Archive Of October 2007 - Colony BMX

Report from Greenville

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We finally made it to Greenville, NC yesterday. We are experiencing pro-town USA first hand & I gotta say it’s lives up to it’s name. We rode Jaycee park yesterday which was awesome to do. I only wish I wasn’t so tired from driving all day so I could’ve had a better ride.

Today we were lucky enough to check out Ryan Nyquist’s The Unit. This place rules, period. So many good lines & such a relaxed session. I was stoked to be there for sure. Liam even learnt flairs on the box jump take off. So good to see.

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Colin Mackay with THE key to The Unit.

Tonight as I write this I just lost at poker in Guettler’s personal poker room in his attic. Good times for sure.

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Tomorrow hopefully we get to ride Mirra’s warehouse which will be an experience.

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Trip update…

A couple days ago we rode the most amazing street any of us have ever experienced. The college in Athens, GA is totally amazing. Words cannot describe it. Liam & Mick totally killed it. Massive icepick grinds, 17 stair round rail psi rides to name a few. Even Richo & myself slid a bunch of rails. I haven’t any pics right now to post but there will be heaps to see in Ride BMX magazine & also in the web videos we will edit up from the trip. Stay tuned.

We were at the Baco Jam yesterday which was awesome to see as well. So much good riding & so much eye candy for all. The halloween party after was totally amazing. We gotta start doing halloween like that back home.

Tonight we start the drive to Greenville, NC & will be riding there for the next 3 days before heading to Woodward East. But not before the real halloween party on Wednesday night. Yeah yeah !!

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Crap photo I know but you get the idea.

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Random pics from our US trip so far

Here are a few random pics that Guettler took so far on our trip over here in the US. Ryan himself had to leave for a few days but will meet back up with us soon in Greenville, NC.

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Nick Richardson, Dave Freimuth, Toby Matthews, Ryan Guettler, myself, Mick Bayzand, Steven Woodward, Liam Fahy-Hampton, Matt King.

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The title says it all, Richo in full effect.

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Richo doing a flair in The Factory Skatepark in Newnan, GA.

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I finally got to ride one of these set-ups & loved it.

Today we had an amazing day exploring the street spots here in Athens, GA. Tomorrow we will go back & hit them all up. Should be an amazing day. We will then head back to Orlando for Baco Jam.

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A little late…

We are now in Athens, GA. Yesterday we rode the No Name Park in Greenville, SC for a session to hide from the rain. The day before that we rode The Factory Skatepark to get away from the rain. At The Factory we rode for like 8 hours which was pretty good to do so. I will post some pics once Guettler emails them to me.

Now its finally good weather, so we’re going to check out the concrete park here in Athens & then go ride some street. Should be fun. More pics & posts soon.

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Toast ‘N’ Visitors!

Whats up Internet! wowsers, we just got back fromn the annual T.O.A.S.T ( Too Old After Sixteen!) Jam in Wellington, it was it’s tenth year anniversary, so it was a bit of a doozy! Myself,  zombie mike, Lester from quietchaos and Sir Smokealot himself The Wazman all went down, we stopped in at my Bach on our way down, and chilled, did some quality reading, wazman found this picture of an ‘ASS’ that he wants to get tattooed on him, and zombie mike caught up on some ideas for his garden, we chilled in the hotpools hard as well, bye bye aches and pains! we arrived at toast jam on friday evening, thanks mike lips for letting us stay at your house!! Basically riders from around the country come together to hangout, do a bit of riding, quite a bit of eating, and a whole lot of partying! lookout for a full rundown and some pics in an upcoming issue of 20/20 bmx magazine sometime soon! Also attached is a pic of our drink of choice! ahaha, it has the word ‘RAD’ in it, friggin sweet shit!reading.jpgzombie-mike.jpgradler.jpgass.jpg

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Oh yeah, had a visitor the other day as well, Taj came to stay all the way from Austin, he came over to hangout, ride his road bike, chill at the beach and basically re-charge his batteries. I haven’t seen him in ages so it was really good to have him stay and catch up. thats all for now, peace homies!

