The second episode of Gabe’s reality show airs tonight at 10 PM East Coast time (you can watch the first episode here). The network, Pivot TV hooked us up with an exclusive trailer featuring a lot of the footage Gabe got while filming for the show. A lot of this stuff was filmed during his time spent filming for the upcoming Stranger DVD so you might see Gabe going in on some of these spots again in the very near future.
Here’s Steve Tassone’s Chocolate Truck section. It’s good just like the rest of the video, Steve keeps it pretty simple but he rides a lot of dope spots in here.
The other day I went out riding with Brandon Begin, Caleb Quanbeck and Vicente Candel. We didn’t have the best luck. We found a few good schools but each one took some searching to locate and we got kicked out of most of them too. Just as the sun was setting we accidentally stumbled upon this flat rail. It was too short to film anything official on but we all felt like riding after a long, frustrating day so I took the camera out and filmed the guys as they sessioned it. It was really fun. Here’s the video.
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The other day I had Glenn PP Milligan on the show with Biz Jordan as my co-host. For those who don’t know, Glenn is one of the most accomplished filmers in the history of BMX having worked on such videos as Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Domination, Standard Country, Shutdown, Industry, Turbulence, Drop The Hammer, Writing On The Wall and many more. Glenn’s had an up close perspective on a gigantic chunk of BMX’s history and as a result this podcast is insanely informative. Anybody who listens to this is going to learn a ton about the history of street riding and BMX videography.
I’ve included a list of quotes and topics discussed below so that you can skip around if you want. Thanks a ton to anyone who listens and shares this podcast and check out our previous episodes with Stevie & Brandon Begin and Xavier Wulf if you haven’t already.
0:43: Adam: “The first BMX video I ever cared about was Don’t Quit Your Day Job. You edited it. How did that situation unfold?”
4:22: “What was Brooklyn like back then as a BMX rider?”
6:24 “Were you conscious of the fact that you were doing something very out of the ordinary by making a video that was mostly street riding?”
7:40: “What was your first impression of Will Taubin?”
10:15: “Did you steal your first camera?”
12:45: “Who embodies the spirit of New York City street riding the most?”
14:58: “Do you remember when Edwin first started coming around?”
15:59: “The first video I ever made was called New York Hardcore back in 1990″
16:37: “What was your first impression of guys like Joe Tiseo and Ralph Sinisi?”
19:53: “DMC was a guy who came to Manhattan more than most pros. And Rick Thorne too for that matter”
23:12: “Around the time Neighborhood Superheroes came out, it almost seemed like BASE could have been what Animal ended up being”
25:15 “Was Rick Moliterno a huge dickhead?”
29:37 “Did you pretty much go straight from working for Standard to working for Ride?”
33:34: “What was an average day like for you when you first started working for Ride?”
38:21: Glenn edited the classic Ells Bells video “Shutdown”
39:50: Filming a Dave Mirra video part in 2 days for “Industry”
40:45: “People can say whatever they want about Dave Mirra. Hands down, best BMX rider of all time”
44:54: “The authenticity you get in BMX, a PR person would fucking shit themselves for”
44:59: “Were you the only videographer in Southern California for a long time?”
47:37: “You filmed with Josh Heino for Turbulence. Was he a total psycho?”
50:57: “Did you edit the most racist BMX video of all time?”
55:12: “Blackman was a guy you tried to prop up and push out there. And obviously you weren’t too happy with your experience”
56:40: “After Ride did you leave and go straight to the Nike video? Or was there something in between?” “That was Vital”
58:27: “The thing about Vital is that Vital wasn’t supposed to be what it is now”
59:47: “I guess probably your biggest contribution to the Vital brand name was The Big Big BMX Show”
1:04:27: “People are very thin skinned in BMX. Rodeo Peanut proves that on a daily basis”
1:04:48: “Can you imagine if the BMX media covered divorces or adultery?” “No”
1:07:28: “Does Spinner get a bad rap?”
1:11:40: Filming Nigel’s early Gatorade “Go All Day” web videos
1:15:00: “I’m not saying you fell out of love with BMX, but did you reach a point where you just really fell out of love with working in BMX?”
1:17:11: “There are people out there who own companies who just stay in because they don’t know where else to go. Motherfucker, it’s time to go”
1:19:05: “How the fuck are you going to be some motherfucker sitting in an office telling people who do it every day how they’re going to do it?”
1:21:03: “What are some things that you think are holding the BMX industry back?”
1:23:10: “Say BMX as a whole was a corporation and you were the CEO. What would you do to try and make BMX more popular?”
1:26:09: “What’s the most exciting thing you’ve worked on outside of BMX?”
1:26:30: “What kind of projects have you filmed with Kobe Bryant?”
1:28:40: “You probably passed the point of geeking out over BMX riders a long time ago, do you still get that way around big NBA guys?”
1:31:00: “What’s your own personal relationship with BMX now?”
1:37:24: “McGoo should be credited a lot more in BMX. He was a pretty smart dude”
1:38:12: Glenn’s advice to young BMX riders
1:40:43: “What are you most proud of that you’ve worked on in BMX?”
