Spotlight: Sarah Lampert

Friday, August 30, 2013
Great minds tend to think alike, so check out what Sarah had to say about the questions that were sent in.

Sarah Lampert, 21 years old and from Eugene, OR.  I started riding in 2010. My friends invited me to tag along with them to Skatebarn West (RIP) one night and they all killed it. One of my pals offered for me to take a spin on his bike and I did. The rest is history.

Have you ever been sponsored? 
The first time I was sponsored, I was approached by the owner of a company and was asked if I was interested in representing the brand. Otherwise, I haven’t really been “hooked up” with anything unless I personally know someone from a company.

What are your thoughts on brakes?
I have nothing against brakes. I used to run a straight cable myself. I stopped running brakes in 2011 (if I remember correctly) because my cable snapped and I didn’t want to replace it. So I got rid of everything. Being brakeless forces you to learn great bike control, which is key to being a good rider.

What are the first few tricks/skills you should learn if you’re new to riding park/street
How to: fakie. bunny hop (well), bail, air out, manual, and clear objects. Practice bunny hops everyday.

"Do you workout on the side?" - Katrina Hirsch
Katrina, I do. I run every other day and do plyometrics along with a strict diet.

Are you interested in entering any contests that may be coming up - or you a contest type of person?
Yes and no. It would be cool to go to FISE or simple sessions, but financially I can’t afford it so I just lay low.

“What do you do on days you get your period, and/or stomach cramps, especially if those are days you ride?" – Anonymous 
Haha. It’s just like any other day, doesn’t affect my riding mindset at all.

How tough is it being a girl riding BMX with the boys. - Jonah from South Africa
Jonah, it has its ups and downs. Sometimes I get harassed and sometimes I don’t. I get bummed out sometimes but I just keep reminding myself it doesn’t matter what I do as long as it makes me happy and just because I’m a girl shouldn’t keep me from doing that.

Guys can be pretty rough with the criticism sometimes, but how do you feel when girls start criticizing each other?
Criticism is criticism, gender plays no role in the message that criticism relays.

You recently found a girl on Instagram who is pretending to be you, by posting your pictures. How did you find out and what has happen from it?
@epicshelleyepic has been stealing my photos since last summer (2012). I was scrolling through the “girlbmx” hashtag and saw recent posts of pictures I had not posted in awhile. I followed up on these new posts and found her profile. I called her on it on the photos she’s stolen of me and she decided to block me. As of right now she has either changed her IG name or her profile was deleted from what I’ve heard.

Spotlight: Natalie Noble

Hello! Names Natalie Noble and I ride for S&M and Alienation and I have been riding for 3 years.

I have always been interested in BMX since I was little, but I didn't start riding till I was 18. Being to shy/scared, I didn't get to start riding until later. After high school, I decided to get a bike and asked a friend I recently met to teach me. He was for it and the rest is history!

When did you start getting noticed?
I had some photos up on the GOODS BMX website and S&M noticed me. I went to Interbike last year and met Rob Morgan from Alienation and he put me on the team!

"Do you workout on the side?" - Katrina Hirsch
I do workout on the side occasionally. Jog when it's raining or can't ride. Stuff like that to stay active.

This seems to be a common question, but what are your thoughts on brakes?
I rode brakeless for about 2 and a half years and just recently put on brakes. I wanted to get into dirt more, so I put them on as a no excuse kind of thing. Not having brakes made me just go for things, but stopping when ever I like is something I enjoy too.

If you could go back 3 years, roughly when you started riding, what advice would you give yourself?
Don't think you are only going to ride “street/park” or “dirt”. You never know and your opinions changed. I never thought I would put pegs on or care to ride dirt, but now that I look at my bike, I put brakes on to push myself to ride more dirt, and pegs are on and worn.

Are you interested in entering any contests that may be coming up - or you a contest type of person?
I'm not much of a contest person. Maybe in the future, you never know!

“What do you do on days you get your period, and/or stomach cramps, especially if those are days you ride?" – Anonymous
Hahah! I guess if you are curious, you are curious. I just pop some Advil and go about my day. Not going to let that ruin my sesh!

What are the first few tricks/skills you should learn if you’re new to riding park/street
The basics. Don't over look the simple things like manualing and bunny hops. Can't even call them simple because they aren't. Two things I never thought in the beginning I would have so much trouble with. Others make it look easy.

