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Challenger 2021 Back Issues


Missed subscribing to Challenger in 2021? Cop both issues here. See below for each issue's contents.

Volume 5, Issue 2 Fall/Winter 21/22:
Cover photographs
 by Agustin Glauber
Tuberide: El Cono, all the rest: Marian Fernandez

⚒Curvature Counsel: Trail Nomenclature
by Chester Jones
Trail lines have some weird names. Here’s your chance to flex some trail head knowledge and connect the lines with the trails they belong to.

🧤 A Guide to Winter Cycling Gloves
by Matt Gaspar
Matt Gaspar helps you step-up your cold weather game from the Walgreens gloves with the little rubber dots on them to one’s that will help you avoid frostbite.

🗿skateparks, inc.
By Nick Ferreira
Some of the worst skateparks ever all seemingly because of the contractor’s web URL.

🎚introduction to electronic music for
the electronic music phobic
M. Willet
Electronic music was a hard barrier for me to break, here’s a nice guide for doing that yourself if interested.

🎨 A short history on Bomber
By Nick Ferreira
Custom airbrushing passers and number plates in Eugene, OR.

💡Inspiration Dump
Nick Ferreira
Some cures for the winter blues

🏊‍♂️ Pool Stuff
photos by John Capps
Some nice photos of a pool session somewhere in New England

🏋️ 1/2 Ton Pickup Special
photos and notes by Nick Ferreira
some notes and photos from a trip to Montana

Interview by Matt Gaspar
@whthous @gggasparrr
an interview with Montana frame builder/company WHTHOUS by fellow frame builder Matt Gaspar

🇬🇧 Sequence of Events
By Sam Waller
Big photos straight from the UK.

👨‍🍳 Steven Hamilton’s Recipe
for Sustaining Flavor
by Mike Corcoran
@styley_cyrus @thomiccor
The elusive and prolific Ohioan has his own recipe for life.

🚌 Riding the Bus with Alex Duleba & Scott Marceau
Interview by Nick Ferreira
@scottmarceau @alex_duleba
Scott Marceau talked about his photo of Alex Duleba wallriding a bus.

Volume 5, Issue 1 Spring Summer 2021:
🗞24 pages featuring color cover and center spread.
🖼Lots of A+ photos like any good BMX mag should have (big thanks to all the photographers)

🖊 illustrations throughout the issue from Declan Murray @declanmurray

🧦 (another) Sock Review by Nick Ferreira.

🎣 My dad on fly-fishing. Are there any similarities with BMX? by Nick Ferreira

🚫 “A Break” by Patrick Klacza. Don’t we have enough stuff?

🛋 IKEA’s blue bags by Nick Ferreira. Are the furniture giant’s blue bags the best designed object of the 21st century?

💤 Loafers: In Defense of Hobbies. Maybe this lifestyle thing isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be…

👀 “We’re on Vacation Man!” Chris Zidek talks to Ian Fleming about the Eyecontact DVD.

🧩 A BMX Puzzle by Becky Aspell and Matt Dean

📐 Curvature Counsel: Angular Deflection. For this round of Curvature, Brad Hill discusses the Polejam

🏖 Cellar Door Vacation by Julius Carrasquillo. A BMX comic :)

🇫🇷 The Alex Dropsy Dig BMX Cover. I interviewed Manu Sanz and Will Smyth about one of my favorite Dig covers ever.

🎞From the Archives: Matt St. Gelais 2001-2003. Matt St. Gelais gives us a look into what it was like on the flatland circuit in the early 2000s with 12 awesome photos.

🇬🇧 Sequence of Events by Sam Waller. Strava, for grinding?

💨1777 W. Arrow Route 91786 by Bill Batchelor. An excerpt from Bill’s new book Concrete & Smog, about the infamous Upland, CA skatepark, Pipeline.

🎮 BMX XXX: a Brief History an anonymous contributor tackles the oddball BMX video game, BMX XXX something that is hard to believe ever existed.

🗣The Freestyle Experience 009: A Chat with Corey Walsh. An open-ended conversation between Corey and Richard Mungall.