Jun 6, 2009

Bike & Destroy dvd inches towards completion.

A post last week on the Bike&Destroy news page suggests that the comically overdue Seattle scene video might be nearing completion. Is it possible? The trailer below was pretty mind-blowing four years ago, when locals Davey Watson and Mike Hoder still just faint blips on the national bmx media radar.

On the whole, I think the trailer itself has aged really well, filming-wise and editing-wise; some of the clips now qualify as filler, but most of the bangers are still impressive. And I'm thrilled by the chosen title--The Blurry Years--and the idea that this video might take a historic perspective. That's not really something that's been attempted with a bike video, that I can think of.

I, for one, would be happy to sit through Hoder and Watson's old throwaway clips, not to mention footage of underground legend Andrew Carpenter, who had already quit riding by the time anyone outside the Washington State knew his name.

Can't wait. But I will.


  1. Maybe I'm just old and dated, but none of that seems like filler to me... I heard Andrew Carpenter still rides a bit but has to take it easy because of a knee injury.

  2. Well, I do agree, Aaron, everything in there definitely "counts." I was just pointing out how you could tell the age of the trailer by the inclusion of, for example, a flat ground truckdriver, or a toothpick stall. But I'll change "aged pretty well" to "aged really well."

    Glad to hear Carpenter hasn't 100% quit. He sent me a message once that he "rides street bikes now," and his Youtube page is all crazy reckless motorcycle stuff.

  3. youaintno9:36 AM

    Erik. Ream. Still shredding hard.

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