Feb 27 2015

Saavedra: February comes to and end.

After months of recovery and over 500 miles in counting on the FairDale my leg is feeling good. I still have a few more months to go before I’ll be back on my bike but I can feel it getting closer.


Luke has been a bit home sick, but all that will change soon.


Last weekend I had the opportunity to join a small group of close friends on a camping trip to Santa Ynez. The two mile hike up the canyon was a good measure of just how far my leg has come. The abundance of beauty this place had to offer was unreal.


The view from my bedroom window


Above the clouds taking it all in.

Mike

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Feb 24 2015

Jared Eberwein: Belated communion with a Florida Winter.

“When Matt Coplon invited me to go out to florida for profile trip two years ago, he was pushing for me to get out there in the winter time. I had my heart set on experiencing a florida winter, the trip ended up getting pushed back to April. Which was still good, but a bit humid, and not legitimately a florida winter. Didn’t make the trip any less awesome then it was, but the following year was my goal to get out to florida during the winter. The flight was bought months in advanced, then I ended up falling a couple months before, which was my bad ACL injury of last year. I was healing up, and making plans to reuse my plane ticket that I had to abort on the previous year. I set the trip for early Feb this year, and I made it to the date ready to ride. I just got back from florida on my week long trip, the florida winter is awesome, but I learned that I’m fortunate enough to live in a location (SoCal) where I too get to experience awesome weather. It was great to get back out to Florida, and revisit everyone from my previous trip two years ago. I got to spend a couple days at the Profile location, hung out for a couple days, visited with the crew behind the scenes. Saw some new things going on that will be revealed later this year, and even learned a thing or two. Aside from the visiting side of things, I had a week of riding everyday, new spots, new parks, private places, and endless street spots that Matt Coplon puts time into hunting for. Even on somedays when Matt was a bit busy, a new friend of mine, Spencer was kind enough to pick me up and take me around town, thank you. Tons of riding, wore my pads so much that my legs got a bit rubbed raw, that sucked! I put in a good beach day towards the end of my trip, never went on the beach in Florida, nor went in the ocean. I hung out on the beach for a while, then made myself get in the water just because I was there. It was cold and I didn’t want to, but I had to haha. I was lucky enough to have a few perfect vegan meals, prepared by Matt’s lovely wife, Cat-Woman. One of my most fun moments could have been easily over looked I believe, but to me it was perfect. After spending the day at the Profile mothership with Matt for the day, we headed home towards Matt’s house, and stopped to pedal around some downtown neighborhoods of Tampa. Matt forgot his camera, but I had a Sony Action Cam that cam in real handy for documenting our fun pedal around town. Matt took me to a rail hop at an abandon house, which he hadn’t done yet, because he was by himself when he found it, and wanted someone there with him once he decided to hop it, so he shared that experience with me. We figured a way out to train the hop together. Matt said there was another rail about down the way, then it became, how many can we fit in before the suns gone. We were able to get three rail hops in, all before the sun had set. It was a little goal we set, we achieved it, and I had the time of my life doing so. Really made me feel good in general, so much fun to be had still when it comes to my bike.”


Had to ride downtown in sweats and a tank top because I forgot my clothes luggage at the airport.


Downside whip at the fowler ditch.


New cement at the SPoT skatepark


Rail ride to whip at the Sarasota park.

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Feb 18 2015

Chad DeGroot Darkside whip DECOBMX

Chad DeGroot hits you with another DARKSIDE. This time with a backwheel to step double foot on the stem whip style. Starts with a inside pump then darkside whips to around the world roll out. “My left hand is so bruised on the palm which made this trick even harder but I was bent on pulling this link. So the reaction once I pull it is to raise my left hand and swing it. Hand is going to be sore for a few weeks but worth it. It’s a great day today…” –Chad D

Chad DeGroot Darkside whip DECOBMX from DecoBMX on Vimeo.

Frame shown is the sample Tsutomu “STORM” Kitayama JACKPOT frame in which will be out by Summer 2015. Clean design, great angles, so tight, and so much work put into this. Just wait for the final in 3 amazing colors. #decobmx @chaddegroot @decobmx @profileracing More info on this frame and other fine DecoBMX products go to

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Feb 16 2015

Jared Eberwein: 8 days in Florida started with this….

