Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Samson's Swamp Bowl

I haven't been traveling around riding bikes as much as I would like to lately. When the opportunity came up to go help Samson with his top secret D.I.Y spot, I immediately told all other plans and worries to fuck off for the day.

Samson's Swamp Bowl

After Samson found himself in a frightening but not serious car accident on Friday morning, he texted me to tell me that he wouldn't be going to work today and that we could work on his secret D.I.Y together. I knew his D.I.Y spot was super secret and I would have to listening to his direction carefully if I wanted to find it. He told me to take a road west out of Brisbane to meet at a post office. Once I had arrived at the post office, I noticed there to be no one around apart from an old lady wearing a babushka. The old lady slowly approached me and she handed me a key and didn't say anything at all. I was confused but after taking a look at the key I realised it opened one of the Post office box's that were directly behind me. P.O 420 was engraved into the key. I opened the box to find a brown paper bag full of weed and a letter that read; "Head north from the post office, walk lightly, go not stomp, You will find another clue that leads yo to my swamp". Lucky I packed my compass and headed north. After about a 40 minute trek on a very open rural road I came to a phone booth. I was about 5 steps from the booth when it began to ring. I answered, on the other end there was a man with a rather peculiar voice, he told me to meet him on the other side of the pineapple farm that the phone booth was in front of. I was about half way across the farm when I spotted a figure standing across from me. I couldn't make out any features of the person and then suddenly a bag was pulled over my head and blackness. I must of passed out or something, when I woke up, I was in the back of a vehicle, a van of some description that stank of pot. The van must have been doing some crazy off roading because I was getting thrown around. It finally came to a halt and I was ejected from the van onto the ground. The van then sped off leaving me in a cloud of dust. I pulled the bag off my head and when the dust cleared I was right in front of Samson's Sooby! He came stumbling out of the woods in full Hi-vis with a XXXX tallie in one hand and said "Hey jim, stop layin about and help me with some creetin". (short for concreting)

I was super excited to see what crazy shit Samson had done. D.I.Y's are something that really aren't done enough in my opinion and Samson has always talked about wanting to make one. I followed him along a little track in the bush and was greeted with the sight of a crazy looking concrete sculpture in the distance.

Sticking out like dogs-balls, the sight of this ramp was fuckin deadly to say the least.

As soon as I had a look around the spot and had seen what Samson had done I had a series of questions for him.

How did you find this spot? "I was looking for some where to grow weed".

Do you have any aero guard? "over there, it's broken though". (got fuckin eatin alive out there)

How long have you been working on the spot you recon? "About 50 hours?"

This is some crazy rock work! "Yeah, I was down here stoned as shit one night putting that together".

Samson has already put over 50 bags of 20kgs of concrete mix into this bad boy! It's a lot of hard work but its totally worth it!

Sunset from the D.I.Y is SCHMICK!

Excited to see how far this D.I.Y goes!

Have a good week!


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Not one single video!

Jimba's latest post about documenting the strange shit that we encounter on a weekly basis whilst out riding really got me thinking, I'm not a creator, I'm  consumer. I sit on Facebook or Instagram and I soak up all the photos, videos, comments and statuses that get thrown at me from every direction. Honestly most of it is either shit or so far removed from what I'm actually interested in that I really am wasting my time staring at little screens all day and all night. It is easy though. It's easy to just sit around, pop on a season of friends and mindlessly absorb the cultural junk that fills your brain and bogs down your very soul.

In an attempt to combat this onslaught of mind numbing garbage I went through and unfollowed a massive number of people on Instagram; no more companies trying to sell me the latest colour of sprocket or photo's of that dude I went to high school with chilling on his xbox playing Fifa. I couldn't go so far as to completely remove myself from the online world, there's just too much goodness out there that I haven't found yet. But I am set on becoming more inspired, more creative, more of a doer and less of a web surfing couch potato.