"How tough is it being a girl riding BMX with the boys?" - Jonah from South Africa
It can get tough. Starting out, guys would look at me weird or be like, “why are you here.” Get vibed out, but when they get to know you and you get to know them, things all change.

Guys can be pretty rough with the criticism sometimes, but how do you feel when girls start criticizing each other?
I don't feel all criticism is bad. You can give constructive criticism. From girl to girl I feel if you mean well and are trying to help one another I don't see the big deal. If you are trying to be rude or discouraging then that's just a shame.

Kayley has a corner!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My good friend Kayley Ashworth, has herself a corner over at Kayley and a group of her friends, recently wrapped up a road trip to Scotland. You can follow her journey and recent trips by heading over to their website.

Let's get Rebecca into the 2014 Flatland Calendar!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Please help me get Rebecca Pergentile into the 2014 Flatland BMX Calendar! Rebecca has been with Magnolia BMX since the beginning and I can't think of any female flatland rider who is more deserving of being the first female featured in this calendar.

She's an amazing human being and is passionate about getting ladies involved in flatland. Please help us by buying something from our store to fund this project! Any order over $50 will get a calendar when they come out next year! (It's limited, so while calendars last) . WWW.MAGNOLIABMX.ORG

Lets get her into this calendar! Spread the word! Like & Share!

2013 Maple Leaf Nationals Wrap up.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

"This morning we arrived to day 3 of amazing racing at our beautiful track. I couldn't have been more proud to be a Milton Member this weekend. The track looked so perfect today--as it had all weekend, amazing job boys, you out did yourselves with that dirt. To the executive and all the volunteers...amazing. We had so much fun with great friends and stellar racing. The comments from people from other tracks were constant, how friendly people were, how 'sick' the track was, how good the burgers were, how nice the park was, the cooling station was a great idea, cool band...and how smart my friend Danielle Bernardi-Fisher is. Thank you for an amazing weekend of fun, friendship and fantastic racing." - Maureen Galivan

Maple Leaf Nationals - Pre Race

Friday, August 23, 2013
Today's the first of 3 days that I'll be racing in the Maple Leaf Nationals in Milton, Ontario (My local track). I was blown away with how busy it was at the track - even though people warned me that it would be crazy.

There were tents, vendors and people everywhere, and apparently it's nothing compared to what tomorrow is going to be like. Even the porta potties were fancy. The track was beautiful and perfectly maintained. This couldn't have happened without the volunteers, so thank you for putting the time in!

When I was at practice yesterday, I was trying to not get hurt, and it's exactly what happened...I collided with a 5 year old. I went home with a shin splint, so I knew the kid was hurt, he had to be. Found out today that the little strider has a bent collarbone. Sorry little dude, hope you can forgive me!

I didn't bump into any girls my age today, in fact I rode with the boys tonight. I was in moto 25 out of 33, and there was only 3 people in my moto. Although I came in last, at least I got a 3rd place trophy. I'm not totally sure what to expect tomorrow, there should be more people, so hopefully a moto of just girls. I'll be sure to update you all with lots of instagram photos!

Speaking of instagram, I recently received a request from "WillRidesBikes" to explain how I decorated my bike... so here's a DIY video just for you.

Video : BSD Angie Marino

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Interview coming soon with Natalie Noble and Sarah Lampert.

Monday, August 19, 2013
We're doing an interview soon with Natalie Noble @natnat4130 (pictured left) and Sarah Lampert @sarahBMXlampert (pictured right). Both really cool ladies who you're going to learn more about, and who are going to be answering your questions about riding. So if you're new to riding, this is a good time to get some advice from the experts.

Catching up with Natalie Noble from Tony Archibeque JR on Vimeo.

Sarah Lampert: 2013 Woodward West Summer from Sebastian Smith on Vimeo.

Racing: Fitness & Nutrition with Alise Post

Friday, August 16, 2013
I'm very excited to announce that we finally reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page! Thank you to all of the supporters in both women's BMX, but also supporters of Magnolia BMX. Just like the Q&A below with Alise Post, it's that much more special because you were involved.  Ideally, the questions below are targeted to someone who’s already racing but looking to develop further through workouts and nutrition. Please note, even though Alise is a trained professional, her tips below are purely from her own experiences, it may not be for everybody. Consult your doctor or BMX coach before any changes to your regime, and don't sue us.

