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Fred Blood
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post Mar 18 2012, 08:55 PM
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What happened to Fred Blood? My local bike shop owner used to book shows for Fred and Greg Grasso (Anybody know where Grasso is too?). I know that he was a rollerskater too. Just curious. He did create the decade.
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post Mar 19 2012, 06:24 AM
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If I recall, he was on here years ago (in the turbulant times c. 2003-2004) and got a lot of grief from some members. I haven't seen him post since.
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post Mar 19 2012, 09:56 AM
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Wow! He may not have been the best, but he did add to the sport. Not just him either. A lot of people did. What about Denny Schow, Dennis Langleis, Todd Anderson?

Just wondering!
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post Mar 19 2012, 12:19 PM
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I'm Facebook friends with Fred. He apparently has his own professional photography business now.

Craig Grasso has not been a model citizen as far as the law is concerned. Last I heard he was on the run in Vermont... got away after being tazed.

http://espn.go.com/action/bmx/blog/_/post/...-police-vermont
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post Mar 19 2012, 02:28 PM
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I do remember when Fred went into roller blading, but I don't remember much about him after that. One of the guys I used to ride with corresponded with Grasso back in the day on a regular basis. My buddy did a Zine with a Grasso interview in it. I remember he asked him, "Why nude at KOV?" Grasso's answer was, "Hey bro, why not." That's pretty much the only question and answer I remember from that zine.
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post Mar 22 2012, 09:00 AM
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The nude thing was a bet for $200 so that he could fix his car. Unfortunately I'm sure he lost out a lot more than that by losing his sponsor.
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post Mar 30 2012, 07:57 PM
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Grasso caught...

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post Apr 1 2012, 03:21 AM
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It's really sad to see news like these of Grasso. It's also surreal in a way. I was always stoked when there was a pic of him in BMX Plus or where ever, he was so rad.

Here's the news video clip showing some his '89 riding too.
http://www.wcax.com/story/16945275/a-manhu...amous-bmx-rider

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post Apr 1 2012, 03:32 AM
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I also wanted to add that i hope Grasso gets his problems sorted one way and focuses on the good things instead. For Grasso:

(IMG:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/Timo2Fresh/Lehtileikkeet%20BMX/CraigGrassoVSWad2Plus09-1989copy.jpg)
(IMG:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v196/Timo2Fresh/Lehtileikkeet%20BMX/Grasso700.jpg)

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post Apr 3 2012, 11:11 AM
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Grasso was a great personality in our sport. He helped break the open the clothing barrier. This let riders, ride free. We didn't have to wear JT pants any longer. It was okay to ride in shorts and tees. He helped me open my eyes to my "ROOTS" riding. It was okay to ride in the dirt and jump my bike. It was awesome to grab a trash can and some plywood and ride a wall. I hope he gets help and comes back to the sport that he helped shape. Take care Grassroots! I'm with you!
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