In 1999 Mat Hoffman endured an experimental synthetic ACL replacement surgery with no anesthesia. He stayed awake while doctors drilled through six inches of bone. Story told by Mat Hoffman and illustrated by Taj Mihelich.
FUCK YEAH! New Albion features interview AND cover art by my old landlord Taj Mihelich. Didn’t know the cover was happening, great surprise.
Here’s what else you can find in the issue:
Editorial: This Too Will Pass
Departure: Jason Phelan and his homage to Mike Escamilla
How To: Steal A Bike
Freecoasters: Progress or fleeting fad?
Colts – Dale Armstrong
Colts – Troy Merkle
Holding The Room – Alex ‘Fathead’ Barton-Holmes
Snakes & Ladders – Shawn Mcintosh
Taj Mihelich – “You can’t win BMX”
The Rise & Fall of BACO
The 100th Monkey
The Albion is available for FREE in all good BMX shops in the UK, and available outside the UK by subscription.
Click below to check out a bunch of photos from the trip along with an intro & captions from Taj.
Hit up ESPN for additional photos too.
Go to BMXwonderland.com for more videos.
Click below to check out Taj’s part from Electronical. The first half was filmed at this school.