Nice edit sent in by Moya from the Bicycle Film Festival Flat jam this weekend, featuring Alberto Moya, Guelo Monzón, Santiago Notario, Miguel Tardío, Fernando Bayona, Alex Plaza and Varo Hernandez.
Filming: Paula Llorente and Alberto Moya.
Repo by: Morgan Peckosh
This was the second event for bicycles held in the Matadero, a cultural and art center that is built in an old abandoned slaughterhouse. The first was a jam in May with some workshops for flat and bmx with little kids. We had a jam and the crowd was really excited by flatland and we were invited back.
This time the collective La Traba, that recently was told they will have to leave the building they have been squating for over 3 years, was asked to organize a small contest for flatland and Street for the Bicycle Film Festival, a festival of movies and documentaries about bicycles.
As there were two contests already in the last month, Flatland Expressions and the contest at La Traba, we decided to have a little more fun and just do a chill contest. We started with a bicycle limbo contest, where people had to go under a bar either on one wheel or two. Moya won the one Wheel limbo, with a half packer, and Alex Plaza won the two Wheel limbo. Then we did some old school contests like the gerator battle, funky chicken battle, and longest cliffhanger contest. The stubborn and militant Guelo won gerator and funky chicken battles and Moya won the longest cliffhanger. The last flatland challenge was a kind of cone slalom set up with trash cans. Nobody seemed to really get the hang of it but Fernando Bayona did do a surfer through the whole curse. Unfortunately since everyone was participating in these challenges, no one filmed it.
Second we had a small jam circle type contest where everyone competed and everyone had three runs. Then everyone voted on Best Style, Most Original, Most technical, and Most Consistency. Miguel Tardio won Best Style and Most Technical, pulling all three of his runs flawlessly and dropping some very difficult cross foot whiplash nose wheelie combos. I don´t think Miguel ever gets nervous and it is always fun to watch him in contests because his combos are at least 8 tricks longs every time.
Moya won most original. Everyone on flatmatters already knows Moya and all his one footed and frame tricks. He has a very clear visión of where he wants to take his riding and every day he is opening new doors that have never been opened by other riders.
Most consistent went to Santiago Notario who just recently (finally!) put cranks on his bike. It was his second time riding with cranks but it didn´t seem to change his smooth back Wheel, scuff, roll style.
As always in Madrid, at the end of the contest, the riding doesn´t stop. Afterwards everyone went to the center to keep riding and chill. The flatlanders of Madrid wish you a great holiday season and we promise you higher level of tricks, insanity, and fun in 2013.