With great anticipation I put the Flipside DVD in my computer. The story of 4 street riders visiting "pro town" and 4 fully sponsored (contest) pros visiting NYC in return sounded like a good concept. I was waiting for Mirra, Harrington, Dillewaard and Laird to get lost in New York where the only bit of transition can be found at the bottom of the Brooklyn banks. In return seeing E-man, Nigel Sylvester, Blackman and Ralphy in a foampit and playing Golf would be something else too. But before the show started, Glenn Milligan pops up on the screen and announces a slight change of plan.
Technical equipment does help sportsmen and women a lot nowadays. Visiting with Rob van den Wildenbergand his family did learn me that technical equipment used in bicycle track riding has found its way in BMX. On the pictures you can see a crank set that Rob is using during his training and practise sessions. Sensors and a chip do register the power put on the pedals by he rider. After each training session the information gathered can be shown on the computer and it reads the Watts that a rider has put on the pedals.
From Chris Woodage: This helmet was given to me by Ryan Nyquist at the Vans Triple Crown in Denver Colorado 2003. This was the year that Ryan won everything he entered and this was the helmet he wore! It probably has magic powers and might enable you to do truck 720's!! Who knows!! This helmet was signed by Ryan ("Rock on Ryan Nyquist '03") at the time as we were going to give it to Ride UK magazine to give away as a competition prize. The competition never materialised and so the helmet has been sat in my office ever since. I have now just referbed my office and thought it would be a good
KITCHENER, ON CANADA – January 30, 2007 – Ryder Distribution has reached an agreement with Primo and Integral to be the exclusive distributor of both product lines in Canada. A full offering of Primo products is currently in stock at Ryder. Ryder will also stock a full line of Integral parts and accessories and has agreed to introduce Integral complete bikes to the Canadian market for 2007. "We are thrilled to be working with Ryder Distribution," said Joel Gurga of Tip Plus Distribution. "The impressive distribution network that Ryder has amassed over the past ten years is going to make Primo and Integral more widely available in Canada than ever before and in turn, offers Canadian dealers a “one stop shop" so to speak, for all of their BMX needs."
CREAM#22: - Pro tips: Bibi' seat, My Bike / Mike Spinner's Mirraco - Patocherie/ Patrick Guimez Rubrik - How to / Nose pick whip foot jam - Ladies BMX/ Eelke - James from Holland - Photo Contest - Event / Festiventu in Corsica - Report / Long Beach flatland Jam - Report / WeThePeople french tour - Face / Balu & Marcelo, the Brazilians - Event / Vibrations Urbaines contest - Spot / Gordy's trail - Report / Montreal - Portfolio / On the way to Flatring
We have recently added the Nass and Oakley/Twenty jam to the FATBMX event calendar. Damn, that thing is starting to look full. We're waiting on the ASA to announce the LG Action Sports World Tour dates but we are also looking forward to your event. Provide the event date, a contact address, a website URL, some details on the contest and maybe a flyer and we'll put the info up on the FATBMX event schedule.
January 2007.There are many exciting things happening with BMX now that it has been accepted into the Olympics. Coming soon, information on the $ 100,000 Pro JAG BMX World Championship Final. In an exciting location! Look for the exciting TV Series on Versus TV Network (81 million homes weekly), Internet TV and worldwide TV with more than 300 million homes worldwide.
Cristian Becerine wins 3 out of 4 Elite Pro main events in Paradise! Round 3 of the 2007 NBL Pro series was held this past weekend, January 27-28, in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. For the 2nd time, the city of Barceloneta has put on one great NBL full bore national event with a city wide race promotion and organizing a huge event not only for BMX racers, but also for Mountain Biking and road racing. The event stared off as an event that was known as the RM59 tropical challenge. Pro Racer Robbie Miranda, who the event is named after, has helped promote BMX racing in Puerto Rico and this race is
We not only received a pre-production copy of the On the Clock video at FATBMX but La sent a copy of their catalog too. We had actually picked up a copy of the catalog at Interbike as I thought a new magazine had just come out. You see, the folks at Volume are not afraid to do something different. When other companies claim to save trees by doing an online-only catalog, Volume comes out with a magazine scale catalog. If you have not seen the Gypsy magalog, it's time to bug your dealer for one or contact Volume yourself, it's a must see and hands down the best catalog we've seen for a while. It has interviews with their riders, lots of product shots, their ads and great photos.
While you are at the Volume dealer, buy a copy of their new DVD; On the Clock. The Jason Enns part is by far my favorite and it's not
Finally it was Saturday evening, January 27. The "tjoeketjoeke" was about to go off in skateland Rotterdam. It was going to be crazy with a lot of good riders and Dj's. The organisation was afraid not many riders were going to show up because of letting them know on short notice. But thanks to the promotion on the websites: Fatbmx, soulcycle, skateland, Paul's Boutique, reload and aptraxion the group was big! There were about 75 riders in the building, which is a lot considering the Dutch scene is small. Skateland opened the door at 8pm, and it got busier the minute. After about an hour and a half we started with the contest. Rotterdam local Jonathan tried to get all the riders together, but because that didn't work he had to use the mic. That worked a lot better.