Bryan Tarbell

A vegetarian Ron Swanson.

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A Random Photo Gallery

So today I was going through some negatives from the summer. It is funny how fast they go by. As I was cruising through old rolls of film, I decided to put together a gallery for Least Most. Below are a collection of photos shot all over the place with my friends. Hope you enjoy.

James Nutter must have sent it around this rail a dozen of times at the FBM Post Apocolympics. One of these attempts shot him into the concrete to the right.

I actually shot this with Jake “Webster” Gayewski in the early spring. We pedaled from downtown to the North End of Boston. Jake lined this one up and fired it out first shot.

Trevor Ashworth and an icepick around the outside of the rail.

Meanwhile, in the South of France… Ben Jones cruises a casual vacation manual in Rodez.

Greg Bloss’ curved wallride in Quincy, MA.

Trevor Ashworth with a 180 to rail.

Ray Rankin with a tire slide in Stamford, CT.

Tobias Pettinelli all whipped out at Cumby trails.

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Cranx Halloween Jam

Cranx is having a Halloween Jam on November 2nd. Ryan Souva will be there taking photos and growing a beard.

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Welcome Jam 2013

The Potoczny’s are having a jam after a brief hiatus. If you are worried about what to do this weekend, this flier might hold all the answers to your questions.

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Chris Doyle’s Favorite Line

The Wheel Mill has started a new video series to highlight the favorite line of visiting pros and average Joes. They started things off right with an installment from Chris Doyle.

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Cory Foust Edit

The guys at Jaunt sent over this edit of Cory Foust that he filmed while visting his old stomping ground in Pittsburgh, PA. Enjoy!

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Lost Bowl Gallery

Shooting a film camera admittedly has its drawbacks. Especially in regard to how quickly you can get film processed and scanned. Within days, there were a couple of excellent galleries:

Ryan Scott’s photo gallery on Collateral

Nick Steben’s at BMX Union

After checking out those galleries, take a look at some photos I shot the weekend of 4/20. It was an absolute blast to see old friends and drink a beer on the roof of a school bus. I even got to drop in on the bowl myself.

I am pretty sure that when Garrett Byrnes was doing this table, “It’s Grey” was playing on the radio.

Matty Aquizap
Matty Aquizap letting one rip out of the deep end.

Jake Honesto
Jake Honesto had these tire slides from the deep end to the shallow end figured out all day.

Garret Guilliams
Garrett is entirely way too comfortable with opposite airs and it is awesome.

Matty Aquizap
This transfer Matt was doing was so good. From the shallow end of the kidney, over the hip, into the deep end of the pool.

Dean Dickinson
Seeing Dean ride in his natural habitat is truly awesome. It is like seeing Brian Foster at Catty.

Garrett Guilliams
It wasn’t until later in the day that Garrett Guilliams started airing this thing with his natural rotation. This was a pocket air around the corner of the deep end.

Matty Aquizap
Finally, Matt Aquizap with a classic table out of the deep end.

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Steven Hamilton Photo

Steven Hamilton

This photo was shot at The New England Chowda Jam last fall. Think of it as the northeast version of Texas Toast. The event was a culmination of DIY and New England attitude. Ramps were brought to a parking lot, some ramps more unique than others… As soon as I saw the giant spoon I knew I wanted to shoot a photo on it. I bothered one of my friends to either tire ride it or feeble it. Due to the bizarre nature of the obstacle, my friend declined. However, by chance, Steven Hamilton rode by and asked if I wanted to shoot a photo of a pedal feeble on the spoon. Needless to say my head exploded. I had spent my formative years rushing home from school to watch “Can I Eat?” before riding with my buddies. Now I was holding my dream camera and shooting a photo with Steven Hamilton.

There was something else that day. Steven’s riding had changed since the days of “Can I Eat?” However, watching Steven ride that afternoon you could tell the spark had come back. There was a pep to his step, a zig to his zag, he was riding at a professional level again. Flash forward 6 months and he is still at it. His Dig interview was so good. Then his part in Animal’s QSS 5 showed Steven producing professional level riding. His part has that very same “I have to see that again” draw that his previous sections had. I suppose the purpose behind this post is to show you a picture of a giant spoon and to say ‘thank you’ to Steven for the photo. Welcome back, man!

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Kool Thing release at Circuit BMX

Pedal Driven Flyer
On March 2nd Circuit BMX will be hosting a meet and greet with Spooky Dave Harrison. That is pretty cool. Throw in a beer sponsor for the night and that is really cool.

