Well this is a shocker... Eric Lichtenberger is no longer riding for Sunday and Odyssey. No details, just this tweet from Eric -
EVERYONE! so I'm am no loner ridding for @sundaybikes and @odysseybmx . just wanted to say thanks for everything you guys have done for me.— ericlichtenberger (@ericlichtenberg) July 1, 2013
EVERYONE! so I'm am no loner ridding for @sundaybikes and @odysseybmx . just wanted to say thanks for everything you guys have done for me.
7/1/2013 2:53 PM
7/4/2013 11:23 AM
That is some serious bull shit man f sunday bikes and odyssey man drop him and add like three new riders that are not half as sick as he is messed up man
7/3/2013 10:22 AM
Awwwwwwwww. eric was my favorite. does that mean they will stop making his bars? I already have his seat.
7/3/2013 9:19 AM
This is mind blowing considering his last banger. He is pushing the pegless street more than anyone right now.
7/3/2013 1:14 AM
Odyssey doesn't have enthusiasm since their Electronical dvd. They have become company not for youth but for mid age married riders. And now this. Eric is one of a kind rider, Odyssey/Sunday wont be same without him.
7/2/2013 10:38 PM
If Sunday did in fact drop Eric from the team for budget cut reasons that is pretty fucked up on Sundays behalf!!! They just added Chris Childs to the team how about dropping his ass first he shreds and all but Eric down right kills the BMX game. I'm losing faith in Sunday/Odyssey!!! I'm pretty disappointed in both companies for letting him go they really fucked up. And what does Jim C have to say about the situation? He seems to be avoiding the situation. And if this is the choice of the Sunday TM. Walter Pieringer you should be the one who is let go!!!
7/2/2013 4:53 PM
still don't get one thing. why pretty much everyone if they aren't pissed off too much are so "polite" after being kicked not just leaving ? and then like Eric anyway going to post "true story" stuff...damn let's play fair and say loud what's going on since the beginning !
12/7/2013 12:07 PM
Because they are still professionals. Either on the sport side or business side. Everyone knows everyone, and even though it is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, you still have to be professional about it. As you can see, the media can and will post anything they find/receive.
7/2/2013 8:58 AM
That's pretty crap, he seemed to fit pretty well on both teams I'd say.
7/1/2013 5:06 PM
what the fucking fuck? I don't think he could get a better offer from anybody else, so I think he's either retiring professionaly, or he did somethiing stupid and they kicked him off both teams. Either way it's a damn shame, he's one of my favorite riders. =(
*Edit: aaaand i was completely wrong
7/1/2013 9:21 PM
Definitely not retiring. I don't know any of the details, but I'd bet everything I own that it isn't any of the possibilities you suggested.
7/2/2013 1:09 AM
Most definitely got something lined up for the very near future.
7/2/2013 1:47 AM
I hope so. There aren't exactly a bunch of companies looking to pick up new pro riders right now...
7/2/2013 2:54 AM
Yeah it's pretty scary, Eric kills it though so I'm going to have to assume he has something lined up :s
7/1/2013 4:20 PM
but but but
7/1/2013 3:37 PM