Name: Jamie Bestwick Age: 34 Hometown: Derbyshire, England
What has daddy Bestwick been up to lately? Jamie: Well apart from being a dad to my fantastic son Samuel, alot of traveling, just got back from the etnies photo shoot in CA, working on a few new ventures that I am passionate about, and trying to get a new bike together. (ed note: He's off GT)
Have you moved your family over to England permanently? Jamie: No they are here with me in PA at the moment, I don't want to be too far away from them, as the contest season is coming around again, we are just commuting back & forth at the moment, but still spending the majority of the time here in the States.
Name: Clint Millar Age: 31 Hometown: Brisbane, Australia
When did you start Colony BMX? Clint: Well it’s been an idea of mine for quite some time now. But I guess it all started officially around the beginning of 2005. That’s when it started as a registered company.
Are you the sole owner or do you have business partners? Clint: No, I have Chris Harrison (owner of triplesix distributions) has my 50/50 partner. Chris is great with the business rules side & artwork & I take care of the product design & team side of things. I mean we both all do it together as a partnership should be.
You might have heard the rumors about a 2.1 million concrete skatepark in the south of Sweden. It is in its final stages of completion and was skateable/rideable right before winter came. I'm sure the majority of the Swedish bmx, skate and inline-community have been looking forward to going there when warmer and drier weather arrives. The fact is that we have been promised a long time before it opened that BMX would be allowed. But maybe with some restrictions of the use of pegs due to the fresh state of the concrete. Because apparently, according to the builders, it doesn't reach its maximum strength and hardness until up to a year's time have passed. Fair enough.
The NBL RM59 Tropical challenge race is taking place in Puerto Rico this weekend. A whole bunch of BMX pros made it over to race and hang out. Robert de Wilde won 3 out of 4 classes. Congrats Afro Bob!
Elite Men: 1 Robert de Wilde 2 Donny Robinson 3 Kyle Bennett 4 Mike Day 5 Bubba Harris 6 Jason Rogers 7 Henrik Baltzersen 8 Randy Stumpfhauser
The NBR jam was a big success. Good BMX sessions simply rule. We posted a report on the Jam earlier this month. If you missed it, you can click [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1179]here[/url] to read what was going on and check some photos.
But there's more! Vladdie de Koning, one of the organizers of the NBR jam finished editing a sweet movie of the riding that took place in Middelburg, The Netherlands on 14 January.
Today the mini ramp contest took place at the BMX Games in Australia. FATBMX reporter Atosha came through once again. Thanks a bunch:
It was a well contested final with each rider getting one minute for their run, and then a jam session format was in place for 10 minutes with the top eight riders split into two groups. Ryan Guettler qualified for the finals is second place. This led to Guettler pulling out all the stops and trying everything to regain his position at the top. But Clint Bensley was certainly a match for him today, Guettler flaired on the wall, Bensley flaired over the spine in response.
You get the picture.
On second thoughts just take a look at the pictures, they tell the story.
The Props Mega Tour is on the road in California at the moment. We received some updates left and right of what's been going on:
By Greasy Comb Dustribution: It's official, the Inopia MegaTour team has grown into the Greasy Comb Distribution MegaTour team. Inopia and GCD decided to join forces on Prop's MegaTour 5 to make the most of the California tour.