This was 13 years ago, and watching it now makes me realize how lucky I was to grow up amid such a vibrant, eclectic and progressive BMX scene. Watching some of the street lines in here (from Ralph Sinisi, Joe Tiseo, Bob Scerbo and George Dossantos) leads me to believe that a lot of what was happening in New Jersey at the time paved the way for modern street riding. I’m not patting myself or New Jersey on the back or anything, but you can’t deny the influence that the riders (and possibly, the above video section) had on the direction of BMX.
Also, I miss the random phone calls and meet-ups from Joe Tiseo. That still hurts.