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lodge

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #225 on: September 17, 2008, 01:42 PM »
Jon Byer(s)...

Not heard his name mentioned in a long time, awesome on vert. anyone remember the early 90's vid riding he's backyard ramp.

the_cyclops

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #226 on: September 17, 2008, 08:45 PM »
A couple of names that may or may not have been mentioned yet...

US guys...

Hugo Gonzales
Dave Vanderspek
Pete Augustin

UK Guys....

Dave Beveridge
Shaun Scarfe
John Dye
Scott Steele




Guillotte

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #227 on: September 20, 2008, 07:38 AM »
I remember the name, "Noel Cowan"  ?

bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #228 on: September 20, 2008, 10:44 AM »
I remember the name, "Noel Cowan"  ?

From near Inverness I think...
Holeshot '86...at least I think this is him!

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #229 on: September 20, 2008, 10:01 PM »
anybody mentioned steve bisseker yet??

They should've. Saw him at Trafalgar Square once, early 90s; he pulled a high-speed rolaid right across the jam circle.
Very similar style to Phil Dolan, I thought. Shame he dropped off the radar.

welsh denny

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #230 on: September 22, 2008, 12:41 PM »
I remember the name, "Noel Cowan"  ?



never met noel back in the day but met him a few years back when the 'dirty sanchez ' mtv started being filmed. (grew up with the sanchez boys as did mark j on here) noel worked as part of the film crew and was in cardiff for a fair few months. he did bring his s&m dirtbike down but with me working and them filming all over the uk we never got the chance to ride together. did party together though a few times. will dig out some pics soon.

ah, just remembered i scanned and printed noels 2 page spread from rad/action bike onto a t shirt and passed onto his producer to wear. ha. they didnt know he was that good on a bike bitd. ha.  brought back memories for him. i'm sure he's in my myspace friends greg.

Guillotte

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #231 on: September 24, 2008, 05:56 AM »
If he's on page 4 under "Noel" I sent him a message =)

welsh denny

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #232 on: September 24, 2008, 07:48 AM »
If he's on page 4 under "Noel" I sent him a message =)



yep, thats noel. the pic of him with ozzy osbourne rocks.

macky

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #233 on: September 24, 2008, 04:38 PM »
A couple of names that may or may not have been mentioned yet...

US guys...

Hugo Gonzales
Dave Vanderspek
Pete Augustin

UK Guys....

Dave Beveridge
Shaun Scarfe
John Dye
Scott Steele



I used to ride with Scott Steele and his mate Simon Burtles all the time...  both Great guys!!!

we used to ride at the 'Fazak' bmx club...

I remember one time he came with Eric... 

Eric was there 2 minutes before throw a 6 ft 540 out the 7ft 1/4!!

I went everywhere with them... Love to know where Scott is now??

apparently, Simon Burtles lives in the US??









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the_cyclops

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #234 on: September 24, 2008, 10:32 PM »
A couple of names that may or may not have been mentioned yet...

US guys...

Hugo Gonzales
Dave Vanderspek
Pete Augustin

UK Guys....

Dave Beveridge
Shaun Scarfe
John Dye
Scott Steele



I used to ride with Scott Steele and his mate Simon Burtles all the time...  both Great guys!!!

we used to ride at the 'Fazak' bmx club...

I remember one time he came with Eric... 

Eric was there 2 minutes before throw a 6 ft 540 out the 7ft 1/4!!

I went everywhere with them... Love to know where Scott is now??

apparently, Simon Burtles lives in the US??











Yeah, I remember  Si 'Boy racer' Birtles too!....He was a good rider indeed!

Ive a few Scott,Eric,Si stories :)


Guillotte

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #236 on: October 03, 2008, 04:52 AM »
He was such a cool dude but waiting for him to finish his run with a massive 540 always scared the crap outta me! You never knew if he was gonna be carried up by fans or away on a stretcher  :shocked:

welsh denny

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #237 on: October 03, 2008, 02:11 PM »
like this you mean greg. ouch!


macky

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #238 on: October 03, 2008, 02:57 PM »

Eric steele must have been well ahead of his time with that...

alleyoop 540 across the canyon!!!

pity he hung... to disaster!!

Another one of Eric... with the bar hop drop in!?!?!  ??? ( from Dennys video vault )

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bmxer4ever

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #239 on: October 03, 2008, 07:09 PM »

Eric steele must have been well ahead of his time with that...

alleyoop 540 across the canyon!!!

pity he hung... to disaster!!

Another one of Eric... with the bar hop drop in!?!?!  ??? ( from Dennys video vault )

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Great stuff!
Always a treat to see Eric ride.
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sean

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #240 on: October 03, 2008, 11:19 PM »
Some riders would make every body at a comp stop what they were doing and watch...
Eric was one of those...

angrykid

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #241 on: October 05, 2008, 11:09 AM »
Dave Slade's a movie director these days (Hard Candy)
Can I throw Jason Hasle into the mix?
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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #242 on: October 05, 2008, 03:11 PM »
like this you mean greg. ouch!

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i like the way the music is let twist again lol
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ralphtribe

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #243 on: October 09, 2008, 10:45 PM »
Some riders would make every body at a comp stop what they were doing and watch...
Eric was one of those...

er... well yeah... because judging by these video's they knew he was going to fall off his bike almost immediately got on it!

Did he ever make a trick?... staying on your bike was generally considered the hard bit! ... not being funny, but if I spun my granny round and round enough and then set her off in the direction of a quarter pipe I reckon she could do just as well...!

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #244 on: October 09, 2008, 10:48 PM »
Some riders would make every body at a comp stop what they were doing and watch...
Eric was one of those...

er... well yeah... because judging by these video's they knew he was going to fall off his bike almost immediately got on it!

Did he ever make a trick?... staying on your bike was generally considered the hard bit! ... not being funny, but if I spun my granny round and round enough and then set her off in the direction of a quarter pipe I reckon she could do just as well...!

Stop being so cynical Ralph  :LolLolLolLol:

I know what you mean though dude. I've said it in the past, when he wasn't trying to launch himself in to space he could do some stylish airs. His lookbacks were pretty clicked, mainly because he was dorky footed, but still clicked.

Daz.  :daumenhoch:
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ralphtribe

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #245 on: October 09, 2008, 10:59 PM »
... but statistically it must be almost impossible to not make it so many times when you try it so many times

I never knew him so it's nothing personal... but just being objective about it he almost deserves a medal for being quite so hopeless 

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andy619

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #246 on: October 10, 2008, 12:16 AM »






Eric probably did crash more than most, but thats because he always pushed the hardest. 
Spot on about the style Daz.

Lee Reynolds

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #247 on: October 10, 2008, 01:04 AM »
Eric was the first person I ever saw pull a 540... about 4 feet out on a skinny UKBFA quarter-pipe!
Also probably the first person to pull a bike hand plant on vert.
Yeah, he crashed a lot but the videos online don't do him justice.
Thanks for the pics Andy, love the one-footer invert.

Jason Ellis

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #248 on: October 10, 2008, 03:25 AM »
It's riders like Eric Steel pushing the limits back in the day why we have young punx pulling big tricks and getting gold medals in the X games today. foam pits? I don't think so, riders like Eric Steel trying and crashing, are those who progressed the sport to what it is today. And he was a cool guy.  :coolsmiley:

rosscoe

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Re: The Forgotten Men of Freestyle!
« Reply #249 on: October 10, 2008, 05:23 PM »
yup, he crashed, but agree with most in so much as he pushed and pushed

crazy by name......

was great to watch as was sooooooo unpredicatable to

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