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June-oh!Β 
July 5, 2015, 6:42 am
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It wouldn’t be a normal couple of weeks without attempting to take something apart to fix or improve.

Last week was the car stereo install, this week was an oil change on the Harley! I am currently riding a ’97 Harley Sportster 1200XL, it has about 7,800K miles on it. My friends Matt Wally and Edgar came over and taught me how to do the oil change. I don’t have an actual garage, but a driveway with a plastic oil pan, a head lamp and a Bluetooth speaker with some tunes and a 6-pack for their troubles seemed to do the trick. The oil filter was strangely stuck on there but the ole “stab it with a screw driver and use that for more torque to loosen it” maneuver played out well upon a second go with a much larger screw driver ha!  

   
Sorry dad I know you’re probably like “?!?!!!” But no need to worry, we got the old filter off and the new one on with ease.  Filled her back up and she purrs!

  
iPhone clip in the parking lot before the ride home from work I shot to send my dad assuring him it’s running and sounding nice.  

Disregard the “883 sportster” on the gas tank, it’s actually a loaner gas tank and a fender I picked up from Bud’s motorcycles in time for a little video project with my friend Danielle Windhausen aka “Dani Lightningbolt” a few months back.  We showed up for a Harley Davidson casting call our friend a photographer and film assistant, Autumn Spadaro-Cali tipped us off about.  We ended up getting called back for it and getting to test ride some of the new line of Harley’s while modeling some new Harley gear.  Pretty cool experience,  we were NOT allowed to sneak any photos or anything (seriously, they even taped over our iPhone cameras front and back just to be ensure privacy that none of their new product designs leak out!)

The casting call instructions read that you ride your own Moto to the audition but my tank and fender were no longer in Austin;  I had shipped to ohio a few months ago for a friend to have fun painting, “Kona Joe,” whom I worked with at Rays MTB Park in Cleveland. You can see some of his work painting hot rods, helmets and even the Lowbrow Customs van if you follow @angeldustcyclepaint on Instagram. 

So in a midnight panic my friends helped me out and like Voltron a loaner gas tank, the fender from buds and custom sissy bar/BMX bike rack were installed. (Mind you it was seemingly straight out of a movie, a storm scene on a pirate ship; in the rain, in my driveway half under a tarp tied to the driveway fence, the roof rails of my car and the gutter of our house, rain and wind in full effect blowing the tarp and supplies just about everywhere). 

 
  I’m lucky to have some amazing, talented friends who helped me get her runnin!

  
The Filmer photographer from the Harley shoot was stoked on dani and I and decided to make a short film about us, Benedict Campbell has made some pretty amazing films before if you click his name you can see some of his work.

Here is a short teaser him and Autumn put together: Burrito and the Lightningbolt
  
Stay tuned for more news on the full length will drop but for now here are some rad photos he shot..(copyrighted do not steal!)

   
  

 These next few were shot by Autumn:
 

   


I’ve been hoping this update will make it to everyone before  I go too far over my data from the road….I just snagged some wifi, take care for now! 

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And the burrito earns another year on earth!
June 19, 2015, 5:39 am
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Yikes! It has been awhile since my last post but I feel like I have had so many great things  going on in my life lately that I have barely had time to post more than a few tidbits here and there on Instagram or Facebook.  I just remembered that I have this place to document it all and am making the time to start it up again.  Welcome back!

I am not sure really where to start so I’ll start with some photos and just caption it up from here. 

I met an amazing man, Ryan, who moved here from Baltimore with his band, the Hard Dads, with his best friend, Marv. There isn’t enough time in one day to enjoy everything here in Austin but they are usually jam packed with lots of fun, bikes, music, entertaining friends great food and other fun beyond our imagination..