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Arrived in Atlanta now.

We left Orlando today but not before dropping in to check out Chad DeGroot’s Mesh Skatepark & Pro shop. This place is amazing !! Definately one of the best parks we have ever seen & an amazing shop as well. Pitty it was too hot & we were on a time schedule to ride but we will be back on the weekend for Baco.

While we were there a UPS truck arrived & in the back was a Colony Sect frame box… it ended up being the prizes from Colony for Baco on the weekend. It was awesome to see a Colony box being delivered in the US. Stoked. Big thanks to Tip Plus for getting out the prizes so fast.

Tomorrow we will hit the streets of Atlanta & some parks as well. Looking forward to finally riding our bikes. Check back for more updates tomorrow.

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Ryan & Nick posing for my blurred photo at Mesh.

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Mick & Liam bling…

Mick & Liam bought themselves some blinging watches today at the mall. That how we roll. Yeah yeah !!

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Party time in Orlando

Last night was a huge night for all of us. So much random stuff happened, like this guy that pulled up beside us in his blinging car & showed off his Lamborgini style doors to us for no reason at the lights. Crazy.

We all felt it today that’s for sure. All good though & totally a really fun time. The finals for street were cool to see. The level of rding was amazing. We are expecting more party time tonight with the official Dew Tour after party.

Tomorrow we head to Atlanta & will actually start to do some riding !! We’re all looking forward to it as we haven’t ridden since leaving Australia 5 days ago.

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Chad DeGroot with his wife & moustache.

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Dew Tour in Orlando

Yesterday we went to the Dew Tour in Orlando & saw some crazy riding go down. It was cool to finally see one of these big comps in person. So many people there & so many friends from around the world. It’s always good to catch up with everyone & talk the shit.

Ryan had some bad luck in dirt though. We arrived just in time to see his first run & he killed it. Then for his second run he went for a double backie off the first set & ended up getting knocked out. He was OK though but unable to finish or ride in street later in the day. I was bummed for him but Ryan being the champ that he is smiled all the while. Ryan rules, period.

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A Month In The Life Of – DVD

… Is finally back from the duplicators !! It will be shipping to most countries next week. So check with your favourite BMX store in the coming weeks.

The actual roadtrip DVD is 39 mins plus a good little bonus section featuring much of the team. Including great little sections from Liam Fahy-Hampton, Mick Bayzand, Ryan Guettler, Matt King, Toby Matthews, Nick Richardson, Kenny Raggett & more.

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Made it to Orlando…finally.

After one of the worst travel ventures I have ever experienced, we finally made it Orlando. What could go wrong, did go wrong, from delayed or cancelled flights to messed up car rentals to messed up hotel bookings, we got it all.

We even experienced American food at it’s worst. We all made good use (or was that bad use?) of the airline food vouchers for our cancelled flights & made pigs of ourselves. Richo & Liam had double western cheese burgers & paid for it later that night. We all felt rather ill today & I swear to never eat that much or that bad again. Richo & Liam couldn’t help themselves & are right back into it. Brave kids.

Tomorrow we head to the Dew Tour to watch, which should be cool. We will hook up with Steve Woodward & Ryan Guettler tomorrow. Ryan qualified 1st in Dirt today with a history making 1080. Can’t wait to see the that in the finals in person.

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Richo Batman & piss stain Hampton

Yeah, we’re bringing our first night in the states with a bang here… $4.00 bottles of Jim Beam are quite the ticket. Bwrahahahaha.

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We finally made it… kinda.

Well we finally made it to the states but we’re not in Orlando yet. We had plenty of flight delays & now are spending the night in LA. We went for a walk from our hotel for about 5 mins & saw so much good stuff to ride right by our hotel. Pitty we’re all too jet lagged to ride but it was a good welcome sign to the states.

We dropped into a servo, oh I mean ‘gas station’ & picked up some 40’s, yeah! Cold chillen’ in the court yard of the hotel. We also saw a Dave Mirra poster in the servo… so bigtime, it’s awsome. Yo, Dan if you’re reading this… Schapel.

