747 Days Of BSD Transmission
A DIG 99.5 Re-Print
Photos by Fred Murray, Vince Perraud, Jason Colledge & Ben McPherson
Over the past two years or so the BSD team have been scouring the out edges of the atmosphere for the finest spots available - the result, BSD's epic 'Transmission' DVD. Whether it's being chased by a machine gun toting French gypsy or having babies, the team went through the full cycle of full-length DVD ups and downs and we got to be there to witness a lot of it, thankfully not the baby bit though. Here's a look at some of the experiences from each rider's point of view, via the pages of DIG 99.5.
"What was it like shooting guns for the first time on this trip? Pretty daunting. No checks, two minutes of showing us around the guns and the guy gave me and Donny a hand gun and an assault rifle. Then we were well on our way to making the world a safer place."— Mike 'Jersey' Taylor
“When I think about all the places I'm going to go and what you want to do for the DVD, my heart starts to race. It makes me anxious. I’m always down for adventure but fuck going to space! There’s too much shit I need to do on this planet first.”
— Dan Paley
"That's some astronaut kinda shit. Shabba"
"We were in Shanghai and Alex and I decided to go out one night. We were trying to wave down a taxi to take us closer to a club but ended up stopping a sketchy dude on a motorbike who assured us for a small fee he could get me and Alex there. We said fuck it and got on. I was the meat in a Chinese/Scottish sandwich as Alex refused to go tip to tail with the Chinese guy. I spent the entire time in tears from laughing and right as we got to the club the dude almost washed out the front wheel in the rain. We then paid the guy and spent the next few hours in a Chinese hip hop bar, best night ever."— Liam Zingbergs
“For Transmission I put a lot of pressure on myself to try and push things more than I normally would.”
— Alex Donnachie
"Luc was desperate to three this gap and we knew his chance would come at half-time. Once everyone was busy sucking on their oranges, Luc floored it and nailed it.."— Fred Murray
"Watching Reed Stark ride is like watching a really happy spaniel puppy on crack find a hole full of bones. His appetite for burly spots is insatiable. "
"What the photo doesn't show as well is the final stage ice! Leezy coming in hot for his 'Transmission' banger."
About that intro photo...
“BSD dudes are the best at keeping up the energy so once someone sets the tone its only a matter of time before someone else answers back with something else to get everyone freakin' out….”— David Grant
S&M - Hella Hoe Down Trip
Cut Loose Down Under
Kris Fox - Southbound In Big Blue
Australian BMX Rules