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Recent Melbourne Australia Street BMX riding.

 

Lam Lam

Is a nice Vietnamese restaurant near my house.

Here is a video of Dan Lacey and Derek Strickland that I used to love. It was on my ipod and I would watch it a lot.



muthafuken FBM

Taj in Expendable 2

When I was younger I remember being bumbed out that no pros had red hair. I couldn't really tell that Nyquist did because he always had such short hair. When I saw this video I was so hyped because Taj's hair looked really red. I identified with him because of that and really liked this video part. I can still sing all the words to this section all these years later. I later learned that Taj's hair was actually pretty sandy and didn't really look much like my hair at all. Oh well.


Posh - Road Fools

This is beautiful.

I used to be pretty into riding trails and this is totally how I think it should be. I loved all the footage of the bails/ejects and the stiffness of trying to get through a line. Also the command Chris Stauffer has over his bike is pretty spectacular. Crispy have an article on him (the catalyst for this post) and I was thinking that it would be impossible to ride the way he does in this day and age. I think there is a special magic that comes from his bike being a bit heavier, by the way he whips it you can just tell that its more fluid and that it is taking more 'artistry' to kick it out the way he does. There is a certain grace that you don't see with anyone these days. Sure someone like Kris Fox does some wild kick outs and nac nacs, but they are aggressive and the bike flicks around so much faster and I honestly think it impacts on how it looks.

Just a thought.

really sick riding from chase gouin

lots of sick decades. I like seeing the progression of style from two brakes to no brakes. the high speed brakeless lines towards the end are rad.


Inspirational Man

Expectations are a funny thing. Entering into a mental process with preconceived biases can hugely influence the outcome. This concept can be readily observed on a daily basis. Our fundamental attitudes, beliefs and values govern the way we interpret our experiences. Some believe that open-mindedness and removing expectations can increase happiness and reduce cynicism. The first noble truth of Buddhism is that "life is suffering". Mentally expecting and preparing for such suffering can equip one with willingness to overcome challenges that one encounters.

Recently a Youtube video emerged that recieved a lot of negative feedback on face-book and thecomeup. My natural response to this was to prepare myself for something shocking and offensive. However when I finally viewed this clip it turned out to be a little different to my expectations!

What we are actually observing here is the story of a man who is turning adversity into opportunity. Jack has the admirable quality that when faced with the painful misfortune of a crippling BMX injury, he has the hope and perseverance not only to maintain optimism but to be able to so rapidly direct his creative energies to other avenues, such as aussie hip hop. Frankly, the lack of maturity of the BMX community in its response to this video was a little disappointing!

Also of interest is "A day in the life of Jack Fahey"; see below.