After a little break, we finally get a new episode of the Unclicked Podcast to check out! This time around Jamie Bestwick sits down to talk about everything from BMX to other styles of bikes he rides, the Olympics, what he’s getting into outside of bikes and more. Jamie is one of those guys who has a really good story, and they managed to go just about 3 hours talking about everything. Hit play and take it all in!
“Simply put, Jamie Bestwick is a living legend with a list of accomplishments a mile long. His work ethic is something to be admired. Sit back and enjoy some truly inspirational words from the man himself in this three-hour episode of Unclicked.
0:00 – Intro / 13 X-Games gold Medals
0:44 – Baja Champion, Olympic coach, Coffee Company owner…
2:20 – Long Distance Gravel Cycling
4:40 – Vert Contests
10:00 – Jay Miron / Finding yourself after BMX
13:20 – Dave Mirra / Competitions
22:40 – First American contest
27:20 – TM flipping off the X-Games Judges
30:00 – Crashing and reflecting on being a Professional BMX rider
40:45 – Competing against Dave Mirra
53:20 – Best vert rider in the world / Not being self-made
58:30 – Work ethic
1:00:48 – No medals on display on home?
1:09:00 – Woodward Cloud 9 deck / Amazing times and drama
1:16:00 – The winning streak ending
1:21:10 – Riding contests with spine and nerve issues
1:30:00 – BMX as a job
1:46:45 – The last X-Games Jamie rode in
1:52:42 – Question from Nathan Williams / BMX time limit?
1:59:00 – Jamie’s role in the Olympics / Coaching
2:19:00 – Getting the Olympic team on the same page
2:33:45 – So much more to teach the Olympic team
2:40:35 – Olympics direct impact on BMX
2:48:00 – Words of inspiration from Jamie / “What do I want?”” – Our BMX