If you've always thought of moving to "Pro-town" this might be the news you've been looking for. You see, Austin Coleman not only recently broke his ankle but he also bought two houses next to eachother. One for himself and one to fill up with riders/friends. In his own words: "I bought my first house(s) out in Greenville, NC. Being from Los Angeles, I bounced around Greenville for the last year or so and really liked it. I decided to invest in some property out there. I purchased two places right next to each other in the heart of town!"
The small and peaceful village Leende got woken up ferociously last weekend. After the German Red Bull Backyard Digger series, the diggers did their work at the first of three stop of the Dutch Backyard Digger events to create the perfect dirtspot. An impression of a laid back Sunday afternoon in Brabant, Holland.Leende? Never ever heard of it! Brabant is quite a far ride from Amsterdam. Well hidden behind an innumerable amount of B roads, roundabouts and ultra slow tractors we found the village of Leende.
Cynthia and Martin have been keeping you updated on stephens position since the days back in baltimore cos dear old dad JEFF could not turn a computer on let alone use one. To help take the weight off Stephen's mam and brother I have finally taken the time to learn this art of computer literacy and am now ready to post my own update for all you kind, generous, caring and compassionate friends of the Murray family.
First and foremost, my deepest thanks to all of you, for everything that all of you folks have done for us over the last 3 months -- yes-- it is 3 months since Stephen had his upset in Baltimore -- we will always want to remember all of your magnificent support which has come to us in many different ways. THANKS TO YOU ALL AGAIN AND AGAIN.
10 Days ago we were at the finals of the Toyota Challenge Dew Tour in Salt Lake City. We just got our pics back so we started scanning them so you can see them here on FATBMX. Lame excuse. Glad that camera spits out digital images so going to the local photo shop and then scanning picture by picture is a thing of the past. How can we be so late you ask? Good question. Without further delay we bring you the Park photos with some captions that sums up our time at SLC.
1080-s, double loops, frontflip tailwhips, 720 tailwhips, no-foot cancan flairs, and double frontflip attempts. Yup the level was high. Here's an official press release as well with some comments from the riders and the results and standings. We still beat the magazines didn't we? BdJ
There are some things in life that are too good to be true. I consider Rebelyell a part of it. I'm happy that it has made to the third issue and number four is on its way. Sweet. You see, in this world of money, money, money it's hard to make a full colour quality magazine. Rebelyell is quality, is full colour and somehow they have survived this far without many advertising dollars. The companies that do advertise deserve some respect. Let's just name them for the sake of it: Armadillo, Terrible One, Demolition, Mongoose, Haro and Backbone. That sums up all the full page advertisers of Rebelyell and we're sure that editor Chris Pollack isn't driving a Porsche because of it. Rebelyell deserves support from companies such as Volvo, Gucci, Nescafe, who are used to spending big bucks on quality magazine advertisements. Rebelyell should be available in book stores as it's thick, has the best photos and is stylish. Almost too good to be true for a BMX mag.
The T-Mobile Street Session in Berlin is taking place from 12-13 October next. Quite a few riders are coming down to Germany to enter the contest. There's an open qualifier on Friday so you can qualify too and hit it up against Morgan Wade, Brian Kachinski, Zack Warden, Brian Hunt and their European friends. Read the info below on who's coming, the prize purse and time schedule.
• CONFIRMED RIDERS STREET - Bruno Hoffman, Tobias Wicke, Björn Mager, Morgan Wade, Alessandro Barbero, Zack Warden, Markus Braumann, Ben Wallace, Mark Webb, Brian Hunt, Brian Kachinsky, Mark König, Ronnie Surridge, Christoph Gulde, Stephan Dietrich, Collin Mc Lean, Lenny Burmeister, Mike Bräutigam, Kevin Liehn, Patrick Ehrenbrecht.
• CONFIRMED RIDERS VERT - Simon Tabron, Chad Kagy, Zack Warden, Francisco Zurita,
After 5 days in Utah and working with their weird alcohol rules we made it to Las Vegas. Pretty much anything is allowed there so we just continued on. In fact I took a night off on Monday and Tuesday wasn't a success either. Was Vegas really the Vegas we know any more? Wednesday changed everything. We saw that Nashville Pussy was in town and even though they played at some MTB premiere, we had to make it down to The Palms.
If there was one rider that flowed the vert ramp in SLC it was Jamie Bestwick. He simply ruled that giant vert ramp from left to right. He went all directions, traveled alley-oop style and had so much flow it was unreal. He almost wouldn't need any variations to win the vert class, just watching him ride you know who's the king. Simon Tabron finished as runner up riding with a fractured hand. He was in plaster off the ramp but he took that off when he got closer to
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New arrivals are always good. Seems like more and more people are taking care of the BMX future. Congrats to Steve Swope and wife Kate on their first baby. Avery Kathleen Swope was born on September 21st at 11:02pm. Weighed in at: 7lbs 9-oz, and 19 3/4" tall. Baby and Mom are doing great. Dad is psyched!