The town of Laarbeek (that includes Aarle-Rixtel, Mariahout, Beek & Donk and Lieshout) is having their second annual "Tour of Laarbeek" on 28 May. If you're wondering what it's about, let me explain. All four villages have their own mini-ramp. One is a hipped version (In Lieshout, that's where they brew the Bavaria beer), one has a spine (B&D, home of the 1982 Open European BMX championships), one mini ramp has an extension (Aarle-Rixtel - of the FAT-JAM fame) and the ramp in Mariahout is simply high and wide. All those ramps are used fairly well and on this day, all 4 ramps will be ridden. Anybody can enter on anything and there is some sort of contest format that will determine a winner at the end of the day. If you feel like riding 4 different ramps in one afternoon, make sure to show up in Mariahout first (11:30am). The day will end with a session in Aarle-Rixtel (starts at 17:30pm). FATBMX will be there.
You don't need to have 10 years of riding behind your belt before trying big tricks. Redline's Garrett Reynolds proved that when he pulled a 900 at the Metro jam. The NKE6.0 sponsored rider takes it a step further. He has his hands zip-tied behind his back and drops in on a mini ramp. If that isn't bad-ass enough, he does a pocket air with a barspin in it with his hand still behind his back. Believe it, or not!? That's the name of the FATBMX news section. Oh, we've got a movie for prove:
For the first time the most important Italian sport event, the "Festival del Fitness", will give hospitality to a Bmx (Flat) contest. In the beautiful medieval Castle [url=http://www.firenze-expo.it/planimetrie/fortezza-da-basso/mappa-fortezza-da-basso.html]"Fortezza da Basso"[/url], in the very centre of Florence, your wheels could be protagonist! The Contest will have 4.000 euros of Prize-money, the biggest Prize-money ever had in Italy! The Bmx Flat Contest will start on Friday 26th (free practice) and the qualifications will take place on Saturday 27th in the morning.
Here's a quick look at the ABA TEAM DIVISION standing after the ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX. Some really good battles are starting to take shape and things are really heating up. With 9 events in the next 10 weeks we should see some major play for top postions by the end of summer. Good luck to all teams and we'll see you at the races real soon!
Don’t go looking for SE’s Lance Mosley from May 17th – 22nd. He’ll be down in the Dominican Republic on an all expense paid vacation, uh…. I mean “riding trip” for Fuel TV.
Fuel is going to do a series of shows uncovering the BMX talent in Latin America. And they’ll be taking a few BMXers from the USA on the trips. The Dominican Republic will be stop #1 and Lane has been invited as one of the U.S. riders to go shred south of the border. Keep your eyes peeled for Lance on your new plasma TV.
OKLAHOMA CITY, May, 2006 -Hoffman Bikes announced that it will expand the Hoffman Bikes/Target/Right Guard team by welcoming two riders this year: Will Love and Anthony Napolitan."There is a new generation of rippers and we are now honored to support two of the best," Mat Hoffman said. "Welcome to the team!" -Anthony Napolitan, from Austintown, OH, has been with Hoffman Bikes as a flow team rider for the last year. During this past year, Anthony has been residing at Woodward East, focusing on his riding, and was able to hit many of the major contests, including the Dew Tour. -Will Love, from Kingsport, TN, is one of the youngest riders on the team at the age of 20. While Will may be new to the team, he is not new to the BMX scene. Last year, Will made the finals at the CFB contest in Oklahoma City, along with major coverage in RideBMX magazine, BMX Plus! magazine, Props Videos, a section in the RideBMX video "Living in Exile" and an upcoming spot on the next Props "Road Fools."
On 9 June individuals will turn into nationalistic bastards. Where BMX brings countries together, from 9 June countries split up again. The Dutch don't want to have anything to do with the Germans for instance. We all hope they're going to lose the opening game in their home country. Never liked Klinsmann anyway. The war will be on when the Fifa World Cup football starts. For the new poll we're listing a couple of the favorite teams that will participate at this summer's World Cup.
Without a chain, your bike would be worthless. You might not worry too much about what chain you run but you should check out KMC, they makes some good [url=http://www.kmcchain.nl/kettingen/01c1e496f31360c10/index.html]BMX chains[/url]. With weight being an issue these days, KMC have listened and manufactured a SL (Super Light) version of the K710 Kool Chain. This saves almost 20% (365 grams against 420 grams for the K710 version). It's got a Pin Power of 250 kilograms and a Breakload (min) of 950 kg. They come in both Gold and Silver and have a length of 100 links that fits anything from a 48-16 or less.
The Drop-out BMX hall will be the place to be for the Eastern Jam meets Jam Session. The BMX disciplines will be flatland A and B class and also street A and B. Next to that there will be a highest jump contest and a best trick competition. The date is 8 July 2006 which clashes with the Street Justice in Canada and the Slovanian race/dirt contest but if you're not living in that area and ccloser to Germany, mark this contest in your calendar for July 8th.
Cheerleading will be one of the side events so you know some chicks will be there to impress. Invite one of them out to the Chill-out and grill party in the AJZ that night. Make it happen.
Roseville, Ca., The ABA National held in Roseville recently was a great weekend of racing and one of the highlights was sidehack racing. Yep sidehack racing has had a resurgence into modern day BMX with riders looking to challenge themselves with the help of a "monkey" and a different bike setup. The sidehack race was 3 gates of racing to the tune of 9 groups entered to race.