Since 2000, Roost BMX and VintageBMX.com have organized a gathering in conjunction with the ABA Midwest Nationals in Rockford Illinois. The Cobras Local 77 posse was rolling deep for the Rockford 04 adventure with a crew that consisted of the following: Phil Rase, Solan Foster, JR Broham, Sean Rakos and me, ST. We left nearly on schedule at 7-something Friday AM. We had a U Haul trailer full of bikes and an Expedition full of big dudes. I was the small guy of the trip at 5'11" and 195. JR was at the other end of the scale at 6'6" and proportionately weighing in. Everyone else is six foot plus. Lumberjacks?
THE QUEST OF THE FLAMINGO
At a time where football is taking over our TV, Italy is without a doubt the place to go. The greasy long hair kind of superstars are running after the ball, and the loud supporters are leaving the streets. No cars means no traffic jam and no fear. I am telling you, go to Italy. And if you have the chance to know some of the guys at Wethepeople, it could be possible that you would spend a long week of insanity.
Wethepeople goes Italy [article by Ben Bello from Soul Magazine, comments in brackets by Rob Harrison]
As I did not have any official tasks at the Freestyle World's this year Paul, McGoo and I decided to hit the Motocross Grand Prix of Belgium. Neeroeteren was only 80 miles from Cologne so it should be a quick trip and back. On Friday evening we decided to meet at breakfast at 07:30am to leave at 08:00am.
At 07:35 Paul and I cruised downstairs for breakfast to meet McGoo. He had just come in at 04:45am from some extra escapades in Downtown Cologne. Paul had come in at 3 and that left me being the good guy coming in at 02:00am. Needless to say we were all short on sleep. Paul caught up on some as he installed a mattress in the back of the Vito. McGoo dozed off when we neared Belgium.
One day in June, me, my buddy Alain Ballering and Paul of Dynamo Events decided it was time to organise a flatland contest in Eindhoven, Holland, our fair city. Dynamo would provide the sound system, turntables and djs and I would organise the contest and put word out on the internet to get lots of flatland riders over to Eindhoven on the 17th of July. Alain helped out by contacting Pauls Boutique Bmx Shop in Aarle-Rixtel who gladly sponsored our little event by providing lots of cool prizes by companies like Eastpak and Snafu among others.
By: Big Block Productions
Shows: Nasty Cars-action-porno-music
Music: hardcore music action
Age: from 18+
Rate: Cars**** Action** Porn***** Music***
Time: 84 min.
What to say about this BBP DVD? If you are over 18 years old go and buy one, and all BMX Vert riders needs one tooâ€¦â€¦.
Time: 60 minutes
Shows: 100% FLATLAND
By: Ninja inc Productions
Country: Hellmond Holland
The Ninja did it again, already #3 of Dutch best DVD BMX magazine: FLAT TV. As said before the quality is super and the music is awesome too, not boring or bad filming just what you wanted for your 19 Euro.
This issue features the Circle Cow contest in France, Flatground 2004 in Amsterdam, Stuttgart Scene and Seppl from Germany and the Flattimeking, Winter sessions and of course Ninja's Dreamsession.
by Anita Hodgin
I haven't written in a while...I thought other girls were keeping you boys involved in our little run at the bmx freestyle world. but just to let you all know...we are still around and having fun riding our bikes.
Some things you cannot explain, you should have been there to understand what was going on. If you're boring and go to sleep early with a cracker and a bottle of water, don't expect to understand all the stories from the wild ones in the morning.
Sure, stupid things are done but it's the moment that leads to it. Everyone having a good time, that's what it's all about. No one needs to be beat up to have a good time, no bar stool needs to be thrown through the window to have a story in the morning, no hook ups are required for a good night out.
Carry dropped Paul and I off at Eindhoven airport at 6am to go to the Snickers Soul Bowl contest. We were both hired to judge the comp. Once in the plane we had to sit there for 90 minutes because the air traffic control computer had crashed and needed to be rebooted. On arrival we saw a Snickers sign with our names on it. Thanks for waiting for us Wendy.
From Heathrow airport all athletes, organizers, judges and riders were directed to the Ibis hotel to chill for a bit. The big Coach (Paul's Coach travels) was leaving for the Donnington Park at 15:30pm. It was a 3 hour drive from London but with everyone (a.o. Koji Kraft, Kevin Robinson, Jimmy Walker, Jamie Bestwick, Steve Swope, Page Hussey, Big Island, Jay Eggleston, Achim Kujawski, Stefan Geisler, Tom Stober and a bunch of skateboarders) in one vehicle it was bearable.