Fit Bike Co. had Shawn “Elf” Walters and Matt Beringer sit down and talk about Mike Aitken’s first video part in “The Beginning”…
The 12 days of Mike Aitken continues! This time around Fit Bike Co. had Shawn “Elf” Walters and Matt Beringer to talk a little bit about Mike Aitken’s first video pat in “The Beginning” video that Matt produced back in 2000. Hit play and take it all in!
“Day 2 of ‘Twelve days of Aitken’, which is a retrospective look at Mike Aitken’s BMX career as seen through the eyes of some of those who know him best via a selection of his hugely influential video parts, is Mikey’s section in Matt Beringer’s video “The Beginning.”
“The Beginning” is Mike’s first video section ever (released in 2000, around the same time as Empire East), spanning from when he was 13 (around the time he had those clips in Road Fools 2 at Fuzzy’s backyard) to about 16. It documents the transition from ripping around on a race bike to his Mosh days, and filmed by Matt and Shawn “Elf” Walters (who provide the commentary). Includes his first rail (which is massive for a first rail!), contest footage, baggy pants, and the classic Mikey style in it’s infancy documented while flowing through some of the old trails and indoor skateparks around Salt Lake City, Utah. This was the beginning, literally and figuratively. -RD
Rider: Mike Aitken
Commentators: Matt Beringer & Shawn “Elf” Walters
Filmed & Edited by: Stew Johnson” – Fit Bike Co.