Road Trips Archives - Page 7 of 8 - Colony BMX
Another beautiful day in LA, after watching Ryan destroying the trails and himself we spent 2 hours in heavy traffic heading back out to Riverside to ride with Jourdan at another really fun park, Peta was riding really well along with the others. Long days and nights here. Alex and Chris arrive tomorrow which will be cool.
We spent the day riding Jourdan‘s local park of Riverside then riding a few schools and spots around the area. Tom tried something ridiculous at this spot but wasn’t able to get it, hopefully we get back there.
After long flights we were all pretty jet lagged so we copped a couple hours sleep and then headed out to Ben Snowdens place to check it out. After watching the locals kill it we hit up a few local spots and onto the Vans park. It was a fun first day and we are about to head out to Jourdans area to meet up and hit some spots. Follow us on Instagram for constant updates @colonybmxbrand
Today Tom Stretton, Cooper Brownlee, Peta Shepherd & myself are off to the USA to ride. A few days later Chris Courtenay & Alex Hiam will be meeting us in Cali as well where we will ride around & stay with Ryan Guettler.
Then the week of June 3rd till June 9th, we will all travel to Woodward West along with Jourdan Barba, Bobbie Altiser, Paddy Gross & Brandon Van Dulken. We will be at Woodward West to ride with the campers & film for an edit or two. If you’re lucky enough to be staying at Woodward West that week (week 1 of camp), make sure you come up & say hi to us all.
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A few weeks back myself, Liam, Marnold and Brock headed over to China for the Asian X-Games. If you were following via the site you would know we had some crazy issues with missing bikes and Brock getting hurt but all in all it was a fun trip and this is the video we made from the days we spent riding after the comp was done. Thanks again to the locals for helping us out and make sure you grab the next 2020 mag that comes out for a full article about the trip.
After the crazy ride into the city we hooked up with the locals and trekked around town, they showed us some cool spots and we battle dcity traffic. It’s insane the amount of people that stop and watch you ride, even security and police take an interest. Thanks to the local crew for the help around.
It rained most the day but we went down and checked out the SMP park which to be honest is pretty average but amazing if you can kill a 12ft transition! After checking out the mega ramp finals we rode around town trying to film a few clips in between showers and the traffic. We rode a spot today where so many people gathered around whilst riding it, security wern’t 100% keen but we pushed it as long as we could.
We planned to hit some spots today but the weather had other ideas so we spent the afternoon checking out local markets in Shanghai and being entertained by the traffic and randomness that you see on the streets here. Local legend Kane Wang who runs CNBMX helped us out getting around and haggling the sellers for a deal. Fingers crossed the weather comes good tomorrow as Liam has the X-Games finals in the afternoon.
“Myself and Zac are down here in Sydney filming for the 2020 DVD and so far its been awesome! Finally conquered a ledge here I’ve wanted to get for a long time and Zac did some of the craziest shit I’ve ever seen down graffiti tunnel! So much fun. Can’t wait for tomorrow. Anyway if you say see us out come say g’day. I’m out of here for the party.”
Thanks to lost baggage we spent most of the day/evening waiting for our bikes to show up, 4 out of the 5 have now appeared. We did some walking around and it was an amazing experience just to watch how the traffic operates here, it’s so ridiculous! Hopefully tomorrow we have some more luck with the final bag so we can get moving on the clip game.
It’s been a long long day, we’ve been up for 23 hours and just got settled in after our first flight being delayed which made us miss our connecting international flight so we had to wait a couple of hours but Brock made it on the original flight. 12 hours later we made it to China but couldn’t find Brock until we realised he came in at a different terminal. The chaos didn’t end there though. They lost all our checked in baggage so we still don’t have our bikes! Hopefully they show up tomorrow!
Just down from the hotel some of the guys tried some weird looking street food straight off the plane.
We have a road trip planned for this week starting in Sydney.
Chris Courtenay, Peta Shepherd, Tom Stretton & myself will meet up with Ryan Guettler in Sydney on Wednesday then ride some of Sydney’s parks on offer. Thursday we will ride a bunch of parks on our way out to Bathurst for Newtons Nation on the weekend. Should be a good few days & the comp at Newtons should be really good as well. Reports from the road no doubt, so check back through out the week.
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So I spent the Easter long weekend up in Canberra filming Zac. Like I said in a previous post things were going well and overall we got some good stuff filmed. Zac took it hard on a hanger down a serious rail and I got taken out on a feeble on the last day but none the less the trip was super fun and we got a few clips. I did forget to bring the outside layer of my tent though but thanks to Zac and Amber we got a tarp setup going on and it worked out well! See you next time Canberra!
I am up in Canberra this weekend filming with Zac, things have been going pretty well, He has taken a few harsh falls but all is flowing along.
Mick and I are in Adelaide right now filming for some up and coming web videos. Dodging the rain was the challenge on the first day, hopefully we get some better weather the next few days.
Back in early December of last year, we spent five days in Adelaide, South Australia riding a bunch of spots along with a few parks with the locals and this is the end result.
This was all to promote the up coming Vans / Colony shoe collaboration collection being released worldwide, in March this year.
Filmed by: Clint Millar, Cooper Brownlee, Ryan Guettler, Mick Bayzand, Tom Stretton and Zac Miner.
Edited by Cooper Brownlee.
The weather has turned bad up here in Brisbane so we have been confined to undercover spots. Mick slinging over a pool table yesterday.
Mick and I spent yesterday driving to Canberra which is about a nine hour drive for us then met up with Zac and Jacko and hit up a few spots. Originally we planned to leave Canberra at 9pm to drive the three hours to Sydney to stay there the night but we ended up lighting this spot up so Mick could get a real nice clip, it may have taken an hour and a half but it was worth it! We arrived in Sydney about 2am, it was a long day.