Really what this means for my contribution to the bone here is that I'll be posting less bmx video's that yáll have probably already seen and I will be writing some articles about stuff that I'm interested in or issues that affect my life and people around me. It really means that there will be more words about more interesting stuff and probably less bmx oriented content. I'd love to hear opinions on this though, maybe you dudes like checking out my top three bmx vids from the past couple weeks and you don't like the idea of reading a bunch of words about parties, art or music so let me know! I love when I get feedback from people on Facebook or from drunken goobers at parties no matter what you have to say.

In the mean time, enjoy the rest of the week and get ready for some very cool new stuff out of this here blog!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Unusual Encounters

It truly sucks not being able to find time to update the chronic bone blog. It can take a fair bit of time to put together an interesting post and it's proving to be harder to do when I've been so committed to my other projects. Anyway I put together a short lil post for people who frequent the bone to read...

When you spend the most part of your weekend out and about driving around hunting for new interesting things to ride, you are bound to run into some strange sites.

From checking behind every block of shops to walking in the bush for hours to find a hidden drain, sometimes you stumble on some interesting things. In recent conversations with people, I have come to understand that a lot of the interesting things that I see or people I meet when out and about riding are actually far more outlandish than I think. I forget that most people like to relax on the weekend, you know do some house work or go to the movies. Most people wont be finding a large bag of discarded hypodermic needles in the woods, or have a very scary old gypsy grandma offer them a snickers behind the bakery.

This new way of thinking has lead me to wonder what I have overlooked, and also wonder what other riders have bumped into while on adventures. I've decided it's worth my time to start documenting these odd run ins and here is my first image of a burn out commo.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Aw yeah?

It's nearly the end of the week and I am seriously looking forward to celebrating the upcoming long weekend. I actually get e-mail updates from a bunch of websites and companies with all their new edits so here's 3 edits that are awesome but I had to go find myself. (Step up your game BMX marketing.)

First up Dove Shit Kru have the weirdest name of any group of dudes that like to shred that I can think of. They also know how to make the most of any spot they find from the looks of it.

Lahsaan Kobza and mark Burnett are not two guys that my brain would ever put together for a split edit but somebody gone came up with that idea and it turned out real cool.

Finally Broc Raiford just dropped this new edit for Ride BMX and it is sweet. Broc is some kind of man child who sold his soul to the devil from the looks of it because he makes the shit in this edit look waayyy too easy. Fire emoji.

Goonboys2k16 here I come. Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pornhub approved!

There is a lot of bmx edits on pornhub. Alot. But where is the bmx porn? Someone call Sean Burns and get him onto it. Surfin for the ugly broads was the closest to bmx porn I've seen yet, and it was a badass dvd. If anyone wants to donate a copy hit me up!

Anyways, real bmx happened this week and the video that has me most stoked is from a guy called Pablo Senen. This is 100% cool fucking street bmx. It's not all jib wizard business and it's not all deadman bangers but it is all awesome. I'm always skeptical of anyone who rocks dreds but this dude takes the gnar and then shreds it.

Also this week I got deep into the latest Grimes album which really isn't that new but I'd never got around to checking out. I seriously enjoyed her 2012 album Visions, enough to buy the vinyl, so I had pretty high hopes for Art Angels as well. The album is fucking badass though it's an awesome blend of the trippy and melodic sound that you would expect but it's got more pop and dance overtones than older tracks. I expect that this album will end up with alot of radio play if it hasn't already. Grimes might be a sweaty eclectic fruitloop but her new album is polished to perfection and sounds like there might have been a bump in production value since her last record. It's well worth a listen.
Better yet check out the youtube video's. Her music video's are next level trippy shit and I personally love them. Here's my top 2 video clips but make sure to check out the whole album!

Have a good week dudes!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Photog Post.

Was really good to get out and shoot with the dudes this past weekend.
Had a bloody blast! Here are some snap shots!

Jerry turning up his angle dial.

Denby getting stuff done.

 Riding bikes with mates is so full of fun.

 The dudes being heavily hungover on Sunday started to get to work on backyard ramp builds.