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We got hit by some super gnarly storms last week. We didn't have power for three days. so lame. I bought a generator but we still didn't have running water. That's a tough gig, especially with little kids.
We got so much rain in such a short time, Birdland was hit hard by the storms (our basement flooded a bit as well). All the lips (that we had just dialed in the night before) got washed away and there were giant puddles everywhere. I've been working hard on them, when I have a chance, but it's slow going. V2, the second stage of the trails, is well underway too.
Sick!!! I've been in full custom mode lately. Can't get enough of websites like these: 4Q, Nostalgia on Wheels and White Knights... Fuel for the convoluted mind. I painted my trail bike three different colors yesterday and still am not satisfied. Flat red? Purple? Navy? Who cares?
I'm working on some new Deliverance tees, but in the mean time my friends over at Biltwell used one I drew up for them (threw up for them?). You can see it here.
The Bird flipper is Mark Lewman, who is my old homie from Kzoo and was the editor of Freestylin' Magazine in the late 80s. I'm super excited to see this. I'll write more about it when I have it in my grubby hands. The above photo was taken after a race at Plainwell BMX (I'd say 1980). A friend sent the clip below to me recently...
Crazy. That was a really long time ago. I just heard from Billy (far right) the other day. The dude second from the left (suspiciously not mentioned in the caption) is a notorious local who I've seen around town a couple times since we moved back to this area. I literally hide my face so he doesn't see me.