Since of recent I can't do one of my harsh but favorite things to do...run. No ranting or raving and another whole story why I run. But I can't now. Making up for this I started to walk. Walking sucks. Its slow, you know you can go faster, and there is a slowing sense but also a feeling of old in the air. But I started this and would like to on the daily. Beats headphones and The Moth. This is how I roll...or walk. You see when I ran I had no music so my mind for 20 some minutes was working in a way that was so productive. Figuring out the day, what is going on, what is going to go on, etc. Now walking with storytelling really chokes me up. The words, situations, execution, order of events, events, and most of all so well played. So follow me on my walk today. Restrepo is a War Documentary where two men allow the realities of war to speak for themselves in an unnarrated documentary about a U.S. platoon in Afghanistan. Sebastian is telling his short story about this as I see a lady picking up dog poop. Very nice people carry lil baggies and scoop up piping hot fresh (and hopefully firm) dog poop. We all have seen this but this lady lifted the tail of her dog to check for some unintentional stray near the asshole. Not finding any she proceeded to keep walking. As they walked by me in normal fashion I lift my hand as to greet people in a very informal way but its just kind enough to show we notice each other. The fucking dog had shoes on. Kid you not. 4 shoes with little like buckles or some shit that looked so fancy and nice it made my head skip. Actually had to rewind this story I was into cause shoes on a dog abrupted my thoughts. Thank you for reading this. I could go on more...but this is my intro so take it. Enjoy. -Chad D
Mat Olson had this to say, I blame it on FB reminding us of our relationships and putting that date stamp in our heads: "Damn. This is a milestone for sure. Growing up as a kid watching videos as well as X Games this man's name was frequently on my television set. Fast forward to today and I am proud to be riding for his company. One of the most supportive people in Bmx, I can't thank you enough. Looking forward to many more years Chad Degroot "
German plastic man at @bmxcologne few days ago!
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#bmxtrickstars will be performing @funspotamericathemeparks#kissimmee tomorrow for the last time this #summer#robnolli@theweavbmx
"Screen grab from the #pushermountaintrip still on hype level 12 from our trip up to the mountains. What a great way to clear your mind and get back to basics. Thanks again @elevatedperspective for handling the movie box throughout the entire trip." @matuptobat
"The only thing I could think of while lining up this transfer was, more cowbell! Haha such a good time in the mountains. Parks galore! This is Leadville, one of the highest cities there is. Just over 10k in elevation." - @matuptobatMannie Nogueira - DecoBMX 2017 from MannieNogueira on Vimeo.
@matuptobat with a quick pick of the nose while @prestonlevi snaps the shutter.
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