The Forum frame was designed by Haro team rider & Aussie ruler Colin Mackay. Here's is some extra info on the frame also... "First off, the name represents what the bike represents: a large group of personalities, each with their own tastes and style. A Forum is never made of one person/use or function, much like this frame. It was designed with all types in mind. In years' past, Haro categorized their bikes by a discipline or particular category. We wanted to get away from that strict way of thinking, and made a bike that's good for riding...all types and styles.
1st September 2006 One dismal, grey Tuesday morn in mid August, summer had clearly taken an early exit. Nonetheless, the relentless GBH crew threw down their space hoppers at Winch services and grabbed their boards to tackle the newest GBH installation in Wokingham. Team skaters Ross Forknall and Bummer flew over the ramps of Wokingham, which as well as talent and the slick design, could also be accredited to the bucketful of spaceships they annihilated on the way down, all those E numbers can’t be a good thing, surely?
8 of 10 North American UCI Races to be held in U.S., exclusively at NBL Elite Series races. Colorado Springs, Colo. (September, 2006)—USA Cycling confirmed today revisions and finalized venues to the previously announced 2006-07 UCI BMX Continental Calendar. The UCI has awarded eight of the 10 North American-based events to the United States. The calendar opens November 4, 2006 with the NBL Silver State National in Las Vegas, Nev. followed by the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio December 28. The 2007 calendar year continues with two separate events in one weekend at the NBL Lake Mead National in Boulder City, Nev. February 24-25. After a month off, the series resumes on consecutive weekends with the NBL Gator National in Sarasota, Fla. March 31 and the NBL Easter Classic in Orlando, Fla. April 7. The NBL Freedom National in Woodbridge, Va. is scheduled for April 28 before the final U.S. stop in Prunedale, Calif. for the NBL Golden State National May 19.
In honor of George Esser, the original founder of the NBL who recently passed away, a storybook ending put to a close one of the most exciting race seasons in history. The 29th Annual Grand National in Louisville, Kentucky goes down in history as one of the 'Best Ever' and although weather threatened to put a damper on the festivities late in the week, dry skies prevailed and the sun finally made a timely appearance to shine on what would be a stunning day of triumph, glory, and surprise. Perhaps that was George's last gift to the sport he helped found and create. From a rider's perspective, the weekend was what BMX Racing is all about - having a good time. To start things off, each rider received a cool NBL Goody bag with stickers and catalogues and there were plenty of contests and prizes throughout the weekend to keep the crowds busy and excited. Spectators and riders were provided with extra copies of September's BMX Today magazine that included a full-color 'Grands' Program that gave everyone the inside scoop on the major showdown's for the weekend and a chance to win some sponsor prizes in the 'Predict the Winner' contest.
The flatland in Brazil demonstrates great evolution. Currently some athletes compete in international tests with excellent results. In 2006 happens de first national championship with 40 participants, organized for Confederação Brasileira de Ciclismo (CBC) with promotion of the specialized site BMX Press . The number of practitioners of the modality grew significantly and they call the attention the media. “Finally we popularize the sport”, says Gustavo Dias, director of CBC. Dias also commemorates the increase in the number of sponsors. “To invest in flat, currently, offers financial return”, he affirms. With the consolidation of the modality, the CBC decided to demonstrate its social responsibility.
This year's LG Tour stop in Paris was way better than last year, the street course was a bit better and the Vert ramp was the same but the riders made it a better contest than last year. Street/Park: Although a very small street course it was still fun to ride, it was so tight that Dave Dillewaard looked bigger than the park but managed to win the first price again. More riders showed up this time and we even had 5 Dutch guys in prelims, Barry Kohne didn't impress the judges this time, Mark Vos showed he is a good rider but not in contests, Daniel Wedemeijer rode well and Pim v/d Bos was the best from the Dutch with a 12th place, just missing the finals with his dialed Front & Back & Tail whips.
Come this September two-wheeled transportation will take over London as the Sixth Annual Bicycle Film Festival rolls into town. The Bicycle Film Festival kicks off on September 6, 2006 with screenings September 7-9 at The Cochrane Theatre. The Festival Pass is sold out, single tickets available at the Cochrane Theatre (call 020 72691606). Joe Kid on a Stingray will be shown on Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 PM
Joe Kid on a Stingray - The History of BMX USA 2005 | DV 90min Directors: Mark Eaton and John Swarr. Jesse James from "West Coast Choppers" narrates this film.
Ok so I shouldn't be putting this as the beginning; let's face it, it could have been left out but I have to be honest with you I was livid that I had to work the same weekend as the Nottinghill Carnival, Reading festival and a mates party in Leicester but hey that comes with the territory of organising jams. I have to say though that I'm now sitting here eating my own words with a huge slice of humble pie for desert because Bristol was INCREDIBLE!!!! I have never been to Motion before so I was glad we popped in on the Saturday to check out the park and instantly loved the atmosphere. It was clean, fresh and friendly and although it is compact, the space is really well used to ensure smooth lines.
After watching a cross footed flip over the box and some of the riders launch themselves into the foam pit, which sparked a major shoe search, we left the park for the hotel ready to sample the Bristol night life.
The Forte Brothers can start to relax. Their Lookback Poll is over. Maybe Leo and Kye want a rerun of the competition where they will crank that lookback even further. Actually, when going through the pictures from the Masters in Cologne I accidently found out that I had a photo of all three brothers doing a lookback over the same hip. I might have been off with my timing on Leo's or Kye's but in Toby's defence he possibly clicked that lookback even further than shown in the photo. Enough bullshit, Toby has the bragging
UCI is pleased to announce the permanent career numbers for Elite Men and Elite Women. These numbers must be used at all international BMX events worldwide. Starting with the season 2006-2007 (from 1 August 2006), the UCI is introducing a permanent number system for Elite Men & Elite Women. With this system, riders can choose a “career number”, which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This will give riders a possibility to market themselves and to give media and spectators an easy way to identify riders.