Directly from the mouth of our man, Brian Kachinsky:
BMX has allowed me to live inside the history books that once just
weighed down my backpack as I rode my bike school. A few years ago
on an Etnies trip we hopped a fence and rode a bank-to-rail in front
of Hitler's former airport in Berlin. That was crazy. I've also got to
pedal down the same streets that Manuel Noriega once marched his army
down in Panama. I've manualed through Red Square in Moscow, done a
barspin in front of the former KGB headquarters and past countless
memoirs of Stalin.
This video is a brief glimpse into an experience that goes beyond
words. Riding in Saddam Hussein's palace was insane. These brief
minutes of riding through his former empire made things more vivid to
me than any history book or Discovery Channel program ever could. I'm
thankful for the experience and hope you enjoy.
Video edit by David Leep.
BK doing his thing at Saddam's former palace.