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BMXTALK RACE TEAM 2014 , CHECK OUT WHO’S ON IT !!!

So this has been in the pipeline for a while now and it has all finally come together after a lot of hard work from Gunner and a few others.

I can now proudly present the 2014 BMXTalk team , there is a good mix of riders involved and I think that there will be a lot of good results from these guys , and Barnard will probably do alright if he can get his head around gating haha, (soz mate x)

Thanks to ALL the BMX Talk team supporters – HARO, CLIQ, PROFILE, HALO, KENDA, ODI, B73 TEES, BIG DADDY PLATES, TROY LEE DESIGNS

Have a read through and let us know what you think of the team , see you all trackside in 2014 .

Lets get the BMXTalk team right up those team rankings!!!!!
Good luck guys.

CONNOR SWAIN

Name – Connor Swain.

Age – 18.

Years racing – 8.

2013 ranking – No.13.

Favourite track – Manchester indoor.

Clips or flats – Flats for riding, Clips for racing.

What are your goals/ambitions in BMX racing – to be on top and try as hard as I can in every race. Keep racing and hopefully ride Elite next year.

Jump or manual – Jump!

Who do you not want next to you on the gate – I’m up for any sort of challenge so I don’t let anything on the gate phase me. Focusing on the race is more important.

What gearing do you run – 43-16.

Lights or beeps – I react to both. Any sort of noise or flash makes me react! To get the quickest gate possible.

Jeans or race pants – Jeans for casual riding, race pants for racing.

Who is your favourite all time rider – I have a few. Kris Fox is one of my main idols, with his racing, trails riding and crazy motowhips!

Do you have any superstitions/rituals you have to do before a race – Before every race I pat down my arms and legs loads to sharpen up the nerve endings for a quicker reaction on the gate .

What do you like to eat the night before a big race – I like to eat things such as tuna pasta before big races as it is high in carbs and protein, which is a good thing to eat the night before a race.

Who would you love to put over a berm – To be honest theres no specific people. If theres an opportunity ill take it no matter what! Being nick named ‘the berm worm’ at nationals in the 2013 season I’m expected to make a few cheeky moves. My favourite being in the quarter final at manchester outdoor from 5th to 4th making it one of my all time favourite moves!

Describe the new BMXTALKTEAM in 3 words – RAD, Awesome, and a great opportunity!

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GUNNER

Name – Ian Gunner

Age – 39

Years racing – 1982 to 1986 and 2001 to 2006 then a nibble last year to present day = 10ish

2013 ranking – 22

Favourite track – The original Cheddar or Trets in France

Clips or flats – Flats

What are your goals/ambitions in BMX racing – To put in good clean consistent laps, and have fun doing so.

Jump or manual – Jump

Who do you not want next to you on the gate – In the past; Kev Blackman

What gearing do you run – 38/14

Lights or beeps – Beeps

Jeans or race pants – Jeans [but the new BMX Talk Troy Lee Designs ones look sweet]

Who is your favourite all time rider – Either Tom Lynch, Toby Forte, Scott Edgworth or Brian Foster.

Do you have any superstitions/rituals you have to do before a race – Remembering to concentrate would be a good start.

What do you like to eat the night before a big race – I’m always partial to the odd Nandos [no chips!]

Who would you love to put over a berm – Scott Edgworth as it would mean I was close enough to do it… which would be a feat in itself!

Describe the new BMXTALKTEAM in 3 words – Lets do this!

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THE BARN

Name- Matt Barnard.

Age- 36?

Years racing-30 years in 2014

2013 ranking-Rank 7

Fav Track- cheddar/Burnham

Clips or flats-Clips

What are your goals/ambitions in BMX racing -Keep going as long as I can.

Jump or manual -Send it

Who do you not want next to you on the gate- Dave godfrey(he makes me twitch)

What gearing do you run-36-13

Lights or beeps- Beeps

Jeans or race pants- Both.

Who is your favourite all time rider-Neal wood.

Do you have any superstitions/rituals you have to do before a race – Make the first moto a good one.

What do you like to eat the night before a big race – Medium steak.

Who would you love to put over a berm – Anyone in 4th in a semi.

Describe the new BMXTALKTEAM in 3 words – We’ll be there.
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ZOLTAN BUDAY

Name – Zoltan Buday

Age – 37

Years racing – 25

2013 ranking – 4th British Series, Masters British Champion

Favourite track – Perry Park, Birmingham

Clips or flats – Clips

What are your goals/ambitions in BMX racing – To be in the final at the Euros and Worlds

Jump or manual – Manual

Who do you not want next to you on the gate – Carlos Vasquez.

What gearing do you run – 44-16

Lights or beeps – Beeps

Jeans or race pants – Race pants

Who is your favourite all time rider – Thomas Allier

Do you have any superstitions/rituals you have to do before a race – Same warm up and cleaning the bike/helmet

What do you like to eat the night before a big race – Pasta

Who would you love to put over a berm – Dorus Brink (Holland)

Describe the new BMXTALKTEAM in 3 words – Family, friends, BMX (strongbow)

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HARLEY TAYLOR

Name – Harley Taylor

Age – 14

Years racing – 9

2013 ranking – I got second in the 2013 National Series.

Favourite track – My favourite track has to be Cheddar.

Clips or flats – Flats all the way.

What are your goals/ambitions in BMX racing – My ambitions for BMX has to be to make the Olympics final.

Jump or manual – Personally I prefer to jump.

Who do you not want next to you on the gate – Anyone who has got a better first straight than me.

What gearing do you run – Depends what track but normally a 42-16

Lights or beeps – I used to look at the lights as the lights are more reliable than the beeps so now always the lights.

Jeans or race pants – Race pants at the track but shorts at the trails or skate park.

Who is your favourite all time rider – Has to Bubba Harris.

Do you have any superstitions/rituals you have to do before a race – No not really but when im on the gate I always shake my head, its a bit of a habit.

What do you like to eat the night before a big race – To be honest im not really too fussy on what I eat before a race, as long as it edible.

Who would you love to put over a berm – Anyone that is in my way and has left a gap.

Describe the new BMXTALKTEAM in 3 words – sweet, ride, BMX .

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So there you are , this is the new BMXTalk team for 2014 , good luck guys and if you don’t win then you’re getting dropped haha , especially you Barnard !!!! x

Big thanks to everyone that has helped out – HAROCLIQPROFILEHALOKENDAODIB73 TEESBIG DADDY PLATESTROY LEE DESIGNS

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