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Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Everyone went street riding in chicago last night, and did not call me. Currently mad at everyone.|| Orlando has named his gecko Blinkers. || Jason Suchan went to a Taylor Swift concert last night. Lets all take a moment to picture Jason singing "And we are never, ever, ever getting back togeather". || The Women of Freestyle rebuild has begun, its about a 1/3 done. || Negative Mike got a parking ticket in the city, then a speeding ticket on the way home. || Sam Schlappi reported he went to Cal City and got a flat from syringe. I'm not sure its possible to puncture his tires, so this might be an urban legend. || Last week I rolled my ankle doing a squeaker, Excon John hurt his shoulder jumping, and Hiro hurt himself somehow too. Let that be the end of injuries for this summer. || Still mad at everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Clearly the biggest news is MBAT has a site layout again!! Now we just need more content. || Orlando bought a crested gecko today and is currently trying to decide on a name. I suggested Sprocket. || We had three days of flooding rain followed by snow all day on Friday. I'm starting to think Spring is a Myth. The lovley rain also left me with some water in my basement runinig my flatland spot till things dry up. || Charlie's big news was that he was moving back to Chicago.. But after setting up living arrangements, selling his belongings and packing... his job offered him a promotion and now hes staying in FL and shopping for new furniture. || I think that's about it until the weather gets better.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
The biggest April Fools Joke is spring. It was beautiful out this weekend, and back to shitty cold for Monday. At least I got to ride a bit on Saturday and test out the freecoaster (first time in my life I've had one if your just joining us). It was ok so far. But my gear ratio sucks now so I'm in the market for a smaller sprocket. || This weekend I came apon a riding video of Tim Knoll. It is the coolest street/flatland combo riding I've ever seen in my life and I am beyond excited about it. Watch it now. Video 1, Video 2. || Chris Herbig built a street bike for his wife Bridget, we welcome her into the fold. || Charlie enjoys driving back and forth between FL and Chicago with 3 kids in the car. He was here again last week. || An old scrap video surfaced on Facebook this week. Kurt is wearing a WOF shirt. Watch or die.


Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Finally got my new wheels. The front is built, Paul is gonna build the back for me. || Mike Flood finally has his coaster fixed thanks to Mike Hartman. || Hartman is apparently single again, and with it goes my dreams of starting a chicago girl flatland posse. || Chris Herbig came and hung out at a reptile show with me this past weekend, where we had a heated discussion about Catfish with the reptile people looking on going WTF. lol. || Schlappi went to Rays with Jamie Spritzer two weeks ago, but failed to report back with any news items. || Jamie Delaney took a fall a few weeks ago, thought he was fine, but had some swelling sorta stuff in his brain causing some temporary blindness and walking problems. But I'm glad to report hes doing much better. || WHERE THE FUCK IS SPRING!

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
So many things going on! || Went to the contest at the Kitchen on Feb 23rd. Saw Gerber, Leigh Ramsdel, Maddog, Flipper, Matt Sparks and mbat legend Dave Leep. Went out to dinner after the comp with a whole slew of people that wern't even 21. I think only one person in the pro class was over 21. I feel so old. || Suchan promised to come to the Kitchen comp but didn't show. He needs more slave labor so he can leave TRP more often. || Schlappi accordrian folded his car into the back of another car and used the opportunity to go buy a new... honda element.. an element.. wtf. He claims its the best bmx car ever. || Charlie is... I can't say yet.. but its big news.. coming soon! || Shredder Joe who I am now supposed to be calling Joey Bagz... has a new Bag'z frame coming out that will be produced by Standard. || I saw a tshirt that said "Who the fuck is Rick Moliterno" and I kinda want a shirt that says "Who the fuck is Kimix" || Play, Useless, and 2B are being brought back by Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley. Check it out at oldscoolbmx.com The only other news as good as this was when I found out Q101 was back on the air (Q87.7 now if you somehow havn't heard). || Matt Wilhelm had a baby girl named Violet, his wife may have assisted with the process.

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Happy Birthday to Joe Battaglia. Had a great time celebrating last night at Mike Stotsky's house with some old MBAT faces. Can't wait for it to warm up so I can go riding with everyone!!!

