Robbo response

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Robbo answers a few questions about recent goings on...pic by Jaz.
Hows the injuries coming along? The last four months have been abit rough.everyone I've spoke to who have broken there wrists said it takes a while to heal and I believe that now.But I've been riding a bit but not fully it's just nice to cruise around.
What you been doing in these spring months?
Been digging a lot I couldn't clay and pack shit down because of my wrists so i just been going around rebuilding stuff and stacking stuff up.only the last months I've been claying stuff.apart from that just been working and hanging out.
Your average weekend consists of?
Haha, I dunno I changes and it should you know. I chill with with my girl most of the time then see what happens at night.Not much happens around here tho the rest of the time I go the woods dig some, ride some.
What was the first"famous" trail spot you visited-how was it?
When i was 12 i went to burlish trails that was wild ha,ha.
What was the first BMX video you saw? first bmx video, oh shit, umm i think it was dig/ Tj lavin and Fuzzy Hall i still have that too.
3 Favourite trails spots UK?
villij brighouse epsom 3 Favourite trail spots USA?
catty posh minnersville
What 5 riders most influenced you when you started?
Mike Aitken Jay Sponge Derek Girard Brian Yeagle Chris Stauffer What 5 riders most influence you now?
Mike Aitken Villij locals Catty locals Brian Foster Brian Yeagle
The worst thing about trail building is?
Probably lips or landings falling down then having to re stack them more then once. or maybe the weather when it seem to not go the way you want.god damn mother nature.
What was the last trick you learned?
I dunno i haven't really learned a new trick in ages.At the minute im just happy to be riding ok with my shitty wrist

Geoff Slattery answers some...

For some more info on Geoff, tail whips, sour dough and seat posts read on...

 

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Place of residence? Audubon, New Jersey. What's the first thing you think of in the morning? What's the weather like? What's the last thing you think of at night? That varies from night to night What you been doing in these spring months?

Just been chillin. Started digging some trails right by my house, nothing specail just something to ride. How was the recent trip to Oz? The trip to OZ was amazing. spent 2 weeks over there, rode a ton, went surfing, chilled, cant really ask for more. Who was that Oz local josh character that was biting your style on the ride uk site? Haha, i dont know, i havent seen it.-Geoff had a pic on the Ride uk site, and he was mistakenly labeled"local Josh".

geoff-turn-down.jpg Whats the story with the foot support in the shoe? I broke my foot a while back and the insert gives the arch of my foot support. Are you an internet junkie? Na, not really. i get stuck on it from time to time but not usually. 5 non bmx websites you visit daily? Yahoo, myspace, thats about it. How often do you change your myspace profile pic? Whenever i come across a good pic. Favourite snack? Sourdough pretzels.

geoffthe-source.jpg The first bmx film you saw was? Seek and destroy. What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? Thunder, its always a treat. What was the last bike part you payed for? Front tyre. Your'e average weekend consists of.... Ride mapleshade, fdr, have some drinks, and heckle. Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? Fdr.

geoff-hoofer.jpg Favourite riding spot now? Posh and catty. What was the first famous trail spot you visited, how was that? nam. it was a hell of an experience. the jumps were amazing. it was completely new to me cause i had never riddin a set of trails like that. i think i was 14, and my ride had left so i was waiting on my buddy to come later. i ended up getting a flat tyre and just sitting around for like an hour or so stressing about if my buddy was gonna show up or not. i didnt know any of the locals, and the one guy murph goes, you got a ride home? i said yeah i think he's still coming out. he goes well if he doesnt, your coming home with me and im drinking like a fish tonight. i didnt know what it meant until i asked my friend on the way home. it was a hell of a first impression for the locals at Bethlehem. What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? Garret, BF, Van, Aitken, Chase Hawk. What 5 riders influenced you when you started?

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Garret, Joe Rich, Taj, Ground chuck, Punjab. What was the last trick you learned? One handed table. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? Tail whips. Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx? Non bmx concrete parks. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? Seat posts. First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Groundchuck doing his signature move.(1 hand flattie) Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? The entire trails issue of Dig.

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See some footage of Geoff here and here .

Words with Arrash.

