Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dogboarding

This is so good!

Dogboarding from DANIELS on Vimeo.



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Monday, March 21, 2011

New Paint

As you can imagine, our bikes get a bit scratched up in france after a week of being thrown in a van. Though of course my bike didn't scratch anyone elses cause I've got plastic pedals!

This was the colour I was going to do my old standard, but I bought the deluxe instead which came in black, so I stuck with the black for a year. I grew to love that too... but now I've had the respray... it looks so good!

I took it for a spin on saturday with Jay and Jonny at Peterborough and Market Deeping. It was a lovely day, spring had sprung, and we had a great session at Deeping. Was good to ride it properly as I had only been once and it was rediculously windy. Going back soon to ride the 3rd straight!

Jonny was on his new redline, otherwise known as the Shredline. It does look wierd seeing him on a full on race bike but at least it's red and black. Anything else would jsut be wrong. We had a good days snapping and stylin at Norwich on sunday, here are some pics of me and Jonny:



















































































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Monday, March 07, 2011


I received this message from Greg:

"I just finish to looking the 2010 road trip Edit. Joey your work is awesome. Last year when I see that, I have a big Pleasure, and now with the 2011 edit is the same. Every year when I see your work I tell me " I make the most beautiful sport in the world " but I tell me too " this group are very Lucky to have this spirit ". "Living the dream" no, you create the dream !! For me your group is the better group ever for pass a week in every place in the world !!! And french people must be look into you. So YOU ARE MY HEROES ! ALL the person in this group are my hero. So Please come next year and all the year !!! And the south is magic only in the february !! Only when Thirty peoples come with BMX and beers bottles !!! "

We appreciate your kind words Greg, you have the same spirit as us, which is rare in the world of BMX racing. Greg is definately part of the GB Bikes and Beers crew now!


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Sunday, March 06, 2011

France 2011 - Web Edit!

When I got to France this year I really wasn't feeling the video camera. I'd made the video I wanted to make on last years trip so finding new inspiration was proving tough. So I picked up the camera now and again but had no intention of making a trip edit.

Then on the penultimate day we hit up Greg's track, Carpentras. This track has a supercross pro section, without the supercross hill. Greg was nuts and once I had his 360 on film I wished I'd filmed a bit more afterall.

I had a look through the footage yesterday and I had more good footage than I thought... I had to do something!

Early on in the trip, whilst blasting Pat Benetar's Heartbreaker through the van stereo, out of the blue Jonny sang along in a voice we never knew he had, he was amazing! After a pause for shock we were in hysterics and one night after a bottle of red we got him to do it again for a camera, we laughed so hard we cried. This was without a doubt the theme tune for the trip (for our bus at least), and just had to be the song for this edit.

So here you go, an edit from France 2011, done with no planning and very little effort! I think it turned out pretty good considering!

Living the Dream - France 2011 from joeybmx on Vimeo.



Dan Clifford has put his photos up from the trip, I borrowed his camera for the night at carpentras and snapped this mx treat from Greg, and a sweet table from Al on the transfer.

Below that, Ross is pictured desperately trying to give me a chinese burn to no avail. It's true, it cannot be done! Anyone else wanna try?! Dan also snapped a couple of cool shots of me. Thanks Dan!



















































































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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Post France Confusion

Well that's it. The French roadtrip is over for another year.

I am sitting at home unsure what to do, I have to make my own coffee and there are no pain au chocolat in the house! The best bet so far seems to be to sit on the internet and relive the week with the constant stream of updates on facebook and twitter - so I guess this must be everyone elses plan too!

I'll share some with you...



This is Jonny hanging out with Greg. Greg is Jonny's new hero. Actually he is everyones new hero. Greg is track director at Carpentras and he has built something amazing. It has small stuff for the kids, a SX sized Pro section for the fast guys, a last straight rhythm perfect for getting manuals down, and floodlights so they can train all winter.... it's just awesome. On top of this, Greg is such a sick rider! He rides his BMX like his motorbike, whipping out and pulling lazy one footers and then he twisted the massive Pro section for us all after only trying twice before... I got that on video, so look out for that. Oh and he's now repping GB bikes and beers and Hardcore Hobbies as you can see! We love Greg, and I think he might love us a little bit too. Hope to see you shredding in the UK one day Greg!



Greg, MX 1 footer, stole from his facebook:




















Jonny and Jay who had us in fits of giggles for much of the week as usual:



















Alec, Dan and some Lithuanian chocolates. I love this photo! It makes me smile:
















In French Supemarkets, they make Ross sized trolleys. How considerate of them!




















A fish and a dog:




















The crew 2011, good times:












One last thing. There was talk of going to look at Peynier, but realistically, taking 30 people to walk about their work of art just seemed rude. One morning, we found ourselves 20 mins behind everyone else whilst waiting for Ross to finish his work on the throne. Well, it seemed like too good an opportunity. I'm sorry that some of you didn't get to see the place, but as a trail builder myself, I know it was the right decision!

The place is nuts. They've had the diggers in and gone crazy. It didn't look finished to be honest but today I saw this video of Max Bimar testing out the new line. It looks big in this video, and looks 50% bigger in real life. Rad.


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