Found it here.
Found it here.
Simple Session 2017 – Larry Edgars Winning Park Runs
2017 marks Ride’s 25th anniversary. What started in 1992 as a thin, mostly black and white magazine has come a long, long way. We’ve published 218 issues of varying degrees of thickness and quality over the decades. But, our most recent issue definitively marks the last. With that said, Ride as a brand is not going anywhere.
It’s an obvious statement, but the way we receive content and media these days is constantly evolving. I feel like Ride has always done a decent job of moving with it—especially the last few years—but we were constantly searching for that happy medium between digital and print. Figuring out how to create and show long form content while producing other content on a daily basis is no easy task. While everything about not doing a print magazine is factually easier for us, getting to the point to discontinue the mag was not an easy decision. As much as we considered the print magazine a labor of love, it’s also a business. And simply, it’s a portion of what we do that didn’t line up any more. So, the magazine, as you have previously known it, will be no more. I will not-so-subtly allude that we have our eyes on producing a different sort of print product in the near future, but I don’t want to say too much just yet.
And further, we’re excited for everything we have planned this year. As I said above, 2017 marks Ride’s 25th anniversary and we’re continuing to evolve both the brand and the content we create. Jeff, Zach, and I will be producing more original features and videos alongside our regular contributors Justin Benthien, Tristan Afre, Brien Kielb, and our most recent addition to the squad, Grant Castelluzzo. We have plans for five jams across the country at bike-friendly parks, a couple of DIY jams thrown in for good measure, the 21st annual NORA Cup award ceremony, and we will, of course, continue to produce progressive videos, feature the newest product, and keep our website with the latest and greatest in BMX. There ain’t shit changed on the daily here…we’re still the leading, biggest, and best media outlet in BMX.
I want to sincerely thank any of you that have subscribed to the magazine over the last 25 years. Ride was the only magazine I ever subscribed to as a kid and it’s been an honor to be a part of that portion of Ride’s history. I am whole-fully looking forward to what we have in the works and believe in the direction Ride is going. If you’re a current subscriber, I don’t really have any solid answers about the processes right now. But you will be made whole. If anyone has any questions, feel free to e-mail me directly at email@example.com and I’ll respond somewhat quickly…
Jeff With Glasses hails from New Jersey, where’s been steadily killing the streets for years with an unmatched eye for setups and the mastery of crooked and 60/40 grinds. If you haven’t seen theLFS 2 video yet, you’re seriously missing out—on Jeff’s ender section and the whole video in general. However, GT did see the video, and they got him on the team. Hopefully with the boost from GT, we’ll be seeing a lot of JWG. But for now, check out his street certified BMX bicycle.
Frame: GT Team Frame 20.75”
Fork: Odyssey R32
Bars: GT Original 4 Piece 8.6” rise
Stem: Animal 10th Anniversary Topload
Grips: Animal Edwin
Barends: Animal (metal)
Headset: Revenge Industries
Seat: Kink Sexton
Pedals: Animal Hamilton (sealed)
Cranks: Animal Akimbo 175mm
Sprocket: Profile Blackjack 28-tooth
Chain: Shadow Conspiracy Supreme Interlock
Front Tire: Animal GLH 2.25”
Front Wheel: Odyssey 7KA laced to Shadow Hub w/ GSport hub guards
Rear Tire: Animal GLH 2.25”
Rear Wheel: Odyssey 7KA laced to Primo Pro LHD cassette w/ Primo hub guards
Pegs: 4 Animal Lino OG 4.5”
Would you mind describing/explaining LFS for anyone reading this who isn’t familiar yet?
Looking For Spots (LFS) is a BMX crew consisting of a few shredders from NJ and Staten Island, NY. Everyone on the team works pretty hard searching for new spots and setups to ride while going to college full-time and/or working 40+ hours at a real job. So far as a crew, we have generated three full length DVDs and have just begun to film for the fourth. The age demographic of the crew ranges from 19 to 30 years old, which shows in our riding styles from the young tech masters like Smallfry and Mike K. to older spot slayers like Doroba and Dan Diehl. The dynamics of our personal riding styles and spot preferences keeps us constantly inspired by each other. We, as a crew, all strive to preserve and continue to influence the east coast riding scene as best we can.