Transition Invitational DJ Jam, early summer 2009

Jul 9, 2009
by Transition Bikes  
"Kyle's always had the vision of having these jumps on Transition Bikes' property, so after a year of planning and moving a lot of dirt we've started to get somewhere. We've spent a bunch of time on our 'lunch breaks' digging, shaping, and watering the backyard jumps. Lines would get cut, ridden, and recut until we came up with something decent. It was great to finally officialize the whole thing with a backyard DJ Jam."

Lots of pictures inside, so enjoy!

words & video by Brad Walton; photos by Carl Buchanan & Brad Walton

The whole thing came together pretty quickly. We had a company meeting to decide the logistics of the event, and the only time that would work was in 2 weeks! Mike Metzger was put in charge of the event and he did most everything from inviting the bros to bargain shopping the rocking sound system.

I didn't get there until noon, and apparently Casey Groves and Sam Dueck had already been jumping for hours. I was most stoked to finally see these guys throwing down in person, but there were lots of other guys I've never met that were really good as well. Transition employees in action included Kyle, Metzger, Cam, and myself. Our factory riders Lars Sternberg and JS came out to flow the jumps, too. There was a rowdy group of BMX'ers that were trying new tricks and among them was Joe, who landed his first 720 to dirt as well as his first 40 back flips. Joe decided to try out a mountain bike and flipped it huge first try! We fried the amp on the sound system not even halfway into the comp. We ate all the burgers and drank all the beer! Overall it was a good time with bikes and good people, riding and BBQ'ing, cranking some tunes, and enjoying some sunshine on the new jumps.

Enjoy the pics & vid!

Let's get this party started right

Let's get this party started right


JS's waterboy pose

JS's waterboy pose


Kyle & Lars

Kyle & Lars


Aeron working the dirt with Casey & Sam

Aeron working the dirt with Casey & Sam


Mike Metzger gets warmed up

Mike Metzger gets warmed up


Casey

Casey


Sam

Sam


Aeron

Aeron


Lars

Lars


Sam

Sam


Metzger

Metzger


JS

JS


Joe

Joe


Sam

Sam


Casey

Casey


Sam

Sam


Lars

Lars



Casey & Mike

Casey & Mike



Sam

Sam


Metzger says tuck no!

Metzger says tuck no!


Casey

Casey


Lars

Lars


Sam

Sam



Casey

Casey


Joe

Joe


Casey with a sweet running man tailwhip

Casey with a sweet running man tailwhip


Sam busting a 3'whip

Sam busting a 3'whip


brodeo at the start ramp

brodeo at the start ramp


Metzger scratching his leg

Metzger scratching his leg


Sam

Sam


Lars

Lars


Casey

Casey


Kyle

Kyle


Metzger

Metzger


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17 Comments

  • 9 0
 Some of those pics are amazingly POD worthy.Love articles with lots of picture!! Sheep
  • 3 0
 so u cant read good and u just look at the pics? me too Smile
  • 1 0
 No but pictures do say a 1000 words so why not?
Imaganine this article with no pictures, it would be lame.
  • 1 0
 ok but u still look at the pic before u read the text...
  • 4 0
 those photos are really cool, sounds like it was a lot of fun.
  • 1 0
 yeah those pics are awesome!!!
  • 1 0
 hahaha, u get Sam and Casey together and they throw down like there's no tomorrow!!! thats wat u call friendly competition Wink
  • 2 0
 How many other bike companies have the owners help build the jumps, invite a ton of people over, AND throw down?!! Great write up and pics!!
  • 3 0
 I laughed at that foot twitch at the end. Haha cool write up.
  • 3 0
 those are some amazing jumps, sick riding as well
  • 2 0
 Seems like a great time.
  • 1 0
 Brad and Carl, Excellent photos guys. Keep up the good work.
  • 1 0
 looked like a hell of a graet time
  • 1 0
 amazing trick's, nice Big Grin
  • 1 0
 nice Big Grin
  • 1 0
 nice use of Hockey hair
  • 1 4
 Amazing video. Although I thought bmx were just for concert/urban stuff, not dirt. Guess I thought wrong.

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