Snakebite are always delivering with the classics! Here’s one we’re sure a ton of people will be stoked on. Check out Chris Doyle‘s section from the DK “Damn Kids” video that was released way back in 1998! As always, Chris’ riding is timeless so even after all these years this still kicks a ton of ass. Take a look!
It has been a while since we’ve seen a video pop up on the Vinyl BMX Vimeo account! Here’s a fresh one from some of the sessions going down in the woods and Tom Arkus‘ driveway trails out in Pennsylvania in this new video Tom put together featuring a bunch of familiar faces like Mark and Mike Potoczny, Chris Doyle, Mason Ritter, Bobby Valentine, the Halahan brothers and more. This is a super good watch and definitely a BMX video you won’t want to pass up!
“During these unpredictable times we made the most of it shredding the trails. Featuring Pa Locals. Filmed by David Leep. Edited by Tom Arkus.“
The X Games coming through with another rad video. This time around they had Chris Doyle sit down to talk about how he started riding in the X Games, his long career and plenty of podiums along the way. Chris always delivers, so hit play and take this all in!
“Before taking on the role of BMX analyst at X Games, Chris Doyle was a go-to name for invites in BMX Dirt at X. From the early days of San Diego all the way up to X Games Austin, Doyle managed impressive finishes all the way up through 2015, when he took the bronze medal in Austin. Now working behind the scenes at X Games for BMX events, Doyle reflects on his time in the BMX spotlight at X.” – X Games
It’s time for another round of the Palaver Podcast (or is it Paaaalaavaar?) from Chris Doyle! Once again, due to the pandemic, he’s doing things solo, talking about things on his mind. This time around we get 40 minutes of some great stories from the past that’ll have you cracking up, random thoughts and facts about things like Mike Aitken can tear up a dance floor and more. There’s even some classic Ryan Barrett footage which we did not expect to see. Stoked on that! Hit play and take this all in. You won’t be disappointed.
“2nd podcast in a row named after an 80’s pop song! More nonsensical ramblings and stories. Also, enjoy a bonus vid featuring birthday boy (May 10th), Ryan Barrett!” – Chris Doyle
Here’s one we didn’t expect to see pop up! Chris Doyle just dropped a new Palaver Podcast for everyone to listen to! With Coronavirus stuff shutting down travel and all that fun stuff, Chris decided to do one kind of catching up on things from what he’s been up to, to plans for future podcasts and more, with some rad stories and bits added in throughout that makes for a really good listen. If you have just shy of 40 minutes to kill, definitely give this a listen! Well worth it!
“No guest. Random stories and random BS. Enjoy!” – Chris Doyle
The follow up to “Bad Idea” has arrived. Well, part one at least! Empire BMX have released the first video from the “Good Idea” series! This first video features a TON of riders, but primarily focuses on Chase Hawk. The video is packed with park, street, trails, pools, DIY spots and more, with no shortage of dialed riding to see from Chase and plenty more familiar faces from Empire team dudes to OG’s and locals in the Austin, Texas area. Hopefully Vol. 2 isn’t too far behind because we definitely want more of this! Hit play and enjoy!
After watching this, why not go and watch the full “Bad Idea” video while you’re at it!
“The world is a crazy place right now, but we hope Vol 1 of our new video series clears your head for a little while, and makes you want to get out and pedal. Good Idea Vol 1. features a full Chase Hawk part, and hits from a large crew of players. it’s always a good idea to let Chase and the crew light the way!
Filmed and edited by Bob Scerbo” – Empire BMX
The Wheel Mill coming through with a fresh mix they filmed during some of the BMX and MTB sessions that went down during February to check out! This features a bunch of familiar faces like Chris Doyle, the Potoczny brothers and the Halahan’s, along with a bunch of the locals. This has a real good vibe and plenty of dialed riding to see, so hit play and enjoy!
“Our locals have been ripping and Murphy Moschetta decided to hop behind the lens to capture all the heat through the month of February.
Video by: Murphy Moschetta
Music: Wooly Woman – “In My Eyes””
Here’s one we kind of had a feeling might be coming with the start of the new year. Chris Doyle has made the decision to retire as a Professional BMX Rider. Chris has had a long, and very solid career as a BMX pro, outlasting a countless number of other riders that have been Pro during his days. Chris made the announcement on Instagram with probably the best retirement announcement ever in BMX, using a clip from “Hotrod” to bring the news. Although most people understood, he decided to make a second post (you can find below) explaining that he’ll still be involved in BMX from his commentating work at events to his podcast and more, which he’s been transitioning into the past two or 3 years now. He just won’t be cashing those sponsor checks like he used to! Either way, Chris has been one of my favorite riders from pretty much the first time I rode BMX and it’s safe to say he’ll continue to hold that spot for a lot of riders into the future! Expect to see plenty more from the Big D in 2020, just not in the contest results.
Update: Brant Moore dropped a live stream interview with Chris about the news! Check it out below!