“Last fall Adam Banton and myself went to Brazil to hang out at the Bike Expo trade show and visit some shops. We brought our bikes but did not have much time to ride. The one town we went to that had a really fun park was Londrina and there we only had about thirty minutes until we moved on. Here is a little video of those few minutes and some scenes from Brazil. Next time we go back we are spending a day here!” -Leigh Ramsdell
Kind of weird not seeing Eric Holley in this mix, but it’s still damn good. Check it!
“This is a compilation of the Eastern Bikes’ Am and Vet Team. We took the best clips from all the videos we released in 2011 that had these guys in it. Enjoy riding from Darren Bouldin, Duncan Gore, Cody Jennings, Phil Jones, Leigh Ramsdell and Zach Rogers.” – Eastern Bikes
Damn. This is too rad. 1997 is even like two years before I even got into BMX…
“In 1994 I decided to start a small clothing company. I called it Useless simply because I though it was funny and sometimes I would have people say to me that BMX was a useless skill to have. Funny how I was able to see a lot of the world with this useless skill. In 1997 Useless released it’s first video, on VHS. I edited this video on Props old Video Toaster up in Ithaca, New York with the guidance of Mike Tag and Steve Crandall. I love watching videos from this ear. Tricks were sketchy and the quality of the filming was sub par compared to today. Take my section in the video… I case half my bike on a 720, come off early on rails and use wood take offs on jumps. All this would be unacceptable now. But that is just evolution. I get stoked when ever I see this section simply because it brings back lots of memories of spots that are no longer here, people I barely see any more and how things have changed but the feeling of my bike is the same.” – Leigh Ramsdell
“Over the summer Eastern Bikes’ Adam Banton, Josh Perry and Leigh Ramsdell headed to Colorado to see what Duncan Gore had going on in his area. We ventured through Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Boulder, Parker and Denver hitting up parks and street spots. The weather was perfect and the locals were so awesome to hang out and ride with. Duncan was a great host. Get to Colorado for good times!
Music (in order):
No Joy: “You Girls Smoke Cigarettes?”
Adam Banton: “Good”
The Megaphonic Thrift: “Talks Like a Weed King”
myspace.com/megaphonicthrift” – EASTERN
“Wiz had a flip camera with him on our recent Eastern Bikes’ Poland/Germany trips. This is, pretty much just a behind the scenes/lifestyle video with very little riding. But you get to see the crew goofing off, sight-seeing and just having a great time.” – Eastern
“After the awesome Poland trip Eric Holley, Brian Wizmerski and Leigh Ramsdell headed to Germany and met up with Steven Homburg, Benjamin Kopp and Zakk Enghagen. This trip was a few days longer and packed full of street spots mixed in with some good parks. We even got to session
the Autobahn during a three hour traffic jam. Side note; I was stoked to get to use a song from Wiz’ band, The Tombstones.
“Woodward West invited Eastern Bikes up for a week of fun. Adam Banton, Kelly Bolton, Eric Holley and Leigh Ramsdell headed there and had a blast riding all the set-ups, meeting new people and enjoying everything camp had to offer. This video is from the week we were there and includes campers, visiting pros, staff and the Eastern team.
“Stay For Fun”
myspace.com/heatherduby” – Eastern