We got it too easy now and days y’all, technology can take us anywhere we want to go and whatever your niche is – it can help develop anything you want. In terms for us BMX gals and guys we can travel anywhere in the world behind a screen and check out the area without ever putting your foot down, this can either take away from the experience or speed up the process.
The 3A.M. hour is quiet, besides the sound of a clicking mouse dragging and dragging on the computer screen. It takes sometime to find spots but it’s well worth it in the long run – chopping your spot search time in half. I do love the occasional free for all roaming, but we had figured that Saturday was a great day to get out of town and check out some locations. So instead of getting to our spot and riding to find spots, we had jotted down a list of “likely to be” spots and waited till the morning to get our day going.
The morning soon turned into the latter part of the afternoon so the sun was limited, this caused us to do hit-and-runs on the spots. This first one we went to was extremely hard to ride and came equipped with large dirt clumps gathered at the bottom of the transition, we had better things ahead of us.
We drove across the way to find this pleasant partner sitting on a nice patch of green grass, the entire spot was rather interesting – the top piece you could pump around and pop to the lower banks and continue with your speed. The fucking surf was up.
On the bank facing the ditch lays two sewer grates that had left us with some opportunity to shred, there’s ol Mike Bowen giving a little bun hop over the hole.
When we started filming and taking pictures at this spot I didn’t think it would turn out as well as it did, Michael gave the idea that he could give a little manual over the grate – turns out it was a great decision, this spot left us happy and hungry.
The next one was a beast, it stretched along farther than the eye could take you, and it wasn’t all ridealbe. We found out real fast that the journey into the ditch was going to be painful, after speeding through the grass we realized that we ventured into a thick sticker covered trap. Michael and David spend some time getting the stragglers off their shoes and socks, 10 minutes later we made our way up the waterway.
After the crooked bend we saw some hips and a second story in the distance, our mouths dropped when we took in the sight to see. I won’t say much about it, but what I can say is that speed was a definite factor with this big guy.
To Be Continued…