Rad new video from Vinyl BMX, check out their new products as well. Come help dig this weekend in the woods we need it, hopefully riding stuff by next weekend then.
It finally rained and damn it was a lot but we needed it. Hopefully the leaves come in now and the dirt wont dry out fast. Anyway if anyone can come down and lend a hand digging that will be rad heavy dig session this weekend. Also click on the ads on the site hopefully they will get us some revenue for the trails.
Yeah this pic below is so wild, Chase Hawk 2006, weird transfer that didnt make sense. I was looking for pics that Danny Boy took back in that era but I cant find them if anyone has all those good Danny Boy pics from Catty back then let me know I need them there was so many good ones, or how to contact him.
Two rad pics below from last summer taken by Mike Cottle. I cant wait for it to rain (we need lots), its insane how bad this Spring has been who would thought a drought in Spring with 80 degree temps.
At least we can landscape while its dry..
The site has had the most traffic ever now thanks to everyone for reading and sharing their thoughts on trails. Im hoping to get more posts up like this from different people all over the world on their view of trails. I guess since it hasnt rained and you cant really dig the site will get updated more with some interesting stuff to read and photos ( there isnt any rain in the forecast and I just dont see things getting clayed till may/june). Anyway here some photos I dug up with explanations below them.
Not sure how many people remember this cover shot but its Taj at Posh from 1997, that’s 15 years ago crazy really to think how long its been around now.
I just found this photo and having a hard time remembering when the heck we used tarps back then but it is from 2001, its crazy to think but it is from Pipeline and for some reason there is a tarp on one of the landings. I think when the trails got real dry we would soak them down and put a tarp on to keep
the moisture in but we never used them to shield them from rain back then.
This is from 2003 right before Nam got plowed, the pink x’s on trees meant those trees were getting cut down, and the rider is Stauffer.
One of the best photos ever I think, its Chris “Sal” Sales doing a dead sailor and it just shows how chill and relaxed trails can be it just looks like hes sitting in midair.
This is 8 years ago Abe wall riding this crazy contraption we made at Catty, I bet most people never knew Catty had something like that.
Big dig session on a berm at Catty in 2004, you will never get that many people working on a berm at once ever again, check out Alex Bugbee.
Super grown in Catty trails in 2008 the beginning of the tarp era.
Not sure how many people have seen this, its a layout of the trails from a couple years ago made by Treebell, if your lucky enough to see it theres one of Posh as well….
Wow Im pretty impressed with the feedback the last post got, makes me think trails are in not that bad of a state as I thought. Anyway just wanted to follow up on a few things, one is Im not saying The Come Up is the blame for trails dieing out, I think its a good site and lately its got a lot of good content up with articles and what not but basically none about trails. There needs to be a good trails based website like that, I know Deluxe puts up a lot of good trail videos but there needs to be a good site with daily trail content and just good articles on opinions of trail related stuff. As for dudes like Chase Hawk who used to ride the trails every summer and havent been there in ages it just bums me out because people have told me hes too proud to put brakes on to ride the trails. Same goes for Slattery the newest Anthem video of him is rad but all that footage is like 4 years ago and I dont think hes been to the trails since. Now I see edits of him without brakes and just doing wild street stuff. I think younger kids see that and are like well he isnt riding trails anymore he is way into street so Ill do that now. Ive seen only one person from Australia riding the trails brakeless and make it work, but really if you wanna try it out go ahead but really its not worth it getting hurt. Especially when you get a random kid who think hes can ride the trails brakeless during a jam when there are 100 people there and we dont need a flying bike in the woods taking out spectators. I hate to call out Tony Cardona but he showed up at the woods this past summer with no brakes on and was not in a state of mind to ride but he thought he was gonna give the trails a go, but seen the sign that says no brakes and instantly left. That sign prolly saved his life that day if he tried riding. For Catty its more of an Insurance thing we pay a lot of money to have insurance and its a big risk to ride the trails brakeless considering the amount of trees and drainage holes etc, theres a lot that could go wrong. Basically put some brakes on for a day and ride the trails, I welcome all those dudes who used to come ride the trails, a lot of them list Catty and Posh as there favorite places to ride well why they hell havent you been here in years come out and ride. I know trails used to be strong on the whole no dig no ride and scare people away but when you have every young kid out there buying bikes without brakes and the only thing they know is street riding we gotta come together and make trail riding known you can come out and give it a try. Its not gonna make you uncool to have brakes on for a couple days. Share your thoughts in the comments.. Im glad this has opened up some peoples eyes so far, lets make this summer a good one…..