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The year in BMX, 2012

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Randy Taylor, 1986 - 2012

Photograph By Sandy Carson

In August, BMX Randy "The Don" Taylor of Forth Worth, Texas, was found dead at home. He was 26. Taylor had breakout sections in videos such as Mutiny's "Stoked On Being Pumped," "Road Fools 17," and clips in "Let's Get Mystical," as well as a jaw-dropping 2008 video bio in issue 69 of Props Video Magazine. Taylor's riding was as well-rounded as it could possibly be. He was no stranger to technical flatland-inspired combinations on street, but was also never afraid to fire himself down huge handrails or tailwhip what was arguably the biggest set of stairs to date on a BMX bike.