Over the weekend I was at a local DH race in Fontana, Ca trying to hook up with some people I hadn't seen in a while and meet some people I have never met. I ran into Nigel Page, Cody Warren, Brian Smith, Eric Carter and met JD and John Swanguan (the inventor of the rock walk). However, there was one person around that Eric Carter was looking for to introduce to me. "Where's Phil?" he asked someone and there he was. I couldn't figure out who the hell he was but he knew my last name when I introduced myself.
February 10, 2006 - Carlsbad, CA. In a joint statement issued today, newly formed Mirraco LLC and Trek Bicycles announced they have entered into an agreement whereby Trek will be granted exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Dave Mirra's new line of BMX bikes, bike components, and accessories.
Unless you're a beach bum living in a warm place all year long you will need socks. What's better than a fresh pair? Vans have got three types to choose from. The DogTown skaters can go for the tube socks (far right). These socks that go up till your knee also work in your snowboard boots. For sunny conditions the classic Kick socks will do the job. You can get sunburn on your ankles this way too. The crew socks (grey in the photo) will work for any condition.
You might feel that this is not the right place for a Supercross report but the similarities to BMX are there and I like it. If you don't, skip this. Anyway, after arriving at LAX late on Friday night it was off to the Amp'd mobile Supercross in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday morning in the Avis rental. I met up with the Dutch Special Forces skydive team in the pits and drank a NoFear energy drink or two to keep hydrated. We skipped the MX scene to check in on Mission Beach for an hour or two and then headed back to the stadium in time for the first qualifying race. The track looked awesome and it was great to see the riders taking care of it. The first long straight lead to a 180 flat first turn followed by a section with doubles and a triple. Left 90 degree turn to another triple (that not everyone jumped) to a 180 left turn in front of the Industry/rider seating where we were sitting. The next triple basically went around the corner followed by a tabletop more jumps and a 180 right turn that had a little bank in it.
To celebrate their 15th (!) anniversary in 2006, the HSA (Hoffman Sports Association) has decided to revamp their logos, looks and ofcourse a completely new website (hsacentral.com).
The website was built by the FAT webmaster Jos Wissink (four05.nl) and includes a completely new content management system, through which Steve Swope and friends can easily add new content to the HSAcentral.com website.
The new logo, ids and site graphics have been designed by Christie Owen (nuk-nuk.com).
The Psykopath crew up in NorCal are an enthusiastic bunch of BMX-ers. They support a great group of riders and just received their 2006 model Race and Street/Dirt frames.
Zack Held makes a funny face and holds the prototype race frame while Nick Valencia takes it cool with the prototype street/dirt frame in his hands. So nice to see the first batch in real life. They're being tested right now.
Here's a challenge for you. This week we're going to post 5 pictures and it's up to you to guess who it is. Every day will get a photo that is closer to the final picture. On TV you can win prizes with similar contests but here at FATBMX you can win nothing! Great! It's a personal challenge for everyone out there. At step one we're not going to give away any hints but we'll add info to every photo for the rest of the week.
Name: Ryan Jordan Age: Just turned 25 Hometown: Lynn,Massachusetts
Biz was out with a knee surgery for a long time, how did you deal with the down time? Biz: Ah now that I look back on it I don't know, I guess a lot of TV and that's about it, oh wait I guess I worked out an did therapy an stuff.
How does the knee feel now and what do you do to protect it? Biz: It feels real good, my doctor did Travis Pastrana's an Jamie Thomas' knee and a bunch of other crazy dudes so I knew I was in good hands. I just wear a CTI brace an try not to land on it, I guess that's all you can do.
It was good seeing you back in the magazines in the last few months. Was it hard to get back into it or did you start with tricks like Surfers first?