Interview with Jim Mckay
BMX Freestyler- Jim I have known you a long time now. Your progression at flatland is phenomenal. Witch combos do you want under your belt before you advance again in classes?
Jim Mckay-Thanks Mark, yes, you were one of the first people in the flatland world that I've met, and you've been a positive force in my life ever since! As far as contest goals, my goal right now is to turn my hardest combos into my most reliable ones, and add some things that I haven't done at contests. Jomopro was a turning point for me, I feel like to move forward requires advancing classes at the next competition. Although placing well feels good, my goal is to simply ride my best. If I can get that under my belt, all other things will fall into place as they should.
BMX Freestyler- What are your plans for the new frame that you won?
Jim Mckay-Since my flatland frame is pretty short, I'm working on building this frame up to play with manuals, hops, and maybe a little street riding.
BMX Freestyler-Did you go into the contest expecting to win or were you surprised at the out come?
Jim McKay- Contest riding is really difficult for me, so in that respect I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to ride well enough to win.
BMX Freestyler-Are you planing to ride in Ohio and if you do what class will you be riding in?
Jim Mckay-Yes, I'm going to do everything I can to get out there if it's possible. I will enter the Expert Class and hopefully pull some nice lines out there on the floor.
BMX Freestyler- Any Shout Outs?
Jim McKay- I have to thank you Mark for your support and also for the ride to this and so many other contests in the past. My family for understanding that bikes are more than vehicles to me, my copilot Joshd for continued radness in every conceivable way, Hector and TheBykeProject for all the help and support, my entire extended family at the Legendary OG and the rest of the TX riders, Eric Longshanks of Team McDuff, Steve Lapsley for the AM Circuit!, thanks to all the friends I've made along the way that share this journey through Flatland with me. To move is to progress. Keep riding hard!
Highlights from Jim's 1st place contest run
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