This past weekend I got invited to the 2nd Annual Team Safari Cycles BMX Reunion. This time it was combined with Team Eki. For those of you who don't know, there were five entities supporting the early days of BMX in Hawaii including McCully Bicycle, The Bike Shop and The Great Outdoors. Safari Cycles and Eki Cyclery are on that list. BMX was huge in Hawaii back in the late-70's and early-80's and these are just a handful of the people involved.
Now I never personally rode for any of these teams. In fact, all of my BMX racing was when I lived in Southern California. The closest I got to a sponsorship from any of these shops was a Profile sticker pack from Jimmy T. With that being said, it was an honor to be invited to hang out with these cats and swap stories. It's amazing the wealth of talent that came out of these islands and the hurt that some of these guys put on the mainland riders.
To think we went from this . . .
to this . . .
Imagine what will happen with Hawaii riding a National caliber track.
Riders ready, watch the lights!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
So this past Sunday I was lucky enough to meet some of the old school riders rode freestyle back in the day when it was just that freestyle having fun on bikes. They have been meeting at Waimalu courts across Dave's ice cream and Grace's every Sunday. So if you have the urge to bicycle boogie lube those rotors, grease that chain and head over there around 5ish. No bullshit just good times.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
So last week i help ryan over at Leilow for a web commercial for the new shirts they got and it made on some other blogs here are the links
Wish i had more time but came pretty out good for one night.
Big mahalo to Ryan and Leilow and the few places that had decent lighting
you can see the pics of the shirts at http://leilow.com/home.php