ROOTS with Mike Dominguez 48

Brad McDonald Interviews BMX legend Mike Dominguez.

Credit: Glenn PP Miiligan

GlennPPMilligan 4/3/2009 6:33 AM

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I've watched the vids of Mike for a while now, and I still can't get my head around how good he was. He was one of the guys I looked up to in the magazines as I grew up riding in the '80's, but the footage of some of his contest runs is on another level that I just didn't realise he was capable of. He truly was the best there was. I can't think of many riders, if any, then or now, that could match that riding on those ramps. Good job somebody thought to film it...

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wow i love the fact that he said to much partying & drinking is a bad thing. i takes a real man to say that he really is great person and a bmx god. you go mike i am glad i got to see you ride back in the day, I wish you the best

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Wow first time Ive seen this interview, I remember watching him ride at 12 he's the real deal!!!!!

very cool Gota love him!

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Incredible natural talent...it's a shame he was totally done with riding by the time he was in his early 20's.

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MIKE DOMINGUEZ IS A BMX GOD!!
he was boostin 7ft fakies, 900's.. tailwhip fly outs ( before J. Johnson's 88 whip air's ) and HUGE variation air's before most of your parents even met each other...
So who are you to call him cocky??

your sport is wot it is because of riders like Mike D.

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I remember growin up watching the video " bully slow ride" You and your dog boo boo. lol It was cool seing you anounce at interbike. I've always looked up to your riding.

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Those quarters were so damn narrow and he was going like 8ft easily. Scary shit. He has always been a badass for sure.

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Yes!! My childhood hero. No matter how much time passes his 540's will still be the best. I also used to love the story where a security guard told him to grow up and get a car, so he came back with his convertible Porsche with the bike in the back seat (or something like that). Classic...!

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maybe not boast but definitely boost. things use to be more rad than i thought they were. This all went down about the time i was born. When i was a kid i never wanted to get off my bike. This vid made me realize how long i've actaully been into bmx or should i say how long bmx has been in my blood. Sure wish it was still like that sometimes.

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You can't tell by how the interview was edited, but I encouraged Mike to get into some of the details of how much he was getting paid back in the day, what kind of toys he had, etc. (it's interesting to me). He's pretty low-key about his accomplishments and is not one to boast.

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i like the new idea of "roots" but dominguez is a cocky dickhead, but i guess he was one hell of a rider

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I'm really liking these history based videos. I'm glad to see Vital stepping up and showing some great stuff like this and the Big Big BMX Show.

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