Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
JOSH OIE/ PETE (Anthony) PASCUAL and other Guest Appearances- Advanced Rider Clinic FRIDAY JULY 6th, Kicking off Spreckels Park Bmx weekend! 6pm-8:30pm-
-$30 per rider, must be USA bmx member
-focus on gates, turns, sprint training, rhythm section, and much more.
- will supply goodie bags and water for all riders
-please arrive 15 min before to get checked in.
-please email josh at email@example.com if attending just for a
rough count of how many riders and/or if you have any questions. — at Spreckels Park Bmx.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
But the second person in the pic Is my cousin Danny.We grew up together as kids and he was an important part of my childhood.He was my cousin, best friend,brother and sometimes Father all in one.He just started racing again after many years away.Id love for him him to be in a westside jersey, but he needs to earn that shit.Time to hit them sprints.We are picky.But i do have some advice:The 41 and over novice class is filled with dudes that make mains at nationals on cruiser.Dont let those sandbaggers discourage you.Love you bro and its great to see you out there.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
|Al and his true love......His cruiser.|
I recently went on a road trip with him and despite all the rumors,pictures,and videos you can find out there showcasing his road trip style, he was in bed by 10 oclock every night.And i believe due to this new regiment of healthy living he was able to double on sunday.Has Roynuts matured?Looks that way.Happy Birthday Al.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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Connor fields was going no matter what and is a great talent and ambassador for our country.The last spot on the team is the one that is raising all the controversy.Mike day and Corben Sharrah put forth some of the best bmx racing ive ever seen at the trials.They put it all on the line and rode like they wanted it more than anyone else, and i think thats what is upsetting to some people.Corbin pretty much dominated the trials and Mikey showed more heart than anyone.The talk after the trials was which one of these two would get the coaches pick.I think 99% of the bmx community was surprised they gave it to Nic.
Is Nic our best shot out of those three to bring home a medal?Its impossible to say.This is bmx after all and anything can happen.I personally think Nic is an incredible rider and he is about to live every bmxers dream.Im not sure what made the "coaches Pick" go in his favor, but he now has alot of weight on his shoulders.With all of the conspiracy theorists and haters out there, everyone is going to jump all over him if he makes a mistake and say so and so should have gone.But the bottom line is he is going and it doesnt matter what anyone else thinks.
We have a solid group of riders going to the games and they will have their hands full battling the best in the world.Good luck to all that made it and congratulations.USA USA USA USA.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
We are heading out to Chula Vista for the nationals.Its a proud weekend for us here at westsidebmx.com as we will get to see Kenny Cross make his debut for Phoenix pro cycles.He has worked hard and we are very happy for him and his accomplishments.I wish i could tell you it was easy and it happened over night, but that wouldn't be the truth.We put in a lot of time and energy as a family to help him get to this point and cant wait to see what he does in the future.
Also there might be some olympic thing going on but the real story is Kenny.
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Monday, June 4, 2012
Meghan Matthews is a NorCal legend in the making, almost there in fact.Shes had a long and decorated bmx career and she just brought home the world number 2 honor to the USA.But not only is she a great racer, she's also a great ambassador for the sport. Ive seen Meghan at races cheering for a kid like they were her own, with passion.I think she is one to keep an eye on, and it should be an interesting story.She took a few moments of her time to give us a quick interview.
WestSide:Whats your name, how old are you, how long have you been racing?
MM:Meghan Matthews 19 and 12 years
WS:What got you into bmx? And how has it impacted your life?
MM:Jon Anderson and my dad are close, and he was racing at the time and he and his daughter Crissy were racing. They got my brother into it first and then when I was 7 I started. It's impacted my life in a good way. I have friends from everywhere, a Bmx family and riding my bike is fun and enjoyable, if I'm not having a good day or not in a good mood going to a track and riding w/ friends always cheers me up, it's something I choose to do over partying and stuff that's gonna get me into trouble.
WS:What are some of your bmx accomplishments?
