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GrindWorks BMX

GrindWorks BMX

By Andrew Vargason
The GrindWorks Podcast is another extension of GrindWorks BMX and focuses on interacting with various guests and is loosely based around BMX and its sub-culture.
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Back In Studio: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 046
Welcomed back into the studio with technical difficulties and spent the episode complaining about a variety of topics, roasting our buddy Jesse, and going in-depth into the 2020 GrindWorks Jams with may-as-well-be co-host James Yusczyk. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: Derek Nelson IGTV Link to Week 0 Challenge AV IG TV Link to Week 5 Challenge Pittsburgh Jam Edit Binghamton Jam Edit - TBD
2:23:55
August 25, 2020
2020 Binghamton Jam Update: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 045
The Binghamton Jam is still on, but you gotta cover your face! Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0872QCBM7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
08:24
August 11, 2020
2020 Jam Updates: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 044
Coronavirus is throwing wrenches, but we haven't stopped yet. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.twitch.tv/grindworksav https://www.twitch.tv/thehambonettv http://grindworksbmx.storenvy.com/products/30570580-peg-life-pocket-tee
18:38
July 6, 2020
Solo Cast 2: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 043
This episode is a quick cut-in that has developed over the last couple days as I responded to the first Solo Cast, episode 039. In it, I discuss the overstretching of the GrindWorks branding again, Instajams status update, 2020 Jams announcement, and a couple other housekeeping items. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.instagram.com/grindworksav/ https://twitter.com/grindworksav/ https://mixer.com/grindworksav
23:53
June 12, 2020
Keystone RampWorks with Jeff and Mikki: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 042
This is the last of the skatepark and Coronavirus series and is with Jeff and Mikki of Keystone RampWorks (KSRW). KSRW is an indoor park that is only open part of the year until they secure a full-time location. Give this one a listen and go support the cause when you pass through the area! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.facebook.com/KeystoneRampworks/ https://www.keystonerampworks.com/
2:28:01
June 12, 2020
Wedgewood Ramps with Russell Kaye: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 041
Wedgewood Ramps is a skatepark in Youngstown, OH with an early-2000's vibe and layout. I sat down with Russell and talked about the history of the park, the short and long-term impacts of Coronavirus on Wedgewood, and what they have going on for the future. There's one more episode planned for the skateparks series around Coronavirus. After this one I think we'll highlight some more parks as we can, but plan to remove the focus on shutdowns. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.facebook.com/wedgewoodrampss/ https://www.facebook.com/KayesPainting
2:25:28
June 6, 2020
SK8-1-4 Park with Dub: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 040
SK8-1-4 is an all-inclusive skatepark in Altoona, PA with a heavy street influence. I sat down with Dub and talked about the history of the park as well as the short and long-term impacts of Coronavirus on SK8-1-4. There's some links at the bottom to SK8-1-4's social media, as well as a link to a reference made later in the podcast regarding police having "no duty" to protect you. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.instagram.com/sk814park/ https://www.facebook.com/supportthelocalgrind/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCODBMfrl-5thxw_63C5MUvg http://www.sk814park.com/ https://mises.org/power-market/police-have-no-duty-protect-you-federal-court-affirms-yet-again
1:42:21
May 31, 2020
Solo Cast 1: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 039
This is my first solo cast for the podcast and I go over some history of GrindWorks, overstretching the brand, 2020 Jams, the GrindWorks DVD Project, and some GrindWorks store updates. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvVkifxis2E&t=2s http://www.matweb.com/
59:51
May 22, 2020
The Wheel Mill with Harry Geyer: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 038
After having a plan in place to chat with Harry for an upcoming episode, and subsequently having all plans put on indefinite hold, I'm glad we were finally able to make this happen. Harry Geyer is the owner of The Wheel Mill bike park in Pittsburgh, PA. This episode is split into two main parts: The first is regarding some features of the park that are sometimes considered "lame" or "fun-killers" by patrons and allows Harry to explain why The Wheel Mill has to make some choices that they do and give him a voice in the discussion that happens within the park. He gives some really good insight into the "not-so-fun" sides of running a park and trying to create a sustainable business model. The second is regarding the current state of The Wheel Mill during the current Coronavirus pandemic, including some speculation into what re-opening "might" look like. There's some links at the bottom to point you towards the Vans shoe fundraiser, the shirt selection over at Ink Division, and The Wheel Mill social medias. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.vans.com/customizer.slip-on-classic.html?recipe=5eb2a4df58c152e185e75ad8e4de4863&icn=FTB_thewheelmill http://www.thewheelmill.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thewheelmill/ https://www.facebook.com/TheWheelMill/ https://shop.ink-division.com/wheelmill/shop/home email: info@thewheelmill.com
2:11:14
May 15, 2020
InstaJams Announcement: GrindWorks BMX 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 social media channels listed below for the flyers and more details as each event goes live! Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
32:29
May 9, 2020
James Weston: GrindWorks BMX 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. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqKCCaTKkfc https://vimeo.com/57270735
1:48:37
April 27, 2020
Karlis Fisers - Mantis Tattoo: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 035
This episode is with a small business owner and BMX rider in the Pittsburgh scene, Karlis Fisers, or as many will know him as Mantis Tattoo, or @813mantis. Karlis has ridden BMX since the early 1980's and also operated Mantis Tattoo, a tattoo and piercing shop, in Greensburg, PA for 16 years. As you can imagine much of the discussion is related to the current Corona Virus (COVID-19) epidemic and the impact on small businesses such as his own, but we definitely talk about BMX as well. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com Links: https://www.instagram.com/813mantis https://www.instagram.com/mantistattoo https://youtu.be/8A3jiM2FNR8 https://anchor.fm/diffrent-spokes/episodes/031-Dont-Spike-the-System-w-Liane-Battista-ebsmuf https://anchor.fm/diffrent-spokes/episodes/032-The-Yea-site--BMX-Brands---other-things-eca8kh
1:32:02
April 6, 2020
Socially Distanced (Live-Stream): GrindWorks BMX Podcast 034
This episode was more of an experiment than anything else; seeing both what I can manage to do with my computer setup and also how responsive the audience would be to a live-stream format with the podcast. I recruited James Yusczyk to help co-host it, which was intended to be together in the same room, but due to the current state of the world, decided to do it via Skype, which also gave us a starting point for discussion. This episode is somewhat a hodge-podge of information, jokes, and just a general hang-out with some of the Buffalo, NY crew who eventually hop into the Skype call towards the end. Overall, a fun episode to do. We didn't realize audio was being pushed at the beginning, but some of it was humorous so I edited it down and kept it in. I think we will do another one of these, but send your feedback and let us know what you think. For the full experience of this episode, check out the YouTube version. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us, especially if it can help me out with the Skype audio. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com  Links: www.mixer.com/grindworksbmx https://www.thebloombmx.com/2020/03/SupportTheWheelMill.html https://www.thebloombmx.com/2020/03/SupportTheYardOttawa.html https://www.thebloombmx.com/2020/03/SupportYourParkBreakingFree.html https://www.thebloombmx.com/2020/03/support-your-park-part-4-daniel-dhers.html https://anchor.fm/diffrent-spokes/episodes/031-Dont-Spike-the-System-w-Liane-Battista-ebsmuf
3:36:31
March 29, 2020
Brad Barker - Shins_are_beat: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 033
I've never met Brad in person, but we've known each other via the internet for quite some time. There wasn't much of a plan going into this episode and it really turned into a recorded hangout session where we chatted about plenty of things from video games to the Thrasher BMX Jihad article to social media. This isn't extremely focused and has some serious issues with syncing the audio to the Skype call which I will hopefully get fixed out better on future episodes if Skype is used. Regardless, there's some interesting discussion and we had a good time. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us, especially if it can help me out with the Skype audio. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com  Links:  420 Grinds Edit referenced within: https://vimeo.com/214113805 BMX Jihad (not original article): https://www.rotorburn.com/forums/index.php?threads/bmx-jihad.6111/
3:00:04
March 7, 2020
Sam Weber: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 032
A lot of you may have seen or talked to Sam in the past at a handful of different events throughout the East Coast. He commonly refers to himself as "Sam from Mexico", drives a Honda Element typically equipped with a tent on the roof, and is an active farmer in Upstate NY. Sam and I spent the entire weekend together before recording this, so we had a good bit to talk about. The first half of this podcast is very BMX and travel oriented. The latter half talks about farming and some of the stuff people may not know or understand about it. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, Anchor, and here on YouTube. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com  Links: 0:47:53 - www.instagram.com/myhondaelement 1:06:31 - www.instagram.com/sam_from_mexico 1:10:53 - https://youtu.be/Xsa46CXwfdY 1:55:00 - https://tractortestlab.unl.edu/
2:25:04
February 25, 2020
Tom Beckman: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 031
A couple weeks ago I got to sit down with Tom Beckman and chat about coming up in a booming scene in the middle-of-nowhere upstate NY and photography stuff, among plenty of other topics. Tom has been contributing photos to Our BMX in efforts to promote the current upstate NY scene. You can check his work out at www.tombeckmanphoto.com. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:36:55
February 17, 2020
Work Frames - a New BMX Company with John Corts: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 030
With the news of FBM closing their machine shop, a lot of questions have been circulating as to what happens next. For John Corts, its an opportunity to start fresh while continuing to do what he's passionate about: build high-quality bike frames. Here's some insight into what you can expect to see in the future as John get's things rolling with his new frame company, Work. And check back here soon, as I'll be updating the description with a link to his website as soon as it goes live! Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:42:38
January 27, 2020
2020 Winter Welcome Jam Promo: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 029.1
