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Episode # 59.1 - (Part 2 of 3) Massachusetts Trail Scene Report: This week's podcast is Part 2 of 3 of the Massachusetts Trails Scene Report. In this week podcast you will hear from Chris Traverse of the Sunset Ranch Trails and Dwayne Scruton of the MOD Trails. Each on the opposite ends Massachusetts. These two couldn't be more polarizing on the surface but carry the same passion. Next week, Part 3, Oakwoods and Pinewoods Trails. This has been a cool journey visiting these guys and learning what they go through each year, the good and not so good. Yet they survive!
Once again, thank you Powers Bike Shop for supporting the show and helping it carry itself. www.powersbikeshop.com or @powersbikeshop #bmx #bmxpodcast#thebmxinourblood
Episode #59.1 - (Part 1 of 3) Massachusetts Trail Scene Report: Trying something different for the next three weeks that I believe you will love. @derekwhips_oakwoods concept put into action! Pretty much the same 10-12 questions for each of the lead Trail guys with far different answers from each. I personally though it was so interesting how underground BMX Trails can be. As @vandeverhoman said in his interview with me, inline skaters are the most core people he sees out riding park. I was thinking the same thing when I visited a few trails that are private and only open to close friends because that is all they need for fun. No exposure, no recognition and no worry. Just having fun. So anyway, this weeks kicks off with the @tullyridge of the Tully Trails and @jay_bych of the GMT Trails. So different than each other but still so amazing in their own ways. Until next week, enjoy!
Once again, thank you to Chad at @powersbikeshop for supporting these missions up and down the East Coast! www.powerbikeshop.com
Anyone interested in sponsoring the inadvertently fastest growing BMX podcast, please let me know!
Two trails interviews posting next week!
Thanks for listening! -Joe
Episode # 58 - Brandon Christie
Episode #57 - I've always enjoyed interviewing long time BMX friends and brothers. They know each other well and push each other to keep the fire alive. Chris Hald and Bill Klein to do exactly that and are both extremely talented riders. So get your kids to bed or out of the car and hit this one hard! So many laughs that I quickly forgot about the bone fractures from an hour before we started. We had to get our laps in at Keyko and celebrate the birthday of John Skvarla! It's become an awesome tradition. Afterwards the guys chaired me out of the woods like pro surfers carry the winner out of the water, all the great friends made me feel like a brother, not a trail victim. They brought me to the Super BMX studio where we added to the history of John's studio by recording the 4th interview in this amazing space. Thank you all for hanging out and watching the podcast unfold. For the record, this is the first time I'm posting an interview with zero editing. I feel this one should be posted raw because it needs zero clean up. This is how the Level 4 crew works best! So enjoy and if you haven't yet found a friendship that is a real as this one, keep looking!
Once again, thank you Nuno Olivera for the podcast announcement, Brian Iarocci for the website work and Chad of Powers Bike Shop for the support. Support those that support good things. Check out www.thebmxinourblood.com for long sleeve and short sleeve shirts available to ship worldwide! Or you can donate to the podcast at any level. Thank you! - Joe
Episode #56 - The Powers Bike Shop episode was recorded at the DIY World Championships in Richmond, VA at Powers Bike Shop. I mention this because this is how BMX can flourish, bike shops being part of the community. Chad Powers is quite a success story. Always an entrepreneur, Chad has created a successful business because of his passion for the sport. Passion well beyond day to day business. Whether you see it in his passion for collecting BMX history or by supporting and facilitating BMX events, Chad is gladly committed to BMX because he truly loves it. If you ever want to see tangible BMX history, make Powers Bike Shop a destination in your travels. As you will hear in the interview, Chad has his mind set on preserving BMX history in a museum setting. I believe that once you are done with this interview listen, you will have confidence that it will happen. As always, support those who support the sport.
Thank you Chad for supporting #thebmxinourblood
www.thebmxinourblood.com Link to the podcast is in my profile.
Long sleeve podcast shirts are available in L and XL!
