Friday, March 26, 2010

Scott Waterhouse

Scott Waterhouse from joeybmx on Vimeo.



Scott Waterhouse is fast...a BMX racer on the surface but a BMX rider at the core. He loves going fast, pushing his limits and having fun. Oh, and he's an incredibly nice guy who smiles a lot too!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring has arrived!



I have been so happy this week. The sun has been shining and it's been a beautiful 13 degrees or so all week. I've been enjoying cycling to work so much this week I wished I lived further that a 5 minute spin away.

I took friday afternoon of work to make the most of it and because the Mangler made the trip over to ride our trails. Always good to see the Mangler! Asyou can see from the photo, he was loving it, never stopped smiling as usual!

The main line was running a treat, you could ping really high it was so fun. It made me smile a lot too... I popped the first x-up in months and the first on my new bike and also managed to table the right way... yep you heard that... the RIGHT way!! Finally after years of being a bit odd, being able to table goofy but not regular, I layed a few flatties on our right hand hip...stoked! Photo evidence too ;o)



It rained pretty good over night, so Scoobs and me headed back to the trails and got some digging done. Got some new stuff tidied up ready to ride, fixed some holes, and then we pulled the lip back a good foot or so on the 4th low set as we'd been overshooting that for a while. You'd think that'd mean we couldn't ride for a while. Errm no. We built it in about an hour and rode it 10 mins later! Winner! It worked great, absolutely motoring through that now so we started digging up the last set, it's going to get BIG!

Poor Ross is still in a cast from his motorbike accident, so saturday night scoob and me headed to ipswich to visit him again. A fun night of curry family guy and MX vs ATV on the PS3. The PS3 session continued the following morning till lunch time, as Ross said, we had a riding session with him, with out him having to ride a bike! So fun. I was pretty crap at it to be honest, I kept coming last in the races. BUT I could do bigger mx whips than either of them and thats all that matters in my book haha! brrraaaapppp!!!!! I haven't been interested in computer games for some time, but I have to say, that game is awesome. I still have no interest in any other computer game... but this is so good!





Well after dragging myself away from making motor bike noises, scoob and I had a little look at snape for the rest of the afternoon. They lads had built another hip since last time we were there and I loved it, big floaty left hander, perfect for the old faithful - opposite tables! Scoob was so fun to watch on the "hangover" line, a line full of twisting and hipped sets - big floaty kickouts on each set. Always good fun riding with those guys. Thanks!

Great weekend. I'm tired now, bed time!

Here's another pic of the digging work, and a sneaky x-up! ;o)





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Thursday, March 11, 2010

RB.com France photos & Norwich regional


These are quite simply amazing. Check them out.
RB's France Photos

Also, check out this Aussie BMX shop site, who posted my video from france. Cool little blog they wrote about our trip :o) (might have to scroll down a bit)
http://hellonwheels.com.au/shop/

Had an awesome day today.. the weather seems to have finally turned, spring is coming! There was a race at norwich today, so I had a bit of a razz on the 3rd straight and did a few gates for the first time in months... obviously out of practice, I smashed my knee on my bars first go!! Oh dear!!

Did a bit of finish line judging for the racing, which was pretty amusing as Hardcore Hobbies Jay and Jonny were on the mike... kept us entertained! Racing finished up nice and early, so got over to the trails to finish the day. Was a bit windy when we got there so had a play on the backline, but soon enough the mains were running and with the recent facelifts they were running damn good! Can't wait to finish it off and make the hip massive now.

A pretty good day I would say.... bring on the long summer days. It's so close I can taste it...

Sunday, March 07, 2010

More France 2010

Here's a pic from a restaurant we went to in Montelimar. It was the most bizarre restaurant experience of my life. We were served by a crazy lady with a scary grin, whilst her baby followed her about in a baby walker screaming. When it screamed too much, she handed it to the closest person too her, she didn't care who. She forgot half the drinks, and took all our orders again after we'd finished eating to create the bill. We were all a little freaked out, there was NO ONE else in the restaurant, it was run by just her, an older bloke and the baby....

We got out alive though, with no food poisoning and we laughed so hard that night it was ridiculous. we are still laughing now. Mental. Just mental.

A group photo or two with the lady and baby seemed obligatory!
Photo by jonny. L-right: mangler, hudu, screaming baby, scary lady...



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Thursday, March 04, 2010

France Crew 2010

Pascal from Montelimar just sent me this photo through.... thanks Pascal!



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France 2010 - The Video

An amazing week.

I took a ton of footage (with a little help from a few others, thanks guys) and here is my finished edit. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. The footage made me smile so much. So many laughs, so many cheers, so many good memories. It's what BMX is all about... I've tried to get the vibe accross even to those who weren't there, I hope you get the feeling! So yeh, grab a grande cafe au lait and sit back and enjoy the sunshine....

France 2010 from joeybmx on Vimeo.



(Play in HD full screen if your computer will cope... let it download fully before palying and it'll run better)

Just under 2 weeks ago, Jonny was in a panic. Thinking he was killing 2 birds with one stone, he went to the post office to buy his Euro's and handed over his passport to apply for a visa for his upcoming trip to India. Thursday night pre-french trip, he realised there was something missing from his checklist.... A frantic trip to Hayes later and a lucky encouter with a friendly indian with a penchant for ginger beards, jonny returned to bury passport in hand, looking rather drained but ready to rock!


A crazy start to a crazy trip... particularly for Jonny. On day 2, he pulled this out the bag:


Yeah, that's a berm he's airing out of....so good!


Thing was, in the excitement of his radness, he somehow catapulted himself over the bars whilst rolling out of it. It was a silly crash, we thought all was good. Got to the next track and he was struggling, but a good nights rest and he would be fine.


How wrong we were.


Fast forward a day and he's flaked out on the floor in a restaurant, blue lights on the way. Medics gave him the ok and gave us directions to hospital if we wanted to take him. Good job we did, he flaked out again half way there.... cheers Jonny, my first day of driving and I have to race you to the hospital! ;o) After getting a bit lost and following a kind frenchie who took the opportunity as an excuse to test his rallying skills, we made it to the hospital. 2 hours later after listening to a crazy drunk guy shit talk about us in french cause we wouldn't speak english with him, Jonny returns... "it's not broken" he says. Relief... "What did they say about your fainting?" Jonny: " oh, I didn't mention that, was I meant to?" .....Our heads in our hands said it all! But he looked much better so we headed back to the hotel.


Since he's been home, he found out he fainted as he lost a litre and a half of blood from his muscle. He was told if he wasn't so fit he would have suffered far worse consequences in France... so perhaps we should have marched him back in there.... but he's still with us, he's ok.... it's all a story to tell right?!

fix up soon Jonny!

More France 2010 posts soon...

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