Sunday, November 28, 2010

Indoor Bmx track update.

Damn. I went and did it. I couldn't just watch, I had to get out there and do it myself. Just watching Marcus killing it racing, he now has two seconds and two wins in as many races, I had to get back on the track. I ended up in a 2-4 combined moto with a full gate in the main and pulled out a third. Not bad for fat and out of shape and my first race back. Calling out the rest of you old guys that used to race! Get off your ass this wet winter and come ride the track. You might even have fun!

Flash Back Jacks!

If you haven't been to the Goods Bmx blog and seen the recent Flashback Fridays you should check them out. Shad has been putting up old photos on Fridays, his last three have brought back lots of old memories. This weeks was of Shad check it here! A week ago was of me, check it here! And I believe my brother was the subject two weeks prior. Check it here! Then go give Shad some love at theGoods online store. Here is a few of the photos.

Shad: Frontflip attempt on the bridge jump at the 30(r.i.p.)

Nac over the Pit Double at Emerald Valley BMX

Eric: Flat at the Grotto

After 30 years salvation comes to Eugene!

One of my first memories of Bad Religion was Mark Murphy's section in the first Standard video to "Give You Nothing". That was around 1992? They have been been around for quite a while but Thursday November 18th was the first time playing in Eugene and my first time seeing them live. This tour comemorates 30 years of Bad Religion. For a bunch of old guys they fucking rocked. Great show, nuff said.

Your Bmx Blog Fix.

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, maybe this will help. Check out It's your one stop spot for a ton of different bmx related blogs. They have a list of 185+ top bmx blogs so that should keep you busy for a few hours when I haven't posted anything. They will be listed in the friends links on the side of this site for easy navigation.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Burnside Birthday!

One of Oregons oldest and most famous skateparks turned 20 years old this year! Haven't been there in a while but this pic of the new addition and this one of Snotty over at Jared Souney's site sure make me want to visit again soon!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Indoor Bmx

Weird. I post a clip of a bmx track and next thing I know.... Saturday I just finished watching my Ducks destroy the Huskies after a somewhat scary sloppy start to the game. I was in a good mood trying to figure out what chore I wanted to do after being lazy watching football when I got a text from my brother Eric. He was in town at my Mom's house and he my son Marcus, who was there visiting also, had gone riding. Mom's is right next to the Fairgrounds so they went to see what was up with the indoor bmx track. After trying a few doors they found one open and the track was built up and pretty dialed in. They ended up talking to the track Director and found out it was the opening day. Next thing you know Mac's got a membership and is signed up to race. Boom. Text message from him read: Got Mac a membership and he is going to race at 4:30. Well, chores were quickly neglected and I headed in to watch him race. I raced for a few years in my day but haven't been to the track in quite some time, at least not during a race. Saturday at the track was a real nostalgic moment, there was even a 20 inch class in my age group. The track looked pretty good and got me thinking about maybe racing a bit this winter to stay on the bike more. Marcus did pretty good, and looked smooth even on an 18" that he is quickly outgrowing, a fact made even more obvious on the track. He finished second racing intermediates, not bad. Any other old guys want to come keep it old school and race me on platforms in jeans, long sleeve t-shirt, rocking a pro-tech? Here is a clip of Mac jumping the "dirt jump". This is the biggest double he's cleared to date. Next spring he better man up and hit the trails he could obviously take to it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Damn! Skills!

This makes me want to dig more race style rythem this winter.

Anthem II Trailer

Many of you younger riders were around 3-5 years old when the first Anthem video dropped, so you might not be familiar. Dialed video wtih lots of trail footage. Looks like the second is going to be a banger as well. Peep the trailer.

ANTHEM II trailer from Stew Johnson on Vimeo.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dog Pound Halloween Jam

Halloween jam at Curb Dogs - More BMX Videos

Well the Halloween Jam was a success. I want to thank everyone that drove from out of town to come and ride. We had a very nice turn out. It was very crazy have to switch the days and then switch them back. . . but in the end it all worked out. The cops still dropped by as promised, but where super friendly and we just invited them on in! I want to thank Tyson Copeland from "Drop in Productions" for the web edit. There may be more videos and pictures posted later. . . but for now, ENJOY!

-Nathan Sykes