You might have noticed that FELT is on the FATBMX program this year. We decided to check in at the FELT offices in the USA and caught up with Alan Foster.How are things at Felt?
Alan Foster: Felt is good. We're at the end of January and we're working on '06 product now. As far as team activities are concerned, Scotty Cranmer is staying on the team, which was a fight, and so are Paulie Lange and Scott Walkowiak. Those are our main three guys and we do two grassroots teams, one is a race team out of California and one out of Connecticut. Then we have a flow team with Rob Jensen
RIDE BMX magazine #83.
UK: 3 pound 20
Aussies pay $9.75
USA: 6 bucks get 5 cents change
Canada: $8.99 ey
Europe: not listed
Magazines can be expensive, especially imported books because shipping gets added. When a magazine is 164 pages thick, has a big size and is printed on quality paper, the postage might be more than the magazine printing itself.
Supercross action with hobby rider Bart de Jong
The Suzuki Crossover Challenge is a race of Athletes from different sports mixed with Celebrities that takes place during an actual Supercross event. For the 2005 season the race took place at the SBC stadium in San Francisco, California. Instead of riding RM 125 bikes, this year the Crossover Challenge was raced on DRZ 110 mini bikes. I managed to score a ride but was so unprepared it wasn't even funny. On top of that I dislocated my shoulder the week before riding some BMX at the Bellflower track. It took a "whatever it takes" effort to make it to the evening program. With 38.770 people in the stands, it was on, but for how long?
The BMX indoor race in Tours, France is one of Europe's biggest races every year. The event took place last weekend and the results are right here:
Pro Open Saturday Night:
1- Allier Thomas
2- Prokop Michal
3- Baltzersen Henrik
4- Day Mike
5- Fouilleul Thierry
We received a mail from Dylan Close who asked if we wanted to review the Physical Graffiti DVD. Yup, no problem, just send it over. I didn't really know what to expect but was hoping for some sort or graffiti art video.
Turns out that Physical Graffiti has more to do with tattoos, piercings and pain. The DVD has a documentary feel to it and that is a good thing because the footage is pretty old. Neal Wood, Dave Mirra and Jay Miron are in it too. Jay's on his Hoffman bike and Dave on the Blammo. Turns out this video hail from 1998 but has been re-released.
Here's the official press release regarding the DVD so you can decide yourself if tattoos, piercings and pain are your thing:
Todd Lyons was one to the first riders I remember getting his own name registered for a website. I was laughing at the www.toddlyons.com stickers on his bike at the time because it seemed out of place for BMX-ers to have a personal website.
Well, times have changed and it's now common to stumble across riders' sites. What makes TL's site good is that he does regular updates talking about the Bikes, the Beers and the Bitches.
His January 28 Journal is about the FATBMX site so we thought you might want to read it.
Check the FATBMX article on Todd Lyons' website[/url]
The time has finally come...
The highly anticipated, critically acclaimed, feature documentary:
"Joe Kid on a Stingray -The History of BMX".
Produced & Directed by Mark Eaton and John Swarr of Bang! Pictures Inc. Executive Produced & Narrated by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers.
Australian HARO rider Luke Parslow won the X-Air dirt jump comp in NZ. A huge crowd witnessed Luke's first major competition win
and he beat a strong field with the likes of Nyquist, Bohan, Guettler,
Mackay. Ryan Nyquist finished 3rd behind Guettler.
His sponsor Repco Sport were so hyped about Luke's win at X-Air that they shouted him a flight in a Mig Jet Fighter! But Luke wasn't so happy after the flight feeling the effects of the 4G turns.
Oh boy, it's getting close. The Supercross of San Francisco is starting tomorrow. It's 23:30pm at the moment and I'm typing this from a groovy hotel on Grant street in downtown SF.
The stadium is down the street and it has been raining a lot. This race might turn into a mud fest but I'm okay with that. Riding a supercross track in front of a sold out crowd sounds like a challenge to me. Look at the starter list for the other participants; Vanilla Ice, Cab, Agah,