Archive Of March 2014 - Colony BMX
Mike and Justin were out with us this week. Things started out good until Mike tried an insane gap out to short rail and took it hard, like real hard. His wrist is beat up and hasn’t been able to ride. Justin has been killing it on the ledge game which has been a treat to film and watch. Jack has been going hard on the rail game and we also filmed a plaza video with Zach from Vital so keep an eye out for that soon.
Winter is done in Canada now so you should be seeing a lot more of Brandon Van Dulken.
This Sunday from 3pm till 5pm, we’re having an in-store jam at East County BMX down in San Diego with a good selection of the team including Mike Brennan, Jourdan Barba, Jack Kelly, Justin Care, Bobbie Altiser, Alex Hiam, Chris Courtenay, Chris Bacramonte & Cooper Brownlee. All the guys from the East County BMX / Colony flow team will also be there on the day. Come along to meet & ride with some of the team guys. There will also be free food & drinks along with some giveaways on the day. Should be an awesome day.
Yo yo !!
Hey Guys !!! I’m currently on the 3rd week of The Wandering Trip!!!
I’m having a blast with all the dudes !! It’s pretty cool not living out of a house! We can ride a park and if we enjoy it enough, we will just park the RV and sleep over night and wake up and ride it again !! We have been doing all our washing at Laundry mats and signed up at the local gym to use showers! It’s pretty convenient that there’s a cafe right next to the gym with FREE wifi as well!!!
We have one last week in the RV, then most of us all fly home.
Follow my trip on @alexhiam on instagram!!!
This coming Sunday from 3pm till 5pm, we’re having an in-store jam at East County BMX down in San Diego with a good selection of the team including Alex Hiam, Chris Courtenay, Mike Brennan, Jourdan Barba, Jack Kelly, Justin Care, Chris Bacramonte & Cooper Brownlee. All the guys from the East County BMX / Colony flow team will also be there on the day. Come along to meet & ride with some of the team guys. There will also be free food & drinks along with some giveaways on the day. Should be an awesome day.
Yo yo !!
Brandon shot through this dope photo that James Van De Kamp took…
“Had an awesome week of sun over here and got a chance to get a bit of filming/photos in. Shot this turndown over the spine at Horseshoe Bay bowl. Always good times there!
Luke and a few of the Fox team hit up some parks around Melbourne for the weekend. Luke has some real dialled clips throughout.
Hey guys, I am currently in California road tripping in a RV!
We just finished roadtripping on the #thisisbmxtour in Ryan Guettlers RV from Cali to AZ & back ! Had a blast riding all the amazing parks! Even got to ride the worlds first street league park in Lake Havasu !! The place is unreal !!
Now the #thisisbmx tour is over myself, Chris Courtenay, Ryan Taylor & Harry main have rented our own RV for the wandering! It’s a balling 2015 that sleeps five ! We have no major plans just winging it and going where ever the sun takes us !! We have been sleeping in Walmart car parks and waking up less that 10m from Starbucks – I couldn’t be more happy with that!! Follow my trip for the next 3 weeks on my Instagram – @alexhiam
Mick Bayzand hit us up with a little update, read on below…
You may not of known but I broke my wrist a while ago, so I have been laying low of late working on some art projects to keep me sane. But I am back on the bike now and keen as ever. This year I plan on it being a very productive one and I am already working on a few different projects, so keep your eyes out and keep shredding.
Yo yo !!
Luke sent through a few photos that were taken at the Moomba comp in Melbourne last weekend, killin’ it. Follow Luke on Instagram @lukeparkerbmx
Marnold sent in a quick update…
Sup everyone, so couple weeks back was trying to film a run looped an ice grind and hurt my knee it sucks but hopefully after resting for a bit it should be back to good so keen to ride again!! In the mean time, been hangin with my dog Kobi a fair bit love this guy! Keep shreddin fools!
Yo yo !!
Miner shot through an update from Canberra…
Soooo, ACT Jam is just over a month away, if people don’t know about it check the video (below) from last year. It’s such a sick event, people are coming from all over AUS this year and it goes for three days with some of the best parks in Australia!
On other news I’m still whippin’ up this masterpiece in my backyard, I don’t wanna drop to many photos till it’s all done, but it’s got heaps of shit goinG on in it.. Just started the curve wall the other day, hoping it’s all done by time act jam rolls around. Anyways get to Canberra in April, so worth it!!!
Tom just shot over an update which made my day because we always talk about this photo and how it was the first time I saw him ride, I was blown away by all his cross footed moves. As Tom mentions, we are now good friends, travelled the world together and spent countless hours filming clips, all of which I hope continue to happen for years to come.
“Just found this old photo of me in an early FocalPoint magazine deep in my cupboard haha.
This was my first ever photo in a magazine. It’s pretty funny to think that Cooper Brownlee took this photo years before I even met him and now I get to call him a good friend and our team manager haha. Thanks for putting me in the magazine and not knowing my name, Coops haha.
Also the photo down the bottom is from out filming for an edit I’m working on. Been having a lot of fun. Thanks Kyle for the photo.
Now go ride your bike!!
Back in the day, way before Colony ever existed, Clint Millar had a few frames made under the name of Prody. This was back in 1993/1994 when it was pretty much impossible to get a frame that would not break in a few weeks. So him & another friend, Michael Canfield, enlisted the help of a local Brisbane based frame builder called G&J Cycles to make them the ideal frame. Hence the Prody Frame was born.
Built to withstand any punishment that could be thrown at them back then, they were robust. Till this day, not one ever cracked or broke. Only 4 frames were ever made so they were very limited.
Fast forward 20 or so years & we have here the all new Prody frame. It features that classic early ’90’s look but with all of today’s finer features like modern geometry, Mid BB & Integrated headset. These new frames are only about 200 grams heavier than our current frames now, not bad at all.
Both Clint Millar & Bobbie Altiser are amongst a select few riding these frames right now & so far feedback has been very favourable.
These limited frames will be made available come late April in the USA, Australia & the UK. They will be offered in Gloss Black, Chrome Plated & ED Red in sizes 19.0″ & 20.6″
Only 100 will be made & each will be numbered. Contact your favourite Colony Dealer now to pre-book yourself a piece of Australian BMX history.
Our New Zealand friend Liam Marshall visited Brisbane, Australia for weeks and Bevan Cowan was on hand to film a bunch of nice clips for us. Here is the video from his summer vacation.
We’ve got Ricky’s team page up, click here to read all about the young South Australian rider and Check the video below if you missed it last week when we posted it, you won’t be disappointed.
From everyone at Colony we would like to extend our love to Jourdan and Katherine for there recent news…
“I just recently got married with my lovely wife Katherine Barba we had a amazing wedding and reception with family and friends. It rained a little bit on our big day but everything worked out perfect and I wouldn’t have it any other way! We’re also expecting Twins so I’m really excited for that !”
We’re one of the few brands who still make forks with brake mounts these days, always have, always will.
To celebrate this fact we compiled a bunch of front brake clips from Clint, Polly & Bobbie. Some new, some older but all showing good use of the front brake. It’s something we feel very strongly about & will always offer within our product range. Forks with brake mounts are here to stay & we’re helping that one bike at a time. #colonybmxbrand #frontbrakebrethren