Those hats, you know the ones…damn Santa hats on everyone. It is suppose to make people happy and spread the joy but it really just makes me want to pull them over peoples faces and slap them. Plus where I am its 87 degrees out and you don’t anything extra on your body. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for this season but those hats…just saying I do not want one and please do not sent any. This is almost like I am asking for one or calling you all out to mess with me. Damn it all. Maybe I should just stop writing. What I am really trying to say is Merry Xmas. I am going to leave you with a joke, keep in mind its a joke. Meant to laugh at. Here goes…why doesn’t Jesus eat M&M’s? Because they fall through the holes in his hands. With that said everyone be safe, eat candy if you can, if you can’t don’t do it…and enjoy your family and friends. Also there is a shit load of good shit below these words that is pretty cool if you ask me. -Chad D
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Driving into work today I am always on the lookout for a good snapchat…by the way check mine out CHADISRADASADAD. So what caught my eye was a fine girl on the back of a motorbike. You know what that pose looks like. What really caught my eye was she had a lung rocket, puffing strong. Then while going 45mph they handed off the rocket and this was very sweet and nice but to share a cig at 45mph on a motorcycle? Bad ass you are probably thinking and also your thinking these people are amazing people. The bad news is that I did not SNAP their stunt and skills but I did get a dude carrying a gallon of milk, overweight fella, in the rain with an umbrella ella ella ehhh. Milk, weight, rain, rain walk, rain dance. White milk man, that is something to walk to the store in the rain for. All of this has nothing to do with how F’n awesome this week was. Share this, spread the word, word up to big bird. Scroll down and enjoy and enjoy your weekend before the holiday season. And if you can and will send me your best Vape pen pics, love them. Also Tropican drinks are FREE.  -Chad D Continue reading

Really want to start with how the crew killed the instagram game this week and the instaVids  with the Madera crew in town throwing down so much NICE. This week was insane and you can witness it for yourself below. While I am writing this it came to my attention how there are so many good people out there supporting in their own way. Fresh on my mind is Adam LZ. Love him, hate him, hate his game, love his cars…he is a big talk of the media for a lot of reasons. He is killing it with his brand LZ and we see a surge in the youth and kids along with the #growBMX from Torque crew. It all adds up to greatness in the right direction to support and make some moves. I say this cause thanking AdamLZ and the rest of the donors including The Void, my mother in law, Grace n Rob, Andrew Baron,  my old friend with sunglass tans from fishing …Steve Boggie Brown, and a few anonymous are making this effort to Fix our local skatepark a success. Just excited this week from all of this and including a seriously good trip with Matt Coplon and Terry Adams around Louisiana. Support, love, enjoy…thank you all for taking a look at this. Proud to ride BMX and the future it holds. -Chad D Continue reading

Looks to be a little slow this week…not always a bad thing. Key points to this post are the amazing InstaVids this week along with the monthly recap video. Know we have softer Deco logo grips in black back in stock along with Silver pc pedals, seatpost clamps, and fully stocked with the pegs in both sizes. Is it cold, or do you just want to look cool? Winter beanies in stock check out store…enjoy your weekend. -Chad D
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Start and finish…this one is packed…get some. Read below, watch the vids…get excited…

Mannie Nogueira – Europe 2015

Here is a new edit filmed in different locations throughout Europe. I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to travel to these places and had an amazing time in Europe! Filming locations include..
Bilbao, Spain
Southampton, England
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Lisbon, Portugal
Vigo, Spain
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Halftime shows are my favorite kind of shows to do. It’s wild being in front of so many people on courts I’ve seen before on TV growing up. Cheerleaders are always good. We try to get photos with them every time. This time I had to settle for the team mascot. What’s a bear to do? -Mat Olson

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Go help out the Central Florda crew raise some money to improve Candyland Skatepark in Longwood Florida home of DecoBMX. Click the pic to see more.

