Florideah SwampFest, LOVE/HATE

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Happy Cinco de DecoBMX. No. Not even going to get into that rant but do have a great weekend and enjoy some festivities and eat good. Also eat up this 10 minute edit from Florideah SwampFest. Mat Olson going down hard but everyone killed it in here. Only good times for BMX. Scroll down to see my love and hate rant and pics by Stumpy himself. Also more vids as per monthly recap for April from out @decobmx instagram handle. Lot of events coming up so plan them and see you soon. Thanks Bruv’s…-Chad D

Check out all the videos InstaVid style here from April’s playas.

Welcome to the jungle. Swampy sessions in the flat state. MC portrait care of @chrisdeansphotography

@matuptobat getting inverted on a windy Texas day a couple weeks ago. ?by @bmx_sheridan

@matuptobat headed to #coloradical this summer to his the first week of camp in July @woodwardcopper check out their page and inquire about a week at camp! ?by @chipproulx

T-minus four weeks. @matt_coplon checking off the spot list for an upcoming year in review.

5 years ago today this happened. @matuptobat roasting one of his go to’s about 10′ or so above the lip. ?

LOVE/HATE
Permission is a beautiful thing and a confidence builder. This parking lot or the Church Lot is open arms on Saturdays. Trust me they want us to show up on Sunday but not on bikes and attend the indoor session. You know…church. So lets just say Saturdays are really sweet, quit, chill, relaxing, and just simply nice. It’s a very long flat surface so rolling tricks or really long rolling tricks are a must. Each parking lot has its own characteristics and style but also feel. The feel here is a love hate. I love long rolling tricks but the surface has hidden pits. And a seam. So the tricks I try are in certain areas.   This day I brought out Brian Stump as he shoots one hell of a photo but also wanted to check it out. Our small crew, most with gray hair, most over 40 years old, riding bmx bikes on a parking lot which took us 20 minutes to drive to get to. Most of these pics below I call warm up tricks. But then then HATE comes in. You have to realize I am 43 and still learning and improving and doing new stuff. Its why I ride. Today was no different but it was a trick my mind had a hard time figuring out. Try and tell your body what your mind thinks can work out. Here are pics of my warm up, my set up, my frustrations, my focus, and my drive. The trick I did pull…but not up to my satisfaction. my body is backwards so I am doing a hang 10 then I sit on my bars and go no footed. Backwards no footed hang 10. Goal is to roll this further and get it filmed. This is why I ride.
Thank you:
@brianstump @kipbmx @bobwalter223 the orlando scene, Florida winters, @decobmx #decobmx @profile_racing #profileracing @vansbmx66 #vansbmx @powerbar #powerbar #flatland #bmx @mrbikesnboards #mrbs #profileZcoaster
Thanks Brian Stump AKA “Stumpy” @brianstump for the pics. -Chad D @chaddegroot
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Trying to figure out how to roll backwards while sitting on the handlebars no footed.
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The crashes going backwards I got so tangled up and felt like a rag doll.
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Warm up pumping this…great feeling trick.
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My custom made radio blasting Pandora, water, powerbar, and a towel.
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The second you just stare at your bike and think should I continue and can this work?
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Here it is…
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Upcoming events:

Mr. B’s FLATLAND Jam Friday May 12th 4-10pm. This will not start till after 4pm. Food, Music (WuTang on vinyl), Prizes, Drinks, Keg. Riding out front of B’s.  Bring a chair and a pop up tent. Tell others…and thanks to our sponsors: @mrbikesnboards @profile_racing @vansbmx66 @decobmx @powerbar @kipbmx @flbmx and Jay Marley @marleydidit for the flyer. #decobmx #profileracing #vansbmx #flatland #bmx #mrbs #powerbar #flbmx #ribeyeinthesky 950 W. SR 434 Longwood, Florida 32750 407-790-4964

InstaVids for this week:

This is wild. Double doing it from @theweavbmx wild no handed hang 5. #decobmx #bmx #flatland

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This is so dialed. @tbonds69 Featuring @benchoden filmed by @jimmy_jams68 #decobmx #bmx

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Moment of ZEN:

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