The UK breeds a lot of good riders. One of them is Anthony Pill, member of the European HARO team since the beginning. Although he's not afraid for adventure and travels a lot, his airmiles account has zero miles on it. Pill simply can't be bothered. What does he care about? What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf?
I'm not embarrassed about any of them.
Are you a daredevil?
It depends what sort of mood I'm in; sometimes I can be a bit scared to do things, but other times I can be a total psycho.
Dale Holmes has impressed me with the number of uploads to his site. To be honest, when he started his own site a few years ago, I wasn't sure it was going to last. How many failures have we seen? Not www.daleholmes.com, if you want to know "What's the latest", visit Dales's site. He's the third racer to respond to the FATBMX questions. Buckle up.Who is the first one you think to respond to this, and who is last?
Out of this list, Todd Lyons was the first rider with his personal website.
We're giving each one of the racers a chance to comment on their own and the other riders' websites. TL was the second to respond so here's the lowdnown on www.toddlyons.com
A few pro BMX-ers have been running their own personal website for a few years. They get uploaded on a regular basis with race reports, news and....bitching at one another. We decided to ask Derek Betcher, Todd Lyons, Dale Holmes, Greg Romero and Robbie Miranda a few questions about their site. The first one to reply was Robbie Miranda of www.robbiemiranda.com. Robbie is using his website to sell his BMX instruction video at the moment but has been a big influence and help for the other riders to get their websites up and running. Here goes......
Mat Hoffman is one of our living legends. No need for a detailed introduction. We caught up with the Condor to see what he has been up to.It seems like you've been off the radar a bit lately (latest update on the site is from 24 June 04). What have you been up to?
It’s been pretty crazy like alwaysâ€¦ I’ve been riding, flying, being dad and many other random things that I cross paths with. I apologize for being so slack on my site, but I am working on an entirely new site that will be up in a couple weeks with all new content from my past year of activities and explorations, i.e. WildBoyz trip in Mexico, a 9 day camping trip with DMX, Cameron Diaz, Rebecca Romijn, Extreme Makeover Home Edition appearance, the new OKC park shows, shows and more showsâ€¦ I’ll try harder to keep this one updated.
Bas de Bever has taken on a job at the Dutch cycling federation (KNWU) to coach the Dutch BMX and MTB riders. Bas is simply the most experienced BMX/MTB rider that Holland has to offer so the match is a good one. We asked De Bever a few questions about his new position.What does your job description say with the KNWU?
Trainer/Coach of the Dutch national BMX / 4X and DH team.
Are you stoked to have a BMX related job?
I really am stoked, looks like I’ve come full circle with this â€œjobâ€?
Mark Vos is one of the New Breed Riders of Zeeland, The Netherlands. He asked me to not blow up this interview so I'll stop here.Hometown, age, years you've been riding, sponsors, give it to us baby!
At the moment I live in 's-Gravenpolder, a small village, the most exiting street obstacle is a 2-stair, and a flat-rail. that’s where I grew up. I'm 20 years old, almost 21. I’ve been doing wheelies since I was 10 years, but the real bmx thing came trough at age 14. So that’s over six years already. And when ED my all-time riding buddy, had his first car we were going to other places and all of a sudden we saw skateparks, other street, and it evolved from there.
Regarding sponsors, Oxbow gives me free clothes, and Soulcycle gives me free Orchid shoes. Though I consider you guys Bart and Paul to be homies too, cause Paul hooked me up on Vans and Eastpak before I was getting flow from Orchid. My friends sponsor me I guess. Half of my bike I got it from friends.
Name: Jason Lunn now Lunstone (changed my name when I married what turned out to be hardcore feminist called Ms N Grimstone who suggested we merged names, but she couldn’t lose the grim from her personality so we parted it’s a long story though)
Age: 33 dob 20 04 71
Hometown: Epsom Surrey England
Occupation: Partner in a Design and Media Company called Chilled Heat www.chilledheat.com
Travis is a likeable guy. I don’t think he has many enemies. He looks at life from the bright side and is enjoying the ride at the moment traveling around with his BMX bike knowing that in years to come it might not be the same. Travis was invited for the RedBull Circle Of Balance contest in Oberhausen where we caught up with him. He just came off a pro flatland win in Birmingham England at the BIKE 04 event. The money won there will help him on his 3 month stay in Europe before he’s going to Melbourne, Australia to stay there with his lady for another three months. BMX for Travis is not about the big bucks. Meeting people, hanging out with friends and discover new places is more like it for the Canadian. More on Travis right here:
BMX Freestyle isn't just a boys game. More and more ladies hop onto the bike and enjoy themselves. One of the better known female riders is Cory Coffey. She even has ads in the magazines and yes, it's the girl that does flips. FATBMX had a few words with the girl role model. Let's hope for a bigger girl involvement at the parks in the future.
1) Name, age, hometown, sponsors all that stuff.
Miss Cory Coffey
22 years old
Ojai, California, United States
Specialized, Fox, Vans, Odi, Utopia Optics