Archived : Alex Duleba

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Alex loves to find weird rooftop set ups. I met up with him and Anthony Loconte a few months back while they filmed a few clips on a Sunday evening. Here he found a rooftop wallride set up to roof drop afterward. Alex is probably one of my favorite dudes to watch shred in the Chicago scene. He just does his own thing and it’s so much fun to watch as well as being terrifying at the same time.

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

Mornings At Grant – Chris Zidek

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Chris Zidek has become a staple in Chicago since finally moving down to the city. He’s always out on the hunt for spots and putting his own touch on normal set ups. Pegs to feeble to berm carve from a few weeks ago.

Trent McDaniel – Dig x Hoffman Bikes

I guess I’m pretty biased, but Trent fucking slays it!!!! This new edit is precedent to that. Trent makes so much stuff look too damn easy…it’s not fair.

Mornings At Grant : Brian Kachinsky

 

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It’s no secret that Chicago got a new skatepark in the heart of the city at Grant Park. Dew Tour invaded it a month or so ago and I’m sure there will be more jams and contests held there in the future. My work schedule leaves me to mainly be getting in some early morning sessions and I have been meeting up with some of the dudes here in the city to get some morning coffee and bmx in before we start our normal day.  I felt this would be a great place to share some photos for an ongoing pseudo series that I’ve been shooting with some of the dudes here in the city, some known and some unknown.

Click below to scope out BK getting it in while most are on their morning commute.

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Spring…

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…has begun in the midwest.

Matt Lough

I’ve known Matt for a while now, and have seen him go from a sketchy but skilled young dude at the parks to a full on beast on a bike. It’s insane how much this kid has progressed in a short amount of time and it’s also refreshing to see a younger dude throw down some big street moves. I got to witness a few of these first hand and was scared just watching, but Matt would stomp them out first try unfazed by anything.

Filmed and Edited by Anthony Loconte

Archived: BK roof session

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Before summer became winter and we skipped fall here in Chicago, I explored some roof set ups with Kachinsky.

Archived: Summer Session

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Trent McDaniel recovering after putting in work on a rail set up, on probably the hottest day of the summer here in Chicago.

Odyssey in Chicago!

I just so happened to be out of town each and every day these guys were in Chicago last month, so I’ve been eagerly anticipating seeing what happened while this crew was in town. As expected, the crew laid waste to a lot of staple Chicago spots and it looks like the Let’s Roast Cycles shop stop was a good time (with some gross rock, paper, scissors action happening out front). Press play and see the action above!

Archived: Brian Kachinsky

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BK with a nollie to switch ice on a tight wall/rail set up during the spring time.

Archived: Matthias Dandois

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Matthias Dandois rolled through Chicago to take part in some Bakery projects last summer and during his time in town we got to shoot some photos on the roof of the Bakery. Kachinsky had a stage built by the midwest’s favorite carpenter, the one and only Jeff K for Mathias to shred on and he didn’t disappoint. It was an amazing shoot and I had a hell of a time hanging off the edge of the top of the roof to get some crazy angles; it was a great summer day spent with some new and old friends. This photo never really had a home, so I figured it was best to share it here.

Archived: Paul Dybas

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Images constantly get buried on my hard drives and get lost in the shuffle of photo shoot archives, so I figured this would be a great place to post some of the images I rediscover. Here is the first one… Paul Dybas with a railhop here in Chicago at the end of summer/early fall of last year.

Let’s Roast Cycles Grand Opening w/ Aaron Ross

lets roast grand opening flyerThe Chicago scene has a new bmx oriented and rider owned shop that just opened it’s doors this week called Let’s Roast Cycles. Aaron Ross will be in town this weekend for the grand opening to hang out and will head to Roberto Clemente High School afterward for a little session. Anybody, in the area should definitely stop by and scope out the shop and say what’s up to Aaron.

Chi Raq

A great doc by Will Robson-Scott about the violence in Chicago. Check out an interview and a bunch of photos on Dazed Digital.

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