Matt Pingel was a big contributor of FAT and to show our love to him we gave him the cover of number 27. You must have heard of Jerry Galley too. He's on page 2 shredding the ramp in Dennis' backyard. We got a free STD foundation sticker on page 4. Six pages of BMX news and another freesticker (Big Boy).
Thomas and Moni Stellwag get an interview. Greg Higgins contributed some art. Wow, another sticker: Mutation.
We did a report on some SoCal trails: Honda Hills, Mission Trails, 6th Street, Hoover and Dover. RAD-LAME. Did you make it on the list?
Backyard Jam 1993: Tom Lunch, Keith Treanor, Aju, Steve Geall, Grotbags, Congo, Grace and the Maddog. The mag interviews were with Brad McDonald (sitting in his "office"), a flatlanding Mark Losey, seatless Hal Brindley and going backwards James Hudson.
The Lord (Dave Voelker) gets an interview on page 45. Nico Does gets the Bizznizz interview that starts on page 50.
I went to China for some demos. Crazy but good times. Read the report.
Ronnie Farmer on the cover, yeehaaw. While in San Diego we rode Mission Trails on a daily basis with the Dirt Brothers. Ronnie Farmer was one of them. He was born in East SD and the Dirtbrothers house was on the edge of that shady area. We have not heard from Ronnie in a while an really hope he is doing well. He sure knew how to stretch them no-footed cancans. Internet sites did not bring the news back in the day, FAT-'zine did. The Believe it, or Not!? section is huge, full of news.
We traveled to Phoenix for a Bicycle Stunt contest in our 1970 Buick Estate Wagon which had a 454 engine and was hella fast. We made it over there too.
Ronnie Farmer gets a full on interview in FAT-'zine. Maybe the only interview he has ever had. Read it.
We were doing Magazine reviews in issue 26 with Matt Pingel (BMX Freestyle magazine-Germany), Mark Noble (RIDE BMX magazine) and Vincent "Le Chien" Ranchoux of Tracks BMX Power mag (France).
Todd Lyons scored an interview which starts on page 43. We went to an NBL national in Las Vegas with the S&M crew. Jean Paul Rogers was selling RIDE BMX magazines for some extra income at the race.
Mongoose provided the free sticker and I also went to England and checked in with a contest at the
Name: Hans Wilhelm Kittler Age: 17 Hometown: Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany Hook-ups/Sponsors: ALLIN BMX, Frissdreck Streetstore
The FAT favorite list:
-Spot to ride: The Mellowpark sessions in Berlin and of course the local park sessions in the Harzroll Skatehalle in Halberstadt are the best. -BMX video: Stay Dedicated: Logan Martin - LSKD. Not sure how often I have watched that video by now -Website: Instagram. I know it's mainly used as an app but it pushes me enormously to focus and motivates me as well when I see others having fun on their bikes. -Web video: Cristian Gonnermann Goodbye Germany Edit -Food: Doner Kebab -Person on Instagram: Kevin Peraza -Travel destination: I love travelling around here in Germany in summer. I think during winter my
Name: Ollie Bennett Age: 25 Hometown: Saffron Walden and my local skatepark is Oneminuteskatepark Sponsors: Demolition UK
The FAT FAVs list:
Spot to ride: Asylum Skatepark BMX Video: Nike 6.0 the pool Website: FATBMX of course Web Video: Red Bull Life behind bars Food: Pizza all day Person on Instagram: Kevin Pereza Travel destination: Barcelona, one of the best places in the world for BMX. I go every year. Riders to ride with: Ash Finley, Charlie Peat, Josh Stevenson, Matt Rainbird and all the others Car: VW caddy which I’ve converted into a mini camper for all of my BMX trips. Movie: Star Wars collection