Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Things We Do!!

 It might be hard to believe by looking at this site but we keep the shop fully stocked all year round. I try to post up all the goods we receive daily, its not easy. Theres a steady flow of goods in and out. I prefer to show the other side of the shop and thats the actual BMX side. Ride, Travel, Explore, Making new friends, etc.... This is a combo of the two.

Some new items arriving this week.
2017 Fit Complete Bikes
Restock on 2017 Sunday Complete Bikes (Next Week)

We restocked on All S&M Widemouth XL and Fit 1.3 and Blade 3 Forks. We have good numbers on these at the moment and I always try my best to keep them in stock since they are some of our best sellers.  


Dan Kruk got bumped up to Madera Pro and to celebrate they had a party of sorts. The Madera Party Paint color way is rad looking. We have a set in the shop and you will see Dewey riding around on these as well since he is getting the Madera hook up.


We are stocked up on shop threads for the fall. T-shirts,3/4 shirts and Anchor pullover hoodies are all back in stock.

John Tillman is visiting from the West Coast so I had to make the 5 hour drive to see a good friend. 
Who couldn't love that face? The things we do for friendship!?


We hauled up to Woodward for the Pump Track event and then we quickly made our way to Catty Saturday night for a camp sesh. Thanks to Matt for the fire and letting us crash. 
We thought it was going to be a mellow Sunday session but we were wrong. 
The international representation was unreal. There were people from at least 6-7 different countries and it ended up being a mini jam. Needless to say it was pretty rad.
Photo-Crandall




It felt great to ride Catty with my body in decent shape. If you're not 100% healthy this place can be a mind F. Thanks to Crandall for the photo through 79.

Another good weekend in the books. I thought this season was a wash but I'm hoping thats its just beginning. Stay Healthy!!




Sunday, September 4, 2016

8 Days In The PNW!!

This summer has been a wash for me as far as riding and traveling goes or has it? So where do I start? How about taking a last minute trip to the Pacific North West with some long time friends.This was their trip and I'm stoked they let me jump in because i knew it would be a good one and I wasn't wrong. Getting on a plane always scares the shit out of me but knowing its taking me to a place I've always wanted to visit is well worth the fear. 


Here are some photos from along the way.
 When you land at 1 AM you do one of two things. Go straight to the bar or find the best hotel sign in the city. We went with the later. This sign was great but it was the type of hotel where anything could have lurking around the corner.


We woke up got some killer breakfast and hit Tigard Park. There are so many parks in the greater Portland area that none are packed. With all the options it filters the bunch. Tigard Park was our first and one of our favorite parks to hit on the trip. We spent a few hours cruising here and rolled on to the next. Adam was the MVP of the trip. He rode nonstop and made us all look good.

We hit up Newburg Park (no pics) on our way out to the coast. I guess it a no bikes park but we session there for hours and had no issues. This was my favorite park. Wide open with plenty of lines. 
Our friend Mark gave us a tip on a rad camp spot in the mountains. We made a left instead of a right at the fork and found another spot instead. It all worked out. You can't go wrong, left or right.


Someone get this dude some therapy time because he's bat shit crazy. Regardless, it was good to see Snotty and no one was hurt in the process. Red shoes, Red head, Red bars, Rad Table at Tigard.




  Waking up to some crisp morning air, a beautiful view and some Stumptown brew is what I like. We hit the road hard, driving from Cannon Beach, Or. to Bellingham, Wa. just below the Canadian border. We stopped by Astoria for some hot laps at the park and tried and take in some Goonies sights but the house and the street are all shut down. Moving on!







Stoked to make it to Cannon Beach for low tide and walk up to Haystack Rock. The PNW coast sure is beautiful but the water is ice cold. Rob and Busby were brave enough to take the plunge. I got my toes wet.








This dude right here!! He knows the universal language of stoke. Scott Scamehorn is the man. He
took us in late night with open arms. We hit up Lake Whatcom and made our way over to The Shire Trails. Here Scotty shows us how to max out a tire grab. Thanks to Andy and Scott for having us. Stoked!!!









From Bellingham we headed north to BC to meet up with Chester at Kush. This is where things took a turn. Ill keep it short but our late night camp mission turned into a hour drive back south for a hotel  in "Surrey not Sorry" (Canadian Zombieland) and a possible human centipide scenario was nearly avoided.  Don't go to Surrey, EVER!!

Go to Horseshoe Bay instead and hang at the Whytecliff Park.  Intrude on a couples date and jump off some cliffs while they enjoy wine and cheese.
Ohh Canada!!




