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Sorry for the downtime. Server issues….. yadda, yadda, yadda.

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On This Date Last Year…

We premiered the Odyssey Palm Springs trip edit.

ODSY VISION: Aitken & Dugan

Mike Aitken and Tom Dugan in a Trans Am. Riding bikes. Filmed & edited by Joe Rich.

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Mike Aitken / Incus Brand

Mike reached out to me regarding a new brand he is supporting, called Incus. Check the video above and read what Mike has to say below.

Incus isn’t just another brand….but a blank canvas that lets it’s artists be portrayed in his surroundings & which way he/she chooses…. With that being said we welcome you to our adventure. Incus believes it’s the choice of the artist what he/ she would like to create….have that be Apparel, clothing, or the jewelry that suites his/her taste & personality.

-Mike Aitken / Incus artist

Jeff Brown @ Random

Jeff Brown sent over a rad photo of Mike Aitken, check it out!

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Print Ad: Fit Bikes

Fit sent through the latest print ad featuring Mike Aitken from the current Ride. Shot by Jay Eichhorst.

Click below to check the whole thing out.

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Aitken on Ride BMX

Mike Aitken has a cool interview up on Ride BMX where he touches on a bunch of topics.

Peep that HERE.

We were lucky enough to have lunch with the Aitken clan yesterday and got to hear some funny stories about his recovery. Everyone was in good spirits and Mike is stoked to be riding, which is all you can ask for.

Photo: Aitken in Action

Skier J just posted a photo of Aitken in action over on From Over Here. This is awesome! Go there for a bigger version.

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AITKEN’S NEW BIKE

Mike Aitken has pieced together a new bike in between physical therapy and other duties. Hit up the Fit site for more pics.

Animal Auction for Aitken

Animal is putting up two of their sample hats that never made it to production to help out Mike Aitken and his family. The samples look pretty sick and it’s so rad to see BMX come together to help, with all the dontations, jams, and auctions, it really shows how much people care!

Check out the auctions here and here.

AITKEN UPDATE

More promising news on MikeAitken.com (11.5.08).

Skier J pic.

Shoe Auction

There’s only a few hours left on our Auction to help Mike Aitken.

Click here to make your bid!

UTAH

I just got back from Utah, where Jim Bauer and I went to hit up the Mike Aitken Tanner jam to help support the cause.

The 50/50 crew and Tanner locals did an unreal job putting on the jam, and decorating the trails with pumpkins and Halloween stuff. I can only imagine how long it took to lug all those pumpkins down to where the trails are. Good job guys!!! Riders showed up and shredded in costumes too. Check out Skier J’s Flickr page for a few pics. 

All in all, over $5,200 was raised to help Mike, which ain’t bad at all. A bunch of good stuff got raffled off, and a lot of people left happy. After riding, Jim and I were able to pay Mike a quick visit, where we received some promising news from his family, which you can read about on the Mike Aitken site. He was resting at the time, but everyone was pretty positive after the progress of the day.

If you are able to donate and help Mike, please visit the 50/50 site.

Defgrip X DVS shoe Auction for Mike Aitken

Over the passed few months, I had been working on a little shoe project with DVS. We initially started working on concepts using DVS’s Carson shoe (a nice standard shape with a vulcanized sole, but have decided to move to a different model). In the design process I received two sample from DVS, and we will be auctioning one of them off to help raise money for Mike Aitken and his family.

The shoe is a one-off sample, so it’s a size 9. Check out the auction here. The shoe is starting at $40, so get your bid on and help a fellow BMXer!

Click here for the auction and check out a bunch of photos of the shoe after the jump.

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