Original comment: BMX - TCU TV - The Simon O'Brien Interview. Click to Like us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1HOEepQ
Surprise, we're dropping 2 episodes of TCU TV this week. Next week we will resume our regularly scheduled Tuesday programming but I've stockpiled quite a few interviews lately so I figured we were safe to drop two this week.
Simon O'Brien is considered one of the all time greats in the flatland world. He won an X Games gold medal. He's put out 2 solo DVDs. He's invented countless tricks. He has arguably the most viewed BMX video on YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2LTVhqHAdo ). Basically the dude is a bad ass and although I would have loved to interview him with the assistance of my usual co-host Catfish, he was in Japan or something so I held down the interview myself and did my best to help tell the story of a man so hopelessly obsessed with bike riding that he built a concrete slab in his front yard just to practice flatland tricks on. I was joined by Simon's friend and fellow flatland luminary, Bobby Carter.
01:00 Getting started riding BMX in a town of 500 people
04:00 Lonely flatland lifestyle
07:50 First trip to the USA
11:30 Mexican food
18:30 Building a slab of concrete in his front yard
22:30 Winning the last flatland X Games gold medal
28:00 Doing his first solo DVD
35:30 Contest tricks vs bangers
39:00 Keeping brakes on
43:00 What’s it like having arguably the most viewed web video of all time?
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Original comment: Bring you world class BMX Flatland athletes to battle it out for the UK champion title this years event was held at Cycle Show Nec Birmingham. This event was organised by myself & Effraim Catlow