Category Archives: Articles

The Simplicity of a Day Trip // 44 Something

My Birthday is tomorrow. I’ll be 44. I know its very cliche but it really does feel like yesterday I was 18 and was learning handrails on a Wilkerson Airlines. I have noticed as I age that luckily my bmx … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Wadeaminute: Peak Woody

The picture above, from 1985, is my very favourite BMX photo. I will of course acknowledge that my next favourite three – Brian Foster with the scrub table, Dave Vanderspek’s table-top bunnyhop, and Vic Murphy’s table off a curb, are … CHECK OUT MORE »

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In Search Of Podcasts // Wall To Wall Freestyle

I had missed out on the Southern California Book release for the “Birth of the Freestyle Movement” and I was not about to miss another epic gathering for the Norcal release. After replacing the U-joint on my van the night … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Photo Recap // Birth of the BMX Freestyle Movement // 2nd Edition Book Launch Party

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 … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Back in the ’80s, this San Francisco Coffee Roaster was a BMX Star

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 … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Future Thoughts // American Freestyler, August 1988 // Part 2

30 years goes by fast! I thought it might be interesting to share the full text from this article titled Freestyle:  How Much Radder Can it Get? –  to review what the authorities of the late 80s thought the future … CHECK OUT MORE »

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A Look Back // American Freestyler, August 1988 // Part 1

Thirty years ago this month . . . American Freestyler (formerly Freestyle Spectacular) was a short-lived Daisy/Hi-Torque Publication.  This was the same publishing company owned by Roland Hinz – who also published BMX Plus! (along with other magazines with titles … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Paul Buchanan // In Memoriam

Paul Buchanan Shad and Matt Barber asked me to write something about Paul. Matt has some exclusive, vintage footage, Shad has the website, and I guess I am expected to have the words. Fuck. OK – first – it is … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Profile Racing’s Legacy

As we’ve previously mentioned, Profile is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Since the first of the year they’ve been posting up a weekly article going over their history, starting with their early days of making race car parts to … CHECK OUT MORE »

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Profiles Dungeon // Dig BMX

Profile is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Rob Dolecki recently had the chance to explore Profile’s old warehouse and put together a rad article and video Forgotten Articfacts From Profile’s Dungeon. Check out the article here digbmx.com/dig-this/forgotten-artifacts-from-profiles-dungeon

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