What up BMX Freestyle Family! Here is the very first video from the Official RL Osborn BMX Freestyle channel. This was recorded from earlier this morning when we did our first ever Live Stream on Facebook. This video is a very basic intro to everything we are planning on doing with this community, and we also did a Q&A where we answer the questions you were all posting to our chat.
Some riders can simply do it all. They're good at anything without trying, or at least it looks like it comes naturally to them. Dennis Enarson is one, but the Australian version is Boyd Hilder for certain. Park, Street, Bowls, and just let's throw Dirt in there for good measure, as we're sure he would shred on that terrain too. Check what Boyd has been up to lately by reading his Last Call.... list below.
Last car you bought? Boyd Hilder: 2000 Hiace 3 years ago for 3 grand. Still so stoked on it.
The Helm Trails in Helmond-Noord have been around for over 15 years. Over the wintertime the locals put in the hard work to make sure when the sun starts popping up, the trails are good to go. As everywhere, maintaining a dirt spot is hard work. It sucks when people don't respect them or when the weather destroys the many hours of hard shoveling. In Helmond we recently had two serious rain storms. It practically destroyed the Flame Trails on the other side of town as the place is public and not covered with plastic. Of course we keep drainage in mind (we're Dutch, and used to a lot of rain and know how to build dykes) but when the town makes national news because people are using their canoe in the flooded streets, even the trails' drainage isn't sufficient.
When Tom v.d. Bogaard mentioned he was going to go to the Helm Trails for a session this afternoon we decided to cruise over. Still injured from a crash two weeks ago at the same trails, I left the riding to Philip this time. Next week I should be back in action. Asa, Daan Melis, Mike v.d. Kerkhof and Max Cleuren were also present and surprisingly the dirt spot was up and running. Lots of water had been removed the day before already and obviously their drainage system was better than the one of the Flame Trails. The middle line got sessioned heavily and even the tarps on the rollercoaster line were removed but that line had a few soft spots still.
Anyway always a pleasure to be at the Helm trails and you can imagine what it treat it is to see Tom
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
I'm not just any handicap guy, I used to be one of the best BMX riders at doing my favorite trick, the tail whip! Even though I can't physically do the trick anymore I can still explain all the key steps to landing your very first tail whip on your BMX bike!