It’s not every day that a set of trails get the opportunity to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Between trails being plowed or crews giving up to leave them abandoned and let all the hard work go to waste, trails life spans tend to be cut a lot shorter than most would expect. However, there are a few sets of trails that have stood the test of time all over the world and one of those are the Gypo Trails in the U.K. The Gypo Trails crew recently celebrated 20 years of good times and BMX at the place with a big jam where a ton of the locals and more turned out for the session. George Gissing pulled out his camera and snapped a few photos throughout the day for us to check out. We’ve posted them up in a new photogallery for you to check out. Hit the link below to see the photos!
Life is funny. One day you can be on top of the world, then out of no where you can have your life flipped upside down. Recently, our good friend and one of Canada’s finest BMX riders, Pascal Lafontaine, was diagnosed with a cancer called Ewing Sarcoma in his right foot. Due to the cancer, on June 10th they were forced to amputate his foot and part of his leg to keep the cancer from spreading.
As you can imagine, with something like this it is very sudden and unexpected and because of it, Pascal is being forced to re-learn how to do his whole life with the use of prosthetics. This has also forced him to put BMX on the back burner for the time being until he can get a prosthetic designed similar to Kurt Yaegar’s to get him back on his bike.
Despite being put in a shitty situation, Pascal is staying positive and working his ass off to get back to his life and riding.
Prior to finding out the news, Pascal had shot a ton of riding photos that would be his last before going through the emergency amputation surgery that you can check out by visiting the link below! We have also included a quick clip of Pascal doing his physical therapy to re-learn how to walk! We hope you can all send Pascal some positive vibes to help keep him motivated to get back on the bike, we sure are!
“Well the day has finally come for the re-launch of my portfolio site. This has been an incredibly rewarding process and something that I have been wanting to do for a few years now. I have been so busy working on project after project and keeping up with a variety of clients throughout the past few years that it left little time to actually sit down and focus on any of my personal work. I made the decision to invest my energy into putting together a variety of photos that showcase some of what I do and to put out a variety of new content.
All of the images are either brand new, never before seen, or have been re-edited and re-sized to work with the new format of the site. If you have been anywhere around me for the past 6 months you have probably heard me mention working on a new website and it feels surreal to be writing this at the moment. I couldn’t feel any more relieved and ready to be able to share this with the world. One of the things that I have been excited about is the new mobile version of my site. For years I have always wanted a better way to display my images to people looking at my site on their phone and it is finally here. Of course the site is best viewed full-size on a laptop (preferably a mac display) but to be honest, I couldn’t be happier about how the images look on smart phones.
This moment marks a point in my career that I won’t soon forget and it feels incredible to be starting on this new chapter with a body of work that I can proudly stand behind. Look out for regular updates as I will be constantly shooting, working on new galleries and letting the site evolve organically. I appreciate any and all feedback and will continue to put out as much original content as I can so be sure to check back regularly. Thank you to anyone along the way that has waited patiently to see so much of this new work finally come together. Thank you to everyone reading this, and thank you to anyone who has ever said they
enjoy my work.” – Jeremy Pavia
We’re always stoked when we have a bunch of new photos submitted. We’re especially psyched when Chris Marshall drops us a look at some of his latest work! Chris has been super busy working the east coast streets shooting photos and ended up with a handful of dialed new shots featuring the likes of Zack Gerber, Ryan Niranonta, Jeff With Glasses, Mikey “Smallfry” Almodovar, Vin Crispino, Geoff Meade, Jake Coulson, Ryan Wright, Steve Jones and Jeff Kocsis! Hit the the link below for the full photogallery!
Last weekend the LKXA Extreme Barcelona BMX contest went down over in Spain! There was a massive course that was designed to cater to park riders, street riders and the flatland guys. Our friend and photographer, Ruben Vigil, made his way to the contest and ended up catching some amazing photos of guys like Jason Phelan, Daniel Penafiel, Matthias Dandois, Viki Gomez, Jimmy Van Belle, Nil Soler, Inaki Mazza, Alessandro Barberro, Mati Laisgoty, Jonathan Comacho, Catfish and more! Check out all of the photos by hitting the link below!