Road fools 10, looked like a fun trip Scotty Malyon scored the cover of ride uk when they used paper...all the way from Kent to Oregan with this heavy turn down which is technically oppo as Scott airs the other way naturally.#bicycleunion #bmx #london #ukbmx#londonbmx #roadfools #propsbmx#2002#scottsalwaysridesthefifthdimension
its been freezing for a while now, and some how we got a good few sessions in amongst the frosty mornings. Here's Bambi bombing pre coffee delivery! Pic:jazwitch
Highlights of 2017 pt 5.
Guerrilla media, my media picks of the year....
Technically not a web site the FB page Ride on showed everyone you can still be syched on riding bikes at any age and at any level. No negatives here for the most part, just people rediscovering what's important about riding. Fun. They are also pro actively putting there time and energy into putting on there own events through out the year. Check one out if ya can.
Although it's pretty much all race related stuff, Dale Holmes has my fav podcast of 17. If you would have told me in the late 90's that id be listening to race stories from a bunch of old race pro's, i would have probably swore a lot and told you you were wrong. These guys share the exact same passion for BMX as ya most hardcore of fun seekers only there eye's were paying attention to the BMX track intricacies. And even after all these years many of them still ride BMX. This is for the nerdiest of nerdy BMX historians with huge guests -especially if your an 80s starter-Greg Hill, Harry Leary , Tim March n Grotbags himself all got the audio treatment. Good insight into the old days with amazing stories from before most of us were born!
Challenger zine...All zines
There are a few good zines floating around at the minute, these projects are produced on enthusiasm n love for the activity alone, keeping print and the true spirit of independence alive. Challenger is just one of these examples that I got to see regularly in 2017.
Seeing Robbo back on a bike is for an awesome thing to see, after an accident leaing him with a broken back and being told he may never walk again the Dr Strange of BMX is back on 2 wheels and i know it wont be long before the cauldron is on full boil again! Things like this really make me think about my every day winges! Heres a pic i shot in Spain a few years back, that same pic thats on top of this page if you didnt notice! Heres to Robbo!
United X Union Prime mover frame:
A few years ago, in 2011 it was difficult to get Bmx frame with 'normal' geometry. Head angles were getting steeper n steeper n back ends got as short as a frozen pizza, so we teamed up with United to make our first colab frame, with tried n trusted classic BMX geometry and a mean look, 7 years later it's going better than ever n this relationship will be getting stronger for the new year.
Chris Stauffer pics hitting the internet! One of my favourite riders and people I have met doing this thing. Its always great to see old legends again, and I know a lot of other people got inspired seeing this guy back in the public eye.
High lights of 2017 in no particular order:
Part 1. Pre work sessions.
There's only one real way to get a place to ya self n that is to turn up when no one else is there, yep turn up in the early hours of the a.m and although it's harder to get ya body and mind functioning It's quiet, you don't have to battle all the other people or the noise n the general public buffoonery that often goes with many evening's in the summer.
Heres a pic of a morning that saw some guests from the USA. Garrett legging it out the pocket.
'Hail ta tha king baby' Stuart King backyard jam 95 over the Metal lip kicker of death, it give ya a sore neck just going up the take off that year! Not that it caused many problems, unless you were @zakflip It was a great year none the less!#bicycleunion #bmx #London #ukbmx#londonbmx #backyard95#stuartkingbmx #spreadem#howsyabackzach?
BMX magazines, anyone remember them, printed pages! Oh the days, seems like they were killed off by the actual makers themselves. The first print ad we ever did was a mock movie poster from a big 90's block buster featured in Ride UK in 1997. This was pre computer, real paper n scissors cut n paste. At that point in time the team was only myself, jerry Galley n Stuart King. #bicycleunion #bmx #london#ukbmx #londonbmx #90'sbmx