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#26 2010-10-27 5:34pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Ron Wilkerson Injury Update

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2010-10-25

“At Cunningham Park there’s a steep roll in to a bowl with a giant vert wall and two cradles, and I hadn’t even been riding 15 minutes Thursday night when I hit that roll in at speed. When you hit a steep roll in at speed you have to bunnyhop a bit before it so you land on the steep going in, but I had bunnyhopped a tip too late, causing me to land too far down the roll in and throwing me over the bars.

I knocked the wind out of myself, and when I came back to breathing I had to get helped out of the bowl… After sitting in the office for a time, barely able to move, I realized that I’d better get checked out, so I drove myself to Stanford Hospital where they x-rayed me and CHECKED ME IN!!! Two days in the hospital and lots of pain drugs later I’m back in Santa Cruz still barely able to move… I’m doing okay, I guess, as longas I don’t try and move any, but basically just have to wait it out.  Continually grateful that I hadn’t collapsed my lungs or done any vertebrae damage… I’ve broken one or two ribs a few times before, and that’s gnarly and all, but FIVE RIBS? SUPER gnarly—basically the whole support of my body!  SERIOUS PAIN—but all I gotta say is that if I ever have to sneeze in the next couple weeks, I’ll be right back in the hospital…Ouch…† -Ron Wilkerson, 2hip
http://bmx.transworld.net/files/2010/10/ron-wilkerson-600x400.jpg

No video of the crash... so here he is ripping it up last year at his 43rd Birthday Jam....



also check out VitalBMX 2010 Interview
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#27 2010-10-28 1:16pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

I got this snapped at interbike:

http://i464.photobucket.com/albums/rr8/muphasta1/Interbike%20Sept%202010/DSC09510.jpg

I'll post up an auto'd poster later.


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#28 2010-10-28 2:01pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Cool Stem brindle, And cool picture muphasta.... cool

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#29 2010-10-28 9:34pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

mfs wrote:

That was an amazing contest!!

Yeah Dale it looks like it was pretty amazing! Looks like Windy was going for the Money Shot here!
Anything good up in those rafters? I love that you were wearing the Blaine Hockey Sweatshirt! Way to represent the ol Neighborhood!

Dale Matson (mfs) Inspecting the rafters - Love this shot!
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj79/bmx_brigade_86/osbmx_Dale011.jpg

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#30 2010-10-29 8:33am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

I had posted these last year some time but they seem to fit into this thread as well.

These are from the August 8th 1987 2-Hip KOV at Skysox Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Joe Johnson
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040101.jpg

Mike Dominguez
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040097-1.jpg

Dennis McCoy
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040102-1.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040103-1.jpg

Matt Hoffman (facing away)
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040098-1.jpg

Hugo Gonzalez
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040099-1.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040100-1.jpg

As already mentioned, we were way too far away from the ramp although it was still great.  I always thought it was cool how the sun cast an "H" shadow over the channel in these pics.

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040109.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040110.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040107-1.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040106-1.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040105-1.jpg
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t119/Hoot25/OLD%20SCHOOL%20PIX/P3040104-1.jpg

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#31 2010-10-29 9:17am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Flatlandfox, I went to a few of the Ron Wilkerson Freestyle Clinics as well including the one or ones at Westwood. I actually saw a lot of Haro shows at Westwood. They used to do them at a school down the street IIRC. Most of the Freestyle Clinic stuff happened behind the shop. I remember they had that quarterpipe with an abrupt transition and lots of vert. Some guy kept trying to do 540s under the coping but he stalled a little past 360 degrees. I remember so much about that place and how exciting the shop and scene was.

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#32 2010-10-29 10:06am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

I've posted this link before but... Riding with RonW and his buddy Kelly last year in a late-night "locals only" type session.  The indoor park was closed but allowed RonW to ride since he's a legend...and well, since I set it up a few of my friends and I stayed too-LOL

I have an 08 Lino which was their team bike

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30531098@N07/

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#33 2010-10-31 1:59pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

cool

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#34 2010-11-03 6:40pm

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#35 2010-11-03 6:59pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

11 foot airs at 43 years old!   Sick as hell!   cool

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#36 2010-11-03 7:07pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/bmxghostrider/BMX%20FUN%20PICS/PNWshow096.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/bmxghostrider/BMX%20FUN%20PICS/2009BikeShow027.jpg
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/bmxghostrider/BMX%20FUN%20PICS/Haroshow129.jpg

NW BMX bike show 2009 with tribute to BMX legend Ron WilkersonVideo: http://vimeo.com/6169693

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#37 2010-11-03 7:12pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Someone please add the Wilkerson Airlines (WAL) info to this....


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#38 2010-11-04 11:35am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Immortis wrote:

Someone please add the Wilkerson Airlines (WAL) info to this....

Some very cool info and pictures. I am looking for some WAL info now, and will post the info if I find any..

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#39 2010-11-04 11:49am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

cool love the info and pic's!


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#40 2010-11-04 7:01pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

ron just rules, the nyc mts in 1991 was held in august 29, the 1990 mts in manhattan was around the 26th of august.

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#41 2010-11-04 8:18pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

cool

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#42 2010-11-04 8:27pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

95 catalog on the left, 96 catalog on the right
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh166/adamdawson/SDC11053.jpg

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#43 2010-11-05 4:48am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Sweet video and happy b-day Ron. Hope the ribs heal so you can get back out again.

Thanks for all the shows in Minnesota!cool

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#44 2010-11-09 12:48pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

poster from 2000 and a few pages from the 99 product booklet

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v241/thatbmxguy/DSC00167.jpg


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#45 2010-11-09 8:08pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/bmxghostrider/BMX%20FUN%20PICS/pic038.jpg

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa42/bmxghostrider/BMX%20FUN%20PICS/awards050.jpg

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#46 2010-11-13 4:46pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Cool pictures. The All Red 2 hip looks pretty sweet...

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#47 2010-11-13 10:38pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

In '86 I took a photography class and BMX accounted for about 1/2 my subjects.  I shot these at the Pipeline skatepark in Upland, CA.  This is Rob Artigo who I believe was an early 2-Hip team member.

I used this photo for the assignment on motion blur.
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/Old_Photos/Rob_Artigo_2Hip_01.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/Old_Photos/Rob_Artigo_2Hip_02.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/Old_Photos/Rob_Artigo_2Hip_03.jpg

This shot was an attempt at artsy-fartsy coloring with felt-tipped pens.
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/Old_Photos/Rob_Artigo_2Hip_04.jpg

A 2nd cool tidbit is that I rode the Bust ramp in Mike D's back yard a couple of times as well as the ramp he had at his mom's house near City of Industry (on top of a hill).  I never heard the name Bust until now but would guess that it was named due to the neighbors always calling the cops on the sessions in his back yard.  We never got hassled but I heard they hated him! lol

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#48 2010-11-14 12:01am

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

wow this thread is awesome!  i didn't know ron wilkerson lived up in Novato....so much interesting informaton and cool ass videos...thanks for sharing this! cool


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#49 2010-11-14 3:38pm

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Re: 2 Hip was started by Ron Wilkerson and Rich Avella in 1983..

Some pic.s of Ron wilkerson in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada in the early 90's....enjoy!!!
http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0033.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0032.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0031.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0030.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0027.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0026.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0017.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0016.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0017.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0015.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0014.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0013.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0011.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0010.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0008.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0005.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0003.jpghttp://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad196/willy73/IMG_0002.jpg

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