Boise, Idaho A little bike riding and some fits of random.
When I got a 26" BMX bike earlier this year, I thought it was just going to be an experimental side piece, but it ended up becoming a nine month affair. Many riders will say it’s actually an MTB, but I’ll argue it’s more like a BMX bootleg with its own charm and appeal.
Riding this thing felt a lot like discovering and falling in love with BMX all over again, and I am so thankful to have that feeling rejuvenated this far into my life. Here's a little mix of clips from me playing around on it.
Camera + Edit: Your Mom
Special Thanks: Odyssey BMX April McCafferty Rob Ferret Jake Manlick Dog
The bike itself isn't anything fancy at all. This big boy got me feelin' all sentimental about bike riding though and I wanted to give it a proper bike check.
It started off as an NS Metropolis complete bike and then I tried to BMX it out as much as possible.
I didn't know shit about "Dirt Jumper" bikes when I built this thing, but I did know they look 10 times better with 2 piece bars. The Fairdale MX bar came through with the looks.
I loaded it with as much Odyssey parts as I could.
One of the first times I rode this bike, I tried doing a 180 but landed funny. The next thing I knew, my bare ass was hanging out and my pants were getting pulled off me and fed through that little gap between the seat and back tire. I don't think anybody saw, but it was one of the funniest crashes ever.
After I filmed that last clip, my front tire went flat and my back tire was getting ready to explode through a hole I skidded through. I think that was my bike's way of saying it was tired.