Chris’ very first coverage in a magazine was in the June 1986 issue of BMX Action. It came courtesy of a “Local Thrashin” feature which covered local spots, in this instance “Lucky’s” some trails he and his buddy Mike Smith built in a field near the Lucky’s grocery store in Huntington Beach. Chris wowed Gork and Windy O. with his stunt work, and soon after, received a call to see if he wanted to be a test rider for the magazine.