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?
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?
Top 5 Trails Riders Of All Time
4. Darin Read
Top 5 Trails Spots I’ve Ridden
5. Wisley, when I rode it around four years ago.
Top 5 Countries
4. Scotland – Edinburgh
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
3. Run Fat Boy Run
4. Dumb & Dumber
5. Monsters Inc
Top 5 BMX videos
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
2. Chavychazandchums.blogspot.com / Hereforkicks, both wild.
Top 5 Magazines
1. I don’t read magazines much.
2. My first was Ride with the Chris Doyle three table ages ago.
Top 5 Places
1. The woods
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.
2- 3. Darren Parker Tree surgery.
5. Primark Jeans
Top 5 Photographers
1. Ed Salter.com
4. Prettyshady Joe – hundred pics a minute
Top 5 Places I want to visit
2. Norwegian mountains
3. Scottish mountains to stand under a waterfall
5. Wherever to see blue whales
Top 5 People
1. My Wife, Jennifer Bess Douglas Mahon
4. Emily, Joanna, Jasmina the guinea pig, sweep.
Frame: Deluxe 2011 TECH2 frame, XL, 21”
Fork: Odyssey Race forks
Handlebar: Deluxe XXL bars
Stem: Deluxe F-Lite
Grips: Deluxe Shovelhands
Seat: Deluxe Superlight
Crank: Profile Race
Chainwheel: Deluxe F-Lite, 30 Tooth
Pedals: Deluxe F-Lite
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.