Author: Aaron Gates

Cult – Talk is Cheap: Review

This is a slight departure from Canadian content, but since I have the advantage of getting it first (by virtue of living a few hours across the border) I'll post a few things I liked about this video before it lands in Canada. Spots. I love the abundance of East Coast...

Thursday Thanksgiving Throwback
Thursday Thanksgiving Throwback

As I watched BMX videos instead of football in America today, I came across this edit of two successive weekend trips in 2010. The first weekend was spent in the Kootenays and the second in Seattle. Together they featured attempts at riding in the woods, camping in the middle of...

An Ode to Dave Osato
An Ode to Dave Osato
Let's talk about Dave Osato. If there ever was a guy who was ahead of his time, it was Osato. Dave came from a generation of ramp riders with front brakes and full pads, but his influence had much wider scope than that. I'd be willing to bet that most people don't even think about some of the ways he's pushed different aspects of riding, so I've scoured Youtube for some poorly compressed old footage and compiled a simple list.
Random Photo – James Van De Kamp

One time James stated that his goal in BMX is to ride as much like Chris Doyle as possible. That's pretty great, and James cranks a mean turndown. Also, how awesome are Kush trails?...

Karl Engstrom in 807 – Let’s Get Our War On
Karl Engstrom in 807 – Let’s Get Our War On

Around 2001 a guy named Jon Bot moved to Kelowna. He stayed for about six months, we went on a couple of trips and then he left for Australia. While he was in town, Jon showed us a video full of raw footage from Kenora, Ontario. The video included a...

Ladyhawk – No Can Do

Ladyhawk took four years off and after a few years of prolific side projects (SPORTS, Duffy and the Doubters, Baptists etc.) they pulled the band back together to quietly record this banger of an album. I'll spare you all the long windedness of a typical album review and just say...

Rick Nicholls by Kyle Faulk
Rick Nicholls by Kyle Faulk

The thing that really struck me about this video is that Princeton appears to have a street spot. Rick continues to dominate this small, fun looking park....

Embassy Montana Edit
Embassy Montana Edit

This edit concludes our series of posts from Montana. If you haven't seen the rest of the series, check it out here. The song is by Jon-Rae and the River, who no longer exist but were awesome....

Danny Cox
Danny Cox

Danny Cox is a Calgary legend. This video came up on BMXboard recently and it's too good not to share. I have no idea where this guy is today, but last I heard he was riding road bikes across continents. Ten years ago he was crankflipping, cranksliding and pushing the...