Right now, freestyle motocross is experiencing a bit of a slow streak, but as soon as Red Bull X-Fighters kicks off in April, you can bet that everything will be back to its usual chaotic ways. However, even though the competition scene may seem a bit slow, there's actually quite a lot going on.
First off, we have to give a HUGE congratulations to Cam Sinclair. After nearly losing his life on a failed double backflip, Cam is not only back on the bike and shredding the ramps, but he's preparing to throw the double backflip yet again. For footage of Cam hucking the double flip into his foam pit, as well as a behind the scenes video of a recent Fox Racing photo shoot, check out his official website, www.camsinclair.com.au. We've been reaching out to him for an interview, so hopefully we'll hear something back soon. Could you imagine if he just showed up at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico City and just threw down the double flip?
In other Aussie news, between getting his tricks re-dialed due to recent surgeries, Blake "Bilko" Williams has been trying his hand video editing. That's right Cliff Talley, Bilko is gunning for your job and who better to get firsthand footage than the man himself? To check out Bilko's very first video, click here.
Back in the states, the Nuclear Cowboyz tour and the Gravity Slashers tour are keeping the majority of the riders busy, but between the shows, the boys have been riding and staying sharp at their compounds. A lot of people have actually been riding at Jimmy Fitzpatrick's place as of late. After rebuilding most of the compound, it's no wonder Fitzland is riding a wave of popularity. While shooting some FMX riding in Temecula, our friends over at TransWorld Motocross hooked up with Nate Adams for a quick interview about his Supercross attempt, DEFT Family and the two-stroke to four-stroke movement. It's really funny because even though Nate gave a really good interview, the always ruthless commenters on TransWorld's website have got into an arguing match about the ongoing four-stroke vs. two-stroke debate. Click here to check out Nate's TW interview.
If you're on Twitter, then you know that a lot of the top pros are beginning to get their Twitter on. ESPN FMX follows all the pros, but we'd have to say that Metal Mulisha's Colin Morrison (@Scummy621) is the most entertaining. If there has ever been a display of Twitter addiction/Twitter diarrhea, Colin is the poster child. Homie is out of control, but the best yet came yesterday when Colin asked his followers if he should write a book about his punk rock lifestyle. Colin insists the book would be about his life and every gnarly thing he's ever done, without holding anything back. Supposedly Scummy has a lot of dark secrets that he wants to share with the world. If he does decide to follow through with his literary idea, we'll be the first inline to purchase the book. Also, be sure to stay tuned as we link up with Scummy to get the real story on his fallen career and comeback.
Lastly, but not least, Fuel TV's Bubba's World is set to premier March 28th at 10 p.m. EST. Our very own Cliff Talley was one of the main cameramen for the show and from what he has told us, Bubba's World is going to be one hell of a reality show. To say that we're looking forward to it would be an understatement. Heck, I'm even upping my cable package just so I can watch this thing.