With the exception of a few vert riders, most of the mid-school BMX professionals from the 1990s and early 2000s have moved on from X Games competition. Not Ryan Nyquist though. Ryan started competing at X Games in 1997 and still gets invited. He's not getting invites based on legacy either; he's still progressing his skills on BMX Dirt and Park at a remarkable pace.
The borders were open again, so I filled the van with some bikes for a roadtrip to Romain Mahieu his compound (with a little pitstop in Monaco). This is video #1 where I ride at Romain's place, 'Le Chofo'. Make sure to check back later for the next videos!
Riders from six countries finally felt the excitement that you only experience standing still behind the start gate, listening to the familiar “Riders ready, watch the gate… PI-PI-PI, BAM”. BMX Race Ljubljana was a great success, with great racing in all age groups and great battles between Hungarian Bence Bujáki and German Axel Webster. “We’re so happy to be back racing,” was one of the most commonly expressed sentences during the race weekend in BMX Park Ljubljana. Riders from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy and of course Slovenia should have been on the Olympic break right now, but instead they only had the first race of the season. Eager for racing they showed great performance and very close battles on two completely different races.
Last Call.... Brad Simms keeps going. Brad Simms keeps going strong. It was noticed by Fit Bike Co. who were impressed just as much and welcomed him to their team. Follow Brad Simms on Instagram. The traveling he did has been impressive. Now that he isn't traveling as much because of Covid-19, he lets his riding do the speaking. Powerful and original, with lots of pop.
Last contest you entered: Toyota Street style BMX
Last contest you won: Some contest in Łodz, Poland
Last package you received from a sponsor: Brand new bike from Fitbikeco
After over 20 tries and months of preparations, I finally rolled away from the World's First 360 Double Backflip on BMX. This has to be one of the hardest tricks I've ever landed in my life. Thought it deserved its own seperate upload.