Some new visuals from the Antidote crew to hold you over ’til the video drops. Also, Nathan Williams.
Yeah I said it.
Courtesy of Red Bull.
Précisions is an ongoing short film series presented via Defgrip, showcasing creativity, expression and most importantly Précisions within BMX. Second to feature (FATHEAD was first) is Josh Bedford with an eye for spots and a less is more attitude. Josh’s riding speaks for itself, incorporating speed and power combined with his natural creative outlook. All of which is done with a classic captivating Yorkshire personality. Whilst filming Josh sustained a severe injury, cutting the release short.
In his own words “if you roll the dice..”. Please wish Josh a rapid recovery and enjoy what we got down beforehand.
Click below for some photos.
Here’s the last ever Ride UK cover. I think they’ve chosen a good one. Go HERE to read more about it.
*patiently waits for follow up behind the scenes video.
Another Simple Session is in the books. Hopefully you caught the live feed over the weekend (or even just glanced at Instagram) for all the happenings. As in previous years, our friend Vince Perraud was lurking around the event and captured some great moments once again. Vince does a great job of capturing a little bit of everything around this event. Click below to check that out.
Shoutout to Risto, everyone at Simple and Vince Perraud.
It’s very possible that many of you reading this have never heard of Tread Magazine, let alone seen one. But during the mid 90’s, this magazine had a very cult-like following and was very sought after (at least to me and people I knew on the East Coast). It was kind of underground, kind of not, tied to the influential Props era and all around just awesome and interesting. I think it would be fair to liken Tread to the Albion for comparison. Tread only lasted 4 issues, but those issues were enough for it to have a lasting effect on riders from that era.
Inspired by a recent Instagram post, I decided to track down Chris Hallman and ask him some questions about the mag. Click below to read it all.
Shoutout to Chris Hallman and a big thanks to Chris Rye for supplying the images.
Let’s take it back to 2011 and the “Welcome Back Edit” that Christian contributed to the grip.
After being broken and collecting dust for the last 3 years, I finally got my VX fixed and decided to make a ‘Welcome Back Edit’ with my friends. Featuring Chad Kerley, Dennis Enarson, Connor Lodes, Ronnie Napolitan, Billy Macpherson, Mike Jonas, Devon Smillie and Big Kenny Enarson. Enjoy my friends!
I’m really digging this years Simple Session event poster & art direction. Well done. Simple is coming up soon, stay posted on the site for info. Click below for the TV spot that’s running over there as well.
On a related note, check out the recent By The Numbers Q&A we did with Risto, who is behind the Simple art.
I (somehow) just now came across Joe Bailey through the explore page on Instagram, which led me to a post where he was waxing philosophical about Ride UK’s recent changes, which lead me to his photo site which led me to realize that he’s a rad photographer and I recognized some of his stuff! I love the internetzzzzz.
Click below for some quick photos that caught my eye, then head to his site where he’s got a great mix of visual goodness.
Man… down goes another one. Ride UK Magazine (and all other Factory Media titles) will cease to exist in print and will turn their attention towards their online presence (according to word from Ride UK’s editor). No word beyond that, so stay tuned to Ride UK site. Shocking? Not really. Unfortunate? Yes.
Have a flip through their mag cover archive.
Let’s take it back a year or so ago to this video that Hoang Tran made. Good vibes.
This little trip I took with my friends Tom and Dylan was nothing more than an excuse to get out of town for a couple of days. We barely did any planning for this trip beside figuring out some key destinations. We decided to take a roadtrip up to San Francisco and do some camping along the way. There are two main interstates you can take to get to San Fransisco from San Diego. The fastest route, that’s up the 5 which takes about 7 hours with no stops, or you can take the 1 (Coast Hwy) which takes 10+ hours but filled with incredible views. For us, it was going to be about making good time, but for us now this is measured with the emphasis on “Good” rather than “time” and when you make the shift in emphasis the whole approach changes. So we went up the 1…
The rest of the trip was based around this motto and many good times were had. This video showcases some of the experiences on the way up and our short stay in San Francisco. Thanks to Tom for doing all the animation and helping with the filming; Erin Barker for her photography and letting us crash at her freshman college dormitory that housed a group named the sexy six…,Dylan for partying the sexy six to levels of panty incineration.
We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!
Up next, is one of the unsung heros of our scene. Simple Session organizer Risto Kalmre. If you’ve ever attended or enjoyed the live stream of a Simple Session, you can thank Risto in large part.