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Schlappi posted MBAT to facebook this morning before I have any photos up. Welcome to my photoless website. | Yesterday was the "Midwest Old School BMX Show and Swap" which just equals flatland jam to me. The day was pretty trackstandalious as I spent most of it teaching a few people how to throw down trackstands, but hey it was an old school show anyway. There was special appearances at the show by Steve Zaimen and Old School Scotty. | I got a freecoaster yesterday, this will be my first time ever having one. I'll finally be able to learn the second part of a swivel. Now I just need to pick out new rims. I'm finding choosing rims as hard as choosing curtains. | Charlie got some bizzare award at work, View Pic First it was Grand Wizard, now Order of the Dragon....... | Shawn Arata is now riding for Ketch. | I think I need some pancakes.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
The Fastbreak team made an apperance last night doing a demo for a Boy Scout Troup. Hiro, Todd Gully, Ron Monis, Paul Hahn, and newest member Mike Hartman were on hand to entertain. Floods Bike broke again. | Charlie has not reported in. I will assume hes not been riding as much as hes supposed to be. | My basement riding sessions are going awesome. | Jeff Harrington is moving back to Chicago. He just can't stay away.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Factory 43 and the Bakery Skatepark are offically over. The city has kicked us out. Sad Times. | Sam Schlappi went to Rays last night. On his 2nd run he overshot a 2' box jump and ran into a barrier... with his face. Cut his eyelid open and some good swelling. | Orlando got a new tattoo which he describes as "Bicycle skull thing Day of the Dead thing" View Pic | Quinn Howling is selling all his possessions and moving to Australia to race cars.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
Headed out to Factory 43 with Paul Hahn last night. It had an upgrade since I last attended and has semi real walls around each area. This helps prevent the 2nd hand high from the skateboarders. Mike Flood was out for the 2nd time back on his bike since his brain surgery. He was doing great till he snapped his back axle. ExCon John was having street withdrawn and started icepicking the chairs. A friend of mine, Josh Baity, came out to see and try flatland for the first time ever. It was also his first time on a bike in 10yrs, he did quite well for this first time. While taking Josh on the mandatory building tour we were looking at the photos on the slides laying all over the building and I found with with an image of hand with a severed finger. || ExCon John and Chris Herbig are on their way to The Kitchen Skatepark today. || ExCon John is also rocking a brand new orange Ketch, that reminds me way to much of my Orange Quamen. Mike Stotsky's newest Ketch is John Deer Green. || Paul Hahn informed me he might be moving far far away... NO Paul Don't Do It!!!!! || Jamie Delaney is riding again when hes not busy taking canoe trips. Crazy Canadians.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
I decided that my '97 Standard Motocross was begging for a come back. I stripped her down and ExCon John took her to have her powder coated. The original intent was a sea foam green, but they didn't have that color so I left it to ExCon and its an awesome bright green. So next I go to build my bike, and I discover how damn out of shit everything I own is. Most of my headsets are unsealed, all my bikes need pounded in cups. My sprockets have 44 teeth. Every wheel I own has a freewheel. And every street peg I have is 14mm.

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
I'm uploading a few Throwback Pics on FB at midnight last night and I get a message from He Who Must Not Be Named saying hes on his way home from Ohio. Him and some kid he was with stop by on their way past which is then about 1am. 10mins after they get here my phone rings and its Josh Blaylock "Kimix I'm drunk can I come sleep on your floor." Josh shows up with his girlfriend, parks in my front yard and we all hang out for an hour. undisclosed person heads home and Josh and his girl go to "sleep" on my living room floor. I say "sleep" cuz you wern't as quiet as you thought you were Josh. I managed to not scream I Hate You, even once, at He Who Must Not Be Named so I guess thats progress. Good times, felt like BMX.

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Posted by: Kimix
2012 was a pretty shitty year and has forced me to review my life and everything about it. The main thing I kept coming back to was life was better with BMX. So I've decided I need it back. At first I decided that this time around there was going to be no websites, since life is just simpler with out them and it leaves me more time to ride instead of typing away at the keyboard. But then I rode a few times and it drove me nuts that I had no where to write down news. So here we go again!!!! I'm in the process of stalking down all my old friends again, If you havn't heard from me yet.. its coming, or you can you jump to the front of the line by hitting me up first.


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