I've been waiting for this jam for weeks and yesterday was finally the day. All the legends of my youth congregating in one venue to get rad on their bikes. Really have no words to describe the day other than EPIC! Everyone was having a great time, the weather ended up being awesome, nobody got hurt, and fun was had by all. Can't wait till next year!
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I noticed a jaw dropping photo appear on Schmidt's Facebook wall yesterday afternoon, The Wayside Trails had been plowed. Needless to say, I was sick to my stomach, it always stings to see any Connecticut spot destroyed…especially when it comes unannounced and happens out of nowhere...even if I wasn't a local and don't live in Berlin.
An article was posted in The Berlin Citizen back in October after the police "randomly discovered the trails after a noise complaint". Give me a break! Wayside has been around for over a decade and countless riders have passed through those trails over the years, they didn't just randomly appear over night and the cops and town knew damn well they were there. A legacy of BMX was flushed down the tubes today thanks to the Town of Berlin. Looking back at that article Town Manager Denise McNair wanted the trails plowed due to liability, so I'm sure she's the one who we owe the heartfelt fuck you to!
Steve and I headed East to meet up with Tony Long and some of the Tables & Fables crew this morning. We met up at Tiverton and ride the cement park for a bit before heading to New Bedford and getting rad for the rest of the day. It's always fun crossing state lines and taking BMX day trips, especially to places you've never ridden. Thanks TL!