Mon, Apr 5 2010 11:41 am |
Bringing together legendary names of BMX (Hoffman, McCoy, Fiola, Dominguez, Blyther, Augustin, Johnson, Sigur, DeLuca, Roman, and many, many more), the second OS BMX Reunion took place this last weekend at Woodward West. On a personal level, it’s awesome and inspiring to see guys that had a lot of success in BMX upwards of two decades ago still enjoy the simple act of pedaling around. But, the entire weekend was a lot more than riding; lots of stories, some facts, a heavy amount of reminiscing, and mostly just a massive good time. Many thanks to Steve Swope (Kickstand BMX) for organizing this now annual event and for letting me come along and film. Hopefully the video relays just a fraction of the amount of awesomeness this weekend was.
A very notable thing: Mat Hoffman. After a car accident took him out upwards of two years ago…to the point where he may never be able to ride again…Mat is back to riding as only he can. To sum it up perfectly, Mat told me he hadn’t done a flair in “935 days” over breakfast…then, seven hours later, he loops one perfectly. The Condor is back.
“Old Skool” by Benjiman (myspace.com/benjimanactivate)
Video by Ryan Fudger.
TAGS: 2010 Old School Reunion, Augustin, Blyther, DeLuca, Dominguez, Fiola, Hoffman, Johnson, McCoy, Old School, Old School Reunion, Reunion, Roman, Sigur, Woodward, Woodward West