It's hard to cover every event this summer simply because there is so much going on and we cannot be everywhere at the same time. Matt Jones took on the job to make a report for FATBMX of the first stop of the Dew Tour. Things didn't go exactly as planned for Matt but he did send in some exclusive pics of the event and wrote down some words.
Hey Bart, sorry about the hold up. The week of the Dew Action Sports Tour was out of control. The van that we took out there broke down as soon as we got to Louisville. Then I had to pay $250 to fix the van (water pump) and had 3 hours of sleep. Rode the street course at 6am and stayed there the whole day delirious as hell.
I wasn't able to shoot digital because the guy that had the digital camera I was supposed to use wasn't able to make it out to the contest. And I was supposed to have a laptop but my friend that went with us forgot it so it has been a big mess. But everyone had a really great time and I would like to thank you for this opportunity. Thanks, Matt
Here's the report of the first stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour:
Damn this contest was nuts there was so much bad ass riding. Especially since the course just was a box jump setup. There was a lot of pedaling going on since there was so much flat bottom. The freedom hall was definetly dressed to impress. I'll start this off by saying that the top three riders of the comp were ruling this place. You could tell it was their kind of setup. But the lines that Colin Mckay, Brian Foster and Rob Darden were finding made things get out of hand. Scotty Cranmer did a front flip turndown in his last run but somehow got kicked to third place. Morgan Wade got broke off in practice but was tailwhiping to icepick on the sub box and nosed in 360 over the spine. Steve McCann's riding with so much style I would like to know what they feed those guys in Australia. His 720's and double tailwhips were so dialed he definitely deserved 2nd place. Ryan Guettler's last run was out of this world like flairs out of walls, huge 720's, 1st place was in the bag after his last run.
All pics and text by: Matt Jones