In England there's one park that has brought forward a new breed of BMX riders. Alistair Whitton, Owain Clegg, Robin Fenlon and Jon Taylor were locals at this indoor facility for a long time. Anybody who runs a park knows that it gets rough at some point to keep things open. The Boneyard recently invested in some new ramps and some new surface to keep things going. For directions, opening hours, a bus schedule and more photos, check their website. For all other questions, pick up the phone and give them a call.
The Olympic track was adjusted a little bit before the UCI Supercross round 2 started earlier this week. It was a new style Helltrack and not everyone liked it. Those who like speed and big jumps loved it and so did the people who watched the event from the stands. The track is amazing and the gate drops randomly which eliminates sling shot starts or any other false ways of getting out of the gate fast.
Mirraco's Mike Spinner's 1080 that he pulled at the Dew Tour in Portland last weekend got nominated for Trick Of The Week. Well, who cares, you say, but let's keep the $5000,= USD in the hands of a BMX-er. Mike will buy you a slice of pizza next time he sees you if he wins (and you put in a vote for him). Other BMX-ers in the race are: Anthony Napolitan (flip double whip) and Simon Tabron (no-handed 540 barspin).
Whatever you do, don't let skateboarders Fabrizio Santos, Rune Glifberg or FMX-er Adam Jones walk away with the $5G's. Your vote counts. Vote now.
Props Video Magazine is now available exclusively for permanent online download for only $9.99 by clicking this link. This is a Permanent, Legal, High Quality download that is only available until August 28th, 2007, be the first to check out the new Issue of Props (TotalVid videos are not yet compatible with any non-Windows XP/Vista computers). Props Video Magazine Issue #66 (90 minutes plus bonus) will be shipping in DVD form on August 25th.
The September issue of BMX Plus! felt kind of thick. But this time of the year, companies try to get their 2008 catalog in the middle of the mag to reach a lot of potential customers quickly. The company that teamed up for this issue is Diamondback. Their catalog is 32 pages thick.
This leaves 100 pages of BMX Plus! material which includes bike tests from KHE, Redline and Volume, The Props Megatour, 5 questions with Heath Pinter, Biz' bike check, the NBL Golden State nationals, KOG, ABA Nor Cal Nats, Rumble at the Coliseum, and the regulars like Tech Tip, On the Move, Moving pictures, Product Probe, Mailbag, Ask the BMXperts, Mini mart, Parting shot, Shop directory, Trick Stuff and the Inside Scoop.
It's good to see Joe Riley on the cover. What's up Joe!?
Greg Illingworth from South Africa has been traveling all over Europe this summer. He showed up at the FAT-JAM on Saturday and sent on some info about their Dirt jam in South Africa that's taking place on 1 September next. A little contest for the kids, you know with a Pro demo.
What you can expect:
-Beginner and Am comp only. No Pros, just a demo from The Riot Team. -R30 to enter or R60 with a Riot T-Shirt valued at R150. -Dirt comp with jumps built for am's and beginners. -Loads of Prizes. (Product for Beginners, Riot Vouchers for Am's) -Afterparty if you can stay. Bon-fire into the night. -Cement Mini with wallride and bowled corner. -The time of your life!
Jason Teet is an animal and almost beat Wade Llajar at this one. He won the kirkstone comp... watch out for this guy. Wade flipped the hip from quarter to flat bank, Jason aired the hip from flat bank to flat bank higher and further than anyone, and dirty Dave just all around shredded. There was a special appearance by the Sarge (Sigaty) in the pro class...he's still got it for sure.
As far as the ams? Taylor Ross killed it, Dillan Winn was airing huge
The FAT JAM is not to be confused with the Mini FAT JAM that we do earlier in the year to open up the outdoor season. The Mini-FAT JAM is coming up strong too with the 20th edition in 2011 (I believe). But the FAT JAM is the big one, where shit happens, on all fields. See you Saturday in Aarle-Rixtel.
The FAT-JAM started in 1987 and this would have been the 20th year the FAT-JAM took place in Aarle-Rixtel. But we had a break one year so we’ll save the 20th anniversary for 2008. It didn’t mean that nobody showed up. It was almost the most international version of all time with Greg Illingworth there from South Africa, Clint Miller from Australia, McGoo from the USA and plenty of Germans, Belgians and Dutch people.
Those who come over know what they can expect, not much. But there’s no stress, it’s free, everyone can ride when he wants to, there are some tunes and it’s a good time to catch up with other
Calabazas dirt jumps in Cupertino, California have been around for years. A lawsuit shut the whole place down a while back after someone hurt themselves riding there. Last weekend was the official re-opening ceremony and I walked away with loads of dirt up my nose and a free towel ( new bike rag ) from some new Disney movie. Don't ask me what the marketing connection is there.The folks from Red Bull were in attendance and handing out their product to keep every kid there awake for the next month.
Portland, Ore. –Mike Spinner earned his first Dew Tour win in the BMX Park Saturday at the Vans Invitational. Spinner, 19, landed a 1080 (three revolutions) during his second run to secure the victory with a 94.00 score. Dave Mirra and reigning Dew Cup champion Daniel Dhers attempted to knock Spinner out of the lead, but both fell during difficult tricks midway through their second runs. Mirra finished in second with 93.50 and Dhers was third with a 92.33.