Right when you thought you’ve seen it all from Rooftop, Biz and Enns, they come up with this. In typical Rooftop fashion, he had something big up his sleeve for a New York Times celebrity animal photo fundraiser and came up with this amazing idea to dress up in these wild animal costumes and do what he does best. He said the skydiving shots in the big bear costume was the most insane due to not being able to see and maneuver around easy in. Which might stop the average “bear” but not Mike. He also recruited Enns and Biz to get in on the fun with the antics too. I have to admit the ones of Mike in the bear costume about to scare the living crap out of the homeless guy made me loose it. I could only imagine what that guy was thinking when he woke up, blahaha. You can read about each shot more on Mike’s Instagram where he already put up most of these same pics. By the way, he broke the most likes on GoPro’s 1.2m followers Instagram account with 133k likes. Crazy! Click more to see some more amazing pics of the insanity. Click the top image to view all 11 pictures. Huge thanks to Mike and Paul Luna for the pics.
I stumbled across this photo of Brett Downs on the innanetz ked, It got me stoked, not only because Brett is a friend of mine, stoked on what FBM does, or because he is getting totally rad in this photo, but because he is one of the few people I know, a lifelong BMXer, who genuinely seems to find the reward in the process, and through thick and thin has designed a life where his bicycle brings him happiness.
In an increasingly fast paced world, many people often lose site of the real prize, which is the smile, the good times, the sharing, the learning, the challenges and the small accomplishments that riding a bike can give to you.
Hopefully during part of our Journey, we have helped people to remember some of that, and to do that on a quality hand built bike, or at a lighthearted event we organized, hopefully we make a few people stoked, or maybe FBM is Too Crude?
Do yourself a giant favor and watch this piece that Walter Pieringer put together of Doyle hanging, and riding with his cousin Roger. This is amazing!
Aidan’s secret spot is sadly now no more – the old land-owner was into the trails and what Aidan was doing there, so it was constant good times while it lasted. However, the house and land has been sold, and the new landowner isn’t so psyched on trails… so they’re going. Says Aidan, “I am super proud of what I managed to do there and am still stoked on the little spring video I made. Onwards and upwards. The search is on!”
Aidan making hay while the sun shone. Photo by Will Elsom.
I knew Chris had a cousin that was pro back in the day but didn’t think too much about it since he was pro before my time. Seeing this video and seeing how much Roger even looks like Chris, it’s surreal to think his cousin was a badass pro back in his day. Seeing them ride together, you’ll notice that Roger has a bit of a wild side but can definitely still bust out at 40+. This is cool as hell and I’d highly recommend watching it for those those that always wished they had a BMX legend in the ol’ family tree.
“They say it’s a small world, and BMX is, apparently, an even smaller one. As it turns out, Chris Doyle, one of the most prolific and talented riders of our time, has a cousin named Roger Sullivan who was a professional BMX rider in the late 1980s. I had to learn more about this highly unlikely family connection, so Chris and I headed down to Florida to meet up with Roger, hang out, and ride bikes with this BMX legend from the past.” – Walter Pieringer
Here are 10 photos off my camera, I shot 9 of them, Snapshots of getrads by Keith Mulligan, Dillon Leeper, Dave King, Van Homan, Gilly Smalls, Kenny Horton, Jay Schlie, Mikey Askew, Eric Hennessey and yours truly, Steve Crandall.
Have fun everyday, make it memorable, and share it all with your friends!