When did you get picked up by RIFT? Romain Mahieu: It was in December 2017. I knew they were looking for a « Pro ». My 2017 was good with a few UCI BMX SX World Cup mains but I just felt like I needed something new for me to get better, new team, new atmosphere, new challenge being the top guy of the team. So I texted Rich, told him what
Name: Connor Fields Sponsors: Chase BMX, Monster Energy, GoPro, HOTSHOT, Fly racing, Shimano, Tioga, ODI, Razor, KMC Chain, Onyx, Ikon Mechanic: I usually start, then Jamie Staff, Andy Hughes, Max Cairns, or someone else who really knows what they are doing comes and fixes it for me.
How long have you been riding for Chase BMX now? Connor Fields: 10 years! I have been with the brand since my first year Elite and their first year as a company!
How do you like the feel and look of your bike? Connor Fields: I'm not too picky, but I also have never had the opportunity to pick what I ride. The Chase team picks my colors and parts and I really only get to choose a couple of things. I am totally OK with it though because I like what they pick and I have never had a bike I didn't like.
What comes first, the colours of your bike and then the matching FLY gear, or the new gear colours followed by the bike decals?
Connor told me the idea to do a BMX Quiz, two years ago already. With us living on the other sides of the world and since we're often staying in different hotels during races, it never really happened. We've all been quarantined for a little while now, so we thought this would be the perfect time to entertain ourselves and hopefully others.
Day 42. It is now exactly seven weeks since Kai crashed, and we are relieved to say that he is making progress — tiny steps in the right direction. A key step for Kai is he now off the respirator and can breathe by himself unassisted. As he is not dependent on the breathing machinery, it has been possible to move him out of the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and into a high care ward. During his time in ICU, Kai had dedicated nurses monitoring him 24/7 to ensure he had the best possible care to get through the very critical stage. It’s said that most people stay in ICU for less than a week, the fact that Kai was there for so long is an indication of the severity of his injury.
We were absolutely amazed by the care and professionalism provided by the Canberra ICU. There is no