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10 Year Anniversary Tour – Florida – December 2015
Ride with Deco’s Tom Villarreal, Josh Eilken, and the Madera crew.
Come celebrate 10 years of @maderabmx with the entire team. We will be cruising around Florida for 10 days and hope to run into and ride with YOU! Cool hangs, badass riding, and free stuff at every stop.
12/2: Tampa – @SPOTTAMPA – 7:30 BMX Session
12/6: Orlando – @MRBIKESNBOARDS – 12:00 Hangs and then neighborhood cruise
12/10: Jupiter – #abacoaskatepark – 6:00 BMX Session
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The line is complete!
@maderabmx Celestial @tomvillarreal full line of goodies are now available. 

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Here is a repeat from the previous post but please take a look and enjoy:

Here is the Bikes Over Baghdad videos part 1-4 as done by Chad DeGroot.

Bikes Over Baghdad Videos

“This is a 14 day trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East from Chad DeGroot snapchat (chadisradasadad) perspective with contributions from Rob Darden, Nate Wessel (made me do it), Catfish, Anthony Napolitan, Morgan Wade, and Drew Bezanson. You have been warned…this is a 4 part series with a lot of real talk, real situations, and uncut footage. Enjoy and share with others so you all can see what we saw on this unreal trip to a lot of undisclosed locations in the Middle East.”

“Bikes Over Baghdad trips have been going on since 2009 with more than 11 short trips planned. Only these last two in 2015 were mega trips lasting 14 days each. Entertainment is the main goal along with getting  the solders minds off where they are. Very appreciative, honest hand shakes, and looking you dead in the eyes with genuine joy for what we did during the shows. This is hard to express in words. Can only be truly felt by attending a show. Numerous times being choked up was the norm.  Thank you for the sacrifices and what you do for our freedom.”
“Close to 20,000 miles traveled in 15 days. Worth every mile for those smiles. Over 40k with our combined last two trips…Damn.”  -Chad DeGroot
Day 1 Feeling good but watched American Sniper on the plane. I do this to myself. Great movie, really touching, glad I saw it. On a flight to Amman Jordan which I had to look on a map to figure out where the hell this place is. Horribly bad vibe on this plane. No expressions. Pissed off looks. Kinda heated. Last drop of fireball then I’ll be on the dryer for awhile which my body needs.
Day 2 Still traveling to Kuwait. Ali al Salem seems to be our hub but no shows. We need a guide or security to even go one block as rules have changed and getting stricter. Long travel days and very little sleep.
Day 3 Getting on a c-130. Packed arm to arms. Damn this is loaded. Going to Iraq. Still no shows today. Took a Blackhawk still to another base where we are going to build and do a show tomorrow.
Day 4  Taji 1st show was awesome. T-wall set up and box jump. Last time there Nate and Ron drove a tank over the ramps and crushed them. Got on a Chinook and went southwest to a heated area within 5 miles of Isis controlled area. Blackhawk guide next to us shot off a flare and scared the shit out of us all. Sleeping cot style no blankets or pillows. Very small base that used to be Saddam controlled. He buried planes to hide from USA…genius.
Day 5 Camp Havoc. Woke up to bombs going off. They moved up our show a few hours earlier to get us out before some attacks. Everyone is riding so good even with a few bikes missing and a few with no clothes. Old Boeing hanger turned into a container city with permanent residence living there. Could not image being permanent.
Day 6 We didn’t  get out last night due to airplane maintenance. Our security solders were happy to change planes as the last time their plane started on fire. Did another show as we had nothing to do at Camp Havoc and it turned out to be one of our best. Solders showed up late so we kept riding and stacking clips. We get a tour of the base and witness a tank engaging in about 10 shells rocket fired to Isis between 18-25 miles away.  EOD shows us around and I drive a robot over Catfish. The amount of T-walls is insane but really big business in Iraq and Kuwait.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 1

