Josh Harrington was ripping at the Metro jam and therefore he received the cover of the July issue of RIDEBMX. Josh actually messed up his [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=444]knee[/url] at this contest but still won. You can find a full report on the Metro jam in this issue and also a big report on the RedBull ditch contest in Mexico that sounded like an adventure. You can find all the latest in the Up Front part at the beginning of the magazine. Nate Wessel is answering the questions in the Pro Q + A part, some videos get reviewed and Chenga world ends up in the SPOT section. The Now and Then is with Kevin Robinson. Gotta love the old school pics. Product reviews on page 48, Whitton gets choked in the Shadow ad (part 3 of 7) and Wessel's bike gets inspected. Need a helmet for the park? Go to page 54. There are some product and bike tests and of course the RIDE BMX FOCUS photo section. Bike Show mini winner Ryan Guettler gets the pull-out poster but has to share it with Gary Young. Find part two of the cement QP How-to on 122/123, learn how to do 180 barspins with Corey Martinez step by step and learn who Larry Alvarado is. We say Happy Birthday and finish the July issue.
One more from the old box. This is a Pro-Tec ad that appeared in the July issue of Bicycle Motocross Action. It introduces the Professional MX Faceguard that can be attached to the regular Pro-Tec helmet. The description of the mouth protection cage reads the following:-It has no equal; it's made of steel
-And it costs more.
-Quite simply, it protects like no other faceguard.
Not sure who was the copy writer for Pro-Tec at the time but I hope this was his last advertisement.
25 years later Pro-Tec is around though with a strong team of riders like: Mike Aitken, Stephen Murray, Alistair Whitton, Cory Nastazio, Fuzzy, TJ Lavin, and Chris Doyle.
The cat is out of the bag. Mark Losey is spending his last day today at the RIDEBMX offices in Tustin, California. Mark is leaving on good terms with everyone there and will still be contributing to the magazine from time to time but the day-to-day job as editor is over. Mark's wife got a good job opportunity in North Carolina so they are packing up with their son Ethan and will move to the Raleigh area, an hour and thirty minutes from Greenville.
Mark will be sadly missed at the international contests where we got to hang out a couple of times a year and always had a good time. Take care my friend. Keith Mulligan is taking over Mark's duty at RIDEBMX.
When current UCI Pro World BMX Champion Warwick Stevenson tore his ACL a few weeks ago it was expected that he would be out for a few months. This would mean a disastrous season missing out on the NBL and ABA season but also not being able to defend his UCI World Title in Bercy, France at the last weekend of July this year.
Turns out that to ride a bicycle, you don't really need an ACL if you wear a brace. Here's the latest from HARO's marketing coordinator Jill Hamilton:
After years of living in Hamburg and doing Mutation clothing with Christophe Huber, Marcin Stypulkowski moved to Warsaw and started KINGKONGBMX. Read more about the reasons why and what he has planned with his new brand.What was the reason to give up on Mutation?
The reason was that Christoph and me had some differences. To continue our personal progression we had to finish Mutation so we split in good condition. I think we both needed a timeout of work to concentrate on ourselves.
This Dew Tour thing is getting almost as big as the FAT-JAM! No kidding. It looks like they're not messing around with this series. With an extra 1 million dollar bonus pool based on the year-end standings and a lot of TV coverage, it will help some of the BMX-ers out there to survive for a while. Find out more about the Dew tour on the recently launched website.DEW ACTION SPORTS TOUR ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Some people wear them all the time, some never. Some want to get the latest hat to look stylish. Well, we've got some stylish hat for you here from UGP, FBM, VANS and KingKong. Make your choice and call your favorite BMX shop. We saw the sun out there today and your eyes need protection.
Round two of the Soul Cycle XL series went down last weekend and good times were in effect. Barry Kohne and Dwayne BMXigan Verkade were at it again. Here’s a little round up of everything you missed out on.
Since Zaandam is not located anywhere near the German and Belgian border, less foreign riders showed up. Considering this, it was great to see riders such as Markus Wilke, Paddy Gross, Sergei Geyer, little ripper Bruno Hoffman and of course Hannu Cools make the trip to the old Bruynzeel factory. Also good to see Vladdie de Koning representing NBR/ Zeeland. Dutch riders were in effect as well, even though a lot were hurt. Barry is still healing up after his handplant gone bad in Heerlen, along with a few others.
The people at Cream magazine are inviting you for a party this Friday in La Suite in Paris, France.
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