Hey now. The Modern contest went down last night and it was pretty awesome. Sean Newton took some amazing pics (he can even make skatepark photos look great) and you can find them by clicking on this pic of Dane Wild...
The results, I believe, go like this:
Intermediate Best Trick: Jordan Van Dorne (360 off the deck of the six foot quarter and a bunch of other rad shit)
180 Long Jump: Dane Wild (Luke McGarry went further but couldn't pull the rollback). Ben Fisher took scariest incident by breaking is forks off. It was terrifying, but he was okay.
High air on the 3 foot mini: Luke McGarry
Advanced Best Trick: Eric Nyler (I think I messed up his name). He did the sweetest quarter to quarter gap to manual to 180 down the euro. He also did a wall ride to whip, a glorious tail whip disaster and a bunch of other good stuff. Ben Fisher took second with a whip off the top of the wall-ride and lots of other stuff. Trevor Thompson took third with lots of wild stuff, including a huge wall ride over the the window to the mall (it would be right in the center of the "D" in the above pic.
Sean's pics are totally sweet, but here's one I took of the 180 comp.
Dk, Duo and Etnies came through with lots of prizes, I kicked in some Deliverance gear and almost everyone left with something. Everyone got to ride a lot (including me), which was key and injuries were at a minimum, despite the unfortunate occurance of Dave Moon's chronic shoulder dislocation. I feel for you, Dave, I went through the same thing and it sucks.
Thanks to Sean for helping out, as well as Pat Ellis, Bob Hammond, Trevor Thompson and Jason Burnton. Ya'lls nice dudes.
Here's a pic from the window of the Brown Trout Hotel in Boyne Falls, Michigan, where I spent most of last week. The screen makes it look a little goofy, but it was nice to wake up to before standing around all day in the freezing cold all day....
This is kind of weird. It's a shot of the DVR for our cable. I found this while doing a search for "motocross".
How crazy is it that the listing is under "Bicycle Motocross"? The cool thing is the show is actually the FBM Ghetto Comp, so it's good viewing, but who, besides my nerdy, kooky ass, calls it "Bicycle Motocross"? Is what is.