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This month’s issue of Ride BMX features a Premium trip, an Albuquerque scene report, Brandon Dosch, Darin Read, Bikes Over Baghdad, an over-sized photo section, and an interview with Dane Searls about his Giants Of Dirt project that was conducted just before he passed away…

On The Cover: Casual, confident, and beastly, Josh Harrington fired out this massive over-grind on a random busy road in Columbus, Ohio, first and only go. But, not before removing a lamp, beating the rail with a rock, and with a little help from the rest of the Premium team, picking up a boat and moving it. Photo by Ryan Fudger.

Subscriber Shipping Date: December 1, 2011
On Newsstands: December 20, 2011

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First Words
Just as we shipped this issue to the printer we got word that Dane Searls was in a coma and fighting for his life after suffering injuries obtained from a non-riding accident. Sadly, Dane was taken from the BMX community just days later. These first words are for Dane. Ride in peace, brother.

Start
Scott Powell throws down a combo in between doing shows for troops during one of the Bikes Over Baghdad tours in Kuwait.

Up Front
Sponsor Block, Injured List, and Fine Print…the month’s news in a nutshell.

Pro Q&A: Brandon Dosch
You all asked just about everything that anyone could have ever thought of, and B. Dosch came through with the answers like a boss. Bets, pranks, contests, tricks, sponsors, Michigan, and lots more…

Products
Frames, forks, bars, stems, pegs, seats, and more. Lots of new hard goods just in time for your holiday wish list.

Soft Goods
Fresh threads from Fox, Animal, Kink, Shadow, and more of your favorite BMX brands.

Diversions
Four new DVDs get reviewed (including YAWN and The Hunt) and Mulligan goes back to his days as a grade-schooler and reviews a book, too.

Pro Shop: Pusher Bike Shop
Clay Brown is helping keep the Denver scene rolling with Pusher, so we sat down with him to learn a little more about the shop.

Glimpse: Bikes Over Baghdad
A bunch of photos and snapshots of the sixth B.O.B. tour in the Middle East.

Focus
We have an extra-large photo section this month including gems of Tony Malouf, Van Homan, Eric Hough, Chase Hawk, Raul Ruiz, Gabe Brooks, Lance Mosley, Morgan Long, Drew Hosselton, and more…

Bio: Aleksi Ritsila
A fresh face on the flatland scene from Finland gets some shine time.

Letters
A few readers sing praises to the mag and Fudger gets called out for not knowing his Russian history.

Finish: Darin Read
Northwest trails ripper Darin Read finishes off the issue by filling in blanks about style, trails, his setup, traveling, and more…

 

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The Premium Sessions
Premium’s pro riders Josh Harrington, Sean Ricany, Dan Foley, Chad Kerley, and Connor Lodes recap their days of shredding in Chicago and Columbus.

Excuse Me, While I Kiss The Sky – Dane Searls Breaks Boundaries With Unit’s Giants Of Dirt Project
We interviewed 23-year-old Australian shredder Dane Searls about his quest to build and conquer the world’s biggest and most insane dirt jumps—which, of course, he succeeded at both. Sadly, Dane passed away just after this issue was sent to the printer from injuries he suffered after a non-riding accident. Our thoughts go out to Dane’s family and friends as they mourn the loss of this great visionary and incredibly talented rider.

The Gem Of Route 66 – The Albuquerque Scene
New Mexico is a convenient stopping point between the East and the West and has seen its fair share of BMXers passing through over the years. It’s the locals though that keep this scene strong, and we caught up with them to check out what they are up to these days…

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