Latin-American X-Games info:
Latin X (April 29-May 1st) has been postponed until much later in the year, no future date was announced. ESPN didn't disclose a direct reason but here is ESPN's statement. ""ESPN is currently exploring a new host city for the Latin American X-Games. There had been discussions with the City of Rio about hosting the event in 2005, but the city has been unable to confirm its support. However, we remain committed to staging the Latin X Games in 2005."
Crazy Freakin' Bikers contest:
13-15 May 2005, OKC, OK, USA.
Please read the following and read it all. A Gold Hutch Trickstar is being raffled off for a very good cause. Thanks to Woody Itson and Redline J. (JACK) over at www.vintagebmx.com. For $20 bucks you could be seriously blinging.24k Gold Trickstar
No, this is not Woody Itson's 24k gold Trickstar restored to life. This is an incredible replica 24k gold plated Trickstar that I built with the help of the "Freestyle Innovator" himself, Mr. Woody Itson. According to Woody, this bike is just about as close to the real deal as you can get. He helped me out with trying to determine a lot of the proper components. For the most part, this bike is just like Woody's original. There are a few components that are not 100 percent exact due to how rare and impossible to find they are today. But, the majority of the bike is just like his.
The international FELT team has been interviewed for their site. Read a couple of quotes here or go to the www.FELTBMX.com site for the full version.Todd Walkowiak's hobbies: "I enjoy working on cars and doing home improvement projects. I also just began working at Square One Clothing. Where I pretty much manage most of the operations."
Michael Sommer's favorite car: "IÂ´ll have an orange, overtuned, Opel Manta soon...my dreamcar!!!
Scotty Cranmer's hobbies: "Paint balling, my Mitsubishi EVO VIII"
BMX Racer Paul Lange's favorite Food: "Junk food"
Matti Roese's favorite place to Ride: "Where no one is bothering me... "
There are photo galleries and photo galleries. At FATBMX we have quite some pictures up but how many? Webmaster Jos Wissink finished uploading the photo's from the older web designs last weekend. Let's do a quiz real quick. How many pictures do you think are on the FATBMX site at the moment?
a) 100 - 250
b) 250 - 500
c) 500 - 1000
Find the answer to this question right here:
SOUL magazine #35
February/March 2005 issue
Okay, let's check the cover price for this French publication: 6 Euro and 50 cents. Why is this so important? Because it comes with the Etnies Forward DVD which is a classic and worth the 6,50 alone.
If you're a sticker fan you're in luck. Issue #35 comes with a free Kana Beach sticker and also has a double sided pull-out Q-Bikes poster.
The 108 page magazine (pure BMX, no folders in the middle or anything like that) also covers the following things:
Hungarian flatland, the scene of Bretagne, Normandie and more from the North, A GRV picture gallery, a trail section and a John Garcia interview.
Diamond Back's Trevor Knesal mailed the following press release:
Kent, WA - Since it was first released in April of last year, Diamondback’s Accomplice BMX frame has proven itself to be the perfect partner in crime for any skate park or trails session. Until now, the frame has only been available with a 21â€? top tube, but a 20â€? TT version is now also available and a 20.5â€? is in the works.
The original 21â€? version is sold out and will soon be replaced by a 2nd generation that will be identical to the first but will feature
BMX in Croatia? Yup it does exist. Ben Shenker went over there and reports on the street course and some party at a boat house.
A bunch of flatlanders and I headed to Zagreb for the Bike Fight 2 comp. I was excited to go, Croatia is always a good place, thanks to the super-friendly people. The comp/course/event turned out to be worse than I expected. It was at a sports-boat exhibition, so space was limited. The course was really small, with a jumpbox I hopped up straight every time. There was a good wallride, until the wall gave in
Another art exhibition over in Japan.
Yasu Takeo sent over the info and we're leaving his E-mail address this time as I'm sure you would get lost finding the place in the streets of Tokyo.
Here's what we understood:
The first round (of three) of the XTRLRG Series is going to take place in Heerlen, NL this Saturday. 11 Pros and 17 Amateurs have signed up through the official website (www.XLseries.com) to ride at The Promise park. You can sign up too so pay the site a visit for more info. New SNAFU Pro rider Paddy Gross is coming over so even if you don't ride yourself, you can check out a real World Champion on a BMX bike in action on March 12th (sorry Paddy, that's what you get for being good).