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i don't know much about street trials riding, but i know when its good


don't forget to pick your jaw up when you leave

jeff, carnaby st

make time

  • Posted by ade
  • 20 April 2009


founder found at itwe have just designed the new summer catalogue.

we are launching our new tee brand teepay.

we are buying some new software.

we have three shops to look after.

we have new ranges to design.

and we have all the other problems and to do lists to do.

and like everyone we think we can't justify the time to play. but play is the stuff the unravels the knots in the mind. it reformats your thoughts.  it deletes some of the stuff we don't need.

and it makes life, family, job and self good again.

we went down to the trails at Brecfa on Saturday morning and rode the black trail with Alec and Andy. the sun shone, the trails were mainly dustyand every rider we met was grinning the grin. home for lunch.

go play more when you think you can't.

the boardroom bmx and skateshop in ireland had this up amongst many other fine little treats. you cant knock the sharkey. apologies in advance for the totally crap film ad mpora tack on the end of this, press stop quick, it's painful.

More BMX >>

Nick Hand travelled to the Midlands a couple of weeks back to photograph Brooks Saddles of West Bromwich.  This one is a bit different but we love it all the same!

TIP: Go fullscreen (small icon, right hand corner) it looks amazing!

click here for embed code.


  • Posted by ade
  • 9 April 2009

in 2001 howies did their first catalogue. it was taken at some trails with some dirt jumpers.

one of the riders was Joe Anchor who would always go bigger.

At the Manchester sample sale I met Tim Royal from whitenosugarproductions.com who caught Joe on some super8 in the same year with some other riders we went on to sponsor, and some other riders who became big names.

This was filmed before they were really good and is a nice bit of footage showing great riders just riding summery trails.

Joe Anchor, Jim Davage, Chris Smith, Steve Geall and Olly and Grant Feilder.

The Ride

  • Posted by ruben
  • 9 April 2009


We just received a delivery of The Ride magazine, issue 2. It looks beautiful.

It has created quite a stir in the office, with many staff keen to get their orders in.

We don't have many, but anything that survives the bike mad howies staff in full feeding frenzy mode will be going up online later today... I have a feeling they'll be selling out fast so you're going to have to be quick if you want to get your hands on a copy.

We will also be sending a very limited quantity (just 21, in fact) to each of the howies shops in London and Bristol, so if you're around this weekend drop by to check it out, I promise it'll make you happy. London have theirs already and Bristol will be getting theirs on Saturday.

Only 2000 of these were printed. Once they're gone, they're gone.

UPDATE: it's in stock - Click Here To Get Yours

Sidehacks for Greyboy

  • Posted by tim
  • 4 April 2009

Gawton/Believe the Hype

  • Posted by tim
  • 2 April 2009


The boys and girls over at dirt mag were raving about their trip to Devon earlier in the week, apparently the place is just incredible. They just posted some pics and a helmet cam video up on their site here. If your into Mountainbiking you'll love this place.


The TT bike is finally finished.

I took it for a wee spin on the weekend.
The wee spin turned into a bit of a cheek-wrecking trek though.

Must buy some padded pants.

(apologies if that title wrote a cheque that the story didn't cash).



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