MM:World 2, 4 ,5 and 8. State one multiple times, district one multiple times ,top 5 nag multiple times, national 13 and redline cup 1 multiple times.
WS:Now being an adult and having alot of new things in life headed your way, what are you plans and goals for bmx?
MM:I still want to ride and be involved in Bmx, I'm going to new Zealand next year to try and get world one, I work and go to school now and I still have time for racing. I'm going to try and stay with racing for a while.
WS:Ive seen you at races cheering for kids like a legit Crazy Mom, what has it been like being a role model and working with riders that are newer to the sport?
MM:I love having little kids look up to me, it's an incredible feeling having kids cheer for me and asking m for help on things they don't understand, and always seeing them smiling when I congratulate them, it's a feeling you will never get from any other sport.
WS:Any plans on turning professional in the future?
MM:In the future.Next year or year after. Yes.
WS:What are your plans outside of bmx?What do you want to be when you grow up?
MM:Right now I'm going to school to just get my general education out of the way, but I want to be an sports trainer/physical therapist.
WS:I think your background in bmx will serve you well in that field. Care to share a training tip with the world?
MM:I would say just go for what you want and know in yourself that you can achieve your goals with hard work, do your sprints and work out and it will all pay off in the long run .
WS:Good advice.Do you tink you will have to change your training program if and when you turn pro?
MM:Oh yes definitely, I'm gonna have to stick with training and work a lot harder if I want to be in the mix with the pro class
WS:I think i remember seeing you hit the big starting hill in Arizona last year.What was that like and are you going to be doing Supercross racing?
MM:I've rode Chulas sx track, so Arizonas hill was about the same, it's crazy how much speed you get off it and how fast you get going down the first straight, I like the hill because there's always a first jump that you have to jump, and when I turn pro I think I will do super cross races.
WS:Thats awesome. Any Olympic dreams? I know every bmxer would want it, but its a serious commitment. Is it something you want?
MM:In 2016, I am still eligible to be in the Olympics and it is something I want and am willing to work for, and be serious about, cause in 2016 there's gonna be tough competition to compete with.
WS:Well Meghan i wish you nothing but the best of luck in all off you future life adventures.Is there anything you want to say or anyone you want to thank?
Meghan Matthews:I'd like to thank you for asking me to do this interview of course my parents for there support and long weekends of nationals, mike Melvin for EVERYTHING he has done for me, my team manager Dennis Hammond for both of my new bikes, my team "team bc" for all the support, my friends for knowing I can do it, and everyone who is there cheering for me and congratulating me it means a lot to have all of you there for me! Thank you!!Oh and also my trainer James Moore and training partners chad Downey and Nic Lui for making me try harder at training.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Meghan Matthews and Nicole Vierra push each other to be better riders.Every time i see them race they are both challenging the other to be a better rider.I dont feel like they are rivals, they just have the oppurtunity to race against a skilled rider often and they take advantage of it.But off the track you wouldn't even know they are competitors. Its girls like these two that are excellent role models for all of the up and coming NorCal grom girls.It must be helping a little because Meghan just scored her self a W2 on her cruiser.
Friday, June 1, 2012
So we did this for a few years.He gained a lot of bike skills racing on all kinds of different tracks and we had a blast,but i also noticed it taking the fun out of it for him,He was losing interest.So right before the redline finals we switched up the program completely.I let Kenny decide if he wants to race locals, but really we are just always training for the next big race.A lot of people wont admit that they train, but kenny does a lot and hes been doing it 5-6 times a week for the last 7 months.But this only works because we put in the time racing the locals to develop the bike skills he has now.
So we mixed the training with the bike skills he had and he got noticeably faster and from the results he gained confidence. But always remember that its different for everyone with bmx.Some kids move up right away and start winning mains in the expert classes.With Kenny it took a little longer we just never gave up.Now that hes getting ready to be a teenager next month a lot is going to change for him over the next few years and its going to be the do or die time for him as it was with many before him.So my advice to any bmx parents is to always make it fun, be encouraging,always strive for progress and keep it fresh.