Wednesday, July 25, 2012

James McGraw at the OG

James McGraw at the OG from jm mckay on Vimeo.

Words from James McGraw: My finale night at the OG was epic everyone rode great I got to film with Jim and he got some of my best thanks to all for the hospitality and can't wait to come back.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

James McGraw - Web edit coming soon

James McGraw came out to Austin for some riding time with the ATX Crew. Jim Mckay is putting together a amazing web edit that will be available on . This was filmed with my phone and this is only a tease for what is going to go down during the official web edit.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

James Jam - Photos and Wrap Up.

Photo by Jim Mckay

    James Jam was a huge success.We had a total of 31 people show up to show their support. James flew in to Austin from Colorado on Friday and the crew and spectators gathered on Saturday July 21, 2012. The Jam was scheduled at 3 P.M. but people started showing up around 4 P.M.  The temperature was about 101 but the O.G. was a tad bit cooler in the shade. Many of the ATX Crew members brought water to share with everyone so we stay hydrated all day long.
James McGraw riding his brand new Jungle Rider.

From Left to Right Arnold, DeeAnn Norma and Adam.
Totally awesome they came out just to watch. Norma even got on a bike and rode around!

R-Dog and Manny
It was great to see Manny out on a bike. Maybe we can get him back on full time!

David and Johnny
Johnny came out because David invited him. He has a bike tucked away. Maybe we will get him to break it out and ride with the crew.

Becky and Alma Jo
Alma Jo aka Rad Mom brought her friend Becky to the Jam. Becky even got on a bike and tried a few bunny hops!

Alma Jo and Mark Dandridge
Its so very cool to know that Alma Jo back in the day was called Rad Mom.I have been called Rad Dad since I have started riding again in 2004.

Alma Jo
Rad Mom getting those skills back and working on some flatland tricks.

The Guerrero Family with James McGraw
The Guerrero Family traveled from Houston to watch.

James McGraw was getting ready to pedal a death truck down the hill.

James and Mark

James wrote this on Facebook this morning: Riding with the Austin crew was so good there is so much skill in this town so glad I came to ride with them. the OG is such a good spot. Austin rocks and easy Chris wins the smooth style contest thanks to all who came out to ride and Mark Dandridge for putting the jam together.
Special thanks to Donna Porterie for helping with photos and filming. There is much more to come. Be sure to check back for video from Flatstyle and BMX Freestyler.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy 8 Birthday BMX Freestyler

Today is the 8th year of BMX Freestyler being on the Internet. TONS of videos photos and interviews done over the past 8 years. Even when I was ready to shut things down I found motivation in other like you the visitors to BMX Freestyler. Thank you for keeping me going!

Keep on Riding!
Rad Dad

Here are just a few photos from the past. I hope to see you at a Jam or Contest or a parking lot soon!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Danny Harrison - Trick of the Month Funky Chicken

Thanks Danny for your submission! Do you have a submission? Send it to

Texas Flatland Round Up 8 Training!

The next contest for me will be Texas Flatland Round Up 8. Its never to early to get start getting links ready. I have been working on this link for a month now. At first I was lucky to pull this once in a session. I have worked my way up to three times in a session. My consistancy is starting to build with this trick and a few others. I still have a long ways to go but here is a good sample. Filmed by Donna Porterie

Sunday, July 15, 2012

James Jam with special guest James McGraw

James McGraw is rolling into town. He will be haning with the ATX crew for a few days. We are throwing a jam in his honor. It will start around 3:00 P.M. on Saturday July 21, 2012. It will last until no one can ride anymore. Bring your bike or just come by and say hi.

Facebook event page!/events/268942519886927/

Rad Dad says Thanks!

At voodoo Jam 2012 I took 3rd place in the Vet Class and one of the prizes was a $50 dollar gift certificate from Dans Comp. I knew exactly what I need because my seat post was cracked.
It was also time for a new seat. Adam DiClaudio had given me this seat a few years back and I got great use out of it but it was falling apart and there were little metal parts sticking out and the rear portion kept moving around.

I place my order in on Friday and it arrived in the mail box on the very next Friday.

I had never placed a order through Dans Comp before and I called and placed my order with Abe. We talked a bit about Matt Wilhelm and Terry Adams and Voodoo Jam. He was stoked on my placement and even more stoked that I was a older rider still out there making it happen. He then blew my mind and was able to wave the shipping charges and also threw in a red Dans Comp T-Shirt.

