Finished my first World Cup in Elite Men down in Rotorua, New Zealand. Got my feet wet on Day 1 and made the 1/8 final on Day 2. Lots of learning and improvements each lap. Going to carry that momentum into Australia
We all struggle from time to time and its ok. Right now, I've found myself struggling. what started as just a lack of motivation turned into being sick for a month and settling into complacency. It's hard to dig your way out when youre in this situation, but this video is a step forward to being accountable and a reminder to enjoy the process.
NAME: Ashley Little HOME TOWN: Leicester, U.K NUMBER OF BIKES IN COLLECTION: Currently have 21 complete bikes and approximately 20 frame sets. I’ve recently sold my unit where I had all my bikes, motorbikes, cars and other random stuff so everything BMX related is boxed up ready for the move.
What was the starting point of your BMX collecting madness? Ashley Little: Completely random but the company I owned at the time had a job working near an old BMX track where I grew up. I had to sign the completed works off on a Saturday morning and there was an event at the track, I popped over for a quick look and it was a small dirt jump event, hanging around I saw a guy on a PK RIPPER and got chatting. Fortunately for me he had no desire to keep the bike and a short while later the bike was in my car and approximately $120 in his pocket. From then on my curiosity lead me to looking up old local bike shops and buying old stock.
And that's a wrap! But not before one more run in the morning dodging the homeless along the riverbed. That got squeezed in before we checked out at Solarena and headed for Denny's on Main/Ellis for breakfast. 'All American slam' for me please with coffee. Philip had pancakes and a slam. Couldn't finish it, I couldn't help finish it either. $38 bucks later we hit the 405 North. It looked like we had enough time to go see Pete D over at Chase Bicycles and so we did. The Torrance area has some BMX history with BMX Action based there. We didn't actually go see the building or dive in the dumpster for photos.
Traffic wasn't too bad for a Monday morning. We stopped at a gas station to prepare the car for drop-off. Removed the Twin Air/FATBMX/Flame Trails stickers, cleaned the ironside, double checked all doors for phone cables etc. The return at Dollar rental was easy. No extra $urprise$ after that. Not coming back though, we'll choose a different option next time. We hopped on the bus to the LAX terminal. Got dropped off at the wrong one, but still had time to check in. We were able to check in the hand luggage suitcases too for free so we only had the backpacks to take through security. Easy peasy. Spent some time in the lounge, ate some more even though we weren't hungry but you never know what the airplane food looks like. We both had a window seat each and an empty seat next to us for the 11 hour direct flight home. Could have been (a lot) worse.
Last winter, brothers Lukas and Nate Halahan took a journey to New Zealand and shred the incredible Pegasus and PMP trails with Nathan Saunders and locals, as well as a few concrete gems around Middle Earth.
Results Australian National Championships - Park. Melbourne, Australia 11 February 2024 Men Park: 1 Samual GRACE 21 AUS 200.00 2 Alec DANELUTTI 24 AUS 160.00 3 Baios Brandon LOUPOS 31 AUS 130.00 4 Xavier GILBEE 18 AUS 110.00 5 Andrew AHUMADA 35 AUS 90.00 6 Samuel GIBSON 26 AUS 70.00 7 Jason WATTS 31 AUS 50.00