Episode #55 - If I was to make a list of the qualities I would look for in a friend @official_bigboy of the Scotty Cranmer YouTube Channel could check off nearly every box. In addition, Big Boy has completely transformed himself physically into the healthiest version of himself by dropping over 125 pounds (nearly 1/2 his body weight) by focusing on exercise and diet. Oh, and he can ride a bike better than most in the few short years he has been off the scooter. Front flip off of a building?! Yes. Flairs on command? Yes. Most importantly, a solid friend that would do anything for you? Absolutely. Most of you all know the Scotty Cranmer story but most likely not from his Big Boy's perspective. This is a part 1 of 2 podcast because Big Boy really wants to answer questions from followers the next time we meet up and I am all for it. So enjoy the podcast and think about what friendship means to you. You can find more about Big Boy by simply searching for the Scotty Cranmer YouTube Channel.
As always, thank you to Chad at www.powersbikeshop.com for sponsoring the podcast and Big Boy's sponsors www.cultcrew.com and www.theshadowconspiracy.com among others. Always keep an eye on Powers Bike shop for www.thebmxinourblood.com giveaways to loyal listeners. Just like and tag a friend! Podcast link is in my profile. Thank you @nuno__oliveira for the graphics and @wearecameramonsters for 📸 of Big Boy's lake jumping swan dive!
Episode #54 - Thank you Keith Mulligan! If you haven't said these words to Keith at some point, send him a message and do it now! Between being part of BMX for 37 years as a rider (and still going) and over 20 years in BMX media, Keith has touched all of us in some way. As a BMX friend, photographer, writer and mentor, Keith is amazing. All of that in addition to being part of Bikes Over Baghdad for years. Enjoy the podcast as he talks about all of it! Also, for another perspective and more information on the media side of BMX, give the High-Low podcast by @daleholmesracing a listen. Dale recently interviewed Keith Mulligan and it was great! #bmx #bmxpodcast #longisland#longislandbmx 📸 by @k_terra at the @darrenjmeenan Patio Trails and the @superbmx studio. Announcement graphic work by @nuno__oliveira
Episode #53 - Clint Reynolds aka @credence_bikes I pushed to the point of annoying for this podcast with Clint 😉Sometimes that backfires and the interview isn't what you had hoped for any number of reasons. This was not the case with Clint at all. It ended up being an interview that I feel really good about. Part of the reason is you all, the listeners, who gave me plenty of questions to work with and Clint for keeping it relaxed. Thank you!
Clint and I talked about all of the changes in his life this past year and how he has balanced it the best he can. Clint is such an amazingly modest guy that would clearly give you the shirt off of his back. Combine that with his mechanical intelligence, amazing skills on the bike and perseverance and you end up with an amazing private skate/bmx park at his house and loads of other of DIY projects. Oh, and he happens to think well under pressure when he finds a black bear in his bowl while giving me the tour! Thank you Clint for making the time for this old man fan of everything you do.
Enjoy the interview everyone and thank you for the continued support and thank you @powersbikeshop for helping support the show and helping it move forward. Chicago soon? Maybe!
Please support those that support riders like Clint and many more...
