After we got wrapped up with a session on the Friday at the UK Flatland Championships at the Cycle Expo, in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Matti Hemmings wanted me to interview Davis Dudelis as a bit of pre hype for the event, as it turns out the Wifi wasn’t the best and when I got home my laptop died once again so I am little late uploading this.
Considering I had no preparation going into this, I am pretty happy about how this turned out, we discuss Davis’ hilarious party antics, the nose manual world record, his flat street style, struggling with motivation, what he thinks about the UK, why he always comes back to the UK Flatland Champs, his favourite Matti Hemmings quote on the mic and much more. This was good fun, so thought I would post it.
When you look back at all Chad Johnston has done for flatland and the riders that featured and made their names on his videos, the man deserves some kind of award. This morning I started watching Intrikat Blend again for the first time in a while and it immediately took me back to that era of riding, with amazing riding from Martti Kuoppa, Ross Smith, Phil Dolan, Andrew Arroyo, Jesse Puente, Matt Ward, Ed Nussbaum, and Chad himself. The whole video flows like a mixtape, I would urge you to watch the whole thing, inspiration. Thank you Chad for everything you have done for the flatland culture if you are reading this.
I have been keeping an eye of Kevin Meyer’s YouTube channel for a while now, and this morning I noticed a feature on the recent Master of Creativity contest. Hit the subtitles button on the bottom right hand side for the translation, it’s a nice show from Kevin including a nice feature on the MOC creator himself, Martti Kuoppa.
In typical style, Sam Foakes took us all by surprise showing up at the UK Flatland Championships this past weekend at the Cycle Expo, Harrogate, Yorkshire.
After a few years break, Sam has made his comeback to the contest scene and he came back in style to take the second place spot. His style is still the same and there are no compromises in his riding style at all, preferring to fall off rather than pump the tyre. I had a problem with copyright on the music Sam rode to (a Hospital Records track), so my apologises for the lack of soundtrack in his run. The sound returns for a short interview with the man himself after his run (I think James and Sam thought I was taking a photo hahaha), I hope you enjoy this one. Welcome back Sam!
Dominik Nekolny is a true machine, snapping his bars the day before the UK Flatland Championships at home in Prague. Flying in, with a new set of bars that he wasn’t used to. Dom got the job done like it was nothing, his first run was flawless: watch it right here!
A lot of history with amazing riders coming out of Vancouver, Canada. Matej Ceska just dropped this awesome edit from the annual Flatland jam that went down on July 21st featuring Cory Fester, Miyuki Dezaki, Francois Debroux, Percy Marshall, Billy Gordon, Joseph Kyllo, Nelson Yeo, Tall Paul, Jamie Macintosh, Hidenori Ishizaki, and Jean William Prevost.
Joel Schallhorn is out in Osaka, Japan and just got a fresh frame and bars from Standard Bykes. Peep his first ride on the new machine, loving the xft pedal steam to decade at 00:16. Always a treat to see Joel ride. A nice start to our Tuesday posts here on FM!
On the 13th Oct 2018 some of the best riders in the world made the Journey to Harrogate. The home of Yorkshire tea and now the home of The UK Flatland Championships. Get yourself a cuppa and try not to spill it. James White is a genius.
Nowadays Moto Sasaki is infamous for his bars scrapeing backwards Karl kruzers, but it was this guy Darren Pelio who invented the “bar scrapeing” move and a whole lot more with energetic riding style. Peep this edit I just came across from Woodward in 1989, not seen this footage before. OSS treats…
I am not 5 minutes back from the UK Flatland Championships and whilst I upload the runs which will be dropping from tomorrow. Let’s get right back on the content for you all at home, I just came across this old edit of Nick Watts, busting out in the kitchen. Amazing what this guy can do in such a small space, and theres some funny crashes in this to boot. Enjoyed this one, and I am sure you will to.