It’s better late than never, this is why we publish this S&M video to welcome Mark Potoczny, which was originally published a month ago… A good trail rider, who digs a crazy but beautiful spot at Hazelwood (PA) and mainly a good person ! All is wrapped in this very good video.
Our Southern rider, Bérenger Cordier, had a fall session on a very beautiful trail, he told us about that below, along with photos from Tanguy Renault (thanks to him).
"The last session before winter... Each season has its own constraints, beginning of winter means a break. Rain and freeze make spots impossible to ride, earlier for some than others... A random last session was organized a week ago, at a long term friend's place. Some true trail riders attended, some locals from La Tranchée trail as well as : Pablo Guttierez, Thomas Py and some people from Aix. We enjoyed a beautiful fall day, with sun and colorful vegetation around. Trail was freshly clean and rebuild by four expert hands, so it was easy to enjoy the place. Thanks to our host and his friend who welcomed us, their motivation and expert approach."
Summer was relatively full for our rider JB (it is extending even more with a private session at Banos currently...), he attends several jams and other events, including the futur famous one : the NOSBA cup organized by Banos corp (title of the rider of the year was won to Yoan from the Ethos trail, with several 3-6 which were massive) !
Thanks to the photos of Paul Lavigne du Cadet and Marc from Banos, find below a selection of the best photos of JB, from a sesh at the Etbos trail, at the Bobby trail and at the Banos jam. These are good proofs of the rich trail scene of the south west of France !
Gro jam trail was held more than a month ago, but here is a photo report thanks to PEF and his shots ! In order of appearance : Bruno turn, JB nose, Damien, MorvAntoine table, Gillian table, MorvAntoine turn, Bruno, JB nose, Mark Potoczny got lost in the tree of the famous left hip...
Another RBP jam to write down in the books ! Heat was definitely the main guest all weekend long, so sessions had to be late at the end of the day until sunset for all the riders present in Vendée. The French trail scene was well represented, without forgetting some riders from Belgium, Germany, Holland, who came to enjoy this pretty trail on the side of a hill, lost in the countryside. A session at the lake of Apremont was mandatory before the BMX session on Saturday, the trail was running “as fast as fuck”, watering the jumps was also mandatory as well as hydratation for riders. Lots of riders rode the big line (even on Friday evening for the first), motivated by Alex Lotodé who was full of energy, he was simply amazing (flip, 3-6, hip 4-50…). Other amazing facts : tricks from Pierre and the smooth 3-6 from Etienne (Noyal trail was well represented), clean tables from Gillian, Sven with ease, technical tricks and fluidity from JB (Shape represent), Max at home with a combo x-up / t-bog / x-up on Friday night, JR quietly and once again Alex who rode every single jump of the trail above everyone… as usual the evening was a mix of local mogettes (white bean), a live music show and a true massive fire !!
Thanks to Max for his welcoming and to share this pretty place full of well sculpted jumps.
We are happy to present to you the result of this project, which we lead in partnership with the organization called MIA (Made In Apremont), from the Vendée area. This organization was created in memory of a local skater who died in September 2020 ; to promote skateboarding with the construction of a DIY concrete bowl in the town of Apremont, but also to support artists and local producers.
Noé Loriot is the head of the association, a BMX rider that we have known for a long time, he wanted to produce BMX parts with their logo on it, in order to spread the word about their projects and have softgoods / hardgoods to sell. As a local brand from Brittany, we got in touch with Noé and the idea of custom bar end quickly sparked. We also took the opportunity to draw a new model which enables us to make a good and lovely engraving, below some photos of the end result, 2017 aluminum machined bar ends with stainless steel bolt. We still have some extra pair of bar ends, they will be available soon through our friend at Banos Distro ! Made In Apremont