Kenneth Tencio and two of the Peraza brothers on the riders list, you better make sure you head down the comp. Dirt this time and it will be held in XICOTEPEC, PUEBLA, MEXICO. With a Pro purse of $ 10,000.= USD in the pot you can expect some craziness on DECEMBER 2ND & 3RD during the XICOTE BMX BMX dirt contest.
Mix in the wild locals and you are entering a party you don't want to miss. A big roll-in will lead to three doubles followed by a quarter that leads to either the left or the right depending on where you want to go. The Xicote Best Trick award is worth $1,000.= bucks so expect even more madness when that goes on.
Riding dirt jumps is one of my favorite things to ride on a bike that I rarely get to do. I finally got the chance to ride the upgraded pump track in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and I was not let down! The track may only have a few jumps but I could ride it all day.
Antwerp City Drops took place in the weekend of 23/24 September and once again the weather cooperated to make the Urban sports festival a success in the middle of the city centre of Antwerp. This year, next to dirt, a flatland contest was added to the program. While kids rode the dirt pump track all weekend long, the Dirt jumps were used for an Open Qualification contest, a Primus High Air comp, Best trick contest and the BMX Dirt Invitational. The Flatland contest was held on a 144 square meter podium which attracted a huge crowd.
The 8 meter high roll-in got the riders up to speed in no-time for the two big jumps. The first dirt jump was angled in a hip with the second one sending you to the moon if you wanted to. On Saturday Tom van den Bogaard (NED) cleared 7,80 meters in the Primus Haacht Beer high air contest winning a keg of beer and €500 for his efforts. Qualification on Saturday sent the best riders to Sunday's finals where Konrad Szabo (HUN) delivered his triple whips and front flips to please not only the crowd but the judges as well for first place. Tom van den Bogaard styled to second place with height while German Simon Moratz grobbed third with barspins to tailwhips and flip variations. Joe Baddeley (GBR) double flipped to 4th while home favourite Kenneth Tancré claimed 5th place.
Best Trick on Dirt went to Joe Baddeley with a bad-ass double flip on the first hipped double jump. He's got that trick on lock. Antwerp got to see plenty of them over the weekend and Joe liked throwing them to please the Belgians.
Lords of dirt were back for their 13th edition. Riders went wild one more time and gave the best show ever to the crowd. Timothe Bringer grab the best trick crown with an insane flip triple whip followed by a cashroll while Anthony Jean Jean made it again by winning the pro comp for the second year in a row.
It was around 1999, we were diggin’ hard at our trails in Capelle aan den IJssel (RIP) and I was having another knee operation. Thinking a lot about my comeback and the winter that was coming I was searching, within the Rotterdam area, for a new location for trials that would be dry and rideable all winter. We did build some jumps under the “Brienenoord”bridge, but this place was terrible for side wind blowing under the bridge. The big pro was that it was dry all the time. Looking around on crutches I stumbled into the bushes under the flyover for the tram near the Sint Franciscus hospital. There was a perfect place hidden between bushes, covered by a flyover but…. There were bums living there, hence the name, JunkTrails.
Gerrit Koornwinder, Rene Hofman, Jeroen Hoogaerts (RIP) and more people started building. The dirt was actually so dry the water would just run off and would not penetrate the dirt. We got pumps in and at the end and made a starting hill, three doubles and a bank to wallride. All dirt. Fast-forward to December 2014, by now the reader understands that this is an oldschool rider talking, so old that I rode bmx before “bmx freestyle” was invented.
Our old crew with new additions, Paul Lemson and Sven den Toom, likes jumping but we are very
Forgotten clips from a BMX session at Keyko Trails circa 2015. Shot by Thad Allender and Jon Lynn. Edited by Jon Lynn. Song by Dense and Pika "Colt" Riders in order of appearance: Thad Allender, Shawn Real, Paul Cvikevich, Russ Barone, Yoda, John Superfly Skvarla, Jon Lynn