Sam Reynolds

A few days after I asked Sam Reynolds about his Firsts and goals of 2012 he set off to Austria and won Whitestyle.

While he has an expansive contest winning trick bag, he seems happiest flowing sideways all day long over a large set of trails.

Sam began his pro riding career in 2010, and left long-term sponsor DMR at the end of 2011 to ride for Asian bicycle manufacture giant Polygon.

I’m sure this is just the start of a series of top results for Sam this year. Who knows, we could even see a British rider win the 2012 FMB World Tour. Watch this space.

Age: 20

Living in: Hampshire, England

Years riding: 6

Sponsors: Polygon Bikes, Monster Energy, Fox clothing, SRAM, Rockshox, Truvativ, Avid

Style or tricks? Gotta have both to be cool!

Music: Radio 1

Favourite riding spot: Peynier trails, France

Favourite rider(s): Grant Fielder, Sam Pilgrim, Yannick, Andreu

Favourite quote/advice/motto: If its not fun don’t do it!

Interesting fact about yourself/the world: Massage often means hookers in Indonesia, so make sure the hotel receptionist knows what you want before you order!

2011 highlight(s): 2nd Whitestyle, 6th Vienna Air king, 1st Balaton bike fest, 2nd Barcelona Happy ride, 4th District Ride.


Ride (date): 1/1/12

Ride (spot): Lymington

People you rode with: Blake Samson, Chopper

Trick: All of them!

Case: Nah but Chopper cased his first jump of 2012 and died over the bars

Overshoot/flat-landing: Yep loads

Slam: Under-rotated a doubleflip and died

Injury/wound: Hurt my ribs on the above

Bike fail/break: No way

New trick/line: No new tricks so far this year, just getting good at old ones

Thing that scared you: Doubleflip crash

Funny moment: Chopper crashing

Best edit you’ve seen this year: How to whip with Olly Wilkins

Why don’t you ride a BMX? BMX isn't versatile enough. With a MTB you can go everywhere!

Plans/goals for 2012: Do well at contests

Follow Sam on Twitter @samreynolds26

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