Ryan Nyquist brings some small measure of credibility to tallbikes. They’re still good for riding through neighborhoods looking for abandoned pools, too. And, yes, BMX tallbike is an oxymoron, but the riding is still pretty good.
It would seem that in some ways the federal government in Russia is more permissible than that in the U.S. For example, they let a BMX rider into the National Spacecraft Control and Testing Centre so he could ride around in satellite dishes suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. In the U.S., this would be a hard stunt to get government backing. Perhaps my second grade teacher slightly exaggerated all those years ago when she told me that people in the USSR were routinely shot on the streets for expressing the desire to be ‘free.’
I remember reading a retrospective review of Philip K Dick’s work, and it made the fantastic point that as fans of his work grow older and move into more influential roles, Dick’s stature as a writer would rise. As BMX riders grow older, I look forward to more of these kinds of videos. Then again, I have no idea how old the guy is who made this particular video, but I’m sure that won’t inhibit your enjoyment of it at all.
How do you even practice for this event? Do you drive cars over cliffs, or maybe just throw yourself into oncoming traffic? I suppose that having these cliffs nearby might be part of the reason that a Utah local took home second place in the Rampage. The top spot went to a Canadian. It makes sense, no one can survive training for this event for too long. It’s bound to catch up to you.