Connections is a shop in Bendigo outside of Melbourne which is owned and operated by cool dudes who are good friends of a good friend of mine, Flagz. They recently held a birthday jam and Flagz made a little edit of the footage he got from the event. Looks like they had a good time!
Not the newest of news since this video was posted on TheComeUp so all of you have probably seen it already. But hey, it’s great so watch it again! Trails in France are really top notch, maybe France should be awarded the title as trails country number one? Did I say trails are fun, fun, fun?
Found this article from Frost Bike 2009 on BMX Union. Frost Bike is a bicycle tradeshow (not to be confused with FReestylers Of STockholm for all you Swedes out there who might have heard of them), kinda like Interbike, but smaller and more boring apparently. I haven’t been there so I’m just telling it like I hear it.
A bunch of companies had booths up. But none of them showed anything really new since Interbike. Surprise, surprise! Although Profile had an interesting table of products. This is what Kurt from BMX Union wrote about their booth:
“Profile has been kicking a lot of ass lately getting together a bunch of colorways going for their products for sure. If I remember right they have 9 different colors available now. Not too bad option wise for somebody who is into having a bike that looks good.”
They have new colorways my friends, COLORWAYS!
Alienation also have new pivotal seats that does not fit on the seatposts (or is it the seatposts that does not fit the seats?)
This teaser for a re-release of the swedish classic BMX video “Torleif and the Hunters” recently emerged on the TUMULT site. I’m really looking forward to this and it will be fun to see the comments it will generate on TheComeUp if it makes it’s way on there.
Found this in a rarely visited folder on my hard drive. It’s from way back in 2002. My very first edit, ever. From a very brief time when I owned a DV-camera, and way before the era of webedits and such things. I only did about two semi serious edits anyway, the rest have been short 10 clip (maximum) things of myself to show to friends and stuff. The “good” clips have always ended up in someone else’s edit or DVD.
It’s from a one day visit to a skatepark that is located about 90 minutes from Stockholm. Not sure if it even exists anymore. A bonus fact is that the park was designed and built by a bmx rider who is somewhat of a Swedish local hero, but the park was mainly aimed for and used by skaters. I even heard rumors that bikes were banned in there at some stage.
Check out the small handlebars and big diameter tubing on the frames!
[Edit: Apparently the place does still exist and a few of the very same guys featured in the video above actually made an edit from their session there 11 days ago. Spooky!]
Good friend, videographer, multimedia student and all around ripper on the bike, Jesper Stern, has made some updates to his bike since last time and I wanted to add some content here with a new bikecheck. This guy has been riding with the first edition of the Eject hub since it was first released in 2005. Still using the same guard and it’s still going strong after just one bearing change.
Frame: Sunday Ian Schwartz 20.75
Forks: Odyseey dirt
Front Wheel: Demolition bulimia rim w. Eject hub — 1st editon (Made in Sweden)
Rear Wheel: Araya super 7x rim w. Odyssey hazard hub, FBM hubguard
Tyres: Aitken Klyte front, Animal GLH rear
Bars: Bob Scerbo V.3 w Edwin grips
Stem: Odyssey Elementary
Seat: Animal pivotal
Cranks: Odyseey Twombolts
Pedals: Odyssey plastic
Sprocket: Animal light
Pegs: Animal light
Chain: KMC z510x
Mods: Spraypainted cool-as-ice-blue
This is an edit of a shredder from the local park I pass every day going to and from work. I see him ride there almost every wednesday night when the lights are on and meny of the local riders gather to ride the park with almost no interruption from skaters.
He’s got some sweet moves for sure, well worth a look.
I usually never read mass e-mails that end up in my inbox after circulating on the net about 13 times. However, this one was quite funny so I’ll even post it here so it can live on a bit longer. Third last question and it’s answer is a classic!
The following is the full body of the text in the mail:
These questions about Australia were posted on an Australian Tourism Website — a Melbourne University Tourism Studies Major working in the summer holidays answered.…
Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain on TV, so how do the plants grow? (UK)
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.
Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? (USA)
A: Depends how much you’ve been drinking
Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney — can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it’s only three thousand miles, take lots of water…
Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Australia? (Sweden)
A: So its true what they say about Swedes.
Q: It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to contact for a stuffed porpoise. (Italy)
A: Let’s not touch this one.
Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Australia? Can you send me a list of them in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Hervey Bay? (UK)
A: What did your last slave die of?
Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia?(USA)
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the pacific which does not… oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.
Q: Which direction is North in Australia? (USA)
A: Face south and then turn 90 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we’ll send the rest of the directions.
Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia? (UK)
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys’ Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is…oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.
Q: Do you have perfume in Australia? (France)
A: No, WE don’t stink.
Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia? (USA)
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
Q: Can I wear high heels in Australia? (UK)
A: You are a British politician, correct?
Q: Can you tell me the regions in Australia where the female population is smaller than the male population? (Italy)
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.
Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia? (France)
A: Only at Christmas.
Q: Are there killer bees in Australia? (Germany)
A: Not yet, but for you, we’ll import them.
Q: Are there supermarkets in Sydney and is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilisation of vegan hunter gatherers. Milk is illegal.
Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from. All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.
Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia, but I forget its name. It’s a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)
A: It’s called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.
Q: I was in Australia in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Kings Cross. Can you help? (USA)
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.
Q: Will I be able to speek English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you’ll have to learn it first.
Jesper over at TUMULT just posted this YouTube clip of Bert & Ernie from Sesame street trying gangsta rap. That reminded me of the old gem “Bert is Evil”. A site that surfaced sometime in the 90’s and was heavily mirrored and pretty big back then. I remember laughing out loud (LOL’ing for all you who live online) at many of the manipulated (real!) photos and so called evidence.