If you’re anything like me, you’re probably starting your Christmas shopping right about now…and freaking out.
Unfortunately, it seems to happen to me every year.
Now, if you’re buying something for a fellow rider, want a few suggestions for your family…or maybe you’ve come in to some early holiday cash (yeah!), I’ve got a couple suggestions for you.
(Of course, because it’s so late in the game I suggest opting for the expedited shipping if you’re hoping to get them in time for Christmas.)
Ride of my life by Mat Hoffman with Mark Lewman.
A classic. Mat Hoffman, the Stuntman’s Stuntman needs no introduction. And Mark Lewman, one of the OG players from Freestylin’ magazine’s “Master Cluster”, makes sure the words flow. Can’t go wrong with this book…multiple eras of freestyle and non-stop radness and hijinks. Wish I could find my copy. Maybe I’ll buy another.
Ray’s: The Inspirational Story of the World’s First Mountain Bike Park by Johnathon Allen and Ray Petro
Ray Petro’s story of turning his life of alcohol and drug abuse around to go on to build the world’s first indoor mountain bike park in Cleveland is inspiring, reads like a movie, and will make you even more stoked about one of my favorite places to ride. Definitely worth checking out.
Rad Rides: The Best BMX Bikes of All Time by Gavin Lucas and Stuart Robinson.
Get all bike-nerdy over the holidays…This book covers multiple eras and includes details on both the bikes and the collectors. Fun to flip through and check out all the cool builds.
Edwin grips by Animal. Probably my favorite grip. Super comfortable. Get some.
Upgrade your look already. New year, new threads.