The Goat Cave Podcast (Ep:72- Mike Aitken)
Todays guest is a legend in the BMX world, and commonly referred to as the greatest to ever do it, He is known for his incredible all around style, and his ability to make the most difficult tricks look so easy. For over 20 years our guest has shown the world whats possible on a bike, and proved you can do anything if you put your mind to it. He would be one of the first members of Fit when he was picked up in the year 2000, and has been with them since. Theres no doubt in my mind that he pulled a very important part in the way Fit would become over the years. On top of having countless Magazine covers, His video parts have been consistently some of the best in the world, its hard to deny the fact that he played a huge roll in how great videos like Anthem 2, Thats It. And Odysseys Electronical turned out. None of the challenges he faced would compare to what he was up against when on October 5th 2008, when he would take a life threatening crash while trying a trick he had mastered, on jumps he was comfortable with. For the next 3 weeks he would be in a coma, and when he woke up, he was told he will never ride again. Instead of throwing in the towel, he pushed forward and proved to all those doctors that he could get back on the bike, and was grinding handrails by the summer of 2009. Since then he has come back into the spotlight and been able to keep the dream alive. Its in honour to be speaking with the one and only Mike Aitken!