(Example: when Aaron Ross invites you to go swimming, and this happens 

  

Marvelous Marv πŸ“· by Brittany aka @beecam

  

Ryan and I at his cousin’s wedding in Maryland

πŸ‘†πŸ» Ryan’s band..click the band name to peep their band site and hear the  “hard dads” and/or follow @harddads on Instagram 

In other exciting news!! This year the ESPN allowed me to invite five other girls to ride the park course in an effort to eventually earn our own girls BMX category of competition at the Xgames here in Austin. I have been advocating for a girls class for quite some time now and have been at Xgames in Los Angeles almost every year since 2004 with petitions and teaching clinics introducing BMX to young girls in the crowd. The Austin Chronicle did a nice write up on females at Xgames, and asked me a few questions about the event and where we stand so far.  I believe the link to the online version is here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/sports/2015-06-05/riding-while-female/

 The print version was out last week available everywhere in Austin:It was hard to choose only 5 girls with so many other talented female riders around the world. The girls who attended absolutely killed it and we had SO much fun, hopefully we are a few steps closer to riding for the crowd next year!! Thanks to all of the media friends who came to support and help cover our time on the course Devon Hutchins, Autumn Spadaro, Kim Woozy from Mahfia TV… Some shots stolen from social media:

 

    Here’s a little edit of the girls from Mahfia TV

I’m sure there will be more coverage surfacing soon, but in the meantime, summer is here and we are bracing ourselves for even more Texas heat!  Speaking of which here is my Segue way to yell, Sunblock!!!!! (Reminder, please wear it 😘) lets just say although we made it out in one piece we all came out a little bit on the crispy side.

After Xgames it was off to Denver, Colorado to help one of my best friends, Stacey Mulligan, and her mom,  get some wedding plans in order.   I am so excited for her and Eric they truly are a wonderful match, I like to refer to them often as the “extreme team.”

I also had the pleasure of attending hers and his dual bachelorette/bachelor bowling party extravaganza. An example of how awesome they are, en route to their party riding in a taxi, we saw a girl laying out cold in the road near her bicycle she crAshed on while her friend was running around yelling for help.  Eric is a firefighter and so is his best man randy and his wife Tracy, a nurse, they made the cab pull over and immediately went into rescue mode and helped stabilize the woman until she came to and the ambulance arrived. Scary, but awesome! The girl will be okay, thanks to their quick response, selfless awesome I am stoked to be a part of their team! And back in the cab we went!

The rest of the evening carried on with bowling, scavenger hunt, wheelies on police Mtb bikes, cigar bar and pizza…

  
   

champions, eric and stacey. I cannot hang with cigars ha


Then on barely any sleep straight off the plane I was supposed to go to work and then holy crap, what day is it again? Flag day? June 14th? Another birthday of mine had arrived! As soon as the plane landed I was already going to be late for work, at which point Ryan had invited me to go on a party boat with some rad local bands playing. So I made the call into work and did the irresponsible awesome decision to go on the party boat with Ryan and my roommate Brittany! From one wild night in Denver to a party boat on Lake Travis:

  
Three bands played: Major major major, the Hikes, and Chipper Jones ended up getting only one song in before the captain had to call it due to lightning and rain. 

“our first cruise” haha

 And as if that wasn’t an awesome impromptu birthday celebration, I ended up going to see the Sonics play at red 7 later that night!! Click to hear–> The SONICS ! Band from the 60’s Tacoma, WA still killing it!
And then I installed my first aftermarket car stereo thanks to some help YouTube  

 

And then I spent the next day riding bikes with friends, swimming at the Greenbelt before work.. 
And then my friend Joe Bob made Us his famous pot pie!

 

Hmm that’s kind of a lot for just a few days one breath update so.. Stay tuned!



Austin’s craziest final months of 2013 ha
January 2, 2014, 6:24 pm
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So yet again I have been too buried to post an update in awhile handling a ton of events, hosting out of towners all while working full time and managing to juggle baby showers holiday feasts and insurance claims ha!

Texas toast jam was a great time, the ramps were a LOT of fun! A ladies session went down 8am Saturday morning of, and we got to shred! Flavia Santos came in from Brazil and so did Heather Scully from PA, Jessica Ausec from CO, Natalie Noble from WA, Angie Marino came down as well but got her bike stolen the morning of our session :/ thankfully a day or two later after plastering the internet with photos to keep a lookout some out of town NW homies spotted it locked up and managed to get it back for her!
Here are some photos by Fat Tony of me and Dani:

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A few days later my badass little cousin Megan came to stay with us for a nice little 5 day vacation! Hailing from Orlando, FL we pedaled all over Austin, saw some sights, ate some delicious food and almost carved pumpkins haha (I ate a piece of butter pie or two and passed out in a food coma real fast, oops!! thanks Emily! Ha)

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After Megan came to visit there was the annual Halloween Jam at the 9th street dirt jumps, downtown Austin. Afro pat tagged up my motorcycle helmet with some stickers and his lady sewed up a cape for my costume as “Nina Knievel,” it’s almost January now and those stickers are still on my helmet ha! Here are some fun Halloween jam photos:

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Jake Tappan always has amazing bike costumes as well ha seeing a man ride a unicorn over the jumps will forever make me giggle.

