Saturday, October 23, 2010

Joey Gough Web Edit

You may have seen this about elsewhere by now... but here it is, probably the first and last Joey Gough edit with probably the most un-cool soundtrack for a web edit ever ;o)

Joey Gough from joeybmx on Vimeo.



Thankyou to everyone who has helped me out over the last couple of years, and to everyone who has embedded the video and all the nice comments...I was a little taken back I must say!

Since putting this video up, I've come accross a few cool sites from those that have embedded it... check out this site from Nathan Strieby posting race track orientated videos: http://reviewbmx.com/
One to keep your eye on.

Racers at the Trails went off!!



The re-schedule turned out to be the right decision. It was a tad chilly, but we were blessed with sunshine and no wind, perfect!

We had racers from Ipswich, bury, braintree, kings lynn and peterborough and had such a good time.

Jools dug out a big old Jive number plate and Zeronine race top especially, and the Mangler brought a whole wardrobe of old TNT and S&M race shirts, it was like the 90's all over again!

Newly crowned British Champ Matt 'MA61' Allen managed to drag himself away from racing for a weekend to bosh out a few wound in x-ups over our back line, rad.

Jon Lillingstone was in full racer mode, full face as well. He was grateful for it after faceplanting the ground a couple of times proper hard and winning the crash of the day medal. He never rides trails, but didn't hang about and got straight on it, getting through the main line in just a few trys. Plus, after he slammed hard the second time, most people would have called it a day. I mean it was a REALLY hard slam....but nope, 10mins later got back on the bike and carried on! We love you Jon! Tough as nails.

A bit later on we were graced with the presence of Sir Alan Hill, who was fully Redlined up and smoothing the backline. Even saw a little table in there!

I took quite a few pics, you can see the rest of them here: Racers at the Trails Photo Album

Great day, lets do it again in Spring! Thanks everyone for coming. Look forward to seeing Moose ride them next time too.

Below, Top-Bottom: Jools, Mangler, Hilly & Matt.





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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Racers at the Trails


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above: Joey @the land

We were gonna have a little get together at the trails the other week, bit different to the norm... getting a bunch of our racer friends to hit up our trails on the same day. No excuses, the race seasons over!

Well, it didn't happen first time round, the weather ruined it for us. Ross still came over for the weekend and we got a bit of a session in, which was really cool cause Ross hasn't ridden our trails since breaking his leg badly back at the start of the year. In fact, he had only any ridden trails once since then, and ridden his BMX only a handful of times.

It didn't seem to matter though, he was boshing out 1 foot tables after about 3 goes round the back line, and after saying he was not doing the mains as it was cross windy and he was being sensible for now, he was on that line as soon as I even sniffed at it. Good to have you back Ross...

Here's a pic of Mr Tricker back on it, and one of Scoob spreading his wings! Ross will be upset I picked this photo because "the greens don't quite match". Well my little Tricker, maybe you should sort out that god awful blue chainring before you start worrying about your shades of green! There. I said it.


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We've re-scheduled the Racers-at-the-trails-jam, but Jonny couldn't wait that long and headed over last weekend. He got his eye in on the mains and is so pumped for the jam I am a bit worried he might explode and never make it. Hold it together Jonny! Check back next week for Racers-at-the-trails updates... there'll be number plates, pad sets, the Mangler in a TNT shirt, maybe some clips, some ugly tweaks...and hopefully some Neal Wood inspired behaviour, check this gem from the 90's captured by Neill Phillips at Slough:


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Did you watch the Supercross from Frejus? Good results for the Brits, with Liam making his second main of the year and Bloomy just missing out with a 5th in the semi. Good stuff. It's so crazy now, There was around 200 riders in the men's qualifying with only 64 progressing to the knockout rounds. To qualify in the top 64 you had to be less the 1.5 seconds off the pace of the top qualifier! It does not seem long ago when Supercross first appeared and non racers such as Ali Whitton & Fuzzy Hall were entering and were in with a shout. Things have moved on so much and it's awesome. If you didn't see the Elite Men's main from the Chula Vista SX round, check it out below... what a race!



Also been watching bizarre sport science on Bravo recently, there is some cool stuff on there, the slo-mo's are good, they normally measure speed or forces or someones heart rate when they get shot in the nads with a tennis ball. But last week was about injuries and there was a horrible horrible ice hockey injury, a guy getting his throat cut by an ice skate... he said it wasn't the memory of the skate slitting his throat that haunted him, more the memory of his blood spurting out in front of him... eeuugh. Here's a version of the video below. While I looked this up I accidentally watched another ice skate to the throat video which was truly vicious...I won't be watching that again in a hurry. Look up "hockey skate slices Adam Burlish neck" if you happen to like that sort of thing!!



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