@relicbmx #liljohn #bmx #bmxpodcast #credencebmx #clintreynolds #thebmxinourblood
And of course, thank you for helping the show out by donating or buying a shirt through www.thebmxinourblood.com where you can catch past episodes. Big thanks to @brianiaroccifor helping with the site, @nuno__oliveira for the podcast announcement graphics each and every week and Tasha Lindemann of @tjl_photo for creating the logo! Podcast link is in my profile - Joe
Episode #52 - Episode #52! One full year of weekly podcasts complete, hard to believe. Couldn't be happier to have @jamie_cooperellis as my closer for the 1 year anniversary podcast. He represents the exact reason of why I started the podcast, to highlight East Coast riders and give them as much exposure as possible. Jamie is no secret to the BMX world but the story he tells of farm life and how he overcomes the geographical challenges of being a successful rider living in the Northeast is pretty amazing. As always support those who support the sport and the riders. Jamie is on flow from Haro and @northeastbadboys so we know he doesn't really need the money! 😉Enjoy the episode and have a great week! - Joe
Episode #51 - One more until our podcast 1 year birthday. When I 1st picked up on Satoski Enda I was so impressed with his dedication to BMX trail riding and building. I have been waiting until his annual trip to Catty Woods and Posh Trails so I could interview the original Trails Warrior. It was worth the wait because in the meantime he won the Ride BMX NORA Cup Trail Rider of the year just a few weeks ago! Very deserving candidate and grateful winner. Special thanks to @danruhe for opening your home to me for the podcast recording and supplying the IPA that mysteriously kept being replaced as each one was emptied. I think a certain Japanese friend of Satoski's was showing the respect that is part of Japanese tradition. Can't beat that but it might beat you! Thank you Satoski (@trailswarrior on IG) for giving the podcast a go even though you were concerned about the language barrier, you did awesome! As you will hear on the podcast I presented a repurposed NBL Christmas Classic trophy with a "Trail Rider of the Year" name plate on it that I presented to Satoski with a Japanese bow that was deep enough to make him an Emperor. If you want to see the award and the comical presentation look for the pics on my IG, @gromdad2000 Once again, thank you to @powersbikeshop for sponsoring the show. Be sure to follow the instructions at the beginning of the podcast to win a new seat compliments of Powers Bike Shop in honor of Satoski's legendary duct taped decade old throne that he has no intentions of replacing. Have a great week everyone! 📸 by @tjl_photo Thanks Tasha! Also, thank you @nuno__oliveira for working magic as always with the podcast announcement! #bmx #thebmxinourblood#trailrideroftheyear #satoskienda#trailswarrior - Joe
Episode #50 - Van Homan as my 50th episode?! Pretty cool! For this occasion @nuno__oliveira (of Odyssey) did a special podcast announcement using gold to honor the 50th episode, I am truly honored that Nuno has helped with the podcast graphics as well as @brianiarocci with the www.thebmxinourblood.com website! Anyway, 2 more episodes and I'll have 52 weeks straight of interviews! So back to Van, he has been so passionate, diverse and talented for years. And he just won the BMX Legend NORA Cup! In this episode Van talks about his big move to Japan for the next two years to work for the UCI on preparation for BMX in the Olympics. What a great choice. Van continues to kill it on the bike at 38 years old and works as a judge at UCI and other events around the world. We also talk about the success of the Uncovered BMX series this past winter with @bkachinsky For these reasons and more I believe Van will do an awesome job helping steer the ship for Olympic Freestyle and ultimately get more kids on bikes due to the huge Olympic exposure. Wish Van all the best as he takes on this job that gives him a great opportunity to use his experience with BMX to do the best he can. With over 25 years in the sport, I'm sure Van will do a great job. Please support Van's sponsors that support him and the sport!
@fitbikeco @bellbikehelmets @duobrand@gsportbmx @uncoveredbmx@rivercityleather
And a huge thanks to @powersbikeshopsupporting the podcast and the BMX community. - Joe
Episode # 49 - What a great day in Central Jersey interviewing and riding with Mike Maloney (@defconfour on IG) my good friend Don Bunnell (@donatdnt) for #thebmxinourblood . Mike is an awesome talent that works custom frame building into his spare time. He has produced some beautiful bikes including one we didn't get to talk about, a belt drive bike! Also cranks and hubs! Don sat in on the interview and talked history like only an old timer can ;) Look for the pictures on my @gromdad2000 IG account. So not only can he fab a frame really well but he can ride all wheel size bikes and well while testing. Anyway, this was just the kind of day I needed and came home from Central Jersey with a big smile on my face! If you have interest in a custom of any size you can message Mike Maloney on IG at @defconfour
Also, thank you Chad at www.powersbikeshop.com for the continued support of the podcast. Much appreciated. Any other potential sponsors looking to be part of the podcast, let me know at email@example.com or @gromdad2000 on IG. Swipe left to see different bikes in Mike's shop, the belt drive and the stainless steel bike with the integrated seek post!
Episode #48 - What a weekend with the induction of @brianfoster to the BMX HOF and Satoski Enda (@trailswarrior) as the Nora Cup winner for best trail rider. If you haven't listened to the BF interview do yourself a favor and do it. Perfect lead up to last night's ceremony. Also, Satoski will be interviewed in about 2 weeks!
