Mastroni | 09.7.15
Here’s a pretty hefty blog update for you guys from our travels in the deepest depths of Long Island to the crusty streets of NYC. In a nutshell, the city has been good to us and we’ve spent the last few days pedaling around downtown & hitting spots uptown in search of all those great clips that make us happy. Photos by Mike Mastroni & DeMarcus Paul. Click to expand gallery.
Mastroni | 09.5.15
So we’re here in the big apple for the next 6 days with the likes of Broc Raiford, DeMarcus Paul, and of course New York resident Billy Perry. This trip is primarily to wrap up filming for our next video project, plus some product promo stuff, and some bike shop visits as well. If you live in the area, you can catch us Tuesday at Vicious Cycle, and Wednesday at Dah Shop. Until then follow along with our daily blog updates, and on Insta with #VLMNYC. Thats all for now, click to expand gallery from Day 1.
Mastroni | 06.22.15
Days 3 and 4 (Saturday and Sunday) were our first official riding days here in the fine city of Portland, and they were definitely some great ones! We’ve got all around awesome dude Ben Hucke showing us around for the week and coming thru with some great spots, and we’ve also managed to find a couple little gems of our own along the way too. Here’s some photos from quite the productive weekend. Stay tuned for more updates. Photos By Devin Feil. CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. #watchvolume1
Brian | 10.3.14
In the early 2000’s the LA to Portland or LA to Vancouver and any variation of either was the most common road trip we seemed to take. I havent been on that route in well over 5 years now, so when I got the call to work the Dew Tour stop in Portland I jumped at the chance. And choosing to drive instead of flying. It was the perfect opportunity to do one of my favorite drives again and revisit some old spots and parks. I called Rooftop to see if he was down, and from there the trip was on. With a real loose plan and the only thing set in stone being that Saturday in Portland for Dew Tour street we set off. With no video camera in the car and no worry about a clip count, the only goal was fun. Being up and down Interstate 5 countless times, this was the first time I would do the drive down the Oregon and California coast which is truly amazing. Here are a few photos from some of the random stops and finds along the way. – JASON ENNS Click to open the gallery>> more
Mastroni | 09.2.14
Alright, catch up time…here’s the rundown. Day 7 we headed into Southsea, rode the skatepark for a minute, drank some coffee, then ventured out to finally ride some street spots. We stared out at the infamous Southsea tranny walls, did some carves, and even got a cheeky little Drew Hoss clip. From there we pedaled around some nooks and crannies of the city and managed to film a couple other things…shit Broc even learned a new trick. Unfortunately on the whole we don’t really have too much in the way of photos to show ya from the day here on the blog…that stuff will be going toward a Ride UK article at some point in the future. Beer, sleep, repeat: Day 8 brings us to Brighton for our shop visit to Brighton BMX. The city recently did away with the old wooden skatepark in the middle of the park, in favor of a new concrete one with crazy bowls, rails, ledges, and pretty much everything ya need. The park had tons of humans in it, but some of the crew still rode while others relaxed in the park over a nice BBQ courtesy of Bob from Brighton BMX..and Rusty manning the grill. We pretty much spent the afternoon grilling burgers, kicking it, watching Kris Fox kill the bowl, and catching some sun. Currently we are posted up in the Brighton Aint Ready apartment in between teams….thanks a ton to these dude for letting us crash here! Stay tuned for more updates and CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. Photos by Steve Bancroft.
Mastroni | 08.26.14
Day two actually kinda served as the official kick off of the trip. We woke up to some typical English weather & kicked off the morning at Rad BMX again, this time for the actual shop stop. There’s a big scene in the areas surrounding High Wycombe, so the turnout was awesome…but since it was raining we just drank a buncha tea and consumed various Dominoes slices. From there we said our goodbyes to the Rad guys and headed to Rush Skatepark…seemingly in the middle of nowhere a couple hours away. This park was seriously amazing. It was huge had literally everything to offer…(thats what she said) from a dialed & quite realistic street section all the way over to a wooden pump track with a concrete berm. Everyone had a great time and we ended up getting some pretty dope clips as well. A little into the session they gave everyone else the boot and let us have the place to ourselves which was great. Half the time it kinda felt like we were actually out filming street clips on a sunday afternoon simply because there was nobody around. Highlight of the night was definitely Bancroft going in on this giant quarter to sub rail…or possibly Rusty getting a 5 minute long brain freeze. We’re currently crashing out in Bristol and getting ready for our visit to Crucial BMX tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned for more updates. CLICK TO LAUNCH GALLERY.
