Saturday, May 29, 2010

Hell Track II

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On Saturday May 15th, 2010 Hell Track II took place at Bickford school in Toronto, Ontario. Attended by hundreds, the race and other events were all a hit. Enjoy the MADNESS!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Two Days In Toronto

Two Days In Toronto from Skitch Clothing on Vimeo.

On May 16th our two good friends, Tom LaMarche and Torey Thornton came to Toronto for a couple days of riding.
Day one started out how most trips usually do, slow. We all gathered in Trinity Bellwoods Park in West Toronto and grabbed some rays in the warm Toronto sunshine. It had been a few months since I had seen either Tom or Torey so it was good to catch up on what they've been up to. As the crew gathered we made our way over to a pizza joint, then back to the house they were crashing at to grab their bikes.First off I have to say that LaMarche's new Scissor is awesome! I had a blast riding around on it and the tires were insanely huge. I've heard that this is still in a prototype version and more changes are coming but damn it was nice!

I won't bother with a play by play of what went down in terms of tricks, I'll let the video do the talking. What I will say though was that these guys produce clips fast. The day went by as a bit of a blur, so many spots, so many tricks and just good times with friends riding. Our friend Alex Cirka was behind the lens capturing a ton of stills that went down that day.

Day two got started extremely slowly as we all met at Skydome at 5pm. Even with the shorter time frame for riding Torey was going off. I've said it before and I'll say it again but Torey is my favorite rider in the world to watch, he is unbelievably creative on a bicycle and mixes tech and big stuff so well. Torey was hitting all kinds of things and seemed just stoked to be riding in a new city. LaMarche decided to lay low on Monday night after killing it the day before.
The trip was a huge success with some awesome clips being produced. Torey did the biggest stair ride I've ever seen on a fixed gear, Mosher feebled over water and LaMarche just destroyed everything he touched whether it was airs or grinds.A huge thank you to Torey and Tom for coming to town, I hope you guys come back again soon. I know we all had a blast. Also thank you to Alex Cirka for the photos. This photo was just too funny not to post. LaMarche, George, Blayne and I, cracking jokes all day.