Round about this time last year I finished up my good buddy Moritz Nussbaumer’s Welcome to Wethepeople video. Currently Moritz is living with me and we are working on a new project, also for Wethepeople. Moritz has progressed a lot as a rider and it really shows in the footage we have gathered this far in Stuttgart on the few nice days we had. Unfortunately winter decided to grace us with it’s presence beyond the official start of spring with many wet, snowy days. I am off to Berlin for a couple of days during which Moritz will be at Freedombmx’s spring break. The guy doesn’t rest!
The deadline for this edit is the 16th of April. Until then watch this space for random clips, pics and maybe even stories. Cheers!
Dave and I are currently working on a little edit. The whole thing will be filmed in Munich with riders from Munich. I will post leftover clips here. Bayern!
This is a short film I did for the website of a local bakery back in November. I had to get up at 2 o’clock in the morning a couple of times for this one! You can find it on:
This is my part filmed in San Diego.
This is it! Moritz’s Welcome to Wethepeople edit filmed and edited by yours truly.
My edit will be dropping sometime in the next 1 or 2 weeks.
We both worked very, very hard on this, Enjoy!
SD to LA to NY
We spent the last week in San Diego as if we were on holiday without riding. This meant we actually had to think of stuff to do which is really hard when you’re used to just going riding every day. We had such a good time here and the last week was a perfect way to end it in a chilled way.
We went to Mission Beach and even bought an american football to throw around on the beach like real americans. We sucked at it though, I hope not to many people were watching. It was really warm, around 28 degrees so we decided to swim for the first time in Cali. There was this sick roller coaster right on the beach so naturally we hit up that badboy too. Can a day get much better?! Yes it can, if you finish it off like we did, with beer, pizza and a Will Ferrell movie. Sickkk!
We decided to go to LA a day before our flights leave so we could check out Downtown real quick.
Our plan was to get up at 6 in the morning and take the first train from SD to Los Angeles so we would have as much time as possible. Since it was our last night however, we played some drinking games with Doug and his girlfriend, Carli the night before. So obviously we overslept two hours.
Still in zombie mode we headed out to the trolley station to begin our long journey to LAX. Everything went smoothly with the train and all, we arrived at Union Station in downtown LA at around 1pm. We then went on to take the Bus to LAX since our hotel we had booked in advance for 25$ a night was supposed to be close to the airport. After waiting at LAX for a shuttle forever and then taking the wrong one, ending up at the Marriot with a bunch of snobs we decided to take a cab.
We got into the taxi in a pretty classy area full of hotels. As we were driving along things stopped looking classy. We were obviously entering a bad neighborhood. There were gangsters everywhere, as well as run down houses and cars full of graffiti. Now we saw why the hotel was so cheap. We hadn’t realized that it was in Inglewood, an area famous for gang violence. Google it!
Check out the safety instructions we were given in the hotel brochure.
A quick research on the Internet recommended not wearing blue or red clothing on the streets since the are has Bloods and Crip gangs. Of course i was wearing red shoes and Moritz a red t-shirt.
The mirror in the seedy room had burn marks on it and our window overlooked the hood.
We decided not to go back to downtown LA to be safe. When the shuttle came this morning to take us to LAX we were quite relieved!
Moe is on the plane back to Germany right now and I am waiting for my flight to New York City to board. I have another 16 days there before I fly home. Stoked!
We went on a roller coaster by the beach today. As you can see, it was quite a lot of fun!
We got to go to Home Ave ditch the other day, such a fun place!
The day after tomorrow we are taking a train to LA for a day, then Moritz flys home to Heidenheim an der Brenz and I go on to New York City.
We were riding this school in La Mesa when the cops pulled up. They kicked us out and strongly advised us to get out of that area because it was to sketchy for us. We landed in the hood without even noticing… Americuh!