Back in 2006 we did a road trip starting at the Banks Jam in NYC, and ending in Ohio. On board at some point in the journey were: Bob, Wormz, Vinnie, Tyrone, Keith Terra, Paul Horan, Big James, George D, Tom, Edwin, Osso, Wiz, Steven, and Jerry DeLeon, AKA Launchpad. All the footage went into a short video that became #1 of the Q.S.S. (Quick Shit Series) videos. A few hundred DVD’s were made, and given out for free. A few months or so after the DVD was released, it was uploaded to YouTube by someone with the user name “montrealbmx”; no one has any idea who that is. Somehow the video has gotten over three million views and still counting. One theory for the absurdly high view count is that it was also tagged with “weed.” Here are some random bits of info about the trip from Jerry:
-A thousand jokes happened every day.
-In Philly I locked the keys in the rental van. The next morning we tried to get the keys out and the van was tagged up. It ended up being some dude Frankie Bones knew. He saw a clean white van in the ‘hood, and had to tag it up.
-There was no beef, it was a good time. It was one of my top three trips. It was a really long trip too, like two and a half weeks.
-I don’t think there were that many copies of that DVD made; a copy of that is probably worth some money now.
-Bob has the joke that Navaz filmed the whole video. I just wanted to eat all the time. At Baldi school, me and James decided to get something to eat at a strip mall like a two minute drive away. Somehow we got lost and we ended up being gone for like four hours; it was getting dark by the time we got back and missed everything. James was driving. The same thing happened in Pittsburgh. I don’t know what we did, but we ended up pedaling for a half hour just to get back and meet up with everyone.
-Due to reasons beyond my control that was my first and last official Animal trip. I have been to Canada a few times on other trips following, so I can’t complain.
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