Archive for August, 2009

Landed a 3rd cover of the Dans catalog!!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I landed a 3rd cover of the back 2 school Dans Comp catalog’s! That is 3 covers in less than 2 months. I am super stoked!

The collection of my Dan’s Covers!

Judge for Ground Tactics

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I will be a Judge for Ground Tactic’s online flatland contest! Read more about this contest on their website.

Morning ride with Joweeee

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

My riding buddy and long term friend Joweee came over this morning for a session on my back  yard spot. I have been pretty stoked on all the traffic my practice pad has been getting. Even more stoked that the sessions  have been amazing. 

Jowee busting a no handed wheel chair with his white chicken legs attached!  Thanks for rolling out Jowee! I had a blast! Oh yeah.. Nice shorts !

Incredible feeling

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Well..  The contest for this year are basically over. So today I went out for a different kind of session.  A progression session.  I will be the first to admit that spending all these years making sure my tricks are dialed for contest has sometimes put a damper on on the progression side of my riding. I would also like to say that I have really enjoyed the training it took to stay consistent in contest as well. Not too mention riding has just always felt better to me if I was able to pull all my tricks 90% of the time and not worry so much about learning this everything under the sun. Of-course that was my personal choice and its not for every rider.


Anyway… That is not what this story is about.. It is about the feeling I received from today’s riding session. Yesterday I went out with the intention of learning something new, fresh, & original. About 15 minutes into the session I found myself flat on back with a bruised knot on my arm the size of a tennis ball. I was very frustrated to say the least. I decided to cancel the session and wait until today to continue my mission of a new trick, switch, or whatever.


 Last night I was laying in bed around 11:30 thinking of a possible trick. The crazy part about this is, I was doing to same thing when I was 11 years old. Laying in bed dreaming of what tricks I could try when the sun came up. Last night I smile came to face for 2 reasons. The first reason is  because I realized how long flatland has consumed my life and how I am very proud of that. The second reason I smiled is because I thought of a trick that I might be able to do. The trick is not even worth mentioning because it was not some big original banger that was going to impress everyone. It was a simple trick that I somehow thought I would have the skill to do. It was actually kind of difficult to get to sleep. I wanted to try it!

It is sometimes more difficult for me to think of a new trick then to actually learn it. I guess doing the same contest combos all year long also puts a damper on my creative thinking.


So today I went out for the session and of course the first trick I attempted was the one that was on my mind. After about 10 tries it was mine. Not just mine because I am sure over a 1,000 people can do it. But you know what I mean. I learned it just from a thought in my head. It gave me the same feelings I had at age 13 when I learned a new position on my bike. Pedaling around in my backyard I started to think……. That was such an incredible feeling and even more incredible that I have had that feeling from flatland countless times over the course of 15 years! I hope I get that same feeling many more times to come. I am so thankful for this life and so thankful that I found something as special as flatland.



Up-coming Red Bull demos!

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Over the next 2 months I have a few Red Bull demos on my schedule. Most of the demos are on college campuses. I have listed below the dates & cites where you can find me performing. If any more pop up I will make sure to add them.

Normal, IL (August 16th-17)

Chicago,IL (August 23r-25th)

Atlanta, GA (28th-30th)

Madison, WI (September 2nd-3rd)

Dallas, TX (September 10th)

Columbus, Ohio (September 22nd-23rd)


Session with Scott O’brien!

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Today Scott O’brien came over for a little flatland session. It was his first practice session on my personal spot and it was a perfect time for him to leave his mark. I was super stoked!


Inside Karl cruiser is one of his favorites.

My long term friend and huge supporter of flatland “DA boss”


Voodoo Jam Results!

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Podium shot!

Crowd pleasing bunny whip!

Battle against hiro and me. I won!


Well..  Voodoo Jam is over and it was amazing! I am really stoked on how the event turned out! Thanks to everyone that helped me and Scott with the contest!  Also a huge thanks to my sponsor Raising Canes for supporting Voodoo Jam this year! I can honestly say it was one of the best contest in the world and I have attended many of them. The crowd was very large, the riding level was amazing, and the presentation of the finals was the best! I wound up getting 3rd place and getting a spot on the podium. I am stoked!

Here are the final top ten results: