Shane Badman checks in…
Shane Badman has been a busy man… read on below on what he has been up too…
It’s been a pretty hectic past few months from me. First up I spent 17 days in Japan taking it all in. I’ve never heard anyone saying a bad thing about going & after spending a little time there I can totally see why – Japan rules!! Anyone who’s into BMX needs to get across, so much stuff to ride & the riders there are awesome!
After Japan I came back to Australia for a couple days, basically enough time to sort my bike & clothes, then get on another flight to London with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur.
I’d made some plans to spend time with my good friends there including Shintaro Misawa who also rides for Newcircle with me & Mat Dagu who rides for Colony in Malaysia. So after picking me up we all headed to the riding spot where there were about a dozen riders all sessioning really hard. It was about 10pm at night & after not sleeping for 2 days I crashed out by accident – oops haha!!
So after spending a day with everyone in KL, they were kind enough to take me back to the airport where I hopped the plane for London.
London was basically me spending a bit of time riding at the work famous The Green Mile spot at West Norwood in South London. If you ride flatland, this spot is basically one of the best in the world & the crew that rides here are dope!!
My plan was to spend the next couple weeks here riding & hanging out with everyone. But this is the UK in November & with all the rain that was had not as much riding got done but it was still an awesome time for sure.
After leaving London I had another stopover in Kuala Lumpur where the guys met me at the airport again. This time I had been sleeping so I was proper down to ride haha! They got me at 9pm & after stopping off for some food we got to the riding spot just after midnight. As always a tonne of riders were throwing down & it was 6am before we closed the session & all headed home. Damn.
So back in Australia about to enjoy a summer full of riding. Will be going to Melbourne in the beginning of December for shows & then Beijing, China for more shows on their National TV station & talking about the 2 Guinness World Records I broke earlier this year.
And super stoked on the Colony Apprentice complete flatland bike coming out. I heard those cool cats over at Newcircle are getting a stack in so if you’re down with the Ground Work you need to head over there & get yours already!!
Keep an eye for more updates from the road….
Yo yo !!