Russ has been a busy dude lately, even busier than a business owner and dad can be on the regular, making some serious upgrades to an old trail spot in Canberra over the last 8 months. Adding to that, Russ will be sitting at the judges table over the next two weekends, judging the Vans BMX Pro Cup along with fellow legend & T-1 brethren, Joe Rich.

Rusty also found the time to fire out some Top 5's, so if you want to find out what makes one of the most stylish dudes on the planet tick, keep a readin'!

Russell digging

Russell, in his element. Tyson JP photo.


Places on the bike:

  • T-1
  • Posh
  • Catty
  • Eastside
  • Snails
  • Hillfire
  • Wamboin
  • Area 51

Places off the bike:

  • The trails, haha
  • South coast
  • Snowy Mountains
  • Sweet Bones
  • Home
  • New Jersey
  • Austin

Russell table photo

Not much to say, this photo gets us psyched. Timeless. Tyson JP photo.

Music to ride to:

  • Pentagram
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Blue Oyster
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Sabbath

Music to hang to:

  • Rambling Jack Elliot
  • The Stones
  • Creedence
  • Tom Petty
  • Hank 3

Russell tiregrab

Reachin' while no doubt Pentagram was playing in the hut. Tyson JP photo.

Bike parts:

Russell Brindley bike

Russ' T-1 Barcode trail rig.. Plastic Dropnose, brakes, top tube pad - late 90's influenced and unmistakably badass. Tyson JP photo.


  • Rider builders!
  • Anyone that rides fast and makes it look good
  • The bros

Russell transfer

The transfer jump at Snails, Russ kicked out. You'll see some dirt piled up on the back of the landing - you'll see what it got turned into below. Tyson JP photo.

BMX memories:

  • Endless sessions
  • Thrills
  • Meeting all my closest friends including my wife
  • First year in the States! Going to Posh and T-1
  • Red Bull Dirt Pipe
  • So many memories! Been obsessed since the day I first rode a bike about 30 years ago.

Russell spine whip

The rusty hessian, way up there on the spine set - the set is 4ft long, has a lip that is almost 8ft tall. It sends you up, but Russ is taking the piss here. Juiced and then some. Tyson JP photo.

February 20, 2017 — Tyson Jones-Peni