Name: Ryan Barrett Age: 25 (turning 26 May 10th!) Hometown: Raleigh, NC
You've always traveled a bunch, but now you've taken it to the next level. How many dyas have you spent on the road in let's say, the last 12 months? Ryan: I would say at least six of the last 12 months I have been traveling. I recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA to Portland, OR and took a month to drive across the country. Also, in the fall I was gone for 3 straight months camping and riding. So that's 4 months in those two trips alone.
Okay, you do ride a bike, and are pretty good at it but we're gonna go into the travel hobby a bit here. What sort of tent do you have?
We got a tip from Stijn on this chick that rides and also started doing some modeling. That's a perfect combination for a feature on FATBMX's pin-up section. We've listed a link that will take you to a BMX related interview with her. If you read it all, you can even find her myspace site.
This is an invitation to the opening of our new spot called: "Venushügel". If you fancy riding dirt in Cologne, we will hope to see you at our spot this Saturday at 14:00hr. We're meeting at the Lidl/Aldi parking place at the Merheim Olpenerstrasse at 2pm and will then cruise over together to Venus. Don't forget to bring your bike. Petrus will give us sunshine.
If you want to check it out, call Atze Etzold for directions.
Greasy Comb is looking for an Inside Sales/Customer Service Rep. Here's what you need to know:
About Greasy Comb Distribution? Greasy Comb is a southern California based BMX distribution company, with a focus on sales and development of several brands for the US market. Our customer base is growing daily and we need to expand our employee base to keep up with demand. Greasy Comb is the exclusive distributor for Stolen BMX, Proper Bike Co., Superstar, St. Martin Flatland, Season Bike Co. & Inopia Footwear.
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Alexis Bracke and Gilles van de Sompel are organizing a small flatland jam called 'Style Wars' on Saturday 13th of May in Ghent, Belgium (an hour away from Brussels, 3 hours away from Paris). The venue is a big indoor sports hall with an almost perfect floor (rolls smooth, grips well). They will take care of cheap food and drinks on location so you can ride all day without having to worry about anything! Music will also be present. There will be an afterparty in one of Ghent's most famous night clubs called 'Tijuana'. It's a small but very cool club with good music & vibes.
The 2nd Annual CFB - BMX Riders' Art Show Back by popular demand. The CFB - BMX Riders' Art Show will take place from 7 pm to Midnight, Saturday, June 3, in Oklahoma City. The location is 1100 N. Broadway in the historical district of Automobile Alley in downtown Oklahoma City. The call for entries is now open and the deadline to receive artwork is Friday, May 26. Guidelines for the show are:
Six BMX’ers, eighteen days and numerous spots throughout the UK – it could only be the return of the ‘roundabout tour’! From 12th to 28th May, Hastings boys Bas Keep and Caleb Kilby will be joined by Chester’s finest – Ali Whitton and Owain Clegg, along with Chris Souter and Robin Fenlon for a two week tour of the country. Starting in Hastings on 12th May, the collective, otherwise known as ‘roundabout’, will be hitting up local skateparks, trails and spots around the UK from Newcastle to Bristol, including the Red Bull warehouse in Bristol on 17/18th May.
We first watched this video sitting on the couch with Robert de Wilde and Henrik Baltzersen. Watching any TV with the Wildman can be pretty chaotic. Afro Bob was the man in control with the remote in hand and fast forwarded to any race that he participated in and rewinded those races that he won. That's one way to watch Transit Race 6. The DVD has become pretty unique in the way that race footage is hard to come by. No more Crank TV these days to watch all the latest nationals on TV and Props hasn't used race footage for years. It's up to race enthusiast Colin Stiles to keep the ball rolling through Transit. If you race BMX and want to get better, buy this DVD. It's not a how-to but you are the man in control just like Robert de Wilde. You can follow your favorite pros with the remote in hand and learn from their moves.
Transit Race 6 has some old(ish) footage but where else are you going to find a good selection of USA nationals on one disc? Here's a rundown of races that got filmed by Stileman and his posse: