When you do shows you most likely have no idea what is going to happen till it happens. I have been doing demos for a lot of years, you name it and I have done it. Today was no exception. The info I had was it was at Disney Epcot and I was to be business casual. When I get there the indoor venue was amazing and air conditioned, its hot as hell in Florida right meow. So with no breakfast and 30 watching what I can do on a small stage for a few minutes. We go over the deal and the surprise, which is me. I am going to sit in the crowd, hopefully not talk to anyone so they don’t find out, and win a prize. The prize is a bike and I do tricks then jump off stage and go home. Sounds easy right? Well here is how it went. The meeting started over an hour late and my bit was 40 minutes into the meeting where I stand up and scream cause I won a car. By this time I almost fell asleep in my chair and I’m freezing. It was a weird scene, everyone in the meeting was eating popsicle’s and drinking pop. So getting up screaming and jumping up like a little girl did warm me up a bit but now there is 500 people staring at me. So I do a little dance on my bike, jump off stage, and go home. When I think of it, I jumped up and ran down the aisle screaming “I won”…like I really won.
Every show, every time, is so wild. This was for a seed company. They make seeds that grow some of the best plants for something or other. I didn’t ask and I didn’t look into that company. Just another day. Riders. -Chad D
A text came in a few days ago saying “Mat Olson won”. 2 grand later he was celebrating his dirt jump comp win at a Colorado bar/bike shop. First off I was excited for him cause he loves to ride and really could use some cash. He has lost his teeth plenty of times and really enjoys a beverage or two. Second off Mat is awesome, so hell ya Mat, congrats.
So after watching the video I saw some some steep take offs, some dirty landings, red pony tail, tailwhips, a very red ramp, mountain bike dude landing on his head, and Mat Olson winning. All of this and the BAR/BIKE shop put it on. Love that combo. -Chad d Continue reading
Chad DeGroot riding some spots in Gainesville, Daytona, Orlando FL area, and his backyard pool. Doing some front wheel boogie is what he does. Check out his color way, Coffee, what more do you need to know.
It has been almost 10 years since we have been emptying my pool and riding it in the Florida winters. Its still amazing, new shit has gone down every year, and so many thanks to everyone who has ridden it, stopped by with beer, or partied at the bottom. This night was no different. Keg, tons of food, and Hey Man laying face down with a handle of the cheapest whisky care of Brumlow. The costumes came out and everyone took it to the T-Pain app.
Last night I kissed it good by for the year, the hose is on and running full blast. With the rain the next few days it will be filled in no time and off to the season of swimming.
Thanks everyone who came out and a big hand shake to Dave for the paint job, that shameless Deco. logo is going places son. Another sesh in 2012, the year of the end of the world…get ready. -Chad
Matt Coplon had this to say about the Salad bowl jam, he throws some sweet events and this one is special cause you can feed your fat ass and make it bigger. Stay on top of that ass.
On April 9th, I’m organizing the “Salad bowl Jam” at the Skatepark of Tampa. The event will go down solely in the bowl, which, I would argue, is one of the best wooden bowls in the South.
Come out, shred the bowl (enjoy riding in Florida before it gets brutally hot) and possibly win some gift certificates from one of our many local restaurants/sponsors. -Matt
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 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…
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.
With how fast the internet moves and those work horse guys doing posts as fast as they can, here is my interbike post, really really late…That shit is funny since it just ended a few days ago. Old news.
The first two pics are pretty good, red carpet shot #1 holding those porn trading cards with Jesus lover and 13 foot high airs Coco…glad to get him to hold one. Pretty sure he didn’t know what it was. Somehow Brumlow and me interviewed the winners backstage and drank all their beer. A lot of people backstage were confused why and how we pulled it off. Big thanks to www.go211.com for the hookup. I posted most of the videos below, there are a few of Brumlow’s HERE getting Garrett to drink out of his cup, pretty funny. Also since Deco. didn’t have a real booth, we set up in the men’s room for a VitalBMX edit, check all the new stuff out in November. Continue reading