When Christian Van Hanja told me recently that Cream isn't really doing covers with photos of riding I tried to think what the last few covers were. The most recent one is of Terry Adams and a chick going underwater. Sure, there is a bike in the photo but it's far from a handrail photo. Doing different stuff needs to be respected, otherwise we'll end up seeing the same stuff everywhere. It's easy to walk the walk. It's harder to be original and take the risk. Underwater flatland cover on a magazine. When is the last time you saw that?
As Steve van Doren was happy to share that Vans is the new sponsor for OS-BMX.com, it seemed only perfect to catch up once more with some old dudes at their annual reunion. After much success from last year's event in Long Beach, they decided to move to Peck Park in Arcadia, California for the '09 gathering... It was amazing how dialed and how many people were ready to go at 9:00am, Lord Voelker had his demo setup, the roach coach was serving a nice collection of junk food, the canopies were popped up and the bikes were out on display... Eddie Fiola, Martin Aparijo, Woody Itson, Steve van Doren and even Bill Allen (Cru Jones from Rad the Movie) showed up to show some respect to the good old days... I think you can just browse through some of these pics and the new generation of colorful bmx riders better realize that we did this color thing way before they were born... Michael de Wit
Name: Neil 'Hairfarmer' Keddie Age: 29 Hometown: Kirkcaldy/Aberdeen Years riding: 16 Hook-ups/Sponsors: Zeal distro, Alone, 20Twenty
The Favorite list:
-BMX Video: Madd Matt, Drop the Hammer, Early Road Fools. -Website: Bmxinscotland, Fatbmx, Zeal distro -Web Video: There's too many! -TV Show: Top Gear, F1, The Inbetweeners -Memory: The good old days -Food: Anything spicy -Riders to ride with: Non fashion victims. -Car: Leon FR