I had the pleasure of meeting and riding with Chase way back in 2001 while he was on the Props road trip that they talk about in here. It was pretty damn obvious back then that once he grew into his bike he was going to be one of the best riders to ever touch a BMX. Make your way over to the X Games site after you get done watching this for some good words on Chase and Austin’s BMX history by Brian Tunney.
I’m always excited to see anything from the Sao Miguel Trails. There’s just something about the location that intrigues me. ESPN Brazil recently paid them a visit and came back with the video above as well as a photo gallery that you can check out on their site. I wonder if drivers on those bridges can see people’s heads popping up as they hit the jumps?
Spotted this video of the Continental Trails and the photo gallery that goes along with it over on the Brazilian X Games/ESPN site. I really need to make an effort to start learning Portuguese so that I not only know what they are saying in these videos but also so I’ll be ready for when I make a trip down to Brazil.
Don’t go thinking I forgot about throwback thursday again! I’m not throwing it back as far as I usually do but this one is still a doozy. I’ve admired Brian Yeagle since the first time I ever saw him ride in person. It was at the La Revolution contest at East Coast Terminal, and after watching him take a few runs I immediately walked over to Robo and asked why he wasn’t on Fit’s pro team. Brian is a legend and one of those guys who makes you want to stop whatever you’re doing to watch ride. I had kind of forgotten about this bio that Tom Arkus produced for ESPN back in 2010. It popped up on Facebook the other day and I immediately knew what my throwback thursday post was going to be!