I had been thinking about what I was going to write for the 1st post of the newly revised RidersGottaRide.com. It all comes down to the BMX, I mean the title of this post sums it up. Every single time I get on my bicycle, where ever I may be and what ever I may be riding that day is always a new beginning. A fresh start, a new perspective on life, and a new experience every single time. BMX teaches us life lessons on so many levels its unbelievable. I have been able to spend most of my life enjoying my passion, I want others to have the same opportunity to go where BMX has taken me, my friends, and my family.
BMX is a family to me, I mean I do have a real family of course, but the people involved in BMX truly make my world a better place. People who are able to think way outside the box, and people who are about making things happen, not just mere bystanders in this life, but people who are willing to throw it all out on the line. There are so many people who have influenced me personally in life, as well as people who have influenced my riding in one way or another. These people know who they are and do not expect a damn thing from me or anyone else. I do what I do to show support and love for the entire community.
We as BMX’ers (or Action Sports athletes) of any kind are our own breed, we typically don’t take shit from anyone, and are the 1st ones to speak up when shit goes foul. We carve out our own path in life just like we carve around a concrete bowl. We are constantly on the look-out for “spots” to ride and new people and places to share these amazing experiences with. We are united through a bond of insane awesomeness, radness, rattitude and all things amazing. The people are why I will always love and support Action Sports of any kind.
Soooo…… Here’s to all you rad bastards out there that I have met over the years and to the ones I haven’t had the courtesy of meeting yet. May we share good times, and laugh at each other like the brothers we are, go forth and make your mark whatever it may be, just do something positive and your life will become better no doubt!
Scotty Yoquelet – Jamie Simon – Stew Johnson – Jeff Jakobowski – Barry McManus – Dan Butler – Dan Leinerth – Dan Rumple – Danny Rumple – Keith Trainer – Tony Karapantos – Mom & Dad – The Striebys (all of em) – Brian Doty – Reggie Styles – Chad Newman – Brad Geisleman – Jeremy Ball – Scott Towne – Chris Gerber – Joey Marks – Jacob Marks – Jamie Bestwick – Mat Hoffman – Nick Summerlot – Vince Potter – Hannah Roberts – Brett Banasiewicz – Jordan Bowen – Justin Hardin – Josh Orr – Jake Hattaway – Josh Pellot – Dalton Edwards – Glenn Salyers – Lightning Bolt Leonard – Ronnie Bonner – Kip Williamson – Bill Nitschke – Tyler Sparr – Rob Armour – Ben Eyelander – Branden Wolferman – Matt Bishoff – Jonny B. – Brandon Sassen & Family – Jake Szbowski – John Entley – Jeremy Wysong – Matt Patterson – Trevor Gay – Suzy Simon – Steve Crandall – Mike Tag – Magilla – Fat House Posse – Matt Hanes – Nick Weaver -Eric Henson & Family – Miles Cooley – Chucky – Mini Ramp Mike – New Republic Skatepark – The Flow – Blindside Elkhart – Rays MTB – Keith & Shain – Old Fools BMX – Solution Action Sports – Wonder Wheels BMX – Dan’s Comp – Summit City Bicycles – Fort Wayne BMX.AND everyone I negelected to mention in the above list!
Enjoy these 129 photos, 5 Years in the life of RidersGottaRide.com!