KGB press release 1.1.2005
Alex Jumelin has joined the KGB team. First talking about Alex joining KGB was done earlier 2004 and finally, end of 2004 KGB and Alex Jumelin came to an agreement. This is a big step in the sport of flatland.
Kuoppa and Gomez are more than happy about this movement, they have always enjoyed riding in the same jam circle with Alex and now it will be even more interesting since Alex rides for KGB.
Over the weekend the Pop!Session contest took place in Tallinn, Estonia. With 67 riders in street and 7 in vert it made for an exciting contest. Achim Kujawski scored his first victory in 18 months on the RedBull Vertical ramp and Ryan Nyquist put it together once again in street. Full results right here:
BMX Street Final Standings
1. Ryan Nyquist USA
2. Tobias Wicke GER
3. Allan Cooke USA
4. Josh Harrington USA
The World’s largest BMX flatland competition, Braun Flatground, is proud to announce dates for the fifth anniversary event.
Since 2001, Soul Cycle have organised and developed the Braun Flatground festival in their home city of Amsterdam.
This year the competition returns to the atmospheric Gashouder venue, a renovated industrial building near the centre of the city.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec., 2004
World Champion BMX rider Mat Hoffman and rider Kevin Robinson meet Target House resident Tyler Emert at the Target House holiday party, where Team Hoffman athletes delivered holiday gifts purchased by families across the country as part of the St. Jude Wish List to patients receiving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Just recently we learned that the most famous and professional starting gate in Europe, used by the Valkenswaard BMX club Lion d'Or (Worlds track), has been taken away and has been replaced by a uni starting gate.
In 1986, Ponypark Slagharen had a special starting gate built on advise of Gerrit Does and made by Hans Croes of the Waalre BMX club. It concerned a gate, designed by HONDA MOTORS Japan engineers and used during the I.BMX.F. Worlds on Suzuka circuit in Japan - 1984.
The Life Story of a Gravity Goddess
By: Marla Streb
A Plume Book
USA: $ 14.00 USD
I contacted the publisher for a copy of Marla's book and they sent it to FATBMX in a heartbeat. I did not know what to expect but thought that there would be some kind of connection with BMX as most Downhill riders started out racing BMX.
When flipping through the pages I noticed the word: BMX in chapter 1 and started reading. It said: "As a kid I never owned or raced a BMX bike. I never built a plywood ramp in the driveway from which to launch summerlong jumps." That's when I handed over the book to my wife for her to read it and do the review.
Mirra Images, The story of my life By Dave Mirra with Mark Losey Regan Books ISBN 0-06-098916-5 Paperback Price: $ 15.95 USA I contacted Dave for a copy of his book to review on FATBMX.com. He put his Familie in charge of it. The book arrived but also the $40,= USD shipping bill. That's one way to treat the media that you need for a (positive) review on the book.