At Home with Trey Jones

At Home with Trey Jones

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When I first had the chance to meet Trey I was living in California and frequenting the Cult ClubHouse every other week. At first hand shake, he wasn't at all the person I've grown to know and respect today. A little bit stand-offish at first glance, yet not one bit shy when it came to his riding. I've always been under the impression that Trey was much older than he is, with his aged riding style and taste in music that dates back to the early 80's punk scene, it's kind of hard to believe he was born in the year 1992. 

What intrigued me the most about Trey is his ever-changing backyard ramp, for the last two years I've seen the ramp evolve via Instagram and small videos here and there. So once I had the opportunity to stay at Trey's home and enjoy the ramp's offerings first hand, I had to share it with you. 

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Ryan Navazio - Breaking Bad for Real

Ryan Navazio - Breaking Bad for Real

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Most of AMC’S Breaking Bad show is shot on location in Albuquerque. There’s one location in particular thats featured on the show called the Crossroads motel, affectionately nicknamed “The Crystal Palace” by characters on the show. The crossroads is dramatized as a hangout for both hookers and meth addicts alike. Everyday we’d pass the Crossroads off I-25 driving to different spots, and I got the idea to shoot an intro there. I wanted to shoot something that resembled the scenes from Breaking Bad and made it look like our residence in Albuquerque. Shooting any kind of a pre-planned intro to a video on a road trip is always tricky. Understandably, the riders are way more concerned with going out and filming as many clips as possible rather than waste time shooting something that doesn’t involve riding. On this day, we planned to take a day off riding and hit up some hot springs. So it was agreed we would try to shoot our introduction to the video before heading out of town the morning of April 20, 2015.

Similar to the show, there’s a lot of shady activity going on at the Crossroads. If you’re a Breaking Bad fan you might remember the meth-head hooker character known as Wendy. One particular episode focuses heavily on Wendy and her daily activities around the motel. The show uses time-lapses of the happenings at the motel intercut with her prostitution and meth habits. I was determined to copy a Breaking Bad shot for my own time-lapse. Only it was a shot of Adam Accardi’s Blue van pulling into the parking lot and unloading. As opposed to that of a hooker giving blow jobs for drugs. The motel is a tourist attraction, the #crossroadsmotel is littered with photos of people standing in the parking lot, selfies, etc so it didn’t seem like much of a big deal to shoot a few things there.

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Mutiny Bikes in Albuquerque - A Taste of What's to Come

Mutiny Bikes in Albuquerque - A Taste of What's to Come

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As the state motto declares, New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment...

Well, if you ask anyone who has grown up there they would easily tell you the saying should run more along the lines of "The Land of Entrapment", but we won't get into that here. Since I happen to be a native New Mexican myself, I could tell you that this saying rings true. As of late, my quiet city which once remained very low key in the eyes of BMX has now become somewhat of a hot spot for peg chinks and flat tires... Despite the busy month of April with 3 separate teams coming through the state to ride and film, Mutiny found their way through Albuquerque without a hitch. Amazing bike riding by Justin SimpsonJeff WescottGrant CastelluzzoMariano Santiago, and Andy Martinezcaptured by the one and only Ryan Navazio. A few real life 'Breaking Bad' interactions sealed the deal on this trip to make it one for the books, stay tuned for a #TheNaviArm production in the coming month...

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The Street Series Photo Journal

The Street Series Photo Journal

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This set of three separate photo galleries portrays what BMX is all about in today's age. The BMX community as a whole is so vast all over the country, not to mention the world, but on a day like this we all come together for the greater good, to achieve a common goal. Through the lenses of photographers, Chris Mortenson, Jeremy Pavia and myself you will see three different aspects of the days activities. Represented by digital and 35mm photographs, we show the different perspectives on which one event can be viewed and isn't that how the industry is today? Filled with different perspectives on the same thing...BMX. From snapshots to riding photos to candid images of your favorite riders, enjoy these photos just as they are, the reflection of a strong community we call home.

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First Look: Tony Malouf's BSD 'Beverage' Frame

First Look: Tony Malouf's BSD 'Beverage' Frame

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A famous quotation loosely attributed to Mark Twain states, "Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting over", can span meaning across generations. Since the ages of Mark Twain and the American frontier the importance of libations has captivated both young and old, all the while water takes a back seat in the minds of most... Yet, when we go to a bar and order whiskey it's often paired with water, either to help with an upcoming hangover or to just smooth over the rough after tastes of cheap liquor.

