Fun little interview with the BMX website that has the coolest name. My thoughts looking back on the Olympics, why I'll always ride BMX, and opinions on the current state of the sport.
Arielle Martin Interview!
From the highs of World Cup wins to the Olympic misfortune of Beijing and the devastation of London, Arielle Martin has long been a c...onstant at the sharp end of Elite BMX. Mostly riding her bike the way a BMX should be, in the air, made her one of our favourites to watch, and let's face it, her career number is pretty cool too!
Now 'retired' from competitive racing but with a seat on the board of USA Cycling and big coaching plans, Arielle still has a lot of BMX in her future ... CLICK the LINK ... read the interview!
2017 @seaotterclassic is a wrap! 6th in slalom & 9th in DH. Im still trying to figure these big wheels out but I had more fun on my bike the last few days than I can remember. Good times catching up with my mates too. Big thanks to @ss801 for the opportunity, @phillip801 for wrenching, @realdrjrich for the head space, and my husband for staying home with the kid so I could come play. #srslyfun #longlivedualslalom 📷 by @george_gomes209 & @joshsawyerphotography
🇺🇸Chula SX 2011 🇺🇸Had a dream about this race last night, thought it made for an appropriate #TBT. When I look back on my BMX career this race is the one I am the most proud of. I had blown thumb ligament and separated AC joint in my shoulder and pressure was mounting for Olympic points. Thanks to a phenomenal team around me I was mentally and physically prepared to execute when the time came despite the injuries. There's nothing quite like the feeling of winning a Word Cup on home soil and days when I wake up dreaming about it are good days 😉. 🎥@bmxlivetv #gate8
Day 2 @usabmx NASX Pro mains @novanthealthbmx
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High fives✋🏻 and good times this weekend with my ladies. Heartfelt thanks to @stevediamondelements for capturing this moment for me because I don't have many of them with these chicks anymore 💜. So proud of my buddies and all my athletes for their performances this weekend. We will see you again soon Rock Hill, I've got a toddler to tuck in bed tonight. #brightkitsforthewin #srslyfun
My BMX wins don't come from crossing the finish line first at races anymore, my wins now are helping other kids achieve their goals and I love every second of it. So proud of @sforesta1 and @paytonridenour for smashing their goals today. I officially need a nap and some ibuprofen 👵🏻. Cheers to @novanthealthbmx for another amazing weekend! #SRSLYFUN
Podcasting with the good doctor. I used to think that my purpose in life was to use my gift on a bike to inspire people with the medals I won, now I think that purpose is to hopefully inspire people with my story of the medals I didn't win and why I believe I'm a better person through the lessons I learned and the choices I made when faced with adversity. Click the page below to listen, or if you're an iTunes podcast subscriber like I am check it out in the podcast ap under Gold Medal Mindset.
Sometimes, the world has different plans for us despite our plans. How do we keep the #BELIEF when we are at our most vulnerable? What does it take to work thro...ugh the pain? Find out how this Olympic Qualifying Champion Arielle Martin overcame the biggest upsets to triumph in #life. #GoldMedalMindset http://ow.ly/WmYj309oFZc
we keep the #BELIEF when we are at our most vulnerable? What does it...
I might be getting old but THIS feeling never gets old. Always a pleasure to ride @novanthealthbmx ! Great work today with my dude @mbonessi77 so proud of the progress he's made over the winter! #AMVacademy @gtbmxrace @devo_nutrition @tld_bike @oakleybike @crankbrothers @stealthhubs @boxbmx @alpinestars
This shredder drove 6hrs on Saturday to come train with me, she put in work for a solid 2hrs and then signed right up for the local race @hamptonbmxtrack before driving 6hrs home. I'm going to say she's NAG 1 not because of her natural talent, she owns that number because she's willing to take every opportunity she can to get better AND she's not too cool to race locals. Be like Payton. Payton is awesome. #supportyourlocaltrack
Looking forward to another awesome year with GT BMX Race ! Big thanks to this guy for continuing to support me and my pursuits on 2 wheels. I'll be flying the colors for both BMX and MTB this year and couldn't be more excited! #SRSLYFUN
BMX NEWS - Podcast with Steve Spencer on GT's 2017 BMX Racing program, as well as some "state of the sport" items - http://bmxurl.com/at136
First snaps of 2017 were a bit rusty and my leg speed was definitely hurting, but it felt good to get back on the little bike with #minimeAMV and crank a few off before the next storm hits. It's pretty handy to be able to pull this gate out wherever and whenever I want without worrying about the hassle of electricity or a compressor. DM me for info and a discount code to purchase if you are looking for a dialed portable gate to get your winter train on when the tracks are blown out. @redstartgram #bmxgate
On that #grandsprep 😜 ... unfortunately not for me though, just cracking some gates off with my boy @ericnag8 to put some pressure on him and fine tune before the big race. After we reviewed this gate and tweaked a few things he smoked me on the 1,2,3. One of the best ways to make real improvements is to watch yourself doing your craft and find those small margins to make gains. #amvacademy Hampton BMX Track
Virginia I love you! Massive effort overall by VA BMXers in support of #strengthfor91 Im told the combined effort of benefit races, auctions at Richmond BMX Hampton BMX Track @nova_bmx and my clinic, Virginia hit around $8500 in proceeds towards Sam's R2R account! Many people donated more than the "minimum" for the clinic. I'm constantly blown away by the southern hospitality and generosity of the VA BMX scene. Good humans! Shoutout to TO's @garycraigbmx & @bobby_powell for all they did this weekend. Also a massive thank you to clinic sponsors @boxbmx & @327_designs who gave custom plates to all the kids at my clinic as well as auction sponsors @gtbmxrace @crankbrothers @tld_bike @oakleybike & @kleanathlete among others who donated thousands of $$ worth of product for the cause. You all rock!