Monday, August 26, 2013

Is BMX broken?

A friend of mine recently wrote an editorial discussing some of the problems facing BMX as an industry. Sales are down, and the sport needs to work harder to get more kids on bikes. But how? I have some thoughts on this…

These are the opinions of an old guy and may or may not be relevant. But, I've been riding BMX bikes since the 80's, and while I unfortunately took more than 10yrs off, I absolutely love the sport. Flatland is my drug of choice, but I can watch dirt, street, park or vert with just as much enthusiasm, and I still get pumped when I see kids getting their first thrill at hopping a curb or even riding with no hands…

Monday, August 12, 2013

Wisdom to the Youth: 2013

And in the "better late than never" category, here are my pics from June 8th's Wisdom to the Youth BMX contest. I had a great day, but my summer has been CRAZY and, yes, I am just now getting a chance to go through some of my pics. I didn't get everyone, but here's what I've got.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Flatland Fracas Thank You

Fracas Thank You from David Alden on Vimeo.

I ended up getting second place in July's Flatland Fracas--I was pretty pumped. This is my "Thank You" to all of the sponsors--thanks for supporting New England Flatland. I am completely re-addicted.