Monday, August 31, 2009
an all you local rippers it's only gona cost ya $5 to join the club (societies.govt.nz rules & that's a lifetime membership to man)...more updates as i get thru all the paper work! So "don't hang out with me kids i'm gett'in a bad rep in wanaka" hahaha right o Dan (443 boss) your full of it...you know what capital S ends with a T as for the rest of his ignorant mates (they know who they are vultures & cowboys) it's small town so i'd watch what ya say fellaz! as it all gets to my ears! So we'll do our thing & you can do your thang, an i guess until we get what were after we'll just have to ride Lismore & make it work nice once ya walk away again....like you did the whole of the past year!
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
WE NEED PUBLIC TRAILS THAT KICK ASS IN WANAKA NOW!
(for uneducated MTB trick huckers/riders to read -Trails are not single tracks - in the bmx sense of the word trails are sweet jumps that flow nice, berms, rollers, bombholes, transfers & hips yes those difficult to judge awkward angles hahah etc etc that you to can ride if ya get on a BMX or if ya remove some springs, i'd like to see that haha)
The latest crap to come out 443's dumb ass bosses mouth Dan is this " if you want to build BMX jumps, do it somewhere else" yep Dan is talk'in out his ass alright (i don't like this guy either so this must be a personal attack, nope he's 15 years behind man) about Losemore which he has flattened & shut down to rebuild which is fine of cause as it sure needed some major rebuilding & drainage put in, props to him maybe? But it is a public jump park which is albout the kids & should be catering for all types of bike riders aye? So if the LWCI will not cater for us BMX'ers or listen to the local kids about what they'd like to see built we will just have to go for some of the funding the LWCI goes for & get us a public piece a land thru the QLDC to build some public trails & maybe a BMX race track (it's a Olympic sport now! think big picture summer training will bring $ into the small wanaka economy), even let the kids have there say that's what it's about man the youth of today are the future! Queenstown has ie the gorge rd trails! Which we all know caters for the kids, big kids & even bigger kids plus MTB & BMX! UNITY!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
t-bog @ losemore, where's that beef?
i meet very nice french girl on the weekend, she even had a camera, her name is Stephanie B & she is from France, were the have loads of dialed trails, an losemore (lismore) jump park is not to dialed at all... i get in there an do maintenance, like lip'in shit so ya don't land flat, an spend endless hours picking stones that turn into rocks out of trannys/landings/berms etc etc, keep'in shit wet over summer & a sweeping like a beast, i guess if ya roll it ya make what ya roll work nice & get the local kids in on it & motivate them to help out & learn some trails etiquette.
The local mountain bike club's president said it's " all about the kids" so listen to the kids man, neither the builders (443 crew) or the LWCI get in there, the work bee's ie maintenance days never happen, unless it's to put a drain in, that should have been put in when the place was 1st built, i'm sure ya can still buy drainage pipe aye, ya know dig a ditch, add some fall = drainage, what kind of club builds a public jump park & does not look after it, the local kids who ride the place don't even get to have any input with new lines. I thought it was all about the kids man (i quote LWCI's president again) maybe he speaks some strange gibberish language i'm yet to decipher, so get in there kids & keep it running nice, no one else does, slackers. I'll get some hate mail for this, bring it on & i bet it'll all be anonymous. If only losemore was not built by mountian bikers with little experience.
What's needed is a combined effort of both BMX's & mountain bikers that know what their do'in ie building jumps etc etc, maybe then this place would kick ass, i has so much potential....but don't hold ya breath, i just can't see it happening, i hear a jams go'in down on d 24th October at losemore, a new line is to be built in the next 2 months sometime, let's hope it's not a repeat of weirdly spaced out lines built outta some graded up road waste like whats already there, i'm still pull'in out chunks of road & stones/rocks, i'm serious man, they could at least screen the dirt, build it right! There's just too many lame excuses as to why lismore ain't on the same level with the gorge rd trails, there public & yes it has lines for all, big or small & cost half the price of losemore (hence d nick name) the big prob is LWCI (local MTB club) don't out source builders & keep it local, get with it man & get some dope builders in or nuthing will ever change! Just like the Sticky forest more bad management, Call the LWCI (03) 443-2558 to have your say about losemore, locals especially, maybe the LWCI pres might even pick up & listen, goodluck! Oh yeah by the way crank those tunes, you don't need a permit for music either, if there's more than 200 people/event/jam @ lismore only then do you need a permit for some tunes to roll to, call Lakes Environmental an check it out, nuff a my banter, go ride & dig.....look after what ya got!