Tomorrow we head to Orlando to hang out at the last Dew Tour.

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Stompin’ the States

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Nick with his spending money for his first US trip.

For those out there old enough will know the tour of the states that occured in the late ’80’s with the name above. Colony will be Stompin’ The States later this week with our first team trip in the good ol’ US of A.

On the trip will be…

Ryan Guettler
Dave Freimuth
Nick Richardson
Liam Fahy-Hampton
Mick Bayzand
Steven Woodward
Matt King
Toby Matthews
and myself.

We will also have Ryan Fudger from Ride BMX magazine to cover the entire trip. So expect some good coverage from it all. We will also be filming the whole time.

Places we are going for the trip….

18th till 22nd October in Orlando to hang out & watch the final Dew Tour.
22nd & 23rd October in Atlanta.
24th October in Athens.
25th October in Tallahasee.
26th till 29th October for Baco Jam in Longwood, FL at Mesh Skatepark.
29th October till 2nd November in Greenville, NC.

Should be good times for sure. If you see us around, come & say g’day.

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Ryan will be showing us all the cool stuff to ride in Greenville.

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Can’t wait to experience my first ever Baco Jam.

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Bloody Oath Frame update

The highly anticipated Bloody Oath frame will be shipping next week. Depending where you live on this planet will depend on how soon it’s available in your country. Anything from 4 to 6 weeks. So place your orders with your local shop ASAP as these will go fast.

Nick signature ride comes in 21′ or 21.25′ top tube lengths. Like all Colony frames for 2008 it is a Full Post Heat Treated frame giving it incredible strength & an amazing weight of 4.29lbs.

Check out the products section for more details.

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Guettler heading to last Dew Tour

Ryan just sent me a quick email to say that he has been riding heaps at home on his backyard ramp & also digging down at Colin Mackay’s trails in Greenville. He is heading to the last Dew Tour this weekend in Orlando as well. He also would like everyone to know that his re-vamped website is up and running at ryanguettler.com so check it out now !! In the meantime enjoy these pics Ryan sent over.

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Report from France

Bruno Faucon has been busy in France it seems… winning local comps, getting video sections done, living the BMX lifestyle basically. Here are some cool pics I have been sent of him from the guys at Maniable Clothing Co. Enjoy !!

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Pic by Lothaire Hucki

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Pic by Lothaire Hucki

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2008 parts now shipping worldwide.

Yo… finally our long awaited 2008 parts line is shipping worldwide & is available in some countries now. France have received theirs now & other countries are soon to follow.

Check out these sneak peaks of some of our stuff available any day now with the great colours on offer. Get them while they last at a decent BMX shop near you.

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Official Stems now available in other colours plus the Pale Red.

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Check out our colours for the Transformer lever…

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The Transformer Trigger lever (in Pale Blue)

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Konka barends in the limited edition Purple.

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MVP Forks. Yes, that light & still lifetime warranty.

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Official Forks in our limited edition Metallic Purple.

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Ride UK article…

Check out the article Ride UK just did on my dealings with running Colony here.

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Pool Session…

James Steele sent me some cool pics of a pool him & John Heaton found & sessioned recently. Enjoy.

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Steve Woodward… welcome to the team.

For a while now I have been flowing Steve some Colony parts when ever he needed them. I finally got to meet him recently at Interbike & got along with rather well with him. Steve had told me he wasn’t happy with his current deal & would be stoked to rep for Colony.

So, Steve is now our newest team rider for Colony. Expect to see him around on a Bloody Oath frame & bars loaded with other fine Colony merchandise. Steve will also be on our first Colony team trip in the states in a week or two… more on that soon.

Welcome to the team Steve !!

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Got pads?

Christian ‘red dogg’ Noskoff couldn’t resist but to feel the power of Kenny’s knee pads a few days ago… looking the part for sure Christian !!

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Now in Sydney…

Yesterday we did the mad dash from Melbourne to Sydney & got in rather late to the Central Coast to Triplesix HQ We will hang here for a few days now before we go back to good old Brisbane.

