Friday, June 5, 2009

Simon O'brien update

Simon is currently over in Japan having a bit of a break. Here's a snippet of what he's been up to courtesy of the guys over at Colony...

OK, I arrived in Japan last Saturday and have so far been having a great time catching up with friends. My girl and Maja and Bashi, 2 street riders I have come to know pretty well from last years Disney gig. I just needed a break from home, having been so busy this year and just thought I’d get away for about 2 weeks. I’m staying in Tokyo or just outside the city in Chiba, pretty much an outer city suburb.

This is the first trip without my bike which is pretty surreal, it’s great not having to lug a big box around but I miss my bike! So been sight seeing a bit and generally just relaxing enjoying the food and what not. On Sunday I’m heading out to West Tokyo for a little street comp which should be fun to be at. I will get back to you on how that goes.

Its great to be over here with some warm weather compared to back home. That's about it so far. Sorry no pics. I will try and get some soon to you and an update on the street comp.

In other Simon O'brien news Fat Tony over at Ride US recently did an article about the Top 10 BMX Videos on YouTube. And you guessed - Simon's video featuring Adelaide's own Hilltop Hoods came in #1 with over 5 million hits... yep, you read that right.


  1. hill top hoods eat black mans dick!

  2. That Simon O'brien clip is actually posted a couple of times on Youtube and they are a combined total of over 7 million. That's pretty insane. But Simon is a bad@ss and it is well deserved exposure, nice one.

  3. Simon is such a crazy modest, laid back dude.. Its like he learnt to ride before he could walk, like the inane smooth stuff he does is just the norm. Props to such a nice guy!

  4. All props to Simon on the vid, it's all his making.
    I'm stoked on it aswell. Simon gave permission to upload this to It's was a great way to get the ball rolling on the website. So happy that something I was able to share has become #1 bmx vid.