This is Chester Jones! What else can I say about this dude except that he can roast a dub and make you laugh all at the same time. (Check out his Perma Summer Book and order one up while you're at it) He gave us the 24 hour BC tour in 18 hours. (We didn't sleep) I snapped this photo randomly as he was ripping through main line at Kush. Again, thanks to all the locals for letting us visit their spots. Glad we got to meet the Canadian Trayle Boss and his boy Bondo. Thanks for the scare at 1 AM boys.


It felt good to go on a trip with two dudes I haven't spent much time with except at Cumby. Robs number one priority was to ride a capsule/pipe on the trip. Well he got to ride a few and destroyed them both. It was rad to see how stoked he got. And Busby blew his foot out the first day and limped for most of the trip but that didn't keep him down one bit. He got back on it after a couple of days and still got the laps in. Needless to say, Im pretty stoked on these dudes. Thanks for having me!!
Rob getting pitted at Arlington,Wa. while Buz looks on.


I knew coming out here would be the start of a long relationship with the NW. My biggest mistake was not making it out earlier in life but I'll take it how it is. My mind wants to ride but my body can't handle it, I'm standing on one leg but I'm still riding on two wheels. Heres a shot of myself at River City Skatepark in South Park, Seattle. Thanks to Busby for wanting to hit it. We may have passed it up otherwise.





Mark Rainha is a New England BMX legend.  He may be a BMX legend period. Even though Mark is a few years younger than me Ive always looked up to him. I spent sometime in the early 90s traveling to races with Mark and his family. Its been sometime since we last rode together so it was good to ride and hang. Heres a shot of Mark from West Linn, Or.  If you want to find the lines watch a local!! Mark killed it.
THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES BUDDY!!













This is it, this is what BMX is all about to me. Traveling with friends, exploring and seeing the sites and spots the average person would not see. We spent 8 days in the PNW with no agenda except to make memories and have fun. Mission accomplished!! Thanks to Adam, Rob and Busby for having me along and thanks to all the dudes that gave us a place to crash and a spot to ride.
Rainha, Scotty, Chester, Zephyr, Thanks for the floors and the yard.
And thanks to the Human Centipede Dude for letting us live!!










Monday, August 15, 2016

Flying By!!


This has been one odd season for me. Not to get too personal but Ive had some major life changes in the past few months, selling my house, not being able to ride due to injury and Cumby getting plowed over. Needles to say, this Summer was a wash for me but Im taking to proper steps to make sure next Summer is the best one ever!!


So with all those negative happenings, lets look at some positive happenings. 
We built the Roger Williams Pump Track and will be expanding on it.
I sold my house.
Im riding again and heading out on an epic trip in a week.
And Circuit will be turning 10 years old this November, Party anyone?
Ok, things aren't that bad.

Shop happenings go like this. 
The 2017 Subrosa Complete bikes have landed on the shop floor and I couldn't be more stoked on the way they look, feel and ride. Seriously, if you're looking for a new ride this year consider a Subrosa.
They killed it with the design and detail on the line.
I will have the Complete Bikes In Stock Page updated this week.

The Salvador Lashaan Kobza Coloway. (Fully Sealed) $399.99


The Salvador XL,(Fully Sealed) $399.99

The Letum (Freecoaster) $499.99

The Tiro (sealed BB,HS, Rear Hub)

Enough Said!! 



Make American parts again. This Profile Racing paisley (Lima) color way is beautiful. I bet your Grandma would love it.


If you didn't know we always have a full stock of bars, especially U.S. made S&M bars. Heres a restock on Hoders and Credence bars in all sizes.


The B-cave boys went on a road trip to nowhere. Heres Tenny getting sucked into a blackhole.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Big Time!!

We finally made it! The shops name is on a sign and its not ours. The Roger Williams Pump Track is finally open and we couldn't be happier. We had a great turnout for the opening ceremony and its been used heavily since. I look forward to phase 2 of this project. Thanks to the Providence Parks Dept. for giving us the chance on this one.












Here is Mayor Elorza with the ribbon cutting. He even took a few runs!

We've been playing with the soil out there and may be coating it to cut down on maintenance. We need to add drainage in a few spots as well. I will keep you posted on closures via the Circuit Facebook Page.


Like I said, Big Time! As in big time post. 
Heres whats new in the shop this week.
Lets start with frames and the new Fit Hangman Frame in 21" TT. This is the Jordan Hango Sig Frame so you know its built for some burly street riding and you can see a sample here.The flat trans blue isn't a color you see everyday and it looks great. 
American made goodness for a Canadian brother.


Here it is! The FBM Hardway V2 in 20.75 Gloss Black. FBM is not just a bike company, its a way of life. If you live that way of life and don't ride an FBM then come talk to me. I'll guide you.
The frame is the pure shred sled with and comes with a free ticket to anywhere USA.