Gorge road trails, it's totaly public, legit, dialed & built by Phatlines , they know their shit, i rest my case!
this vids a little old but still a sweet watch....bring on summer!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Joe Rich's words: This was something fun I had an idea for when I went to Spain to film the Fox Andalucia series. This idea came to me one night while lying in bed. I thought it would be a cool way for people to see Ruben's hip for the first time. I thought that the matador was fitting due to the fact we were in Spain. Then, I heard this song by Beruit and it fit together perfectly in my mind. But due to music rights issues, I never got clearance, therefore the idea couldn't be used for the Fox vid. For those of you that have seen the riding in the 3rd part of Andalucia, this contains a few clips from that, plus one pretty funny ending one. These clips never get old to me. We laughed for awhile with this one. Hope you dig it
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
2.BIKE ? fit hawk 21.25, many of different parts
3.LOCAL SPOT-PARK? whangamata skate park
-TRAILS? siligna woods trails
4.DESCRIBE THE WAY YOU RIDE IN ONE WORD? relaxed
5.YOUR LOCAL SCENE IN GOOD SHAPE-PARK? WHAT ABOUT TRAILS?.....WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE RELUCTANT TO DIG, HOW COULD THE SCENE BE TIGHTER WHILE KEEPING SUM LEVEL OF EXCLUSIVENESS? there isn't really a scene anymore in whanga its just me. I think most people would rather just go ride a park than spend there spare time in the woods digging. I mean if you wana build good trails you have to be prepared to do a shit load more digging than riding, unless you have a large crew.
catty, posh and villij. I should be at catty or posh digging and riding by this time next week. Yipy
7.IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY FEATURE YOU WANTED AT YOUR LOCAL PARK/TRAILS ,WHAT WOULD IT BE? Probably like a 6ft tall, tight 270 berm. I think that would be super rad.
8.HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET YOUR SHOES MUDDY DIGGING? not often, i get a little bit of dirt on my shoes but the clay at siligna just doesn't stick to the bottom of your shoes like most dirt/clay dos.
9.DO YOU OWN YOUR OWN SHOVEL/SPADE? Yea got like 4 shovals a spade a rake, broms, weel barow and watering cans.
10.WE ALL KNOW THERE IS HANDFUL OF WRITTEN/UNWRITTEN RULES OF ETIQUETTE SURROUNDING TRAILS PARTICULARLY,PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT GOES INTO THEM COMPARED TO CONCRETE......DO YOU BELIEVE THIS ETIQUETTE IS A GOOD THING? ie "NO DIG NO RIDE" OR THE IDEA OF "BREAK IT FIX IT" POLICY'S THAT ALLOT OF TRAILS HAVE IN PLACE........DOSE IT ENHANCE OR HINDER?? I think these rules are a must. But also i think that most people that are going to ride someone else's spot have their own or have had their own spot and no what it takes to build and maintain trails and are willing to help out with digging.
11.WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY TO RIDE? last couple hours.
12.TYRES ON YOUR BIKE.....ALL ROUNDERS OR SPECIFIC?? dirt monster on the front, animal glh on the back. I will probably get a maxxis max dady for the front soon tho
13.WHAT HAS BEEN CHALLENGING YOU LATELY? STUNTS & TRICKS? POLITICS IN YA SCENE OR JUST SHIT WEATHER? Ah 360's
14.IF DUNEDIN GETS A NEW SK8 PARK,WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE COMPERED TO THE OLD PARK?? (if ya ain't seen the existing park hit this) some big tranies, there always fun
15. IN YOUR OPINION, HOW COULD THE BMX SCENE BE MADE STRONGER LOCALLY?
I guess more jams. there always fun and bring people together.
16.AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
I KNOW YOU LOVE RIDING TRAILS AND HAVE DONE ALOT OF DIGGING IN THE PAST, WHAT IS YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR RIDERS WANTING TO GET IN ON THERE LOCAL TRAILS, BUILDING AND RIDING....,CAN YOU LIST 3 THINGS THAT YOU FEEL ARE IMPORTANT? Just rock up to the trails and ask if you can help. Help dig every time your there and remember trails ain't there for you to ride, there there because others have built them for themselves to ride. peace.