PAULTJE PILS. We've almost taken on Paul Thoelen as a Dutchman. He's here way too often to be considered 100% German. In fact, when he's home, he lives half an hour from the border and boy-o-boy we would love for him to join the Dutch family. But BMX family is close enough to continue with the good times with Paul, his brother Max and his parents. Paul is that rider that goes higher than 95% of the riders at the contest and makes everything look good. A pleasure to watch. Last call for alcohol? Don't forget to mention that to Paultje Pils.
Last package you received from a sponsor? Paul Thoelen: 3 days ago. Love you Vans!
Last time you went to the gym? Paul Thoelen: I actually had a full week of training last week haha. Usually I’m not really into gyms.
Last advice you got from a good friend? Paul Thoelen: To go to bed after falling asleep at the bonfire.
Last contest you entered? Paul Thoelen: Red Bull Uncontained in November last year.
There are riders out there that can't be stopped. They're the first to start riding and the last to get off the ramps. Irek Rizaev is one of those riders. For Irek this pandemic is hard to deal with. He can't sit still. He wants to ride. He wants to travel. He wants to have dinner with more than 2 of his friends. A little catch up with the Russian below in the Last Call... Q&A.
Last contest you entered: Irek Rizaev: It was 27th of June, but it was small local and only for 15 riders. Because of the pandemic. The last big one was Simple Session.
Last contest you won: Irek Rizaev: It was this contest I won at the opening of a big extreme park at my home city.
Last package you received from a sponsor: Irek Rizaev: It was around two weeks ago. Package with the frame of my own brand REDBMX.
Cody Pollard is one of them typical Australian shredders. No need for flashy stuff, just the mates, a pool, some trails and an Eski full of beers. Here for a good time. Let's see what Cody has been up to lately as we bring you his "Last Call.... interview" which is a good reason to show some great riding pics and give a shoutout to the sponsors that support the rad ridaz.
Last contest you entered: Cody Pollard: Last contest I entered was the Vans Pro Cup last year in Huntington
Lara Lessmann got picked up by Red Bull Germany a few months ago. For a female freestyle rider representing Red Bull is a big deal. Lara is shooting for the Tokyo Olympics to represent Germany and got her first Olympic taste at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires where she picked up a Gold. See what makes Lara tick by checking her Last Call interview....
Last contest you entered? Lara Lessmann: Simple Session 2020
Last Call.....with Sven Avemaria. Sven's from Germany but no stranger to traveling. Barcelona was his latest flight. How convenient would it have been to have a BMX hotspot that close. 30 years ago, when BMX was near dead, we have to go to San Diego to meet up with BMX riders to ride in good weather during the winter. Oh well, good times anyway. Seems like GT sponsored Sven is chasing the good times too.
Last package you received from a sponsor: My new GT BIKES parts to build up my new bike. Thanks so much again Jeff Z and Ben Ward!
Last Call....with Jose Cedano. Jose's from Chile and trying to make things work for himself as a pro BMX rider. Not easy as one can imagine, but if there's a will, there's a way. He currently calls Woodward West his home park so there are worse places in the world to be stuck at. Learn more about Jose in the following Q&A. Proost maat!
Last contest you entered: UCI worlds in China 2019
Last contest you won: Last year’s anual contest at @zignalpark
Last package you received from a sponsor: I got a little care package with softgoods from The Shadow Conspiracy a few days ago, so shoutout to them!
Last time you went to the gym: Last night haha
Last advice you got from a good friend: Make my daily calendar so I’m more focused on everything, don’t lose more Time haha
Last rider who taught you a trick: Probably Kevin Peraza, he tried teaching me 360 to foot jams I still haven’t done it but it’s on the way haha.
Last Call.... We haven't seen the last of Gary Young yet. Around the year 2000 the DirtBros saw this San Diego local come up. That is 20 years ago now and Gary still shreds on top level. We went through the list with the Vans/Sunday/ODSY rider. See his answers below.
Last contest you entered: Toyota put on a fun street style event at the Supercross event in Dallas. The Toyota triples challenge.
Last contest you won: Vans BMX Pro Cup Best TRICK
Last package you received from a sponsor: New bike from Sunday and Odyssey, Thanks dudes.
Last time you went to the gym: February. Gym's in San Diego are still closed. Fortunately I have been able to do other activities to stay healthy. Kayaking, riding, hiking and building stuff around the house.
Last rider who taught you a trick: Dennis Enarson (switch downwhip 180's)
Last movie you saw: Abominable (I'm a dad)
Last beer you drank: Still an NBD for me.
Last time you freaked out: When I got my grocery bill.