I am very stoked to have a new seat and seat post. I ended up getting a MacNeil 330 Pivotal Seat Post 330 mm long and The Shadow Conspiracy Crow Pivotal Seat. It was a great prize because it was exactly what I needed!
I got this great idea to shoot new film of my first session with the new seat and post. Jim Mckay had just got a new lens and asked if he could film some links on top of the O.G. It was perfect timing for both of us. I told him about my idea and he was down to make it happen.

Photo by Donna Porterie

Thanks to Scott and Terry for Voodoo Jam 2012. Thanks to Abe at Dans Comp and Thank to Jim McKay for the great new footage! Special thanks to Donna for helping make it possible to even attend Voodoo Jam this year!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Luke Malone- Messiah Turbines Part 1 & 2

Luke Malone is one of my favorite riders to watch. I have personally been trying to figure out Messiah Turbines. Number 2 just came out. I thought it would be nice to put it right up with the first one as well.

Terry Adams Wal-Mart tour

Next weekend on July 21st and 22nd Terry Adams will be doing a Wal-Mart tour in NJ. At each stop he will be giving away a complete Flatware Waltz bike as well.

Terry Adams- How to Whiplash

I got this from Terry Adams today in email. Do you have a video you would like to see on BMX Freestyler? Send your video link to

Friday, July 13, 2012

Dax Wolford Summer 2012

Dax is a good friend of mine. He sent this to me VIA Text message. He is an amazing rider and a very good friend.
Dax flatland summer 2012 from dpwolford on Vimeo.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Voodoo Jam 2012 by Jm Mckay

Voodoo Jam 2012 from jm mckay on Vimeo.

Thanks to Scott O'Brien and Terry Adams for having this contest, and thanks to Freegun USA for sponsoring it.
camera | edit | jm mckay
music | die antwoord | $0$
purity ring | fineshrine
jai paul | jasmine
silent rider | i was a bomb

Friday, July 6, 2012

2012 National BMX Hall of Fame - Mat Hoffman

Mat Hoffman was the reason that I got back on the bike after I though I was too old at the age of  36. I had the opportunity to tell him this in person and how grateful I was for his inspiration. It is my great privlage to share this new video of Mat being inducted into the Natinoal BMX Hall of Fame!

2012 National BMX Hall of Fame - Mat Hoffman from USA BMX on Vimeo.

Flatweb TV Episode#19

In this episode of FlatWebTV we had a sit down with North America's newest pro, Mark Kuhlman, we announced our newest Jungle Rider giveaway and quickly recap the recent VoodooJam.

Red Jungle Rider 18.5" Frame givaway. For this contest we want you guys to make something. It can be art, music, poetry, video, just about anything creative, as long as it uses the FlatWebTV & Jungle Rider logo/or name. This is an individual effort, so no team work (everyone is on the honor system)! Once you have completed it, get in touch with us using the "contact us" link on If possible, send us a link to what you have done, but keep it private until we can announce the winner. We must receive your entry by the 15th of August. Good luck!

Voodoo media recap -
Erik Otto - Pre-Jam Video -
Anthony Crespo's ART Mag edit -
Freedom BMX edit -
RADDAD from BMX Freestyler - -
Raphael Freud edit -
ESPN edit -
Freegunn edit -
Global-Flat videos -
clips from Waldemar Fatkin, Art Thomason, Joe Cicman and Jorge Vasquez -

Mark Kuhlman - Video clips courtesy of Jm McKay

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Trick of the Month - Crackpacker

Some kind of How-to of BMX Flatland for the trick of the month
Guelo Monzón, @Guelobmx
Varo Hernández, @_varohernandez_
Fernando Bayona,
David Carmona y
Alberto Moya @moyaesguay
Music by WEC Family
Thanks to BMXFreestyler (RAD DAD) @raddad67
Thanks also to Gloria

Monday, July 2, 2012

Made in Singapore

I am currently here in Singapore Preparing for FlatDev contest in Malaysia next week i decided to go here first to practice and learn some new tricks we know Singapore is better to ride flatland because of the spot anywhere you go there's a good spot so check this out my video hope you like it

Here's the You Tube Channel