Dave (right) and Elf (middle) were holdin it down at Heath/Lonnie’s St Patty’s day jam. I’m sure you’ve all seen the videos from what seemed like a killer time. I attended last year’s jam with an IV in my arm healing up from a staph infection; not a good time. Dave recently folded his hand backwards and heard some crunching noises!! He’s muscling through it. Heal up quick for summer!
Archive for March, 2008
Check out the Circuit BMX blog to read some kind words about Verde. I remember going on vacation in florida with my family ages ago and running into Vic (circuit owner), Jeff Harrington, and Matt Coplon. Some heated mini ramp sessions at the Clearwater park! Go support your local shop, like Circuit. Thanks for the shout out Vic!
we have a new feature on the blog… we’ll take you back a few years with a story and photo from times past. check back every “whensday” for some random history, homage, and humor. (more…)
congrats go out to James McGrath on his new Verde Spectrum. He was the lucky winner of the bike raffle for Mike Vincent at Sweetpea. Word on the street is that he really needed a new one!! glad to see it go to a good home.
Michael Ardelean is featured on the street/fashion blog Robust Flavor. Read up on some important moments in Mike’s life. The photo of him blasting his favorit mini ramp in Venice is worth the jump. That bike is Mike’s old whip. He rides a Cadet now. Thanks for the shout out Mike.
1. Are you from Utah or Idaho?
>>> Well I lived in Salt Lake when I was little, then my parents moved to Cody, Wyoming. Then I moved back to SLC, then to Boise, Idaho and then Montana for about two years, then back to Salt Lake.
2. How long did you film for the 50/50 video and are you satisfied with your part?
>>> We filmed for about 8 months… well I did. Yeah I am (satisfied). Jordan did an amazing job.
3. Where’s someplace you’d like to travel and why?
>>> Scotland to see my homeland.
4. How do you pass time during the winter?
>>> Hang out with friends, golf, and go snowboarding occasionally.
5. Do you have any tips for fighting foot odor?
>>> Yeah, only wear your socks once and (wear) new shoes regularly.
6. How much does it cost to fill the tank in your van?
>>> Around 100 dollars with the current gas prices.
7. Who do you ride with the most in Salt Lake City?
>>> Probably Elf, but I usually ride with anyone.
8. What are your favorite pass times off your bike?
>>> Baseball and just about all of it.
That’s Dave firing out a pole jam to tire grab. Thanks to Skier Jay for the photo. Go check out Merit Compatibles.
Simple and clean are key ingredients to what makes Verde, so you can imagine how stoked we are to have some bikes on display at Commissary Stores. Verde Bikes are available at both locations; Costa Mesa and San Diego. Thanks Mr. Lee for making space for Verde. More photos from Commissary’s San Diego re-opening can be found here.