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The dudes Scotty Mezcal and big Rob out together a nice little prize package for the gals who rode, including some bottles of wine and empire BMX goodies.

After Halloween barely one week later was Fun Fun Fun Fest! Matt Hoffman had his vert ramp
set up and Project Loop provided a really fun mini ramp, box jump to ride near one of the three stages with some of my favorite bands playing while we rode. Dead milkmen, Descendents, some reunion sets by black flag, Cro-mags, man I can barely remember everyone we saw but even Ice-T performed with his metal band called “Body Count” and then he did a set as Ice-T himself, the rapper ha! Icing on the cake was that we got to enjoy this weekend with my girl Stacey Mulligan and Eric! They drove down from Colorado to ride bikes, eat some good food and even get their twerk on during big Freedia’s set at FFF. I miss you already stace dog!

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My mom mailed me some leaves because I told her that I miss seeing the leaves change in NY. ❀ the note read, "I wasn't sure how else to get the autumn to you!" Thanks mom, you made my day!

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The following weekend was the US Grand Prix formula-1 car race here in Austin. Thanks to Brent at project loop for the tickets at turn 9 day 1 and to some of my Shakespeare’s customers from Boston for hooking me up with their extra ticket for the big race finals! This was a lot of fun, my ears were ringing for days these cars were so loud!

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Pauly C, Stoney and I rode out there on our motorcycles worked out better with parking and traffic.

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Then just before Thanksgiving, I had a bit of a car accident 😱. A man failed to slow down and rammed into the back of another car, pushing it into oncoming traffic (my direction) and into the rear side of my car pushing us across two lanes. The man who caused the wreck took off running while leaving behind an injured 7-month along pregnant girl and a 3 yr old in the smashed up car. Horrendous! Thankfully this real “piece of work” returned to the scene several times to retrieve items from the car and argue with fire and ems workers that they should stop what they are doing and pursue the “driver that ran off wearing a purple shirt!” Lucky for us, he was too much of a hot mess to realize we acknowledged that HE was wearing a purple shirt underneath his “disguising” jacket. Police arrived over an hour later but he was gone again. Thankfully the officer on the scene called us to give us some peace of mind a few hours later; on a separate disturbance call, when the officer arrived boom! There was purple shirt dude in the mix!
So now it’s a been over one month, several chiropractor visits and still no car. It’s in the shop still but thankfully in good hands! (Thanks Rene at oak hill auto!).
Poor Subaru :/

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In the meantime, something positive that came from this I was kind of forced to get the Suzuki 650 s40 boulevard on the road to get around besides bicycles. Finally got this thing inspected with plates and I got my official motorcycle license. Thanks to Tom Passero for helping me get it all legit and safe: Swapping the tires and bars and making me a replacement tail light/license plate bracket! And thanks to Stoney for the spark plug change I most def would have dropped the tank on the floor that was so tricky to get off haha! So excited she’s Rollin good! Oh and Thanks to YouTube I was able to successfully change the oil on my own, how rewarding!
How you transport loads of stuff when you don’t have a car, thanks “john prolly” for this photo of my adventure to Toms shop with new parts and tires

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Tom welding new tail light light/license plate bracket.. Thanks homie!

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We tried putting the new seat on, but my frame actually scoops more for a pan style seat then straight across like on a Harley.. Oops! No go on the seat! But the rest of the bike is looking and feeling so much more comfortable!

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I thought I posted this update while I was in the airport on my way home to NY for the holidays.. Oh boy ha! If you made it this far reading this, thank you. Thank you all for a wonderful 2013! Looking forward to 2014!



Surprises!!

Last week was a doozie! Full of not so awesome surprises like my car got broken into, my credit card # got hacked, I got a ticket for a new traffic law sign (I’m going to fight it!) and a stomach bug took me out for a whole night off work. Despite this storm cloud, I managed to get through it.

