A few weeks ago my friend Jimmy Hill had a gnarly get off, as you can see in the photo. A Go Fund Me account was started for him to help cover his medical bills. If you are in a position to help, please do… Every little bit helps! Just click on the link below to do so.
Since this week marks the 18th Winter X-Games, I figured I’d go with the Winter X theme. The B/W photo is Brian practicing the trick that would earn him the Gold medal, color photo. Other Mulisha riders that competed in this same event were Justin Homan, Ox, Twitch, and Dane Kinnaird” Location: Aspen, CO Photos: #cappasnap, Garth Milan
The reason I chose this photo was to show where many Southern California riders came through on their way up! Once a month at Costa Mesa Speedway, they would hold a “halftime” show with a ramp to landing in the center of the Speedway oval. Riders like Todd Potter, Derek Garland, Ryan Hagy, Taylor Sterner, and even the legendary Ox!
This venue was also home to many other events including 2 years of the Maloof Money Cup, Many legendary Speedway Races, and 2 of the most iconic FMX events ever, the LXD Freeride Motocross Championships in 1998 and 1999.
Here are some more #cappasnap photos from one of the Costa Mesa Speedway halftime shows…
When people see this photo, they don’t realize that it truly was the rebirth of distance jumping… Even though this was a practice run and he ate serious shit. The tailwind grabbed him and carried him well past the landing to flat, 245’3″ to be exact. He was left with multiple broken bones including a busted forehead (which was gnarly to say the least)! Amazingly, he was back riding in 6 weeks. In the years following riders like Trigger Gumm, Larry Linkogle, Robbie Maddison, and Ryan Capes have all followed Seth’s lead earning official Guinness Book records! Even underground riders like Jason Bird are going over 300 feet without setting ‘ official’ world records. Location: Apple Valley, CA – Cinqmars Residence Date: 12/22/99 Photo: #cappasnapIn