Mid-shool stalwart and KINK BMX legend KC Badger and I talk about the Arizona scene in the late 90’s, those years on Kink, the Mountain Bike Vs BMX Bike debate, dead bodies at the trails, (sponsored) Fly fishing, and much much more.
For one night on East Street in Downtown San Diego, a legion of BMX heroes gathered together to celebrate the release of the revised 2nd edition of Dom Phipps book, The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement. Here is a quick collection of photos I grabbed while my wife and 2 year old son unwittingly ate pizza at the impromptu Dave Vanderspek memorial table. CHECK OUT MORE »
Here’s a link to a pretty cool article about Rich Avella, original member of the 2Hip Trick Team, who is now co-owner of a growing coffee company in San Francisco. Newspaper style articles are usually kind of weak, but this one is quite thorough and well done. In a strange coincidence, the article was written by a guy named Kevin Jones. Not THE Kevin Jones, but still . . . Check out the article here. You can also read more about Rich in the Wall to Wall book – The Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement, available here!
This is going down this weekend, May 25th in San Diego! Come out and grab a book and meet up with some serious BMX royalty & history makers! If you can’t make it and you want to buy a book hit this link right here.
I got a sneak peak of the book the other day and could not believe how thick it was and how much different it was with expanded articles and all new chapters! Grab one of these you won’t be disappointed!
James Shepherd is definitely one of the early 90’s riders that ushered in a new way to ride street. He definitely puts those thread on GT pegs to work in this! Sit back and watch one the best go to work!
Lee’s “Highway To Hell” part is a real nice mix of San Diego and Texas riding mixed all up into one. I really love the pool clips in this part like the little rock fakie’s in the corner and that Rubenesque carve maybe 20 years before Ruben started making them popular! Lee’s Riding was always raw and that is what always got me stoked!
Jeff Harris comes through with that short but sweet part! I love seeing him do tricks that look like they should be done in the mid to late 90’s on a late 80’s Haro. It’s such a wild contrast.
Jeff definitely is one of the most talented riders to come out of Texas!
After you watch Jeff’s section check out this story/photos by Paul from the time he got to ride Jeff’s warehouse back in 1991 here.
Opening with Vic Murphy’s sick one-footed table and “A New Level” by Pantera, the final section in Dirt Bros Cheese should inspire you to go for a nice, long bike ride on this fine spring day. Riders include: Vic, Lee Sultemeier, Chad Herrington, Brad Blanchard, Sean Yarroll, Aaron Krueger, Manuel De La Cruz, Tony “The Panther” Skojack, Ken Hale, Fred Ansfield, Dave Voelker, Ronnie Farmer, Dave Young, Dana Czek, Jerry Broderick, Tony Roberts, Brent Linder, and more. Enjoy!! Video by Fred Ansfield.