My name is Alise Post, and I started BMX Racing when I was 6 years old in Minnesota. My older brother started about 2 weeks before me, and saw other little girls at the track and talked my parents into dragging me along to try it out and toughen his little sis up before she got into anything too girly he couldn't enjoy with me ;) When I first tried though, I was too scared. I walked up to the starting gate and decided the hill was too big and I was not about to race down it. So, my parents nearly pulled the plug and got my membership money back, but instead let me have one more try. And the rest they say…is history.

I started racing at some national races when I was about 9 and I won my age group for the year. This success led my parents to take me around the country to see if I could compete with the best and get myself on a sponsored team. I ended up winning the Overall Amateur #1 Girl Title at age 10 that next year (2001) and getting on my first sponsored team. I won 3 more of those overall amateur titles in the following years, before turning professional at age 15 (2006). Winning the overall number one American female pro title my first two years in the pro class was a huge honor, and drove me to start racing more on the international level as BMX was joining the Olympic Games in 2008. Although I would be too young to aim to compete in Beijing, I kept racing the international scene gaining experience for the London 2012 Qualification process and annual BMX World Championships. After graduating high school in 2009 I moved to San Diego to start college and train at the Olympic BMX base at the Chula Vista Olympic Training City near San Diego.


After making these living changes, giving up my other sports (gymnastics and track and field), and focusing on my BMX progression, I gradually progressed my way into more and more World Cup International finals and podium results. Although injury side lined me for both winter 2010 and the first 6 months of our London Olympic qualifying process (2011/12), 2012 gave me some career highlights. I managed to win my first World Cup in Holland, and represent the USA at the London Olympic Games. Although injury struck once again during olympic competition, leaving me to the rehab process for another few months, my finish to 2012 and start to the 2013 season have provided me some of the best riding and racing I've ever had in my career. It has been truly amazing to compete on the national and world stage. Everyday

I wake up and remember how lucky I am to continue being able to do what I love, and to have had my current sponsors stick behind me through the ups and the downs the past few years. Those sponsors include both Redline Bicycles and JBL Audio, with Oakley, Troy Lee Designs, ONYX and Tangent Products in tow. I am also supported by the USA Cycling program at international events.

Between being on your bike and working out at the gym, what would you say is the percentage between the two?

I definitely spend more time on my bike than in the gym. While there is a component in racing that requires explosive power and speed, without working on specific bike handling and strength a lot it's hard to apply anything gained in the gym. That said, specific gym days are definitely a part of my schedule.

At the gym, what workouts do you find beneficial, and are there workouts that are useless for racing?

Well I try to avoid the useless ones!!! haha. We're a sprinting sport that requires us to be reactive, so most exercises and lifts in my program are done at a maximal speed and improve body awareness. AKA, less quantity and more intense. You'd have to look for me in the free weights and cross training areas at the gym because you won't find me on the treadmill!!!

Scott LaFlemme wants to know "How much can she squat?".

Haha Scott, it's not about how MUCH you can squat as compared to your power:weight ratio, and how quick you can move the weight. And to be honest, probably not more than him since he's probably bigger than me!!! ;-P

I’ve been told to do a lot of sprints, in order to get faster, so Dawn Robins asked “How often does she do sprints???”.

Sprints are a big part of my training both on and off the track because they build such specific strength. Of course we do different amounts of certain training at different times in the year, but I would say I generally spend 3-4x as much time on my bike training than in the gym.

Plank 4.0 #risky #idothewobble @athorkildsen
What’s your general nutrition advice, are there foods that you’ve cut out completely, what are things that you eat to maintain and feed your muscles.

Obviously I don't try to eat too many sweets and "garbage" food as you need have the proper fuel in your body to have the energy to get the best out of it, but I think the food pyramid is a pretty good guideline. Everything in moderation is okay by me, athletes are humans too. I try to get proteins back in my muscles right after workouts, and just mix up the meats in my dinners each night. I'll eat fish a few times a week, steak a couple times, and throw some chicken and pasta nights in there. I can't say I have anything that I absolutely will not EVER eat…but I can't remember the last time I heated up a frozen dinner or bought frozen vegetables. I shop in the fresh section and start from scratch on things. It can be bit more expensive, but it's better in taste and fuel.

They ALMOST got it...
"Pre-race nutrition--fast fuel for explosive energy is what I would like to know.” - Maureen Galivan

I do enjoy some coffee or caffeine and sugars around race and training time. I like to keep it simple..supplements can be scary for drug tested athletes!

