You might feel that this is not the right place for a Supercross report but the similarities to BMX are there and I like it. If you don't, skip this. Anyway, after arriving at LAX late on Friday night it was off to the Amp'd mobile Supercross in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday morning in the Avis rental. I met up with the Dutch Special Forces skydive team in the pits and drank a NoFear energy drink or two to keep hydrated. We skipped the MX scene to check in on Mission Beach for an hour or two and then headed back to the stadium in time for the first qualifying race. The track looked awesome and it was great to see the riders taking care of it. The first long straight lead to a 180 flat first turn followed by a section with doubles and a triple. Left 90 degree turn to another triple (that not everyone jumped) to a 180 left turn in front of the Industry/rider seating where we were sitting. The next triple basically went around the corner followed by a tabletop more jumps and a 180 right turn that had a little bank in it.
To celebrate their 15th (!) anniversary in 2006, the HSA (Hoffman Sports Association) has decided to revamp their logos, looks and ofcourse a completely new website (hsacentral.com).
The website was built by the FAT webmaster Jos Wissink (four05.nl) and includes a completely new content management system, through which Steve Swope and friends can easily add new content to the HSAcentral.com website.
The new logo, ids and site graphics have been designed by Christie Owen (nuk-nuk.com).
The Psykopath crew up in NorCal are an enthusiastic bunch of BMX-ers. They support a great group of riders and just received their 2006 model Race and Street/Dirt frames.
Zack Held makes a funny face and holds the prototype race frame while Nick Valencia takes it cool with the prototype street/dirt frame in his hands. So nice to see the first batch in real life. They're being tested right now.
Here's a challenge for you. This week we're going to post 5 pictures and it's up to you to guess who it is. Every day will get a photo that is closer to the final picture. On TV you can win prizes with similar contests but here at FATBMX you can win nothing! Great! It's a personal challenge for everyone out there. At step one we're not going to give away any hints but we'll add info to every photo for the rest of the week.
Name: Ryan Jordan Age: Just turned 25 Hometown: Lynn,Massachusetts
Biz was out with a knee surgery for a long time, how did you deal with the down time? Biz: Ah now that I look back on it I don't know, I guess a lot of TV and that's about it, oh wait I guess I worked out an did therapy an stuff.
How does the knee feel now and what do you do to protect it? Biz: It feels real good, my doctor did Travis Pastrana's an Jamie Thomas' knee and a bunch of other crazy dudes so I knew I was in good hands. I just wear a CTI brace an try not to land on it, I guess that's all you can do.
It was good seeing you back in the magazines in the last few months. Was it hard to get back into it or did you start with tricks like Surfers first?
Braun cruZer Tour is going to enter the second year!! Again, in 2006 the Braun Spine Ramp will be at Pro-Amateur Contests as well as at Music Festivals around Europe and will be ready to be rocked by top bmx riders...
Scotty is back in the cold after leaving 80 degree So Cal. The last day of his Mega Tour trip he and a bunch of others had to go to Sheep Hills, the famous dirt jumping spot from back in the day. Don't get me wrong I love Sheep but it is not up to par with today's trails and takes a lot more pedaling that today's downhill style trails. I continued to warn them but they insisted on going, very good and fun time seeing the guys tongues hanging out pedaling at all the jumps. I am sure there will be some footage of it in Props Mega Tour 5 when it comes out. Pics of the day are Scotty at Woodward (double whip tail taps) and Scotty at Sheep.