I’ve always been a big fan of seeing winter as downtime, basically a reason to keep me really stoked to ride outside all spring, summer and fall. The best way to get through the long winter is to keep busy with other projects, whether it be hockey, snowboarding or riding indoors. During the good old Presence days, in the heart of winter, during likely one of my favorite winters, I decided to film a few different edits to have some what of a series drop as soon as spring hit. With an awesome group of friends and the amazing UAB indoor park, it was an amazing winter. You’ll notice some footage of a very young Dillon Lloyd, Another fun fact about this edit is that the taz edit was actually filmed in the first weeks of the Taz being opened.
K.Will came to Montreal for a week and proceeded to shred UAB. I’m pretty sure there’s only a few people out there who have ever done a disaster barspin to barspin out and Kevin did them as good as anyone out there. “What else do you want?”
Dillon in his early stages of Diller. Dewey and Greg killing it as usual
Filmed in the first 2 spring sessions of the year (as you can still see a bunch of snow on the ground). A lot of these clips are pretty chill, but is there anything better than riding outside after the long winter hibernation?
“Last weekend was a very important weekend in Toronto. Spotlights were out and the media was present to record the every move of whatever celebrities were in town. I mean there was some big names walking around the GTA! Now that I know I probably have your attention, and you think I’ll have the inside scoop on who’s dating who and what not, but no. I’m not talking about the Toronto Film Festival….. I’m talking about Expocycle. I mean the USA has Interbike, where a bunch of dudes get drunk and talk business in the middle of the desert. But in Canada we have Expocycle, where industry dudes talk business and get drunk. But I mean it’s in Montreal, right! Sorry bud, this year it was in Toronto. Sounds like a bunch of can’t handlers to me! Anyways lets cut to the chase, while Will Smith and Snoop Doggy Lion (whatever he calls himself) were roaming the streets being followed by swarms of paparazzi, I had my 27 shot disposable camera documenting what was to become Dillon Lloyd’s school of John Doe Heavy Hitting weekend!
Here are some of these snaps!”
Last weekend most of us who are involved with this site were busy with the Expocycle Tradeshow in Toronto, Canada’s bicycle industry tradeshow for brands, distributors, and shops. The tall drink of water that is Mike Fiz was on hand, along with United‘s Ian Morris and they made quick to rectify their differences in height. Check back soon for a photo feature from Mike capturing the madness that was last weekend.
This is probably the newest throwback edit we’ve ever posted up but our homie in Montreal, Mike Fiz had some rough luck this weekend and broke his arm so we’re sending him good vibes from across the country. Heal up soon buddy.
This is an awesome way to start the week, Mike Fiz’s Audio Pop Off is back!
Mike Fiz hooked up this dope article and this one of the infamous Montreal Big-O being relocated. It’s pretty amazing that $63,000 is being spent to relocate the legendary Canadian fullpipe/mini. A ton of respect goes to the Saputo family for respecting this spot and it’s history enough to keep it alive.
Here’s an edit I put together with footage I collected over the course of 2010. I did a lot of travelling and filmed for some other projects but this is all the footage I had that didn’t have a home, but I certainly wouldn’t consider it “scrap”.