Words By: Ben Heidrich Photos By: Defy Focus Photography Transmoto’s weekly web-exclusive column, the FMX Insider, penned by Ben Heidrich. It’s been a super busy few months for Jackson Strong and myself, spending nearly every day planning and shooting scenes for the next Headstrong film, while Jacko has also been working on Read more
Halloween is right around the corner and we want to rally with Metal Mulisha fans! Come join us Saturday October 31st in Ocotillo Wells for your chance to freeride with the team riders, a premiere of Jackson Strong’s “Headstrong” movie, and your chance to party in the desert with the Read more
Welcome to Ackerman’s Throw Back Thursday – Featuring Seth Enslow, To learn more about Chris Ackerman and how you can help support his project to spread awareness about CSI visit www.chrisackerman.com, also give him a follow on Instagram @ackerman81 to see more OG freestyle and Metal Mulisha photos! “When people Read more
We met up with our good friend Trevor Jacobs at his annual GKC fest to do what everyone is there to do, ‘Get Kinda Crazy’! Larry Linkogle, Vicki Golden and Dan Pastor joined in on the chaos with some destruction derby, rolling cars off cliffs the slip and bleed… just Read more
Larry Linkogle was age 11 when he first started to ride motorcycles in the desert and within months began competing in amateur contests. By 16, Linkogle was the youngest professional rider in the circuit. After a successful career in motocross, Linkogle envisioned an elevated form of motocross with the addition of awe-inspiring jumps and tricks. It was no easy feat to switch from circuit racing to a purely freestyle riding but he was determined to not let corporate influence dictate the evolution of a new, exciting sport. His vision set the foundation for freestyle motocross which involved daredevil skills to perform airborne tricks on a motorcycle with the skill of an acrobat. In no time, Linkogle won freestyle motocross contests and earned the admiration of fans worldwide. During the early years of freestyle motocross, Linkogle with pals Nathan Fletcher, Brian Deegan and Trigg Gumm thought up Metal Mulisha as the calling card for the new genre of riders. At contests, Linkogle tagged his bike with Metal Mulisha and soon after created shirts for the motley crew of riders. The group became known as the Metal Mulisha troop and competed under the moniker. Aided by the first-ever freestyle motocross course built at Linkogle’s childhood home, the troop perfected their skills. The new course would become known as the Metal Mulisha compound and serve as the epicenter of the freestyle motocross movement. On December 6, 2001, while serving as the stunt double for Vin Diesel in the movie Triple X, Larry Linkogle was accidentally struck by a helicopter blade during a stunt for the movie. At the time of the accident, the injuries suffered were believed to have been minor and Larry Linkogle walked away from the accident. Shortly after the accident, it was discovered that his frontal lobe was torn away from his skull from the impact with the Huey Helicopter's blade and his ACL snapped and shoulder separated from the resulting fall. On May 5, 2005, at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Australia, Linkogle set the world's long distance record for the 250cc Motorbike class by jumping 255.4 feet. The world record jump occurred at an event promoted by the Crusty Demons production company. During the event, five other riders set world records.
Birth Date: February 12th
Hometown: Orange, California
Current Residence: Temecula, California
Family: Led ( dad ) Dorian ( mom ) Lynkin ( son )
Quote: "If you live by the sword than you die by the sword"
Hobbies: Hunting, Surfing, Skate, Moto
First Bike: KW80
Current Bike: CRF 450
Started Riding: 10yrs old
Turned Pro: 15yrs old
Music: Slayer, Machine Head, Cannibal Corps, Suicidal Tendencies, Rob Zombie,
Food: A Fresh Kill...
Pet: Rudyboners ( dog )
First Car: The Bone Crusher; Chevy S10
Current Car: The Bone Crusher
Favorite TV/Film: The X Life haha
Favorite Magazines/Publications: Transworld MX, Racer X
Sponsors: Metal Mulisha, Vans, Talking Frog
- Competed with Mike Metzger in the first-ever Freestyle Biker Build-Off by Discovery Channel
- World Record Jump 225.4 feet
- Performed Superman Stunt into Waitemata Harbour at Princess Wharf in New Zealand
- Performed fire jump stunt off Docklands Wharf in Australia
- Featured rider in 10th Anniversary Crusty Demons World Tour Australia
- Nominated for World Stunt Awards and Taurus Award for stunts performed in “XXX”.
- Was voted the most popular extreme natural terrain rider in the world by Fox Sports/Blue Torch TV during the 2002 Moto Survival Tour.
- Moto Survival Tour - 1st Place FMX
- Featured rider in Crusty Demons film, Crusty 6
- Zero Gravity Festival - 2nd Place FMX
- Promoted first-ever Freestyle Extreme Moto-X Show with the Metal Mulisha Troops at the Winchester Arena, Winchester, CA
- Free Air Festival - 3rd Place FMX
- The Jump Contest - ( Portland ) 2nd Place FMX
- Performed nationwide on the Van’s Wharped Tour
- Linkogle won the first freestyle motocross event in Castaic Lake, California, which was promoted by Shane Trittler
- Won AMA Amateur National Supercross Series