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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 #53 - Credence Clint Reynolds

Clint Reynolds. I might have pushed to the point of annoying for this podcast with Clint. Sometimes that backfires and the interview isn't what you had hoped for any number of reasons. This was not the case with Clint at all. It ended up being an interview that I feel really good about! Part of the reason is you all, the listeners, who gave me plenty of questions to work with and Clint for keeping it relaxed. Thank you! Clint and I talked about all of the changes in his life this past year...


Episode #52 - Jamie Cooper - Ellis

Episode #52! One full year of weekly podcasts complete, hard to believe. Couldn't be happier to have Jamie Cooper-Ellis as my closer for the 1 year anniversary podcast. He represents the exact reason of why I started the podcast, to highlight East Coast riders and give them as much exposure as possible. Jamie is no secret to the BMX world but the story he tells of farm life and how he overcomes the geographical challenges of being a successful rider living in the Northeast is pretty amazing....


Episode #51 - Satoski Enda - Trail Rider Of The Year

Episode #51! One more until our podcast 1 year birthday. When I 1st picked up on Satoski Enda I was so impressed with his dedication to BMX trail riding and building. I have been waiting until his annual trip to Catty Woods and Posh Trails so I could interview the original Trails Warrior. It was worth the wait because in the meantime he won the Ride BMX NORA Cup Trail Rider of the year just a few weeks ago! Very deserving candidate and grateful winner. Special thanks to @danruhe for opening...


Episode #50 - Van Homan

Van Homan as my 50th episode! For this occasion @nuno_oliveira (of Odyssey) did a special podcast announcement using gold to honor the 50th episode, I am truly honored that Nuno has helped with the podcast graphics as well as @brianiarocci with the website! Anyway, 2 more episodes and I'll have 52 weeks straight of interviews! So back to Van, he has been so passionate, diverse and talented for years. And he just won the BMX Legend NORA Cup! In this episode Van talks...


Episode #49 - Mike Maloney Custom Frame Builder

What a great day interviewing and riding with Mike Maloney (Defconfour on IG)my good friend Don Bunnell from years ago. Mike is an awesome talent that works custom frame building into his spare time. He has produced some beautiful bikes including one we didn't get to talk about, a belt drive bike! Also cranks and hubs! Don sat in on the interview and talked history like only an old timer can ;) Look for the pictures on my @gromdad2000 IG account. So not only can he fab a frame really well...


Episode #48 - Posh High Air Contest

What a weekend with the induction of Brian Foster to the BMX HOF and Satoski Enda as the Nora Cup winner for best trail rider. If you haven't listened to the BF interview do yourself a favor and do it. Perfect lead up to last night's ceremony. Also, Satoski will be interviewed in about 2 weeks! I hadn't been to the Posh High Air Contests and didn't want to miss this year! Glad I didn't! The low key Ever Peacock hit the high notes on his way to winning BOTH high air and best whip! Haven't...


Episode #47 PT 2 - Brian Foster

Brian Foster Part 2! If you liked Part 1 you will love Part 2. We talk about his HOF nomination, 6 month suspension, transition to full time trail and park riding, mid school track smarts and of course the rock in his life, Dr Jennifer Foster. We also touch on some of the strong characteristics of the Strelecki family that have driven his in-law family to success. Definitely an episode that I feel really good about. The next time you see Brian Foster, give him a high 5 for his determination,...


Episode #47 PT 1 - Brian Foster

Brian Foster Part 1...who would have guessed anyone could nail down BF let alone for over 4-1/2 hours. I feel pretty damn grateful and honored. We talked about everything from family to education to BMX, of course. These interviews are pretty loose so it allowed BF to digress at will. That made the interview really relaxed to say the least. Next week's episode (Part 2) things get even more entertaining as we talk about everything from the BMX Hall of Fame induction (coming up on September...


Episode #46 - Vinny Mannino - The Missing Minutes!

Here are the missing minutes from my podcast interview with the one and only Vinny Mannino! Sorry for the multiple tries. Had a hard time but finally figured out the best way to do get it to you all!


Episode #46.1 - Vinny Mannino (Repost to fix missing minutes)

Repost to include the missing last 40 minutes of Episode #46 Sorry everyone, not sure what went wrong. Forward to 2:42:31 for the last part of the interview. Thanks!