I hadn't been to the @poshwoods High Air Contests and didn't want to miss this year! Glad I didn't! The low key @end.ever hit the high notes on his way to winning BOTH high air and best whip! Haven't seen that dramatic of a double since Todd Lyons reminded us again on IG of how awesome he is/was at the Orlando Worlds! Just kidding Turbo, you are the man and killing the goal of getting people on bikes. Much respect. So this contest report show has me meandering around the Posh trails and finishes with the opinion of @derekwhips_oakwoodsof the Oakwood Trails who watched it online and gave me his version of the wrap-up of the event since I didn't record one there. Thanks Derek! Be at Derek's Oakwoods Trails for their jam on 9/29 in West Brookfield, MA!
Please support the sponsors who support the sport and this podcast, www.powersbikeshop.com @powersbikeshop will be shipping out the winner of last week's secret word flub up to @jerrettbellamy ! Also, supporters of Posh Woods (and Catty Woods) www.sandmbmx.com www.fitbikeco.com and Credence through the IG of @credence_bikes
You can also find TNT products that I mention in the podcast along with everything else @tntbicycles makes at most major shops as well at through TNT on FB and IG at TNT Bicycles.
As always, thank you for listening and supporting. Please consider supporting the show through direct donations on www.thebmxinourblood.com or sponsoring the show. Where are you Blue Apron and Zip Recruiter? Over 100,000 downloads and climbing. - Joe
Episode #47.2 - Brian Foster Part 2! If you liked Part 1 you will love Part 2. We talk about his HOF nomination, 6 month suspension, transition to full time trail and park riding, mid school track smarts and of course the rock in his life, Dr Jennifer Foster. We also touch on some of the strong characteristics of the Strelecki family that have driven his in-law family to success. Definitely an episode that I feel really good about. The next time you see Brian Foster, give him a high 5 for his determination, staying power and relevancy that he seems to have naturally along with a laid back disposition. Also, big thanks to www.powerbikeshop.com (@powersbikeshop) for stepping up to sponsor the show, I'm extremely grateful for this. Having Powers partner as a show sponsor, along with a few more in the works, will allow me to take the show on the road even more and farther. I have some big goals that will happen! So please give Powers a shot when ordering online or at their shop, races and events like the DIY World Championships at Powers Bike on October 20th put on by www.digbmx.com and www.fbmbmx.com!
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Intro music by Will Evans who can be found at www.willevans.com
Podcast graphics by @nuno__oliveiraWebmaster - @brianiarocci
Episode #47 - Brian Foster Part 1...who would have guessed anyone could nail down BF let alone for over 4-1/2 hours. I feel pretty damn grateful and honored. We talked about everything from family to education to BMX, of course. These interviews are pretty loose so it allowed BF to digress at will. That made the interview really relaxed to say the least. Next week's episode (Part 2) things get even more entertaining as we talk about everything from the BMX Hall of Fame induction (coming up on September 8th, drugs in BMX, John Purse wrestling matches and more. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Sorry for the cicadas noise in the background for the 1st little bit, they do go away! Have a great week! - Joe
Episode #46 - Vinny Mannino has to be the most unassuming guy on and off of a BMX bike. He can ride anything, educate you on anything investment related, coach bmx kids, does BMX shows and has a deep appreciation of his family (his father and @bigscottbmx are two of my favorite guys). He really is a pleasure to talk to. Although he is a major part of the Scotty Cranmer YouTube channel, Vinny is very much his own man. If you want a sincere pair of ears to listen to, he is your man.
Episode #45 - Colton Civitello has been a little bit of a mystery to me because we only see each other a few times a year at events and haven't had the time to get to know him. Now I have! So interesting to hear how Colton balances his time between his full time job as a machinist and his part time job as a rider for multiple trick teams....and his hobbies of working on his off road trucks and riding quads. I especially loved that he doesn't consider himself a trails guy even though he rips through some of the hardest trails and contest lines. His specialty is park and he is great at it. He has spent lots of time at the Incline Club before it's closure. If you ever want to book a show for an event or a school program you can contact: www.bmxprostrickteam.com www.bookteameast.com www.dialedactionsportsteam.com
Episode #44 - After a wild few weeks leading up to the #FindYourFight Jam, the dust has settled and Joe got a chance to head down to the beach and have a conversation with two of my favorite hometown dudes, Russ Barone and Kenny Hirsch. I've known these kids a long, long time and have seen them do it all. I am personally stoked to listen to this one ASAP. -Brian
Episode #42 - Information about the upcoming #FindYourFightJam and a brief history of the past 5 years and the jams and event that have been put on to benefit some of the best in BMX.