Andy sat down with Mike and Mark Potoczny to discuss the upcoming Winter Welcome Jam taking place at The Wheel Mill on January 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. If you want to listen to the rest of the interview, check it out here and start at 10:00. Check out the details at http://www.thewheelmill.com/winter-welcome-2020/ and follow @welcomejam , @thewheelmill , @michaelpotoczny , and @markpotoczny on Instagram. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
10:55
January 4, 2020
2020 Winter Welcome Jam: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 029
Andy sat down with Mike and Mark Potoczny to discuss the upcoming Winter Welcome Jam taking place at The Wheel Mill on January 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. If you came from the short version and want to pick up where you left off, start at 10:00.  Check out the details at http://www.thewheelmill.com/winter-welcome-2020/ and follow @welcomejam , @thewheelmill , @michaelpotoczny , and @markpotoczny on Instagram.  Feel free to drop a comment with feedback and any other suggestions for us.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel!  www.grindworksbmx.com
50:45
January 4, 2020
First Time Using the New Setup (with Brant Moore): GrindWorks BMX Podcast 028
Brant Moore and I sat down and put the new setup to use both recording this episode and live streaming it on @brantmoore 's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWGijuL19i21bgv_ow2i2YA  The new setup feels good and should be substantially higher quality than previous uploads (recording at 1080p now, versus the 540p before). The ability to live-stream and record at the same time is going to be interesting as we move forward, although I'm unsure how often it will be utilized. When I do use it, I will likely stream to Mixer: www.mixer.com/grindworksbmx Feel free to drop a comment with feedback on how this episode looked and sounded and any other suggestions for us. There are still some finer details being worked out within the studio setup itself, so there will still be a few changes coming in the future! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Tik Tok, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:22:33
December 15, 2019
Kevin Czuba: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 027
I sat down with Kevin Czuba while up in Buffalo a couple weeks back. We talked about a lot of mid-school BMX fun. I also had James Yusczyk co-hosting again. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback on how this episode sounded and any other suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup continues to unfold! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:28:48
November 12, 2019
"What Really Grinds My Gears" with Sam Schrage: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 026
I've wanted to sit down in person with Sam Schrage for a while and get an episode recorded and it hasn't been able to work out. And, a while back we recorded a short test with the Anchor App and decided that while I was out of town for work it would be a good time to give it a real shot and record an episode. Sam and I chatted for quite some time about some random and at times probably controversial topics. I am throwing this episode together rather quickly and trying to lock down another episode while out in Seattle. Feel free to drop a comment with feedback on how this episode sounded and any other suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup continues to unfold! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
4:24:37
October 23, 2019
Podcast Recap: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 025
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 025: This episode has been in the works for a while and I really wanted it to be episode 020. However, the interviews kept flowing and we hit 020 without a chance to record this. Anyway, this is a recap episode, talking about some of the changes over time that the podcast has had. It's timed perfectly as the last episode recorded at my (Andrew's) old apartment and the next episode will (most likely) be recorded in the new studio/office setup at my house. If someone wants to record an audio-only episode again, I would obviously squeeze that in beforehand. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup continues to unfold! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:27:47
October 13, 2019
Current Events from a Month Ago: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 024
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 024: Before packing up and moving to a new house, I sat down with James Yusczyk to do some recent event recap. I had no intention of it taking a month for me to be set up again, and even worse, I'm still not really. I didn't record an intro or outro for this one and just throwing it up as-recorded. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup continues to unfold! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:58:33
September 20, 2019
Keihin Sherry and Travis Hockenberry: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 023
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 023: Following the GrindWorks Pittsburgh Street Jam, I met up with Keihin and Travis at their local park, SK8-1-4, and chatted on their loading dock about the jam and riding in general. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There will be some changes coming in the future as a new studio setup happens with Andy's move to a new home! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:35:03
August 23, 2019
No Worries Crew: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 022
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 022: My old buddies Andy Rozelle and Tom Beckman came down to Pittsburgh for a long weekend back at the end of June. While they were here, we recorded this episode about their project/crew NWC BMX (No Worries Crew). Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
3:08:05
August 12, 2019
Matt Vargason: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 021
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 021: This podcast was a fun one, specifically because it was just a typical hangout with my brother, Matt Vargason. Matt is a photographer and skateboarder, which lends to a slightly different discussion than usual. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