“I’m not one for many contest, but I’m not ever against them either. I always answer the subject about contest, that I would go to all of them and compete if I was invited. Many contest nowadays are setup a lot around invite only. Also I’m not clueless when it comes to thelevel of riding in a contest in todays day and age, its absolutely insane!! I’m not selling myself short but it is what it is, and it overwhelms me what has to be done to push out the competition. I hadn’t done a contest for a while and I was flying in to Tampa the night before the 3rd stop of the FLBMX contest series at the Sarasota Payne park. It was a good kickoff to my week long stay of a trip in Florida for Profile. The environment at the contest was awesome and fun, everyone was stoked to be riding with so many people. Mark Mulville has been in way more contest then I ever have, but we’ve had a share of them. It was funny because Mark and I were starting in the same area for our runs (because Mark showed me all the lines, and I stole his haha) Trying to figure out when one of us was gonna have to drop in for our runs, feeling the nerves in our stomachs. Just thinking how you never get use to that feeling, fun but nerve racking. I would just drop in and complete my one line each time, and then end up with 25-30 secs of a 45 sec run still left, haha. The lines I took from Mark didn’t eat up nearly as much time as I thought, which left a bunch of improvising. Needless to say, it was an awesome time getting
to ride with a different scene I haven’t rode with before, and seeing a bunch of new faces and reuniting with old ones too. The FLBMX contest series is a great thing for the Florida scene, and thanks to everyone behind it keeping the image alive! Oh and Matt Coplon killed it!!!”





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Feb 13 2015

Mike Saavedra: Anticipation Building.

As summer approaches I can feel the anticipation and excitement building inside of me every day. It’s crazy to think about how far I’ve came in just the last five months. I still have a solid two months of physical therapy ahead of me before I can even think about stepping back on to my bike. But I feel more motivated then ever to get my legs back.

Road bike selfie


I finally had the chance to take a long awaited Joshua tree trip last week!


Desert, friends, bonfire. The riches of life!


I only had the opportunity to spend the day in Joshua tree but as soon as my leg feels a bit stronger I’ll definitely be back to climb some of these majestic rocks!


Planting a new succulent garden for blue bench!

Mike

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Feb 12 2015

The Lakin’s last days…From the perspective of Ricky Moseley.

Sad news this time around: Here’s some photos of the Last Jam at Mike/Rick Lakin’s house. It was so fun to see everyone out showing support for an amazing front yard trails that have been around for so long. Sad to see them go, but sometimes all good things must come to an end. Here’s a couple Photos that Amber was able to grab of me riding. Thanks to everyone who worked on those jumps over the years…sad to see them go!

Ricky-



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Feb 10 2015

Mulville: Backyard vacation.

One of my favorite things about living in Florida is the lack of winter… And that we actually live in paradise.
This past Sunday was (as usual) an amazing sunny day and a perfect 75 degrees out, so I figured I would go pedal around and explore some local beaches that are less wandered!
While on my adventures, I came across THIS place!
If someone had dropped my off here blind folded and said: you’re in the Bahamas or something,
I would believe them in a heart beat!
The cool thing is, Florida is full of these places.

With all that said,
I figured this place would be a cool backdrop for some hopping around and bike shots.

-Mark Mulville




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Feb 09 2015

Degroot: 3 rigs for 2015.

Yo “G” it’s the playas for 2015. Going hard the 3 way style this year:

-Great Gatsby Yellow 20”tt Self Titled frame, Camo PC pedals, Black Sun Ringle Envy rims, all Deco and Profile Racing parts, and the Z-Coaster. Action Bars pegs, USA Genius bars, Fat pivotal seat. Front brake only. This bike is so stiff and sweet. The yellow took a minute to grow on me but its on me now.

-The Jackpot Tsutomu Kitayama signature JACKPOT frame in 18.9”tt with all Deco and Profile Racing parts, Red Sun Ringle Envy rims, Z-Coaster rear hub, USA Genius Bars, WuPegs, front brake only. First few sessions felt so tight and the geometry made everything so easy to pull. Well designed and well deserved to Tsutomu or “STORM”. Out this spring.

-Fairdale Weekender Drop Large with Deco PC pedals. Full Chromoly frame and fork in Brushed Electric Wizard Silver. Going to put some mile on this playa in 2015 at high speeds. @decobmx @chaddegroot @mrbikesnboards #decobmx #pbte

-Chad DeGroot

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Feb 05 2015

Latest Print Advert featuring Grant Castelluzzo.

This shot was taken from the Profile trip to Miami last Winter.
Besides Grant pulling this wild gap to grind to hard 180, finding spent bullet casings at the spot was definitely a close second highlight.
Thanks to Grant for years of support.

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Feb 04 2015

Jeff K.: Cali. bound, Cali. Landed.


So I just got to San Diego and have been out the past few days enjoying the weather. The first day Nick Steben took me to a famous SD spot. Nick snapped this table of me at the spot…

Photo: Nick Steben
Yesterday we went to Down to Riverside and Larry Alvarado showed us around and met up with some other locals.
(One of the many spots we were show)

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