Day 7 Sully embassy or Sully compound shows were awesome with huge turnout. Experienced my first sandstorm with our eyes filled with sand. Could have been worse but really scary regardless. We’re able to drink at a lil private bar in the cut. Think we all needed some chill style and story time around the fire.
Day 8 worked another show into today but rain made us go into some basketball area which was pretty sweet and the crowd was loosing their minds. Couple c130 flights with rain delays and we end up getting to Arifjan at 7am and we’re all zombies but with a free day we sleep and chill all day.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 2

Day 9 Free day in Kuwait so we bulk up on food, wifi zombies, and I ran around the track 8 laps. We end up getting the crew to meet and eat at chilis which is quit funny but not necessary since the DFAC is dialed. Tried to watch a movie but decided more wifi in tonight’s r&b night with smooth beats from the live DJ.
Day 10 Camp Buehring meet and greets for the day only 2 hour drive. This place is sitting on tons of oil and Kuwait is paying the USA to occupy this area so to loose their oil. It’s a staging base that with 9000 troops. Full flight line tour with details on the Apache helicopter and Chinook, letting us ride in and around then. Also One of our craziest shows so far.
Day 11 Full sleep…feels good but still need more. At Arifjan for two shows. We eat a lot and some of us eat a lot of yummies. Drive past a sea of Ramadan camps in the desert.
Day 12 Commercial airlines to Doha Qatar Al Udeid air base. Off day so we could get a tour of the base starting with the fire department. Used the poles to slide down, got fully dressed, and blasted the hose. Finally was to take a tour of the property where all the Patriot missiles  are ready for action…holy hell this was nuts.
Day 13 Night show so free day to ride around the base and bulk up on eats. They always have a sweet line up on food so a few of us might be bulking up a bit. EOD tour, meet and greets, and talking to the troops. Could have been our best show so far. Biggest crowd and so loud. Loud. Loud. We enjoyed a few drinks and story time with the troops while watching football.

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Day 14 Last show was awesome and everyone killed it. No holding back. We’re all packed and going to Souks in Downtown Doha to get food and shopping. Then airport for 17 hour flight. Great trip.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 4

Here is a THANK YOU and GO FOLLOW info:
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“Special thanks to the crew for allowing me to show flatland to round out our show to perform all aspects of freestyle bmx. Where my bike has brought me blows my mind and fills me with stories and good times. To travel the world is helping me be rich in knowledge and experience which brings smiles and laughter…how it should be. Thanks” -Chad D
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Here is the Bikes Over Baghdad videos part 1-4 as done by Chad DeGroot.

Bikes Over Baghdad Videos

 

“This is a 14 day trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East from Chad DeGroot snapchat (chadisradasadad) perspective with contributions from Rob Darden, Nate Wessel (made me do it), Catfish, Anthony Napolitan, Morgan Wade, and Drew Bezanson. You have been warned…this is a 4 part series with a lot of real talk, real situations, and uncut footage. Enjoy and share with others so you all can see what we saw on this unreal trip to a lot of undisclosed locations in the Middle East.”

