Josh Bedford retires

It brings me great sadness that Bedford has stepped down from the ranks as a professional BMX rider.

He had hoped to 'go out with a bang' in his final video via Defgrip, but unfortunately broke both his elbows.

You read it here first. Frenchie and all those other B grade TCU bloggers are sleeping on the real news ;)

Ben Coffey - Hard Hard is it?

Well I somehow stumbled across this gem. Very progressive riding from the time out of WA.

Cool as.

Bob Scerbo - All Time Low

Robert just quit Animal and seems a little unhappy about it - I got an inkling of this when he posted some salty stuff about them not making his small bars any more because they weren't economical viable or something. Seemed pretty fair to me on Animals behalf, who knows.

Also I'm in Vietnam at the moment and I got really sick and had to go to hospital and they actually have really great hospitals here (well the one international one in Ho Chi Minh).

Here is his part when he was on FBM. 

Simple Session

Each year it's my tradition to sit down with a bag of doritos and watch the entire simple session contest on youtube right after it happens. Here the video of this years event.

- Sebastian Keep and that "Tim" guy did a really good job of commentating apart from a couple errors such as referring to flair 540s as 900s but overall a lot better than some of their predecessors.

- Heat 4 was a bit boring so I skipped it but other than that it was generally entertaining.

- The street riders performed well, especially AK but then Devon Smillie was even more brilliant.

-  A lot of the park riders looked the same and fortunately the commentators spent a bit of time discussing that.

- There weren't any Australians in the finals 8[ but who really cares

- Overall it's a really good format for a contest, they always stop the clock if someone wants to re-try something and giving unlimited time at the end for everyone's last trick is nice.

Mike Spinner talks shit

Spinner talks some mad shit on his twitter. Have a scroll and a laugh.


WTP in Athens

Pete Sawyer, you're not Ian Schwartz so don't bother trying.


Youtube recommended this vid to me and it kind of blew my mind.

The section at 44:55 is unlike anything I've seen in a long time and really struck a chord with me.

The whole thing start to finish is brilliant so you can feel free to fast forward to a random spot if you don't feel like committing to the hour and 20 minutes all at once.