Lazer just came back from a two week trip to California and Texas. He was down in California for a Hart & Huntington dirt event at Heath’s yard, and made it to Austin for this year’s Texas Toast. Check out his full update and photos after the jump.
Went down to California before Texas Toast to ride and hang out for a week. Hart & Huntington were throwing a jam/party in Heath Pinter’s backyard so they flew me down for that. The jam is going to be on an episode of their internet show on Network A for Youtube, and should be up relatively soonish. They rented lights and lit the whole yard up so we could have a night time session. It was a super good time! After riding under the lights for a couple hours it was drinkin’ time. PBR supplied beer and there was a lot of it, everyone who wasnt riding had been drinking all afternoon, and when we were done riding we all tried to catch up. The beer bong came in handy for that. Was an awesome night! After that just spent the rest of that week riding/hanging out with my friends down in Cali. I already miss it.
I got to Austin a couple days before Texas Toast started. Once i got my bike together there, I pedalled over to House Skatepark, where everyone who was there for the contest seemed to be. I don’t think I have ever seen so many riders in a non-contest place at once. The park stayed that busy the whole time I was there too. It was still a fun, although really hectic session. After riding, it was the first night of partying. Went for food then to the local BMX bar, Shakespeare’s. Which everyone ened up at the next 3 nights as well. The place is awesome. Texas Toast itself was rad! It seemed like everyone in BMX was there. Riding practice was crazy. I rode in dirt and I think something like 70 people were entered. The course was fun but with that many people there was a legitimate half hour line you had to wait in between taking runs. After the finals on Sunday there was a premier of the secret Brian Foster documentary at the after party. He didn’t even know about it, so it was rad getting to see his reaction along with everyone else’s. Monday I was actually lucky enough to go ride trails with BF himself, super stoked about that! Got a chance to go to the Eastside trails. That place is seriously incredible. A ton of people were still in town so the session there was huge and pretty much every BMX dirt jump/trail riding legend was there. Super big thanks to Clint, Matty, Nutter and all the other eastside locals for having everyone at their spot. It was what is going to be one of my most memorable riding sessions for a long time!
Thanks again to Macneil and Hart & Huntington for an amazing 2 week trip!
- Andrew Lazaruk