The Wheel Mill with Harry Geyer: GrindWorks Podcast 038

I’m really happy to finally have this episode recorded because Harry and I had this discussion a couple months ago, made basic arrangement to have the discussion via podcast, and then Coronavirus happened and put everyone on Stay-At-Home orders and closed The Wheel Mill for an undetermined amount of time, starting at 15 days, extending to 30, and now at 2 months long, there’s no end in sight for a re-opening.

There’s some more info after the jump to help fill the back-story that is alluded to at the beginning of this episode and will give you some additional context. There’s also some links to the fundraisers, so click to… Continue reading “The Wheel Mill with Harry Geyer: GrindWorks Podcast 038”

Week 0: Quarantine Barspins – GrindWorks Instajams

The first GrindWorks InstaJam event is Quarantine Barspins. As explained in the InstaJams Announcement Podcast, this is a pretty loose jam event. Do a barspin in your home, apartment, garage, etc… Let’s keep it to the “Stay-at-Home” theme for this one, as it’s Week 0, and at least here in SouthWestern PA, we are still under a stay at home order. Entries are due by 05/16/2020.

Check out the announcement post on Instagram for some examples of a quarantine barspin, but have fun and make it your own!

Instajams 2020 Week 0

Check out after the jump for more details and the few applicable Guidelines. Continue reading “Week 0: Quarantine Barspins – GrindWorks Instajams”

InstaJams Announcement: GrindWorks Podcast 037

Jams and contests seem to be a question on everyone’s minds right now as we begin to re-emerge from nation-wide stay-at-home orders and quarantines, while restrictions on gatherings remain in place. We have been trying to come up with an alternative for the last month or so and decided on a set of weekly InstaJams. Listen in for more details and check out the @grindworks_bmx Instagram for the flyers and more details as each event goes live!

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle! Continue reading “InstaJams Announcement: GrindWorks Podcast 037”

James Weston: GrindWorks Podcast 036

James is originally from the Owego, New York area and many of you will know him from the Binghamton scene; he now lives in Austin, Texas. I caught up with him when I was visiting in January, but couldn’t make a podcast happen in-person, so we did it via Skype while we’re all still quarantined. This was very Binghamton-scene oriented and came out with a few good ideas for future episodes as well.

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle, as referenced above!

Some links to referenced info are as follows:
CJ’s Skatepark Edit
ACEBMX Video

As always, we are open to feedback, suggestions, and general comments to help us improve the podcast and the content for you guys. Let us know what you think and who you’d like to see in the future!

-AV

Anchor: https://anchor.fm/grindworksbmx

Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grindworks-bmx/id1451104775?mt=2&uo=4

Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy84Y2Q5Nzg4L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ND85JtU1S2LAwHo2jrqwM

Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/grindworks-bmx

Pocket Casts: https://pca.st/e0n1

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/grindworks-bmx-69aL03

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/grindworks-bmx

Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1451104775/grindworks-bmx

Karlis Fisers – Mantis Tattoo: GrindWorks Podcast 035

We recorded this one earlier tonight and its live now! Sometimes we CAN do things quickly! Anyways, Karlis took the time to call in and discuss BMX and the impacts of the Corona virus on a small business, Mantis Tattoo.

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle, as referenced above! Continue reading “Karlis Fisers – Mantis Tattoo: GrindWorks Podcast 035”

Socially Distanced (Live-Stream): GrindWorks Podcast 034

This past Saturday we did a live-stream podcast and were lucky to have some good interaction on the stream. We went live through our Mixer Channel, which you should go hit with a follow for future shows.

James Yusczyk co-hosted while we took on random comments and topics from chat, tending to be based loosely on the stay-at-home orders and Coronavirus. This episode was more of a learning experience than anything else, and as such, is pretty loose in the formatting. Regardless, check this one out and hopefully you’ll be able to participate in the next one!

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle, as referenced above! Continue reading “Socially Distanced (Live-Stream): GrindWorks Podcast 034”

Brad Barker: GrindWorks Podcast 033

It just seems par for the course lately for me to be posting about the podcast a few days after it’s live, so make sure you follow/subscribe to the YouTube Channel and/or the audio only version on your favorite podcast platform (check the growing list out after the jump).

Anyway, this was my second time using Skype as an interview and the first time it worked well enough for me to post it, although the results can (and will) be better in the future. Anyway, most of you probably know Brad as @shins_are_beat on Instagram. Although we’ve never met in-person, this felt more like a casual hang-out than an interview. We may try to get a more formal interview set up soon, but I think you’ll feel like you know him regardless after listening to this one.

I’d also like to get a live-stream going at some point and will be doing that on our Mixer channel, so hit that with a follow too.

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle, as referenced above! Continue reading “Brad Barker: GrindWorks Podcast 033”

Sam Weber: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 032

This podcast has been live for a day now and I’m just now getting around to posting the formal announcement. At any rate, some of you who already subscribe to the YouTube Channel or the audio version on spotify, apple podcasts, google podcasts, etc. (see the end of this post) may have already tuned in. If you’re not currently a subscriber, go subscribe now!

Now the important part, Sam Weber. Sam is a farmer from Upstate, NY with a passion for BMX. He travels, attends events, and rides when possible. Chances are, you’ve seen him around and possibly even chatted with him before. He’s an interesting guy with a lot to talk about.

The first half of this episode is mostly BMX focused and transitions to farming for the second half, which is a very interesting discussion. Towards the end, Sam starts getting into conspiracy theories, but due to some time crunches, we had to cut that one off and plan on a round 2. If you can’t wait, maybe you’ll have to catch Sam at an upcoming event, such as Swampfest, and ask him yourself.

Without further adieu, Sam Weber:

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle, as referenced above! Continue reading “Sam Weber: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 032”

Tom Beckman: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 031

Tom Beckman has been on the show before, on the No Worries Crew Podcast (Episode 022),  but he was pretty sick and didn’t really get to talk much. This time around is different and he’s substantially more alive and mildly more entertaining. We chat a little about the most recent No Worries Crew project, #betterlate, and then focus more on Tom and his photography as Tom Beckman Photo.

There’s lots of good content after the jump and also some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle, including a new one! Continue reading “Tom Beckman: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 031”

Work Frames – A New BMX Company with John Corts: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 030

In case you haven’t heard the news yet, FBM has closed it’s machine shop and left long-time welder, John Corts, on his own to either move onto other things, or start his own brand. With close to 20 years of frame-building experience, it’s not surprising that he is starting his own brand, simply dubbed ‘Work’.

John doesn’t get into a lot of details about the separation with FBM, so if you’re looking for drama, look elsewhere; but if you want to know what’s next for one of the best frame builders in the industry, click play and go follow what he’s up to at @jcortsmetalworks on Instagram. Also, check back for his website link as that goes live soon!

Some links to check out the podcast on various other platforms as fits your lifestyle can be found after the jump! Continue reading “Work Frames – A New BMX Company with John Corts: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 030”