I had a surprise of my own to look forward to that would make this all seem not so bad..I flew home to NY surprise my mom early for her birthday!!
Austin, TX to Queens, NY isn’t exactly a weekend roundtrip in the car, and with my last few days “off” for the next month I figured this was the time! Thanks to a Southwest buddy pass, I flew home and “Mookie” my step dad and my “brother” aka “Biscuit” scooped me up from the airport. Mom was chillen at home working on some accounting homework and I just ran in like” hey mom!” I scared her she gasped at me like I was a ghost. I think I saw her eyes tear up with joy it almost made me cry too haha, it was intense! We proceeded to enjoy the rest of their Sunday Football ritual together cheering for the NY jets, DoH! They didnt win but we had a nice dinner out later, and it was exactly what I needed to put my bad week behind me.

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Mom and I have a great time just hanging sometimes..here’s a pic of us from the summer spent the day at the beach, Point Lookout, still one of my favs.

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The next day or two I got to hang with Biscuit for a bit, took him to the vet for an ear ache turned out to be a pretty bad infection so we got him all fixed up and also updated on his shots. Yikes $$$$!! But how can you put a price on this mug:

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Going home to visit for such a short time is so hard because you want to try to see everyone, all of your family and friends but it’s just SO nuts, everyone is spread out and on different schedules, it’s hard! And attempting to surprise mom, I didn’t call anyone really except for Mookie, and my dad and Dana. I got to visit dad, Dana made some homemade chili, and then I kidnapped Tami, my 14yr old sister to the mall. Ha! We had a good time as always and shared some good laughs, miss ya Tam!!

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This trip was definitely too short but much needed to help lift my spirits from last week. I had some time on my return travels in the airport to recap on some pretty awesome things I have done this summer, people I have met, so many great friends and the best family ever! It helped me to remember that no matter how hard it rains sometimes, my life and the people in it are amazing!!

I went through some of my phone pics from summer here to reaffirm the “amazing” part of my epiphany :
Got to see Iron Maiden with some of my girls Mo Malone, and Dani W at Circuit of the Americas..thanks ladies!
#bmxbabe #heavymetalparkinglot

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We got photo bombed by a security dude ha

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These pics make me smile and laugh, cannot forget these good times in Austin..

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“..Skeet skeet right now!” Ha

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It’s officially October and Texas Toast is around the corner! I volunteered the last few days help with whatever to move wood, sweep and paint before I have to be at work at night. It’s been taking it out of me doing both “jobs” but I love it!!
Dani and Lindsay framing out some ramps..

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Dani giving Monty a mouthful ha

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In the midst of my few days home now, some GOOD surprises came my way!
Homegirl Terry Seeberg shipped me a pair of “impossible to find” Fly Bikes Ruben Alcantara signature pedals in PINK!!! Doc had overheard me mention I was striking out on my internet search for a pair in pink and happened to have a pair laying around!! He gave them to terryburger to ship and OMG I freaking LOVE them!!! THANK you guys!!!

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In addition, one of the more badass bonus updates is that I got a box load of parts from Tree Bicycle Co!! I am all smiles and will post a for real photo of the whip when I get all of the new parts on. πŸ™‚ I am really excited about Tree because I have known these guys from ST.Louis area from as far back as my first summer at Woodward Camp in PA circa .2002. They have always been a supporter of the BMX ladies and any zines I have ever worked on. They are the kings of “rad!” Haha celebration photo of the package arriving:

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Way stoked!!!!!! Time to go shred!
Current soundtrack:

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::::air guitar!!::::



Edits upon edits! Plus my Dixie Tricks Weekend adventure

I am still catching up on blog posts here, for those of you who didn’t get to peep it, my edit for Freegun Underwear dropped as soon as we got back from the yeah trip!
Major thanks to Angie Marino and Darryl Tocco for major assistance with Final Cut Pro..ha, I finally graduated from iMovie woo!!

