The ABA season traditionally starts with the race in Reno. It's a bit of a drive from So-Cal. I did the trip twice. Once with Pete Delewski in the WD-40 GT box van (1996). We stopped at some trails on the way up and after the Silver Nationals we went snowboarding with Gary Ellis where Pete broke his wrist and still drove all the way back to Santa Ana. The other time was in the S&M van (1995) with 9 people in a white van driving through a snow storm with no windshield wipers. Both adventurous trips with good memories. Todd Lyons was leading the ABA double A Pro standings after the race in Reno in 1995. Let's see who's leading now.
We're going to let you know whatever comes in here at FATBMX.com. We appreciate you sending the magazines, products and DVD's to our mailbox.
The March issue of RIDE BMX has the following to offer: a shoe buyer's guide, Roadtrips in the Las Vegas, Michigan and Hawaii area, a Rich Hirsch interview, BMX-ers on the move in the Transplants article (Murray, Doyle, Cooke, Sher, Darden, Nussbaum), a Federal test, product reviews, Napolitan bio, letter section and off course the photo part at the end of the mag. Pick it up at the newsstand or at your local bike shop.
With the new staff added to RIDE (from Transworld BMX) we are hoping the number of pages with content will grow from here. The March issue is 132 pages total with 54 pages of ads. Let's aim for 200 pages this time next year.
BMXMasters 2005 in Cologne
The worldwide biggest BMX freestyle event at the
Cologne Youth Park (KÃ¶lner Jugendpark).
Duesseldorf/Cologne, January 12, 2005 From June 23rd to June 26th nearly 2,000 international BMX riders will meet again in Cologne. After successful and exciting world championchips in the years 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002 and 2004 Cologne will be the place for the start of the "BMXMasters", the new international major event in BMX sports.
We've always ran a pretty complete list of BMX events on FATBMX. With the new format you have the possibility to enter your own contest information.
It might take a little effort to add the jam to the FATBMX calendar but this way loads of BMX-ers can check it out. It will also prevent local events to clash. Make good use of this feature and let us know if you spot any mistakes.
The three upcoming BMX events will be shown at the bottom of the right column. You can click any of them for detailed information on directions, sponsors, entry fees, classes, disciplines and contact info.
The event schedule-link in the left column will provide a monthly calendar that gives you a good overview. If someone is asking you where to go to for BMX competition info, send them to www.FATBMX.com
Al Dimino of BMX Invasion sent in two clips of himself together with a flyer of a contest that he is putting on this weekend. Info on the event can be found on the FATBMX event calendar.
Next to riding BMX Al also plays the drums and he's damn good at it. Looks like Taj Mihelich is willing to jam with Al on his bass guitar at some point. All they need is a rider who plays lead guitar and a singer to form a true BMX band.
Here are the links to the movies:
KGB press release 1.1.2005
Alex Jumelin has joined the KGB team. First talking about Alex joining KGB was done earlier 2004 and finally, end of 2004 KGB and Alex Jumelin came to an agreement. This is a big step in the sport of flatland.
Kuoppa and Gomez are more than happy about this movement, they have always enjoyed riding in the same jam circle with Alex and now it will be even more interesting since Alex rides for KGB.
Over the weekend the Pop!Session contest took place in Tallinn, Estonia. With 67 riders in street and 7 in vert it made for an exciting contest. Achim Kujawski scored his first victory in 18 months on the RedBull Vertical ramp and Ryan Nyquist put it together once again in street. Full results right here:
BMX Street Final Standings
1. Ryan Nyquist USA
2. Tobias Wicke GER
3. Allan Cooke USA
4. Josh Harrington USA