Ross Penny Photography
Monthly Archives: September 2009
I haven’t taken trails pictures in like EVER, and I actually really enjoy it, and after taking some advice from Dunc at therollingimage, I thought I might shoot some of my good friend Cleaver-Rice, even if the tree’s were really annoying and getting in my way.
I’m fairly happy with the way they turned out, and I think Rice was too, so I’m sure they’ll be up on his facebook in no time.
Before I start, if Jonny Bevell is reading this, I accidently deleted the turndown you did over the trails…….sorry bruv.
In my previous Budget Jam Blog, I mentioned that the Bruzas got stuck with over a £700 fine to clean up the rubbish at the skatepark, which luckily got halved to £373, but still it’s pretty ridiculous, and they are excepting any donations, either in person or via paypal, you can see all the details HERE in their facebook group. So get out your pennies and get helping! 🙂
Ok, before I sort out the despicable excuse for photos that I took and post them here, probably about a month away…., I shall basically sum up the weekend.
Rolling down at about 1ish after I wake up nice and early at the hours of midday the crowd was buzzing, there was a ridiculous amount of people there, making it very hard to park, and very hard to not see someone you knew or hadn’t seen in a long time.
Not much happened on the Saturday daytime to be perfectly honest, it started off to plan, with the scheduled comp etc. but soon got shut down by the police, due to the bad influences coming down. Luckily, Bruza managed to have a chat and swing things our way. But much to the disappointment of many, after a small scuffle/misunderstanding between the locals, it didnt stop the conflict or the police wanting to stay and keep an eye on things, so it slowly turned into drinking/having a laugh. Which was exactly what happened, EVERYONE had a laugh. From trying to persuade drunken friends that paint was orange juice and that they should get their 5-a-day, to taking the absolute piss out of drunken girls passed out on peoples laps and it looking like vulgar acts being performed…. Also, may I add, never let Jake Daw hold a taser when he is sitting next to you, I have Mike King to thank for that shocking result in my leg……
Times calmed down as the night went on, a few more drunken laughs, it was all fun, then leaving at about half 2 when everyone decided to turn to their tents and call it a night to be up nice and early for Sunday.
Which brings us to Sunday, a much more mellow day, obviously the asbo youths did not realise this was a 2 day event, so the rest of the comp got finished, which was a nice feeling, thats for sure. Thanks to my good friend Jonny Bevell, the music and microphone kept going, even though the council didnt want a petrol car running to power it, Bevell volunteered his good old ‘free diesel KONE van’ and went out and bought a power adapter to run it all off his van battery, what a nice young man.
Due to the comp actually managing to take place, this was photo time for me, but like I said, the pictures weren’t great, I just can’t wait to see Fred Murray’s and Dunc’s (over at therollingimage.com) article in rideukbmx magazine.
Either way, Sunday was crazy, seeing some crazy shit from everyone, a few names to stick out would be Aaron Nicholson, Ben Wallace, Mike Miller, Isaac Lesser, Dean Cueson and last but not least, Basingstoke wonder and Budget Jam’s champion, Luke Towey, with his crazy tech shit, just amazed everyone, well done mate.
Unfortunately the council did get onto the Bruza’s about the rubbish, and saying it cost over £700 to clean up, and was making them pay it, but luckily (kinda) they agreed to half it and is now making them pay £373, still ridiculous, but thanks to many people chipping in they are slowly getting donations and hopefully will have enough within a jiffy.
That beside, the weekend was really good, and hopefully next year we can have a few more paying sponsors and the council behind us, meaning Basingstoke will be put on the map and it’s gonna go off!! They’ll have to change the name as it will no longer be budget, just remember your roots and holla!! Ya get me?
And check out this quality edit, filmed by guildford’s own Mike King (thats right, the same Mike King that gave Jake Daw the taser…)
But seriously, watch it, that boy has got some skills behind a video camera.
GOOD OLD CAPTAIN FUN 😉 – from www.ffwdbmx.com, the video can be found righttttt here.
Weekend just gone I took a trip to E38 with some friends, convoying up with a 1.9 tdi pd van, a vr6 van, lewis’ mk4 polo and my mk2 jetta, racing up the m1 as fast as we all could, would’ve been a policeman’s dream and luckily we didn’t get stopped.
When we got there, it was car after car of niceness, if you saw a standard car you would be surprised, and after the first day I realized some people have too much time/money.
I have to admit, saturday was the best, anything from the ridiculously sick rides with details down to a VW emblem on the gold dipstick and 20″ shiny chrome bentley wheels. Followed by a night of WAYYYY too much booze and martyn cooper shouting abuse down the megaphone at randoms and making any car that passed, to get the driver to get out and do a rolly polly, honestly hours of entertainment.
That night was monumental too, after creating 3 dance circles with some people dressed as goldie lookin chain and receiving £2.58 and a pint from them, and nearly getting a porsche 911, before the matey realized he just gave me his keys and snatched them back hahaha. Then being come on to by a 40yr old woman with her husband standing next to her….then WINNING A DANCE OFF AGAINST CAPTAIN AMERICA, no lie, he stood down and I got cheered on, best moment of my life 🙂 hahaah. then finding randoms that were obsessed with making me chug vodka (fyi DO NOT chug half a can of carlsberg mixed with vodka because is sooooo disgusting) then meeting phonejacker and superman, and doing some stuff that at the time felt good, but when it got to morning, it felt shitty…which brings me on to sunday morning when I woke up to a greasy penis on my car and a VW emblem on my roof made out of sausages, still drunk, hanging out my door being sick, rice had to drive my car to the front where everyone wanted to park, then they went round looking at everything they had missed while I stayed at my car hanging soooo bad, slowly recovering and trying to rest, before everyone left at about 1ish and rice nicely deciding to stay with me until I felt just enough sober/not shitty enough to take the 100 mile drive home.
All in all even with the sunday morning calamity it was a mega weekend, and on top of that PVW actually said they’d have a look at my photos, so I’m not gonna post any up here just yet, wait until the issue is out, just one of our convoy, one of a couple of goldie lookin chain with me, rice and delly and my state on sunday – see below.
hope I havn’t bored you, PEACE OUT