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I am real excited to have finally finished this edit, I started initially filming for it last November when my Aussie friends Leah and B-dogg were visiting, when I had a good street bail and I ended up tearing my PCL in my knee. This took me out for several months. But after some rehab, and good physical therapy I regained some confidence on the bike a this last trip got me pumped to get this done! Thanks again everyone who helped me film!! (Angie Marino, Lindsay Hale, Stoney!, Jamie Allender, and Danny Downey). Huge thanks goes out to Austin locals heavy jam style band, “Tia Carrera,” especially their drummer Erik Conn for the song recommendation, be sure to follow them on Facebook, maybe we will see them again this year at a Texas Toast after party?! Okay here’s my Freegun edit, share and enjoy!

http://bmx.transworld.net/1000179726/videos/nina-buitrago-freegun-bmx-video/

And now that you’re done watching that one…

I flew out to Frisco, CO about a week after the yeah trip, to help coach at Dixie Trix women’s dirt jumping weekend. It was combined with Plus Size BMX’s “Outlaws of Dirt” contest.
Here are some beautiful photos of from the weekend, the campsite view (a few hundred yards away from the jumps) and I hope thy convince everyone who sees them to come to next years event!

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We had some storms that rolled in on us but that didn’t stop my tent buddy Carley Young and I from smiling or entering the muddy downhill slalom and slopestyle events with the MTB gals. “It’s like cutting a pizza with my BMX tires all this mud, ha”

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Sometimes a full face helmet is what’s up!
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I also got to spend some quality time with legendary bad ass (LBA) Anita Joy Hodgin (left) and my bestie Stacey Mulligan (right).

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These gals, together again, on 20’s?! Amazing! In addition to seeing these lovelies I got to shred and instruct with all of my favorite MTB gals I haven’t seen since the good old days at Rays.. Holy wow, what a weekend! Made so many new friends too I can’t wait until next year! Thank you Tammy Donahugh and her dude Jimmy and all of the gals who came out for putting together such an amazing weekend! A Dixie tricks edit just dropped on The Vital BMX site here is the link:
http://m.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Dixie-Trix-2013,23060/970biking,307

Some parting shots from beautiful Colorado, gals and guys who love bicycles and dirt, don’t miss next years event at frisco!..

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Riding a ditch with Beecam and Danny one day while filming final clip or two for edit..

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This group of little kids came bombing down into the ditch and one of them did the best run of the evening, blindly pedaling full speed off where the ditch dropped down a few feet into the mossy stream of ditch water, kickstand down, he was soaked and skidded for several feet.. And lived to tell! Amazing entrance I will forever remember at this spot. Here is a photo for you to enjoy of his lil homie with a sweet mullet for the final parting shot..

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Yeah Trip update long overdue..
October 2, 2013, 5:51 pm
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“How was your trip?!” Wait which one? Ha I am lucky to have made a few this summer but “what’s up with the lack of blog updates?!” That seems to be the question lately! Sorry mom!

Phone problems, aka “I take too many photos-problem” resulting in a “storage almost full” message, which caused me not be able to update software or apps including the wordpress app that I use to update my blog from my phone πŸ˜– (Angie and Lindsay blame me for taking pics of our food on the road ha!) So I finally backed up some flicks and got the situation taken care of temporarily. Here it goes!

Summer only got better in August when I left the blazing heat of Austin to join the Yeah Zine trip kicking off at X-games in Los Angeles.
Angie said she was able to score one of the vans from S&M Bicycles/Fit Bike co. for us to do the trip in. As soon as I walked out I the curb at the Long beach airport I saw the van!!

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Haha oops! As it turns out legendary Filmer and Austin homie, Stew Johnson, borrowed the van and was there to pick up his lady who was on the same flight as me. Ha!! Whoops, wrong van, total “psyche out!!!”
Angie and Lindsay arrived shortly after and what an amazingly hilarious reunion laugh we all had as they pulled up in this more low profile space ship, this was going to be a blastπŸŽ‰

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Four days at X-Games with not so awesome credentials in the sun seems like ten days. Thankfully we had the pleasure of meeting and riding with Nikita Ducarozz aka “Nikita BMX girl,” 16 yrs young, has her own clothing company FDV Clothing, and is one of the hardest working young riders out there I know. Her team riders and mom and aunt drove down together to support her and volunteer at the event. We did demos in the blazing sun and gave lessons as part of GRO to any girls in the crowd who wanted to try BMX or skateboarding.

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We also had a visit from GoPro camera ambassador, BMX legend Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla during one of our demos. He caught this Toboggan I did during one of the demos, fun times!

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Nikita’s mom caught this other angle thanks!

