Koelle Alaaf! Carnaval. Hate it, or love it but wethepeople in Cologne organized a comstumized party at their facility that started off at 11:11am after two pallets of Reisdorff had arrived. As soon as the double decker bus from Duesseldorf arrived with 70 people on board, the place was full and it just took off from there.
People had really outdone themselves with costumes that were so funny. Klaus was a sex tourist, Fastinetto showed up on foot doing some Nordic walking, there were some Ninja’s doing some kung-fu fighting, Janosch was Rocky Balboa, I think I saw Aze, Nacho Libre was in da house, Big Ed sure has gained some weight since he moved to Cologne, Kalle was a rock star, Aber Nice and by 2pm the place was rocking.
The new issue of Props just came out. They're at issue 63 which is incredible. Props to that. A couple of good things about the Props issues are that they are top quality. Good angles, good editing, good lighting and one must say that they've got 99% of the riders' names in the picture which must be a nightmare to pull off at times. Issue #63 is long, which is good in my book for a video magazine. You don't feel ripped off. Coming up with new things each issue is difficult but you can find a Props stamp on the cover of # 63 that will be your entry form for a Hoffman - Animal product giveaway. Nice touch as not everyone is sponsored but everyone can use free parts for their bikes, especially when they come from Animal or Hoffman . Enough blahblah, here's what's inside:
-Credence Road Trip Part 2 -North East Scene Report -Vancouver Metro Jam
Here is some pics of the new S-Hole stem due out early April 2007. Several of Greasy Comb's team riders have been testing this stem since last August with positive results. By machining away spare metal in non load bearing areas we were able to reduce weight while keeping strength to a maximum.
Material: CNC machined from Billet 6061 T-6 Aircraft Aluminum.
After a hell of a long trip being sandwiched in between two strangers for 11 hours we have made it to Tokyo, Japan for the Red Bull Circle Of Balance (COB). We scoped the city for a bit last night and got some Indian Curry which actually tasted pretty good. The hotel internet wasn't easy to figure out but we're online now and hope to bring you some (daily) updates of what's going on over here.
Round 4 of the 2007 ABA Pro race events took place this past weekend Oldsmar, Florida. With all the other crazy race fans headed off to Daytona for some car race, the real race was going on for the BMX racers just outside of Tampa. Saturday had some great weather conditions for the racers, but Sunday was a totally different day with rain overnight and wind during the event on Sunday. Here is how the guys finished up:
Randy Stumpfhauser has been training hard for the past few months so he might now have been at his fastest at the last few races, but as you can see from history, Randy has been the most consistent Pro in BMX racing for the last 4 years. Oldsmar went very well for Randy as he would finish up 4th in AA Pro on Saturday and 2nd in AA on Sunday.
It couldn't be stopped. Kase Filipowicz is now featured in a DK advertisement. After a week long sponsor campaign on FATBMX, Kase chose to represent DK Bicycles and celebrated with an abubaca on the hood of this SUV.
As DK's Catfish stated: "We have been supporting Kase for a while now and it's time to move him up to the A program. Where do you find talent like this?
2007 the Battle in da Club tour is back! Four cities, four clubs and each time 16 of Germany's and Austria's best riders. In the end one of them will be get the BidC crown.
Once more the scoring system changed. The top 4 riders of each battle get points in the ranking and will directly qualify for the next battle. "Simple, hard but fair" is the new motto and that's why we decided to use the simple 1-on-1 battle mode again this year.
Mixed up with incredible live acts the BidC tour 2007 will definitely rock da house.