We know XXX from EVIL bikes, and he was willing to get us kitted with some $6G bikes for a nice price, but that was gonna set me back $10G or so and there's no fucking way that was gonna happen. Then A-man came to the rescue and "connected us" with a future W.W.D. who runs shit at Diamond Back. Dudes a former Pro BMXer from the East so I knew talking to him, he'd just point us in the right direction.
Next thing I know, I got 56 items out of my basement up for sale on E-Bay. Kids bmx race bikes, frames, my 25 year old race cruiser, Santa Cruz Heckler, used boots, used clothing, Nike SB Tiffanys, contest won snowboards, goggles, camera's...fuck you name it, I had it up for sale. We were determined to not spend a dime on this new found fun.
After 4 weeks of listing and re-listing and then shipping, we sold it all and ended up with almost $14G worth of rolling metal for a 1/3 of that price. Milo got a Diamond Back Scapegoat, I got a Diamond Back Mission Pro and the Gnar got his ass a tricked out Specialized Grom 24" with after market bouncy things that our new BMX friend is determined to upgrade even more.
We did a half a dozen times at the bike park at Stevens, and loved it. We've been going down to Greenlake and hitting the jumps there and then a week ago we went to Duthie bike park that was nothing but a smile maker.
Logics kid even got into the mix and convinced pops to seek out a rig for his ass. And thank God, cause even though I started racing BMX bikes at 14 years old and rode til I was in my 40's, my two kids are cleaning my clock at every aspect of ripping on a bike. The only thing I can do better than them is use the front brake and load the bikes in the truck. But having Frank along is incredible. He and I are evenly matched, even though he's new to this. We look at the drops and jumps and it's like being on the hill. "Johan, you man up and do that, I'll do it."
Anyway, you were right Matt. Guess that's why your still a pro.
Franks new name is the Shaft, as he rides in Catholic School uniform while the boys got kitted with some DaKine goods.
Eye-Fone shitty photos tell the story. Checking the drop before sending it.
Gnar of course guinnie pigged it.
Goal post thru the trees was pretty cool.
Gnar with a drop to step up.
Thanks E-Bay. Good to know your still good for something.