Aug 26 2015

Mulville: 21 again.

August 13th, 10 years ago, I turned 21..

When I turned 21, chances are I was riding my bike, kayaking, surfing and having a blast with friends. Fast forward 10 years to my 31st Birthday and nothing has changed.
I spent my 3 day weekend riding my bike each morning for a few hours, then taking advantage of the good weather that we finally had more of. Besides Bmx, I got in some good paddle boarding around Tampa Bay, checking out a bunch of wildlife such as: dolphins, manta rays, sting rays and tons of big ol’ fish. Then Took a 40 minute drive south to the Myakka River for some alligator kayak adventures. Living back in a city now for last 8 months has made it more difficult to see all the gators that Florida has to offer, So I took advantage of a nice 8 footer along side of the road, That I had to get up close and personal with.
Overall, this was a great 31st birthday weekend. Hopefully in 10 more years, I’ll be doing the same thing!
Thanks
 




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Aug 21 2015

Jared Eberwein: Team Wallace at Mongoose Jam 2015.

“My friend Ben Wallace rides for Mongoose Bikes, for the past few years Mongoose has been putting on this really cool contest that is all about getting a group of your buddies together to battle it out with the other group of buddies each Mongoose rider has selected to be on there team. Riding in three disciplines, Dirt, Park, and Street. Strategically the Mongoose team riders want to pick some friends that can make a combined team that can cover all those basis. If you have a team of with riders that mainly specialize in one aspect each, make sure you get one rider each to cover each discipline in the contest. Also have a team of well rounded riders is another option as well, or if you just want to have fun and pick a group of your everyday riding friends, theres no harm in that either. Everyone is there to have a great time and make some more awesome memories in their lives. With that being said, Ben asked me to be on his team, which consisted of Ben Wallace, Dennis Enarson, Logan Martin, Matt Ray, and myself. Another awesome thing about this contest I didn’t mention above, is that every team gets to have a camper from Woodward West compete for a spot one the team, and also the Jam have been held at Woodward camp locations, this years jam was at Woodward West. Our team was the five of us plus one camper, which his name was Chase Pauza. The camper contest was tuesday, then the first contest for the Mongoose Jam was dirt, from our team, Ben, Logan, and myself rode. I was super stoked how I rode and the energy of everyone there. After the dirt contest, team Wallace was sitting in second. Next day was park, I wasn’t sure if I was gonna ride in it, just because of the level of talented rider with the amazing park finesse haha. Team captain Ben Wallace cracked the whip and made me ride, haha just kidding, he encouraged it obviously, and I’m glad he did. I did more then I had planned on and walked away healthy and satisfied. After the park contest, team Wallace was still sitting in second, it was all down to the street contest, on fir day which was the last day of the jam. Street was broken into 3 sections of the street areas that Woodward West has to offer. Matt, Dennis, and the camper Chase were our three riders that rode for us in street. Dennis wasn’t feeling good so he pulled out of the contest after the first section. It was up to Matt and Chase, Matt came in 2nd for the day, and I believe Chase was somewhere around 11th or 12th. None of us were sure what place we might have ended up in because the street contest was for sure going to mix things up. We thought we might have ended up last, third place at best. They started calling out teams and rewarding them slowly, next thing you knew Team Wallace wasn’t called for third, right away we all looked at each other with excitement and surprise. We were all stoked to get second after the amazing riding that went on in the street contest that day, we thought it might have kicked us back a bit, to our surprise we all got to have an amazing week and walk away with a very much appreciated second place. Thank you Mongoose for putting on such an awesome event, and to Woodward for helping make it happen. Thank you Ben for having me join the awesome experience, great memories to look back on now”





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Aug 20 2015

Moseley: Trekking the Northwest.

Finally back from my trip up to the northwest. It was a ton of fun with Victor Salazar, Pete Brandt and Robert Castillo. We went to Astoria for 6 days, Tacoma for 3, Rickreel for 5, and SF for 2. Shot a ton of images on this trip whether it be for BMX or Photography stuff in general. Got some new stuff I’ve been working on here at home, getting used to a lot of new camera gear I recently purchased. Here is a couple teaser photos, hope you enjoy!
-Ricky




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Aug 19 2015

Milwaukee Iphone edit contest with Grant Castelluzzo and Jeff Klugiewicz.