“Bikes Over Baghdad trips have been going on since 2009 with more than 11 short trips planned. Only these last two in 2015 were mega trips lasting 14 days each. Entertainment is the main goal along with getting  the solders minds off where they are. Very appreciative, honest hand shakes, and looking you dead in the eyes with genuine joy for what we did during the shows. This is hard to express in words. Can only be truly felt by attending a show. Numerous times being choked up was the norm.  Thank you for the sacrifices and what you do for our freedom.”
“Close to 20,000 miles traveled in 15 days. Worth every mile for those smiles. Over 40k with our combined last two trips…Damn.”  -Chad DeGroot
Day 1 Feeling good but watched American Sniper on the plane. I do this to myself. Great movie, really touching, glad I saw it. On a flight to Amman Jordan which I had to look on a map to figure out where the hell this place is. Horribly bad vibe on this plane. No expressions. Pissed off looks. Kinda heated. Last drop of fireball then I’ll be on the dryer for awhile which my body needs.
Day 2 Still traveling to Kuwait. Ali al Salem seems to be our hub but no shows. We need a guide or security to even go one block as rules have changed and getting stricter. Long travel days and very little sleep.
Day 3 Getting on a c-130. Packed arm to arms. Damn this is loaded. Going to Iraq. Still no shows today. Took a Blackhawk still to another base where we are going to build and do a show tomorrow.
Day 4  Taji 1st show was awesome. T-wall set up and box jump. Last time there Nate and Ron drove a tank over the ramps and crushed them. Got on a Chinook and went southwest to a heated area within 5 miles of Isis controlled area. Blackhawk guide next to us shot off a flare and scared the shit out of us all. Sleeping cot style no blankets or pillows. Very small base that used to be Saddam controlled. He buried planes to hide from USA…genius.
Day 5 Camp Havoc. Woke up to bombs going off. They moved up our show a few hours earlier to get us out before some attacks. Everyone is riding so good even with a few bikes missing and a few with no clothes. Old Boeing hanger turned into a container city with permanent residence living there. Could not image being permanent.
Day 6 We didn’t  get out last night due to airplane maintenance. Our security solders were happy to change planes as the last time their plane started on fire. Did another show as we had nothing to do at Camp Havoc and it turned out to be one of our best. Solders showed up late so we kept riding and stacking clips. We get a tour of the base and witness a tank engaging in about 10 shells rocket fired to Isis between 18-25 miles away.  EOD shows us around and I drive a robot over Catfish. The amount of T-walls is insane but really big business in Iraq and Kuwait.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 1

Day 7 Sully embassy or Sully compound shows were awesome with huge turnout. Experienced my first sandstorm with our eyes filled with sand. Could have been worse but really scary regardless. We’re able to drink at a lil private bar in the cut. Think we all needed some chill style and story time around the fire.
Day 8 worked another show into today but rain made us go into some basketball area which was pretty sweet and the crowd was loosing their minds. Couple c130 flights with rain delays and we end up getting to Arifjan at 7am and we’re all zombies but with a free day we sleep and chill all day.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 2

Day 9 Free day in Kuwait so we bulk up on food, wifi zombies, and I ran around the track 8 laps. We end up getting the crew to meet and eat at chilis which is quit funny but not necessary since the DFAC is dialed. Tried to watch a movie but decided more wifi in tonight’s r&b night with smooth beats from the live DJ.
Day 10 Camp Buehring meet and greets for the day only 2 hour drive. This place is sitting on tons of oil and Kuwait is paying the USA to occupy this area so to loose their oil. It’s a staging base that with 9000 troops. Full flight line tour with details on the Apache helicopter and Chinook, letting us ride in and around then. Also One of our craziest shows so far.
Day 11 Full sleep…feels good but still need more. At Arifjan for two shows. We eat a lot and some of us eat a lot of yummies. Drive past a sea of Ramadan camps in the desert.
Day 12 Commercial airlines to Doha Qatar Al Udeid air base. Off day so we could get a tour of the base starting with the fire department. Used the poles to slide down, got fully dressed, and blasted the hose. Finally was to take a tour of the property where all the Patriot missiles  are ready for action…holy hell this was nuts.
Day 13 Night show so free day to ride around the base and bulk up on eats. They always have a sweet line up on food so a few of us might be bulking up a bit. EOD tour, meet and greets, and talking to the troops. Could have been our best show so far. Biggest crowd and so loud. Loud. Loud. We enjoyed a few drinks and story time with the troops while watching football.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 3

Day 14 Last show was awesome and everyone killed it. No holding back. We’re all packed and going to Souks in Downtown Doha to get food and shopping. Then airport for 17 hour flight. Great trip.