Words with Arrash Saidi. arrash-no-hands-uk.jpg

You used to live in the uk, how did you end up moving to california? When i was younger my old man got a job out here, and got my family green cards. Was really doing nothing out there but riding, and the weather is shitty so often that it got to the point where i figured i would move back out here were i knew i could ride more often. Where did you used to ride when you lived here? When i was younger i rode at the jumps in crowthorn, sidley, and hawly, When i was a little older i rode Farnborough park, Pirbright trails, and here and there at epsom, chertsy, and wisley. Do you prefer cali to the uk? Prefer the weather and parks out here, but prefer the trail scene out there(uk). 5 good things about the uk?

arrash-ditch.jpg Trails, Friends, Family, Pubs, Slower pace of life. 5 bad things about cali? Posers, Full of people who only care about money and material things, Traffic, You have to drive every where out here, MMA wanabes. Whats the first thing you think of in the morning? Where am I going to ride. Whats the last thing you think of at night? How good of a day I had. What you been doing in these winter months? Just riding really, the weather is good here year round. Are you an internet junkie? Not really, ill have a quick browse to see whats going on. 5 non bmx websites you visit daily?

arrash-euro-tuck.jpg Youtube, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, How often do you change your myspace profile pic? Changed it once since i had it, and my little sister did it for me. Favourite snack? Cereal. The first bmx film you saw was? American Muscle. What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? New S&M vid, Was good. What was the last bike part you payed for? Some rims and spokes. You're average weekend consists of.... Ride during the day, and bars at night.

arrash-blue-sky-turn-look-back.jpg Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? Farnborough park, Ricks trails, Chino park, chertsy, and epsom. Favourite riding spot now? Gavlin trails, all the concrete parks out here. What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? Stricker, BF, Garret Byrnes, Josh heino, Andy hall. What 5 riders influenced you when you started? Andy Hall, Sean Butler, BF, Ground Chuck, Punjab. What was the last trick you learned? Vador foot jams. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? 360 old school no hander. Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx?

arrash-one-foot-panny.jpg Fake ass people who are always trying to come up. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? Old style video's, More fun. First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Zamo doing a 270 x up at sidley woods. Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Ruben's wall ride on the cover. What should someone expect if they shared a hotel room with you? One hell of a good time.

Do you smell what the Marv is cooking?

marv1.jpg Fit bike co's Marv is nothing to do with us officially, well he lives in the same town as me ,so i guess we are some what connected, anyway who cares heres some top 5's from the Marv.

1998-where was ya? Living in Newbury hanging out down the jumps and the skatepark, drinking and learning barspins. Pretty much a nerd at this point and had only been riding about a year, our Newbury riding crew was really strong and everyone loved riding jumps. Pretty much loving life to the max!

5 of your most viewed bmx flicks. soil Can i eat Domination All day NSF2

5 favoured video parts. Barspinner Ryan, soil Joe Cox, Tomorrow We Work Lou Rajish, Blue Print Punjab, Domination Vinnie Sammon, Can i eat

5 riders who have most influenced your riding. Joe Cox Butcher Kris Bennett Edwin de la Rosa Troy McMurry

5 non bmx pass times. Partying Watching football Going to gigs Planning how to get girls Reading

5 of your favourite trail riders. Kris Bennett Barspinner Punjab Stauffer Chase Hawk

5 riding spots you'd like to revisit. MACBA Holborn Viaduct Newbury Golf Course Jump (we built them but they got ploughed before we got to jump them) Ponds Forge Flat Bars Edgeware road Tescos Ledges

5 splendid bmx products. Profile Cranks Powerlites Scerbo bars STA PEGS

5 best trips. Barca 05 Fit Paris Fit Greece Carhartt Cologne Madrid 07

5 favoured snacks. Pepperarmi Red Stripe Squares Salt n Vinegar Drifters Banana's

5 worst things about riding street. Glass on the ground Getting busted Skateboarders trying to stop you grinding Rude boys Things being just unridable and there being nothing you can do about it.

5 good things about London town. Street Gigs Girls Friends London Fields

5 flat banks. Newbury Jump box landing Devonshire Green Hackney Wick Hip st Paul's embankment banks The old petrol station in Sheffield

5 best things about 08. Dan Benson Going to NYC and Philly Tomorrow We Work Riding some jumps again Malaga at the beginning of the year

5 people you keep spots secret from. Robin Fenlon John Dye Topgun Almost all non locals

5 fun tranny sessions. Cantelowes one Wednesday last year Wuppertal back garden mini ramp Dumbarton unit 23 drunk spine mini Peghill bowl circa 2003/04 Farnborough Beers For Cheers jam circa 2003

Talking Taj ...

taj-mrs-pac-man.jpgPlace of residence?Austin Texas. Whats the first thing you think of in the morning? Took the dogs outside, showered. Whats the last thing you think of at night? BMX or girls.

ta-whostucker.jpg What you been doing in these winter months? Winter here in Austin is the best. Its finally not boiling hot. Been riding and playing music. Are you an internet junkie? No, not really.

taj-1-influence-us-ride.jpg 5 non bmx websites you visit daily? Slashdot.org, yahoo, http://showlistaustin.com... and honestly, the rest are all BMX. How often do you change your myspace profile pic? I'm off the myspace and have been for a good while now. That was a time waster. I have a Facebook, but I don't understand how to use it.

taj-tap.jpgdivide1.jpgtaj-cover-ride-usa-99.jpg Favourite snack? Homemade fresh salsa. The first bmx film you saw was? Head First. What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? I just re-watched the 50/50 video. It was really good and gets me excited to ride... and unfortunately that seems few and far between with BMX videos lately. What was the last bike part you payed for? The only bike part Odyssey doesn't make is chains so I have to buy those. I bought a $80 seat for my road bike the other day too.

taj-griz-o.jpgdivide1.jpgtaj-one-hand-whip-france.jpg You're average weekend consists of.... I'm a pro BMX bum... its all weekends! Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? T-1 ramp.

t-1-panny.jpg Favourite riding spot now? T-1 ramp and dirt jumps in austin (9th Street, the pump track and east side). What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? Ruben Alcantara, Joe Rich, Chase Hawk, Mike Aitken, and Sandy Carson. What 5 riders influenced you when you started?

taj-tabo-3.jpg Mat Hoffman, Ron Kimler, Rick Molitnerno, Krt Schmidt, and Todd Lyons. What was the last trick you learned? toothpick stalls! I could never do that till recently. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? I always wanted to learn 360 downside whips. I've come close, but never got them to work the way I want. Did you ever imagine you would'nt be riding a t-1? Not a while ago I guess, but eventually it started to become clear it was time to move on. Although, I imagined the reason I wouldn't ride a T-1 was because we went out of business, not because I left the company.

taj-grind-to-over-rail.jpg How is it with Giant? Its really fun. They are letting me invent my own program and that is cool. I just only do events that are fun and get to have lots of cool bikes. Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx? Crappy cookie cutter riding TV contests... I wish the TV stuff was a little bit more like what I enjoy about BMX. But, whatever... different strokes for different weirdos. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? Helmets I guess. I think its time again.

taj-alley-oop-by-jam-02.jpg First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Mat Hoffman's first back flip... cover of Go. Fuzzy can can cover of BMX Action. Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? I like the Sean Burns Ride US cover that Sandy shot.

Chris Doyle words!

snatch-cover.jpg Place of residence? South Pole? Nah, Still Pittsburgh. The first thing you think of in the morning? Breakfast. Do we have eggs? The last thing you think of at night? Can my girl and dog take up any more room? This bed isn't big enough anymore. What you been doing in these winter months? It went from Fall to Winter overnight, I'm still adjusting. I've been so lazy lately. Been riding a little, too much time on the internet, not enough time digging, plan to do some snowboard missions, and hopefully take some trips to warmer climates this winter with and without the bike.

d-man-inverted-nw1.jpg Are you an internet junkie? Maybe? Everyone's allowed a vice, right? 5 non bmx websites you visit daily? Yahoo.com, Facebook.com, Weather.com, Pittsburghpostgazette.com, Crailtap.com, NHL.com How often do you change your myspace profile pic? Haven't changed it in a while now, I'm more of a facebook guy. Favourite place visited in the year? England was the best trip of this year for me. We got to spend a good amount of time there. It was nice to get the feel of a town instead of just doing a hit and run. I learned how to drive all over again as well.

d-man-3-whip.jpg Favourite snack? Cereal. Cereal's a snack not a meal. The first bmx film you saw was? RAD. What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? Believe it or not, it was "Wide Awake Nightmare". I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to watch something I hadn't seen in a while. I came to the conclusion that the old Square One team was the best assembly of friends/riders ever. The last thing you put on your bike was? A bar end that popped out a while ago. I was riding without a bar end for a month and was hella scared. What was the last bike part you payed for? Tubes. You're average weekend consists of...Riding, Digging, Penguins hockey game perhaps, movies with the lady. doyle-no-foot-stevenage.jpg

Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? Section 22, Studio 334, Mckinly, MLK school downtown, Section 8 Favourite riding spot now? Locally, Potoczny's. Wordwide, Posh. Most watched uk movie? Snatch, naturally.

d-man-turn-down.jpg What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? Brian Foster, Mike Aitken, Van Homan, Brian Yeagle, Gary Young What 5 riders influenced you when you started? All my local heros: Cory Muth, Mike Richie, Scotty Clevenger, Jon Moak, Leigh Ramsdell. What was the last trick you learned? I don't know. I'm on a constant cycle of loosing tricks and then re-learning them a few years later. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? I'm gonna learn flairs this winter I swear. That trick looks fun.

rom-sequence.jpg Favourite wrestler? For your sake, I'm gonna say the Iron Sheik. Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx? I'm down for internet sites and what not but I wish there was a cap on what could be done with them so that the magazines weren't struggling as much. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? d-man-flattie-wiz-copy.jpg

Square One. Reunion tour? First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? I think it was Dave Clymer from an old BMX Plus. He was doing a fakie in a full pipe, his hair was dyed green and his shins were bleeding. It was punk. Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Brian Foster's scrub at Catty - best photo I've seen in a long time and he never even left the ground. To smoke or not to smoke? No thanks!

Ashley Charles interview.

What are the good points of living in bournemouth?Friends, family and the beaches in the summer. Countries visited this year? Portugal, Spain, Ireland Canada, U.S.

ash-lookback.jpgdivide.jpgash-bar-180.jpg What you been doing in these summer months? Been on a bunch of trips riding bikes and having a good time. Most fun trip you went on this year? Probably ride to glory. Good people, good spots and good weather. Worst trip you went on this year? Trips are always good even when its bad, it's all an eexperience If i had to pick one though it would be Spain, just because i was sick at the start then took it to my ribs the first day i felt well enough to ride. Are you an internet junkie? Not really. 5 non bmx websites you visit daily? Yahoo, youtube, bbc. How often do you change your myspace profile pic? Fuck Myspace. Favourite place to eat? My house when I'm home. Any good vegan spots if I'm away.

ash-pics-portup-rail.jpg The first bmx film you saw was? S&M 44 Something. What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? Levis, pretty good. What was the last bike part you payed for? Probably a tube. You're average weekend consists of.... Riding and hanging out with friends. Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? Allotment trails.

ash-wall.jpg Favourite riding spot now? Anywhere new. What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? Mike Aitken, Jason Enns. Phil Wasson, Chase Dehart, Jeremy Reiss. What 5 riders influenced you when you started? Mike Aitken, Jason Enns, Joe Rich, Jerry Galley, Jeremy Reiss. What was the last trick you learned? Toboggan airs. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? Truck hops. Least favourite wrestler? Triple H.

ash-south.jpg Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx? Bent forks. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? Kids learning bike control instead of the latest trick. First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Chuck. Table at Posh. Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Some of the stuff from Eli Plats interview was pretty nuts. What place do you want to travel to next to ride? Russia.

Clint Reynolds interview.

Name:Clint Reynolds Place of residence? Derry, New Hampshire

dsc_0767.JPG Whats the first thing you think of in the morning? Food, coffee, what to ride, and what to mod. Whats the last thing you think of at night? Usually what I'm about to do the next morning.

dsc_0754.JPG What you been doing in these summer months? I've been riding a lot lately. Mostly the trails in PA. When I"m home in NH work takes up a lot of my time, but I still ride just about every day. What goes on with credence bikes? Credence is a small company I run that consists of all my friends that ride. Are you an internet junkie? I wouldn't say so. I haven't been on a computer in over a week.

dsc_0097.jpgdsc_0951.JPG 5 non bmx websites you visit daily? www.frybrid.com www.google.com www.mapquest.com www.weather.com www.myspace.com How often do you change your myspace profile pic? hard to say, maybe once a month. What was the last city you visited? Philly. What place visited this year did you like most? The UK was sick. It was my first time over there,and I can't wait to go back. Favourite snack? Sandwich

dsc_0083.JPGdsc_0010.JPG The first bmx film you saw was? It might have been Rad, I'm not sure if that counts? What was the last bmx film you watched,how was it? Criminal Mischief, Van Homan is a silver back. What was the last bike part you payed for? Forks You're average weekend consists of.... It depend if I'm at home or on the road. If I'm home it's mods in the AM and riding in the PM. But if I'm on the road it's riding in the AM and chilling with my friends in the PM. Favourite riding spot 5 years ago? The trails behind my house. Favourite riding spot now? The trails in PA. What 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years? That's hard to say because you get a little bit from every buddy, but the major ones would be Brian Yeagle,Nutter, Derrick Girrard, Brian Hunt, and Matty Aquizap. What 5 riders influenced you when you started? The older kids who lived down the street that had sweet trails.

dsc_0050.JPGdsc_0088.JPG Where do you feel you fit into the lawn mower legacy? I'm not sure how to answer this, but I first saw Derrick Girrard do one and thought it looked awesome.Then I learned them on ramps and finally stepped it up to some decent sized sub boxes. AS far as legacy goes,I think I just dusted off an old move that the younger generation hadn't really saw too much of. What was the last trick you learned? nac nac seat grabs. What is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent? oppo spins are scary Favourite wrestler? The hulkster! Is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx? Drama, and trails getting torn down for BS reasons. Is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx? It all comes back around sooner or later.

dsc_0757.JPG First memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? I'm not sure who it was or what mag it was, but this guy doing a 360 table, and I couldn't believe it. Last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag? Yeagle at the empire of dirt roasting the curved wall.

Mr Jimmy Rushmore interview...

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Name jimmy maynard rushmore

place of residence? cuffley

whats the first thing you think of in the morning?jus 5 more minutes!! gettin up sucks....really!!

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whats the last thing you think of at night? wat time i gotta get up in the mornin!!

are you an internet junkie?NO, i think i go on like 4 sites then propa vadenuff!!

5 non bmx websites you visit daily?fuck knows i go online bout twice a week, my hands are to busy massagin me ol vera lynns!

how many bifta's do you do in a day?rrrr duuunnnnaaaaaar...not enuff!! it depends how the day goes, minimum i reckon is like 5. but if its typical lazy sunday at rom were talkin like 8 bad boys.

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describe a day with no weed?

wake up no joint.livid.

drive to ride, no joint..livid

ride like iv got square wheels,still no joint...LIVID

people start sayin iv only got the camel coz i aint got no weed....LIVID!

break bike, no joint...FUCKIN LIVID

starts rainin so i drive home with no fuckin joint!!go to bed and cant sleep coz i didnt get cained....LIVID!!!

in short, NO WEED= LIVID!!!!

favourite snack?white widow, bubblegum, cheese, lemons,

the first bmx film you saw was?the last resort!! i couldnt beleive it was in england, i didnt even know ramps existed!! has any1 got a copy i need to see that vid again!!

what was the last bmx film you watched,how was it?Thunder....fuckin amazin!! older videos rule, seems like people were out for a good time back then rather than now with every1 tryin to be the next big thing, WHO GIVES A FUCK!! dean hearne no foot can seat grab in 97 need i say any more??

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what was the last bike part you payed for?an inner tube iv had like 5 punctures in 4 days lucky the stash is rockin!!!

favourite riding spot 5 years ago?harlow mini ramp!! it had a sweet hip it was the bollox!! wish it was still there!!

favourite riding spot now?oi oi romford!! its got more lines than pablo escabar!!

what 5 riders have influenced your riding in the last 5 years?g-dogg shiiit he been smokin since he was 2!! billy fuckin mills, dyenosaur, farmer malyon, ross head loves a whinge. com

what 5 riders influenced you when you started?glenn, dye, the nase, gerry galley, joe rich, the cong, rabib ron, rattlin rob 3.16, the dreig, chris stauffer, its more than 5 but fuck it!! these dudes rul

what was the last trick you learned?oppo round the world wit the left peg...psyched!!

what is a trick you wanted to learn but still havent?lookbacks!! they look da bollox but i jus end up avin a starchiac arrest.

favourite wrestler? stone cold steve austin!! D.T.A!is there anything you wish would disappear from bmx?yes!! all these dumb self proclaimed superstars who think there the next big thing or there owed something coz they can bust a whip without leavin the floor or or jump a box doin a backflip double epileptic fit or something!! big deal it aint nuffink new people ave been doin that shit 4 like 2 decades plus. jus fuckin remove your head from your arse and get over yourself!

is there anything you think needs to make a come back in bmx?bmxers!! people who wanna ride for the enjoyment of the time spent on there bikes.

first memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag?gerry galley no foot x up on some mud humps!!

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last memorable picture you saw in a bmx mag?does a zine count as a mag?? nicky croft doin a massive panny at some concrete park seriously massive

what are the bad things about trail building?how long have you got!!! rosshead would love this question, he'd be moanin about it 4 weeks!!!! i think that when people start moanin about where was you last week when we was buildin or just makin you feel awkward bout bein there it starts making it feel like a job instead of what it really is, a good time!it makes you not wanna go!! everything starts out as mates gettin together and buildin something to ride at a place you can ave fun at! not gettin all twisted and think your changing the world! get over yourselves its just a bmx!!! if your welcoming, people will wanna get involved if they can!!