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Aidan

BIO
Name: Aidan
Age: 22
Hometown: Oxford
Local Trails: Oxford
Years Riding: Eight
Years Diggin’: Eight
Job: Children and Families Support Worker
Ambition: To see what happens.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

1: What was the last thing you did today before answering this lot?
Planning a residential holiday for some children in the school, went into school and met with some police officers and a kid because he keeps finding / stealing / holding bikes for people that are stolen. Drove around Oxford to try and find a kid that had run out of school, drove around Oxford for half an hour, couldn’t find him, police were called and he was found in the city train station. I have met more police today than in the last three years. It’s 12.44pm now and I am sat back at home with a cup of tea in front of the fire, watching my cats fight.

2: Where did you ride your bike last?
Down the woods, when it was frozen.

3: What was the last new trick you learnt?
Blimey, probably through the summer doing oppo tables. Did a four fifty once, but that’s all a bit fancy, so ill say a one-foot.

4: When did you last build up a new bike
2009 when I received my new frame. Thanks for the help local with helping set it up. My fingers are real fat you see.

5: What was the last album you bought?
Billy Ocean’s Greatest Hits on record.

6: What was the last book you read?
Iron Man comics send me to sleep. I read the Accidental Death Of A Dog, I think that’s the title, it was really good, it’s about a kid with special needs and how he viewed his life and happenings, and is accused of killing a dog.

7: What was the last BMX video you watched?
Demolition.

8: What was the last city you visited?
Lapland, to see the northern lights, didn’t see them but it did get as cold as minus-43 though. We went for a walk at half six in the evening and Jennifer was drinking a Diet Coke, it was so cold it turned into a Slush Puppy.

9: When, and where, were you last genuinely lost on your travels?
When just myself and my wife went on a lad’s weekend for my birthday, got super drunk, spoke to a lady for an hour about how she gave birth without taking any drugs to make it easier. Went to get in a taxi and he dropped us at the wrong hotel.

10: What was your last meal?
Made a roast dinner last night.

11: What was the last great gadget or invention that you saw or bought?
A matchbox that holds two match boxes, in Lapland.

12: When was the last time you scared yourself?
Winch Jam Line spin. I generally scare myself a lot, I like the saying “One scare a day keeps the cobwebs away.”

13: Where is the last place on earth you want to visit?
Swindon

Photo, Pompom

TOP FIVE

Top 5 Trails Riders Of All Time
1. Bennett
2. Yeagle
3. Doyle
4. Darin Read
5. Daz

Top 5 Trails Spots I’ve Ridden
1. Oxford
2. Brighouse
3. Chertsey
4. Winch
5. Wisley, when I rode it around four years ago.

Top 5 Countries
1. Africa
2. Antarctica
3. England
4. Scotland – Edinburgh
5. Malta

Top 5 Books
1. Iron Man vs Stingray
2. Iron Man Teams Up With Captain America
3. My Bike scrapbooks of the woods over the years 1, 2 and 3
4. The Kid That Killed The Dog
5. The book that helps me find kids’ support.

Top 5 Films
1. Forrest Gump
2. Predator
3. Run Fat Boy Run
4. Dumb & Dumber
5. Monsters Inc

Top 5 BMX videos
1. Demolition
2. Building The Underground
3. PA Woods, first one.
4. Prettyshady 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
5. FBM, Who Bought The Dicks

Top 5 Websites
1. aidansaidan.blogspot.com
2. Chavychazandchums.blogspot.com / Hereforkicks, both wild.
3. Lightsinthewoods
4. Prettyshady
5. imaeasyrider.xanga.com

Top 5 Magazines
1. I don’t read magazines much.
2. My first was Ride with the Chris Doyle three table ages ago.
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Top 5 Places
1. The woods
2. Edinburgh
3. The hill behind my mother’s house
4. The top of an ice hill rode in Lapland, sled in hand.
5. The river in summer

Top 5 Companies in BMX

1. Deluxe, thanks for all the help.
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3. Darren Parker Tree surgery.
4. Mutiny
5. Primark Jeans

Top 5 Photographers
1. Ed Salter.com
2. Dolecki
3. Davros
4. Prettyshady Joe – hundred pics a minute
5. Stuloxley.com

Top 5 Places I want to visit

1. Northwest
2. Norwegian mountains
3. Scottish mountains to stand under a waterfall
4. Africa
5. Wherever to see blue whales

Top 5 People

1. My Wife, Jennifer Bess Douglas Mahon
2. Lightsinthewoods.
3. Chaz
4. Emily, Joanna, Jasmina the guinea pig, sweep.
5. Mother

BIKE CHECK
Frame:
Deluxe 2011 TECH2 frame, XL, 21”
Fork: Odyssey Race forks
Handlebar: Deluxe XXL bars
Stem: Deluxe F-Lite
Headset: Local’s
Grips: Deluxe Shovelhands
Seat: Deluxe Superlight
Seatclamp: Deluxe
Crank: Profile Race
Chainwheel: Deluxe F-Lite, 30 Tooth
Pedals: Deluxe F-Lite
Chain: Local’s
Bottom Bracket: Profile
Tyres: Odyssey Path Tan-wall
Wheels: Deluxe F-Lite hubs front and rear, Season Eclipse rims
Brakes: Odyssey Evo 2
Levers: Odyssey mono
What’s the oldest part? Wheels are 3+ years old
What’s the newest part? Deluxe XXL bars
What’s your favourite part? All of my bike I love. Top four – bars, grips, wheels, seat.

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