I knew exactly what this week’s flashback post was going to be as soon as the Ozark Mountain Daredevils’ “Jackie Blue” came on while I was driving home!
My apologies for the delay! Maybe one day I’ll finally realize that I need to start the whole process of picking these out well before the end of the year rolls around. I thought I’d be able to hammer it out right at the beginning of January, but between traveling and being busy with a bunch of other stuff, I never had the time to fully devote to sitting down and giving this the attention it deserves. So, here we are, damn near the end of February and we’re just now taking a look back on what I thought were…
I still get excited thinking back on how awesome it was when Mikey won Dew Tour in his own hometown!
Here’s a good one from Holy Fit; the split section featuring Justin Inman, Mike Aitken and Christian Porras. These dudes ride everything in here so if you only want to see them riding trails 00:29, 01:51 and 03:19 are the digits you’ll want to know. That first 360 that Inman does looks so wild!
Ride has been pumping out the jumping trick how-tos lately. This newest one has Matt Cordova showing you how to do a nac nac seatgrab. I always think of Mike Aitken when I think of this trick but Matt’s are right up there with his.
Fit just did a run of Mike Aitken’s signature Motomike frames in chrome. You should immediately contact your favorite Fit dealer if you want one because they are extremely limited! Having grown up riding in the early 90s it’s funny to think about how scarce chrome frames are now, considering chrome pretty much dominated the frame color palette back then. It’s also funny to think that it’s legitimately been twenty years since I’ve owned a chrome frame. Anyway, enough about how old I am, jump over to the FIT SITE for the full Motomike specs and some more pics of it…
Back in 2000 when Fit first started they managed to crank out a team video before the welds had even cooled off on the first batch of frames. To celebrate their 15th year in existence they went ahead and uploaded that first video in its entirety. It’s funny watching this again for the first time in probably a decade. It came at a time when the skate video company 411 was dabbling in BMX. They handled the production of F-it and it definitely shows in the editing. If you can make it through those quick cuts without having a seizure…
Fit has added the Moto Mike to the list of base frames you can start with to create your perfect ride. Now you can dial in the geometry to your exact liking and stop making excuses as to why you suck. Get on it HERE
I randomly rediscovered this gem the other day. These days the Dew Tour contest are almost too painful to watch. Almost every trick is some kind of tailwhip variation, and 95% of the people riding in them learned most of their tricks by jumping into foam blocks. I highly doubt another moment like this will ever happen again at one of those things. The Dew Tour stopped in Mikey’s home town and he proceeded to show all the BMX gymnast that no amount of foam training will ever give you style like this.
Fit did a run of S4 stems set up just the way Mikey’s was in his last bike check. You too can be just like Mike and rock a matte black S4 with blinged out gold bolts. These are extremely limited, so get at your favorite Fit dealer if you want one.