Tips when you go USA
When you ride BMX, most likely you want to check out the scene in the USA. If you don’t live in the USA and you have never made the trip over, here are a few tips. I could list a whole bunch of good stuff and a whole list of bad stuff about the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here’s a mixture so you don’t get your hopes up of a perfect world but it shouldn’t hold you back from discovering the country where it all started.
Oh yeah!! We are proud to present the Soul Cycle XL series!
These series done by riders for riders will take place in the 3 best indoor parks in Holland.
Round 1 12-03-05: Skatepark The Promise Heerlen
Round 2 16-04-05: Skatepark Insaen Zaandam
Round 3 07-05-05: Skateland Rotterdam
The Series is based on a point system, so overall winners win big prizes.
Every round we’ll give away prizes, but for the overall winners of Pro there’s â‚¬1000 prize money and also the Expert class riders will be blown away by the prizesâ€¦
If you're not into the MX thing, don't click on this. If you are, enjoy some photo's I shot in San Francisco, check the results and enjoy the notes that PR manager Denny Hartwig sent over.Three in a Row for Suzuki’s Carmichael
Laninovich Takes Home First Win in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (January 29, 2005) - Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., won his third consecutive THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race in front of 38,744 fans at SBC Park. Honda’s Billy Laninovich, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., won his first 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series race.
FRONT BRAKE REVOLUTION GOES STATESIDE
The â€œFront Brake Revolutionâ€? part 2 is to take place at:
Rampage Skatepark, Davenport, Iowa, USA on 18 th /19 th /20 th March 2005.
Jam creators and organisers: Ben Foakes and partner Jasmine O’Brien have teamed up with Standard Industries’ Rick Moliterno to make the project happen. Rampage Skatepark will sadly close indefinitely the week after FBR 2 and this will be the last chance for riders to congregate at the legendary location and bid it farewell. Special ramp modifications are being prepared in the weeks leading up to the jam to make the park more BMX friendly.
Soul #26 has been released. It's by far the most international video magazine around. The quality of the Winter 2005 issue seems to progress in the same way that riding is progressing. It's got a Frenchman on the cover (Thomas Caillard) and shows footage from the Heartattack tour up in Scandinavia, the Urban Games in London, A bio on German Sven Hoffman, The Twenty jam in France, The Carhartt Ravage Road trip through the Netherlands + Germany, The Backyard jam in Derby, UK, a Bio on Aussie Corey Bohan and a Soul trip to CZ, A and SK. The video is 43 minutes and has a 32 minute bonus section. You can watch the trailer in the FAT Movies section.
Here's some info about Snickers activities this year.
Snickers Sundays are back with a vengeance, but rather than cramming it all into the summer months we've decided to spread it out across the year - Snickers Sundays events will be taking place in the first and last 3 months of the year, with Snickers Best Trick events occupying the summer months. Throughout the year, Snickers will be touring the country, each month focusing on a different region. See below for a press release along with dates, with more to be confirmed.
SUNDAY IS NO LONGER A DAY OF REST
Sundays used to be a day of rest but â€˜SNICKERS Sundays’ are back to liven up the weekends throughout 2005. At weekends, SNICKERS is teaming up with selected skate parks up and down the country to offer free admission to the first 100 people attending a Snickers Sunday (so get there early to avoid disappointment).
The level of the BMX riding has gone through the roof. The System DVD proofs it once again. System Cycles distribute the brands of DK and FLY Bikes and they teamed up to make one video with riders from both teams. Brian Kachinsky is definitely suicidal. The rail tricks he does are insane. Sergio Layos has so much flow and Chris Doyle is one of the best overall riders. It's nice to see some dirt in this DVD too. Behnke is taking it to the streets and Biz can drive any truck. Kevin Porter's part doesn't disappoint one bit. These riders have built up a name for themselves and for a reason.
The DK/FLY riders were taken on several trips which results in unique footage at different spots. The extra effort is appreciated. The editing is clean and the music does not annoy. All in all a great DVD with some interesting bonus footage on Colin Winkelmann that you have to see.
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.