“I'd love to know if she eats/drinks specific things the night before and day of a big race” Nikita Ducarroz

I'm not too superstitious about stuff like that, I generally don't load up on red meat the night before a race. I'd go for something a bit easier on the digestive system. But honestly, when it comes to the day of a big event, whatever is going to comfort you and make you happy and relaxed is the best thing to eat. As long as you generally have a good diet, put the work into your training, and have a clear head to compete, what you eat right before is not going to make the difference.

"What is your position on refined sugar?" – Anonymous

It's definitely not something you should be consuming every meal, but like I said, everything in moderation is okay. Having a little dessert isn't going to kill you if you put all the right nutrients in first.

"What is your advice for parents of a young female racer." - Pat Fisher 

Let her enjoy riding her bike everywhere! Work on skills riding curbs, skateparks, tracks, everywhere! Race the boys and beat 'em. At the end of the day, we are all trying to ride as much like boys as we can and we should learn from them. I know first hand a lot of girls don't spend enough time on their bikes as kids and it makes it harder to learn things in the long run. Trust me, taking spills hurts a lot more when you get a bit older and fear sets in!

Do you have any final words for aspiring racers?

ENJOY WHAT YOU DO!!! While training, racing, getting knocked down and back up again can all be tough at times, if you love what you're doing it will never feel like a job.

Photo Credit: ©Steve Diamond Elements

Twitter/Instagram: @alisepost11
Facebook: "Alise Post" Fan Page

Spotlight: Natalya Diehm

Saturday, August 10, 2013
Have you seen Natalya Diehm's edit for the Yeah Zine Video Contest? No?! Where have you been!? Let's start by watching her edit below, followed by an interview with this 15 year old rider from Australia, ending with some sweet questions from you guys.

Natalya Diehm 2013 Edit from Ikikyabut on Vimeo.

Hometown: Gladstone, Queensland
Sponsors: Condemned bikes and I just recently have been hooked up with Osiris Shoes Australia and not forgetting Mum and Dad LOL.
Years riding: I started riding when I was 8, then when I was 10 I had a bad injury. For the next couple of years, I rode on and off ( between injuries) and have only recently got right back into it in the last 18 months

Being that you're only 15, when did you start riding and how did you get into it?

I got into riding when I was very young, I wanted to ride my bike to school but I wasn't allowed because my bike didn't have brakes. So my mum took me into the local bike shop and I got my first BMX bike, which was a GT. That afternoon, we went to a skatepark and I learned how to go up and drop into all the quarters and I instantly fell in love with the sport.

What made you choose BMX? - Submitted by Anonymous I actually started riding a scooter at first, then when I saw my older sister Tahlia learning new tricks on BMX, I thought I wanted to be like her.

Where do you typically ride with and who do you ride with?

I ride at my local skateparks; Boyne Island, Calliope and Rockhampton and as much as possible I like to make the long drive to the Gold Coast and Hervey Bay. I never go anywhere without my best friend Toby Greig who also rides ( hahaha who has broken 19 bones and quite often needs to take a time out )

What was the first trick you learned? - Submitted by Anonymous The first trick I learned was probably how to double peg a quarter.

What has been the most difficult trick to learn so far? - Submitted by Anonymous Hahaha definitely flairs and whips!!! A lot of frustration and bruises.

How long did it take you to learn flairs and how did you overcome the fear?

I had just learned backflips and my next goal was to learn flairs. I never really gave flairs much thought and one day, when other people were trying them, I pumped myself up to just go and huck one with a single mattress on concrete and it didn't end well. Not landing it then, just made me more determined to learn it and that's when I started watching YouTube videos and asking for pointers from other riders who could flair. I practiced flairs as much as I could for about 8 weeks, watched Harry Mains tutorial and something finally clicked and I landed it on four mattresses in my half pipe.

What trick(s) are you currently learning? - Submitted by Anonymous I'm focussing on air tricks in quarters and half pipes like for example a tuck no hander air

Have you experienced any major injuries? - Submitted by Anonymous Yes, I have broken my elbow 3 times and now need a whole elbow reconstruction when I finish growing and I have broken my hand once.

Are you happy with the video (shown above), was there anything you wish you had in it or are you content.

