blackman and tonson

If you a nerd like me and spent the last ten years of your life watching bmx videos rather than riding then you might have come across a video from around 2006 featuring blackman and his friend tonson riding in NYC.

In the blackman TCU interview, in the comments someone asked "whatever happened to tonson?", Adam22 responds and without actually saying what happened to Tonson, says its a really sad story and that blackman can tell it really well

The other day I was on Instagram and scrolled past the TCU account.  Blackman had left a post in the comments.  I went to Blackmans instagram; he had a post featuring Tonson.  I went to Tonson's instagram and it has pictures of him in a wheelchair.  One of his photos has a comment saying "last day of high school, last day on my feet".  So the question is:  what happened to Tonson?



it's summer now so I don't check the internet much but rather spend time doing things

such as riding bike or going outside

or being at work where I am now

and here are some recent videos I have found to watch between patients


Alex Donnachie

I bought this DVD ages ago and wrote a review of it ages ago and now the good sections are online.

Here is my fav, Alex Donnachie, he is good.

I want to learn new tricks but I can't

I can't even do my old tricks anymore



A couple nights ago I was hanging out with Adam Hough and Danimal at fitzroy bowl.

Danimal mentioned how he won the first ever stop of Alan Cooke's Local Exposure tour back in 2004 in Ohio.

He also suggested I watch this video- "Here goes nothing".

I really loved the vid, all the best features of mid 2000s riding including little handlebars, squeaky brakes, song-jacks, indian-givers and an epic crash section- but more importantly, really great riding from a time before the divide between street riders and skatepark riders developed.

Both Adam Hough (21:18) and Danimal's (27:06) sections were seriously awesome. Lots of wild moves. Please watch ->

PS I was unsuccessful in finding the first local exposure video online. the BMX move database site is kind of busted, all the links dont work and no one has been updating the site. wtf guys.

a couple really good bmx videos worth a watch

This one popped up a few days ago on my youtube feed. It didn't seem overhyped yet the riding was of the highest standard. Lots of new school stuff. I am a fan of Tyler Fernangel and I like that he gets included in things despite being a shrimpy looking character.

Johnny Raekes earns the spilt milk seal of approval because he reminds me of a young Seth Kimbrough c. 2002 with the sketchy bike and uncanny trick combos.

no no no


Kevin Robinson

A few months ago Kevin pulled the sickest bmx trick ever, which was an 84 foot backflip between two distant wooden ramps while being towed by a car which he survived to the amazement of his family and kids who thought he was gonna die (I also thought he was gonna die), well done Kevin u rule.


What a good video

This was a great video, good job Mastroni, I am going to watch it a couple more times to figure out who the people are doing the tricks cause they all look the same -



I have just wasted over an hour on the internet

one of the things i did was watch this video, i thought it was pretty good


Jason Enns frame promo video

For some reason ive always enjoyed watching enns ride - not sure what it is as his riding is not exactly cutting edge. you know youre at least going to get something a little different, unique. this video is awesome - great original music choice, awesome editing and nothing but tech pool riding. bmx og legend brian terada makes an appearance and does his signature bar to ice stall.



interesting X games videos

Hi blog

here are some videos i found interesting.

note that Spilt Milk predicted the results ages ago

3rd was enarson:

2nd was Colt Fake- congrats to Colt he rules

1st as we knew was Garrett- well done Garrett.

It was weird that rooftop was complaining about Garrett's riding during the commentary.

Yes of course he does a lot of barspins and tailwhips but he does them in a way no one else can.


new Brandon Begin discussion

Brandon Begin has good style.

He rides a bike, dresses, and seemingly behaves in a v casual manner.

The way he decorates his bike is cool

I liked watching this video and it made me feel like getting off the computer and going to ride my bike which I am going to go do now bye.

- do you agree?