It's funny, sometimes I open up a current mountain bike magazine & I see a full page ad with a dude doing a flip. Shoot, I was bustin' that like 13 years ago! LOL… It's all good though, flips are still the one of the funnest tricks out there.
You'd laugh if you could see how dope my bike wasn't. It was a pretty much stock Haro mountain bike. I'm talking quill stem, straight bars, shady cranks, and cheesy Rock Shock forks. It served it's purpose, though. This was actually the same bike that I rode for a whole season of NORBA downhill and dual slalom races. Needless to say, I didn't set the world on fire. But I sure did have fun trying!
This is the actual Haro ad that came from that day of shooting. I remember some mountain bike riders commenting that they thought it wasn't real & it was done by photoshop. Back in the mid 90's, they couldn't believe that flips were possible on a mountain bike.
I started keeping a daily journal way back in 1987 when I was only 15 years old. Back when I was a just a freshman in high school. Since then, every single freakin' day of my life has been documented in these journals. If it happened in my life, then I wrote it down & documented it. And believe me; I've got some stories to tell! Looking back over the years, here is a journal entry that stands out and also my comments looking back now