DC has added Daniel Dhers to its elite BMX team. Daniel said: "Being on DC is a crazy experience. I'm good friends with everyone on the team and I'm so excited and happy to have the opportunity to ride for a brand that I really believe in. We have an opprtunity to do some great things together in the future."
Some riders hit the BMX scene and surprise everyone. Daniel straight up exploded onto the scene. Growing up in Venezuela, his riding was disrupted by skate park closures, family moves, and other distractions as a youngster. In response, Daniel made the trek north to Woodward Camp in Pennsylvania in 2004 in search of an atmosphere more conducive to BMX riding. After two summers learning in the foam pits, resi ramps, and terrain at Camp, he hit the Park contest circuit in 2006, instantly finding success. Three Dew Tour podiums, a bronze medal at X Games 12, and a Bronze at Asian X was followed by more Dew Tour podiums, a Gold at X-Games 13, and a Gold at 2007's Asian X. Daniel has become an instant contest threat.
Steve McCann and Simon Tabron did another write up for the Mongoose site to tell everyone who wants to know. McCann is putting a new bike together that is even brighter than the orange one he rode in 2007. Simon is riding for Steaz now. If you have never heard of Steaz, you can find out by checking his link below:
How nice would it be to just bring the good news. Unfortunately that's not the case. This came in through Mike Vincent's uncle. Keep showing your support. It is now DAY 61 and Mike has been transferred to Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA. He receives intense physical therapy and the staff is wonderful.
-Best dirt rider: Mark Vos -Nicest bike: Jeroen Burgstad -Best BMX Jam: FSO Jam -Best dirt spot: 020 Trails -Lifetime achievement award: James Alberto -Best indoor BMX park: Everland Amsterdam -Best video footage: Vladdie de Koning -Best rookie street: Virgil Persat -Best Brookie flatland: Erik Hogers -Best park rider: Barry Kohne -Best flatland rider: Sytse Winkel -Best street rider: Mark Vos
It's a rather big video but if you want to see the Colony team shred in the USA than you've got to be a little patient. Clint Millar has picked a good bunch of riders and you'll agree after seeing the clip that he just sent over.
You've got two possibilities to ride with the VANS pros in a private session. One will be held in California and the other one will be held at the Vans park in Florida. Here's the full scoop. Vans Skatepark CA. March 31 & April 1, 2008. Vans Pro BMX riders Cory Nastazio, Gary Young, Robbie Morales and Chase Hawk
We've been complaining about the shitty weather but in fact we should not be worrying too much because there is an indoor facility nearby that has a BMX track complete with professional starting gate that you can operate yourself, some new trails in the back corner, a giant foampit, some little ramps for kids to play around on and also some very decent ramps which includes a wide quarterpipe on one side, a jump box/spine in the middle and an unusual quarterpipe construction on the other side. Well, that's a quick description of the hall but of course there is more to it. Zonto is the main force behind the project and his old school roots show in the multiple bikes that are on display on the counter. The entry fee for a session are held low and although we have not been there lots (yet), the times we were there it was rather packed. There's a fleet of Redline bikes available for rent and also full face helmets. Last Saturday a group of girls, which I'm guessing were 12-13, stopped by to ride the BMX track on the rented equipment. The dark and dusty halls (two of them connected to eachother) make for an okay playground and it's BMX only, no skateboarding.
Some cities tolerate it more than others. Eindhoven is cool with graffiti artists decorating the Berenkuil. Having the permission gives the artists the chance to do their jobs during the day, when it is light outside. They can bring a ladder, ruler or anything else that they wouldn't carry with them when they bomb a train in the middle of the night in a secured train yard. The results are better but there is also a lot of bad stuff from guys who are just starting out. For them it's a way to get better and experiment. Here are 11 more pieces. Peace out!
The legal graffiti spot in Eindhoven brings lots of artists down there. When we checked for new pieces last time we met up with a guy from Amersfoort who seemed totally into the scene. He knew the guys, has done his pieces and had the answers ready. For him to take a 90 minute trainride plus a 15 minute walk on a rainy Saturday morning to empty a couple of cans on a wall shows the importance of the Berenkuil spot. Find part one of the latest 2008 pieces here. The next eleven will follow later.
We are liking that HD quality from the Mutiny posse. Watch the 8 minutes long web video that they just put up. It's got great riding from their team dudes in TX. They definitely put some work into this. It's one of those clips you need on your i-pod to show to your friends.