It had taken me a while to put the edit out as I'm very critical of myself when I ride and my family encouraged me to put it out and the response I have received has been amazing and unexpected.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years with your BMX - or hope to see yourself.

I'd like to see myself riding as my career and inspiring other girl riders and hopefully I will have met Harry main hahaha

Favorite rider(s)? - Submitted by Anonymous HARRY MAIN!! Kyle Baldock, Logan Martin, Mark Webb, Chad Kerley, Brett Banasiewicz and Daniel Sandoval

Any advice for girls who are interested in BMX but are afraid of what others (guys in particular) will say/think? - Submitted by Anonymous 

I say learn to ignore the haters and try it. If you find that bmx is what you love to do then go for it and it won't be long before you get their respect.

Photos by Justin Diehm

X Games Update From Nikita Ducarroz: Day 4, The Last Day

Friday, August 9, 2013
The amazing Nikita Ducarroz, was at the X Games this past weekend in Los Angeles and she was kind enough to send us a day-to-day journal! Nikita and her FDV crew, were given an amazing opportunity from GoodPeople to work with the interactive skatepark there. Below is post 5/5, to view all the entries, click here.

Day 4: August 4th, 2013. Last day.

I went from having one of my worst panic attacks ever the first day, to not ever wanting to leave. I was starting to get used to the routine, and was really enjoying it. We started out the morning by riding over to the famous downtown LA Carwash across the street to get a couple clips with the FDV team. Then we headed to the meeting to start the last day.  Day 4 was only open until 3, so it went by really fast as all the other nights went until 7 and 8.   We did some demos, and then I hung out at the equipment tent.
At 3 the cleanup started, 2 hours of taking down banners, fences, putting equipment away, that type of stuff. Luckily we had skateboards to ride so we carried the equipment back and forth that way which was much faster (and more fun) than walking. Apparently we cleaned up in record time, which I was glad for because it was pretty hot out there. Once we were done, everyone headed to the big X sign down the street and took some group shots. Then, to my disappointment, we all started saying our goodbyes.

GoodPeople was amazing and hooked it up with a board, and I got to take home of the 12” X Games bikes that we had been using, which I grew quite fond of during my time there haha. We then headed back to the lobby to get dinner and I ended up running into Angie Marino again and went to eat with her along with Josh Harrington, Stevie Churchill, Alfredo Mancuso, and Nate Richter. It was a super good ending to a great trip full of fun times with the action sports family, new and old friends, and new connections.

Thank Yous: First off I want to thank Mike Elberts and the whole GoodPeople crew for giving me this amazing opportunity to not only promote my company, but to face personal challenges. I want to thank my Aunt Lynn for making the original connection with GoodPeople, without that introduction, this wouldn’t have happened. My uncle for letting us use his hotel points so we could stay close to the venue. My FDV crew (Jeremy, Tyler, and Robbie) for supporting my dreams and my company and coming along for the ride. I’d like to thank Rob at Alienation, Luke at Zorg Bikes, Joanna at G-Form, Dr. Adam Persky at Fight Dentist, and Devon at Novik Gloves for always keeping me fresh on parts and safety gear and believing in my journey in BMX. And last but not least my parents of course are the only reason I was able to go to LA, and pretty much the reason I can do everything I do today.

Check out @Goodpeople @fdvclothingco @nikitabmxgirl
Photos by GoodPeople, Nicole Abate Ducarroz, and Lynn Abate Johnson

X Games Update From Nikita Ducarroz: Day 3

Thursday, August 8, 2013
The amazing Nikita Ducarroz, was at the X Games this past weekend in Los Angeles and she was kind enough to send us a day-to-day journal! Nikita and her FDV crew, were given an amazing opportunity from GoodPeople to work with the interactive skatepark there. Below is post 4/5, so you're gonna want to check back daily, for the rest of the updates.

Day 3: August 3rd, 2013. I was a little freaked out when I heard that it was going to be a crazy day, but it actually turned out to be a really great day that went by super fast even though we were open an hour later. It started out normal, but then I noticed the crowds starting to come in. Fortunately, even though the amount of people was at least doubled, the amount actually coming to sign up was about the same and it didn’t get too hectic. I spent almost the whole day at the mini ramp equipment booth apart from doing the girls demo, and then later the GoodPeople demo. It was pretty hot and exhausting but still super fun.

