Quicky is a new feature I’m going to try and start firing out here on the regular. It’s basically an interview, but straight to the point of “what are you up to” with no real extra non-bmx related questions that I’ll mix in with the regular interviews. I figured I’d start these off with the one and only Chad DeGroot. Anyone who knows Chad knows that he’s a definitely a little kooky, but awesome. He gets himself into some ridiculous situations and has some of the best stories ever. Chad also always has something going on. I figured it would be a good time to check in with him and see what’s new and try and light a fire under his ass to get another Baco contest going. Check out what he had to say…
Keith Terra was in town a few weeks ago doing a session at Casselberry trails and thought while he was here he would stop by my backyard and do a gallery.
“Having my pool drained almost every year since 2001 has brought many
different riders for a Florida winter session. It’s a waste to keep it
running in the winter cause the water seems to stay pretty cold and cloudy
cause all the leaves are constantly dropping. So with that and we live on
top if a hill, so the water table won’t send the whole pool out of the
ground. So we can leave it empty for most of the winter and get in some
Every year once it’s drained and dry it seems like the pool tranny is impossible. But then after a bit, new lines and tricks are still
happening. This year we painted it and added the launch ramp from the
Bargespin trip. It all flows well and those Sunday sessions are getting
better than ever. I would have never guessed the warlock gun shooting maniac Jason Levy would grace our session and throw down some moves and leave everyone laughing while he talks about his dreams, ideas, and way of life.
More sessions to come…”
Anyway, click HERE and check out the pics and what goes on in my backyard paradise. Also, Profile Racing did a little news thing on it as well with a Warlock pic, you ask who that is…click HERE and find out.
We sent Mat a little Flip cam to get some footage while he is traveling. Sometimes its easier to try things when a camera is on you. I really don’t think Mat cares either way, but the footage he did send was pretty amazing. He said he had a lot of footage, which he does. So this is some of the riding he has been up to. He was recently in Florida, so those edits will be out real soon. But for now, listen to some classic rock and let us know in the comments what you think…
For more info on QBP hit up their site, become a dealer if your not already, and get on that tip.
Check out what they are featuring and their all bmx site HERE
Kurt at BMXUnion.com was kind enough to shoot some amazing pics, so if you don’t like what you see below, hit his site up HERE and see what goes from his lense. Thanks Kurt for the real nice pics…
Dustin Grice and Glenn from QBP decided to take matters into their own hands for the long Minnesota winter and rent a warehouse space and built some shreddable ramps. Anyways, this is their bathroom. They killed a ton of hookers and animals in that sink and shot more than a few horror flicks. Jon Wells getting beat down with a rusty coat hanger while saving the last sip of his PBR.
Powerbar hat keeping all the heat in while the Minnesota winter tries to dip below 5 degrees and sent 13 inches of snow…
My shuttle guy left me here cause he got stuck. Super shuttle got super stuck.
Kevin Porter close up fart face.
So gully, send me an angel, nice stance…you need a hot dog in your beer.
Guess the surpise it out. Camo slim and Big seats, also silver embossed slim and Big seats coming soon.
The indoor winter get away. Session ready with foam pit and all.
Slept on this mans floor. He is a giant. He can eat a whole pizza in one bite. Thanks for the non-stop laughing. T-Pain and shit.
So much snow. Getting all black and white on that snow storm.
I want to be this for halloween.
Charlie will fight you and not even think twice.
The cops have three wheelers with rims. Upgrade? Taxes?
Coffee color out now.
Kurts site is sweet. Get the whole lowdown on everything here.
Since the Packers won the superbowl my head hasn’t felt the same. So that is my excuse for no recent posts. I’m sticking to that. So to start, I want to say Happy Valentines Day and I wish everyone gets the love or candy they want today. If you don’t, click on the link below and get excited from some hot girls riding bikes. They will give you everything you need for this day of Love. If that still doesn’t work, click on our Tumblr page (link below) and see what’s up.
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This weekend is Frostbike up in Minnesota. They get a lot of BMX support from this show. The pic below is one of my better mustaches which have been a little played out. If your gonna do it, do it right. Grow it filthy and get food stuck in it. Don’t be a pussy. Stop by and say HI if your going.
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Mat Olson news, he sent over this pic of his new camper. Guess he is living the life, or is he letting life live him?
This edit has some Mesh clips, RIP Mesh Skatepark. Also for those who haven’t seen me ride some flat, there is a clip. There you go. So with the Packers winning the Super Bowl 45, I figure I would give you some winners as well. I can’t sit on this edit any longer. Enjoy and holla my way.
Go Packers, holy shit they did it. My head still hurts. But not as bad as any Steelers fans, their heads will hurt for a whole year knowing they lost the big one to cheese heads. Good game…Big Money.
Mat is from Lake Havasu Arizona but bounces around Colorado enough to be called a local. He has blown out his front teeth more than a few times, but gets right back up and proceeds to kill it on a bike. I caught up with him a few times to get this done. Its pretty funny and you will learn something about Mat. End result is he is a part of the Colorado scene and lives the BMX life. Work for awhile, then travel and chill, but ride the whole time. I sent him a camera to get some filming done for web edits and he went out and made some porn. How can you hate a kid like that? He also has a true passion for the SKID. Anyways, here is his little interview. I am pretty sure he was drinking beer out of a straw when he answered a lot of these questions. We didn’t even get into the fact he swallowed a nail when he was younger. The pics to prove it are at the bottom…guess this is part 1?
