On 9 June individuals will turn into nationalistic bastards. Where BMX brings countries together, from 9 June countries split up again. The Dutch don't want to have anything to do with the Germans for instance. We all hope they're going to lose the opening game in their home country. Never liked Klinsmann anyway. The war will be on when the Fifa World Cup football starts. For the new poll we're listing a couple of the favorite teams that will participate at this summer's World Cup.
Without a chain, your bike would be worthless. You might not worry too much about what chain you run but you should check out KMC, they makes some good [url=http://www.kmcchain.nl/kettingen/01c1e496f31360c10/index.html]BMX chains[/url]. With weight being an issue these days, KMC have listened and manufactured a SL (Super Light) version of the K710 Kool Chain. This saves almost 20% (365 grams against 420 grams for the K710 version). It's got a Pin Power of 250 kilograms and a Breakload (min) of 950 kg. They come in both Gold and Silver and have a length of 100 links that fits anything from a 48-16 or less.
The Drop-out BMX hall will be the place to be for the Eastern Jam meets Jam Session. The BMX disciplines will be flatland A and B class and also street A and B. Next to that there will be a highest jump contest and a best trick competition. The date is 8 July 2006 which clashes with the Street Justice in Canada and the Slovanian race/dirt contest but if you're not living in that area and ccloser to Germany, mark this contest in your calendar for July 8th.
Cheerleading will be one of the side events so you know some chicks will be there to impress. Invite one of them out to the Chill-out and grill party in the AJZ that night. Make it happen.
Roseville, Ca., The ABA National held in Roseville recently was a great weekend of racing and one of the highlights was sidehack racing. Yep sidehack racing has had a resurgence into modern day BMX with riders looking to challenge themselves with the help of a "monkey" and a different bike setup. The sidehack race was 3 gates of racing to the tune of 9 groups entered to race.
What's the name of your company? Achim: I started a distribution company last year called fastpace bike distribution.
What exactly do you do? Achim: BMX.
What brands do you carry and are you looking into carrying more brands in the future? Achim: So far it's Hoffman Bikes and Colony. Colony product should be available later this summer. We are definitely looking into carrying more brands in the future. Really important to us is to have enough room to represent every company in a way they deserve.
How do you plan to combine bizznizz work with all the riding/shows/travel?
There were times when you got away with ads like these. Sure, it's been a while and the ad has been ridiculed in the meantime, but Lee sent us this Hammer ad which involved some girls and a bike and we're running it today.
BMX racing has become an Olympic sport. With only 48 spots open for the BMX community, it's good to know how to make it to the Olympics in 2008. [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1400]Doug Martin[/url], USA's Director of BMX Programs for '08 Olympics, sent over some info that should clear things up: In Beijing, there are a total of forty-eight (48) BMX start positions: thirty-two (32) for men and sixteen (16) for women. Olympic start positions are not guaranteed - they must be earned. The process described below was established by the UCI and is the same for every country.
It is important to understand that the Olympic Games represent a global ideal based on the world coming together once every four years to watch the best from every country compete.
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?