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Lochlainn O’Leary BMX Interview


Lochlainn O’Leary BMX Rider Interview with BMX GromsAge: 13 Where do you live? Campbell River B.C.

What’s the riding scene like there? Pretty good actually. In the small town I live in we have a decent park to ride and Vancouver Island has some jams every year. There is also a yearly contest series in Vancouver, which is about 5 hours away.

What size bike do you ride? 19.8

What size of BMX did you start riding on? 18

How old were you when you started riding and what got you into BMX? Before BMX riding I remember ripping around our skatepark on my little mountain bike and dropping in our bowl when I was 5. When I was about 7, I was out with my dad and we stopped in a local bike shop. We didn’t even plan on it, but I remember coming home with a 18 inch Haro, just stoked on life. I started going to the skatepark to ride every chance I would get (which means when it wasn’t raining!). Luckily I live 5 minutes from the park.

How much time do you spend riding? Weather permitted about 6 hours every day, and I try to get more in whenever I can!

Do you do anything to get stoked to ride? Throw in Markit or Deadline, do some stretches but after 12:00 I’m raring to go.

Lochlainn O’Leary Quote

Funnest times riding? There’s lots to pick from! Riding at Woodward was probably one of my favorite. Meeting the colony team, I thought pros would be like athletes and stuff. Everyone’s friends with everyone like Ryan Guetler? Hes definately someone I look up to after that experience. Also something like Alex Hiam messaging me about remembering me from woodward and stuff, after my edit dropped? That stuff doesn’t happen in soccer.

Lochlainn O’Leary BMX Lookback Air

Lochlainn O’Leary tweaking a lookback air out of a bowl.

You obviously ride a lot of street. What do you like about street riding? Well there’s not too much street around me but I like the style, how chill and casual it looks, it’s pretty good feeling too , it looks so dope and freedom! But I love sessioning parks too!

Do you have any BMX goals for this summer? Hit up another recon tour, Woodward west for sure and film and progress and just have a fun summer honestly.

What is your ultimate BMX goal? Well get to somewhere warm probably, California or Austin, Travel a lot for sure, and maybe pick up a couple sponsors and live my dream, but most of all I want to have fun with it haha

How do you get over the metal barrier or fear of trying a new trick? Work my way up or I just tell myself I’ll be more mad if I don’t try it then if I send it and eat it haha

How do you chill after a good session? Hangout with some friends, mess around my trampoline or just go home and surf the web.

If you could ride with any pro for a day which one would you choose? Most likely Dennis Enarson or Garrett Reynolds, because they’re straight up legends but I don’t even know, haha, they all look like cool human beings and there all mind blowing.

Worst injury? First time and only time at Woodward. High jump competition. Crashed from 10 feet & did scorpion to flat on my head. I got bad concussion and was flown out to a hospital in Bakersfield. I couldn’t ride for 2 weeks!!

What is your best BMX memory? In the past year my favorite memory would be a trip i took to Oregon, to Ride in recon tour. I was really stoked because my buddy’s Nathan and Adam, who absolutely shred, were down there too. I met up with them at Tigard skate park and had good session. The next day I ended up winning recon 12 & under, and Adam took pro first place!!

Do you have any advice for kids your age or younger who are just starting with BMX? HAVE FUN!!! Haha it’s an amazing sport and hobby and lifestyle don’t take yourself too seriously and don’t get into the shady side of it!

Anything else you’d like to share? Nothing really, just thanks to my parents for being amazing and supporting me to go ride small bikes instead of doing soccer and football and everything you do for me. All my friends and whoever’s picked up and camera and got some footy of me or took a photo!

What do you think of BMX Groms? It’s dope place for younger riders to share their riding and to check others out love the support for the next gen of shredders!

Lochlainn O'leary icepick grind down a hand rail.

Icepick grind down a hand rail. Lochlainn is not even close to average.

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Lewis Cunningham BMX Street Edit – 11 Year Old


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Dorian Giordano Spring 2014 BMX Edit


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Watch Max Carley take on Prevail Skatepark in this short, sweet edit.

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