Since Darren Bouldin’s 17th Birthday he has been putting on bike jams. What started out as a small get together with some backyard ramps and just a handful of friends has grown over the years into becoming one of the biggest and most anticipated celebrations in North Carolina. With riders from all over the state and country coming to share in what is possibly the best birthday gift anyone could ever receive. This year Darren and some of the area locals really wanted to step it up from last year’s gathering and within a few weekends they built an entirely new hip line which everyone couldn’t stop talking about afterwards. You see the DB Gold Rush at GMG Trails was not just another Jam or birthday party, for most it was a family reunion and a chance to spend some quality time with the friends and people you care about. Darren has the kind of intoxicating personality that no matter who you are or where you’re from you are immediately drawn towards him. His positive outlook on life and uncanny ability to smile even when his chips are down is like a breathe of fresh air. He is easily one of the nicest and most genuine people I know and I’m grateful to call him friend. I just hope we get to have another 8 years of these in our future. Happy 25th Birthday D… – Todd Nichols
A few weeks back, our friend, Nick Steben, made a cross country move from Connecticut on the East coast all the way out to San Diego, California on the West coast just to mix things up a little bit for himself. Anyone who knows Nick, knows that he is always on the move and, in reality, this move probably isn’t that big of a surprise. Now that he’s avoiding the cold weather for a constant supply of 70’s and sunny weather, he has been busy taking advantage of the scene to spend as much time as possible as he can on his bike and shooting photos.
The other week, Ben Snowden through a jam in his backyard ramp paradise for everyone to come out and ride and have a good time. Nick was on hand for the day and ended up snapping a bunch of photos from the day for us to check out. We’ve got a brand new photogallery with 21 photos for you to take a peek at… Hit that link below to take it in!
It’s always good keeping up with people from all over the world. Our friend, Ruben Pedrosa, is always getting into something down in Portugal, and makes sure to bring his camera with him to document the riding that’s going on. The other day he hit us up with a few of his latest photos for us to check out! As expected, they turned out great and there was no way we couldn’t post these up on the site for you to enjoy. Check out our new photo gallery which has 11 of his latest photos featuring Diogo Santos, Afonso Pires, Ruben Henriques, Bruno Espanha, Sauro Agostinho Jason Batista and Jo„o “Rolo” Duarte by clicking the link below!
It’s always a good day when a sample of new photos pop up in the inbox, especially when it’s from Devon Denham. This time around he had a batch of photos featuring the likes of Grimaldo Duran, Dylan Stark, Mark Burnett, Cory Wiergowski, Nick Bullen and more for us to check out! As always, the photos are dialed and something you’re going to want to check out! Let’s get into this to see all 14 photos!
All photos and captions by Devon Denham
Dylan Stark – Uprail to Bar. This was a pretty simple shot. I just used two lights. One light to the right of me at the bottom of the steps and another to the left of me just behind the water puddle. I wasn’t sure how high Dylan would shoot out of the rail, but I knew I wanted him to have a clean backdrop in the sky. Luckily we got this photo first try. Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye and a Nikon D200.