Dayton, Ohio - DK Bicycles is proud to welcome AA Pro racer Aaron Johnson to the DK Pro team. Aaron will make his DK debut this weekend at the 2006 ABA Grand Nationals in Tulsa, OK. Johnson hails from Murrieta, California and has been racing for 17 years. Aaron rode really well at the UCI Super-X race in San Jose and this years DC Sprint Trails event. Not only is he fast, his dirt jumping skills are quite good also. Aaron will attend several UCI, ABA and NBL events in 2007.
Well last minute I found out about the flow contest in Ohio. I drove up there with my friend from Woodward Andy Alverez. Got up there a day before so we can just ride the skatepark. I have to say I did like it a lot. Everything was pretty cool; box jumps, quarters everywhere a big wall ride, wedges the whole 9 yards. The contest started on Saturday with the Am contest. When I got there I realized they had a Mirraco booth there with a bunch of bikes set up. Everybody that checked out any of the bikes knew they wanted one too. Getting back to the riding. More than half of those guys should have been in the pro class. They were all doing the big gaps, spins and whips. I think it was mad dog who did a 360 backflip over the box that was nuttttts! Sunday came. Everybody was so excited. Crazy stuff was going to go down.
Here’s the list of things Iremember. Zack Warden double whipping both ways, Ron Thomas doing flair tucks, flair turndown to x-up and 3 tuck to bar, Matt Sparks with trick of the night doing the biggest flair ever across the skatepark and many attempts at his famous whip to whip back.
Some of the most underrated rippers have found a spot on the Sputnic-BMX team. Johnny Devlin is a rider of the team and he's the Sputnic brand manager at the same time. His duties will include web content, riding, filming and editing all Sputnic videos. The Sputnic product line will grow. Plans are to have more product available mid-2007 and new products to show at the 2007 Interbike show. Now who are those underrated riders you ask?
Last weekend in Petaluma , CA another comp went down at Ramp Rats park. Owner Mike Krnaich gathered together a whole bunch of sponsors , had a product toss and even managed to fall off his bike. The morning section of the comp was for the young and reckless: 15 and under , 15 and over and beginner. These guys were just as much fun to watch as the later arriving pro class. When one of these guys grabs the tire/video/grips/cable they have won its like holding the gold at the olypmics for them.
Afterwards the Almost Pro class is held and these guys went for broke as well. Joe Chernoff was trying some sort of 1 handed 360 bar spin and reaped the soul of a Canon camera flash as well. Tailwhips , footjam whips , turndowns a-go-go.
When the Pro class hit the park everyone went nuts. These guys put on a show and everyone rode to their limits. Someone got local rider Thomas Raes full of cheap beer and on the mic which added some colour to the proceedings.
Props 62 takes you from the USA to Europe and back and back and back. Does that make sense? Two European events/reports are on issue 62, the Rebel Jam in Berlin and the Twenty Bikes El Bodega Tour. It's good to see Euro stuff in Props. The Credence Bikes Road Trip was fun to watch too. These guys were on a mission with a coverted van and a bunch of McGyvers on board. they seemed to have fun though. Wisconsin breeds lots of talent. They have been getting a lot of coverage lately and deservingly so. If only the riders' last names weren't so fucked up I'd run through each and everyone's trick list. Maybe next time. The Kink Demolition Derby; Yes! Okay, it's not BMX but BMX related enough to make it in Props with teams from Team Young BMX, Hurley, Albe's, RIDEBMX, Square One, United, FBM, Woodward and a lot more sponsors who threw down a couple hundred bucks for one of their riders to have a good time. Want street? It doesn't get much more street than a session at the Brooklyn Banks (Animal Tiseo Jam).
Highlight Show Offers Never-Been-Seen Footage from 2006 Season What: The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, recaps its exciting second season with its highlight show. The program will offer exclusive interviews and footage from the five-city tour that included stops in Louisville, Denver, Portland, San Jose and Orlando. Viewers can see all their favorite thrills and spills from the sophomore season including the first 360 no-handed flip performed by Dave Mirra and Scotty Cranmer’s valiant effort to pull off a double backflip.
The PSP The Champ BMX Series came to an end last weekend. The series had a different set-up. Series one was a dirt contest in Augsburg. Series two a street/park contest (Hamburg - I-punkt) and the last stop was a mini-ramp competition (Weil am Rhein) last weekend. To be able to win the title you had to ride more than one contest. It would show who had the best overall skills on a BMX bike.
The third annual Long Beach flatland jam is happening again. Just when the winter time is setting in, flatland riders can make their way to Sunny California for some backwards bar rides on the waves. The exact date is 9 December 2006.
When it rains (does it ever in Sunny California?), the flatland jam will be held the next day. The folks at Intrikat are behind this one so you know it's legit.
When the waves don't show up, meet at the Wilson Public Courts. The address is: Wilson High School, 9th street & Bennett, Long Beach, CA 90804. Don't forget to raise your laidback seatpost, put your bars in Chicago mode and bring the Simple Green for the Skyway rims.
Joe kid on a Sting-Ray –The History of BMX. BMX is an acronym for Bicycle Motocross. This film documents the evolution of a sport created by kids who [in the 1970’s] began modifying their Schwinn Sting- Ray bicycles to look like motorcycles. This documentary is the first film to take a serious look at the history and evolution of BMX bicycle riding, from the streets of 1960s suburban neighborhoods to today's stadium-packed televised Dirt, Street & Halfpipe insanity.