If you want to cool off in the middle of the summer maybe you can head over to Vise, Belgium for a lake jumping contest. BMX Plus! will cover the event (just kidding). We only received the flyer of the contest but I believe they're giving away a lot of stuff at the contest. Look at all the sponsors that are lined up for this! Coke (?) is one of the sponsors and combine that with some Red Bull and you can count on an all nighter at the local techno in Vise Ile Robinson. First prize is a Seat car.
We're probably completely wrong here so go to www.waterjump.be for more info or visit the comp on 19 and 20 August and let us know what happened.
Today the annual manual and prelims took place at the Download Festival in Donnington. We'll give you the results here before we hop back in the bus to go see Metallica live. Jealous yet? The Annual Manual once again went to Ruben Alcantara. Last year he won $ 1200,= USD for it and I've heard this year it's more. You guys now start practicing your wheelies. It's a rewarding trick. A split 8th place in prelims has Tom Stober and Dennis McCoy both making the finals making it a group of 9 tomorrow. First place in qualifying went to Simon Tabron who had the tricks and the height. Jimmy Walker is ruling the bowl and got 2nd with Joe Rich getting third. I'm doing this out of the top of my head and it's either Bas Keep or Koji Kraft in 4th or 5th. Anyway, they both made it. Zach Shaw and Matt Fairbairn fill the next two places and together with Tom and DMC that will be the final of tomorrow.
FATBMX is at the Download festival in Donington, England. Today was the "local" version of the BMX and skate competition. Basically, the UK version had riders that rode to make it to the event on Sunday with all the big wigs. Only the winner went through and that was Chris Mahoney. He'll have to stay for the weekend but knowing Chris he doesn't have a problem hanging out with 100.000 hardrockers and the better skateboarders and BMX-ers. Bikes, Beers and Bitches is another way to describe the situation here. Black shirts galore and all out for a good time. Mike Mullen won the high air contest that was held after the comp was over. The dude still has it and he went pretty high. It was wild guessing how high exactly he went but the judges declared him the winner. Tool played on stage while Vans man Steve van Doren was flipping burgers for the BMX-ers and skateboarders. At the same time the pro practice session was going on. Jimmy Walker was looking really good. It's hard to tell what his regular way is and what his opposite side is.
DC is stoked to announce the appointment of Dylan Clayton as the new UK Bike Team Manager for BMX, MTB and MotoX. Dylan, three times BMX world champion has been riding on the DC BMX TEAM for six years, gaining hands on experience from some of the best teams in world. As Dylan says " From being a rider I have a solid understanding of all the individual needs required to form a great team spirit. My first plan is to re-ignite public interest in BMX and the team through tours and team event attendances across the UK and Europe. Commencing with the Urban Games and NASS this summer"
Old-School Corner: 22 years BMX in the Cologne Youthpark give enough reason to arrange an „Oldschool Corner“ with bikes and oldschool stuff at the BMXMasters 2006. There will be Oldschool-Sepcialists to provide information about the bike’s condition, technical riding tips and some old stories from the good old times... Some changes for the diciplines: The two disciplines Miniramp and Vert will be collapse to one class the Amateur class. Furthermore there will be the Pro-Class.
We've been slacking on BMX and DVD reviews but sometimes there is simply not enough time available. This BBN review comes from England. The photo was taken in London and the white background is from the Ibis bath tub. The business mag was read on the plane ride and while taking a bath this morning. It's not too much of a read but interesting indeed.Dennis McCoy showed up this morning and had not seen the issue yet, in fact, he does not receive the magazine himself after trying multiple times to get on the list. Can anyone at Transworld take care of that please? Anyway, back to the mag. The cover news is about Shimano getting back into BMX with a BMX specific DXR component line. Blame the Olympics for that one. The other cover story covers the Olympics with Doug Martin being interviewed on the latest race situation. Next page has a story on Intense entering the complete bike market for 2007. Tim Gallant (QBP) writes this issue's editorial.
Girls in short skirts are often used to cheer up a crowd. It also happened at the SX in San Diego where out of nowhere these girls started parading through the stands. The shots could have been a lot tastier with a bit of guts but it all happened so quick that they were gone before the camera knew how to focus.
– El Cajon, California – Formula riders were once again proving to the BMX world that Formula is the premier frame brand. Factory team superstars AA Pro dR Donny Robinson, 17 Expert Warren McDow, and 12 Expert Chad Kerley made it out to Lake Perris BMX for the ABA Spring Nationals while Elite Woman Amanda Geving hopped over to North Carolina for the NBL’s Tarheel National at Tanglewood. Donny has been the top dog in the Elite Men/AA Pro ranks lately. But, with the return of Bubba Harris to the lineup, dR was excited for an already competitve class to get even harder. Here’s Donny on how the weekend went: