Thursday I got to the venue around 10:30am and went to watch BMX park practice once again, the wind again was not co-operating so they shut down Dirt and BMX Supercross practice for the time being. Therefore the only things going on were BMX Vert and Park practice. It seemed like every single rider was out there practicing, but even I after watching Park practice the whole day yesterday was not really feeling it too much, that and most of the riders had just gotten into San Jose the night before so most were still feeling out the course, so I decided to wander the venue a little bit I still hadn't found out how to get to the Dirt or FMX Venue but before I had a chance to do that, I walked into the Media Center and a few of the girls were working on getting the "Hurricane Relief Autograph Signings" together but they were having a hard time getting the athletes to sign up, so knowing that I had a connection to Ryan Guettler, they asked me if I could get him because as they put it, "If we have Guettler we don't need anyone else" so taking a look at the signing times and Guettler's schedule I found out he could do the Friday, went and talked to him and *poof* he signed up to do it.
Cathy Bluem has been doing reports for us from the Dew tour. Cathy drove up to San Jose and fired back this first report that's about the press conference and first practice session. It might be a week late but Cathy has a good reason for it. And then again, we're beating the BMX mags on this one anyway. Get ready for the Cathy reports.HEy Bart, I hope u got my email about this week its been HELL i had
spanish test on MOnday, a History test on WEd (that I didnt know about
until Monday) and a Communication quiz on Friay...so I didnt have time
to do the reports but im getting em done now...heres the first day...
Extend your InterBike stay in Vegas just a couple of days and catch the Vans/Hard Rock Let It Ride BMX Jam, a two-day freestyle BMX extravaganza with more than $75,000 on the line. First place will take home a cool 20 grand. With these riders vying for this money and the entire industry in the stands, the Let It Ride Jam just might end up being the most exciting contest ever. Oh, yeah. It's FREE.
The world's top BMX riders including 16 dirt competitors and 40 street riders. Dave Mirra, Ryan Guettler, Corey Bohan, Stephen Murray, Cory Nastazio, Steven McCann, Mike Aitken, Scotty Cranmer, Allan Cooke, Morgan Wade, Rooftop and Van Homan are among the riders expected.
Bart de Jong crashed hard during his comeback on his MX
Riding MX is as dangerous as you make it yourself, hit the throttle and you go fast, shut down the throttle and you slow down, simple you think.
After popping out his shoulder a few times it was time for Bart to let it fix by the best doctors in the Netherlands and after 2 months of recovery it was time to start riding again. The doctor said: "do whatever you can do" and for Bart that means: Green light to ride!
We went to our local track and started to do some laps but soon Bart was beating his older brother again and he didn't slow down cause his shoulder felt right.......
You know what comes next: Crashing time! Someone was standing on the track in front of me and got me out of my trainingsession to ask if "that guy in the ditch" was Bart, and after seeing #132 the answer was: Yes!
As this was our first Jam, we did not expected too much from it. Just a few riders and hopefully some nice weather.
Our day started very good, the weather was very sunny and we took off to our big city ROTTERDAM. We had a riders pick-up at CS and from that on we took off to the Schouwburgplein in the middle of the City. Due to a festival there was little space, but we waited a bit for a few riders and also we checked the breakdancingdemo and the demo from Bram Verhallen for Braun Flatground. From there we took off to the old â€œLEFTpleinâ€? also in the city. We arrived at the spot and we all saw that this floor was very, very, very BIG and so everyone had enough space to practice and ride! Everyone chilled and rode the whole day so we can speak of a successfull day!
Around 17.00 Hrs we took off again to the Braun Flatground spot for another demo by Bram Verhallen and Sytse Winkel and that was more the end of our day.
MSS Event Provides Backdrop for New Faces in Finals and Young Rider’s First Pro BMX Park Victory
Pro BMX Vert field wows Sacramento crowd with halfpipe airshow!(SACRAMENTO, CA) -- The fourth and final day of competition at the Mobile Skatepark Series event in Sacramento shone the spotlight on the world’s best pro BMX freestyle riders. As always, the gladiators of the action sports world brought fans to their feet and kept them there most of the day. Meanwhile, one of the nation’s youngest competitors on the pro BMX circuit quietly pieced together his first-ever professional victory, defeating many of his idols and mentors in the process.
September, 2005 - San Jose, CA -Ryan Guettler, 22, of Brisbane, AUS earned his third consecutive victory in the Dew Action Sports Tour’s BMX Dirt competition today at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Guettler, who was knocked unconscious during a practice run and later released by paramedics, bested the field with a final score of 93.63, an average of his best two of three runs. His final run was highlighted by a one-handed front flip. â€œFor the entire Tour, I have been up against awesome competition,â€? said Guettler, who remains at the top of the BMX Dirt standings in the chase for the Dew Cup, with 337 total points. â€œI am going to keep giving it my best every time.â€?
Fellow Australian Luke Parslow placed second with an average score of 92.75. Parslow, who has consistently improved at each stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, now sits in eighth place in the BMX Dirt standings.
September 8, 2005 â€“ San Jose, CA â€“ Jamie Bestwick, 34, Nottingham, GBR, wowed the crowd at HP Pavilion Thursday evening at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Toyota Challenge during a run filled with intricate tricks in BMX Vert Finals. Bestwick’s best run, his first of the evening, was filled with a difficult mix of tricks, including an Alley-oop 540.
It was Bestwick’s first of two runs that stole the show and scored a 94.50. He also finished first at the VansÂ® Invitational last month in Portland, Ore. and at the Right Guard Open in July in Denver, Colo. Bestwick currently sits in first place in the points standings with 300 total points.
â€œIt’s big pressure being in first place now,â€? said Bestwick. â€œIt’s just been a great season. This is a prestigious title, even though it’s in the inaugural season. This is something I’m really shooting for.â€?
It was a busy week up in Canada. After the RedBull Elevation contest it was straight to Vancouver for a week of BMX activities including the Metro BMX jam. Josh Harrington won the contest and Hard Trick comp. Dave Osato pulled a 3-whip drop-in during the contest and gets a check for that one. Results? right here:
Pro street results Metro BMX Jam Vancouver, Canada
1 Josh Harrington 94.0
2 Morgan Wade 93.2
3 Gary Young 91.4
4 Chris Doyle 91.0
5 Colin McKay 88.8
6 Corey Martinez 88.6
7 John Heaton 88.2
8 Brian Hunt 86.8
9 Alistair Whitton 86.2
10 Brian Kachinsky 85.8
Traditionally the last weekend of August is the weekend of the King Of Concrete in Southsea, England. Look which riders were "On Fuego" at the 2005 edition.Bowls Pro Final
1 Mark Webb
2 Ben Wallace
3 Gareth Wilson
Spine Pro Final
1 Ben Wallace
2 Mark Webb
3 Tobias Wicke