Photo Sean Newton

Name: Theodore Barrett Van Orman
Age: 29 this year
Hometown: Rochester, MI – Denver, Colorado
Local Trails: Morrison/Wilson Woods
Years Riding: 17
Years Diggin’: 16
Job: Life?, Photography, DirtWork
Ambition: Stay true to my family, friends and values. Keeping my internal fire burning!

Last But Not Least…

1: What was the last thing you did today before answering this lot?
Hanging out with my girlfriend Kelly.

2: Where did you ride your bike last?
Wilson Woods

3: What was the last new trick you learnt?
Just flowing – jumping higher / farther

4: When did you last build up a new bike?
This new Sacre Bleu the other day

5: What was the last album you bought?
Chuck Ragan, Covering Ground

6: What was the last book you read?
Minority Report, HL Mencken

7: What was the last BMX video you watched?
Red Bull Ride and Seek, Youtube

8: What was the last city you visited?
Seattle, WA, to visit my Brother

9: When, and where, were you last genuinely lost on your travels?
2008, Cambodia

10: What was your last meal?
Tuna fish salad on jalapeno cheese bread, with carrots and humus on the side

11: What was the last great gadget or invention that you saw or bought?
2x converter for my telephoto lens

12: When was the last time you scared yourself?
Driving I-70 into the mountains in white out conditions

13: Where is the last place on earth you want to visit?
I think it is all worth seeing…

Photo Sean Newton


Top 5 Trails Riders Of All Time
1. Anyone
2. who
3. builds
4. a
5. spot

Top 5 Trails Spots I’ve Ridden
1. 248
2. Pipe Dreams
3. K-ZOO
4. Morrison
5. Wilson Woods

Top 5 Countries
1. USA
2. Canada
3. France
4. Nicaragua
5. Thailand

Top 5 Books
1. Kon Tiki
2. Minority Report, HL Mencken
3. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
4. The Devil’s Dictionary
5. Leaves of Grass

Top 5 Films
1. Forest Gump
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Last of the Mohicans
5. Mad Max Road Warrior

Top 5 BMX videos
1. Yellow
2. Fire in the Hole
3. 7-18
4. Day is Over
5. Time will Tell
These are all the BMX videos my little brother Elliot has made starting around 1996. First three are VHS and the first two were filmed and edited with 8mm tapes. When I look back, these have been a huge motivator!

Top 5 Websites
1. Betherain.com
2. tbvophoto.com
3. egvoproductions.blogspot.com
4. hanginkeen.blogspot.com
5. Google

Top 5 Magazines
1. Smithsonian
2. National Geographic
3. Soul
4. Ride
5. B&W

Top 5 Places
1. My Desk
2. On the water
3. In the mountains
4. In the woods
5. At the trails – in the air

Top 5 Companies in BMX
1. Life?
2. Livin’ Proof Kustoms
3. Deluxe
4. S&M
5. Odyssey

Top 5 Photographers
1. Edward S. Curtis
2. Brian Gaberman
3. Seth Holton
4. Chris Hallman
5. Fred Mortagne

Top 5 Places I want to visit
1. Brazil
2. China
3. Argentina
4. Tazmania
5. New Zealand

Top 5 People
1. I
2. usually
3. don’t
4. play
5. favorites

Frame: 21.5″ Deluxe Sacre Beau
Fork: Fit Blade
Handlebar: Deluxe XXL
Stem: Life? Free Flyer
Headset: FSA
Grips: Deluxe
Seat: Deluxe
Seatpost: Deluxe
Seatclamp: Deluxe
Crank: Profile 180mm
Chainwheel: Life? Everything Goes In Circles
Pedals: Deluxe
Chain: Shadow
Bottom Bracket: Profile
Tyres: Odyssey Aitken
Wheels: Profile Hubs
Brakes: Stock
Levers: Odyssey
Weight: I don’t have a scale
Any modifications? NO
What’s the oldest part? Sprocket
What’s the newest part? All the Deluxe goods!
What’s your favourite part? Stem / Sprocket


In the bonus of Deluxe Part Deux DVD
Also featuring.. Adam Baker, Pat Sabo, Ryan Tague and Billy “the rain” Graham

Made at the end of January 2012
Filmed on an HD Panasonic AG-HPX170
Edited and Color Corrected on Final Cut Pro 7.0
Life? BMX: betherain.com
Video made by Elliot Van Orman Productions:

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