Talk at events is not about BMX only any more. Since the birth of our son Philip "priorities have changed" as they say. Pics are shown, videos are played on the phone and experiences are exchanged. It's hard to understand for those who are not there (yet). Believe me, once the kid is there, you'll fit right in with those who are living the same life.
Philip was born on 26 November 2003 so he's about to become two years old.
His first pair of shoes were Vans that he got from Uncle Paul, a true VANS dealer. He already has a BMX bike (HARO Z-12) but is too little to start pedaling. Hopefully soon. Does he show interest? A little, but his main focus are tractors and cranes. Those put a smile on his face wherever we go. I discovered yesterday that a camera tri-pot works well for him as a crane. The thing is super tall and within minutes he discovered all the options that it has. I might paint it yellow. Philip also got a tractor toy (see picture on the left) and a blue used tractor that he can pedal when he grows a bit more. He already loves 'em. Tractors man, tractors!!!
So what's happening with his BMX career you ask? Probably not much. It's too early to say anyway but we have found a solution for him.
You see, RedBull bought two diggers for the "RedBull backyard digger" events they had going on in Germany. Those things last forever, so in 15 years from now, Philip can get a traineeship from Backyard digger drivers Markus Hampl and Benjamin Paulsen on how to build trails. That way he can drive a tractor and still be involved in BMX. Andy Zeiss already hooked him up with an official helmet!
Seriously, the little-one can do whatever he wants to. He makes for short nights and makes it harder to leave the house for every trip. People who are in the same boat know what I'm talking about here. If you're not there yet, your time will come.