Myself and Darryn Goodwin headed over to the Clark and Kent backyard playground tonight for a little session. Tyler Brown is in town staying there until Birmingham so we caught up with him to see what the latest is since his crash in practice at the weekend in Papendal.
So Tyler you took a crash this weekend in Papendal practice and spent the night in the hospital and missed the race…..tell us about that?
Ya I had a pretty good crash in Papendal. It was like my 2nd gate of practice and got the good ole practice cut off in the air over the first jump at the bottom of the hill. I was just trying to warm up and get the track dialed in. Next thing I knew I was getting cut off, and hitting the ground hard. I woke up in the medic tent where I couldn’t see and was surrounded with people speaking another language. I was taken to the hospital where I had to stay overnight for observation. Luckily everything checked out ok and now I’m just trying to get better for the Worlds!
So you’re still sore at the minute and resting up in the UK.. What’s your plan for the next week? Red Bull contest?
Ya exactly, I’m pretty beat up so right now it’s just all about getting better and able to get back on the bike. The Red Bull event is happening in London so I would be stoked to check that out, but main focus is getting healthy for the race. Hopefully I can see a local physio in the next day or so and try and speed up the healing process.
Does missing Papendal affect anything regarding the US trials for the Olympics and how does that work?
Ya for me missing Papendal was huge. I am on the bubble of making that trials race and really needed a good showing at Papendal or Worlds. Now I got hurt and missed one and I’m trying to rush a recovery for the other. So not exactly the ideal situation, but that’s alright. I like keeping things interesting and having a little pressure. It keeps it fun, so my goals is Worlds and then the trials race!
Is this your first time in the UK?
No I was here last year for the Olympic test event.
How are you loving our weather?
Haha not a fan of cold and rain, so far that is all I have seen. Waiting for the sunshine to come out.
You’re staying at the C&K residence at the minute, how did that hook up come about? I hung out with them a lot when they were at the OTC building the pump track. We always kinda kept in touch and it just worked out for me to stay here. Really stoked to be able to stay here, they are some good guys for having me here for a few weeks!
Well hopefully you get healed up in the next couple of days and
we see you out doing battle in Birmingham next weekend…
Thanks I’m doing my best to make sure that happens! Hopefully I get to ride this backyard track in the next few days too, it’s killing me looking at it and not being able to session it!
Of course! Always need to shoutout the Mom and family for the support, my girlfriend, friends/supporters back home, sponsors Crupi, Fly, Tioga, Sinz, Etnies, Nutrasumma, S&M. Bmx Talk for the interview, C&K for the place to stay, their Mom for the hospitality, and all the fans for always supporting me. THANKS!