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June 14, 2001

While at the X Trials...

By Mike Nguyen

The professionals have some advice for spectators this weekend.

"Go to all the stores and grab as much free stuff as you can," said bike star Jamie Bestwick.

Matt Lindenmuth, an inline skater, said people should "go out there and watch" the athletes show off their best.

"You'll be surprised at all you see," he said.

"One of the best moments could come from Lindenmuth himself.

"I want to land my double backflip" this weekend, he said. "It's been plaguing me for awhile now and since I'm already qualified for the Games, I'm going to try it again in Bristol."

Bruce Crisman, a BMX biker, said everyone should just "have a good time."

"Smile a lot," added Bestwick.

They want to hear a lot of support from the crowds, too.

"I do not like doing silent shows," said flatland biker Matt Wilhelm.

"Cheer your butts off," said Lindenmuth.

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