Welcome to guybmoto.com. Mostly this is a place to store some old photos (or where I FTP new ones to companies who are interested in working with us). I’m also working on a web store to sell some of my old vintage BMX sticker collection, as well as some magazines from back in the day.
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If you know me, you might know I’ve been following racing in various forms for nearly 30 years, whether BMX, mountain bikes, motocross, or various other motorsports. But MX has been a constant theme throughout, and it’s the one I dig most. I attended my first race when I was probably 12 or so, back in 1970-(mumble), and was immediately hooked. The bad news was that my mom was an R.N. at an Emergency Room in my hometown, and she wasn’t a huge fan of motorcycles. I guess in a strange way it’s worked out, because I ended up on the editorial side of things, and been able to do things that I’d never have been able to do as a rider.
The first photo I ever had published (outside of a magazine that I was working for, which was almost like cheating), was a shot of Mark Barnett taken from outside the fences at an AMA National at Saddleback Park. That one ran as a full page in Motocross Action.
Over the years I also had stints working at BMX Action magazine, as well as Super BMX and Mountain Biking. After that I spent a few years working at Specialized Bicycles, and later moved to the web editor’s spot at TransWorldMX.com.
These days, I work at VitalMX.com, and if you haven’t checked it out, take a peek and let me know what you think.
I (along with a couple of my Mountain Biking magazine coworkers) did an interview with Sammy at his house in Malibu back in the 80s. He had a private label line of mountain bikes called Red Rockers, which were made by Gary Fisher. At the end of the interview, I asked Sammy if we could …