Nick Jones, from New Jersey to Arizona
Arizona's road less traveled
Since the mid '80s, the central New Jersey BMX scene has enjoyed a wealth of BMX talent that has made an impact on the global BMX scene, from riding styles to tricks to brands to media. And that legacy has continued with Nick Jones, a talented photographer who got his start in Scotty Cranmer's skatepark, The Incline Club. Of course, New Jersey BMX and winter doesn't mix too well. So recently, Jones spent some time in Arizona, and managed to return to the Garden State with a wealth of great photos, including the road less traveled (pictured here).
Bryan Baker goes double pegs to 180 while Ben Smith cops the clip for the "whthous" DVD.
Chris Andrijiw with a wallride to rail bump at an institute of higher learning in the Tempe, Arizona area.
Matt Osborne, Bryan Baker
The Phoenix area is home to a plethora of empty pools. Here, Matt Nothnagle and Bryan Baker take some doubles runs in one of the many pool discoveries in the area.
It's not a clip unless the clip check gets a solid viewing audience. Here's the Justin Benthien version, while filming for Justin's second installment of "Tape Blender."
This is one of Arizona's best known riding spots, and the local known simply as "Smallfry" gets in an uprail pedal/crank grind to 180.
Justin Benthien with ledge/rail feeble in the Tempe area.
Barspin over the light, some dirty water and assorted trash in the deep end of an empty pool from Bryan Baker.
Justin Benthien eschews the traditional bike rack setup for this haphazard approach to driving a compact car a car with four bikes in the back.
This is about as New Jersey as you can get in Arizona in terms of technical street riding. Greg Moliterno smiths up a ledge to thread the needle between the two poles.
The white walls
The famed white walls in the desert outside of Phoenix has seen a lot of action over the years, but it never gets old to carve them. Here, two Arizona locals go over and under on a legendary spot.