2005 marks the 20th Anniversary of the ABA BMX Hall 'O Fame. Below is the list of the 2005 ABA BMX Hall 'O Fame inductees. The induction ceremony will take place on November 23, 2005 at 2:00pm at ABA's host hotel, Adam's Mark Hotel during the ABA Grands. The induction will be in conjunction with the BMXer Magazine Golden Crank Awards.
This year the ABA are honoring three of the all time greats of our sport. ABA would like to be the first to congratulate the new inductees and thank everyone who voted this year!
This summer a group of riders from Holland were invited by Red Bull to go on a road, organized by a guy called Jeroen Burgstad. I met him maybe twice before, and I knew he didn’t ride a bmx, so I decided to wait and see. As it turned out, Jeroen took ten guys he barely knew on a trip in his big Mercedes rig, to go to all the cool spots we have in Holland, just because he thought that would be a nice experience. To top it off, he did all the cooking, cleaning, and driving. Now that is my definition of a nice guy. The rig was sick, a little like a punk version of the roadfools bus: spraypainted flat black, with a 80 kmh speed limit. That didn’t bother us at all since weather that particular week was going to be tropical, so everyone shifted downgear anyway.
JT Freestyle comes through with three pin-up pics. Instead of giving away all three, we're going to show one now , one tomorrow and one on Friday. They're all taken in Vegas in the week of Interbike/Nora Cup/Vans Let it Ride jam. Enjoy...
Hey Folks, on 29 and 30 October 2005 The Parano*Garage Lumberjack Contest will take place at the Skate Hall Aurich again.
This year there is also a new bowl and a new miniramp in the skate hall in Aurich, Germany. We are expecting many riders from all over Germany and the countries next to Germany.
What kind of lumberjack games we are planning this year? We won`t tell you here, but we can tell about the contest modus for the A-class this year: It`s 2 men tag-team time. The B-class will have a normal contest modus. Also: bowl-contest in jam session format.
Do you want to work at FBM? FBM is a small company, based loosely on making quality BMX products, promoting BMX and having fun. We are a unique company and are looking for people help to expand our vision and our impact in the bicycle community. As a rider-oriented group, with in-house manufacturing and sales, we hope to hire people who can contribute in many aspects. Below are some formal job descriptions; if you feel like you might be the person we are looking for, give us a shout.
From now on UNITY in Germany is the distributor of DK Bicycles. DK produces complete bikes as well as a complete parts line. Next to Germany, Unity will distribute the brand in: The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
The picture on the right shows the Dk Dayton complete bike. This is the top of the Line Model from the Street-Bike-Line of DK.
If BMX racing is your thing you're probably aware of the "BMXer" that comes out every month (except for February). The BMXer is the official paper from the ABA and is being sent out to all members of the ABA. It's possible to subscribe for $ 26,= USD but that probably only counts for people living in the USA.
The September issue that we picked up at Interbike (it's the Interbike issue) has 152 pages of BMX racing reports, news, race schedules, ads and results. The Nationals that are covered are: Land o' Lakes in Minnesota, the Westshore Nationals in Canada, the New England Nationals in Rhode Island and the Mile High Nationals in Colorado. Also a race report from the ABA "World Championships" can be found on page 32. The paper inside is more like newspaper quality, the type that gives you black fingers. The cover is glossy full colour and sports Bubba Harris with the #1 plate.
We don't have a forum on FATBMX (too much thrash talking) but you can participate in the polls that we are putting on from time to time. We have a new one up and running and you can see the results of the old one right here:
Those riders who are living on the Northern hemisphere are feeling that the winter is coming up. In our new poll we'd like to ask you how you kill some time when it's freezing outside and the snow is coming down. Check as many boxes as you like:
What a storming event. Congrats go out to all the riders that participated in this year’s event and to Nate Wessell for a sick course. The Etnies Backyard Jam 2005 began for most involved, on the Thursday 20th â€“ with the course builders working throughout the night and the riders arriving from all over the place.
Taking place at the Brighton Centre, it turned out to be a fantastic venue from a spectator’s point of view and organisation of the team at Seventies. Having finished the floor of the course on Friday morning, the day began with open practice for everyone to get used to and deviously work out their lines and catch up.
The Expert qualifiers started from midday with a massive registration list of well over 100 competitors. With just 15 going through to the following day’s final it was Peter Meakin from Doncaster that took first place with a tuck no hander, 360 over the box and fufanu on the shed roof. Jason Phelan from Waterford, Ireland placed second with a grind up the rail to gap onto the box to gap to rail, which no pro even tried. Third place was awarded to John Blundell, the only rider with a front brake, after a 540 nosepick and a Ruben wallride.
Talk at events is not about BMX only any more. Since the birth of our son Philip "priorities have changed" as they say. Pics are shown, videos are played on the phone and experiences are exchanged. It's hard to understand for those who are not there (yet). Believe me, once the kid is there, you'll fit right in with those who are living the same life.
Philip was born on 26 November 2003 so he's about to become two years old.