If you live in the Le Havre area in France you're stoked. The biggest outdoor skatepark of France is being built in this city that is situated 200 kilometers West of Paris. That's good news for the British riders too as it's not too far for them to cross the channel in the rubber boat. If you can, lend a helping hand and show your support. The park will definitely put Le Havre on the BMX/sk8 map. With these kind of parks popping up, we can only say that the future is bright.
Guthrie, Oklahoma Formula Elite riders dR Donny Robinson and Amanda Geving made the trek to Guthrie, Oklahoma for the ABA’s Sooner Nationals this past weekend. All-in-all it was a successful weekend for Factory Formula with Geving and Robinson putting up some great numbers when all was said and done.
dR’s luggage made it in time this weekend so he was suited up and ready to go for Pro practice Friday evening. There were a lot of crashes this weekend in the Pro ranks taking out Jason Richardson, Bubba Harris, Mike Moeller and Danny Caluag to name a few. BUT, for the first weekend in a while, dR wasn’t one of them and stayed on his bike, and when that happens, you know Donny will definitely be found on the podium.
If we give you a list with the content of the January/February issue of Cream magazine, maybe you can decide for yourself if you really need to have this issue. We say it's a stacked issue, especially for the winter months. The text is in French/English and the photos are great. Cream covers the International BMX Lifestyle and costs 5 Euros. For more info check [url=http://www.cream-bmx.com]the Cream website[/url].
Round 3 of the 2006 ABA Pro series was held this past weekend at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. With what may have been the best ABA built track in years, the Sooner Nationals made for some intense racing action. Unfortunately, with a technical and jump filled track, there are crashes and injuries. Jason Richardson was a victim of a major injury this weekend, as he landed on a rider who was unable to jump the 2nd set of doubles in the Pro section, causing Jason to have a major crash and break his femur. We wish Jason a speedy Recovery and hope to see him and Brandon Meadows back on the race track as soon as possible. Randy Stumpfhauser and Kyle Bennett were both in Guthrie and here is how they finished up:
After the big success of the first Battle in da Club which took place in Stuttgart (club Zapata), Flo Sailer and crew are proud to present the second round!
It´s the beginning of the first tour in the German Flatland history. All German and Austrian riders - who are invited or voted to come to the battles - are part of the new BidC-ranking-system. We`ll always have 18 German participants and 6 international riders. In 2006 the BidC-tour will rule 3 German cities. Next stop is Munich on March 11th 2006 (club Feierwerk).
Flo Sailer: “Our intention is to establish this tour and organize 6 battles per year. The Club-concept allows us to present Flatland to a different audience and show it on its best behaviour. German riders should get the chance to assert themselves as pro´s. Furthermore they should have the comparison with the international world class. Currently we have 1000€ price money at each battle. We hope to get bigger support in the future to boost the price money and support the riders as much as possible.”
The third stop on the ABA Pro Series tour touch down this weekend at the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Once again there were BIG Pro rider counts, a excellent track and big, big money on the line, the racing was nothing short of spectacular. By the end of the weekend the ABA PRO ranks had some new faces on top of the PRO podium in Women, Vet, Cruiser, A and AA classes. Here’s quick look at the weekend.
Women Pro was won by KRYSTAL HIME on Saturday taking her second win of the season. While Redline’s KIMBERLY HAYASHI took her turn on top the PRO podium with her third win this season on Sunday.
AA PRO is really starting to heat up and it’s still early in the season. The Sooner National is the third round of the ABA PRO Series events, and we have already see five different winners. How’s that for excitement?
Name: John Heaton Age: Born September 20th 1980 Hometown: Now Vancouver BC Canada
You recently switched from Macneil to Volume. How hard was it to make that decision? it really wasn't that hard, Jay and I had long talks about the future for me and it seemed that I might fit a little better over at Volume now. Don't get me wrong I think I did fit well on Macneil in the beginning but I just think things changed and I think I need to do something different now. Jay and all the guys out at Macneil/Tenpack and I still get along great and there are no hard feelings....I want to add that kids think that I did this move for money.....I make the exact same over at Volume that I did at Macneil. The only difference is I have room to move up at Volume.
This is my third attempt of doing a review on RIDEBMX's March issue. In fact, we've received the April issue already (in February) so we won't be spending too much time on the issue which has Blackman on the cover. It's actually a pretty dark cover for a California based magazine so let's hope for them it doesn't hurt the newsstands sales. 124 pages of RIDEBMX bring you: Letters, News and short articles in Up Front (i.e. the Braun Flatground comp in Amsterdam) which are fun to read. Smokey and the Bandit (Ryan Sher) takes care of the Pro Q&A and Tom Haugen shows his music preference. The Spot Check is about SoCal's Sheep Hills and yes, I also wanted to check that place out (and did). Then and Now: Jay Miron. Private Property: The Seventies Ramps in Hastings, England fuckin' eh right! Products on page 54 include The House axles, Berringer bar taps, FBM hub guard, 1664 pedals, Kink integrated headset, Drive lite forks and a Mosh belt.
The final round of the European BMX indoor series took place in Zwolle, The Netherlands over the weekend. The track actually had big and steep berms and the jumps were decent too for a temporary track. In Junior Men, Martijn Scherpen (Netherlands) doubled while in Elite men it was Holland's Raymon van de Biezen who won on Saturday. Manuel de Vecchi (Italy) scored most points in Elite men with a 2nd on Saturday and a win on Sunday.
Junior men 1. Martijn Scherpen 2. Jordy v/d Heijden 3. Roy v/d Berg
Breaking a femur is no joke. Just ask Brandon Meadows who recently snapped his for the second time. New victim to the injury list is HARO's AA pro Jason Richardson who crashed badly at the ABA Sooner National in Guthrie and broke the big bone.
J-Rich was choppered to the hospital where his rehab starts. It might be a while before Jason starts pedaling again and we wish him a speedy recovery.