However in this case of Tony Malouf and his new signature BSD 'Beverage' frame, whiskey has taken the back seat to the recently released 'Water' color way... This frame is a spin off of his past Jameson color way of green and burgundy, with a refreshing raw clear coat appearance mimicking H2o in all its life giving Dartisean glory!

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ABQDNV Eat The Streets Jam 2015 - Albuquerque

ABQDNV Eat The Streets Jam 2015 - Albuquerque

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Eat the Streets Jam 2015 has traveled down south to Albuquerque from it's birth place of Denver Colorado to bring you stop number 2 of this years series... Hosted by the creator Mario Carrasco, this event has the power to bring kids together for the sake of fun on BMX bikes and Albuquerque was no exception. Keeping the scene alive is a major concern for everyone involved in these jams and we are happy to bring you this exclusive photo gallery and video!

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DIG 'In The Cut' - Behind The Scenes with Shadow in NYC

DIG 'In The Cut' - Behind The Scenes with Shadow in NYC

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When you belong to a team that is spread all over the world, an event that brings everyone together is something you can’t miss… In New York City during the first week of August, The Shadow Conspiracy did just that; the entire crew was in attendance (Scott we missed you) for the world premiere of their newest DVD project.

I came along to be a part of that experience, and to bring you a behind the scenes look at the team, up close and personal. Starting off the day in the right way, a high speed ride through Brooklyn to The House of Vans where the video was set to premiere that night. The team caught their very first viewing of the video only hours before the hundreds of awaiting riders feasted their eyes upon the video workings of Chadwick. Vans and Shadow put on one hell of a party for everyone of all ages and the jam at the House of Vans went down without a hitch and thanks to Darryl Nau we had the after hours situation all figured out! Follow The Shadow Conspiracy through their day leading up to the premiere of ‘What Could Go Wrong?’

Featuring: Albert Mercado, Seth Kimbrough, Johnny Devlin, Trey Jones, Lahsaan Kobza, Simone Barraco, Paul Ryan, Scott Ditchburn, Joris Coloumb, Eric Bahlman, Mark Burnett.

'What Could Go Wrong?' is available in select countries via iTunes and on DVD worldwide through any Shadow supported shop, mail order, and their online store.

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The Process - Jeff Wescott and the Mutiny 'Comb'

The Process - Jeff Wescott and the Mutiny 'Comb'

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Whole colonies of Honey Bees throughout the world are dying; it's a pretty bad situation. Without those stingy little bastards we'd lose 80% of our plants, thus causing our fruit and vegetables to be greatly diminished. I mean, you can't eat Reece's Pieces all day. Apart from giving a big middle finger to pesticides and planting more species like bee balm and stonecrop, there's not a lot we can really do first-hand. Mutiny Bikes rider and all round nice guy, Jeff Wescott is all too aware. He's a keen appreciator of honey and its furry fathers, which explains the appropriate naming of his signature frame, The 'Comb'. We got together with Jeff to see what's up with his frame and the process involved in turning a concept into reality. That last bit has nothing to do with bees...

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Down The Street with Dennis and Doeby

Down The Street with Dennis and Doeby

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What happens when you put two friends together in the city of San Diego with an idea that keeps the good times rolling? Well, if it's Dennis Enarson and Doeby Huynh, then you know it's going to be a high quality production. Here, Doeby brings you another one of his signature videos to the screen along with the ever jaw-dropping riding of the man himself. The concept of what 'BMX' used to be, and still is for most riders, hinges on the love and motivation you have to just get out there and explore your city, neighborhood or just that spot right outside your doorstep! These two truly represent what they set out to accomplish, good times on two wheels with nothing in their way but the beach breeze!

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ABQDNV - Eat The Streets Jam Photo Gallery

ABQDNV - Eat The Streets Jam Photo Gallery

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"Eat The Streets is an pro-am series of street jams traveling from Denver down to Albuquerque, Phoenix, and SoCal with a cash purse and giveaways from our sponsors. This event came about based on the idea that it was time to put BMX back into our own hands, the riders. With corporate sponsors pulling out of BMX left and right, we felt the need to create something that is in our control, and on our terms. It's raw, it's street. This is our chance to give back to the sport we've grown to love so much with our friends and now family.