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After a few hot days in a little white tent at X-games, my homie Jush Allen picked up Lindsay and I the last day and took us to his local trails, the OG!, Olive Grove! There was a jam going on and tons of people enjoying themselves and doing trains through all of the different lines. The locals were super welcoming and encouraging and got me
to give the line called “Cro-bar” a go. I had SO much fun and got way further than I thought I would ha. Shout out to new thunder buddy Jon Sanchez for getting me to keep going ha! Group photo by Lindsay (brakeless, not feelin it, but maybe next time! Thanks for shooting some pics!)

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Made some new friends, learned how they do things and helped patch a lip, added my “ladies touch” haha then went swimming and ate pizza. Thanks for rescuing us from downtown LA Xgames scene Jush!! Lots of bikes in a Cadillac ha!!

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Jush dropped us off and we got some rest then loaded the van and took off the next morning.

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If you are on Instagram, search hashtag #yeahzinetrip #yeahtrip and users @yeahzine @linzeehale @a_ngiemarie @nina_burrito for some more photos from the trip our new friends along the way tagged us in:

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Our ultimate plan was to drive up to Portland, Oregon and stop and visit other girl riders and fun spots along the way. What hospitality we had run into!
We stopped in Santa Cruz and camped on the beach. Our friend “jah Murph” showed us around, Murph rules!

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this spot was in Etnies grounded, in Ruben Alcantara’s part, he wall rode over the top of this full pipe:
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Buena Bowl:

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Davenport:

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Ran into our friends “Chunk” and Monica who just moved to Santa Cruz from Austin two weeks earlier!

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Then We stopped in Fresno aka FresnOOoo!! Thanks to the local shredder Chad Osburn for showing us around. He took us to some pools on the return part of the trip when we stopped there again but unfortunately they were busted up when we got there..RIP!

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the locals we met were some true characters, I got a few of them yelling “dammmm Gina!!” Whenever something sweet went down, haha made my night!

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So we continued north and pit stopped at Nikita’s house in Sonoma County which was SO beautiful, wine country!! Her family was SO amazing to us let us crash, fed us garden fresh fruits and veggies, let us ride their ramp do laundry and sent us off with a BBQ! Please send Nikita to Austin sometime so I can attempt to return the favor!

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Our compiled list of spots to stop at was amazing, thanks to Joe Rich for taking the time to fill us in and also note some
Good coffee shops along the way β˜•οΈ
Here are my notes from Joe I jotted down as he gave me the lowdown from I-5 as we pulled into Oregon:
” Ashland,*coffee noble coffee
Talent
Medford
Grants pass
Myrtle creek (joes favorite if t1 were a bowl)
River swimming by millsite park
Good place to park and camp!
Break off take old 99 towards Winston fun little skatepark (before roseburg)
Just north of Rosenberg take 138w to coast hit reedsport skatepark (one where Morgan did double loop!)
From there keep going north..
Florence (one with the doorways to carve over)
Waldport funniest bowl with Berms head north to
Newport
East a few miles is Toledo
Siletz park
Lincoln City (no bikes but at least stop and look, it will piss you off but seriously a work of art)
Has a downhill snakerun thing
*theres s coffee spot looks like little white shack serves stump town coffee
Then if keep going north towards the coast on 101 hit up
Astoria (where goonies was filmed)
And also Seaside little town just below Astoria has a good park.. Then can CUT OVer down rte 26 to Portland

New Vancouver, Washington park

Northwestskater.com is also a good tool”

Killed it!!! Even though we didn’t make it to all of the spots, we hit most f them
And then some!
Woke up with the sun in Ashland:

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hooked up some kids at Grants pass with some parts for cheap to help
With gas $
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Myrtle creek was amazing!

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We stopped in Eugene to hang with girl rider Sarah Lampert for a few days another hospitable tour guide!
She also worked at Dutch Bros.Coffee and hooked us up!

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Here’s some spots we visited in Eugene..

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tank top thunder buddies (Sarah) ha
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We also got to shred Franks backyard with Frank himself and Riley..

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We hen proceeded to shred Portland and met up with Sam Lyons and Natalie Noble and friends who showed us all over!

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Cruising the streets of Portland at night was awesome

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We of course needed some famous Voodoo Donuts

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Mandatory morning burnside sessions..

