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mike laird

couple years ago i was a carnie in the alaska state fair.  well, kinda.  i was skateboarding in keith king’s bmx stuntshow for 3 or 4 shows a day for almost two weeks, i think.  that junk was fun, man.  they were long days, but man they were fun.  after a long day of shows, we’d all go back to our cabins and sit by the campfire till the wee hours then wake up and do it again.  mike laird was one of the crew.  the guy rips.  he’s got such a smooth style.  he kept to himself a lot, but never failed to throw in a zinger to make fun of the girls that some of the crew dragged to the campfire that night.  he’s a genuine kind of guy, and i like that about him.  no frills and no fake smiles or any of that bullcrap.  you can even BE mike laird if you play any of the dave mirra video games.  creepy.  mike still rides for mirraco and you can check out his profile HERE.  turn up the slayer.

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bmx king dave mirra

’bout 10 years ago these two dudes opened up a bike/skate park near my hometown in wilmington, nc called eastwood. one of the guys was don – he could do backflips on a scooter (and not a stupid razor scooter, but the real deal, big-boy scooters); and the other guy was dave, a nice guy who completely destroyed the park on his bike. and that was that. for weeks, maybe 6 weeks, he was just dave – some really nice random destroyer.  turned out that his name was dave mirra, and it turned out that dave mirra was a huge name in the bmx world. and it turns out that 10 years later his name is even huge-er. so when we met up for our shoot, we had a little reminisce-session about yesteryear and the old eastwood park in wilmington. it was good to catch up and i’m glad that dave is still destroying it.

check out dave’s site HERE

dave was telling me that he was doing rally car races now and showed me pictures of his car.

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