Throwback: Mike Laird at The Animal House 103

2016 - Mike Laird is currently spending most of his time working as a welder and creating top-of-the-line custom bicycle frames. When Mike isn't doing that, he can still be found shredding some of North Carolina's best-known ramp spots. We decided to take a stroll back to early 2010, where he put in a solid hour of work at Dave Mirra's old private ramp facility known as The Animal House. Kick back and enjoy!

Credit: Terrell Gordy
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  • Monsterbmx799

    10/9/2011 4:46 PM

    Pretty sweet

  • CFBer1

    8/28/2011 12:54 AM

    Mike Laird, you are a man among men when it comes to amateur riding...

  • Bmx1988

    4/16/2011 1:59 PM

    personally id rather see a super dialed "basic trick" then a 360 qaud whip anyday. im not a fan of bangers. seriously can ride my park all day and just do no foot cans and turndowns and be stoked. also i ride to metal like this its fucking tits \m/

  • youcandigit

    1/1/2011 2:37 PM

    So clean! All the kiddies need to take their sloppy style and emo music to the playground.

  • jomotibmx

    11/2/2010 3:19 AM


  • SethM

    10/25/2010 10:25 AM

    When I first started riding('98) Laird was one of the top guys in the game and one of the most respected becuase HE DIDN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT WHAT ALL OF YOU PUSSY TREND WHORES THINK. By the looks of this video he still doesn't . Mike is one of the last true harcore dudes in BMX and if he doesn't want his edit set to minus the bear or some other emo shit who gives a fuck? And also when did any of that shit that he did in the edit become weak? I'm willing to bet half the people talking shit on this edit can't do half the shit in it.

  • peggiesmalls

    10/5/2010 3:09 PM


  • Cahoots

    7/22/2010 2:06 PM

    yeah drew all the way, all this shit was done in 1996 for christ sake.

  • NickJones732

    3/14/2010 4:17 PM

    song- the night i murdered everything ,, by death of an idol

  • dick g

    2/10/2010 5:17 PM

    hey terrell man why is your 16mm film always so dirty!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Noyourbad

    1/13/2010 9:47 AM

    Intense riding, and awsome song.


    1/12/2010 10:06 PM

    I dont even like metal. Im a fucking rapper. But that song is a perfect representation of Mike. Thats who mike is. Hes METAL which is a whole lot harder than all you hating pussies out there. Now yall want to talk shit about his tricks to! Talking about there not bangers! Its funny how the ones saying it arent Pro and Ive never heard or seen them before. They probably can just jump their little plastic kicker ramps from walmart. Theyve never even pulled a banger before. For those of you that are pro and are talking shit, Mike Laird is one of the reasons why yall can ride today with all the big sponsers and fans and all that other bullshit. Hes been in this game for a while and BMX wasnt always so excepted by the world.

  • Gymson

    1/11/2010 10:25 PM

    Mike Laird is awesome! Lets see a Terrell Power Hour!

  • wilminton24

    1/10/2010 12:29 PM

    for those that want to know the band is called "DEATH OF AN IDOL" . If your going to bash it, at least know what your obviously dont know what your talking about and sound stupid when you call it "hardcore" . Go and listen to some true hardcore and come back and tell me thats hardcore, its metal and to each his own, just cause you think its dead dont make you the dictator of shit. Also for those bitching about the riding, Id love to see you go to mirra's and ride for a solid hour and make everything look as smooth as mike just did. Video dont give justice to the size of everything in that place. Other than that keep sitting behind your computer screen and critisizing, im sure it makes you feel like you dont have a little dick!

  • lentajacob

    1/10/2010 11:51 AM


  • 919flowlife

    1/10/2010 10:56 AM

    bmx needs less hardcore. shit's dead. slow ass trucks though, i can dig.

  • Bethers4130

    1/9/2010 10:38 PM

    Inspiring as usual... Put in a 3 hour session with Troy today, he's finally getting back into it again! Keep on kicking ass!

  • flybikes94

    1/9/2010 10:14 PM

    sick riding and quit bitching about the song he's not gonna go back and change it

  • Hucker_Dave

    1/9/2010 8:22 PM

    awesome riding, awesome filming/editing, awesome song.

    so tired of all the emo shit on 90% of the edits out today.

  • Ty Christensen

    1/9/2010 3:36 PM

    super sick riding but the song stunk

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