Note: Mic was acting up. No audio until 1:43.Last week was the X Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota and some of the best BMX riders in the world were there to throw down on the street course, bowl, mega ramp, vert ramp and dirt jumps. Unfortunately unless you have special clearance, all you can film is practice. Here's a mix of raw clips from a little street and skatepark practice. Check out riding from Garrett Reynolds, Chad Kerley, Ty Morrow, Devon Smillie, Broc Raiford, Sean Ricany, Dakota Roche, Simone Barraco, Dan Lacey, Colin Varanyak, Nathan Williams, Dennis Enarson, Gary Young, Larry Edgar, Logan Martin, Kyle Baldock, Kevin Peraza, Daniel Dhers and Pat Casey.
X Games 2017 - Street Finals Highlights. The Street event here at X Games was a wild one. I mean, I was looking through a camera the whole time trying not to fuck up, but I had a really hard time picking placings. I just felt like everyone was absolutely killing it...I wouldn't want to have been a judge for this one.
X Games 2017 - Dirt Qualifying Highlights.16 dudes battling it out for seven spots in the finals to join Kevin Peraza, James Foster, and Ben Wallace in the finals on Saturday. I'll let the runs speak for themselves...or maybe I'm just really tired.
I'm not gonna be factual, but in my opinion, this was the best vert event in recent history. Everyone rode well, the back and forth of Vince Byron and Jamie Bestwick made for a hell of a contest, and DMC was all right...that's good with me.
X Games has migrated north to Minneapolis and both Jeff and I are doing the ol' X Games shuffle trying to stack both riding and the oddness in between. Got a few things in the works, but I figured that a straight forward, no frills riding edit from the day was in order. Lots of cruising on day one, but some shit will definitely go down. Check back all week...