Flashback: Stay Fit – Brian Foster

I’d kind of forgotten how good BF’s Stay Fit part was until I randomly rewatched it the other day. In my opinion, that bomb drop 360 is the craziest thing that’s ever been done at Posh! Well, that and Mulligan cartwheeling down the damn thing.

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Flashback: Base Brooklyn – The Shady Bunch

Man, I forgot how much shady ass shit went down in this classic video from Base Brooklyn! They did call it “The Shady Bunch” though. My favorite has to be the 7-11 locals ruthlessly and repeatedly throwing a small child down into the mud. I’d love to know the story behind that one! Aside from all the mischief in here, there’s an absolute ton of trails riding from legendary spots like 7-11, Oak Park, Hooligans and more.

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Scanned: Brian Foster’s Schwinn Little King Ad

Here’s another good one that I had hanging on my wall back in the day, and another gem shot by Keith Mulligan. Who knew that Brian was a pioneer in home brewing craze? The text in this thing cracks me up! “Warning: Suspending a rider from BMX competition may lead to complications such as that same rider kicking everyone’s ass in subsequent dirt jumping events.”  “Contents: Malted aggression, domestic aluminum, and only the finest stuck landings”

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Private Dew Tour Dirt Session

This very well may be the first coverage of a Dew Tour that I’m actually into. They brought out some lights and let the riders loose on the course for a session that lasted into the night. Ride captured it all in this edit, and Keith also shot photos which you can see in the gallery HERE. If you’re itching to see more of the Dew Tour dirt contest then tune in to NBC on Saturday at 11am for the finals.

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Scanned: Gary Ellis’ Suicide No Hander

This pic of Gary Ellis firing out a suicide no hander at the trails had a lot of people talking. You didn’t see shit like this from top AA pros unless their initials happened to be BF. I’m not exactly sure when this came out, but if I had to guess I’d say like 97-98. It was definitely towards the end of Gary’s career. He went out with a bang, winning a bunch of races and even the NBL Grands. This picture that Keith Mulligan shot for Gary’s Snap interview was the icing on the cake! Take note of the…

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Scanned: Robbie Morales’ Ride Issue 25 Cover

The other day while helping out at my parents house and I noticed the remnants of some BMX pictures that I used to have hanging on the walls. There’s actually still a poster of Brian Foster permanently fused to one of the walls due to a broken water pipe many years ago. Anyway, seeing those made me reminisce about some of the things that were an inspiration to me back in the day. One of the first things that popped into mind was this cover of the December/January 1997 issue of Ride #25 featuring Robo (the original Robo). I loved this cover…

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Jay Bone Wallpaper

Spotted this beauty that Keith Mulligan shot amongst the latest round of Ride’s Weekend Wallpapers. The first time I saw this setup in person I was sort of confused as to how it would work. It didn’t take long for Jay to come ripping through and lay one of these down on it. Classic Jay Bone style on one of the biggest rollers out there! Download the full size version HERE

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