Episode #41 - Chris Hallman; These days he is rooted in midstate NY as a carpenter and caring for the most important priority of his life, his daughter Sylvia. Chris still actively rides and at 46 is riding at a level to be proud of...in running shoes. You will hear that story in this episode. So unconventional sometimes fits as a description of Chris but so does cancer survivor, depression survivor, great father and good friend to many. Enjoy the episode and give him a shout on IG at @hallperson to let him know how much you appreciate him - Joe
Episode #40 - Joe talks to BMX industry mainstay Matt Coplon, of Profile racing among many other things.
Episode #39.2 -Part 2 of the Steve Crandall interview covers a lot of topics in-depth. As always, it's worth the time to listen. Grab a coffee and take it in!
Episode #39 - Part 1 of Joe's sitdown with FBM's Steve Crandall dives into FBM history, Steve's backgound, his announcing gig and more. Steve is about the most BMX as a person can be. Enjoy.
New Episode #38 Part 1 is up with Garrett Byrnes. This is the most impactful interview I have recorded yet. Such a great conversation that I broke the podcast into two parts. Don't miss this one. Real life, real talk.
New Episode #37 is up with Dave King of Dirt Sculpt LLC. Dave is currently rebuilding and adding tons of BMX and MTB features and courses at the Powder Ridge Bike Park in Middlefield, CT. This also happens to be the site of the Find Your Fight Jam on July 29th! Great listen about Dave's riding history and business.
New Episode #36 is up with Pauly "The Pirate" Cvikevich. We talk about where BMX has brought Pauly throughout his youth and as an adult. These life experiences have brought Pauly to a project of getting bikes to the kids of the Kenyan community that he visited earlier this year. Amazing. I have no doubt he will get it done!
New Episode #35 is up with the International Man of BMX Mystery, Mike Savage. Nearly a 40 year veteran of BMX, Mike talks about his quest to race every track in the country as well as lots of stories of international travel to race around the world.
New Episode #34 is up with the Women of BMX. So much insight from a group of determined women having the time of their lives riding trails. The bond they have formed is so great to see with BMX being the center piece.
New Episode #33 is up with the main diggers of Catty Woods in Catasauqua, PA Chris Janis and Andy Schwartz detail what it's like to run one of the most popular trails in the Country!
New Episode #32 is up with the Potoczny brothers, Mark and Mike. Staples of the Pittsburgh BMX community through the Welcome Jam and the Wheel Mill, these two are amazing!
New Episode #31 is up with Trey Jones, professional BMX rider and creator of the hugely successful Swamp Fest event in Florida. Lots to sink you teeth into here!
New Episode #30 is up with VANS director of global director of merchandising, Sean Methven. If you love BMX and how BMX businesses tick, you will love this one!
Next Generation Jam, Podcast # 29 is up now. Joe interviews a variety of young riders that came out to ride. Over 200 riders under the age of 16 showed up and had a great time. Thanks to The Wheel Mill along with all of the volunteers and sponsors that helped make this such a great event for the younger generation of BMX riders coming up.
New episode is now up. #27 w/Gary Young talking with Joe at the Wheel Mill during their 3 stop Odyssey, Sunday, QBP tour w/Chris Doyle sitting in.
New episode is now up. #26 w/Full Throttle Mike Cottle discussing the salt and the sugar of his BMX experience.
Check out our new page for the annual fundraiser. This year it's the Find Your Fight Jam to benefit the family of Kevin Robinson.
New episode is now up. #25 w/Brian Kachinsky speak with Joe during the recent Winter Welcome Jam at the Wheel Mill about his Uncovered contest series and more.
New episode is now up. #24 w/John Paul Rogers talks about his 30+ year BMX history with Joe at this years' Swampfest jam.