Halfway through the day Nina, Angie, Linsday and I all went out with a sign in the middle of the X Games crowd trying to draw some girls in for the session and teach them to ride boards or bikes. While we were out there I did a little interview, had some photos taken, and met Kevin Robinson. Fat Tony dropped by, as well as Trish Bare-Grounds from Bare Essentials Sports Medicine. I’ve wanted to meet her for a while as she’s really inspired me to become an athletic trainer and she’s just an all around good person. Dinner that night was had in the staff cafeteria with the FDV crew and then we headed back to the lobby to hang out until the boys needed to catch the shuttle to go back to their hotel. Just the simple things like riding through X Games at night with my crew puts such a huge smile on my face.

Check out @Goodpeople @fdvclothingco @nikitabmxgirl
Photos by GoodPeople, Nicole Abate Ducarroz, and Lynn Abate Johnson

Come back tomorrow for Day 4: The Last Day.

X Games Update From Nikita Ducarroz: Day 2

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The amazing Nikita Ducarroz, was at the X Games this past weekend in Los Angeles and she was kind enough to send us a day-to-day journal! Nikita and her FDV crew, were given an amazing opportunity from GoodPeople to work with the interactive skatepark there. Below is post 3/5, so you're gonna want to check back daily, for the rest of the updates.

Day 2: August 2nd, 2013. Same thing.

Woke up at 6am, went down to the X Games venue at 9, and started setting up for the day. Day 2 was way more chill because everyone started to get to know each other, and everyone was started to get the rhythm of how things worked. I started out in the street section again to coach, and then once again moved to the park to do a demo with the girls and my FDV riders. Once the demo was over, I migrated over the equipment tent sort of on accident and ended up staying there and picking up how to run the booth. It was surprisingly fun to sign kids up, hand out gear, and then Lysol all the dirty pads haha.

From there I wandered over to the mini ramp’s equipment tent and worked the rest of the day there, lysol-ing and taking sign ups. After that we got dinner and headed back to the lobby. I was so tired from day 2 and was practically sleeping on my bike in the lobby when I heard another bike coming and raised my head to see Jesu…I mean, Chad Kagy, standing there. Yeah, I was freaking out inside haha.

He dropped his bike off by our table while he went to talk with friends and I will admit just that made my whole day. Dude’s insane! After that we headed back up to the room to get a good night’s sleep for the next day, supposedly the “day that get’s really crazy and things get stolen”.

Check out @Goodpeople @fdvclothingco @nikitabmxgirl
Photos by GoodPeople, Nicole Abate Ducarroz, and Lynn Abate Johnson
Come back tomorrow for Day 3.

X Games Update From Nikita Ducarroz: Day 1, The First Official Day of X Games

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The amazing Nikita Ducarroz, was at the X Games this past weekend in Los Angeles and she was kind enough to send us a day-to-day journal! Nikita and her FDV crew, were given an amazing opportunity from GoodPeople to work with the interactive skatepark there. Below is post 2/5, so you're gonna want to check back daily, for the rest of the updates.

Day 1: August 1st, 2013.

6am, first official day of X Games. Wake up, put the pads on, and get ready for the 9am meeting and start to the day. It was hard to get out the door but after sitting in the room for a while I finally just got up and decided to go for it. Sort of like when I’m about to try a new trick. Just needed to get in that right mindset.

We get our assignments, meet the crew, and spread out to staff the three parks we have. A street section, park section, and mini ramp. Each section has it’s own equipment tent where kids come and sign up to ride for 30 minute intervals. The first day was definitely a little crazy as everyone was still adjusting to what we were supposed to be doing, but overall it went great and helping some girls drop in really made me stoked.

I spent most of my time in the street section coaching, and then when the girls showed up, (Nina, Angie, and Lindsay) we did a little demo in the park. That was really fun as it was my first time meeting them in person after so many years, and also really my first time shredding with girl riders.

After we closed up shop, we had a closing meeting with the crew, cleaned up all the equipment, and went to dinner. My aunt, mom, and I went back to the lobby of the hotel to eat and I will admit, I was a little star struck by the amount of pro riders I saw walk past me in that one hour period. Overall I was stoked on the first day because I was able to come out of the panic mode I had been in and stay out working the whole day, which was a really huge thing for me to be able to do.


Check out @Goodpeople @fdvclothingco @nikitabmxgirl
Photos by GoodPeople, Nicole Abate Ducarroz, and Lynn Abate Johnson

Come back tomorrow for Day 2.