Never thaught of Greece before? I mean beside spending some great holidays on one the beautiful islands arround the mainland? No? That was reason enough to book some flights, grab our bikes and HELLAS – of to Greece. The team was Ben Hennon, Tobias Wicke, Ben Shenker, Axel Jurgens, Hannu Cools and Markus Wilke. Along with Thomas Fritscher, Daniel Etter and myself the group of people couldnt have been better.
On day 1 everybody traveled to Athens individually to get together. We were welcomed by Kelly at Eastpak Greece and Andreas Yakoumis, a greek Eastpak team rider. As everybody can imagine nothing really happend that day – riding wise I mean. We checked into our hotel, set up our bikes, had a few beers and had a very nice welcome dinner with some more greek riders and friends. Some of them will follow us for the rest of the trip – head first my friend Chris Martatos – a fruitcake with silly jokes, great riding skillz but unfortunately a broke wrist. But he took care of the fun/humour level for the week.
Nominees Include PlayStation® Trick of the Week Winners From First Four Tour Stops
-What: The Dew Action Sports Tour, the pro tour of action sports, will open on-line voting polls on October 7 for the PlayStation® Trick of the Year. Fans can log on to www.dewactionsportstour.com and view video footage of the four PlayStation® Trick of the Week winners and vote for their favorite. The winner of the PlayStation® Trick of the Year will take home $10,000 in cash as well as other PlayStation® prizes.
-When: Polls will be open from Saturday, October 7 until Sunday, October 15. The winner will be announced during the Dew Action Sports Tour live NBC broadcast of the final stop of the Tour, the PlayStation® Pro, on Sunday, October 15.
We could easily finish off the year with pin-up shots from the Nora Cup. It was "showtime" for sure. Today we show you 4 shots of the show that went on in Las Vegas. Bikes, Beers and Bitches to the limit.
Riders work hard to qualify for Dew Tour and, as reality would have it, not everyone makes the cut. Either they can’t make enough of the qualifying events or they just can’t get it together during competition. Dew Tour offers wildcards to talented riders for the pro stops – giving a lucky few a second chance to step it up. Orlando is the final stop on Dew Tour and is now known as the blow-out stop. It’s the stop where no one holds back, as everything is on the line and time is literally up. The wildcards have been announced for the PlayStation® Pro and by the looks of the list it is going to be balls to the wall competition, as these riders will come out of the gates on fire. Included in the wildcard list is BMXer Mike Spinner, winner of this year’s Free Flow Tour. Part of the prize for winning Finals in Portland, includes wildcard entry in Orlando’s PlayStation® Pro competition. The amateur rider will now follow in the steps of last year’s Free Flow winner Kevin Kiraly who is a rider on the Dew Tour this year.
FLATtv 8 will be in the shops around the first or second week of october or so. What's in it? Crazy bomb shit, that's what! Summer Sessions, Braun Ninja Spin 2006, Contest Mix, Suzuki Bmx Masters 2006, Rolling Thunder, Flatring, Markus Redlberger and Dreamsessions. Plus extensive Bonus part. The big superstars, the underground riders, the contests, the jams, the sessions: 100% flatland!
Here's the trailer , may take a couple minutes to load, you'll see the Quicktime logo but it'll be loading, be patient, it'll be worth the wait, I promise!
Sea Otter Classic will shuck its hard-earned reputation as a "cycling festival" in 2007. Never fear, instead the Sea Otter Classic will best its reputation as the largest, most celebrated cycling festival in North America by adding key events that reflect Sea Otter's innovative spirit, like BMX. BMX at last gets its chance at the limelight with the eagerly anticipated return of BMX racing to Sea Otter. In preparation for its first-ever appearance as an Olympic sport in 2008, Sea Otter's BMX event will feature an NBL-style BMX track with "tabletops," rollers and one or two rhythm sections.
Okay, you got new trails in your town but you can use some more buddies to ride with....... Axel Reichertz is organizing a clinic at the G-Spot trails in Trier, Germany on Sunday 8 October to get more people interested in riding the local trails. Just show up at 15:00pm and that means you can sleep in. It should be a stress free day of riding at the G-Spot with riders giving advice to those who ask for it. Find the telephone number on the flyer and visit the Paul's Boutique tour report to see a couple of photos of the trails. Local TV will be there to do a report of the day. Show up!
Crazy Chris from Fringe Gear put together a ghetto jam in Salinas , California (home to author John Steinbeck and the creator of Johnny Bravo ). The jam was held in an industrial area just off the 101 highway on a cul de sac. As I started taking pictures I wondered about the legality of using the area until I walked over the "No Tresspassing - Salinas PD" sign that was freshly sledge hammered out of the ground. Ask me no questions , hear no lies.
Robert de Wilde and Redline signed an agreement that has them work together for the next two years. Robert will still be racing in the USA and will ride a Redline frame in 2007 and 2008 and that includes the Olympics in Beijing. But not only Afro Bob signed with Redline, the complete Dutch National team will race on Redline with the goal of Olympic gold in 2008.
The deal was inked at Interbike in Las Vegas with the presence of Chuck Hooper (SBS), gOrk (Redline), Rene Takens (Accell group), Bob (Batavus marketing), Bas de Bever (Coach National team) and a handful of BMX media.
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Oct. 4, 2006 — MADISON, Wis. — Pacific Cycle Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Chris Hornung will leave the company he founded at the end of this year. Hornung’s departure is in accordance with the agreement concluded when Dorel Industries Inc. acquired Pacific Cycle in early 2004. Jeff Frehner, part of the Pacific Cycle management team inherited by Dorel, has been President and COO since April 2005.