Saturday, December 7, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
The hardest part of doing anything is usually just coming up with the idea. This is in no way a mind melter or some incredible feat of fabrication, just a simple mount that I was hoping would jive with the way springer looks at the top of the rear leg and I'm stoked on how it came out.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This is a little late but you might remember from an earlier post I did of my buddy John Sirmon who was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago. He lost his battle earlier this year but had fought hard all the way till the end. Derek Fukuhara made this video of some of his last healthy sessions but I have lagged on posting it. Cancer has been a heavy one for me as of late with my Mom being diagnosed a few months ago but like John, my Mom is a fighter. I'm thankful to have such a solid relationship with my parents it helps dealing with this kind of stuff easier to swallow but still, positivity and just trying to keep a smile on my face have been the toughest things for me to do lately but seeing something like this video does wonders and I start to realize how much people really impact and imprint on your life. I've always made it a point to surround myself with people who will remain legendary to me for one reason or another. John is one of those guys and for no real reason other than the fact that he was a nice guy and always had a smile on his face and thats the kind of shit people don't forget.
I love telling stories but I'm not the best storyteller, I tend to get a little too involved in detail. Theres no such thing as a long story short with me unfortunately and I apologize. That being said, I'll try and keep this short and simple... Solid dude, solid style and with a switch back-tail like that, how can he not be a thing of legend.
Rip in peace dude.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Masa from Japan builds some crazy stuff at his shop, LUCK MC. His Knucklehead he built for Born Free had so many killer details i gave up looking at it. Last week we met up with him and T-Bone and cruised to Lake Elsinore. I snapped a quick pic when nobody was watching while at the lookout.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I've really been digging Max's Born Free video. The apocalyptical look of him riding around the Bay is some of the best riding footage I think I've ever seen and his words brief, yet effective. From the first time we met I've always thought of him as a very articulate person, everything he say's seems to just plain make sense. Topics like skateboarding or choppers, both yield a feeling difficult to describe because you have to actually "live it" in order to truly know what makes them special but he somehow always seems to have a way of putting it into words so relatable that you can do nothing but sit back and think "whoa...nailed it on the head."
You know those old guys you meet on the street or in a dark corner of a bar that just look and sound like they've done it all and seen it all, and after talking to, you walk away feeling a little more enlightened and even more convinced that you will never be as cool as them? Well, Max.....I think you're well on your way to becoming that cool.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
It's pretty cool having such talented friends.
I've known Dakota for a long time and he's always shredded. It's wild seeing him go from the little kid at the park to one of the gnarliest BMX dudes on the planet. As for Mark, aside from being a rad photographer/skater/handsome dude, he also make really cool little videos (including my Born Free video last year). So I was especially stoked to see these two link up for this cool little edit for our friends at Stance.
Keep killing it guys.
oh yeah, check out Dak's part in Cult's Talk is Cheap video and prepare to have your mind blown.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mike Tubbs started this podcast series called Chopper Prophets which he created earlier this month and it's starting to pick up speed. He's already got a few interviews up with dudes like Larry Pierce and Caleb Owens. To be honest, I was a little apprehensive when he told me the name of it simply because to me the word "prophet" implies someones better or above everyone else (when the truth is we're all just insecure nerds trying to convince ourselves we're not), but once I talked to Mike he made it clear its the farthest thing from that...basically he's really interested in what happens outside of the garage and how we even got there in the first place. My little interview went up last night and it's full of me saying "like" while trying to be interesting.
Check out my trainwreck and all the other podcasts Mikes done at -
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Chase asked me to make some steer-stops for his extended 47 Indian girder he's going to be mounting to his revised Shovel. His frames a little raked out so they had to be a little tall and since this part doesn't exist on Ebay, I was able to freestyle it. A couple tabs and a little cast finishing and it almost looks like it could have been...well, maybe?