After the 3rd stop in the FL-BMX series (Ft. Myers), Mulville, Grant C., and myself headed down to Miami to find out some conference had commenced. Basically, all motels in the Miami are (about 30 square miles) were booked. After sitting in a parking lot for half an hour making phone calls, we were lucky enough to snag a place on Miami Beach.
We went to bed super late, woke up super early to an 88 degree winter with high humidity, and soon after met Josh James who organized a full day’s street ride through the city.
Thanks to Josh and the awesome crew of dudes who met up and made the day quite incredible. Stay tuned for the remainder of the tour posting over the next week.
Here’s a little montage of what commenced.
Michael Otero: Bar out of the cereal bowl.
Eric Colon: Boost on quite possibly the best DIY spot.
Grant C.: Invert.
Our tour guide, Josh James, minding the gap.
Mulville: Volcano Roast.
Mulville: Lookback on a random mini ramp in a field.
The Profile Mini Hubs were originally released in 2001.
Built originally for race application, the mini hubs were soon modified to accept a 14mm axle in the rear.
However, the front, with an aluminum 3/8 inner axle, has not changed much since its inception.
By 2002, the Mini Hubs became our primary freestyle ramp/street hub which can be used with pegs.
By 2008, we released the Profile Totem and Madera Pilot front hubs. All of which take the same exact Mini aluminum axle with 3/8 chromo bolts. These two additional front hubs can be ridden with pegs as well.
Last Wednesday at the skatepark I was answering some questions from the locals. Within the questions, most of them were based around the ability to ride pegs on a front Profile Mini Hub. At that point, I realized that it might not be common knowledge.
To better show the varieties of peg use, here is a photo selection of our riders’ front wheels.
If you can identify each riders wheel, you will be entered to win a selection of the three newest Profile logo shirts.
Write in the rider’s names next to the photo number associated with the front wheel and submit your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. MAKE SURE THE WORD “CONTEST” IS IN YOUR SUBJECT LINE.
We will choose a winner by Friday 12/13.
Thanks for the support.
These are the riders’ featured front wheel photos in random order:
Grant Castelluzzo, Jared Eberwein, Mark Mulville, Chad DeGroot, Rob Diquattro, Dillon Leeper, Mike Meister, Matt Coplon and Ricky Moseley.
“Hey everyone, I have been very busy this last month or so trying to make the most of the fickle midwest weather. Days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting colder but I am trying my best to stay in the streets. I have been traveling locally in an attempt to finish up a new project for Mutiny that should be out some time in the winter so keep your eyes peeled for that. The other day I got an awesome painting sent to me via facebook. It blows my mind that someone would take the time to paint a picture of me just doing what I love, riding bikes. A special thanks goes to Alexander Gray for painting this picture of me doing a smith to table for an art project he had. The photo was originally in an issue of Ride UK and he did a great job on it.”
As Jeff, Mike, and Grant finish up their month in Berlin, some random footage of them is popping up. Here is some footage of a Mankind street jam that went down this month. Tons of kids showed up and tons of awesome spots were ridden. Here is a tiny sample:
Hey guys, I have been in Berlin, Germany the whole month of July and it has been a blast for the most part. I got to ride for a few days and then I got incredibly sick and was stuck at the house for almost a week straight. Now that I am starting to feel better I am hoping to ride some of the incredible spots that are here. I have included a few photos from the trip so far. One of the days the bmx shop here, Flair bmx, had a signing for the Mutiny team who happened to be in Berlin as well so I joined in on that and met a bunch of locals and had a good time. I want to make sure to thank Flair bmx for having me as well as all of the locals for showing us a good time and taking us to their spots.