3:29:01
July 18, 2019
Cody Dixon "The Barend Guy": GrindWorks BMX Podcast 020
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 020: While most of you will know him as "The Bar End Guy", Cody Dixon is an interesting guy with a lot to talk about. Cody is good friends with the NoWear BMX crew and we talk quite a bit about them and what they have going on out in Nebraska. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
3:06:06
July 8, 2019
Mitch McCracken and MHS Manufacturing: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 019
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 019: Back to our regular format! Pittsburgh local, Mitch McCracken, was finally able to make it out and talk about his side business MHS Manufacturing. He is currently doing sprockets in various sizes and takes small orders for custom hangers, parts, etc. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:19:16
June 30, 2019
Derek Nelson and Andy Nelson: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 018
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 018: I was happy to be able to get some time with long-time friend Derek Nelson and asked his brother Andy to sit in with us as well. Like most of the time with both of them, we ended up just loosely chatting and joking around in Andy's living room. This is the second episode recorded using the portable recording setup. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:17:30
June 9, 2019
Cameron Turan: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 017
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 017: While visiting family up in Binghamton, NY I was able to link up with GrindWorks OG and co-founder, Cameron Turan. We hung out in his garage and chatted for a while, all while trying out the new portable setup for recording podcasts. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:20:20
May 31, 2019
Chris Doyle: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 016
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 016: BMX legend and Pittsburgh local, Chris Doyle, was kind enough to stop by and hang out for a bit. We talked about BMX podcasts, including his own Palaver podcast; how he ended up living in Pittsburgh; and drops some big news about his family and future. This episode was recorded 2 months ago and intentionally delayed, as it was originally slated to be episode 014. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:21:54
May 20, 2019
Ryan Connelly: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 015
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 015: Pittsburgh local, Ryan Connelly, comes by the podcast and we talk about injuries, BMX, and music. This episode has been a long time coming, as it was recorded almost a month ago, and then we just haven't had the time to get it processed and uploaded. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com
2:22:04
May 11, 2019
Zach Bearley: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 014
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 014: Pittsburgh local, Zach Bearley, comes by the podcast and we talk about spots, filming, and BMX. This episode has been a long time coming, as it was recorded almost a month ago, and then we just haven't had the time to get it processed, record an intro, and get it uploaded. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:59:39
April 23, 2019
Rhett Atwood and The Block: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 013
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 013: This week Rhett Atwood came by to talk about his new project he is trying to kickstart outside of Pittsburgh. Rhett envisions a 24-hour bike park and we discuss his plan to make that happen. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We don't have any major improvements planned, but are always open to new things! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:51:51
March 25, 2019
Brad Gibbs: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 012
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 012: Brad Gibbs is a name that rings synonymous with Pittsburgh BMX and Pittsburgh street riding. He's been wanting to do one of these podcasts pretty much since the beginning and we definitely should have had him on sooner. We talked about quite a bit during this episode, including Brad needing a hook up on some wheels (hint hint!). Sit back and check out: Brad Gibbs! Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. www.grindworksbmx.com
2:08:16
March 16, 2019
Josh Carrasco: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 011
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 011: Josh Carrasco came out to Pittsburgh from Chicago and before he left, we chatted about the Chicago BMX scene, filming, traveling, and security. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:02:54
March 6, 2019
Portland, Maine Crew: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 010
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 010: For this episode, I sat down with a small crew from Portland, Maine that came through the Pittsburgh area and crashed at the apartment. I've met Josiah Webber a few times in the past, and Byron Dill and Bryon Farley for the first time on this trip of theirs. This is the first podcast with multiple guests on at once. I'm curious to see what you guys think of this dynamic and whether we should stick to one-on-one podcasts for the foreseeable future, or play more with multiple people. This episode also sticks with the separate "intro" and "outro" and will now be a mainstay in the podcast as well. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. We hope you enjoy the show, and don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! www.grindworksbmx.com
2:17:07
February 25, 2019
"Jash" Geyer: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 009