Along the way we stopped at a cool submarine in Holbrook, NSW & stretched our legs. We snapped a few tourist pics & then went on our way.

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In Melbourne now

We arrived into Melbourne on Sunday & have been riding around checking out some cool spots the last few days. We checked out the famous Flemington Banks on Sunday which was great to finally ride. We then had a quick session at Kensington Spine after Liam & Mick showed us their street skills. Pretty impressive.

Today we went to Strictly BMX & checked out there new shop… very cool to see. We then went to Werribee & rode an awesome street style park… very fun indeed.

Tomorrow we going riding more & I will post more news when I get time…

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Bendigo Jam

Sorry it’s a few days late but on Saturday just gone we were all at the Bendigo Jam. It was a pretty wild time for sure. Some good riding went down & some wild times. Not much to write here but here are a couple pics from the jam.

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Checking in from the road.

We dropped into a small town called Warwick late yesterday & checked out the local park. Matt King had ridden it before for some demos & said it was really bad. So that just made us want to check it out even more! We wepleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as bad as first thought. Well, good enough to stretch our legs at anyway. Richo spotted some quarter that he wanted to flair & we laughed at him. Lately he has been flairing all kinds of weird ramps & the smaller the better. This one was his smallest. 4 feet & mellow & then right after he did a 3 feet quarter as well. It was pretty damn awesome. The locals were impressed & we then headed to the bottle shop for some roadies. Word.

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Excuse my poor photo expertise… Richo & a flair.

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On the road again…

Myself, Richo & Matt King are about to drive down to Bendigo for the jam down there this weekend then head down to Melbourne. Should be a fun trip for sure. We will also meet Liam Fahy-Hampton, Mick Bayzand, Kenny Raggett & Pete Radivo down there. Colony will be in the house. Yeah !!

I will post reports as we go…

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New Bikes Bonanza!!

shitheap1.jpgWell, seeing as Millar Posted Just after me there, I thought that I would post a pic of my new custom Blue frame as well. It’s a yet to be named Colony prototype, made out of high grade high strength Steel, custom mods, brakeless, Airless tyres for less weight, Custom seatpost height for sit down wheelies, Brakeless, of course!! Custom screw on extra extra lightweight frame standers, low air resistance peddles, extra high length gooseneck for turndowns and Leary’s!! Anyways, not too sure weather this Bad Boy wil go into production, gotta wait and see if BMX Plus will do a bike shootout on it first, heres hoping, bwahahaha!!! Mwwaarrffwwaarkkkaa!!

My new bike…

Today I arrived back from the states & put together a nice new MVP frame & MVP forks.

What is so special about this frame you ask? Well, I had Robert Lewis from, Lewis & Sons Purest Finishes, powder coat my new frame a nice Baby Blue. One of my favourite bikes of recent years was my old WTP Thrillseeker in Baby Blue with Silver forks & Black bars. I wanted to re-create that old bike in my new set up & I like how it turned out.

Contact Robert Lewis (as seen in Rebelyell BMX Magazine) on 07 3899 1277 for all your powder coating excellence needs. Robert specialises in old school restorations & new school creations.

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ahahahaha!!

So whats up homies, how are things!!?? Just thought that I would update with a few pics, Zombie Mike and I went for a lil bit of a ride last week, anyways, we got so parched that we had to go to starky’s (a local daytime wateringhole on the main street here in Auckland, Queen Street) Following that we needed a full feed so we went to Burgerfuel which was up the road, anyways, to cut a long story short, there was this guy there making blow up animals for kids out of balloons, we dared him to make a BMX out of balloons and as you can see in the pics, here’s his result!! bwahahaha!!

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I did some babysitting other week as well, my Nutbar niece and nephew, Caleb and Alyssa, here they are eating their dinner under the watchful eye of their uncle Haimona. ahaha!!

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Also, heres some shots from a few evenings thats been going down here in the 09, nothing but summery beaches with beers and shit, and Wazman and myself roasting the airtime in some afternoon sessions takin from video footy!! Bring on friggin summer here in NZ!!

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