Christmas is upon us and so is the new year. We can look back on a great 2005 here at FATBMX.com. We traveled to get the shots, we interviewed a variety of riders and bizznizz people, visited a whole bunch of BMX events and trade shows and we tried to keep you up to date on what was going on. All this resulted in over 1000 updates on the site which obviously was a lot of work. But we love doing it and for 2006 we've got similar plans. Make sure to come back for more. For now we would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
With echoes of cars above you and trains rattling past and the sounds of feet walking over broken glass, you are happier than ever at 6am in the cold waiting to drop into a homemade ramp with sketchy transitions and cracks in the floor. Underneath 95 covered in dirt and homemade concrete, at one of the southern most points in Philadelphia exists a cultural icon of public space built by the determination of young kids. Right now this is the only legal public place to ride a BMX bike in Philadelphia and it is FDR. BMX sessions there are from six in the morning until 9 in the morning.
Scotty has been testing his new Sheriff frame and he really likes it. 5.2 lbs, Internal, mid bb, tiny drop outs, etc. The rest of the details about it are in the product pages of the website, it will hopefully be available in February. Scotty just came out to California to film the last part of his section for the upcoming Mirra video, not sure the name of it but it is filmed by Brian Purdy and has section from at least Mirra, Aitkin, Harrington, Guettler and Beringer.
Sector Aluminum frames got a major change for 2006. They are on the way and will be ready to ship by mid January, if everything goes right you may see some at the ABA opener in Reno, NV. Paulie has been on his Sector XL and Sector 24 for the last few months and they are right on. They come in Black and Paulie Pink, the Paulie Pinks are already sold out in some sizes so get them quick.
Like I said before Scotty's Sheriff frame will hopefully make it by February. Felt is actually making the new chromoly frames in 3 versions.
It's about X-mas and companies are throwing parties and give out presents to their employees. At Vans they got a Ragga band and ordered a truck load of In-N-Out Burger food. Wow, how good it this?! Here's what Rob-O ordered: "A Double-Double with Fries, Diet Coke and a Strawberry shake please? and a cheeseburger for Fatty." In-n-Out worker: "No Fries, just chips." "Whatever bro, I'll take it and send the bill to Santa! Thanks"
Haro Bikes have opened up an [url=http://www.harobikes.com/shop/]Online Shop[/url] to offer all sorts of Stickers, hats, jerseys and sweaters that you cannot seem to find at your local shop. Or maybe this shop is too far away and you want stuff sent to your house. That's easy shopping.
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Matt Pingel has been around since day one. The tall German has been stressing a lot lately as you can tell by the pictures that he sent. His love for BMX is still there and he has been riding flatland a bit in a youth centre where he can ride indoors two days a week. Matt is looking forward to his new bike and the next flatland competition. All you flatlanders out there, put Matt Pingel on your mailing list for any jams and contests and he might show up with his bike and his camera to take some sweet shots. More on www.matt-pingel.com
Over in Australia 2020 magazine just came out with their 19th issue. On the cover we've got Corey Bohan doing a nosedive 360, shot at a recent dirt contest in Australia. The issue is packed with Australian riding with articles such as News and shit, State of the Nation, Reformist, a Brad Granthem interview, the RedBull dirt Jam and The Art of Sleeping on a Toilet (aka the Eastern Bikes Oz road trip). Down Under they're also riding pools and page 52/53 are devoted to them. Ride The Wind takes you from Düsseldorf to the Brooklyn banks. There were flames at the Five Dock Jam V2. We need more flames! 2020 doesn't mess around, next page, next jam: Tres Diablos. They must be jammin' in Oz. Next up: The Emancipate & Strawberry Slaughterhouse Halloween Jam at Dulwich Hill skate park followed by some Backyard Jam coverage and the DNA Memorial jam. Josh Cole gets a BIO and so does 19 years old Jacob Burgess and Kevin "Keefs" Neil.
For the fourth time in his BMX career with FACTORY REDLINE, BUBBA HARRIS has signed the dotted line. This years’ contract was a bit different though; as it teams up the current 2-time ABA No.1 Pro and UCi World Champ with Redline for the next three years, and encompasses new clauses that cover Olympic medal and Olympic coverage contingencies … something never before written in to any BMX pro sponsorship. Also, for the first time in his pro career, his Redline agreement includes an NBL title contingency.
Intense BMX is proud to announce the addition of Kelvin Batey to the 2006 World Team. Kelvin will join Jamie Staff and Michael Robinson on the Intense BMX World Team. In 2006, Kelvin will be competing in the UK National Series, the UCI European Championships series, and at the World Championships in Brazil. Kelvin has already been selected by the Great Brittan Racing squad as one of the riders whom have been brought into the Olympic training program and will train and travel with the staff from the GBR training squad.
After years with One Bicycles, Kelvin Batey has left to join forces with Intense BMX. It was a tough decision for him to leave his long time sponsor, but Kelvin was enticed by the direction of Intense BMX and how far they have come in just a year and a half.