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 009: Josh "Jash" Geyer swung by to talk about BMX, life, and pants. This podcast introduces an "intro" and "outro" which may become a regular thing, but is undecided at the moment. As the intro will describe, there was some technical difficulty with the YouTube version of this episode and the video quality is terrible. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:42:52
February 17, 2019
Brant Moore: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 008
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 008: Brant Moore came out to Pittsburgh for the Winter Welcome Jam at The Wheel Mill and crashed with Andrew Vargason while in town. Brant wanted to discuss some controversial BMX topics and we definitely get into it. This podcast was originally intended to go up last week, but due to the delay for episode 007, this one slid out too. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us.  There were no substantial changes or adjustments to the setup for episode 008, but we are still maintaining a list of improvements and ideas we'd like to implement.  The biggest upcoming change we want to make is to adjust camera placement for the YouTube version, which will include raising them up and isolation so that they are not prone to shock when the table gets bumped. These changes won't happen until episode 011 at the earliest (there's a backlog of episodes right now), but likely an episode or two later than that. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com
2:25:02
February 10, 2019
DJ Lockett: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 007
GrindWorks BMX Podcast 007: Andrew Vargason sits down with DJ Lockett about bikes, children, and life in general. This one is up a week later than originally scheduled to launch audio-only versions of the podcast over here on Anchor. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There were no substantial changes or adjustments to the setup for episode 007, but we are still maintaining a list of improvements and ideas we'd like to implement. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to the Channel! www.grindworksbmx.com
1:12:36
February 4, 2019
Chase Bucci: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 006
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 006: Chase Bucci talks about work, travel, bikes, and we promote the upcoming (01/26/2019) Winter Welcome Jam at The Wheel Mill bike park in Pittsburgh, PA. Had to post this one up ahead of schedule to make sure you have time to change your plans and get to Pittsburgh this weekend!  Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We discuss at the end of this episode adding names to the podcast titles for easier viewing later on, but you probably noticed I already made these changes while uploading podcast 005.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor.  www.grindworksbmx.com 
2:18:13
January 31, 2019
Jesse Herzog: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 005
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 005: Jesse Herzog comes on the show and we talk about bike riding, filming, and some upcoming projects. Jesse currently runs All Things Shred, a mixed sport outlet covering anything his crew is into at the time. He also discusses future plans he has with starting a new brand moving forward.   Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We got the boom arm, shock mount, wind screen, and pop filter all equipped to the microphone for this episode, so hopefully the sound is a little better.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com 
2:51:57
January 31, 2019
Jake Hoebler: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 004
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 004: Jake Hoebler comes on the show and we talk about bikes, filming, travel, and some upcoming projects. Jake currently runs BMXASFXCK and may have another brand in the works, which he talks about here. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. There were no significant changes from podcast 003 to podcast 004 as they were recorded only a day apart. A boom arm has been ordered and that should be received and mounted before the next podcast is recorded.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com 
1:43:18
January 31, 2019
Alex Stape: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 003
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 003: Andrew Vargason chats with Alex Stape about his recent motorcycle accident, his road to recovery, and what he's been up to in the meantime. Note: Audio gets a little sketchy around the 17:30 mark as a few details had to be removed on Alex's behalf. Sorry about that. Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We still need to mount the microphone on an arm to balance audio better.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, Youtube, and here on Anchor.  www.grindworksbmx.com 
57:30
January 30, 2019
Tyler Cramer: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 002
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 002: Andrew Vargason sits down with Tyler Cramer about bikes, filming, travel, and some upcoming projects. This is the second GrindWorks BMX podcast and it took a little more time than anticipated to line up.  Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. We need to come up with an elegant way to mount the microphone, as AV's audio volume is slightly louder than Tyler's.  Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor. www.grindworksbmx.com 
1:50:36
January 30, 2019
James Yusczyk: GrindWorks BMX Podcast 001
 GrindWorks BMX Podcast 001: Andrew Vargason sits down with recent Pittsburgh transplant James Yusczyk about bikes, work, travel, and living in his office/studio. This is the first podcast of hopefully many, with lots for us to learn and improve in the meantime.  Feel free to drop a comment with suggestions for us. Thanks for listening and hit us on the socials at @grindworks_bmx on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat; and @grindworksbmx on Facebook, Mixer, YouTube, and here on Anchor.  www.grindworksbmx.com 
57:18
January 25, 2019