Come Clean

Seeing as that new ALYK promo (below) dropped using some Jeru The Damaja and I’ve recently been revisiting DJ Premier produced music pretty heavy, then I’m taking this opportunity to push some 90’s East Coast rap on you bitches. Jeru, Come Clean, Premier, classic.

Click below for a Complex “Magnum Opus” feature on the making of this track, it’s a good one.

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Q&A: Sauce

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If you’re familiar with the Common Crew or any of new generation of BMX kids coming up out of Southern California right now, than Sauce is somebody you’re probably familiar with. If not, I think he can simply be summed up as a young motivated kid from HB who loves filming his friends.

I’m always down to give dudes like Sauce some shine if they land on my radar, so keep reading for a quick Q&A.

Shouts to Eddie Cuellar for the pic.

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ALYK – Fed Up With The Bullshit Promo

Act Like You Know is a group of like-minded people that I strongly believe in. I am not just saying this because I am affiliated with them either. For us it is a mixture of passion and hatred that keep us going. For me personally a lot of riding I see these days is all the same or just lacking any real substance. Riding around and scouring through cities is one of my favorite things to do. That has been a huge part of riding for me since I can remember.

Everyone involved in this project brings something unique to the table. No one involved settles for mediocrity when it comes to spot usage. If something is whack then we let the other person know.

Cop fresh gear here. Everything is on point.

Sunday Mixer

5 minutes from the Sunday fam comprised of clips that will not be going towards another project.

The Finer Things (in full)

Sit back and watch The Finer Things in its entirety. From the consistent kaleidoscope effect/theme to the riding and the filming, I’m a big fan of this project. Shouts to Mastroni and crew.

Enjoy.

CULTIVATE

17 minutes with Dakota Roche, Alex Kennedy, Trey Jones, Andrew Castaneda and more. Get into it.

Ambipegstreetest – Credits

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the Ambipegstreetest DVD just get at me or look at the descriptions on the videos.

Logan is the man!

Logan Beyhl owns Let’s Roast Cycles here in Chicago….and recently had thee worst thief ever stroll through his front door. Check out the shop when you’re in Chicago….it’s BMX oriented and rider owned!!!

IG: @letsroastcycles

Below

You might need to set aside some quiet time for this one, but I definitely recommend you do. Richard Forne did a good job of getting the Above Below crew (and more) to candidly discuss BMX and its lifestyle in the BELOW version of the video. Also, that screengrab is horrifying.

You can watch Above Below in full below. This is the most I’ve ever typed “below” in one spot.

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Suckas Be Like Playin’ Themselves to Have Mass Appeal

Ambipegstreetest – Kyle Murway

Kyle comes proper with the last riding section of the DVD.

Cycling, Cameras and Cats w/ Sandy Carson

Sandy Carson is no stranger to Defgrip, so here’s a cool piece on him courtesy of Fairdale Bikes.

Ambipegstreetest – Frankie Lang

Perfect mixture of sketchy and skillful.

Ambipegstreetest – Damian Racut

It is weird writing my own name for a post title but this is my section.

Travis Mortz @ Random

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This Photo was taken during the Mongoose jam at Woodward. Broc and I had already shot a few photos earlier in the week so when the contest started I focused on photographing him and a few other riders in the event instead of chasing around everybody the whole time for a shot. After watching Broc do some practice runs I learned his line and was able to anticipate this shot ahead of time. His first run he tossed an effortless truck driver off the top of the ledge, I shot it a bit early, then in his second run he charged at the ledge again and I knew it wouldn’t be another bar variation so I sat back and waited. As soon as he threw the whip my finger reacted and I captured this photo.

This photograph was shot at 1/500th @F8 using my Hasselblad 503CW on Ilford Delta 100, promptly after shooting the contest I went into the digital media lab and started developing this film while Darryl Nau was still outside announcing the winners. Once the film was processed I scanned it with an Epson V700.

– Travis Mortz

Be sure to follow Travis on Instagram.