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10 Aug Catching Up with Ryan Eles

Hamilton, Ontario (Photo Credit: Eisa Bakos)

I remember a while back I got a message from Eles that he wanted to get a video pieced together for one of his sponsors. Of course, I quickly agreed because working with Ryan is always a blast. We figured out a day that worked for both of us, and it was set. On a beautiful Saturday morning a couple of weeks later, Ryan shows up at my house bright and early, having just driven 3 hours from Sudbury to Barrie. He hops out of his rental car and we immediately start going through spot options. Without much of a warm-up, we start driving around to a variety of spots. Everything that we pulled up to, he had an idea for. I’d get the camera out and within 20 minutes he was rolling away from some crazy trick that should have taken hours. This process continued throughout the day until it was too dark for my crummy VX1 to record with reasonable quality.

I think he walked away with 6 or 7 amazing clips that Saturday. I was blown away. I remember being super impressed by his work ethic and his determination to make a video happen despite living so far away. I mean the guy literally paid to rent a car, drove 3 hours, filmed all day, and then drove 3 hours home. That kind of persistence and commitment is exactly why Ryan has become one of the best riders in Canada.

-Joel Fortin

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25 Mar #NE2021 Re-Launch: Meet the Team

The Northern Embassy first launched in 2010 as an online platform for Canadian BMX videos, photos, and editorial content. Since then, the website has gone through a variety of phases; there have been highs and lows. With some renewed enthusiasm and fresh ideas, we are hoping to bring back the site and make it better than ever. Welcome to the 2021 re-launch of the Northern Embassy.

To kick things off, we’d like to introduce the admin/contributor team consisting of Joel Fortin, Aaron Gates, Justin Schwanke, Ryan Eles, and Jeremy Deme. Dive in to learn more about the characters behind the site and their plans for showcasing Canadian BMX content from coast to coast.

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07 Nov Ryan Eles – Eclat

My dude Ryan Eles just dropped this heater that he’s been working on throughout the summer and it’s damn good. Sudbury has more to offer than just nickel and rough roads. The place is stacked with big rails, ledges, and crazy unique setups. Check it.

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17 Feb NE 2015 Photogallery by Zach St. Clair

Zach St Clair is a young Timmins/Markham/TO shredder who is known for his riding and as of late spot searching. Maybe a lesser known thing about Zach is that he’s also very talented behind the lens, wether it be filming or taking pictures. He was nice enough to put together this awesome 2015 photogallery for NE featuring some of his Ontario homies, check it.

 

  • Ryan eles with a crook 180 at a super sick spot in the city. Ryan slammed into the wall hard atleast 3 times halfcabbing out of this one.
  • Spencer with a toothhanger to 180 into traffic on a busy road in the east side.
  • Joel Fortin getting so much pop mid hard 180 bar. Jeremy Deme putting in work behind the lens as always.
  • Ryan Eles with a heavy nose bonk 180 on the bench and down the 2 block for the lens of Jeremy Deme on a cold day in Montreal.
  • DWOK member Jack leonard doing a stylish nollie 360 down this sick 2 block in Montreal.
  • Joel Fortin assuming the position to capture some biking for the Northern Embassy "Out Biking" mixtape filled with sick clips from a heavy selection of Joel's homies.
  • Garrett Kholer popping off this little wallride into a parking garage during a session this summer. Keep an eye on this kid, he learns new tricks everytime he rides and isn't slowing down.
  • Spencer Ryan learning new tricks at the spot with his first ever pegs to switch whip. Go watch his radio edit another time to see the footage.
  • Joel Fortin with another picture perfect example of how much pop he has.
  • Often behind the camera but not in this case. Jeremy Deme with a tight wallride. Presence Last Stand in the works as we speak.
  • Mandatory clip review after Ryan Eles pulled his line clean while probably listening to some thugger.
  • Ryan eles with a switch crook 180 crook indian at a key warmup spot in montreal on the OGCxMTL trip this october
  • Dylan Legget with a big 180 barspin to end a line, he has been quietly killing it in torontofor a minute. #skavageK (Photo by: Liam Regan)
  • Northern Embassy stickerslap on the docks.
  • Dylan Leggett with a scenic barspin in the fountains at dundas square.
  • Spencer with a pegs hard 180 bar on this dope out rail. Tyler Rizzi getting low for the angle.
  • Spencer with another banger. Ledge ride to nose bonk 360 into the road. Shout out to gold teeth.
  • Mad man Spencer Ryan getting gnarly with a gap to switch hanger going full speed, as always while filming for his Radio bikes edit.
  • Ryan with a switch pegs hard as seen in his Federal X OGCBMX edit. Ryan sessioned the rail with a few tricks then banged out the switch pegs hard second try.
  • Joel "working" on his tables and doing them super good at a fun tranny spot in toronto.
  • The Sus crew leader Mike Depetrillo sending a deece tailwhip after only straight jumping it once at a sick A-frame roof spot while we were out cruising this fall.
  • Brandon and I took a day trip to Barrie to film with the homie Joel Fortin. Webster on a switch hanger attempt moments before shoulder checking the pavement.
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15 Jan 2016 NE X JOYRIDE 150 Canadian Street Invitational – Recap Vid

Last Saturday January 9th, the first annual Joyride 150 X Northern Embassy Canadian Street Invitational was held.

The idea was simple, invite 10 amazing Canadian pros who live in the Ontario/Quebec area and watch them destroy the street room of Joyride 150. We although thought it could be awesome to host an Expert jam before the pros where each pro team would choose one expert.

The experts killed it and two were chosen: Cole Ramseyer and Austin Karker.

Team 1:
Mike Gray
Spencer Ryan
Justin Hughes
Dean Hartley
Gabe Truax

Team 2:
Dillon Lloyd (injured)
Brandon Webster
Greg Henry
Eli Taylor
Ryan Eles
Chijioke Okafo
Austin Karker

Both teams went off but team 1 would be named the champs. The overall vibe/atmosphere of the contest (if you even want to call it that) was amazing. Non competitive, just people stoked to be riding together and chilling together, which is the best. 2017’s will be bigger and better, start planning to come out to next years!

We can’t thank Joyride 150 enough for allowing this event to happen there. If not for Joyride’s expansion and creation of the street room years ago, many Ontario riders would suffer all winter having no real indoor spot to go to. Also thanks to Joyride for whipping up a new rail for the contest. Huge thanks to MC Prashant and Paul Hoerdt, filmers Chris Cadot, Joel Fortin and Mason Gray, all the riders who came out (especially Mike Gray/ Dilllon Lloyd for delaying their trips back to Cali for this event). Last but not least, a huge thanks to all of the sponsors: Haro, WTP, Vans, Eclat, Radio, The Boiler Room, Merritt, Fiend, Federal!

See you next year!!

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