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BMX Pros speak out, Connor, Sam, Elise, Big Daddy and Holmes interviewed
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post Nov 14 2011, 01:11 PM
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From BMX Action Online:

As mentioned on Friday night, we are pleased to present the first in a series of BMX Action Online "Then and Now" Features. Each month, we will take a feature from the BMX Action Magazine library and re-do it with modern-day stars.

In this, the first installment, we take a feature from the April 1982 issue, entitled "Top Pros Speak Out."

We brought together three riders and two team managers to address many of the same questions asked in the original article. This will provide a unique opportunity to see contrasts and similarities between these two generations of BMX stars - three decades apart. Since there was no such thing as an Elite Womens class in 1982, we thought it would be fitting to bring a top Female Elite into the mix, and are joined by Alise Post.

Participants:

Connor Fields - Chase BMX/BMX Racing Group
Sam Willoughby - Factory Redline
Alise Post - Factory Redline
Dale Holmes - Team Manager - Free Agent/Rockstar
"Big Daddy" Eric Rupe - Team Manager - GT Bicycles Factory Team

It just so happens that Big Daddy was also one of the seven participants in the 1982 article, and his long-view perspective on present day issues really adds to the discussion.

This month's feature is a two-part Podcast (Part II will be posted tomorrow). Future installments of the series may take the form of Podcasts, or videos...web-based photo content or PDF downloads--it will vary from month to month.

Listen to part one now.
Listen Now

And if you're interested in seeing that the original article had to say:

Download the original story as a PDF


Once you're finished listening, come back to discuss. Watch for Part II tomorrow morning.


Enjoy!

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post Nov 14 2011, 01:29 PM
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Wow, the site is blocked as malicious. First time that has happened.
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post Nov 14 2011, 01:38 PM
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I wrote a little intro to the series on Friday night.

Go give it a look if you get a chance, as it makes some points that help put some of the 1982 article into context (for one, original article mentions the ABA a lot by name which, it's important to note, was under different ownership and management than today. Also, things like 24" wheels and cement tracks were big on people's minds back then...we address "tracks" in part II, but in today's context).

Other than that, the questions asked in the story were much the same as in 1982--the intent being to see the contrasts and similarities between the two eras.

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post Nov 14 2011, 03:49 PM
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i hate podcasts-- i rarelly have enough time to sit and listen to one. at least when reading i can get it all in little bite sized chunks.
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post Nov 14 2011, 04:03 PM
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Stop selling yourself short and take time to listen. Its a skill all need to develope.
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post Nov 14 2011, 04:16 PM
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Great stuff Mike!
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post Nov 14 2011, 06:06 PM
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nice interview mike/ very interesting

and dave ...just listen to it while you do the dishes (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)
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post Nov 14 2011, 06:09 PM
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QUOTE (bmxmom156 @ Nov 15 2011, 01:06 AM) *
nice interview mike/ very interesting

and dave ...just listen to it while you do the dishes (IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif)



lol, thats funny because it's true
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post Nov 14 2011, 06:29 PM
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Got the interviews in writing anywhere to read?
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post Nov 14 2011, 06:35 PM
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thats what i did... just turn up the volume...looking fwd to part 2
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