I decided to have a nibble around google video and the internet in general looking for old BMX sections to watch. I’ll perhaps do this once a month, and always end up at Lou Rajsich’s section from Blueprint. This was released in 2001 and was a huge hit. Mainly because it was a solid video with amazing sections throughout, but perhaps more because of Lou’s section, and in particular his ender.
When I first witnessed Lou’s last clip, I remember distinctively saying “he’s going to die” while on his long, fast run up. Of course he didn’t, he actually pulled one of the craziest things I’d seen done on a BMX bike, at least since Jimmy Levan’s Austin church gap in Road Fools One (I’ll save that beast for another day). To my knowledge I believe he broke a wrist or two but can’t quite remember, I’m sure Shad Johnson will fill me in later as he filmed/editied the legendary VHS.
It’s Friday, you have a weekend of riding ahead of you and what better way to start it than watching one of the most iconic dudes in BMX history. Where is he now, I seriously couldn’t tell you. But I know for a fact whatever he’s doing, Lou Rajsich is going to be the best at it. Enjoy…