Over the weekend I was in Indianapolis for the Dealer Expo trade show. It's a show that can be compared to Interbike but is motorcycle related. When I was a kid all I wanted to do is ride motocross. That is until BMX arrived which was the perfect fit. It seems like more people were like that and at the Indy show I ran into several ex-BMX-ers such as Hutch pro BMX-er Toby Henderson (now at VSI) and Torker factory rider from back in the day Dave Marietta. Dave also did Wizard number plates and is now running a 25 employee screening business called Hot Shoppe. Todd Huffman was also present (as was his brother who works in the motorcycle industry). Huffman used to run the marketing department at GT and was a former racer (Auburn/SE) himself. Bob Haro was running the Axio booth with his brother Ron who used to announce GT shows. Bob’s hard shell backpacks are something else.
Grips, the come in different sizes, hardness and colours. What else do you want me to tell you? They wear out quick but they don't cost you an arm and a leg. Grips with bar ends tend to last longer. Metal bar ends will hurt extra when the bars hit you in the head on a nasty crash. Use plastic ones. Some grips do come with plastic end-caps. This is a good choice. Do you like thick grips that give you some sort of "suspension" on rough landings, or do you want more control over your bars with skinny grips? Soft grips are nice on your hands but won't last as long as harder grips.
Mutiny are having a couple of video premiers at the end of the month. The video features riders like Morgan Wade, Joe Simon, Brandon Hoerres, Matt Roe, Neil Harrington and Vidal Vigil. On February 24th you can visit Undercover skatepark, 4 Seasons, Sixth Avenue skatepark, Mesh skatepark and Empire BMX. Next day it's Goods BMX in Oregon, Dirtwood Bike & Skate park, Hardcore Sportz, Gordy's Bike Shop and Disabled Bikes. The last day of the premier series will be the 256th. You can go to Tri City bikes to check out the Mutiny vid.
NEW YORK – February 15, 2006 –The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first professional season-long, multi-sport tour for action sports, today announced its schedule for the 2006 season. The Tour returns to all five tour stop locations from its inaugural season. The Dew Action Sports Tour schedule, events and locations are as follows: DATE EVENT LOCATION June 22-25 Panasonic Open Louisville, Ky. - Kentucky Expo Center July 13-16 Right Guard Open Denver, Co. - Pepsi Center Aug. 17-20 Vans® Invitational Portland, Ore. - Rose Quarter Sept. 7-10 Toyota Challenge San Jose, Calif. - HP Pavilion Oct. 12-15 PlayStation® Pro Orlando, Fla. - TD Waterhouse Centre
“We are excited about returning to our five host sites from the Tour’s inaugural season and we are eager for fans to see the best action sports athletes in the world battle for the Dew Cup,” said Wade Martin, general manager of the Dew Action Sports Tour.
Wethepeople and Suelo make flatland forks. Here are four of them. The pink one is the Suelo, the others are from wethepeople. How hard is it for a shop to stock these things? Some flatland riders ride brakeless so they don't need brake lugs on their forks. Who wants pink forks? Who wants brown? Zero rake is in demand but 18 mm offset is steep enough for some.
Since August 2005 in Cologne has an indoor parc for BMX, MTB and skateboard. In March, the first BMX contest will take place.
Several locals from Cologne were involved in the planning and the construction of the Cologne BMX and Skate hall. On approx. 1000 square meters was built a varied parcours with up to date ramps and everything else what a modern skate area needs to have..
On March 11 the first Rookie Jam will take place. This contest is especial for BMX beginners who have never entered a contest until now. If the rookies are interested, they can as well help to organise the contest.
Starter fee is 5,-, for snacks and drinks will be provided. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 11 at 11 am. Apart from fame and honour there are special prices to win...
Name: Corey Bohan Age: 24 Hometown Northern Hemisphere summer: Corona, CA Hometown Southern Hemisphere winter: Brisbane, Australia
How do you enjoy your BMX Pro lifestyle? Corey: It’s just been like a wet dream, I'm still waiting for my alarm to wake me up and me be pissed off. haha.
Do you believe it's weird making a living riding a BMX bike? Corey: Not so much weird but lucky I think. It’s pretty cool to look at your bike and see what it has done for me and the places I have taking it. Its small and the general public don’t understand how much fun it can be. I love the death stairs from business men while riding street or something, if only they new how much fun us bmxers are having haha. As Mr. T would say “I pity the fool"
Yo sum old ridin' buddies of mine got N2 film makin', they thought tha movie/documentary, "Super Size Me", was a stupid flick so thay came up with, "Jack Me". Now N "Super Size Me" this dude ate Mcdonalds everyday & got sick & phat, so N "Jack Me" tha main character eats Jack-N-Tha-Box & grows boobs just 2 make a spoof/comedy, funny stuff dude. I rode & did a cameo N tha flick, should B funny. Just another update from tha dude that doesn't slow down @ all! Thanx 4 everythang! Much luv, Thorne Biker-N-Black
-WHEN: Saturday Only - April 22nd WHERE: Oak Creek BMX in Roseville , CA. - during the ABA U.S. Nationals ... (think Rockford, but without the grassy park and paved roadways).
-WHO: All Vintage BMX collectors and race fanantics.
-WHAT & WHY: Bring your bikes to display, meet other collectors, swap & sell parts, and vote for "Best Bikes of Show" in multiple categories. .. Later that night (starting about 7:00pm) PATRIOT BIKE SHOP (unofficial home of the first ABA BMX Museum ) will host the Awards Banquet (as voted on throughout the day by spectators and fellow collectors) and pizza buffet. Custom "Flight" Awards brought to you by Redline Bikes. ..