Chad-what happened to the missing “T” on your first name? Did you sell it?
Mat-My mom Says she didnt want everyone to associate my name with a door mat thats why she left one of the T’s out… I told her to spell door mat and it turns out that i am just more special than all of the other matt’s out there
Chad-Its really nice of your mom to think of a door mat while naming you. Door mat is spelled with one “t” though, so I am not sure if she hides her drugs or her money under her door mat?
Mat-I am going to have to check, either way i am coming up!
Chad-Coming up? Shit, someone needs to pull the Mat our from under you
Mat- Maybe thats the reason people try to walk all over me.
Chad-tell everyone a secret you have that no one knows? It can be that you shot porn the other night.
Mat-Well to tell you the truth I shot porn for the third time the other night and only we know haha
Chad-That is sweet you have 3 chicks to shoot porn with. Good job.
Mat- In the words of a great philosopher ” Bmx is great but porn makes the world go around”
Chad-why BMX and not climbing mountains or being a logger?
Mat-Because you could get hurt moumtain climbing, and logging is too easy!
Chad-Have you ever logged a log?
Mat- I beat up a swamp logger, practically the same thing…
Chad-would you ever fight a broad?
Mat-I have and I will again.
Chad-Would you fight your mom to get that “t” back? Does your mom wear a t-back?
Mat- No I didnt like that T from the beginning. If you saw my mom in a t-back you might not want to start any static!
Chad-Send pics of your mom, and ask her to model the T-back. I’ll be the judge.
Chad-you don’t have a bank account yet you work all the time. Do you work for free like community service or do you just get special hj’s as payment?
Mat-I do the community a service and I work for family most the time so ya pretty much work for free. I do what I can wherever I am so I can eat but I tore my acl when I was younger, and I lived off of my credit card. Not being at work got me fired and my bills went to collections= No bank account!
Chad-So your running from the law?
Mat- No I am completely legal thats what cost so much. I just paid off my fines and payed a shit ton to get my license back after not having it for lik3 years I am just running from reality from time to time.
Chad-Stop running from reality, I saw the pic, your heal clickers are top notch
Chad-where do you hide your money?
Mat-I always hide my money under my middle console in my car. I am always in that thing
Chad-I thought that was a secret? Probably going to tell Troy McMurry to stop by and get your money.
Mat- Now thats what I call motivation to get a bank account!
Chad-what is the best thing you like about BMX? Worst?
Mat-My favorite thing about bmx is a nice clean tire skid.and I really hate crashing. I feel old
Chad-Clean tire skid? you are doing some hippie skids?
Mat- Ya.. High velocity downhill power skids. Ever done one? Its a rush!
Chad-I am twice your age and when I was half your age I had a tire sponsor and those things were shredded daily. I use to do one long ass skid till my tire blew, top that rookie.
Mat-We should contact GuineBook of World Records and attempt the longets skids in history. I know the perfect hill out here in Colorado.
Chad-your from Arizona but bounce around from Nevada and Colorado. Being true to Colorado have you ever shotgunned a coors in a hippie hot springs?
Mat- I have shotgunned a hippie at a coors hot springs does that count? I love Colorado.
Chad-It only counts If you have an 80’s hairy bush.
Mat- Fact! 87
Chad-if you had the choice to add 6 inches to your cock and give up your favorite trick or take away 6 inches and get one trick in return, what would those tricks be?
Mat-If I could gain another six inches on my cock at the cost of my favorite trick that trick would be heel clickers. If I had to choose a trick for losing six inches it would have to be flair double downside whips.
Chad-Do you really do heel clickers?
Mat- I have been known to pull out the dirt bike manuvers
Mat-No thank you! should i do shout outs?
Chad-Nope, but I guess you will anyway. Ohh ya, did you get those socks yet?
That is how much Deco. cares about the riders, we give them socks to make their feet happy. Just don’t tell anyone which brand they are…please.
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We are back up and trucking. Sorry ya’ll for the down time. It sucked, and its pretty much not over yet. Hackers can suck it. Thanks to Mr. Grub himself for all the help and crap that it took to get the site back rolling. Click on his tab on the right…BMX GRUB.
This is the first post back and there are a lot of events coming up, so check all the flyers and hit them up if your in their areas and support sum…
We decided to make a trip up to Gainseville to ride a new public skatepark and meet up with Matt Coplon to shoot an ad.
Most of the time if your in the area Jason Levy will sense there is BMX going on in town and find you. He has a weird gift to guess numbers, rub metal smooth, and is currently writing a science fiction novel.
DIG magazine decided to give Jason a full page in issue #79 that just came out.
Dolecki picked out some of the best quotes and interview questions for the mag, but this video is the Uncut version at almost 45 minutes long. If you don’t know Jason, get to know him. Sit down, crack a beer, pop some pills, smoke some drugs, and learn something about the only man in BMX to have ever tried a 180 roof to roof gap while shooting a gun.
Don’t forget to check out his 2nd place finish in Aspire video contest.
Ever had a really good ass cup of coffee? Chad has. Every day. Drinks it like water. To celebrate, why not make some components that resemble a fresh cup of joe with just the right amount of cream and sugar?
Here is Degroot’s new coffee color way available now!
-Classic Profile mini hubs in RHD only.
-Acoustic stems in 48mm.
-Spline drive sprockets in 25t.
www.profileracing.com for more info or ordering
(Photo of degroot nosewheelie on ledge)
Photo by James Covington.
Drink up. Cheers.