Flashback: Backyard Jam Pro Dirt 1996

This is pure gold right here! Not sure if this is lost footage or what, all I know is that it’s some Backyard Jam footage that I’ve never seen. This takes me right back to the mid-nineties when Bennett, Butler and Taj were BMX gods, and the Backyard Jam was hands down the biggest and wildest event around. This is the year that the Chasm Jump was at its craziest. I’m 100% certain that anybody who fell into that pea green soup instantly contracted a multitude of incurable diseases.

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Flashback: 1991 UGP Flying Circus Dirt Jumping Contest

Go ahead and stop what you’re doing and tell who ever is around you that you can’t be disturbed for the next 40 minutes. Apparently this incredible footage from the 1991 UGP Flying Circus Dirt Contest has been floating around Indiana on a VHS tape for the last 24 years. Someone please buy Rich Hoppe a beer for getting this online so that the rest of the world can see it! This is pure gold, and if you look closely you’ll spot Brian Foster, Taj, Chris Moeller, Jimmy Levan, and a few more guys who went on to become legends….

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BF-it: Cutting Room Floor

More BF-it gold hitting the web thanks to Dig! This time it’s 12 minutes of hilarious clips and commentary that got left on the cutting room floor. The story about The Wildman finagling his way into the Foster Brother’s MTV Sports spot cracks me up every time!

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Ignacio Ortiz @ Heathens

Well it’s official, Children of the Grave is the most popular trail edit song of 2014. First it was in the Les Gens Spring edit, then Gabi Mastragostino used it, and now this one. Sorry dudes, Taj is the official owner of the song.

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Taj Mihelich’s Albion Interview

It’s interviews like this that make me really regret never getting a subscription to The Albion. It’s an incredibly in depth and personal look into the life of one of the biggest icons BMX has ever had (and probably will ever have). You should definitely take some time out of your day to give it a READ if you haven’t already done so.

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1998 Joetsu Japan King of Dirt

Robbie Miranda posted this gem on his Facebook and there was no way I wasn’t going to put it on here. Look how sketchy this setup is! Plywood everywhere, enough space between the jumps for two full cranks (both of which seem mandatory), and lime on the landing for a little extra burn if you fall. Highlights are Robbie Morales performing one hell of a pencil/still being “The Trail Boss,” Taj stomping out the fire, and Matt Beringer front flipping way before every prepubescent 13 year old could do them. This shit is gold!

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Story Time: How I Found Posh & Drexelbrook

Last week we had an incident where the google aerial view and coordinates of our trails were posted on Facebook by some cyclocross guys. Our trails aren’t exactly top secret or anything but we do try to limit who all knows their location. Mainly it’s to not raise the attention of anyone living in the surrounding neighborhood. See our trails are located in what you might call the hood. The last thing we need is a bunch of ghetto kids realizing that there are large mounds of dirt for them to run up and down on just blocks away from their…

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Taj in Primo’s “Made in Tawain”

It just seemed wrong to put up Robbie and Joe’s section without putting up Taj’s. This is definitely up there among my most watched video parts. I always loved how the section starts out with him bossing those rollers at 9th Street!

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Memphis MTV Sports & Music Festival

Fourteen years later I’m still kicking myself in the ass for not going to this. If I remember right I had the choice to either go to a race with one of my roommates or to go with the other to Memphis to check this out.  Of course he comes back saying awesome it was and that I had missed out, but it wasn’t until Props 29 came out that I realized just how bad I had fucked up. Pretty much a who’s who of late 90s dirt jumping not only shredding an unbelievable (for the time) dirt set up,…

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