Making up a Video

The second installment of Erik Elstran’s self-filmed #Selfstran series is live and playing now. In case you missed it, make sure to check out Erik’s first Selfstran: Hometown Quarantimes.

I spent the second half of 2020 just going around by myself, ‘making up a video.’ Having this project gave me an intention to challenge myself in ways I wouldn’t normally and helped me stay sane.

Erik Elstran

Shot and edited by Erik Elstran.
Music: “10ft Tall” by Them Coulee Boys.

If you enjoyed the music in this video, please help Them Coulee Boys make their next record.

Erik rides the Nightshift

Available now in Sapphire Blue.

The Nightshift is 100% 4130 chromoly throughout, features super tough 41-Thermal heat-treating and comes with the proven Lifetime Warranty against bending, cracking and breaking.

You’ll find lots of design features on the Nightshift that are comparable to the top-of-the-line Soundwave, but this frame is built using traditional round tubing with unique internal gusseting for added strength.

Hometown Quarantimes

Over the years I have spent a decent amount of time riding by myself. BMX is all about the community and sharing the experience with friends, however, riding by yourself provides a different kind of satisfaction. I personally like a balance between the two. While riding solo you have complete control of when/what to ride, and for how long you may want to try one thing. Sure, traveling and exploring new territory is always rad but there is also something to be said about riding familiar terrain and seeing new potential in old spots. Like unlocking new levels in a video game, the more tricks, confidence, and bike control you obtain, the more options you have at a spot.

This quarantine has been a strange time for just about everyone. I’m grateful I was able to spend the onset of it riding a bike (one of the best things you can do for your mental health) at spots I grew up with. Take care of yourself (stran) y’all!

Erik Elstran