It's always a shock when we're losing a member of the BMX family. The news about Colin Winkelmann's death spread quickly which shows how many people out there he had who loved him. [url=http://www.bmxnews.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=389&mode=nested] Colin [/url]contributed to the BMX community with amazing riding and a stunt or two. First time I saw Colin was at a contest in Chicago over ten years ago where he did an amazing transfer from a quarterpipe to the spine mini. It was insane. Colin was already riding for DK at the time and was one of the first riders to try a double backflip in a dirt contest.
Jumping cars was an other thing that he was into and even made it in the Guiness Book of Records by jumping 13 SUV's on his DK. Colin designed the S.O.B. frame and fine-tuned this frame to form the Weapon model for DK. He started his own parts company called [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=235]Circus[/url] while he was recovering from another stunt. He was out for 6 months and slowly started riding again over in Greenville, where he lived and rode with his [url=http://www.myspace.com/winkelmann]friends. [/url] Colin will be missed. R.I.P.
COLIN MEMORIAL IN GREENVILLE, NC, USA.
On Monday (8/15) the riders, friends, and family of Colin Winkelmann are holding a memorial service at Jaycee Park in Greenville, NC. The informal gathering will take place at the skatepark where many of the fondest memories of Colin occurred. The ceremony begins at 9:30 AM. All are welcome to attend. A second memorial will be held in Dayton, Ohio later in the week.