It's been almost 2 months since I've been in Peru. It has literally been a long and dangerous road. My time has been spent in highs of the mountains in Cusco and Macchu Picchu, all the way through spiral roads into valleys all the way to the desert coast of Peru. New adventures and wild rides are what this country is all about, the highs and lows are all around you, from the rich to the poor, from the desert to the jungle, it truly is a country of extremes. My time has been varied between many different sports, sailing off the coast of Lima to an island called Fronton (old prison), playing tennis, swimming, horse back riding and of course riding Flatland with the locals.
On Saturday 18th March in Moscow, Russia at Europe’s coolest Skatepark “Adrenalin” a festival for alternative sport, music and street culture ‘EXTREME NATION’ was organized, resulting in the first Russian national premier for outstanding contributions to Extreme sport and business and the highest award in Extreme sport and business – Extreme Awards 2005.
Here are some of the results (there were 23 categories in all).
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BMX-ers have had their fair share of trouble with FMX-ers in the past. Let me recall the Troy McMurray vd Metal Mulisha battle that escalated at one of Todd Huffman's events. As in every sport there are good guys and bad guys. The good FMX-ers (read trouble free) have found themselves a gig at the Hardcore Freestyle Motocross tour that travels Europe at the moment. The first stop was in Antwerp, Belgium this weekend and FATBMX took a look.
Live Nation is the company that puts on the 3 stop tour. Frankly, it's a show and the people who are coming to the stadium pay around 30 bucks to be entertained.
Doug Martin has been hired as the new Director of BMX Programs at USA Cycling. The Director of BMX Programs position was created to help clarify and communicate processes and guidelines by which BMX athletes and teams qualify for competitions. BMX will make its debut as a full-medal sport at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Martin brings to USA Cycling more than 14 years of professional team management experience, including work with GT Bicycles, Nirve Sports, as well as World Championship and Olympic teams. “In addition to an intimate knowledge of the BMX industry and community, Doug brings a tremendous amount of experience organizing and managing international programs and teams,” said Director of Athletics, Steve Johnson. ”The addition of BMX to the Olympic Games is an incredible opportunity for both the sport of BMX racing and American cycling in general.”
With the Olympics coming up (2008) it's up to the riders to score UCI points for their national federation. The more points, the more riders from that nation are allowed to race in Beijing. Dutch hope is in Afro Bob's hands. He did the utmost at the UCI points race in Las Vegas this weekend. Good job Bob! Here's the full results:
Elite Men 1 Robert De Wilde 2 Donny Robinson 3 Derek Betcher 4 Randy Stumpfhauser 5 Mike Day 6 Tyler Brown 7 Henrik Baltzersen 8 Matt Pohlkamp
Elite Women 1 Stephanie Barragan 2 Krystal Hime 3 Arielle Martin 4 Vilma Rimsaite 5 Kim Hayashi 6 Amanda Sorensen
The first ever Road Fools Rock and Roll tour dates have been announced:
November 3rd: 4 Seasons skatepark Milwaukee WI November 4th: Scrap Skatepark Hoffman Estates, IL November 5th: Ramp Riders St Louis, MO November 8th: 6th Ave Skatepark Nashville, TN November 10th: The Bridge Joplin, MO November 11th: Eisenbergs skatepark Dallas, TX
There will be 13 riders on the trip (a.o. Ryan Nyquist, Seth Kimbrough, Brian Kachinsky, Brandon Hoerres, Matt Beringer, Chris Doyle) as well as three bands. Rock 'n Fuckin' Roll!
– Monterey, California – So far in 2006, GT Bicycles’ 16 Expert Joey Bradford has picked right back up where he left off in ’05 after winning his first ABA NAG#1 title last November at the ABA Grand Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After, the Grands, the head honchos at Pacific switched Joey from Mongoose to GT. Before his GT debut in Reno, Joey switched up tire size and changed crank length, which gave him some gearing problems. Reno was a start to the year that Bradford feels wasn’t quite up to snuff. Of course for Joey, with a second and third in 16 Expert, anything less than a win is sub-par. Joey made up for it with a 16 Expert double in Bakersfield including a great high low pass between Sowers and Woodmansee to take the lead in Saturday’s 16 Expert main. Check out the following [url=http://joeybradford.com/images/videos/C1assmain1.MOV]movie[/url] to see this main.
A couple years ago, to make things a little more challenging, Bradford started racing a Mountain Bike in cruiser. Bradford busted out his brand new GT MTB, powering it to a pair of thirds for the weekend. Not bad for a bike that’s at least 10 pounds heavier than the competition.
This year the ROOTS-BMX association, OAKLEY and TWENTY are preparing a new jam with a lot of novelty ! with a better organisation who give to all the riders the satisfaction to ride in the best conditions. 24/25 June at Carmaux city (cap découverte direction)
HOTELS: -Première Classe. Zone Albipole. Tel:0892.707.121. fax: 05 63 38 20 74 -Kyriad. Rue de Bourdès. Tel: 0563.472.700. Fax: 0563.472.412 -Campanile. Av Delattre deTassigny. Tel: 0563.471.880. Fax: 0563.381.537
Only from the mind of Kevin Porter would a concept of the Ratty Bike Fest come. The second annual Ratty Bike Fest went down in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend at 4 Seasons Skatepark. Kevin got the idea during a typical contest run a few years back where he was competing against 4 of his friends. None of them cared about winning..they just wanted to have fun. Kevin realized that this was the key ingredient in having a successful BMX contest. Kevin felt that competition took away the fun. So he devised a 4 man team format in which teams competed against each other. The key being that you have a 4 man team and you all work together to shred. Last year Ratty drew huge crowds and some amazing riders and for the 2nd year things got even bigger. Riders from Florida, Canada, Colorado, California, Ohio, NY, Georgia, and even Washington state, all converged for a smashing good time all in the name of BMX.
We (me and Joey "BirdFlu" Hill left DK on Friday and headed up to Milwaukee. I knew there was a lot of chaos going on up there so we drove really fast and made the 8 hour trip in about 5 1/2 hours.