Bikes Over Baghdad part 4

Here is a THANK YOU and GO FOLLOW info:
@catfishvsthug @mykellarrin @anthonynapo @drewbezanson @chaddegroot @livewireconstruction @wesselbuilt  @texasmwade @mulligan4130 @zachschauf @christianschauf @armedforcesent @dkbicycles @texaspetesauces @torquebmx  #bikesoverbaghdad @darden4130 @bikesoverbaghdad #decobmx @decobmx #pbte @profile_racing #growbmx #bmx
“Special thanks to the crew for allowing me to show flatland to round out our show to perform all aspects of freestyle bmx. Where my bike has brought me blows my mind and fills me with stories and good times. To travel the world is helping me be rich in knowledge and experience which brings smiles and laughter…how it should be. Thanks” -Chad D
@catfishvsthug @mykellarrin @anthonynapo @drewbezanson @chaddegroot @livewireconstruction @wesselbuilt  @texasmwade @mulligan4130 @zachschauf @christianschauf @armedforcesent @dkbicycles @texaspetesauces @torquebmx  #bikesoverbaghdad @darden4130 @bikesoverbaghdad #bikesoverbaghdad @decobmx #decobmx @profile_racing #profileZcoaster #bmx
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Sorry for a late post, been in the middle east for two weeks…will be back on schedule and more normal plus the online store will be back up for Thanksgiving with the new hats and more. Please go onto Bikes Over Baghdad and check out all the Keith Mulligan pics and hit up the whole crews instagrams and more @bikesoverbaghdad cause its crazy as all hell over here and were not done yet…scroll down to see what is up with Mannie, Mat, Thomas…and more…thanks. -Chad D Continue reading

Flatark Japan. Coplon fakie fence ride. Chad DeGroot clips and webisode. Mat Olson fair shows riding vert. Thomas Noyer gallery. Tang Meng killing it.

Saw a Homeless bikes print advert in Ride magazine in the early 90s of James shepherd doing a fakie 50/50 on a sign post. I honestly couldn’t believe my eyes. 20+ years later, I finally gave one a go. Pic care of @thomas_sanders #bmx #flbmx #decobmx @decobmx #profileracing @profile_racing #etniesbmx @etniesbmx #f0lklorebrand @f0lklore #tampa #choosetampa #florida #ilovetampa -MATT COPLON @matt_coplon

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Check out THOMAS NOYER doing a switch from a little while ago but his timeless style is here. Thomas Noyer BMX? @thomasnoyer #decobmx Decobmx? #bmx #flatland #decofrance

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Check out Chad D’s instagram for this quick link or scroll down to see it in the InstaVids section for this week…here are some pics to go along with it:

“When I know shows are coming up I switch up part of my session to practice some show tricks which involve some spins or more flashy moves for the crowd. Next shows will be in undisclosed area of the Middle East in Southeast Asia with Bikes Over Baghdad. Follow me” -Chad DeGroot @chaddegroot @profile_racing @decobmx @torquebmx #flatland #bmx #decobmx #bmxisfun #profileZcoaster #growbmx

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Flatark…more pics below and also check out the instavids posted down below.

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Thomas Noyer in practice at Flatark all pics by Aaron Nardi. #decobmx Thomas Noyer BMX? @thomasnoyer #flatark #bmx @aaronnardi

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Robby Routley doing a hang nothing in an abandoned house…check him out and more pic here @routley925 @shoot2killbmx #decobmx

Robert Routley hang nothing abandoned house

 

Tang Meng from Flatark photo by @yuki_ishima2

Tang Meng by @yuki_ishima2

 

MAT OLSON mid flair during his run of shows @matuptobat

Mat Olson flair fair shows

Chad DeGroot 2 links and webisode Japan Flatark

Chad DeGroot attended Flatark but he could not leave without a few links at the famous Merikem park. One of the best spots in the world. Chad’s snapchat he filled this video with his story, so be ready for some wild nights and restless trip and journey all captured. Enjoy. #flatark is in the books and congrats to all the riders and specially @uchinoyohei for making @flatark_official one if the best for #flatland #bmx #decobmx

Came up on a pair of Genius 4pc bars USA made…this is the last pair and they are done…9″ rise and more info here…get them while they last http://decobmx.com/2009/06/4-piece-genius-bars/ 

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