Stay Warm!!!

I know I said I was only printing on American Apparel products, but I got an AMAZING DEAL on some 100% cotton long sleeve t's, which means you get an amazing deal on them!!! Corporate American is asking $22 and much more for a long sleeve, TYRANT's are $13.

TYRANT CREST LONG SLEEVE'S - $13 - Brown or Gray


M-Town Sunday Street

So Steve. A, Flatland Josh, Blachura, Bob German, and myself headed out for a late night street session in Middletown. The session started with Steve and I sessioning an old loveseat from my living room that broke and was dumpster bound. It was pretty amusing! It was great to see Josh out riding and linking some great tricks. As usual it was a really fun session and we rode all over town. Thanks to Steve A. for manning my digital camera and video camera for most of the night after he hurt his leg early on in the session. Check out the photos at TYRANT's Flickr.

The Sunday night crew. Where is Matt Lolli and Dean Whipple?

Steve A. with a nice Smith grind


Tons of riding this weekend!

So my 4 day Thanksgiving min-vacation was jam packed with riding. I made it down to the Clinton Skatepark twice to ride BMX, rode some street, and put in 132 miles on the road bike in the course of the 4 days. Yesterday I picked up "Tiny Tyrant" and took him riding for the day. We hit up the Newington Park for a while and then made our way to Clinton. As usual, Brandon was turning heads and going off on his bike. Arnwine and I felt like we were traveling with a rockstar he was getting so much attention!

"Tiny Tyrant" shredding Clinton


Random Stickage

OK, so I totally don't condone sticking TYRANT stickers on signs, peoples, cars and elsewhere, but...these are creative! Here are a few photos that random people from around the Northeast have sent me and I'm sharing them with you. Enjoy!

TYRANT is vegetarian, but well represented at a Thanksgiving dinner in Rhode Island.


5 hours at Clinton

So Arnwine and I headed to Clinton to shred yesterday and it ended up being a long, cold session. There was a lot of rad trickery going down, like Fakie Masta's crazy fakie spine tricks and what not. I was doing a lot of riding so I barely shot any film. Check back later today or tomorrow for some insane footage. I'm picking up Tiny Tyrant and he, Arnwine, and myself are going to hit up some street and park today. Until then enjoy Arnwine's burly fuf (yes, its a fuf! eventhough it looks like and abubaca)


"Metalli-Crest" Jackets

Here is the latest TYRANT item I've been screening. These are black American Apparel Track Jackets with a black metallic enhanced TYRANT Crest logo. Contact me via of via the TYRANT MySpace Pageto place an order for one.

"Metalli-Crest" Jackets - $35


Sunday Session at the Begin's

So Craig Samuels and I headed out to the Begin's to ride their mini-ramp this afernoon. We met up with "Tiny Tyrant" at his house and Ben Church came out to ride as well. It was a fun session as it always is at the Begin's. Brandon was blasting over his box jump and pulling some pretty big toboggan's and 360's. It was nice to ride with friends and enjoy the rather warm weather for this time of year. I shot a bunch of photos, check them out at TYRANT'S Photos.

Ben Church throwing his bars

Brandon"Tiny Tyrant" Begin boosting a toboggan


More exposure!

So Jason's photo of Aaron Tauscher's telephone pole tap made it onto too. Follow the link and check out the "Readers Photos: November 17, 2006" section. Congrats guys! SICK!

through these eyes

If any of you riders out there are into art check out my new blog through these eyes dedicated to my free thinking, open-minded, artsy side.



The NEW STICKERS are here and look great! Get some at Pedal Power Bike Shop, contact me via TYRANT's MySpace or e-mail me at TYRANT.

Wreaking Havoc Since 2002!


Shawn's New Flu

OK all you crazy, open-minded, artsy people like myself! Shawn Herbank has a killer new style of artwork available for purchase and I suggest you get one. These Bird Flu records are available through the link above. Contact Shawn or stop by Turnpike Tattoo and talk to him in person Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays. Support the original artwork and support Shawn....cause he supports the hell out of TYRANT!!!


...including stickers, a Limited Edition TYRANT print, a Holiday Card, and other random goodies throughout the year. E-mail me at TYRANT and I'll get you on the list.

Congrats to Jason and Aaron

So Jason Patrician submitted the photo he took of Aaron Tauscher's telephone pole slap to VeloNews' photo contest. The photo was taken at this years Pedal Power Stunt Show and it is now published at For those of you who don't know about Velo News, they mainly focus on road cycling, so its totally rad that they chose a BMX photo to publish on their site. SICK! For those of you who don't know Aaron, he is a total shredder and the most modest dude you will ever meet. As for Jason, he's an insane graphic designer and illustrator. Congrats to Jason and Aaron for getting some global exposure! Velo News is viewed worldwide!!!

