This video of Salt Lake City, Utah BMXer Tate Roskelley is seriously worth a couple of minutes of your time, as he pulls moves that most people wouldn’t even have thought of in the first place.
Adam Grandmaison of BMX website www.thecomeup.com gave us the heads-up on the amazing Mr Roskelley. Adam says Tate’s riding is “a mix of parkour, skateboarding and BMX. Sometimes when I watch Tate's riding I think that he's almost trying to answer the question of ‘what exactly IS a BMX trick?’ It's pretty fascinating.”
It’s also laugh-out-loud funny because time after time in this edit, Tate does completely unexpected things. To say any more would get us into spoilers, so here’s the clip:
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.