Niels over at Simple just put up some photos and a little story from the WinterJam that went down in Stockholm last weekend. Seemed like the guys were going off. Check the height of those airs! Here’s one of the photos that are up. Mitchy with a pretty tweakturn.
In other news I’m still living the slacker life in Melbourne (Wow. Just over a week now! Really slack…) and I’ve sampled just a little of what the city has to offer in the concrete park department, only been to one of them — yet. It was a pretty small one, but fun, fun, fun! Maybe some day I will post photos of it. But not now, because I’m now off to go look at an apartment that is too expensive for my financial situation… better get a job soon!
Not so much has happened here down under yet. But I’ve been hard at work getting my CV/Resume done and if I’m lucky I might soon have a job. But I have not only been working on applications and CV’s I have had some time to drink a few beers, and here is a stout with a pretty interesting name…
Recently shot two funny photos with my shitty mobile phone camera. One on the road before I left Sweden. What the hell were these guys thinking when they decided on the name for the company? Guess they were planning to only do domestic transports and also taking for granted that no one in the country knows english…
Second photo is pretty much self explanatory… if you’ve got that kind of humor.
After having breakfast at Arlanda (Stockholm airport) with one of my friends we headed for the security check and saw on the departures info board that it said “final call — immediate departure” for our flight… over 30 minutes before scheduled departure!! Freaked out and got stressed as hell, ran to the gate, only to find that they hadn’t even started boarding yet… haha.
The flight was long. One 2 hr stopover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Slept most of the second flight which was good. Otherwise it would probably have been dragging on.
Here’s a little clip of some sub-zero fullpipe ridning from some of my friends in the north of Sweden. Something I will not be doing anytime in the near future! Hehe.
…then I’m on a plane heading to Melbourne, Australia. Staying there for at least the rest of the year. It’ll be a great experience and I hope to do a lot of riding and photography.� Past few days have been really hectic, but we (me an my girl) made it in the end and now we only have the last bits of the check in luggage to pack. So good.
Can’t really describe the feeling, but I feel excited to leave at the same time as I feel a little sad to leave my friends, family and everything that I know…
Next post will be from the other side of the world. Later!
Brad Simms was over here in Europe for the Simpel Session i Estonia and also took the chance to do some more traveling around here. So after Estonia and Finland he showed up here in Stockholm before heading down to Copenhagen.
Me, Jesper and Brad had a little session at Stockholm Skatepark where I actually brought out the camera and shot a few snaps of Jesper and Brad airing the mini. Brad was no doubt going higher than anyone I’ve seen ride that ramp. Nice!
So, another Simple Bikes product has seen the light of day. This one is really simple and useful. It’s not quite a chain tensioner, but it will keep your chain tight and give pretty much the same effect as having the axle slammed all the way up in the dropout. Even better actually since depending on frame/gearing/chain length combo it’s hard to get a wheel perfectly slammed in the dropout.
The wheel literally can’t move more forward with this thing installed.
Made in 0.5mm increments starting at 0.5mm up to 8mm with 2 sizes per thing (0.5mm + 1mm, 1.5mm + 2mm etc.). Also avaliable is a peg adapter that fits around the slammer part so for when using a peg there will be a full contact surface, but still small and clean for no peg use without the adapter.
Take a look at the pics below and you can also discuss on thecomeupboard or in the comments below.