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Interviews with current and retired personalities from the BMX community

Interviews with current and retired personalities from the BMX community
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Interviews with current and retired personalities from the BMX community




Episode #71 - Next Generation Jam

One of my favorite events of the year, the Next Generation Jam. This was the 6th annual NGJ and it was awesome. Not only did the Halahans, the Wheel Mill crew and the Potocznys put on another great event and the sponsors were awesome. I have to imagine that each 16 and under rider went home with something. On the sponsor level, Subrosa and Shadow were represented by the man himself, Ronnie Bonner! His involvement and concept are talked about in this podcast and it is cool! Vans also...


Episode #70 - Jerry Badders Of Vans

Jerry Badders of Vans! Having not seen Jerry in over 20 years, I didn't know what to expect. Lets just say that Jerry was very confident. Jerry was a successful BMX racer (a World Champ in BMX racing) that rode for Vans as a sponsored athlete and transitioned into a leader of Vans marketing for North America. That takes confidence channeled in the right direction and he has done it! Jerry has also done so much with Vans events that makes my head spin. Jerry's determination is nothing short...


Episode #69 - The Fids

The Fids. I think that some of us get to the point in life that we start live the way we want to, not the way we are told to by our peers and society. That point in life for Fids came early on. At the age of 11 he was already going where he wanted to with BMX and skating. Through elaborate schemes and lack of technology in the Mama Fids household, Fids found a way. As I took the trip down the Fids memory lane I heard so much of him taking on challenges that most wouldn't. The Nitro Circus...


Episode #68 - Jimmy Levan - Go Fast Pull Up

Here you go, the Jimmy Levan documentary interview! The podcast was recorded the morning after the Go Fast Pull Up premier at Swamp Fest. Not my best work with the questions but still amazing to hear the behind the scenes talk about this piece of BMX history. The documentary was awesome. Do yourself a favor and order a copy from or The documentary is so well done. The bonus of the included book makes it even more worthwhile. Thank you to Chris Rye for sitting in on...


Episode #67 - John Lee (2 Of 2)

John Lee, the nicest guy in BMX becomes one of the most dry guys in BMX as we finish part 2 while the rest of the guys got the trails running. It will be of no surprise to any of you that listened to part 1 that part 2 was just as heartfelt. We spent some time on topics ranging from John's Long Island days, Oak Park Trails, his smoothie diet, the Dwarf Invasion radio show and interviewing with Chris Moeller prior to taking the job at FBM BMX for the past 13 years. It was really interesting...


Episode 66 - John Lee Part 1

FBM's John Lee IS the nicest guy in BMX! Part one of this interview is loaded with emotion as well stories of overcoming trauma through his caring friends and family. There was so much important content to this part 1 podcast that we decided to quit at midnight and finish it up in a few weeks. The questions from you listeners are ready to go! John Lee is arguably the most inspiring BMXer I have had the opportunity to interview. If you don't know John or know him but want to learn more, it's...


Episode #65 - Colby Benoit

Totally mixed emotions while working up the Colby Benoit podcast. Psyched that I can shine some light on Colby and his #rideeverything mindset. Colby has ridden BMX plenty over his 25 years and does all disciplines really well. I'll never forget him landing a 180 rollback on the last set during the jumping contest my annual fundraising Find Your Fight jam at Powder Ridge in CT. He later blew my mind watching him kill it at the DIY World Champs at Powers Bike Shop in Virginia. He ended up...


Episode #64 - Vic Behm

Vic Behm, wow. If there is one personality that I have interviewed that is ridicuosly skilled on the bike, brash to the BMX establishment and extremely confident, it's Vic Behm. He has definitely made his mark on BMX, like it or not. I say this because he isn't trying to be part of the BMX establishment. He is showing us how non-conforming you can be and still be part of competition. Anyone that has been in BMX for a bit remembers some of the most entertaining non-conformers (Chris Moeller,...


Episode #63 - Hector Restrepo

Hector Restrepo is not just one of the raddest guys from Connecticut by way of Colombia 20 years ago, he has also accomplished his a dream of his of riding his motorcycle (nicknamed Gargoyle)from Connecticut to the most Southern point of South America (Cape Horn). Anyone that yearns to be a traveler and conquer what seems impossible, please listen to this podcast. Hector came from a dangerous part of Central America (Colombia)and has become a citizen of the USA. While I recorded this I...


Episode #62 - Brant Moore

I've always been intrigued by Brant Moore because he is such a hard worker in the quest to bring the of best of BMX to the public in multiple media formats, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and Facebook. It was inevitable that Brant and I would talk shop and about our experiences in bringing BMX to the public while highlighting riders that help give BMX the diversity that we are all so lucky to have. The podcast also gave Brant a chance to discuss how diverse his BMX interests are. I would...


