It's not far away, the Elevation comp in Whistler. You can count on Chris Doyle to be there and blast a couple of turndown 360-s over the biggest sets in a way that only Doyle can. Here's what Chris had to say about the comp.
1) What does the Elevation comp mean to you? Good times, great location, and good friends.
2) Do you fancy riding real trails going down a hill? Heck yes! Who wants to pedal?
3) Have you seen photos of the 2007 dirt jumps yet? I saw a couple photos but not the whole course and it looks incredible.
4) How bad do you think it is that Dirt is no longer a discipline in the X-Games?
The Red Bull Elevation contest is coming up this weekend. We asked some of the competitors what they think about the contest. Here are the answers from Alejandro Caro, a rider who surprised a lot of people in Whistler last year.
1) What does the Elevation comp mean to you? It is just the best dirt contest of the year, this is so much fun. It's the best riders of the sports riding amazing huge trails
Failure Bikes owner and Snafu pro, Matt "The Beard" Bischoff, along with Master ramp God and Failure product designer, Nate Wessel, will be on the hit TV show Miami Ink, tomorrow night at 10 pm eastern on TLC. Make sure to tune in as Chris Garver gives "The Beard" the greatest tattoo of all time! A portrait of Hans Langseth! Who is Hans Langseth you ask? Only the dude with the longest beard ever. Be sure not to miss this once in a lifetime television masterpiece.
If you want to ride a good session at this skatepark and you can make it to Cheyenne, WY., do it this Saturday 30 June for a BMX Rodeo. The Sturman park will have a Beginner ($5), Expert ($10) and Pro ($15) class. The place looks great.
The Southern Hemisphere is facing winter at the moment. Winter sucks. But 2020 magazine tries to help you get through it. The Australian BMX magazine just came out with their June issue. June is usually the start of summer for us, but not for the Australians. You can imagine that the June issue is packed with events that took place over the '06/'07 Aussie summer. It has Colony's NZ tour, the Morrisey-Crisp trip to X-air, a report on the PMP trails (so dialled), the Red Baron Challenge, Zombie Hop, Rignwood openings, Jay's Jam, Tim Hales day, Kurri Kurri comp, Erindale drunk/ride fest, O'Town report, Colonizing China report by Clint, Metro Jam in SIngapore, Cooma Breakout and much more. The Australians seem to be into jams don't they? When Dave Dillewaard, Colin MacKay and Corey Bohan visited home over the winter (their summer), they did a trip to film for FuelTV. Senad Grosic (Austria) joined them. The Shitluck van made it to Australia.
Baltimore, Md. –Daniel Dhers of Venezuela captivated the crowd in BMX Park by capturing the BMX Park victory at the AST Dew Tour’s Panasonic Open, the first event of the season at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Sports Complex. Dhers, a rookie and Dew Cup champion last season, posted a 93.17 to earn the win. This was Dhers second consecutive victory dating back to last season’s victory at the PlayStation Pro event. "There was not really any extra pressure coming into the finals,” said Dhers. “I just like to ride for fun, so pressure doesn't really bother me. When I am having fun, everything comes together."
Michael Spinner of Oceanside, N.Y., placed second with a 92.67, followed by Dennis Enarson of La Mesa, Calif., with a 90.67. "I really thought that Spinner had it,” said Dhers. “I was really surprised by the results but, hey, I'm not complaining."
I have an announcement that is bittersweet in that our dear friend and coworker for the past 12 years Page Hussey is departing Hoffman Enterprises to pursue a dream of becoming one of Edmond's (OK) finest. Yes, Page told us 3+ years ago that he really wanted to be a police officer and started to go to school at night. Back then, I told Page that he had a job here at Hoffman for as long as he needed until he reached his goal and he just found out that he was accepted to the police force in our hometown. The call came to him just last week and he has to be ready to go on July 8. It's sudden, but such is the way of the police academy.
We love Page and are really happy that he has found what he wants. We are sad to see him go, but are very happy for him. It is exceptionally good that he will be staying in Edmond.
Page will be working with us until he departs for training, but to help in the transition, you should contact April Mays for any further
Party time at these guys' this week: 29 June - Bob Haro 1958 29 June - Brian Foster 1972 29 June - Rob Nolli 1972 29 June - Manu Massabova 1972 29 June - Alain Massabova 1972 29 June - Shaun Butler 1976 01 July - Mike Laird 1974
When BMX Business News stopped publishing there was no trade magazine for BMX. What made you decide to start one up? - James and I had been talking about several ideas towards the end of business news that we thought could help save it- but basically, the ship had sailed. We thought we had some great ideas for putting out a trade mag that addressed the current state of BMX, and also was accessible to the smaller, progressive companies that are pushing things. We decided to start one up because we know it’s important and we knew we could do it.
Baltimore, Md. –Jamie Bestwick, England, continued his five event unbeaten streak in BMX Vert at the AST Dew Tour’s first event of the season, the Panasonic Open at Baltimore’s Camden Yards Sports Complex. Bestwick, who has won nine of 10 BMX Vert events he has entered on the Dew Tour, continued his domination by scoring an 89.17 on his first run in the best of two format. Chad Kagy of Gilroy, Calif., placed second with an 88.67, followed by Jimmy Walker of Chicago with an 87.67. “This trophy has been eluding me the last two years, but no more,” said Bestwick. “What can I say, it shows there are a number of great riders in BMX Vert.” BMX
Dirt competitor Stephen Murray of England was injured Friday night while attempting a double backflip. Murray, 27, was immediately attended to by tour medical staff and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital. He underwent surgery Saturday and is in critical but stable condition.