Wowwow wooow what's up with this cover? We'll see if a portrait of Kevin "I'll be back" Robinson will get the magazine off the racks. He's got a cool 10 page interview in this 40 page mag making his sponsors proud. The remaining BMX pages cover the Metro Jam in Toronto, a No Bikes Allowed article, a Vegetarianism article by [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1505]Tom Haugen[/url] and a story by Brian "Yella" Gavigan talking about being a dad, handle the kids and do some riding. Sophisticated Rider is more than BMX alone so expect to see some FMX ( Air & Style event), The Tampa AM (Skateboarding) and a Chris Gentry interview. If you hate flipping through magazines with too many ads, Soph Rider is for you. More content than ads (for a change).
Jared Souney recently rebuilt the website. You can check it out at [url=http://www.sophisticatedrider.com]Soph Rider[/url] to find out how to subscribe to the magazine.
What is it that you do these days? Glenn: I make videos and films. I still work for Transworld, my job is to produce one BMX video and one quad off-road film, there's a lot of extra stuff in there, like the presentation at the nora cup awards, company presentation stuff, and web videos.
You had a change of jobs when you worked for Primo for a while, how was that?
The Love Metal Jam was officially of the chain! The turn out was amazing and the level of riding was something I don’t think will ever be witnessed at Falmouth skatepark again. Seriously hammers where being thrown down everywhere from everyone, all the riders definitely upped their game and the photos speak for themselves.
We've known Eben for sometime now since he was riding for Inopia who we work closely with. After hanging out with Eben a lot during the filming of the Megatour 5 DVD, we decided to make him an offer to ride for Stolen as his main sponsor and he accepted.
Together we are already prototyping an Eben Fischer signature frame dubbed 'the E-Train' due out at Interbike time.
Eben currently uses the following Stolen products: Five-0 frame, Team Fork, 9b Bars, Ti Post, Team Cranks & BB.
Eben joins John Jennings, Sean Real, John Demers & Ariel Greer on the Stolen 'A' Team.
The opening of the Venus trails saw about 30-40 people show up. Mostly MTB-ers, sad but true, but also a couple of photographers and filmers showed up. Tim Bucholz took the photos you see with this little report so thanks to him. As planned we got together at the Aldi parking lot and rode over to the dirt jumps together. We had laid out a red carpet which was pretty effective. Jan Stoertzer held a short speech followed by a raffle where the two winners both got a T-shirt and some scissors. With these scissors they cut the ribbons that were placed across the dirt jumps. After that, the session was on.
Quite a few had problems clearing the big jumps as there was no possibility to warm up on smaller sets. One of the BMX-ers broke his arm and had to be taken to the hospital. After the early difficulties were over, it turned into a nice session.
Following the mind blowing riding that was laid down at the Backyard Jam in Brighton last year and with so many talented amateur riders out there killing themselves at every opportunity, Seventies has decided to shake things up this year. 2006 will see the birth of a series of amateur events located around the country to help extract the finest amateurs to compete in the Backyard Jam.
The May 2006 issue of RIDE has a typical RIDE cover, or better, it reminded me of the Invert mag for some reason. Maybe because it has this typical UK blue sky (if that does exist), or maybe because it's a Brit on the cover (Leo Forte). Maybe it's because in the past no extra flashes were used to brighten up the rider as is the case with the cover of No 94. Hey, we like it for a change. Damn, 180 pages, how am I going to read it all? Definitely worth the 2.95 British Pounds or $even bucks (USA) that you will have to pay at the counter to get a copy. Shiiitt, 180 pages. What's in it?
After all the regulars like the editorial, news from their worldwide contributors, Lavar's Mike Ardelean, event calendar, music and DVD reviews, the Flat Matters section, George French's Tech page and a skatepark directory, the mag has a few articles for you to check out.
History: In the beginning England first experienced BMX in 1980 when Geoff Wiles was sent over to the USA by the Halford's head-office based in Redditch, near Birmingham. His mission was to check out and assess a new cycle sport called Bicycle Motocross - "BMX". He was, "Blown away" by what he saw and immediately on his return kick started operations to build a BMX track in Redditch to duplicate what he saw in the States and to set-up the first UK race.
Being the first official track to be built in the UK, Redditch was "The Blue Print" and hundreds of tracks soon appeared across the U.K.