John Paul Rogers is a Jack of many trades. Mental Jimmy's mailorder, Schwinn Team Manager, Faction BMX magazine and pretty much anything in between. With starting Caste Footwear, John Paul has found a new way to "kill some time". We caught up with JP on his new gig; Caste.What made you decide to start a shoe company?
I thought I could pull it off. I have a little bit of a background with different shoe companies.
We've done some wacky ads and this one isn't much better. That's what you get when you're working deep in the night to reach RIDE UK's deadline the next morning. Anyway, check it out and remember the ad when you see it in the next RIDE. We've used a few celebrities in this one so we hope they won't sue us for money. That would suck, having to pay extra to place an ad. We just want to keep reminding you on our website. Maybe you should bookmark it now and put it on your favorite list before you forget. That way you don't have to type it in all the time.
Clay Brown and crew have picked up Pusher magazine again. This time in a 'zine size but full colour. It looks damn dope that way. I love the 'zine size, it's easier to take with you without crumpling the book. Pusher has got 48 pages and it's an interesting read because they say it as it is. We like that style. The cover shows Van Homan at the Gravity Games but don't expect Pusher to be a "big contest" mag. Porn reviews and a photo of Troy McMurray with a bong is more like it. The content brings: Layton Massacre 50/50 comp, Shook tour in Tucson, The Ville (Gainsville report), Evolution Road Trip and a photo section called: "Visuals". Find the FATBMX advertisement on page 15. Find the Pusher banner in the Media section (left column) as soon as we hear back from them. We'd like to link it to their website: www.pusherbmxmagazine.com but when I tried that URL today, something else came up. Hmm, you can always write a letter to: Pusher Publications, 217 Pearl St. , Denver, CO 80203, USA. Or get a subscription for $15/yr (USA) or $25/yr (international). Hook a brother up.
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.
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.
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.
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: