If you make it to the top in BMX it involves a lot of training and traveling. You hang out with people all over the world and stay at hotels, one even nicer than the other. It's easy to take things for granted. The BMX athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista took a weekend off and crossed the border to Mexico to build a house. Say what!?! Indeed. We caught up with Alise Post to see what the experience was like.
When did you get asked to build a house in Mexico?
Alise: We were asked to take part in the #DoMoreThanSport house building project back on on December 1st via Jamie Staff at USA Cycling.
What was your first reaction?
Occupation: Industrial Engineer, CEO, MEchanical Designer, and BMX rider
What's SBLMNL BMX all about?
Alex: Well, SBLMNL started off as a kid's game some years ago, until it turned out into what it is today. At first we were just a group of friends that got together to ride bikes and have fun, then
Hometown: Greenville, NC
Occupation: business owner/fabricator/pro bike rider
You've been riding for a long time, when did you pick up welding?
Mike Laird: Sophomore year in high school I took welding at my local vocational education school. It was a 2 year program. BMX got me into welding to begin with.
What are some of the ramps you've working on that are still going?
Mike Laird: I've built 75% of King BMX Stunt shows ramps, DC
Daniel Neale is the designer of the D-key. He developed the idea because he couldn't stop thinking why allen keys weren't shaped like a key. He has been riding BMX bikes since the age of 12, and solving problems has always been a natural intuition. Not having the tools he needed as kid lead him to find his own way to fix things, helping to develop his inventive and
Who usually designs the course for the Bike Hall contest?
Kamil: For this year park design is made by Czech riders Jakub J?za , Ondra Šléz and main organizator BHC Pavel Hyvnar.
Do you have existing ramps that you have to fit into the course?
Kamil: The park is built on the existing ramps and each year we add one or two ramps, such as this year's Street barrier.
Are the ramps “pre-built” before they move into the big hall?