BY THE NUMBERS: Shad Johnson

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next, Portland's own Shad Johnson.

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By The Numbers: Jeff Zielinski

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We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!

Up next, is the tallest vegan BMX photographer I know, Ride BMX's Jeff Zielinski.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 5′s w/ Mark Mulville

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Taking it back to 2009… CLICK HERE to check out a top 5′s list with Mark Mulville.

Dreamline: Photogallery / Assorted Facts

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This official Dreamline video is really well done. Instead of jam packing it with everything that went down, you get some cool insight and stories from a bunch of people along with some choice riding footage. I know the video thumbnail could possibly make you overlook it, but don”t skip this one.

In addition, Justin Kosman came through with a bunch of extra riding/lifestyle photos he had from the event and below are some assorted facts (Thanks Luke Seile & Ilana Taub).

- Course Length: 1200 feet
- 1500 man hours for the build
- 20,000 tons of dirt
- 65,000 lbs of heavy machinery on-site
- Pitch of Mountain: 12%-15%
- Elevation of top of course: 9700 feet (highest signature series, higher elevation then Utah and Ultra Natural)
- Top speed of athletes: 38mph
- Biggest jump: 14 feet (transition to lip)
- Highest air (bottom of jump to athlete height): 29 feet
- Angelfire dirt is special because of it”s clay to dirt ratio, makes a perfect texture to build and sculpt when water is added
- It took four months to find this location and we looked at over 20 different Mountains

Click below for gallery.

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INTERVIEW: MIKE "ROOFTOP" ESCAMILLA

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It”s been a minute since we”ve had a nice big feature interview on the site, and I”m happy to change all that with this new piece on Mike Escamilla. Mike ( AKA Rooftop ) has had a powerful and interesting BMX presence for some time with plenty of video parts and photos to prove it. Never one to bite his tongue while simultaneously probably putting his foot in his mouth, it”s always interesting to hear what Mike has to say. His riding and history says the rest.

Click below to read the Rooftop interview.

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Disposed: Kink Trip

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The Kink dudes recently hit the road to gather footage for upcoming rider parts that are dropping later this year. Chad Osburn, James Steele, Aaron Smith, and Dan Coller have been working on projects since Squash It filming ended, so be on the lookout for those.

Matt Miller was on hand to shoot everything with a disposable, so shout out to him.

Click below.

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PREVIEW: 2014 Sunday Completes

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As in years past, Sunday has come through with a preview for their upcoming line of complete bikes.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Sunday site for more info.

Click below to eyeball them all.

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Jeff Brown @ Random

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Justin Kosman @ Random

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