We're catching up on DVD's we still need to review. One of them is the latest RoadFools. Issue 13 had some people land in the hospital and that was bad luck. Still most of the crew stayed on two wheels most of the time.
This Roadfools was different in a way that a couple of riders chose 3 fellow riders to go on Roadfools. It sure ended up being a trip of BMX characters. If you think Beringer's riding is weird, wait till you see Kevin Nelson and his 23 kilo home made steel bike with wheelcovers. Dennis McCoy made it on the bus thanks to Lou Capparelli's one man team ("I only have one friend, and that's DMC"). If someone can keep you entertained on the road, it's Dennis. I cracked up in the outtakes section where Dennis is bro-ing down with a drunk black man. He sure can be a bastard too.
I would say Roadfools 13 is more about catching different BMX characters on film than it was of super revolutionary tricks. The personalities on board were great and everyone had a good time. This doesn't mean that the riding sucked, don't get me wrong here. Van Homan delivered with some crazy shit, Fuzzy's roof 360 looked bigger on film than it did in the magazine and his fence gap was sketchy but hey, the old man survived. Josh Stricker equals speed. Have you ever seen real bunny hops? Have you seen a bunny doing a front flip on a box jump? If not, it's time to watch Roadfools 13.
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Day by day Roadfools 13 info from www.roadfools.com
DAY 0 - Boulder (bonus DVD)
Picked everyone up from hotel and rode a barrier next to hotel.
DAY 1 - Boulder
Rise and shine at 7am for Boulder park session 7-10am. Street in afternoon & night. Fought no less than 6 different rainstorms throughout the day. Some dudes got busted for riding a tree. Derek twisted his ankle pretty bad on stone tranny.
DAY 2 - Denver
Denver street downtown.
DAY 3 - Denver
Rode the V then a concrete ditch. Clay was showing us around so thanks to him. Later we rode Aurora street at various spots Clay knew about. Sprinklers came on at a brick tranny and Elf clipped a fence and crashed real hard.
DAY 4 - Denver again
Real mellow, totally enjoyable day. Fuzzy did rediculous gap over a rode, over a fence and into a grass bank. Sprained his ankle pretty good but stoked nonetheless. Ty did some good stuff throughout the day. Drove down to Pueblo, CO and crashed at a really sketchy hotel with thugs roaming the parking lot.
DAY 5 - Pueblo & Trinidad, CO
Zeb showed up and took us to some spots, both eventually being busts. Really good brick banks at a brick factory. Finished the drive to Trinidad, the park was completely barren and amazing. Hot and sunny as hell, miserable just sitting around. Joel was carving the snake run and broke his collar bone. People went and bought cookout food and we had a cookout up at the park. Cool scene. Filmed there until the sun went down. Got a hotel near there and Joel and Fuzzy went to the hospital in the ambulance.
DAY 6 - La Junta, CO & Salina, KS
Left Colorado for long drive to Kansas. Hit a descent cement park in La Junta, CO. After that drove to Kansas to a park in Salina, KS. Tons of locals hanging around, cool scene. The heat has went from dry heat to a humid sauna.
DAY 7 - Kansas City, MO
Finished drive to Kansas City, MO. Rode Dennis' friend's backyard ramps. Had a cookout thanks to the prize winning neighbors. Really really hot out today and humid. Phil hung up and dislocated his shoulder. Later in the night Cameron tried a crazy 360 drop but landed flat bottom and broke his foot. After that we headed to McCoy's new mansion and hung there in luxury by the pool. Most of the crew went bowling and then rode street later in the night, some up to 7am.
DAY 8 - Kansas City, MO & St. Louis, MO
Rode street at night, some out until 7am.
DAY 9 - St. Louis
Ramp Riders park, humid as all hell inside. Filmed there until 11pm or so.