Alright! Sorry for the delay on this one. We wrapped up the 3rd day swinging by the Fairdale booth and between travel time and getting caught back up this one took a minute to get posted! But that’s enough of that! Let’s take a closer look at what Taj Mihelich had on display at this years Interbike for the brand. Yeah, these aren’t BMX bikes, but they’re still a BMX brand in our eyes!
Here’s a classic loaded with ledges for you to check out. Props uploaded the Bethlehem Scene Report from Issue 21 for your viewing pleasure! So many legends.
“Joe Rich, Luc-e, Taj Mihelich, Butcher, Magilla, Chris Stauffer, Nate Wessel, Pat Juliff, Jay Lonergan, and other Bethlehem locals hit up the infamous POSH trails and street in this scene report filmed in the summer of 1997 – not too long before some of these guys made the move to Austin, TX. This was pulled off a S-VHS master so it may look a little fuzzy.”
I remember at some point growing up thinking “I’ll never ride anything but a BMX bike”… It was a pretty bold thought that I’m going to blame on being young, dumb and, at the time, not moaning and groaning from the aches and pains of years of abuse when I try and get myself out of bed in the morning.
But, like a lot of BMX riders that have climbed the ranks of age, we’re finding that our backs and knees aren’t what they used to be and sometimes you want to go for a ride, but would want something a little more comfortable. At least, that’s what had been going on in my mind for a little while now. Especially with my right knee giving me some hell. So I started looking around at some of the options that were out there.
About 7 years ago, I worked in a shop and always thought a road bike would be a good way to work out the legs and knees to help build them up for BMX, but I couldn’t imagine myself in spandex (especially now) and I didn’t think taking road bike riding seriously would be a good idea because let’s face it… If you’re on two wheels you’re going to try and jump some shit with it. I started looking at Fairdale because let’s face it… Once a BMX rider, always a BMX rider and if Taj Mihelich is the master mind behind it, it’s gotta be designed for the BMX rider at heart, right?
After weighing out the options and giving the bank account a proper investigation to decide on a budget, I found myself wanting the Weekender Canti more and more. A few weeks back I finally pulled the trigger and decided it was time and picked one up. After getting a bunch of use out of it, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the bike… Let’s take a look!
Here’s this weeks Throwback Thursday from the Crazy Freakin’ Bikers series that Mat Hoffman has been uploading! This week we head to Pennsylvania for the Woodward stop of the contest series, get a look at the Roots Jam, meet a few of the ladies who were riding back in 2001 (and still riding today) and sit down for an interview with Taj Mihelich! So good!
“CFB Woodward, PA June 28 – July 1, 2001
Pro/AM Vert,, Park Dirt, Flat Contests
CFB Round 1 & 2 Recap
UGP 2001 Roots jam Video Preview
The Women of Freestyle (Nina Buitrago & Kim Klisiak)
Taj Mihelich interview“
Have you seen issue 14 of The Albion yet? Well, you’re in luck because they just released it online for your viewing pleasure! Hit that flipbook above to take it all in!
“The Albion BMX Magazine Issue 14. Originally published June 1st 2013 Cover artwork by Taj Mihelich Featuring: Jason Phelan, Taj Mihelich, Fathead, Dale Armstrong, Troy Merkle, Interview with a Bike Thief, Baco”
Monday’s are usually pretty hectic with videos and everything since the weekend tends to get pretty quiet. Today was an exceptionally busy one that was loaded with dialed videos we had posted up in the Daily Section. We figured with 25 new posts today that we would go through and compile all of the best ones in case you missed a few or want to see them again! Let’s take a peek!