Während des NRW-Teils ihrer Deutschlandtour haben die Jungs von Sunday Bikes natürlich auch in Köln vorbeigeschaut. Hier sind ein paar Clips von ihren Sessions in der Northbrigade und an der Schüssel 2.0, bei denen Erik Elstran, Gary Young, Chris Childs, Aaron Ross, Alec Siemon, Jake Seeley, Brett Silva und ihre deutschen Teamkollegen Daniel Portorreal, Miguel Smajli und Markus Reuss mal ebenso ein paar richtig nice Dinger aus dem Ärmel geschüttelt haben.
Sad news, Mark Burnett is moving on to new opportunities. Mark is one of the most talented and determined riders I've met, and it's been a treat seeing him come into his own over the past five years and establish himself as a true force in modern-day BMX. Mark's been a big part of Sunday for a long time, and we're bummed to lose him but excited everyone will still get to watch him be just so ridiculously dialed over at his new spot, which he'll be telling you about soon. Everybody at Sunday wishes Mark nothing but the best.
Super awesome weekend at Swampfest! Mark Burnett came away with the street win AND made it across the swamp rail, and I'm sure everybody had a blast. Huge thanks to Trey Jones and everybody who came out. What a wild scene!
Julian and Sauce took their time on this one stacking only the best of the best clips for this project over the past two years. These tricks didn't come easy but after hundreds of battles, meltdowns and injuries the final product is here and it is nothing short of a masterpiece. It's not everyday someone delivers a six minute video part but that is exactly what we have here. Big thanks to his frame sponsor Sunday Bikes for supporting him through it all and being down to host the video on the Common Crew YouTube channel!
It’s easy to see Erik Elstran is a free spirit. Take one look at whatever colorful and delightfully eccentric outfit he’s sporting at any given moment (that he probably sewed himself), and it’s pretty clear this guy isn’t trying to run with the herd. Watching him ride, it’s even easier to appreciate the breadth of Erik’s fertile imagination. Erik can do whatever he wants on his bike, and he chooses not to do what everyone else is doing. Erik could be a tech rail master or flat ledge god if he wished, stacking the usual tricks in new and innovative ways and linearly progressing BMX in standard increments, but he is destined for so much more.
I can't say how long we've been filming this because honestly I lost count after six months. Originally we were filming for a mixtape with all the homies but Ale was the only one stacking clips. So, I put the clips together one night and showed him the timeline the next day, and we went from there.
Gary Young is 33 years old, has been a pro rider for 15 years, and is at the top of his game. It's hard to understand how after so much time as one of the most skilled BMXers on the planet Gary's abilities could possibly continue to improve, but there's no question – he's never ridden better.
There are a lot of innovative riders in BMX, but I think of Jake Seeley as having his own brand of innovation. Some riders take BMX in entirely new directions with wildly different moves, while Jake uses many of the same building blocks as other modern street riders, but in ways nobody else is coming up with. The result is some beautifully imaginative combos and a unique form of riding that's at once grounded in tradition and refreshingly different.