Here it is: 30 minutes of the Boqer crew in Spain. I’ve watched 8 minutes so far and they managed to find 2 skateparks which is exactly 2 more than we managed to find there during the month we spent in Barcelona.
Patrick Kelly recently challenged Adam Banton to a Game Of BIKE. What resulted was a ferocious battle to the death between two fearless, front brake wielding maniacs. Thanks a ton to Patrick for filming this for us.
“I moved to Arizona a few months ago for grad school and Adam has been living there for a few years as a pro rider. We ride together a few times per week at Chandler, not just because of the front brake thing, but because he’s one the funniest, most sarcastic dudes I’ve ever met and still loves riding at 39 years old. As for the game of BIKE, we figured we both had plenty of tricks to keep it interesting (like the manual to skid down the ramp) so it wouldn’t just pigeonhole us into doing nosepicks on the quarter pipe. I was surprised how long it took us honestly. Between all the bullshitting and joking around, filming took us 2 hours, but it was all fun.”
If you want to shoot a Game Of BIKE for TCU, get in touch: submissions AT thecomeup dot com.
This dropped approximately 2 weeks ago but managed to fly somewhat under the radar despite the fact that Jack Kelly is undeniably one of the best grind wizards currently on two wheels. There are so many absurd crankarm and icepick combinations in here. Cooper Brownlee put it all together for Colony, thanks a ton to those dudes for letting us re-up it, follow Colony, Cooper and Jack on Instagram:
Today I’m hyped to bring you this amazing new web video featuring one of S&M‘s Canadian riders, Andrew Schubert. This video is full of tons of amazing tricks but I was most impressed by his insane over smith to ice skills, a trick that very few riders have really messed with aside from Dan Lacey. Thanks to 1664, S&M’s Canadian distro for helping make this happen too.
“Shot throughout Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton, Canada between the months of February to October 2014
Massive thanks to these guys, could not have made this happen without them.
Ty Segull – “The Hill”
Editing: Andrew Schubert
Thanks to everyone at S&M Bikes and everyone at 1664distro for the support.”
Here’s a classic how to that Craig filmed a couple years ago for us with Mike Mastroni behind the lens. Craig is a notorious 180 barspin master and does a great job describing how to get this trick done.
Today we’re re-upping Subrosa‘s epic 17 minute Albuquerque trip video which they dropped back in June. Kyle Hart, Hoang Tran, Mark Mulville, Simone Barraco, Scott Ditchburn, Lahsaan Kobza, Nick Bullen and Joris Coulomb all came on for this one and Bobby Kanode killed it with the filming and editing. Even if you’ve seen this one before, give it a re-watch and enjoy!
Maybe it’s just me but I’m pretty sure this is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen. If there indeed exists an entire movie like this, it is going to be amazing. Have you ever launched your bike off of a moving car and wallrided a street trolley? Exactly.
“The Bike Brothers” is a brand new project with Dawid Godziek that is about to show freestyle BMX from a totally different and unique perspective. Dawid who is a well-known dirt rider decided to take part in a “Hollywood style” biking movie. The effects are quite interesting.”
If they’re going to let video games into X Games, why not wheelbarrowing next? The best part has got to be when all the people clap for him at the end. Skip a minute in if you want to get straight to the action.
For more non-BMX videos like this, check out our new No Jumper section.
They’re building a new skatepark in Santa Rosa, California (just a couple hours north of Los Angeles) and despite the involvement of BMX riders throughout the construction of the park, the council has now decided that bikes will not be allowed. Alex Raban has started an online petition to get bikes into the park. This sort of thing happens all the time but it would be awesome if TCU as a community could make a difference on this skatepark in particular. It’s frankly just unthinkable that our tax money is still being used to construct skateparks which we aren’t allowed to use. It takes two seconds, click here to sign the petition.
LOL. That’s all I got to say.
Mr. Green (whose beats you’ve no doubt heard in a lot of the Animal videos) made a beat using some audio he recorded of Nigel Sylvester riding and had A$AP Ferg rap over it. Ferg even made the chorus about riding. This is pretty dope. Dirt mountains. Check out Green’s description after the jump.
This popped up yesterday and I didn’t post it because it didn’t have much steam and I didn’t want to see the guy get caught on account of a TCU Post. But it’s already got over 100,000 views and it’s been featured on at least one other BMX site, so I suppose we might as well:
“Raphael Carrondo captured the road-rage incident, which took place on Victoria Embankment, on his bike-mounted ‘GoPro’-style camera.
Mr Carrondo was trying to overtake a coach when he was undertaken by another cyclist, on a BMX.
The BMX rider kicked his front wheel, knocking him off his bike where he almost fell under the wheels of a coach.
Luckily, he escaped with only minor injuries.
Mr Carrondo writes on YouTube: “Please help me find the person in the video to bring him to justice. If you have any information that can lead to identifying the person on the video will be much appreciated.
“The incident happened in London at around 5:15 pm in front of the embankment station on Wednesday August 6th 2014. Please comment below if you have any information. Sharing the video will also help.”
While most of the BMX world was paying attention to what was going on in Austin this weekend, Monster held an event in Vegas that combined racing with dirt jumping and Ride put together this video from it.