This weekend I hung out w/ Jeff Dempler + the guys from Destroy Bicycles at 3rd & Army. I rolled up the spot to find that there was “Fuck Fest 5″ a punk concert going on. I Spent most of the day experimenting w/ some new combos, and ended up with this. A little trick I like to call the “Whatchamacallit” and the “Whatchamacallit Bar”. It’s basically a pedal feeble nack nack w/ or w/o the barspin for added flavor. The next time you’re bored at a spot, go ahead and give it a try.
Tom LaMarche just dropped this video of him crushing shit in Chicago. He’s one of the few riders that I look forward to seeing videos of, his 360 off the garage is hands down the biggest I’ve ever seen on fixed. Big thanks to Rick Anderson and MurderB, who were there to capture all the mayhem. Photo Credit : Rick Anderson
Jeff Dempler popped off this photo of me hitting a gap to wallride 180 on these brick banks in San Jose this weekend. This is the 3rd weekend in a row I’ve stayed at his house in downtown SJ. I’ve been focusing on stacking clips for a new web edit now that I’m done filming for Shredwell2. It’ll probably be done in the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for some new shit on my vimeo.
Lately I’ve been going back and forth from San Francisco to San Jose to finish up filming for Shredwell2 w/ Ed LaForte and the rest of The Grime Team. We’ve put a lot into the making of this video, and have explored some of the best street spots that California has to offer. We’re currently working on wrapping up filming and editing it, we’ll keep you updated as we go.
It’s great having a spot to session that is close to home. JeffyD has a school situated right down the street from his pad in SJ. His girlfriend Steph snapped off this photo of me bouncing in and out of this fence there, just before we packed up and headed home for the day. I love summer in San Jose. You can get an actual feel for “the hotness”, unlike San Francisco where it’s relatively cool all year round.
For the past 3 weekends I’ve been surfing Jeff Dempler’s couch while we catch clips and pictures with the rest of the guys in San Jose. It’s not the most comfy couch on the planet, but it’s a hell of a lot better than sleeping on the floor. Here’s a photo of him hitting an icepick stall on a ledge at San Jose State. Keep your eyes peeled for more media from my stay in the upcoming weeks.
The Grime just posted this photo that I took of Anthony Combs riding at San Jose State last weekend. Combs has some massive hops hidden away in those Nike’s of his. The man looks like a young Bruce Lee, flexin’ his woodgrain G.O.A.T up and over that handrail. Watching Combs ride is like watching a Gazelle get eaten by a Lion.
For those who didn’t know, Ed Wonka just got back to California after a 2 month trip to Thailand. The guys from SADIO who flew him out there to help teach at a Fixed Gear Summer Camp they were putting on. He hung out w/ all the riders out there, and even spent some time mucking it around Bangkok on his own. He was gone so long, that I didn’t think he’d ever come back. I’d love to make my way out there at some point.
Here’s a couple photos that I took of Mike Schmitt while I was in SJ last weekend. He’s been riding with a thumb swollen to the size of a miniature blimp for a minute now. Despite all that, he still managed to hit this double peg stall at SJ State.