The 2nd stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour was last Friday in Denver, CO. Scotty Cranmer rode great in practice and great for 58 seconds of his 60 second qualifier run (ended up qualifying 2nd). He smacked his head pretty hard on his last trick of the qualifier, 60 seconds at Denver elevation can make you a little tired. He got checked out by the medics and was cleared to ride the final a few hours later that night. In his 2nd run of the finals he went for the flip double whip and came really close to pulling it, really close. He really wanted to pull it and went for it again, this time hitting his head again, knocking out a tooth and earning himself a ride to the hospital. Scotty rode in the ambulance and beat us there, when they were checking him in he was acting so goofy they thought he was drunk and gave him a breathalyzer test... Outcome was a broken tooth, scrapped up face and a concussion.
Fun for all at the Fordingbridge Sk8 Fest in the UK.
The countdown to the official opening celebrations for the Fordingbridge skatepark has begun. Tribe Skate will be hosting the event on Saturday 23rd July, jam-packed with competitions, pro-displays, breakdancing and DJs. There will also be an opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy.
Plenty of prizes, trophies and giveaways will be up for grabs for the most talented of Skaters, Inliners and Bmxers, keen to flaunt their skills. The event is being supported by a number of local businesses, including The Skate Shop, Cyclepaths, The Waterboard, and the skatepark installers GBH Ramps.
For those who are steadier on two feet than wheels there is the
We might as well do some self promoting by announcing this summer's FAT-JAM date. Saturday 20 August is Paul's Birthday and also the main day of the annual jam that will go deep into the night.
Everyone is invited to do some riding on the Sugar Hills trails at the Valkendijk on Saturday and feel free to bring the drinks and the barbeque. The chilling factor will be high once again in Aarle-Rixtel so prepare for that. Starts at 14:00hr.
Saturday night will be the Heavy Metal party at OJA. Dress to impress. Black t-shirt, tight jeans, white socks and sneakers. Wigs and make-up are allowed. Get ready for the Metal classics. Those who remember the night at the World's in Portimao in 1998 know what they've got coming. Better get ready for this. Beers are 1 Euro per bottle and if you have never been to OJA before, it's time to come over.
The Story from the Biker In Black himself:
"Yo dudes I got messed up about 9 dayz ago on tha Huck jam, I fell on tha vert & my handlebar stabbed me in tha leg, result was internal stiches of 19 or so plus 19 staples on tha outside. Life sucks cause I had 2 miss tha Gravity Games & tha Denver stop, 2nd of tha Dew action Sports Series. I should b ridin' next week, I have been still filmin' 4 FUEL TV on tha Huck Jam & hostin', hold ur head up."
Florian SchÃ¼le is going to organize a Flatland contest in Baiersbronn (Freudenstadt) on the 16 & 17 of July. Read on what Flo has to say:
These are the second "Black Forest Masters" that I am organizing. The first time in October 2001 the riders came from Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich, Bitterfeld, Wien and so on to join the contest.
The contest is going to take place in a skating hall and will last for two days. On Saturday we are going to organize a party on a barbecue-site after the contest. Everybody who wants, can camp next to the barbecue-site.
The contest will start at 10 AM on Saturday. The riders can choose between three different classes and they will have time to practice. At 3 PM the qualifying for the finals will be started. On Sunday the finals will be held.
Everyone over at FATBMX would like to congratulate Nico and Lisenka Does on the birth of their son Lucas Does. Lucas saw daylight for the first time on 29 June and weighed in at 3180 grams. Not only mom and dad are proud but also grandparents Gerrit and Mieke Does-Karsmakers.
Let the sleepless nights begin!
The LG Action Sports World tour is hitting Barcelona and Rimini this month. If you feel like you deserve to enter the street contest in Spain or Italy, make sure you sign up soon. The event in Barcelona will take place on the weekend of 23-24 July and the stop in Italy will be the weekend after that on 30-31 July.
Hit the LG Action Sports World Tour banner on the right or go directly to their website by hitting [url=http://lgactionsports.com]this link[/url]. Sign up forms can be found on the website.
The improved street course will be set up near the beach at both stops. Sounds like an opportunity for a good holiday.
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 13TH ANNUAL ESPY AWARDS
Dave Mirra Among Nominees for Best Action Sports Athlete; Fans to Determine Winners
ESPN will Televise 13th Annual Celebration from Hollywood's Kodak
Theatre. Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN
The 2005 ESPY Awards will gather sports and entertainment celebrities to recognize top achievements, relive memorable moments and salute the best performers. Actor Matthew Perry will host the show and be joined by musical guest Destiny's Child.
-Paulie Lange is back to racing after breaking some ribs a few weeks ago, 2nd and a 3rd in Desoto, TX last weekend. Next up for Paulie is the ABA Worlds in Ontario, CA then leaving straight for France for the "real" UCI Worlds in France. Paulie is a AA Pro racer but like to ride the streets, today's pic is of Paulie hitting the streets of Sacramento with a crazy curved wall ride. Photo is by Matt Faulk, Matt is a BMX racer on Felt's flow team but has a broken wrist and has taken up shooting photos while he heals.
-Scotty Cranmer is headed to the 2nd stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour this weekend in Denver. The TV schedule for this coming weekend is:
NBC, Saturday, July 9th from 4:30 - 6 PM ET
FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS FINALS and BMX PARK FINALS
The Rebel Jam in Berlin started off with a tourist tour through the city. Two double decker buses were hired to show the riders, sponsors and media what the city was all about. This is a great idea as we only get to see the venue, the hotel, the airport and a bar or two at 90% of the contests.
It was raining cats and dogs when the buses showed up. When everyone rushed in the bus to grab a seat, the windows fogged up. With a closed roof (that was leaking left and right), heavy rain outside and steamed up windows the conditions weren't great for the tourist trip. And then 4 cases of beer turned up in every bus. This made it