Caroline Buchanan sat silently in the passenger seat next to her fiance, struggling to breathe and hitting the scariest point in her life as she turned to her childhood friend and said.. "Im not ready to die" On the outside she was calm. Silent and focused - just like she is before a BMX race. She stayed like that for 5 hours until she got transferred to the city hospital.
On the inside her body was a mess. A broken nose, broken sternum, two collapsed lungs and dangerous bleeding around her heart.
"I was running on adrenaline. About 30 minutes outside of Canberra the ambulance guy called the hospital and he had a shaky, nervous voice," Buchanan said. "If you're a paramedic you've seen a lot of things and they handle themselves so well. I thought if he's nervous ... that's when I knew it was life-threatening."
The two-time Olympian and eight-time world champion was at a friend's farm when an off-road buggy rolled and caused the injuries. The driver was OK but Buchanan was in debilitating pain and struggling to breathe. She knew something was seriously wrong and that's when she started to fight.
Woodward Copper announced its lineup of visiting pros for BMX camps this summer, including Mat Olson and Tammy McCarley. Being no stranger to Colorado’s favored summer camp, Mat Olson will coach his third consecutive year, bringing his positive, infectious energy to each BMX session. In addition to Olson, fellow Pusher BMX rider Tammy McCarley will also join the lineup of pros for his Woodward Copper debut during session three. From The Barn to the outdoor miniramp, Olson and McCarley will work with campers on trick progression and motivate the next generation of riders to expand their arsenal of tricks.
Woodward Copper Summer Camps are the premier action sports overnight camps for kids. With
The competition schedule for the inaugural X Games Sydney at Spotless Stadium is now available at XGames.com. More than 200 elite athletes will compete at the world’s premier action sports event October 19-21, 2018, with live coverage and content across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. The world’s best will battle it out for a podium spot in Skateboard, BMX, Moto and more.
The first ever UCI Category 1 event will happen this weekend on Scheveningen Beach in The Hague, Netherlands. The Park event under the UCI/KNWU umbrella kicks off with Park practice on Friday afternoon 14:00hr - 16:00hr. More practice time on the 040BMXPARK course will be available on Saturday at 11:00hr (till 12:30hr). Don't forget to bring your UCI license if you want to participate in the Elite Men/Elite Women BMX Park class. Qualification will take place on Saturday afternoon at 15:00hr. The finals on Sunday will start at 16:00hr. There is also a full Amateur Park contest on Sunday and a Street contest on Monday (bank holiday).
It's that time of the year again when the biggest crowd in BMX gets together in Montpellier for the Fise World Series. Next to the legendary Spine Ramp contest also the UCI BMX Park World Cup for Men and Women as well as the UCI BMX Flatland World Cup will be shown live here on FATBMX. If you can't figure out the exact times make sure to check in on the FATBMX site on a regular basis to see what's going on at that point in Montpellier as it's going to be a ful week of BMX here in the South of France. THURSDAY, MAY 10 Qualification BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp Pro:
JunkieJam 2.0 at the Junktrails coming this 9th of June. As you may know these aren’t really trails but one wooden trickjump (6 feet high, 10,5 feet radius) with a soft landing and an old school quarterpipe we cut down this time to 6,5 feet high (with 8 feet radius) Last year everybody had a blast trying so many new tricks on this setup so there had to be a sequel…..
The jump was liked by all last year so no changes there. The roller coming into the jump was giving some people a bit of a problem but in true BMX spirit people were helped and coached so at the end everybody was having a good time. This year we will reshape the roller so more emphasis can be put on pushing for hard and new tricks on the jump. Music will be played, free beers will be shared and the BBQ will be lit and again we hope to see a lot of people push their limits without injuries.
Thanx to everybody that is helping but especially DTX13, 0172INK and Paul’s Boutique BMX Hardware Store.
See you guys there, we are expecting to start around 13:00 and the closest know location is Kleiweg 500 in Rotterdam! (just follow the flyover of the tram and watch behind the pillar)
Every brand has a logo, but few can claim a print like Vans can with Checkerboard. Born in Southern California and showcased on the world stage by legendary film slacker Jeff Spicoli, the iconic motif is now synonymous with Vans’ ubiquitous “Off The Wall” lifestyle. To bring the globally-recognized print to the streets and up to speed, Vans presents the Era Pro in Checkerboard, showcasing an elevated, performance-driven take on the original Era icon.
The Era Pro’s inception began when legend Tony Alva partnered with Vans by adding a padded collar and heel cap to the original Authentic to create the Era. Fast forward 40 years and the Era is fully engineered with Vans Pro Classics specifications, offering high impact UltraCush HD cushioning sockliners, Pro Vulc construction for better boardfeel, and lasting Duracap rubber reinforcements. The Era Pro remains as timeless as ever, combining two icons into one modern-day classic.
The Era Pro joins a growing list of heavy hitter Pro Classics, available now in a range of Checkerboard styles, including the Sk8-Hi Pro, Old Skool Pro, and Slip-On Pro. Backed by living legend Jason Dill and emerging style master Rowan Zorilla, it’s clear the future of Checkerboard will be every bit as rad as the past.
100% is proud to introduce two new frames to their complete line of performance and active lifestyle eyewear. The S2, worn by Peter Sagan at the Tour of Flanders and his win at Paris-Roubaix, is a race performance frame made for reaching the podium as well as everyday sports performance. The Sportcoupe is a versatile frame for cycling, triathlon and running pursuits, and was developed in collaboration with 100% triathlete Mauricio Mendez.
S2 DETAILS: Inspired by the Speedcraft’s legendary success on cycling’s biggest stages, S2 is made for 100% speed. 100%’s innovative technologies and signature lens have been tuned for riding at any level, and S2’s laser-etched edging provides the look of a full frame in a rimless cylindrical shield, for total visibility and comfort.
FISE WORLD SERIES 2018. Check out the Park Plans and Schedule for Montpellier - France. It’s only a matter of weeks to go until the biggest action sports festival of the year takes place in our home town of Montpellier, France. This is the flagship event of the tour and there is a massive amount of BMX action taking place on 4 different Parks.
BMX FREESTYLE PARK. Here you can enjoy the UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup.
STREET. No prizes for guessing the Street Park is where you can check out the BMX Street competition.
FLATLAND AREA. For the first time this year we have the official UCI BMX Flatland World Cup.
SPINE RAMP. You wont want to miss the BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp Pro competition which was a highlight of last years event!
From the 9th to 13th of May join us for 5 awesome days of BMX
Wednesday 9th May 2018
15h00 – 16h30 Qualification UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Women
17h45 – 20h50 Qualification BMX Freestyle Park Amateur Groupe 1
Thursday 10th May 2018
11h40 – 14h00 Pré Qualification UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Groupe 1
15h20 – 17h30 Pré Qualification UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Groupe 2
18h30 – 20h50 Qualification BMX Freestyle Park Amateur Groupe 2
19h00 – 20h45 Qualification UCI BMX Flatland World Cup
21h00 – 23h45 Qualification BMX Freestyle Spine Ramp Pro
Friday 11th May 2018
10h30 – 12h00 Finale UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Women
13h00 – 14h30 Demi Finale UCI BMX Flatland World Cup
13h00 – 14h45 Qualification UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Groupe 1
15h45 – 17h30 Qualification UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup Groupe 2