Not even a tsunami warning could stop the 2022 One Love Jam, and Darin Wright came through with this awesome edit showcasing some of the riding that went down in Newport Beach, California. Don’t miss this one!
12 Years into running Flatmattersonline on Friday 27th November 2020, it was time for something new for the site.
After various conversations with my co-host Pete Brandt during our lockdown here in the UK, the “Flat Only” COGcast is born, the title “Flat ONLY” seemed to be the most fitting, and described the direction we both feel strongly about, Pete suggested changing “POD” to “COG” to keep inline with that flatland feel.
On the evening of our 12th anniversary, I got together via zoom with Pete Brandt, Bobby Carter, Jody Temple and man of the moment, Peter Olsen to talk about all things 12 years of Flatmattersonline, Wheelie bikes as a trend, lack of flatland frames currently available, the latest video parts, reemergence of flatland only brands, back injuries and much much more. It was a great conversation, check the timestamps below for a quick reference of what is discussed when.
Grab a cuppa FM style and enjoy the first episode….
00:00 Intro to the FLAT ONLY cogcast, introducing Pete Brandt, and our guests Bobby Carter and Jody Temple!
5:38 12 years of FM, at what point did you guys start checking FM?
12:04 Questions for Effraim about running Flatmatters?
29:13 COVID has affected everyone’s riding. The pros and cons.
41:15: View on the over saturated market of old school frames
43:00 And not much choice in modern day flat frames….
53:57 Peter Olsen joins the show.
55:18 The reemergence of FLAT ONLY brands.
1:05:18 Back injuries and the importance of stretching…
1:11:50 Flatmattersonline year end awards coming up! So many amazing edits lately including Pete Olsen’s Ritual part….
1:26:59 Are wheelie bikes going to be the future or a passing trend?
It’s a good day for content today, if you watched Doses X V1.0 it’s time to watch part 2 of the Doses project put together by Adam Guild.
Featuring Bobby Carter, Thiago BB, Robert Victoria, Adam Guild, Lindsey Bode, Dax Wolford, Juan Carlos Moronta, Matt Thomas, Anthony Schneidewind, Scott Hagnas, Malte Orth, Francis Chase Santos, Sean Porter, Juan Carlos Arracera, Frank Ruiz, Rosey Taylor,
Mark Harris, Rodney Williams.
What’s up everybody?
I hope everyone is safe and well at home during this really difficult time. A couple of people shared the idea to post the first ten clips on one edit to look back over, and during this lockdown period. I have plenty of time to kill, so here are the first the clips that started back in January of this year.
These clips have become a thing, and I am really stoked on the reaction to doing these. Thanks to all the riders that taken part so far and shared their progressive lines with all of us.
Sietse Van Berkel
Keep checking back:
Every Wednesday, a new clip on http://www.flatmattersonline.com
Great footage of Terry Adams tearing the King of Ground in Nagoya, Japan a new one. This made me think of Bobby Carter’s Diversion 5.0 so let’s place that below for your viewing pleasure. I miss seeing the King of Ground contest footage, so much energy.
Dusty Tweedhope catches up with Bobby Carter to review Landscapes 3, the new downloadable video from Stewart Munro and Simon O’Brien. This is a good one, where Bobby and Dusty talk about the issue of paying for a downloadable video.
The value of a full video, submitting footage and Stewart dealing with that, the rider list and most of the riders being under the radar. Great perspective from Bobby, who of course has done it all video wise, I loved the part where Bobby is talking about the culture of flatland and use of social media. This is a good listen whilst your getting on with your daily grind.
Hit the link below to listen to this episode:
Download the film here:
https://gumroad.com › jeudb
Photos: Effraim, Juan Lopez, Bobby Carter.
The 9th annual One Love Jam in Newport Beach, California was lived up to all the hype I have heard over the years. We were staying around an hour away in Corona, and I believe it was James McGraw who said “it will be sunny at the beach Effraim”. I remember thinking “yeah yeah, that’s not going to happen”, low and beyond we arrive at picture perfect Newport Beach and the sunshine is booming, girls in bikinis everywhere, hockey players, and a fast smooth newly resurfaced riding spot which is large enough to hold 120 riders pretty comfortably with a California beach backdrop.
Adam Guild is on the ball with updates, and this is a big one! Let’s call this one a Christmas treat for us all, Doses 7 is here and features a stacked lineup of riders from across the globe including: Louis Orth, Bobby Carter, Cherechukwu Udenkwere, Adam Guild, Lindsey La Arkea, Anthony Schneidewind, Marty Clark, Jose Polanco, Wilmi Sanchez, Alexis Guzman, Duinaby Marte, Audi Garcia, Juan Carlos Moronta, Rosey Taylor, Fernando Novak, Rodney Williams, Luis Palmas, Chris Saldivaa, Brandon Hopkins, Adrian Sanchez, Indy Armstrong, Jay Marley, Buddy Wingren, Thiago BB, and Bobby Burge.
At over an hour long, sit down and enjoy this one with a beverage of choice.
Wow, this week sure has gone fast! We are already on episode 5 and sorting to wind down the exclusive content to celebrate 10 years of Flatmattersonline. Today it is the turn of Bobby Carter, Bill Nitschke and Terry Adams to take the hot seat as we approach the final episode tomorrow.
The annual One Love jam is going down this weekend in Newport Beach California, need to escape the cold ass winter where you are and ride outside in the Cali sunshine? This jam is for you! Widely regarded as the curtain opener for the year, So cal is the place to be. Bobby Carter gets the poster this year. Whose going? Looking forward t the edits from this one..