Jeff V. sent me a bunch of awesome photos from the Birdland session but they are going to have to wait. Here are some bad cell phone pics in the meantime...
When I started editing that Birdland video, I was really bummed about how tiny all the jumps looked. They aren't nearly as little as they look. They are cut into the ground so they look smaller, plus everything looks smaller in photos or on video--including these jumps. This is Jeff Degryse and UP Mike's not-so-secret spot in Kalamazoo. These are crazy jumps. Let's just say that I am excited to go back and shoot photos of those guys riding them. There is pretty much nothing there I would even consider hitting.
I started the rebuilding of Birdland. We got a bunch of rain and I am motivated to make it all bigger and better.
The first set is way bigger and I am completely rebuilding the jumps into the first turn. The old take off is now the basis for the landing and I'm going to build these much bigger as well.
I dropped my brother-in-law and his girlfriend off at the Warped Tour on Friday. I came back hours later, just in time to see Pennywise. I sent James B. a text that said something like "Bro, are you here for the hymn?" (in reference to the Pennywise song "Bro hymn"). He immediately called me back, kind of freaking out, and asked "Where are you right now?" He was on vacation in Northern Michigan and was wearing a Pennywise tee shirt. He thought I was spying on him. ha ha.
If you happened to catch the AST Dew tour this weekend, you probably saw Mike Spinner's quadruple tailwhip. Absolutely ridiculous. He followed it up in his run with a 1080. Bike riding has progressed to an incredible level. And a lot of it is just gross.
Joe Johnson had this to say....
"What the Fuck!?!?!?!"