Sunday, November 22, 2009

A scary movie for Millsy!

A scary movie for Millsy... from joeybmx on Vimeo.



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The Digging Continues...

We are still finding some dust... but it's getting better every weekend! Have been beating the crap outta the first few jumps this week to try and get them in a ridable state. It's definately getting there, bit more rain to help them settle that's all. Set 4 is well on the way, but we are on lip Mk 3 already, seems we are quite indecisive! It's just a bit confusing to work out whats best, it's a jump to berm and getting the shapes right to hold speed and hold up well enough in summer takes some thought. Think we've got it now though, gangsta leans are the answer! Which meant the 3rd set landing is on Mk 2 now, but it's looking good.

Vans hooked me up with some stuff this week (thanks guys!). How cool are my insoles!! ;o)






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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Digging season

Yep it's finally here, I've been waiting for this for a while now. Though would you believe it... we STILL found dust - lots of it! Oh well, the rain will get to it eventually. I am not complaining, I can't htink of any other trails that ride all winter.

We have started work on revamping our smaller line, which starts small and then winds round the back of the trails into a twisty tech-ish line. Basically the first 2 sets have been really small, allowing Becca to progress and get her confidence up... so now it's time to step it up a notch! In 2 days we've built 3 completely new sets from scratch, all a little bit bigger but much better, far bigger landings and take offs. They really are like mini versions of the main line jumps, I think they'll be popular with people who aren't up for riding the mains! I don't think they are going to take too long before they are riding either, we've already packed them in good (except the dusty second landing) and they are feeling reasonably solid.

Scoob and I got to work on the 4th set just before dark which is the old jump to berm set. It's still going to be a jump to berm but a new and improved version! Bigger, better and the line into it will be wider too, so no trees to worry about and hopefully it'll take some pressure off the berm and it'll survive the summer easier. After that there is going to be a big roller made for scrubbin.. and then all the old sets are going to be beefed up.

Digging is so good.










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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Halloween Madness

Halloween from joeybmx on Vimeo.



After a warm sunny week stuck in the office, it peed it down saturday morning. Gutted. I was so up for riding! Jay and Jonny had planned to come over and hit the track first. Wasn't sure they would, but there they were, bang on schedule to the millsysecond ;o)

We met in maccy d's for a mccoffee while the rain eased, then headed over to the trails. It was still raining, but unbelieveably the trails were pretty dry, hardly a puddle to be seen! With the protection of the remaining leaves from the rain, we fixed a few jumps on the backline and gave them a sweep and like magic it stopped raining. Admittedly, it was hard to tell if it had stopped as the rain was still dripping from the trees, but we were good to go!

Ended up having a great day. The weather was still pretty crazy. Mist accross the fields, warm and perfectly still in the woods... Autumn leaves everywhere and the rain still dripping from the trees. I liked it. It was dark and gloomy but hey, it was halloween and it was cool.

I like it when those guys come over! Always fun!

To top the day off it was wet enough to dig a little so we finished off the last two sets on the right that fork off from the mains.. hopefully ride them next week, I have a left hand hip to do some tables!! not that that's what I was thinking about when I was building it..... ahem

Above is a short edit of a few clips from the day.

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