Monday

HAPPY HELLOWEEN!


Stick It to 'Em!

The huge (bumper) stickers are in, as well as the head tube sized star ones. Hit me up and get some!


Sunday

Trails Before the Snow

Today was nuts, plain and simple! We headed up to Sunset Ranch bright and early to get some runs in...anticipating possible snow this afternoon. We rode for 4 hours and it started to flurry a bit...so I jumped on my phone to check the weather. By that point Connectciut was all blue on the dopple and 2" had already fallen. We beat feet real quick and adventured home to the snowy tundra! Thanks to Chris for letting us come ride the trails so many times, especially when we're not locals and have put in very little dig/maintenance time at all. Looking forward to 2012 at Sunset Ranch!

Trails Photos: CLICK HERE



















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Thursday

Tagged Winter Caps

The "Tagged" Winter caps are in stock and available for online ordering...or hit me up in person! $8.00 to keep your head warm as the cold begins to bear down on us.

(Military Green not pictured)



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Wednesday

Quiet at Jays

Wow, what a difference a week makes! Jay's was infested last Tuesday and a ghost town last night. The guys got in some decent runs then spent the remainder of the evening tearing down the over vert extension and cleaning up the ramp. I have a feeling there are gonna be some rad ramp changes forthcoming...we'll see. The highlight of the night was surely one of Jay's employees hopping on his bike and carving the ramp. This guy was 63, smoking a cigarette, wearing a Members Only jacket, and in white flip flops and socks. Now that's coming original! Eat your heart out scenesters!!

Jay's Ramp Photos: CLICK HERE

Watch out Dew Tour...he's been training!












Monday

Tables and Fables in CT

Tony Long, the man behind Tables and Fables, made is way down with a huge crew yesterday. The guys rolled in 4 cars deep, we were totally surprised! We spent most of the day at the snake run then hit up the Wethersfield before dark. Def a good time when out of staters make their way down to check out our spots. Looking forward to their next trip down before the snow.

Sunday with T&F Photos: CLICK HERE

Tony Long text book table lesson at dusk

Saturday

CCNS Donut Derby

Continuing on my kick of attending various cycling events outside of the BMX world I hit up the CCNS Donut Derby this morning. Long story short...it's a 21 mile race - 7X a 3 mile loop - with one hell of a climb each lap. For every donut the riders eat during the race they get 2 minutes deducted from their overall time. Man, some people threw down! 12 donuts, 11 donuts....and no puking. Such a fun event!

Donut Derby Photos: CLICK HERE

Bill from Pedal Power giving it hell 1.25 miles and 1 donut in...

Thursday

Winter Caps

The winter caps will be available the first week of November. Get psyched on these, cause it's gonna get cold!


Wednesday

Jay's Ramp Mega Session

We've been riding Jay's private indoor mini for 10 years and the sessions have always been pretty low key. Last night broke the mold...10 riders showed up and the session was off the hook. More tricks went down in the first 20 minutes than have in the past 10 years! It was cool to see Brandon Begin and Stevie Churchill riding the ramp. Hell, those two were in preschool when Jay started building the ramp and he's 20 years their senior...old enough to be their dad! Looking forward to more sessions throughout the cold, dark season.

Jay's Ramp Photos: CLICK HERE



Monday

NYC Runnin'

New friends Derek and Scottish Steve made their way up from NYC to ride with Steve, Bry and I yesterday. First stop, the snake run. It rained for 2 straight days at the end of last week, and the leaves have been falling in mass amounts...there was no way I thought we'd be able to ride. To my surprise the run really wasn't that bad and 30 minutes of broom and rake action had the place pretty mint. It was a fun afternoon taking bomber runs, sessioning individual sections of the run, and chilling with friends. In the late afternoon we made our way down to the Guilford Skatepark. By then everyone was pretty tired, but we cruised for an hour or so and called it a day. Derek and Steve jumped on 95 to head back to NYC and we headed back North. Super fun day!

