The folks at Hoffman Bikes are going podcast crazy.. That's right, Hoffman Bikes is officially podcasting!
Mark Owen tells us about it: "Click the link and subscribe in itunes or whatever your favorite podcasting network is and be wired into HB for life. We'll be posting sections from our videos, television segments, random happenings around the office and pretty much anything else we can get our greedy little hands on. We have some very special surprises planned for the near podcast future so subscribe today."
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Achim Kujawski brought this 900 to our attention and wanted everyone to see it. Hope that's okay with the editor of the movie and the place they've hosted it. If not, get back to us and we'll kindly remove it. Until then, enjoy this 900 from Federal's Alex Valentino from France. He's a ripper and got the job done.
FLY Racing re-signs Pacific Cycle> In other FLY Racing news, we have re-signed a deal with Pacific Cycle for 2006. Who is Pacific Cycle? That would be GT and Mongoose Bicycles. Look for one of the most consistent and professional racers ever, GT's Randy Stumpfhauser to continue wearing FLY for 06. Randy's teammate Joey Bradford will be wearing FLY at the track and on the mountain as he continues to tear it up in BMX and 4X Mountain Biking. We are excited with the addition of the legend Eric "Big Daddy" Rupe as he will make his FLY debut coming up in couple weeks at the ABA's Great NW National in Pasco WA. The Big Daddy is also leading the race for the ABA 06 Vet Pro title. The GT and Mongoose Mtb team's will also be in FLY for 06. A member of that Mongoose team is Eric Carter. For those of you who remember, EC was a top AA pro back in the day and now can be found on top of the podium at most mountain bike events.
For the second year in a row Josh Harrington won one of the biggest contests on earth; the Metro Jam. With over 90 pros entering the contest it's hard to make the finals. Winning the Toronto Metro stop two years in a row has never been done before so Josh must be stoked. Dave Mirra decided to stop by for the first time and got second, living up to his reputation of finishing high at major contests. San Diego's Gary Young placed third.
2006 Toronto Metro Jam final pro street results:
1 Josh Harrington 94.0 2 Dave Mirra 93.4 3 Gary Young 91.6 *Gary Wins Tie Break 4 Morgan Wade 91.6 5 Garrett Reynolds 90.6 6 Brian Hunt 90.2 7 Chris Doyle 89.8
We Dutchies like speed skating, simply because we're good at it. We conquered several (gold) medals at the recent winter Olympics in Torino, Italy. If you take a good look at the speed skaters, you must have noticed the number of Oakley Pro M-frame glasses on the athletes. Well, it's the work of Steve Blick, who next to anything on 2 wheels that has no motor on it, was stuck dealing with the damn speed skaters. All joking aside, Steve has strong NorCal BMX roots that go back to riding with Maurice Meyer and Dave
Nate Wessel had his knee surgery a couple of weeks ago. He was recovering and staying at Scott Powell's in Cleveland, so Nate invited me to come hang and cuddle. So I spent a few days in Cleveland just chillin, watching movies, old skate videos, some video called Whiskey 2. Eating at fine Mexican restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory, and oh yeah, home cooked food from Powell. Nate is doing well and is excited to have the surgery done with and looking forward to getting better. On his down time from building and riding, Nate will be busy riding beavers instead of his bike and working on his signature Failure frame.
The world is full of surprises. Brad McDonald is leaving Transworld Media. After starting Ride magazine from his bedroom in the early 90-s McDonald had worked his way to the top at Transworld media as their Group Publisher. He also had a hand in starting SNAP, BMX Business News, Transworld Motocross and their latest addition, TW Quad. Now what's McDonald going to do?
"It is with both sadness and excitement that I announce my departure from TransWorld. I am returning to my entrepreneurial roots and am launching a new venture, which will be an online media company." stated McDonald, he continues:
The little one woke up at 6am on Sunday morning. It didn't really matter as I needed to get up anyway. The Open Dutch MX championships were on the program for the day and I planned on leaving at 9am. Right then it started to snow. Hard! I decided to enjoy the warm living room for a bit longer before I got in the car to drive to Gemert. It got real white within 15 minutes and I checked the internet to see if there were any posts up on the event. I coulnd't find anything so it was off to the track. 15 minutes later I arrived and the sun was out. Nice. It was cold but I was prepared and wore a lot of clothes. I checked in with the Universal MX riders ([url=http://www.mxjarno.com]Jarno Verhorevoort[/url] and new rider [url=http://www.johancarlsson.com/]Johan Carlsson[/url] from Sweden) before I made it to the track to shoot some pics in practice. The racing in both MX1 and MX2 classes was intense and here's the little report I wrote for Monday's Kickstart.
I just found out I was too late to get it posted so here goes:
-The season hasn't started off well for Haro's Peter Geys over in Belgium. Here's the update from Peter himself: Hello guys I’ve got more bad news from the doctor! I’m having a crack at a tendon in my left shoulder and I need a surgery on it. Because I broke 2 ribs and my collarbone on January 18th in Barcelona, Spain, they need to wait 3 weeks longer before a surgery is recommended and than it's going to take a few months before I can start riding again, bummer! Get well soon Peter.
-Daniel Dhers has been spending winter in a warmer climate (Brasil) so he can still ride. Daniel wrote a report for the HARO Bikes website so check it out.
-Ryan Nyquist spent some time Down Under for a holiday. He has broken his hand and will have another 4 weeks of "holiday" to let it heal.