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Live Jaunt

A chance encounter with a gang from Pittsburgh a few weeks ago, many of whom had stickers and shirts with the word “Jaunt” boldly stated, left me curious. A chat with Mike Potoczny about what Jaunt was all about filled in the blanks. We asked Mike to dive into a little more detail to share with Leastmost readers.

Jaunt Alpine

Tell us about your latest project Jaunt.

A clothing brand is something Josh Pekich and I have wanted do for a while. I just finished up college and we decided to go for it. We don’t want to be another cookie cutter clothing brand. Jaunt represents anyone that has a passion for something and uses it to travel around and have a good time. We have lived through BMX for many years and that is where we are starting out but our end goal is to be more than a BMX brand and support the many different cultures (surfing, MTB, snowboarding, art, music, etc) that all have the same goal, to travel around and have one hell of a time doing it. For us BMX has been a journey full of awesome trips, friends, culture, and riding. It’s all about having fun and adventures with your buddies and that’s what we hope to represent. Our clothes are going to be simple, clean and travel ready.

Jaunt Map

Who is on the team?

We’re working on adding a few more dudes to the team. But who we have now is pretty damn solid. Currently our team is made up of Tom Dillon, Dougie Richie, Evan Voss, Kyle McRory, and Corey Zell.

Doug Richie paying homage to Groundchuck in Syracuse, New York.

Doug Richie paying homage to Groundchuck in Syracuse, New York.

After a year hiatus you brought back the trail jam. Can we expect another one next season?

For sure, last year went better than we could have imagined. It’s awesome to see the people who come out to ride. It’s really given Mark and I rejuvenation with our yard. My brother and I are getting older and at the brink of moving from our country trail paradise, but we don’t want to do that without going out with a bang. We still have a little bit of unfinished business with the trails and couple things we still want to build. We want to have two to three more years of good jams and sessions before we part from our trails. It’s a crazy feeling thinking about leaving behind trails that have been in my yard for 17 years. But we’re going to try to give ‘˜em a good 20 years of roasting. So, look out for a good Welcome Jam this summer and come shred the yard with us.

Tom Dillon with a crazy transfer to the high road.

Tom Dillon with a crazy transfer to the high road.

You are also working on an indoor park in Pittsburgh called The Wheel Mill, how has that been going?

It’s been going incredible. We pretty much just hit full stride in the last couple weeks. A lot of rooms are coming together. This place is massive. It pretty much spans a city block. It’s 80,000 square feet and has about 10 rooms. It’s pretty daunting when you think about it. But we’ve been working pretty fast lately. We have a mini, an MTB room, and a foam/resi room done and we’re finishing up another skatepark room and MTB room in the next week or two and we’ll be onto a box jump room. We’re really excited about the box jump room. That’s why Mark and I mainly got pulled into this project. We got to design the room and I can’t wait to see it come together. We’re hoping to make it one of the most trail-influenced rhythms yet. It’s awesome to be able to put what we’ve always thought should be in a park in the design. I think the scene is really going to like it. The Pittsburgh region hasn’t had a good indoor skatepark in years. It’s going to be awesome to see the scene come together with a bike park.

Jaunt Beanie

Check out the Jaunt website to link up with them on a variety of social media sites for the latest on Mike’s new project.

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The Trick: Trevor Ashworth

There are certain spots that practically beg for a certain trick. This rail in Albany, New York is no stranger to coverage. That being said, sometimes you have to think out side of the box. When I originally brought this up to Trevor, it was more of a joke than anything. Despite that, it got the wheels turning in his head. This photo is from the first roll we shot on this rail. It was also the closest.

Trevor got the plant, slid the rail, however, at the bottom he dabbed a foot. For the next couple years we would sporadically head back to this spot and try to get it clean. This is one of the scariest things I have shot. As it turns out, it is especially hard fast-planting a barrier onto a rail. Trevor took his share of near misses, and full on hits working on this.

The last time we tried for the photo, Trevor got especially hurt. It was about this time we realized he had already gotten it, sometimes it is just about riding away.

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Orange Line Project Edit

This is certainly worth checking out. Lee Hopkins did a great job putting this together and the riding is top shelf.

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Weston Cycles

If you rode the now long past East Coast Terminal you will assuredly remember James Weston. James has followed his passion and began his own company. This video gives you more insight to the brand and James’ philosophy on riding. Check it out! The riding at the end proves that James would be a serious contender at this years Texas Toast Jam.

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