Check out Derek and Steve's work!

Snake Run/Guilford Photos: CLICK HERE




Saturday

Mansfield Cross

I switched it up a bit today. Instead of the typical weekend BMX action I headed out to Mansfield to check out a few guys I knew give it hell in the 9am Cat. 4 cyclocross race. After a slow start, my buddy Matt Lolli (Ghostship / Twin Six & Pedal Power employee) worked his way through the pack taking the lead with 1.5 laps to go, say 2ish miles. Matt, on a single speed no less, held off the 3 chasing competitors all the way to the line and earned himself an 11 second victory. Dave D., former CCNS teammate of mine, edged out another rider at the line to take 3rd. To my surprise, Chad Allen's dad Jeff was racing with the 4's and rode a hell of a race. He could easily be racing Masters, but he held his own with the youngin's. All in all a great day of cross action. Looking forward to the upcoming Silk City and Chesire Cross races!

Mansfield Cross Photos: CLICK HERE


Wednesday

Lunch Session: Deep River

Bry and I met up with Chris P. down at the Deep River Park yesterday at noon. The park was empty and the weather was perfect, an ideal session. Chris was getting rad with some pedal grinds and Bry was getting tech on the jersey barrier with fufs and pedal stall to 270's. I was analyzing the size of the park and I'm figuring it's about the same size as the allotted space for the East Haddam Park. With any luck, that park will be just as fun as Deep River!

Lunch Session Photos: CLICK HERE


Sunday

Newi/Plainville

I headed over to the Newington Park for a bit yesterday. It was just one kid and I and I was taking turns riding and hiding in the shade as it was hot as hell and bright and sunny there. I posted a photo to the TYRANT Facebook page and within 30 minutes 5 riders showed up. We ended up riding Newi, Plainville, and the Farmington Park. I had no intentions of even riding at all yesterday and it turned into a fun full day sesh. Thanks for coming out guys, good times for sure!

Newi/Plainville Photos: CLICK HERE

Matt Lucas bringing his track style to the pre fab ramps

Saturday

Gnarwich & Baltic

Bry and I met up with a few guys out at Norwich to get rad on a Friday. The park was empty and it was a super low key session. Seth Bernard pulled the longest ice pick grind I've ever seen in person and Bry was getting his bar spins dialed in. After GNARwich we hit up Baltic for a bit. Love that hip...that's all I gotta say. Fun session, chill locals, great way to pass a Friday!

Norwich/Baltic Photos: CLICK HERE


Thursday

The Hoods of Crompton

I stopped by the Cromwell Skatepark before dark last night to snap some photos of Ryan Staron and Jake Lineberry. Flairs, tailwhips, barspins....the usual high flying antics of those 2. The highlight of the night was def the doubles mini ramp runs including synchronized flairs. Madness!

Crompton Photos: CLICK HERE


Tuesday

R.I.P. Haven Skatepark

I received at text from Kat at Haven this morning letting me know the park is closing for good. I'm not gonna lie, a tear came to my eye! So many amazing sessions over the past several years, so many new friends made, and so much fun had. Thanks to the folks at Haven for the memories, the park will be greatly missed!

Stay tuned for details, apparently there will be a last horrah get together in the very near future to celebrate Haven. All the ramps, metal, etc. are now for sale if anybody has any interest in opening their own park or warehouse.

I created a collection of all my Haven photos: CLICK HERE


Monday

Saturday on the Farm

We were supposed to have a crew hitting up the Baltic Park contest on Saturday, but it got rained out. Thanks to Matty Still, we got an offer to ride the Team EAST warehouse. Steve, Ryan Staron, Chris Piascik, and I headed due North immediately. As always, riding those ramps was an awesome time. Thanks again to Matty and Stan!

Saturday on the Farm Photos: CLICK HERE

Chris P. getting his fastplant and GRRR face on!