October, 2005 â€“ Madison, Wis. â€“ BMX Race Team Mongoose/Hyundai rider John Purse has broken THREE big records: Longest AA-Pro Career; Most Wins in a Single Season; and the biggie: Most Mains in a Lifetime.
Purse’s pro career spans an incredible 16 years. Now qualified to race Vet-Pro (though he still races AA-Pro in the ABA and Elite Men in the NBL), his 25 wins in a single season tops the charts and now, as the first rider in BMX history to break the 300-Mains barrier, (now at a whopping 308), John Purse has earned his pages in the history books.
â€œThese records came to light at the ABA Grands last year,â€? said Purse. â€œI knew I had most wins in a single season (a record he set in 1998), but these others crept up on me. I’m close to the most winning rider in BMX history: I’ve got 71 total wins now, and the record held by former GT rider Gary Ellis is at 77, so that’s the next goal.â€?
BMX Business News is your complete source for news and information on the BMX market. We haven't received it for a while but we picked up the two latest issues at the Interbike show in Las Vegas. The trade mag is published by Transworld Magazine Corporation that also brings out a Surf/Skate/Snow version that we happen to receive. The September 05 issue of BNN has got the following features: The date of Interbike, HB Performance Systems Inc. (not Hoffman Bikes) acquires Sun Ringle, Interbike Q&A, Effective purchasing, Interbike Sneak Preview and the Exposure meter. The articles that keep coming back for more are: Guest Editorial (by Maddog Moeller), One Company-One Question (this time with Bombshell/Avent), Shop Scope (Off Road Peddler - Houston), BMX Trends (what's selling in the shops?) and the Dealer Directory (a useful list of BMX related companies). If this sounds like something you'd like to receive in the future, use your business card and your signature requesting the publication.
The Boneyard skatepark a.k.a 'the hall' has been on the scene for a long while now and has nurtured some of the best riders the uk has ever been home too; Jon Taylor, Owain Clegg and Alistair Whitton are all riders who have reaped the fruits of the boneyard. Althougth the park may be considered small by some, it features a flowing layout which once mastered is an effortless blast to pump around.
The Boneyard regularly hold good jams which go down a treat; Last Saturdays was no exception! Here's what went down...
The ABA season should be winding down with just 2 races left before the Grand Nationals, but the action is heating up in the AA Pro Class. Bubba Harris has lead the AA Pro title chase all season long and has an incredible season, with the maximum # of wins you can score in the AA Pro class already secured a few months ago. Kyle Bennett, last years NBL #1 Pro season, had a crash early on in the season caused him a major knee injury that needed surgery to repair. Since Kyle's comeback from that injury, a fire has been lit and at each race in the past 3 months, he has placed either 1st or 2nd each day. Kyle, who now sits in 2nd overall in the AA chase, can only move up with 1st place finishes. This weekend turned out huge for him and just moved up 80 points closer to the title. Here is how Kyle and Brandon Meadows finished up this weekend in York, PA.
ABA Quaker State National AA Pro results Saturday:
October 17, 2005, Vista, CA - After nearly twenty four years of leadership in developing the Haro brand, Jim Ford will resign his position as President and CEO of the company effective October 28th, 2005. In explaining his decision, Ford had this to say, "This was probably the most difficult decision I have ever made. I've invested nearly half of my life into this company and I'm saying goodbye to a lot of people who I consider friends and family rather than employees, associates, and customers."
Ford will remain available to the company to assist in the transition to new leadership and to insure that business continues with as few interruptions as possible. "I joined Bob Haro in early 1982 and from that first day, Haro has always been a great place to work. It's both a company and a brand that inspires pride and passion in virtually everyone who has been associated with it throughout the years. And those qualities are what made the job fun and challenging for me for so many years".
WHO: ESPN X Games, the world’s premier action sports event
WHAT: Announces its event dates for X Games 12
WHEN: August 3-6, 2006
WHERE: Los Angeles, Calif.
ESPN today announces that X Games 12 will be held August 3-6, 2006 for its fourth consecutive year in Los Angeles, California.
The annual X Games is the premier action sports event in the world, featuring athletes from across the globe competing for medals and prize money in the following sports: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games 12 will be telecast live on ESPN and ABC.
BMX BOK Series 2005 Burnside Deventer
Another tradition went on: BMX BOK Series at pegless park BURNSIDE Deventer. Over thirty riders entered the contest and it shows that the scene in the Netherlands is finally growing bigger and bigger and the level is improving a lot lately.
Herm and Crew are always improving the park and even raised the roof so the BMX'ers could go higher on the Wall of Death and other places in the park.
The riders are improving as said before and we saw new talents showing up in the finals and leaving some top riders to the side. More riders were present but didn't enter so next year it is:
Enter the contest or you can't ride the park!
The Palast Der Republik was the venue of the first Berlin City Games, a pro and amateur flatland contest. The DVD we received in the FATBMX mailbox arrived right before the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=923]second edition of the City Games[/url] and consisted solely about Berlin City Games 1 (2004). The production of the DVD was of a very high level as was the quality of the filming.
It starts off with a 30 minute highlight of the event which, I believe, is the best part of the DVD. All the better tricks are pulled and edited to a 30 minute DVD of great flatland from pros (Kuoppa, Penonzek, Jumelin, Mike S., Sauter, Chiquet, Roese) to amateurs, a.o. Dez and Sytse from Holland. Jesse Puente gets a separate part in the bonus section but they might have well stuck the extra clips in the video itself. The bonus section also shows the work that goes into putting on a flatland contest (more than you'd think) and the separate runs from all pro and amateur finalists. This resulted in a bit of an anti-climax in the DVD because it shows that the pros and ams do get off their bikes during their runs on a few occasions.
Cycling Australia and BMX Australia are pleased to announce the eleven cyclists selected as members of the inaugural BMX High Performance Program (BMX HPP)."The partnership between Cycling Australia and BMX Australia means elite level BMX has now come under the current high performance programs section within Cycling Australia," said Graham Fredericks, CEO of Cycling Australia. "This means it will benefit from the management, direction and administration support already established for our highly successful road, track, mountain bike and disability programs."
Friday 21 October will be the day of the Expo in Hengelo, The Netherlands. The jam contest will take place between 8pm and 2am. Bands and a bar are present.
The place is already open if you feel like riding indoors. Times are: 16:00hr - 20:00hr every day during the week. Saturday and Sunday from noon till 6pm. There is no cover charge and the expo takes place until 26 October 2005.