THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF STU - Each year a group of bicycle riders representing Police Agencies throughout Orange County (California) join together to commemorate the lives of those Orange County Police officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The riders do this by cycling 630 miles from Sacramento to Orange County to raise money for Project 999. Riders participate in this event on their own time.
Past Redline Pro champion and current OC Sherriff STU THOMSEN is training for the Project 999 Memorial Ride that begins on May 7.
Having your own place to ride is sweet but it's easier said than done to get your local park. The core builders of The Promise park know all about it. It was work, work and more work for months. 2 divorces and 1 broken relationship later they have their own spot to ride. Learn more about the park with Max Laisina:
Last month we ran a contest to give out free sets of tickets for the Bike Show event and 3 Metal Mulisha T-shirts and a pair of Skin Gloves. Thanks to everyone for entering the comp. The correct answers are:1) Who's not down with the Mulisha: Troy McMurray & the FATBMX crew. Both correct.
2) Former profession of the Skin Industries owner: Porn Star
3) Not a discipline at the 2005 Bike Show: Lake Jumping.
BMX vert riders Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Sebastian Keep are coming to a town near you. Well, maybe, depends on where you live. The 2005 Deconstruction Tour with bands such as Strung-Out, Mad Caddies, Boysetsfire and Lagwagon goes from 29 April till May 15th. The BMX shows will not take place at every stop. Here are the dates and venues where you can see Si, Zach, Matt and Baz ride the RedBull ramp and enjoy tons of good bands:
29.04.05 - D - Herne - Eissporthalle Gysenberg
30.04.05 - B - Meerhout - Groezrock Festival
Here's a pretty cool QuickTime VR movie of a sprocket I made (the Simple Bikes Stockholm sprocket).
If you click and drag up/down you'll see it from different angles.
Quicktime is required to view the movie... (www.quicktime.com)
Jim Cielencki left KinkBMX and started a BMX/Skate shop called Sunday. Now Jim has started a bike company called Sunday so we had to fire off some questions to learn more about it all.
FATBMX: You recently started a BMX/skate shop. Was it always a dream to have your own shop?Jim Cielencki: Well, my partner J.P. and I have been talking about doing a shop for almost 8 years now, so I guess it was a dream. I have always hated going to shops where you couldn't find exactly what you wanted, the people were not riders and they were trying to nickel and dime you for the products. We all want instant gratification, so it is the best to be able to go and get a new video when you are bored. So yeah it was a dream, it is great and my video collection is getting bigger.
You've probably noticed we are running a poll on the FATBMX site. It's the first one we've ever done and we plan on doing new polls from time to time. You can't win anything by voting but you can make your vote count. You can find the poll in the left column. Just scroll down far enough. To avoid people voting 100 times on their favorite item, the voting system is set up to only enter your choice once. Enjoy this new feature and check back for new polls in the next couple of weeks.
The current FATBMX poll is: This is what I ride
Your answers can be: Street, vert, race, dirt, park, flatland. It's possible to hit more than one box if you ride dirt and park for instance.
The Unseen "State of Discontent"Hellcat Records "The Unseen" grew up in Boston and
learned to play their instruments when they still went to
school, now they toured to Japan, Europe and all over the
USA so who says school isn't for Punks....
The King of Ground contest series over in Japan has started. The KGB crew flew over from Europe to do some damage. Kuoppa finished in 11th but Gomez got 4th and newest KGB member Alexandre Jumelin grabbed the win. The Japanese filled in the rest of the spots. In what order, you can see right here:
KOG Round1 Pro results
1 Alex Jumelin
2 Takuma Kawamura
3 Kotaro Tanaka
4 Viki Gomez
5 Hiroya Morizaki
6 Youhei Uchino
7 Yoshihiro Shinde
8 Shinichiro Hara
9 Eiichirou Watanabe
10 Hideki Kawai