I hope most of you remember when Aaron Ross rode for FBM, you remember that right? If not here you go. Well he's been riding for Sunday for quite some time now and they have a good thing going because I really dig these Sunday MotoRoss Frames. Heres the latest offering with the new Fluorescent Yellow, 20.75" TT. A classic Ross color way. 


And here are a few of the 2017 Sunday Completes or at least what we have left. Ive been selling these bikes before I get a chance to build them up. Don't worry, we will have a restock in a few weeks.

Elstran Ex, $499.99


The Model C is the perfect machine to get out and do one thing, Cruise!  $429.99


Here's my favorite in the 2017 line and not because its the Childs Ex model. I just think the color is shard. And because its The Chris Childs Sig Complete. $499.99

The Primer is the perfect entry level bike for anyone looking to pick up a new ride.
$349.99

The Forecaster is new for 2017 and here is the Mark Burnett Model. This bike is forecaster equipped but don't let Burnett fool you. He is a dirt dog too.
$479.99





Sunday, July 3, 2016

It's Only BMX!!


But I like it!!

Here's whats new in the shop.


We have a few of the new FBM Quickness Spline Drive Sprockets in the shop as well. 25th-28th. 
We will have Hardway V2 Frames coming this week. 


Eclat Predator Tires in all colors.


We have never had BSD Tires in Tan Wall in the shop. 
Do you even know they made them? Me neither!



Received a hefty Sunday/Odyssey (Stems,Childs Bars,Seeley Bars,Tires,ect..) order this past week and this machine was on it. The Sunday Soundwave V2 in 21". This frame is ridden by some of the areas heaviest shred heads. Childs,Mayo and Dewey all roll on one of these and abuse it on a daily basis. Tires of switching out broken frames every 8 months? Come grab one of these.
We will have our 2017 Sunday Complete Bikes the second week of July. Stoked to have them on the floor soon.



John Saxton and a host of volunteers have been working away on the new K-Rob Foundation Park in EP. This park should be open in the next week or two. Its pretty rare to see a wooden park being built in the North East these days. Im looking forward to riding it.





















We will be having an opening event for the Roger Williams Pump Track Wednesday,July 13th at 5:30 PM. We are hoping to see you out there! In the meantime, out of respect for the volunteers that put in the time to make this place happen please do not ride the pump track, it still needs some fine tuning.
There will be scheduled work days. Follow the link above for more info.






Sunday, June 12, 2016

Somethings Missing..

Being that I'm falling apart, I feel like there's something missing in my life. Hmm, Yup, My bike!!
 I Haven't seen it in a few weeks which makes me feel incomplete. If you're in your prime and feeling good than get out there, ride as much as possible but don't destroy your knees because you'll be in my boat in no time.

The one thing I can always rely on is the shop. It keeps me in touch with the BMX community, with out it I would be completely lost. (Sad Right?) I'll be cruising soon,hopefully.

We have plenty of new goods in the shop. Way too much product to list on here but you can always follow the Circuit Facebook and Instagram to see what arrives daily. Heres just a few notable items.

Animal X Terrible-One collar tires are in the shop. They could possibly be the best Park/Street tire ever produced. The proof is right here in this Garret Byrnes Video.


There she is, the most beautiful girl in the BMX world. The FBM Gypsy V3 is back in the shop.
(We also have 20.75 in Trans Purple) This time in Tan. She is always welcome on these shelves. We will be attending the FBM Open House July 16th if anyone is interested in tagging along.



Yo!! The 90 East Summer Collection is here. Hats,T's,Shorts and Pants. We have a couple of the bars on the rack also. Check out the specs here.




We are doing another small run of Circuit Frames built by the FBM Machine Shop. This will be a run of 10. We have 5 left to book on this order. If you're wanting one these head badges this is the last chance. We will change them for the next run of frames in 2017. Email me at Circuitbmx@gmail.com if you want one.

Here are the specs.
Top Tube - Your choice
Brake Mount style/position - Your choice
Drop Out - 14 or 3/8
Head Tube - 74.25
Seat Tube - 71
Stand Over - 9"
Bottom Bracket Height - 11 5/8
Rear End Length - 13.7
Color options will follow but possibly, Gloss Raw or Dark Trans Green. No Paint is an option.




We have another Roger Williams Pump Track work day scheduled for Sunday, June 19th, 7am-1pm. If you want to help build a place you will more than likely be riding this summer than get your butt out there. The only way this project will get finished is with communities help. If you have any questions feel free to call the shop. Thanks and see you there.


Here's one from when I could actually ride. It was only a little over a month ago but it feels like an eternity.