The bird. Middle finger. Tall finger. 3rd digit. Flipping the bird. One of two in the pink. Most feel its offensive gesture. Made popular by punk and rappers. Many  forms, some half ass and some bold. From a girl I saw today in my review mirror was sideways. My reaction was to boil a bit but access the situation. Lady was trying to go faster and its a two lane road with about 25 cars in front of me. So there is no solution as she may have been boiling more than me. Dreams of slamming on the brakes but that never ends well. Simple brake taps irritated her even more. So my reaction was to use the ebrake as no brake lights come on. So it startled her and more birds were motioned and some harsh words I assume from reading her lips in my rear view mirror. Finally splits into 4 lanes and just assume she would have to pass so I speed up and she barely makes it and what did I see? Baby seat in the middle back with a baby in it. Lady has some problems and anger issues so as she was passing I gently gave her my bird and she flew away swerving into multiple lane changes. Oh what a rushed and stressed morning can do, but I thank her for a few reasons; I don’t know her and never hope to, she made me mad but I used it to write this and research origins and uses of the BIRD, and lastly feelings of anger never win and she made me stronger as a person from a simple interaction at 8am on a Monday. -Chad D Continue reading

1st day of school tradition going to the beach. Kinda parents holiday. Started this last year and why not keep the tradition going. Had time to read, check my phone, and shop on cruise control so why not. Reflecting on this last two weeks and summer and it was one hell of a good one. So good. Hope you would agree with me or if you don’t just keep it to yourself. AH HAHA. Missed a lot of school due to riding and traveling but did finish it with a bit o college. I am not in school but never not learning. Reading more than ever and applying to my daily. Never stop learning and never give up. Scroll down and enjoy. Pretty pumped on this post, packed and stacked with freshness on that Deco tip. Get on for the ride and see where it takes you. Have a good one all you bubs. -Chad D Continue reading

Who’s counting the weeks…its summer. Maybe you maybe me. Lets be true…its not you. Unless you waiting on new Deco goods to arrive. Soft goods in stock and more tees real soon. Pizza is the food of summer and why not. Eat it, ride it all, and be happy. Recap of the contests or jams you went to or plan on going for the next few months. And remember the good stuff. All of it. #decobmx @decobmx and scroll down for some serious entertainment. Ya bubs. -Chad D Continue reading

Was on a run this morning and heard a biker coming up quick behind me. As she passed she was trying to sing. Was horrible and raspy and not particularly attractive. But her look of enjoyment swerving around the bike path singing was pretty beautiful. She was in a zone and this is how people should be. Get in the zone. Zone into this post below and enjoy. -Chad D Continue reading

Hot AF. Have you said this yet? Well it was cold AF so now take it and get out and ride n enjoy. Even if its hot. Check out this week below and there is a variety from 20 years on the job to a podcast of so many stories and more. Featured vids also and an event coming up you should make it to…enjoy this week and weekend. -Chad D Continue reading

Hyped to drop this dope full length from Jona Jahchan, who put in work behind the lens and computer to put the Florida scene on…

?”We started this project to showcase some of Florida’s street spots as well as some of the up and coming riders from the area. There is this stigma that ‘Florida has no spots’ but that is because no one wants to put in the hours to find them, Florida is a super flat state surrounded by water so it definitely dampers the selection and quality of the spots. We spent the past year and a half driving throughout Florida, and parts of Georgia to get all the clips in this video.” –Jona

Riders include (order in appearance)
mike alewine: @chefbomike
jack O’Leary: @jack_oleary
Zach ozment: @zuri_ozment
jona jahchan: @jonajahchan
Jason deener: @jmedina86
Brad hill: @trapmoose
Caine thron :@cainedricklamar
jabe jones: @jabejones
lewis colascione: @lewiscolascione
kade boyden: @kadebydn
James Peterson: @rangerjames_
john Patterson: @_johnpatterson
Francisco jiminez: @frangoesham
Bjarki Hardarson : @bjarkihardarson

Real leather in natural and black just dropped…get em HERE.

WELCOME Sietse to DecoBMX “sietsevanberkelReally happy to announce that I’m part of the @decobmxteam! ? Big thanks to @chaddegrootand @hiroshi430 ? Stoked on the quality of the new ride, how it looks and feels! ? I’ll be riding the @tsutomukitayama Jackpot signature: Get luck on your side! ? Good things to come! @decobmx

Mat Olson and his show set up is coming along nice and booking now.

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InstaVids for this week:

Just jibbin ….. bump to drop in on a bench!?!?!? #bmx

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This week no story or rant. Just some FuForks care of Matt Coplon. France 5th with Lee. And some InstaVids for this week…medley for sure. #decobmx @decobmx and Tag us so we can see what is good in your hood. Holla n stay nice…all weekend. -Chad D Continue reading

My day consists of numerous tasks but always going to the Post Office to ship out boxes n packages. Get out of my car, sunny, warm, and almost to many to carry in one trip. But I force it and can do this. Set down the boxes to adjust weights n sizes. Pop up to talons doing a drive by or fly by trying to take me away or at least my head. Look up and see a mid size black n white bird (story would be better if it was a bald eagle or a sand crane) flying away. Instantly jump in my car and feel blood on a few of my fingers. Grab my hand sanitizer and doing a ghetto wash job. In shock that a bird would think I am tasty and may take me away as food. Have to ship my boxes just don’t want to be bleeding. Go inside and no one is there, weird. Ask the attendant if he wants to see something funny…rewind back the security cameras. When I told him a bird attacked me he had a shock look on his face. After the transaction I told him thanks and he said “watch out for birds”. This is like getting struck by lighting or catching a bullet in your teeth…doesn’t happen. But it did. Enjoy this week and weekend. And don’t look tasty to birds, or do it…but always have hand sanitizer to clean up with…-Chad D Continue reading