Episode #61 - Scott Yoquelet

Episode #61, Scotty Yoquelet. What a nice guy with a great laugh! I was able to catch up with Scott at the annual Old Fools Jam at @raysmtb Hopefully a part 2 someday, I feel like we just scratched the surface as we were creeping close to a 2-1/2 hour conversation. This interview holds some surprises when a "guest griller" enters the hotel room and takes over with his hard hitting questions. Scotty covers everything from racing to trails to the Vans Triple Crown. As I've said before, I hope...


Episode #60 - Best Of 2018

Happy New Years! I decided to put together a selection of some of my favorite podcast interactions. Danny Bailey, Garret Byrnes, Isaac "Ground Chuck" Mccrea and Robbie Morales. It is one of the longer ones but as I went through the 8-1/2 hours of editing I realized how hard it is to decide what to cut. All of these four podcasts were so awesome in full length. If you would like to hear any of these podcasts in their entirety you can easily find the full episode on iTunes or on the...


EP #59 P3 - Mass Trails Scene Report

Here it is, the final installment of the Massachusetts Trails Scene Report with the Pinewoods and Oakwoods Trails! The 3 part series covers six sets of trails spread out over The Bay State. The series was interesting to say the least because no two trails are alike. One thing was consistent though, every set of trails has diggers that are welcoming and determined. So much respect for these guys that dedicate so much time to their trails for the benefit of not just their crew but anyone else...


EP #59 P2 - Mass Trails Scene Report

This week's podcast is Part 2 of 3 of the Massachusetts Trails Scene Report. In this week podcast you will hear from Chris Traverse of the Sunset Ranch Trails and Dwayne Scruton of the MOD Trails. Each on the opposite ends Massachusetts. These two couldn't be more polarizing on the surface but carry the same passion. Next week, Part 3, Oakwoods and Pinewoods Trails. This has been a cool journey visiting these guys and learning what the go through each year, the good and not so good. Yet they...


EP #59 P1 - Mass Trails Scene Report

Episode #59 - Part 1 of 3 The Massachusetts Trail Scene Report Trying something different for the next three weeks that I believe you will love. Pretty much the same 10-12 questions for each of the lead Trail guys with far different answers from each. I personally though it was so interesting how underground BMX Trails can be. As Van Homan said in his interview with me, inline skaters are the most core people he sees out riding park. I was thinking the same thing when I visited a few trails...


Episode #58 - Brandon Christie

Brandon Christie, a Massachusetts legend at only 30 years old! Everyone I know talks about how nice a guy Brandon is so I had to see it for myself....and they are right! Really cool to learn as much as I could about Brandon and where life has taken him. I see lots of trail riders each year and I do my best to get to know as many of them as I can. There is so much more to Brandon then 1080's so listen and learn! Thank you everyone for supporting the show, by donation or shirt sales on...


Episode #57 - Chris Hald & Bill Klein

I've always enjoyed interviewing long time BMX friends and brothers. They know each other well and push each other to keep the fire alive. Chris Hald and Bill Klein to do exactly that and are both extremely talented riders. So get your kids to bed or out of the car and hit this one hard! So many laughs that I quickly forgot about the bone fractures from an hour before we started. We had to get our laps in at Keyko and celebrate the birthday of John Skvarla! It's become an awesome tradition....


Episode #56 - Powers Bike Shop

The Powers Bike Shop episode was recorded at the DIY World Championships in Richmond, VA at Powers Bike Shop. I mention this because this is how BMX can flourish, bike shops being part of the community. Chad Powers is quite a success story. Always an entrepreneur, Chad has created a successful business because of his passion for the sport. Passion well beyond day to day business. Whether you see it in his passion for collecting BMX history or by supporting and facilitating BMX events, Chad...


Episode #55 - Big Boy of the Scotty Cranmer Channel

If I was to make a list of the qualities I would look for in a friend Big Boy of the Scotty Cranmer YouTube Channel could check off nearly every box. In addition, Big Boy has completely transformed himself physically into the healthiest version of himself by dropping over 125 pounds by focusing on exercise and diet. Oh, and he can ride a bike better than most in the few short years he has been off the scooter. Front flip off of a building?! Yes. Flairs on command? Yes. Most importantly, a...


Episode #54 - Keith Mulligan

Thank you Keith Mulligan! If you haven't said these words to Keith at some point, send him a message and do it now! Between being part of BMX for 37 years as a rider and over 20 years in BMX media, Keith has touched all of us in some way. As a BMX friend, photographer, writer and mentor, Keith is amazing. All of that in addition to being part of Bikes Over Baghdad for years. Enjoy the podcast as he talks about all of it!