Episode #46 - Vinny Mannino

Vinny Mannino has to be the most unassuming killer on and off of a BMX bike. He can ride anything, educate you on anything investment related, coach bmx kids, does BMX shows and has a deep appreciation of his family (his father and Big Scott Cranmer are two of my favorite guys). He really is a pleasure to talk to. Although he is a major part of the Scotty Cranmer YouTube channel, Vinny is very much his own man. If you want a sincere pair of ears to listen to, he is your man. He actually...


Episode #45 - Colton Civitello

Episode #45 - Colton Civitello by Interviews with the BMX community


Episode #44 - Russ Barone And Kenny Hirsch

This week I took a quick trip down to Long Island to interview another one of the best, Russ Barone. I had asked if Russ's best friend Kenny Hirsch could sit in, and wow, I'm grateful it worked out. This podcast ended up being a shared podcast with the two of them. As you will hear, they wouldn't have it any other way. Don't say the words, "I can't do it" in front in front of Kenny. He give you 101 great reasons why "you can". As far as Russ goes, he appreciates riding and surfing equally as...


Episode #43 - KRob Jam Wrap Up

What a day! The Find Your Fight Jam to benefit Robin Robinson and her children was amazing. The turnout was amazing, the weather was perfect, the venue was awesome, the crowd was totally into really can't ask for more. Big thanks to Scotty Cranmer for doing his part to make the jam even more exciting and to every single rider and spectator that filled Powder Ridge up! I am filled with gratitude for each and every one of you that put made this a success. Donators, volunteers,...


Episode #42 - Find Your Fight Jam Preview

As we count down to the last days before the big annual jam I decided to record an informative podcast with a little jam history thrown in. Hope I don't bore you too much with just my voice but give it a try if you need more info on the event. This year the #findyourfightjam for the family of Kevin Robinson will very likely eclipse the past jams. For many good reasons, primarily the amount of people that are looking to help the Robinson family in some way. Another big reason is the BMX...


Episode #41 - Chris Hallman

Chris Hallman is a laid back guy that has been involved in more of BMX around the Country than you would ever realize because of his low key personality. Chris has been on Props tours, worked at FBM, Standard and Tread magazine while traveling around the country, basically acting on whatever option came his way. These days he is rooted in midstate as a carpenter and NY caring for the most important priority of his life, his daughter Sylvia. You will hear Sylvia having a great time swimming...


Episode #40 - Matt Coplon - Profile Racing

Episode 40, the one I stressed the most for but also looked forward to because Matt Coplon is so well read and knowledgeable in so many areas of life, many of which I'm not familiar with. After all that stressing we found that neither of us had all the answers and just more in common with our passion for BMX. So enjoy the podcast and a couple songs by Matt and his past bands, Reversal of Man and Light Yourself On Fire. You can also find Matt at or through IG by his...


Episode #39 Part 2 - Steve Crandall - FBM

So happy with the way part 2 turned out. Steve is such a good hearted soul that I respect tremendously. If you haven't caught Part 1, please do, it's well worth it and leads right into Part 2. In Part two you will hear everything from sobriety talk, realizing what your identity is, lots of great FBM bus talk along with a great Tag KFC salad bar story. As always, thank you for interacting and making this a community effort with your IG questions. They are always so much fun, as you will hear...


Episode 39 Part 1 - Steve Crandall - FBM

Steve Crandall, an interview I've been looking to do since I started the podcast last October. Drove down to Richmond, VA and was treated to a taste of Steve's Richmond life. In Part 1 you will hear much about FBM's history as well as Steve's history with BMX. Be sure to turn up the volume when walks a bit away from the mic to tend to dinner among other things, those are more moments you will want to hear. FBM is a lifestyle as much as it is a brand. Steve and his FBM crew of riders and...


Episode 38 Part 2 - Garrett Byrnes

The much anticipated Part 2 of the Garrett Byrnes interview is here! Enjoy! Thank you Garrett Byrnes for you insight and impact, much appreciated by all. As always support those that support BMX. Thanks again to for the interview space, it was perfect. Lastly, keep July 29th open for the Find Your Fight Jam for the family of Kevin Robinson. It is shaping up to be the best fundraising event yet! Find info on the jam at along with links to past...