Pedal Power!

OK, so there has been no insane riding to update you on in the past week, for that I apologize. What is pretty rad is that Pedal Power is totally beefing up their BMX section and a ton of new merchandise is in stock! Some of the cool new stuff to check out is the Felt BMX bikes, a ton of Fly Bikes products including the killer Rueben tires, and the Failure Grade 1 frame.

Stop by Pedal Power and check out the new stuff!


"Heartbeat" Session

So most of the guys who rode street the other night got together tonight to head up to "the Heartbeat" (Hartford) for a late night street session. As usual it was a good time and people were getting stuff done. Dave Blachura was back on his bike and killing it after 6 weeks off with a broken collar bone. Steve A. pulled a few solid wallrides and ended the night feebling down a 6 stair set. Lolli was spinning flatland tricks on his Deuce Deuce on the Bushnell Stage. It was nice to get a crew together and rip around the city hitting up the popular spots and being a little mischievous here and there.....Bob and Bryan! All in all it was a great session despite the chilly temps. Check out the photos at TYRANT's Photos and check out Ghostship Clothing (hoodies being worn by Matt and Steve in "Bushnell Stage photo)

The crew "hanging out" in Heaven in downtown Hartford

Stopping to pose on the Bushnell Park Stage

Dave Blachura is back on the bike!



So I headed out this morning at 7 am with temperatures in the upper 20's to put in 60 miles on the road bike. I headed out of Portland, up into Cobalt, East Haddam, Moodus, Colchester, Marlborough, East Hampton, and back home. It was a fun ride and a good workout. Let me tell you, if you dress properly it really isn't that bad out once you get going and your body warms up. I swear by the Pearl Izumi Barrier Jacket! With a base layer and a long sleeve jersey underneath it keeps you nice and cozy!...and we have them in stock at Pedal Power. No need to bore yourself to death indoors on the trainer when you could still be out on the roads!

28 degrees at 7am - 60 miles ahead of me


TYRANT on BMXonline again!

OK, so I got another photo on and I'm super psyched. This time its Don Pavelka throwing out the mother of all extended no-footed cans. Thanks to Don for going big, but seriously....when doesn't he!!! Check it out for yourself at under the "Readers Photos: November 3, 2006".

Don getting extended over the 4 foot spine!


New Stickers!

OK, so I've been slacking and haven't ordered new stickers in ages. Below are the 2 new TYRANT stickers that will be here in a few weeks. I have thousands of the headtube size "Love to Ride" ones coming and a few hundred of the large stickers....perfect for street signs, car bumpers, ramps, etc. A special thanks to Shawn Hebrank for the amazing heart illustration for the "Love to Ride" sticker and shirts (coming soon...I promise!) Show some love and check out Shawn's site.

"Love to Ride" - 2.75" x 2.13" (Headtube Size)

"Bigger is Better" - 8" x 2.75" (Bumper Sticker Size)


Starting November with a bang!

So I started the new month off by doing a ton of riding! I started the day at 4 am on the road bike in the rain with the lights running to guide my way. I put in 38 miles before I headed to the office for 8. It is so much fun getting out when nobody is on the roads. I was out for a few hours and I saw literally 6 cars....amazing! After putting in 9 hours at the office I headed out with a crew to do some night time street riding in Middletown. Arnwine, Lolli, Steve A., Pete F., The Todd, and I rode for a few hours hitting up several spots. It was like the old days as we sessioned Spear Park for an hour ripping grinds on the slick ledges. Steve A. rediscovered his feeble grind and looked like the Steve A. of 1999-2000ish....when he was killing it on a regular basis on the BMX bike. It was sick to see him super comfortable on his bike again and eyeing up some burly stuff! Lolli traded the BMX bike in for his track bike mid-session and was pulling out some wacky stuff and trying to learn even crazier things. As usual Arnwine was going off manualing for miles at a time. The Todd and Pete F. brought out their STPs and were fine tuning their manual skills and trying Lenosky style trickery. It was super fun to get a crew out to enjoy the unusually warm weather and ride hard. Sadly I think this will be one of the last warmer nights of 2006. Check out a few photos I took at TYRANT's Photos

Steve A. ripping some huge feebles like the old days at Spear

Arnwine's high speed gap to manual bonk