Above: Signature trousers, signature trick. Lima boosting a skinny Q at Thame.
Words and photos by Robin Pearson
I can’t remember exactly when I met Lima. One thing I do know for sure is that the first time we went out to shoot a photo, it was a bitterly cold winter’s day and he got hurt. Not a great day, but weirdly memorable!
Since knowing Lima I’ve become more and more of a fan of his bike riding. He rides how many dream to ride – with incredible control, precision and style… and height. Always height! Common qualities you’ll notice in these photos are that they’re all boosted and super tweaked. That’s what you get with Lima.
Around a year ago, Lima showed up in London for a day and we rode Frontside Gardens with a good little crew. That’s when we shot the first photo for this feature (of him going to the moon over the spine there) and decided that we would work on it until we had enough photos. Sporadic riding sessions since then have produced what you see here now.
Lima’s been very busy this last year… If you’re a BMX rider with a smartphone then chances are he’s in some way changed your life recently. Read on to find out how.