We've arrived in 1991 with the FAT-issues. #21 has 104 pages and includes all stories from my first trip to the USA. It was the best. For years I'd been reading the American magazines and now I was there, in San fucking Diego!
Before I had put my bike together Vic Murphy called to see if I wanted to go ride some street. Hell yeah! 20 minutes later Knock knock, who's there? Vic Murphy, Pete Augustin and Kaarlo Wik.
Damn, is this for real? I hurried getting the re-welded HARO Master together to hit the streets. Wow, this was good! Places visited were Mission Trails (daily session?), Ron Wilkerson's spine vert ramp, the San Diego Home Ave ditch, Imperial Ditch, backyard pools, rode some flatland at Mission Beach, went to the Nude bowl, the 2-HIp meet the street in Palm Springs, Balboa Park, a ditch in LA, the DirtBros mini, and much more. It was a great time and you can read about it in this issue.
But there's more. Interviews with Alexis Desolneux and Eng San Kho, reports on the FAT-JAM, a trip to Longjumeau France, UK KOV report, KOC report, the Lageja '91 comp and of course free stickers and stuff.
Go back in time, when riding real street was just being developed by the DirtBros.
Chilean conexión, Damian Cespedes spent a full three months stateside and got his fill of riding and traveling in his stay. Click play and watch Damian handle business on spots spanning from Cali to Arizona to Texas. After a journey like that, it's safe to say this guy has style for miles.
Name: Robert Barranco Age: 25 Hometown: Davie, Florida Hook-ups/Sponsors: Tree Bicycle Co. and FTE Collective
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-Spot to ride: Pacific Northwest concrete. Or Australia. -BMX video: Pull Back or Die -Website: ftecollective.com -Web video: T-1 We Love Colorado -Food: Pasta or steak or both. -Twitter to follow: Don’t really use it much. -Person on Instagram: @fastandloosebmx -Travel destination: For bikes, the Pacific Northwest or Australia. Spain too. Anywhere new really. -Riders to ride with: My friends. -Car: Hyundai Santa Fe -Movie: Don’t really watch many.
Name: Dane Beardsley Age: Old Enough to know better but still too young to care Hometown: Lake Orion, Michigan Hook-ups/Sponsors: DK Bicycles, Division BMX, System Cycle Supply, Duo Brand, Alienation Bicycle Components, and ASA Actions Sports
---The FAT favorite list---
-Spot to ride: Asphalt, concrete, or dirt -BMX video: Anthem II and the Michigan Video recently -Website: weather.com -Web video: Currently Live Free or Die from the Credence crew -Food: Mexican -Twitter to follow: Quit Twitter a while ago -Person on Instagram: @dkbicycles -Travel destination: Pacific Northwest -Riders to ride with: Jody Temple, Darin Wright, Jarad Sutton, Kent & Mason Pearson, Mykel Larrin, Catfish.
Name: Jabe Jones Age: 19 Hometown: Longwood, FL. USA. Hook-ups/Sponsors: The Shadow Conspiracy, Subrosa Brand
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-Spot to ride: Roofs -BMX video: Talk Is Cheap -Website: DIG -Web video: Rich Forne Welcome To Federal -Food: Pasta -Twitter to follow: None -Person on Instagram: @loofalee -Travel destination: Reykjavik, Iceland -Riders to ride with: