"I only have one pair of girl's pants." As soon as I heard that, I knew my trip had begun. The Weight Nazi said it, and he was probably telling the truth. To me, it was like saying "I only have one dress, and I hardly ever wear it." I laughed hard and continued to pack. Mr. Lube, The Weight Nazi, and me -your reporter- Dave G had decided to attend the Baco-A-Go-Go contest this year. It was at Chad Degroot's new park, Mesh, in Orlando, Florida. We jumped on the expressway and hit the warp drive. In what seemed like 45 minutes (it was really about 7 hours) we arrived at the hotel room that Mr. Lube had been generous enough to provide. After a few hours of nappy time, we drove to the park and proceeded to shred to the best of our abilities. Chad's new park seems a little smaller than his old one (At least the bike side does. The park is has a skate side and a bike side.), but there are some much bigger lines thanks to the high ceiling.
Team Avent / Bombshell made a large presence last week in Phoenix. We had perfect weather for racing. The track was super fast with the first turn was always packed.
Saturday we woke up to another beautiful Phoenix day. The AA Pros followed suit with three in the mains. Donny Robinson was focused all weekend pulling out a third for the day. Jason Richardson rode his F1 forks to a 5th place. Tyler Brown staying consistent with the odd numbers took a 7th home for the day. Cassie Bushnell battled against a stacked Pro girls class, but had to settle for eighth place. In Pro Cruiser Donny Robinson extended his lead for the ABA title with a commanding first place. Randy Stumpfhauser took 3rd on his F1s. Jason Rogers was not far behind with 5th place in Pro Cruiser. Kyomi Waller was on top of things with a 5th place in Vet Pro on his F1's
Yo went 2 Vegas again 4 another trade show, this time it was 4 Monster Energy, myself & Wee-Man represented @ tha booth, check out tha banner Monster had @ tha booth & got 2 meet tha Harlem Globetrotters, good times.
Yo dudes tha other day Eddie George from tha Tenn. Titans came 2 my ramp house 2 film his show, "Training Camp" I am N tha process of rebuildin' half of tha yard but tha other half is ridable right now. So he brought a lucky winner 2 actually ride tha ramps as if he was N tha video game, "American Wasteland". Cool stuff, B on tha lookout 4 tha show on G4 Network sumtime N December/January 2006, I will let U know 4shore tha air date when I know it.
Another update cause I don't sleep & I like it that way, Hosted Kicker Audio's Big Air Bash N Vegas, signed autographs 4 Toyo Tires with my homie Wee-Man & got C old friends.
Justin Holt out of North Carolina, USA is doing a jam upcoming at a local indoor park and wanted to let us know some details. Justin's hopes are to raise enough money to build a street spine at the park.
The jam is Saturday December 17th at the Creation Skatepark (www.creationskatepark) at 702 Cinema Court in Kernersville NC (which is between Winston-Salem and Greensboro) from 5pm-10pm.
It will be $5 to get in and you can ride as much as you want. There will be an informal high-air, high bunnyhop and best trick contest for prizes throughout the night. It will be a good time.
South African Fraser Byrne of STF Media has taken on some side projects to film different stuff than BMX. He shot the Gumball boat trip in France, the mini bike race at the British GP that Jeff Emig won and is on his way to Eastern Europe in a Lada to find some more treats. Maybe he can swing by the Simpel session in Tallinn on the weekend of 6-8 January. Fraser sent us the following taster of his new elusive project:
The second instalment in the Federal dvd series, 9 1/2 days in Germany, is now available worldwide. This aint no epic 4 years in the making this time, 9 1/2 Days in Germany was all filmed, funnily enough on our recent team trip to Germany. It features Kye Forte, Steven Hamilton, Corey Martinez, Peter Adam, Ian Morris, Sandy Carson and Dean Hearne going from the Masters in Cologne to the Rebel Jam in Berlin, via Bochum, Oldenburg, Bremen and Hamburg... As well as all the footage from the trip the dvd includes a ton of
THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY BMX VIDEO WORLD PREMIER WILL TAKE PLACE AT MESH SKATEPARK IN FLORIDA ON 11 DECEMBER NEXT. COME RIDE WITH SHADOW RIDERS; ALISTAIR WHITTON, BYRON ANDERSON, JOE SIMON, JOHN JENNINGS AND RYAN SHER.
OVER ONE YEAR OF FILMING AT SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING SPOTS THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER ARE PUT INTO THIS NEW DVD.
LOCATION: MESH SKATEPARK ORLANDO, FL (DIRECTIONS GO TO WWW.MESHSKATEPARK.COM TIME: 3:00PM OPEN SESSION WITH THE SHADOW TEAM THE SHADOW CONSPIRACYS VIDEO PREIMER: 6:00PM (FIRST TIME VIDEO WILL BE SHOWN)
COST: SHADOW SPECIAL RATE: $7.00 ALL DAY SESSION (NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRE FOR THIS DAY ONLY) PLUS GIVEAWAYS AFTER THE PREMIERS APPROX 6:30.
SE Bikes is proud to announce that Thor MX will be outfitting the SE Factory Team for 2006 and beyond. Look for the SE team riders to be rockin’ Thor MX helmets, pants, and gloves at ABA and NBL nationals across the country. The entire team will debut the new gear at the NBL Christmas Classic race in Columbus, OH.
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This upcoming weekend, the ABA Grand Nationals will take place and some of the most anticipated and exciting racing action will take place on the track. VSI Products is proud to announce a contest that will be just as exciting as the race action. Selected riders who are signed up to compete at this weekend at the ABA Grands will have the chance to be involved in THE BIGGEST BMX Giveaway ever held at the Grands! Inside of the ABA Grands Goodie bags, you will find the VSI Golden Ticket. After filling out the ticket, come by and drop it off at the VSI/Intense BMX display and have a chance to win one of 40 prizes.