Only a few years into the FMX scene, Myles "Mylo" Richmond has established himself rather quickly in the FMX world. Myles has been turning heads since he began competing against the big guns of the sport at only 17. Doing demos with riders such as Kenny Bartram and Jeremy Carter at 17, how cool is that! He wasn't the kid trying to rub elbow with the sport's best, rather he had landed and was making a splash. A hard worker who firmly believes in the adage 'practice makes perfect,' Myles loves everything about being a professional rider, like getting to travel and experience new sights and sounds.
With a great attitude, work ethic and the talent to back it up, this 20 year old has a lot to look forward to. Here's his take on what's so cool about freestyle, "It isn't like racing where your motor and a lot of extras on your bike give you a huge advantage. It is all about your ability on pretty much a stock bike. I liked knowing I could go get a stock bike and the difference between what I do and the guys I admire like Metz and Bartram is all up to me, and practicing." Mano y Mano, that's putting it on yourself. He was able to back that up with his consistent riding. It resulted in Myles earning 2003 IFMA Rookie of the Year honors.
Past results include a 2nd and 4th in Nashville, back-to-back 3rd's in Sacramento and two 3rd place finishes in Memphis. Myles was aslso ranked 3rd overall in the 2005 IFMA point standings, and has since found himself on more and more podiums. Myles is living large and in charge. His motto in life: "get busy living or get busy dying." Looks like Myles is taking care of his own business and busy living.