By now, everyone has taken notice of Courage Adams' level of bike control and balance that leads to incredible lines and combos that leave your jaw dropped, all on his signature Flybikes Savanna line! Watch as Courage puts his 2019 line to good use out in the streets in this fresh video!
The UNFILTERED series heads back to Europe for its fifth episode. This time around it’s the newest addition to the team, Simone Barraco, tagging along with Courage Adams on a mission through the streets and vibes of Sicily. UNFILTERED is a video series that highlights the raw side of a BMX trip. The struggle, achievements, noise, peace, challenges, injuries, languages, architectures, cultures, weather, food, people, traffic, travel and jet lag.
The world's best BMX riders tear up Riga, Latvia, in the summer edition of this legendary contest. The course is packed with features for the athletes to throw down their heaviest lines in front of a crowd of thousands.
Courage Adams ESP leads into the Finals as top qualifier out of 42 riders at the Simple Summer Session in Riga. Latvian riders Marek Kuhalskis and Kristaps Reimanis made the cut and will be competing in Sunday's final.
12 BMX riders will be competing in Sunday's Finals. Here are the Finalists (from top score):
BMX STREET: 1. Courage Adams ESP 2. Travis Hughes USA 3. Reed Stark USA 4. Nathan Williams USA 5. Gaspar Guendulain ARG 6. Max Chuprina RUS 7. Jiri Blabol CZE 8. Marek Kuhalskis LVA
Imagine a very sick bikepark. A tailor-made park including all the sections you need to rise BMX limits to another level. Now imagine the same park fully covered in mirrors. Finally, imagine two of the best riders of the moment nailing tricks you might have never seen. Hard to believe? Also hard to turn it into reality. But it’s not a mirage, it’s absolutely true. It has happened somewhere near Pamplona in Spain and twelve months have been needed to make this possible.
One year throughout which, amongst other things, the Spanish rider with Nigerian origins, Courage Adams (22), has been one of the main responsibles of the thorough design of its sections. However, riding alone in this unique bikepark made no sense and it was a huge challenge. Besides, the first feeling he had once he saw the finished park was “it looks like a spacecraft. That place looked nothing similar to how it was before,” he pointed out.
The decisive moment had come. Courage invited German rider Paul Thölen (19), who came from his hometown Viersen exclusively for the occasion. “As soon as I saw the Mirror Park I thought it was surreal and that I wouldn’t be able to perform a single trick”, he confesses.
The trouble you have to face when riding on such a slippery Surface and facing your own reflections is extreme. Everything is complex and confusing. Stimulus are multiplied times one thousand and your surrounding becomes imprecise and uncertain, to the extent of getting dizzy and having to stop several times until you get back on track.