What do you do when you're injured, you have to wait for surgery in October and you won't be able to ride after that for another six months? You can stare at your bike, pimp it up, clean it once more and to keep your sponsors happy, you send in a "Bike Check" to your favorite online magazine. "Allan Copenhagen" from Denmark rides for Simple Bikes but unfortunately won't be able to get some riding done because of a bum knee. Here's his bike check though:
This contest might be something for you. If you have a buddy that you ride with and he lives in the same city or town you live in, you can form a team to enter the BMX City Battle.
Teams of two riders ride against 2 riders from another city in true battle style. The best team transfers. The day starts off with the amateur teams. The 6 best amateur riders (3 teams) will ride in the contest against the pros. The pro comp starts at 17:00hr.
All this takes place at the skatepark of Kooigem (near Kortrijk) in Belgium.
The event is supported by: ridebmx UK, padded cell and odyssey, red bull, crimescene and crankbmx.
Dew Tour round # 3 was in Portland, OR over the weekend and Scotty put on another good show. He qualified first on Saturday and came back Sunday to step it up a notch. A crash early in the first run put him in 12th place going into the second run, he was last to go and the pressure was on. A solid run put him 2nd place overall for the day and puts him in 2nd place overall in the series with two more rounds to go. He was riding the new updated 2007 Sheriff for the first time and loved the changes. The BMX Park event showed live on NBC Sunday afternoon.
2007 products will be dropping soon. First off is The Burlish frame. Jay "Sponge" Allen mentioned the idea that he wanted a real simple trail frame - something stripped down & sleek. The first thing to change were the dropouts - we slimmed these down to 4mm & used a minimal shape. The frame uses a mix of double butted tubing & a plain gauge tubing to make a really light, well balanced frame. To simplify it even more we used plates for the chain stay & seat stay braces. For flair we cut the Mutiny badge from the plates.
On Saturday, August 26 a jam will be held at the Gleneagles skate park (West Vancouver, B.C. canada). Its sure to be fun in the sun, with music, a bbq, an am class, prizes and with Meto jam starting the following week, there's sure to be plenty of visiting pros and lots of local talent. The park is located at: 6262 marine drive in Horseshoe bay (a sub-division of west van) right next to the ferry terminal.
The final of this super summer: Germany’s greatest sports - and music - festival “Streetlife Berlin” on 26th and 27th of August between the Brandenburger Tor and the Siegessäule. LG Action Sports World Tour takes place in Berlin for the first time and will thrill with adrenalizing tricks and stunts on inlineskates, bmx, fmx and skateboards. OFFPOP MUSIC DAY will present Europe’s biggest open air club with twenty dancefloors and all kinds of electronic music. The party goes on … See riders like Koji Kraft, Tom Haugen,
Did you know that FATBMX has all these reports on file? Just use the Search button to find them. You'd be surprised what you find on the site. Loads of stuff, like the 2006 FAT JAM report. Are you ready yet?
What a day. The FAT-JAM on Saturday saw plenty of riders make it to the Sugar Hills. The trails had been modified during the week and with the little showers in between the sessions, the dust disappeared making the trails even better. New this year was the bank to wall that was only finished on Friday night and had yet to be ridden. Riders from all over showed up with a good number of local kids on BMX bikes. That's always good to see with the future of BMX in mind. The i-pod was plugged in at 13:30 on Saturday and the jam was on. The most asked question of the day was when it was going to start. Dude, it already started. No, the contest! well, there is no contest. To please the crowd we did have an open three hour session and were looking for the best trick on the wall,
Portland, Ore. - August 20, 2006 - Ryan Nyquist captured the BMX Park title Sunday in the final day of competition at the Dew Action Sports Tour's Vans® Invitational at the Rose Quarter.
Nyquist, 27, of Los Gatos, Calif. took first place in today's BMX Park competition with a score of 90.25. His winning run was highlighted by a double truck driver. Scotty Cranmer, 19, of Jackson N.J. placed second with a score of 89.00 and Daniel Dhers, 21, of Caracas, VEN finished third with a score of 88.75. "Each day has been about regaining confidence," said Nyquist of his recent torn ACL injury. "The last two stops have been good to me. This win was way better than I ever expected." Nyquist, who won the BMX Dirt competition last month at the Tour's Denver stop, now sits in second place with 209 points in the BMX Park season standings. Dhers sits in first with 226 points and Cranmer in third with 197.
Portland, Ore. - August 18, 2006 - Jamie Bestwick won the BMX Vert competition and Cam White captured the BMX Dirt title Thursday in the second day of competition at the Dew Action Sports Tour's third stop, the Vans® Invitational, at the Rose Quarter. Jamie Bestwick, 35, of Nottingham, GBR, earned his second consecutive win in BMX Vert finals. His winning run earned him a score of 94.25 with a no-handed barspin 540, finishing with three consecutive flair variations to seal the win. Gilroy, Calif. native Chad Kagy, 27, took second with a score of 92.25 with a run that included a double tailwhip 540 barrel roll, a first in BMX Vert competition. Kevin Robinson, 34, of East Providence, R.I., came in third with a 91.00.
“All I know is how to ride. I know how to ride every square inch of this course,” said Bestwick.“I tried to keep my run flowing from end to end and nail the tricks I know I can hit.” Bestwick, who earned the Dew Cup in BMX Vert during the 2005 season of the Tour, currently sits in first place with 275 points.
You Don't want to know how often I made an attempt to writing the Pro Dirt report from the Rebel Jam. Again and again something else crossed my mind or something else came up where I got distracted. I apologize to those who have been waiting but I believe we're still faster than a lot of them out there. It's been a week since things were looking great at the Mellowpark. The weather was beautiful and everyone was having a good time. The vibe was chill and the riding with everyone there was awesome. Let's throw in a few names who entered the dirt contest and you'll be able to imagine what went off. Guettler, Young, Forte (all three of them), Cools (both of them), MacKay, BB, Guimez, Paulsen, Caro and Miller, just to name a few. Going into a straight final the riders were being judges on Style, Creativity and Hard Tricks. There were three awards in each category and place 4 - 10 got 50 Euros each. Actually, first place for Style, Creative and Hard Tricks was 1000 Euros, 800 for second and 500 for third. Quite good for a mellow contest like the Rebel Jam.