“Thanks to the homies and my lady for sponsoring the last few months of bmx. Love you all more than you know. It’s appreciated beyond the capabilities of your imagination. Woodward is awesome. VW life is the best thing since sliced bread. Traveling makes you think… specially when you can only go 40 uphill lol.” -Mat Olson @matuptobat
Long time friend and photographer Chip Riggs hit me up while we were doing his podcast Space Brothers about doing some photos on a regular basis. Truth be told my camera batteries are dead as I type this and they should never be. Still enjoy a great photo which is over looked these days with a quick 5 second or less video getting more attention. With that said we have got together a handful of times and this is the most recent pic on a dock near my ladies house which has an epic sunset always. Thanks Chip for the snap and lets continue more photos more often. @chaddegroot @chipriggs #decobmx
The last few months have been wild! Running a stunt team, filming for an edit, social media madness, knee problems, organizing a car show and Public bike rodeo… haha life is busy.
That being said, I’ll be hitting the road to go chill in the mountains with the Pusher BMX dudes followed by a weeks visit at Woodward Copper. Always pumped to spend some time in Coloradeco! This pic was taken a while back at one of my favorite Colorado bike parks. – Frisco Bike Park -Mat Olson @matuptobat
“I competed in two events. Rhur games & BMX world’s in Cologne Germany. I ended up getting 4th place in Rhur games just missing the podium And ended up in 7th At the worlds.
This year has been a world wind of traveling, competing, and training. I’m really stoked to be in these finals and I have a five-year plan mapped out to get me where I want. My goal is to hold my son on the top of these podiums In many countries around the world. I wanted to share this with you guys to let you know where The new motivation has came from. It’s from being a new dad. I’m very eager to show my son that anything is possible and I would hate for him to look back at old photos of me at the top. I’d rather him see me at the top himself. Anyway, I felt it was important to loop you guys in on all this.
My next Demos/Contest are listed below Along with some photos from the past two Competitions. “
-Red Bull show August 8th -10th Tijuana MX-Voodoo Jam August 17th New Orleans -Chengdu, China 3rd stop of FISE series November -Chengdu, China First ever UCI World Championship Flatland (Also November) -TA Terry Adams @terryadamsbmx