'SPAINFUL' PHOTO JOURNAL
The rain in Spain falls mostly on Madrid
Photos by Fred Murray
"Let's go to Spain in April - the weather will be fine!" Unfortunately Spain had other ideas for our DIG X Subrosa X Shadow trip but that didn't stop the crew from bagging some incredible clips (and not so incredible injuries).
Jiri Blabol, Simone Barraco, Miguel Smajli, Mo Nussbaumer, and TM Ryan Sher were joined by young Spanish talent and recent team addition Saúl Vilar for a week in Madrid. It wasn't just the bad weather we had to battle either - throughout the week the capital's spots ate up and spat out Simone, Jiri and Ryan. Shout out to Ryan who ended up breaking his elbow on a wild gap to wallride - hopefully he'll be back in action soon.
It wasn't easy, but the crew got there in the end. Scroll down for a look at what went down both on the bikes and off...
It seemed like pigeons were a constant source of traffic at this famous Madrid spot. Luckily this wasn't a case of killing two birds with one bike.
Miguel - Tires, tires, 180 bar while yet another protest went on round the corner.
"It wasn't easy, but the crew got there in the end."
This was the first proper dry day we got and everyone was choking to ride. Ryan took a hell of a nasty slam after his third attempt at a wild gap to wallride, only slamming due to his ass getting stuck in the back wheel. He managed to get his hands out, saving his face, but broke his elbow in the process. Fast forward ten minutes and he began to pass out in front of us while waiting for the ambulance. Scary times but these moments remind you how tight the BMX family is.
'SPAINFUL' - DIG X SUBROSA X SHADOW
Simone Barraco, Jiri Blabol, Mo Nussbaumer and Miguel Smajli - More Info
Mo throwing down for the crowd of crack fans in the back.
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