Tabletop/Toboggan Tuesday

14 03 2017

Roma Abramov continues to put out great content.

So whether you subscribe to the #tabletoptuesday or #twofourtuesday hashtag he’s got you covered.

Tabletops?

He’s got ’em.

I’m particularly partial to this one.

Classic.

Heck, given the snow walloping the US and Canadian Northeast today…maybe we should throw in another hashtag…how ’bout #toboggantuesday?

Yeah, Roma’s got that covered too.

 

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Everything’s coming up Van Halen

2 03 2017

Might as well jump to the stereo and cue up the “Panama” track because Flite Pads is introducing a new Van Halen-inspired pad set!

van-halen-pad-setHot damn these are cool.

Kinda reminds me of Tom Johnson’s custom 24″Standard cruiser from a few years back.

Let’s just hope they don’t end up like Van Homan‘s Mean Street frame.





26″ Cult x VANS tires at the beach

26 01 2017

Cult Bikes and Vans just dropped a video of street phenomenon, Dakota Roche, trying out the 26″ Cult x Vans collab tire.

The tires we checked out last year at Interbike and come stock on the 26″ Cult Devotion.

You would think that Dak would just grab the 26″ Devotion to test out the tires…but Dak had other plans.

Dak went in a bit of a different direction…mounting them on something a bit more “beach-inspired”.

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I won’t say that hilarity ensued…but it is kinda amusing.

Check it.





Viva Las Vegas

21 09 2016

Bright light city gonna set my soul / Gonna set my soul on fire / Got a whole lot of bike companies all in one place….

It’s that time again kids, Interbike.

Days filled with this:

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And nights that (I hope) will be a bit like this:

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Unfortunately for some, a bit like this.

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It’s Vegas after all.

But as always, despite all the  shenanigans; people will be doing some business, having some fun and getting stoked on bicycles.

And that in the end is what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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Keep your eyes on the CR Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for highlights, teasers and other randomness.

The full recap goes down next week.





Hometown Heroes

12 09 2016

The big USA BMX/BMX Canada show came to town this weekend in the form of the Maple Leaf Nationals, hosted by my home track, Milton BMX.

Weather threatened to derail the show earlier in the day on Saturday (due to some heavy rain) but thanks to some good tarping the night before and a hard-working volunteer crew the weekend went off with only a tiny rain delay.

My good friend Steve Di Monte was also there photographing the proceedings. Steve’s no slouch on the cruiser either, so he’s got a good eye for BMX Action (peep this pic of him breathing down my neck in race a few years back).

A lot of Milton locals were in the mix in the big wheel classes which it made it extra fun for the crowd.

So for your viewing pleasure I thought I would share some of the cruiser action that Steve captured from the weekend.

First up 41-45 cruiser.

Hometown hero Mike Galivan leading into the first turn. Mike and Race Inc.’s Dan Hurley had some good races this weekend which made this a fun moto to watch.

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Next up,  46-50 cruiser.

Paul “T-Bone” Schiavone told me between motos he had slimmed down a bit and it had really helped his racing. The proof was in the pudding because Paul was near the front today (that’s him in second in the Stay Strong colors). Nice work T-Bone.

Andy Caswell, another local fast cat, is in the mix too and sporting an ever-so-stylish Haro mouthguard. Extra style points for Andy.

46-50-cruiser-caswell-t-boneIn 36-40 cruiser, Julio Rodriguez and Ryan Haydar were battling every moto.

This one in particular was one for the ages.

Julio barely escapes going over the berm and threads the needle to continue the battle down the second straight.

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To cap things off,  local boy Gary Quill got the nod for the official event sticker.

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Granted, he’s not on a cruiser but it’s still a pretty cool honor for a swell guy I have the good fortune to ride with on a regular basis.

It also gave us plenty of ammunition to razz him with.

All in all, a good weekend of BMX.

Hats off to Milton BMX, BMX Canada and all the racers.





Welcome to the BMX Jungle

31 08 2016

Guns N’ Roses are out on tour this summer and putting on some great shows.

(I saw the Toronto stop and the guys kicked ass!)

It’s great that the band was able to finally put their differences aside and get out there in front of their fans.

Now if you’re anything like me, one of the first stops when you enter a concert venue is to check out the tour shirts at the merch table.

In Toronto, they had some OK stuff…but in other cities…well, I think they got some waaay cooler stuff.

Specifically, Los Angeles.

Peep this tour shirt.

GNRshirt

And the back is not too shabby either.

GNRshirt2The graphic has a bit of a 4130 Subway Series feel to it…which seems fitting given the locale.

All and all, pretty cool.

Slash’s love of BMX is well documented so its only fitting that they have incorporated it into their tour shirts in the birthplace of BMX.

Now, my only question…was the bike Slash riding in this video the inspiration for the shirt?

 





Duff in the buff?

18 02 2016

We first laid on eyes on The Simpson/CULT Duffman cruiser back in 2013.

It was head-turner for a number of reasons:

  • It was a CULT cruiserCULT is usually all about the 20″
  • It was bright orange…with Duffman graphics
  • It was 6061 Aluminum (unusual for a CULT bike)
  • It was a freakin’ Duffman cruiser!

A rad collab bike to be sure.

But as we all know…a nice complete…while cool in its own right, will never be cooler than a custom bike built to a rider’s specifications.

And while many riders will use color for that custom lookBMX Museum member, audiosquare, went the opposite route.

He just didn’t dig the stock orange color.

So he stripped it right down.

Now, it sports a clean aluminum look.

Duff in Buff side

And it totally changed the personality of the bike.

Nice job audiosquare.

Duff in Buff view

Check out more pictures of audiosquare’s Duffman cruiser on BMXMuseum.com.

Bonus content:

This video seems fitting now, no?