Here it is! The first installment of web-banter from Wideopenmag pro-pinner and pro-teabagger Rich Thomas!
“Well so it’s all out in the open, the big news, I’ll be riding alongside Jay Williamson for the 2012 Wideopenmag factory race team!
The team has some great sponsors for the season, we’ll be riding the new Nukeproof Scalp bike built with Nukeproof components, Continental tyres, Unior tools, Fox Clothing and Protection, Fiveten, Fenwicks, RoostDH and Action Cameras. This is such a rad line up of sponsors and is down to the great powers of the fat bearded one aka Jamie Edwards!!
I’m really looking forward to racing the year after an average 2011, I got to taste success in 2010 and I’m hungry for it now, I’ve been working hard thanks to mxfitness and Alan Milway and now I’m ready to hang out with my wang out!
The season hasn’t even started yet but we’re already flat out – we had our team launch in Spain with the guys at RoostDH a week ago and this weekend we’re off to Tavistock to meet up with mechanic Chaz Curry and the Wideopenmag 4X team for a big team get together. We’ll be racing our first race of the year at the Woodland Rider’s Winter Series race on Sunday. After that – the next big thing for me is World Cup round 1 in South Africa!I’m booking my flight this week and will be heading out there on the 12th March.
Check the helmet cam out above – it’s from Spain on the new set up riding some serious dust…! More on that next blog – for now here’s me getting some shady practice in for the BDS at Combe Sydenham. I filmed this on my DriftHD camera from Action Cameras!
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