There's no secret we appreciate the FATBMX.com sponsors. SE BMX have their new 2006 website up and you should take a look at it. The Wildman has put some serious time into the project and it shows. The history of the company goes way back to 1970 when Scot Breithaupt began organizing "Pedal Cross" races (that's called BMX these days). Scot started the SE Racing company in 1976 and still helps out with the company today. There is a section how you can become part of the SE Terror Squad, you can check out the 2006 bikes and find a distributor/dealer in your area. Anyway, click the SE banner on the right to get there.
Millencolin, Flogging Molly and The Unseen played in Tilburg at the Antidote tour. 013 was sold out, but the people at Vans and Eastpak made sure the FATBMX crew had tickets. Dennis and Paul picked me up in Dennis' VW transporter (for sale) and we ditched traffic to arrive in Tilburg in time for a few cold ones before the concert started. Some dudes in skeleton suits (Unseen?) couldn't really impress. Good thing we had a spot at the bar while watching this band. I wasn't sure if we were allowed to bring a camera inside the 013 concert hall but we tried our phones to get some sort of photo material for this interview.
Look at these trails, they look pretty good. December 3rd will see some action on these Tschugg built trails in Germany. The jam starts at 11am and ends at sunset which is probably around 5pm these days. Directions: A96 Memmingen - Lindau, Exit 32 Wangen Ravensburg. It's under a bridge. The flyer states it's for Bike Freaks and beginners and Mama Tschugg is cooking the food with Red Bull taking care of the drinks and music. This might actually be the last outdoor session of the year in Germany.
-We recently picked up some fresh faces on the team, Starting with StevenWoodward but there are more to come. You're gonna be seeing more of this guy for sure, itw? Ride video part? Who knows, but i did hear he'll be at x-games.
-We are going to open a shop in Cologne! Together with from Janoschs bmx shop. That should be open sometime in January and everyone should feel free to call by.
NKE6.0 has a great opportunity up for grabs for a talented individual between the ages of 16 and 20 who is passionate about all elements of multimedia as well as the action sports culture! The NKE6.0 Media Apprentice will be offered the chance to learn from some of the most renowned and respected photographers, cameramen, journalists, editors, producers and designers in the action sports industry. This opportunity will provide an unrivalled introduction into one of the most challenging and rewarding industries out there. Over the year, the Media Apprentice will get the chance to meet and work with the likes of a.o Richie Hopson (Lifestyle photographer), Paul Bliss (bmx and fmx photographer), Ricky Adam (Dig magazine staff photographer), Bullet (multi media design agency), Urb Orbis (free-sports marketing consultancy) and many more industry experts. Working alongside professionals on live photo shoots, in the studio and at UK action sports events this is an unpaid position that money can’t buy!
Chad DeGroot and crew at Mesh Skatepark Inc. are starting a new tab on their site. Actually a phone line you can call...to talk your shit or say what you feel. Take this # down (1) 407.295.2470 Stay posted to the Mesh site to hear the calls of the week and more.
Chad: "We are trying to get a name for this line. If you have any ideas, lettuce know. This phone line is open 24 hours a day. There is a 30 second time limit. So all you babble mouths are going to get cut off, or your gonna have to speed it up a bit. Tell us a story, say a joke, sing a song, make some animal noises, Whatever you feel you need to get off your chest. We are a help line. We’re here for you."
At the beginning of the year I made myself a goal to update the FATBMX site every (work)day. More people make those promises but I believe we´ve been doing pretty good with over 1000 articles posted on the FAT site this year. But then, out of the blue, the server crashed. The USA based server messed up and it was impossible to get on the site to upload stuff. Even worse, the server only had a back up of the site that was 12 days old meaning a bunch of articles got lost. The last few days we´ve been pushing hard to get articles back on the site. Some old, some new, but it looks like we´re back on track. Enjoy the site and feel free to contribute your BMX articles. Otherwise we´ll have to start making up stories to keep our promises. It´s winter you know, and not too much is happening over here in Holland.
Last week the Premium Team (Joe Riley, Matt Colisch, Ben Hucke, Ryan Mills, Jake Farley, Vince Kroff) began filming for the new Premium DVD. Unfortunately do to a broken collarbone Josh Harrington wasn't able to join the posse. The DVD will include video parts from the whole team, including an Oregon road trip. Look for this DVD to be out some time in the Spring. Keep posted for road trip updates.
Tulsa, OK: The Sunday night showdown at the OK corral saw Redline's mightiest gunslingers walk away with three silver Cup's; marking them as the Best of the Best when it comes to BMX racing.
NO.1 PRO BATTLE: As everyone expected, the chase for the Pro Cup came down to the three mains, between Kyle Bennett and defending Champ Bubba Harris. In the motos, they were pitted against the other on Saturday twice, and Bubba took both wins. A good confidence builder, and a sign of things to come. In the semi's, Kyle won his in dominant fashion, as did Bubba. Which meant the race for the 2005 title would come down to main time, and in ABA tradition -- in dramatic style.
Saturday: Doors Open 9:00 Open Practice 9:00 10:00 Beginner only practice 10:00 10:30 Beginner park Contest 10:30 1:00 Expert Park Practice 1:30 2:00 Expert Park 2:00 4:30 Pro Park practice 4:30 5:30 Pro Park 5:30 8:30 Beginner Park prizes handed out 8:30 Expert, Pro qualifiers announced