With Achim Kujawski organizing the Verthaus jam in Germany and Simon Tabron doing the Spin Like Hell vert weekend in England, it was time for Peter Geys to invite the vert riders for a weekend of halfpipe riding. The weekend was named Garden Of Vert as Peter's ramp is sitting in his backyard. The garden was prepped to the max and Peter had made sure that there was something for everyone. He rented an air castle for the kids and made sure the beer was flowing all weekend. Respect to Peter and his crew for the set-up, it was amazing.
Friday evening saw the HARO High Air contest. 6 riders entered from 5 different countries. German Tim Eichert was riding with a collarbone that was not healed completely (5 weeks) and was just cruising the ramp getting a solid 4 feet with the lowest part of the bike. Sander Nieuwenhuis from Holland went higher with every run he did. He started off in the 4 foot range but ended up going 6 feet plus when the session ended for 5th. 4th place was for a very stylish brakeless rider from Switzerland who listens to the name of Jean-Marie Baertsch.
It's always a shock when we're losing a member of the BMX family. The news about Colin Winkelmann's death spread quickly which shows how many people out there he had who loved him. [url=http://www.bmxnews.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=389&mode=nested] Colin [/url]contributed to the BMX community with amazing riding and a stunt or two. First time I saw Colin was at a contest in Chicago over ten years ago where he did an amazing transfer from a quarterpipe to the spine mini. It was insane. Colin was already riding for DK at the time and was one of the first riders to try a double backflip in a dirt contest.
You know your girlfriend's magazines has hotter chicks on it then yours, that is just a fact. So I started reading Amy's (my babe) Vanity Fair, just because Jennifer Aniston looked so sexy on the cover, I had to do a sneak peek...
And then I bounced into this ad that completed my theory about girls
magazines, I found Mat Hoffman in a Johnston & Murphy shoe ad, portrait in a very stylish way... So there it is, Women, style and BMX all in one.
Pick up yours today and don't leave it in the bathroom, because we all know that sitting in your own funky smell, is NOT the reason you are in there so long in the first place.
Michael de Wit
(St. Petersburg, FL â€“ August 10, 2005). Jim Alley, president and CEO of Profile Racing, Inc., announced today that Sam and Steve Stobart and Profile Racing Europe have been selected as exclusive distributor for Profile Racing BMX/MTB components in Europe. The territory will include the United Kingdom, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Portugal and Latvia. Germany distribution of Profile Racing bicycle components will continue through Country Bikes in Munich.
The garden is groomed to perfection, the beer is flowing and the ramp is ready to be ridden. Everthing seems to be working out for the backyard halfpipe contest at Peter Geys' in Overpelt, Belgium. The FATBMX crew will be present all weekend so expect some updates if we can handle the Jupiler beer.
Tonight will see the HARO high air contest with riders from Finland, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. Tomorrow will be the actual European Vert Cup contest and Sunday will be the DC best trick contest. There are parties planned in the garden every night so there is no reason not to come over.
Check out the pics of the set-up and we hope to drink a Jupiler or two with you this weekend.
For more information and directions, visit www.gardenofvert.com.
BLOOMINGTON, MN - August 11, 2005 - Quality Bicycle Products is announcing an agreement to distribute FBM beginning in February 2006. QBP plans to carry a large selection of the 2006 FBM product line including frames, hard goods, clothing, and videos. All of the FBM products being carried by QBP will appear in the 2006 QBP Dealer Catalog.
"We are very excited to distribute FBM," said QBP's Tim Gallant, "It is important to us to be able to work with FBM because they are a strong company with a lot of positive things happening.
If you're looking for a BMX job, maybe you should read the following. Odyssey have got some openings at their offices in Cerritos, California. ODYSSEY BMX
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNERS, MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, DRAFTSMEN
Odyssey is looking for industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and draftsmen to add to its research and development staff.
It's been a while, we know, but we do depend on your contributions of FAT Pin Up photos. This one arrived this morning from PeeJay and is a bit on the nude side but for lack of Pin-Up photos we are using it anyway. It's definitely 18+ so all you young kids, you cannot check this photo. Wanna ride?
Just outside from the H10 Marina hotel in Barcelona (near Port Olympic) a few walls are sprayed with some decent graffiti. One really caught our eye and we had to take a picture of it. It said "Robo Crap" but we're not sure if it has anything to do with Robbie "Robo" Morales' FIT team visit to Barcelona a few years ago. Anyway, while we were at it, we shot the other pieces too. Enjoy this week's version of the "Comic and Art" section on www.fatbmx.com.
10 SEPTEMBER 2005 â€œ2 LATE JAMâ€?
For the second time we are proud 2 present the â€˜2 Late jam’ this contest is for all the bmx flatlander’s in the Benelux. Who want to participate in one of the biggest bmx flatland contest in the Netherlands.
The Contest will exist in 2 classes: