Ride BMX made their way over to the new Full Factory Distribution warehouse ramps for the first official session at the place. Check out this wild setup with riding from Gary Young, Kyle Hart, Albert Mercado, Grant Castelluzzo, Garrett Reeves, Tom Villarreal and more.
Nate Richter, Tom Villarreal, and Scott Ditchburn have a chill day with some friends, and Tom caps if off by launching off a handful of roofs. If you want a raw look at what it’s like to ride with these guys on any given day, this is your ticket.
All photos by Wesley McGrath
Josh Delcour – Josh is always so much fun to ride with, the whole time we were shooting this hazardous photo Josh had me laughing. Even though in the back of our heads we knew messing around with a gas meter probably isn’t the safest bet, but we came out alive!
The other weekend, Tom Villarreal and Chad DeGroot made their way up to Milwaukee to spend a day at Ray’s in Milwaukee. While they were there, Mike Hinkens and Grant Castelluzzo stopped by to hang out and get some riding time in. This is a quick video from Grant giving you a look at some of the riding that went down. Always good to see riding from these guys.
Head over to the Madera website to check out a fresh bike check with Tom Villarreal! She’s a little rough around the edges, but it’s one dialed ride that’ll help you get Lifted just right.
For this week’s column I wanted to work on a project with Florida transplant Tom Villarreal. I met Tom a few years back at a contest in Florida and got to ride with him and kick it with him while I was there. Skip ahead to now and we still link up to chill and ride when we can. I always like supporting riders that I think do things the right way and one of them is Tom. He is underrated in my opinion and definitely deserves some time in the spotlight. He has been putting in work and making moves in L.A. riding a bunch and trying to book commercial gigs. On the way down to meet up with Tom I was thinking about what direction I wanted to take with this week’s piece and to be honest, I was kind of struggling with a concept that I was going to be happy with. I went back and forth with a few ideas and then all of the sudden it hit me that I was actually creating the concept of the article without even writing it yet. Basically I decided to write TTL #57 about what it takes to keep up on a weekly column so if you have any interest in learning what goes into it, and the thought process that goes into every feature then this is for you.
Here’s the second video from the 1228 crew giving you more insight into what they’re all about. You can find some appearances from Tom Villarreal and Miles Rogoish in this! Seems like a rad project these guys have going on.
“Los Angeles city lights rise and fall at the doorsteps of the birth of a collective of young dreamers striving toward the fulfillment of a dream and settling for nothing less.
“What is 1228?”
Living breathing proof that nothing comes easy, but consistent positive thought, forward thinking and lifted living produces your wildest dreams.
The building itself personifies the perfect imagery for that.
Waking up every morning to the grittiness of the city alleys. To walk out to a stoop that holds more wisdom on a average Saturday night than you’ll probably find in a church on Sunday. 1228 is where the dream is planted and continually being harvested. It’s where the daily routine is to push the limits and keep life lifted and lived to the fullest. Where the grind isn’t a nine to five but a way of life.
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