After getting a camera awhile ago, the pictures keep collecting in folders on my computer, but what is a picture without eyes to view it? Here is a couple of random photos for the world to enjoy.
Shortly after our discovery of the wallride ditch, we set off even further pedaling into unknown spaces. At one point encountering a blood thirsty man-woman security driver, almost hitting Bobby and injecting us with adrenaline. The fiasco ended, and we were driven to a weird area.
This weekend journey had taken us far from the car and onto something awesome. We pedaled on towards a sighting in the distance, it was resembling a monster bank.
I don’t know what purpose this thing serves but it’s ridiculously steep and unsafe. Not only did this ally way posses this bank, but twenty feet away stood a perfect bank to wall/hip.
This simple set up was a great find, and it was fun as fuck to ride. Michael Bowen and myself helping ourselves to some of the wallride buffet.
Bobby Blaine was pedaling like a mad man when trying to ramp this thing. He probably felt like a kid again blasting the monstrous embankment. Still in the same spot we ended the session at the end of the building.
Yet another creation that doesn’t seem to serve a purpose. I felt like it would be a cool clip to grab, so I preformed a nollie of the drop. Thanks to Bobby Blaine for snapping this, thanks bud!
So I would definitely conclude this weekend journey as a success, hopefully we can scramble upon some more goods to find.
Found some tucked away gems the other day while cruising around with Michael Bowen and Bobby Blaine. The start of the session seemed like a bust, finding nothing besides food to eat. We decided to dip out of the area we were originally in and drive else where. After driving a few miles and parking we instantly stumbled on some stuff to ride.
Props to Michael for spotting this thing, with out his hunch it would of been passed up faster than Rosie O’Donnell. Stretching forward we came up to the cloaked spot finding that it was a masterpiece. This was the smoothest wallride I’ve hit, there’s a good gap from the bank and there’s a slight transition coming up to it.
Bobby Blaine leaving some blue prints on the clean wall.
It was the first time checking out this spot. I had seen it numerous times while driving, also floating around in some videos. Walking up and assessing the wild creation really put things in perspective. Bobby, Michael and I rode the white wall for a fun amount of time, there’s nothing like a little street transition.
Michael Bowen getting a little detached.
Dulles and I have been trying to get sessions in whenever work isn’t interfering. Just the other day I met up with Dulles and Bone to shred some southside ditch spots and random set-ups scattered around the area.
The south is an amazing place to ride, especially if your forte’ is for riding unique setups. Within a 5 miles radius it’s spots galore, you just need the basic frame work where all the spots lie. Michael Bowen turning down this ledge to grass gap.
We drifted onward towards this crazy ditch that is suppressed beneath the busy highway. Dulles took me here when I was a wee lad just starting to ride bmx. It had been years since Dulles had seen this spot again, so I thought it would be cool to check out. We walked down to the ditch to be greeted with nasty oil tinted water that covered half of the spot. Luckily we were able to still ride and get some clips here. Myself riding this crazy steep bank with a hop in. It’s the perfect place to throw some crete, possibly in the near future.
I had a feeling Dulles would hit this gap, even with the non-existant run up and gruel water beneath he still shot the it. After a few cases and avoidance of of falling in, he took it out and rode away clean.
We eventually drifted onward towards this goliath wall ride set up with crazy possibilities. Next to the gigantic wall is an intense runway where you can bomb down and gather a lot of speed. Dulles had the idea to hit the bump to wall with a shit load of speed, after a few errors he smashed the wallride and rode away like gutter butter.
“Dead Girl Ditch”, “Death Hills”, “The Mountain” whatever you decide to call this place it’s a known fact that it holds a mammoth sized bank. The large bank is steep and intimidating due to it’s over towering height.
It’s difficult to ride the large bank without a proper piece of wood to help the transition. Thanks to Dulles’s observant eyes we found a perfect piece of wood to take over to the colossal structure.
The scrap wood helped the crew ramp the large bank as a flyout and a quarter pipe. The picture above is myself doing my favorite trick on the big boy.
Birdman undeniably destroyed it yesterday, preforming some madman stunts into the bank like a pro. Unfortunately he landed on his knee and had to depart the session. Dulles must have got stoked on Birdman’s riding cause what he tried next was absolutely insane.
When Francis said “I’m going to gap this” nonchalantly I knew something ridiculous was going to happen. I tried to tell him “maybe you should size it up first with a few run-ups..” he injected “Na I’m just going to go for it”. The shit was on!
This was the second attempt at the gap, the first time was even higher in my book, but this picture does show how fucking crazy this kid is. I would say he topped out at about 12-13 feet in the air and remarkably landed on his feet like a gentle dancer. The amount of speed he was clocking in was ludicrous, after attempting this stunt over five times with pure force the wood was breaking in two. Dulles called it after landing a pretty good one, the board was crushed and the gap was taken.
Birdman continues to wreck shop in the streets of Austin. Just the other day we parked at Bobby’s complex and set out into the continuous streets and paths. Hitting a few familiar joints we checked out a nearby school.
Braeden was eyeing up this drop into the grass bank, throwing himself down with a 360.
After getting another clip off the drop we walked over the rail setup. Bird threw down some killer moves and managed to tooth down this hand rail. Definitely got me stoked for the rest of the ride.
Scrounging around various vimeo videos I rolled up on this IPATH Japan rider named Kaoru. I got hooked into watching this after the first clip, it’s a very ambient feel that makes you want to go cruise some street spots and flow around. This guys definitely looks like he’s having a blast surfing around some spots.