Denver was our kick off spot for the series and could not have been happier with the results. We had so many riders of all skill levels, young and old sending it all day. With Denver having such a rich history in BMX over the past few decades it only made sense to start here in downtown. With spots ranging from rails, banks and ledges we had everything covered we wanted to ride and then some! Being downtown comes the risk of getting kicked out at spots but with how large our group was every spot had to be reevaluated by the cops and security. We had no major issues with this because by the time they regrouped we were on to the next one.

These events are a labor of love. It would not matter if we had 10 or 100 kids there, we would move and push just the same for the love of BMX. Cheers to all those who showed up and rode as well a huge thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. See you all in Albuquerque for the next Eat The Streets jam on July 25th." - Mario Carrasco / ABQ DNV

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Jeff Wescott - Why It Matters

Jeff Wescott - Why It Matters

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What is the difference today between quality and quantity? What would you rather have, a closet full of trendy bike parts that hold up for maybe a month or two, or a a couple of modern classics in your trunk that last forvever.

Well this is more of a mindset, not so much an issue over your current sponsor situation. There is always a decision to be made when it comes to what we choose to put into our lives in this day in age. We can fill ourselves with attachments to the things we gather day to day or we can spend time on cherishing and cultivating the items and knowledge we already own. This topic can span over many instances in our lives but here we ‘DIG’ into the matter at hand, which is the longevity and vitality of those who call BMX their safe place. This is such an important subject to those interested in seeing a positive change in BMX. Now it’s time to see that change, not just talk about it happening. I caught up with long time Illinois native, now Arizona local, Jeff Wescott, to see what this seasoned rider has to say to accompany his latest video from Christian Rigal for Mutiny Bikes

 

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Fit Bike Co. Arizona to Albuquerque Photo Journal

Fit Bike Co. Arizona to Albuquerque Photo Journal

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Starting back in August of this year, Tony Malouf came up with an idea to create a video with a premeditated structure and art direction which was inspired to embody the Square One Halloween Video which came out over 6 years ago. Tony wanted to deliver more than an average BMX video, he wanted to bring the team together and have them connect in fun and positive way that was more suited toward the array of personalities on the team! Including riding from riders such as Ethan CorriereBrandon BeginJustin SprietCharles Little JohnCristian PorrasTommy Dugan and Morgan Long with the exception of Shawn Mac, sitting out with an injury he got from filming for latest TripTape.

The team took three trips to complete this video, from Northern California on their Free Candy Tour, to Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Embracing on the road antics and unexpected tourist traps the whole team came through for the Fit HORROR PICTURE SHOW

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The 2016 Van Doren Invitational - Photo Gallery

The 2016 Van Doren Invitational - Photo Gallery

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The 2016 Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach, California. Bringing together some of the world's biggest and baddest bowl riders to converge on one skatepark, which is built atop the beach sand to stand for only one week for these riders to bring their best riding to the table and show the world why they deserve this invitation! Among the skaters and surfers we within BMX emerge to show the crowd what big air and high speed is all about, supported by the crowd, staff, fellow riders and athletes from all over the contest, the BMX finals were such an insane scene to witness! Take a look at this gallery which is compiled of 36 images showcasing the weeks energy and action at the Van Doren Invitational skatepark!

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10 Rules of the Road - How to be a good BMX house guest

10 Rules of the Road - How to be a good BMX house guest

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Well, I think it's safe to say that most of us have experienced quite a few different housing situations while on the road. Some for the better and others for the worse, but it seems like no matter where you go or where you stay there is a certain understanding of how to treat each individual living situation, as a guest in someone else's environment. Wether it be a mosquito infested, windowless sweat box of a bike shop or a cozy family home with mom and pop greeting you everyday, you better know how to act so your friends and more importantly your hosts don't get fed up quickly! But really who wouldn't want a pack of grungy ass grown men in their home for weeks on end?!

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Dig Texas Toast Photo Gallery 2

Dig Texas Toast Photo Gallery 2

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Texas Toast Jam 2014 is a time to remember… New location same party, friends come together for the sake of a good time on two wheels, young and old new and veteran are enjoying BMX for it’s essence pure and simple. We all strive to be our best, especially the riders but this particular contest makes you feel like you're riding at your hometown park with all your friends, and to me that’s what got us all to this point in the first place. Here’s to many more yearly pieces of Toast!

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