So the last couple months haven’t been as crazy as the first months of Summer but they have most definitely been busy. Couple of Dew Tours, a couple demos and shows and a few days spent at home in Greenville. Dew Tour Portland was a good time. Always a treat to spend a few days up in the Northwest. Good times for sure. While there I rode as much as I could and attended a few after parties.
One of which was the Nike party which was held at the Nike warehouse. The best part about this night is that I mentioned Brett Favre and the whole Jets thing to Dennis McCoy and apparently it triggered something in his memory… that being, he supposedly owed me 10 dollars from a bet I never knew we had. I guess we had bet on a Chiefs/Packers game last season and the Packers won…. which means I won 10 dollars from him. Dennis is an honest man! It was a good weekend… stayed on Allan Cooke’s tour bus, ate Chipotle and rode my ass off. Good times for sure.
Next up was home for a bit to celebrate my birthday. We had a mini video premiere/birthday at my house and a bunch of people showed up (see pics.) So that was fun. Nothing too wild… just a bunch of dudes and a few girls sprinkled in. Typical BMX party to say the least. After my birthday week, I had to head over to Sioux Falls, SD for a demo there. Jeremy Fanberg and I flew in a day early so we could build the ramp. It was cheaper to fly in and build a ramp from scratch than it was to drive a ramp all the way up from NC. So that is exactly what we did. 6 foot tall lip with a 10 foot deck… and only 8 feet wide.
Looked kind of odd but it sure rode amazing. 3 demos on it for some art show and then we peaced out and flew back to NC. Not a bad couple days work. After that I started riding a bunch and dialing some new stuff in. Specifically barspin front flips. Firing them off into resi no problem… so at a contest it should be no sweat. Flew out to SLC for the 4th stop of Dew and it was awesome. Awesome weather and an awesome venue. Salt Lake is always a good time aside from those crazy Utah folk. Anyway… did a few barspin fronts in practice and pulled them all relatively clean.
Then come contest time…. I looped out and fell. GREAT. Got up and finished my run, which wasn’t half bad. So I go for it again second run and fired it out as dialed as can be. Two tricks later… hung up a little on a step up jump…. 10 feet to my face, head and shoulder…. again… see picture. Oh well… so that was my weekend. But regardless of a couple crashes I still feel it was a success! That night Eddie from 50/50 took everyone up to Layton, Utah to go go cart racing and that was a treat… booze, rowdy bmxers and go carts make a recipe for a mess. A good mess I guess you could say.
Now I’m back home in Greenville about to head to the unit to start a little project. Should be good, but I’m keeping it on the DL for the time being. I will let all you guys know how it turns out!! Watch for the video on Vital hopefully coming soon. If all goes well at least.