What’s Inside Ride BMX Issue 165 – August 2010

A SoCal dirt feature, an interview with Matthias Dandois, a look at Woodward Beijing, the taming of the infamous El Toro 20-set, Ty Morrow, Davey Watson, and more…

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On The Cover: Chrome bike, tongue out, and plenty of style; Mike Saavedra knows how to complement a nac-nac seatgrab nicely. Photo by Keith Mulligan.

Subscriber Shipping Date: June 24, 1010
On Newsstands: July 13, 2010

– Departments –

First Words
Editor In Chief Keith Mulligan finally got the feature article for this issue done after slopping around in mud for a while and battling Mother Nature for nearly half a year.

It was once called “freestyle,” and don’t you forget it.

Up Front
Sponsor changes, injuries, and a bit of that stuff we refer to as news.

Pro Q&A – Davey Watson
Do you know about Davey’s flatland background, why he licked Mike Hoder’s feet, his secret to bunnyhop barspins, or what would happened if he didn’t run four pegs? He explains it all in this month’s Pro Q&A. You asked the questions, he answered them.

New frames, forks, bars, sprockets, stems, and more…

Soft Goods
More fresh gear from some of your favorite companies.

Jason Enns breaks down his iPod and Ryan Fudger gives you a new playlist to look for with 11 songs that mention BMX.

A couple of sweet random photos.

Bio – Nick Black
NorCal’s tough-as-nails street rider affectionately known as “VD” who slid the infamous Interbike rail.

Ryan Fudger made it through a whole issue without sounding salty. Oh wait, no he didn’t…

Finish – Ty Morrow
Ty Morrow gives a bunch of really solid answers to a bunch of not-so-random fill-in-the-blanks.

– Features –

Just Add Water… The Annual Rebirth Of The Ever-Changing SoCal Dirt Scene
BMX was born in Southern California, and it’s still growing here every day. These 13 pages are dedicated to those helping to keep it growing by digging at the trails every season.

Woodward In The Far East – China Gets The Ultimate Park
A collection of photos from the brand new Woodward Camp in Beijing, China, and an interview with the guy in charge of building the ramps, Nate Wessel.

The Taming Of El Toro
One of the most famous stair sets and handrails in BMX gets shut down by a handful of street shredders including Mike Hoder, Brian Kachinksy, and Josh Harrington.

Blurring The Lines – Matthias Dandois Interview
He’s been killing the flatland scene for the past few years now and seems to be just getting started. Here’s our first feature interview with the French prodigy known as Matthias Dandois.

Anticipation… A Look At Five Must-See Videos Currently Out Or In Production
Animal, United, Wethepeople, Demolition, Josh Harrington all shed some light on their videos, and we show you some of the bangers from each.

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