The BMX In Our Blood Podcast
Interviews with the real people of BMX
The BMX In Our Blood Podcast
Interviews with the real people of BMX
Episode #95 - Fingers Crossed BMX
Everything you want to know about Fingers Crossed is right here in this podcast! I was pretty excited to learn more about Ruben Alcantara and Garrett Byrnes newly released project. As of now Fingers Crossed is all about building your own fun, much like Steve Crandall would say! The basic premise is the amount of fun you can have riding a 20" BMX bike with suspension on any terrain. I'll leave the interpretation of this project up to each of you. What I do know is that Ruben and Garrett have something really cool going on and I'm very psyched to see what direction this goes! Garrett and I definitely spend some time revisiting some of his last podcast with me (episode #38) as we talk about the impact and rejection of the stigma of self help. There is a bit of everything for you all in this one! So enjoy and learn more about @fingerscrossedbmx on IG while it evolves week by week. As Darren Meenan said, if Ruben and Garrett are involved it is going to be good, and it is! As always thank you for listening and consider subscribing to the podcast and jumping on the www.thebmxinourblood.com to donate and check out past episodes. Coming up next, Brett Downs followed by Ground Chuck McCrea.
Episode #94 - Welcome Jam 2020
Another great event in the books! Be sure to check out @gromdad2000 on Instagram for more pictures and thebmxinourblood.com to learn more about the podcast. Please consider donating on the website to keep it going. Episode 100 is coming up! It's been an amazing experience over the past 2 years and a few months.
Huge shout out to the Wheel Mill! Harry and the Potoczny brothers (Mike and Mark) for once again putting on an amazing event. I think I can speak for quite a few people about how fun and important the Welcome Jam is to the BMX community!
I'll apologize ahead of time, I really got into some great conversation with a few friends and people that I hadn't met in person so the event interviews didn't go exactly how I had planned BUT isn't that what the Welcome Jam is all about?
Coming up next, Brett Downs then Ground Chuck McCrea!
Next trip out to the Wheel Mill will be for the Next Generation Jam on April 18th, 2020!
Have a great week everyone!
Episode #93 - Brian Iarocci
Alright, this week we are going from some of the nicest guys in BMX (Brian Boneau - Episode #92 and Paul Radosivich Episode #91) to one of the most modest guys in BMX, Brian Iarocci. I really appreciate the time that I was able to spend with Brian. Brian will forever be known as another as one of the best riders out of Long Island as you will hear through his peer's questions/statements because Brian won't admit it!
Brian is also one of the few that have stayed in the cycling industry in some capacity. Brian currently lives in Columbus, OH and works for the Roll Bicycles (rollbicycles.com and @rollbicycles on IG). In his spare time, which doesn't really exist, he asked to be part of the podcast in a behind the scenes role. We talk about it a bit in the podcast but make no mistake, he has to work hard on keeping the website current with links to the podcast as well as a secured Square Space donation option, the podcast doesn't exist without it. Don't be fooled by Brian minimizing his role in the podcast, if not for Brian there is a good chance the podcast wouldn't continue.
Coincidentally another Long Islander, Nuno Oliveira, has been helping out with the weekly announcement graphics. Please follow DEFGRIP.NET and @defgripcrew on IG, a creation of Nuno's that is so perfect to catch up with all kinds of BMX personalities and events.
Basically, I have no idea how I became so lucky to have both of them in addition to the amazing @tjl_photo and @powerbikeshop They have made the podcast and the fundraising events much easier. So anyway, enjoy the Brian Iarocci podcast and consider donating to the podcast through the website, thebmxinourblood.com THANK YOU!
Episode #92 - Brian Bono Boneau
Now and again I like to fit in podcasts with BMX friends that may not be as well known but are really important to me personally. There are so many reasons why Brian Boneau is appreciated and respected. Brian's qualities aren't limited to being a great father, he is just a great person. Brian is the type of guy that wouldn't just give you the shirt off of his back, as he gently takes the "kick my ass" sign off that was taped on the back of that shirt to be sure you aren't inconvenienced by an ass kicking. Oh, and he just happens to be the biggest fan of BMX that I have ever met!
Because of this you can only imagine how big of a deal it was to have Stu Thompson walk into the VIP room where were recording at Ray's Bike Park and sit down just as my interview with Brian started. It was a big room with Stu on a couch about 15-20' away so his voice is difficult to hear so just crank up the volume for the 1st short part of the podcast, it's worth it. The sound gets far better after that. It's not to often an absolute legend of BMX unexpectedly sits down in the middle of a podcast so I just let it ride. Brian has some seriously good karma because the next day (at the Old Fools Jam) Brian was randomly paired up with Stu for the pump track relay race! I will have pictures on my @gromdad2000 Instagram for you all to see.
Anyway, the intro to the podcast is once again for RadShare.org, an organization run by Nate Hanger and Steve Crandall to get kids on bikes with the appropriate safety gear. Please check out their site and help however you can. That's about it so relax and listen to the 2nd nicest dude in BMX, Brian Boneau! I'll let you all guess who the 1st nicest guy is. I'll give you a hint....John Lee.
Episode #91 - Paul Radosevich
Wow, what a packed couple of weeks of BMX and the podcast! This week's episode is absolutely with someone I didn't know at all and came out of the interview feeling really rewarded and grateful that Paul Radosevich made the time for me. Especially with Ray's Bike Park having one of their biggest yearly events this same weekend, The Old Fools Weekend. For those that don't know, Paul is a full-time employee at Ray's and a master ramp builder as well. So much to learn in this one if you keep your ears peeled. Thanks again Paul, it truly was a pleasure.
Episode #90 - Old Fools Jam Coverage
Shain Bollen and his crew have outdone themselves once again! This may have been the 10th annual Old Fools BMX Jam at Ray's bike park in Cleveland. Or the 8th or 9th, no one is sure but everyone there wasn't there to count years, except maybe their own as winter knocks the fitness levels down. The event includes a Chili Cookoff and a pump track relay race for starters! Pretty awesome! In this episode you will hear the lead fool talking about all of the things he and his friends are doing each year to spread the BMX good times in the Ohio area and beyond. The rest of the podcast holds a variety of brave souls checking into #thebmxinourblood podcast booth on the mezzanine of the @profileracing room, all having an awesome time at the jam. Thanks to @raysmtb and @oldfoolsbmx for keeping things awesome!