Mike Hinkens is always throwing events to get the Milwaukee scene together, in the past one of these events has been a video jam but since not everyone has a camera he thought it would be more fair and fun if we all just used our phones. The concept was easy, get your friends together and film for a week straight and edit a video out of whatever you filmed to be shown at a premier. This is our video from the jam and I am incredibly proud of the whole crew for going in almost every day and somehow not breaking any of our phones from filming, despite knocking one out of the handle and smashing one into some bricks. At one point I am pretty sure we forgot we were filming on phones and we just proceeded to ride like we would if we were using regular cameras. I hope that crews realize you don’t need to have fancy camera to document what you are doing. In fact we all spent years of our lives documenting things on cameras far less powerful than our phones. Just remember to bring portable chargers!

The crew: August Zeratsky, Brandon Hoerres, Grant Castelluzzo, Jeff Klugiewicz, Mike Hinkens and Nate Depagter

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Aug 18 2015

Degroot: Universal in neon.

“6 week trial period just came to an end with only Friday and Saturday 3 shows each night. Entertaining people leaving and going to the theme parks and restaurants. Pretty loose style 15 min sets at Universal City walk…just making a jam circle and getting people excited. Was great seeing the reactions and 300 plus people watching at times but really challenging with the lights adding pounds to our bikes and played with your eyes and mind. We dumbed it down back to some basics but Scott Weaver stepped it up with some really tough rolling tricks as he got use to the area doing the whole 6 week trial. His no handed tricks looked so wild with all the lights hooked up to us. I did get a good reaction with the Darkside in that one show…I fell once but finally understood later to make it flow and do a good show. Surface is slick with spilled drinks and close to a water feature the kids play in non stop. Another show, another story, always excited where bmx brings me. Showing people what you can do on a bike, entertaining, growing BMX. I do think a halloween costume idea is in order after being lit up with hundreds of lights on my helmet, bike, and body. Video is coming soon as with a go pro we were able to capture one show and the highlights are real crazy with all these lights. Youtube channel Decobmx09″

-CHAD DEGROOT



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Aug 17 2015

Jimmy Smith: Missouri to Cali. to Missouri.

I had quite the summer plans laid out a few months ago and I was able to make pretty much all of it happen. Started out at Woodward for a few weeks, which was awesome as always. Then I headed to colorado for a three weeks where the main objective was to work, but I managed to ride just about every day at the seemingly infinite amount of beautiful concrete
parks out there. That was a huge treat. After I stacked some paper there I headed out to LA, taking the scenic route along the way.
Once I was in LA I spent a few days there caught a session at the Full Factory ramps then headed up highway 1 all the way to San Francisco. Stopping to surf and ride wherever looked appealing along the way. I also bought a Tacoma with a camper shell and
and camped in that the entire time, which was super fun. After San Fran I headed up to Tahoe for a day, then Salt Lake City, then Colorado for a few days.That’s definitely an extremely condensed version of the trip but, now After three months and countless miles I’m back in Springfield for the school year.

Taken during what seems to be a very rare F-Bowl session at golden hour
Credit: @gutstains

I shot this on my Film camera after during an after work session. Its always a treat watching
the sun go down over the mountains out there.

This photo was taken a park I had never ridden before near Denver called Wheat Ridge
but as soon I hit this quarter I felt right at home. The thing was amazing, it was pretty mellow
with some subtle pool coping right at the top. I couldn’t get enough of it.
This is a one handed table shot by @dhogan12 on his iPhone.

I was super stoked on this one. Those tire marks you see are at the bottom of the frame
are those of Chase Hawk and Gary Young. I was really pumped to be in the same zone as those
dudes haha. @stephentsmith shot this one from the roof.


These two were shot by my girl friend @aymilli88 at a random mini ramp spotted on
the side of highway 1 just south of San Fransisco. It was only three feet tall and
a bike length wide where I did the T-Bog so that was pretty difficult haha.


These two were shot by my good friend from Colorado @bmxermike who is currently
living in Sacramento the lighting was perfect and whatever you want to call that thing was
super fun and it all lined up for these two photos. ​

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Aug 14 2015

Profile in Print: Grant Castelluzzo in Miami.

Here is the new sequence featured in the last Profile Racing Miami edit.
Advert in print care of the latest issue of Bmxplus! Mag.
Sabre, Universal Sprockets to fit any crank spindle size (Adaptable to 19mm bolt on and spline, 22mm bolt on and spline, and 24mm bolt on).

Thanks to Grant Castelluzzo for the support.

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Aug 13 2015

Bobby Proctor. Circuit Bmx. Self filmed, blue collar edit.

Bobby Proctor is a rad dude and we’re stoked he’s a supporter. Here’s a quick self filmed edit all filmed before going to work between Providence’s Nice Slice and Circuit Bmx Shop in Pawtucket.
Thanks for the support Bobby! Enjoy the session…

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