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Jared Souney had a lot of really cool BMX photos on display at GOODS BMX shop. Major shout outs to Shad Johnson, Andy Merral, Nick Vergillo and friends for being such awesome hosts and tour guides! We teamed up with goods and had a jam at the Vancouver park on our last day up north. Great turnout!

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So many rad people came out for the jam including some longtime friends and shredders came out like Katie Pitello, Jon Bristol, Ryan Barrett, dusty Horton and his lady who rips on a bike Maggie Lahet, Joe “Toledo Joe” Prisel, Shawn Mac and Tope Sosonya tons of other homies. Tony Archibeque jr shot some amazing photos of us all, here are a few he sent of me:

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And then we packed up the van, stopped To pet some goats downtown Portland, eat some amazing ice cream and drive through the night to get back for our flights home from California.

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We drove through the night which was rough but worth it to make it back to California with a spare hour or two To stop in San Jose to ride the Lake Cunningham park with BMX legend, Ron Wilkerson, inventor of so many tricks I still don’t even do haha. This park was amazing! And huge!

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This was a great trip!!!
Thanks to everyone who let us crash at their place or took us to spots and just helped us have one of the best trips ever!

Keep your eyes peeled for The Yeah trip video…hopefully finished soon!
http://yeahzine.com



It may be hot in Texas, but we still have more fun than most!

Did a little roadtrip for the day with some of my girls, Mo Malone, Brittany Campbell (aka Beecam), Dani Windhausen and Denise Baca. We left around 9am, and got to the Allen park around noon. It was easily 100+ degrees out and we had hoped this meant it would be empty but it wasn’t. Swarms of kids on scooters infested every corner of the park. We still managed to have an awesome time, film some clips and shoot some pics.
We headed over to lewisville bowl around 3pm and the heat was so bad that the park was deserted. We discovered real fast that there was barely any shade anywhere. Thank goodness for 7-11 big gulp cups of ice and 2 for $3 gatorades or we would be dead.
We wore ourselves out in the heat, stopped in Deep Ellum for some tacos with our friend Johnny and then booked it over to the Alliance Skatepark for the last few minutes of the session. Here’s a few pics from the trip:

Dani was roasting this bowl, but we still couldn’t escape scooter wrath.

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Mo shot this one of me, so stoked! I sent this one to Freegun as a thanks for the new tank top πŸ™‚ thanks Mo!

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Alliance skatepark

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Mo shredding the vert ramp

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Eventually, we made it back home sunburned and dehydrated but amped on going back to Dallas soon nonetheless! Super fun trip! I think we all tried some new things, what a refreshing trip. For more pics from our trip, can peep our Instagram(s) and follow: @denise_baca @beecam @mo_malone and @nina_burrito..

In the meantime I went swimming and riding everyday before work, Beecam and I watched some of the Vans bowl contest at the US open of surfing Huntington Beach, CA, there was a live stream on the computer while we took turns blowing up this floatable donut to bring to Barton Springs.

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Then some homies from Long Island came to town, rolling about 7 deep! Hailing mostly from Glen Cove and Locust Valley, we had Steve, Mike (aka Junkyard dog), Jake, Dave, Matt, Pauly C, staying with Elliot and Tom 516. These comedians were a trip, we had a great time showing them around Austin.
Their final day in town we hit up the San Marcos skatepark, went swimming and then hit up Lockhart for some BBQ and and another skatepark Sesh there. Too many laughs, hopefully they will come back soon!

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There were several mannerisms and inside jokes from their visit solely based off Junkyard Dog’s “originaaaal” antics. Here we have the arm slap salute:


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And Dani learning how to do the “murph”…

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Too much fun!

Dani and Denise just finished a little roommate edit, just in time for Yeah Zine video contest! I am stoked to have helped film some clips and contribute to their project..
Watch their edit here:
https://vimeo.com/71389006

In addition, Beecam put together a fun little BMX Babes in Austin edit for the same contest filmed mainly at Housepark from majority of the local gal shredders. I have a few riding clips πŸ™‚ thanks B!
Watch that one here:

What an amazing week! I am getting ready to leave for Xgames in a few hours after work..then continuing on the yeah Zine trip! Woo!! Post more soon..
Keep having fun in the meantime πŸ˜‰