Mastroni | 06.17.14
Seems faster than it actually was but shit, we’re already back in California. Friday and Saturday were our last two days of riding and we wasted no time taking care of business & tying up all our loose ends around the city. We also had an awesome shop stop @ Pusher BMX on Saturday which is always a great time! A huge thank you again to our dude Dustin Arp for all the spot hospitality and just being a boss…and a huge thanks to the entire team for making this trip such a success! CLICK IAMGE TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 06.14.14
Today’s update is stacked so I hope you guys like many, many photos! We started off our Thursday morning at the above “ditch with rails” spot seen previously in Nugz and MTN Mission videos. Josh and the K-man both took to it right away with some unique moves before we packed up for our shop stop @ Pedal Action BMX down in Colorado Springs. To say the shop stop went real well would be an understatement. The turn out was great and every kid there was beyond stoked to meet and ride with the crew. Pedal Action is a relatively new shop (I think less than 2 years old) and it’s also BMX only. Shops like that are awesome because they are in it first and foremost to help the local scene thrive and survive. We rode some shit out front, played some foot-down, signed some posters, tossed some products, ate some burgers, and then headed over to the skatepark. If you know colorado skateparks, you already know that the park itself is amazing, but I’d also like to point out how great the vibe was there as well. I’ve never in my life (well at least in California) been to a skatepark where the skaters and riders got along so well…not only that but a bunch of skater kids even knew who everyone by name and were chanting for Broc when we arrived. We ended up filming a ton of awesome shit at the park, and that will most likely be coming to you in the form of a Vital video by Krejmas sometime in the near future. CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 06.12.14
Day 4 started out with an early visit to Pusher BMX for some much needed bike maintenance, and to kick it with our bud Clay. From there we headed back to the yellow flat rail spot to take care of some un-finished bizz. Ever the explorer, it didn’t take Jason long to find this disgusting thing on the ground. Believe it or not it used to be flesh colored. While we were all inserting bottles into this thing, Broc was busy making a little wooden lip up onto this low roof..on which he ended up filming some dope shit. Chipotle hit the spot for lunch and after we ate we randomly ran into our friend Joof from Jersey on the street..small world! We checked out a few more spots in the afternoon while dodging the spotty rain that seemed to be following us around…all things considered I think we won. Tack a couple awesome night clips in there and that was pretty much our day. Stay tuned for more tomorrow! CLICK IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY! All photos by Joey Cobbs.
Mastroni | 06.11.14
With Mr Cobbs finally arriving to the party I’ll finally have some proper photos to show ya. Since it rained all day on Sunday, yesterday (Tuesday) can count as official day 3. I actually didn’t even think about this when planning this trip, but as an added bonus school is out for the summer….which means 1000 more spots to ride during our stay here. So, yesterday we did exactly that with Platt, J Clem, and Broc all getting some serious hammers in the bag at this first spot. From there we rode a few other schools, the best flat rails in the world, and capped it off with Drew grinding his way out of the closet right before picking up Enns & Krejmas at the airport… CLICK IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY!
Mastroni | 06.10.14
Little late to the party here but we’ve been posted out in Denver for a couple days on what is gonna be our last big team filming trip for The Finer Things. We’ve got a sick weed/dog friendly vacation rental house, the best tour guide Denver has to offer, and some awesome shop stops coming up later this week @ Pusher and Pedal Action. So far our days (as expected) have been packed with great times, amazing spots, and some solid clips to back it up. The dudes are still trickling in one airplane at a time, and with Enns and Krejmas coming in late tonight our crew will be complete. Stay tuned tomorrow for more updates…
Mastroni | 05.28.14
She’s a wrap. Here’s the last couple days of our distro trip overseas in which we visit our last bike shop, do some sight-seeing, pet a turtle, rode a skatepark, gave away some frames, signed some iPhones, and rode some trails before we got on the plane. Thanks again to Motocross International for making this trip a success. CLICK TO EXPAND GALLERY. All photos by Joey Cobbs.