Actual Journal Entry: I went to the Orange track where Mark Losey was doing a photoshoot with Neal Wood. I watched & rode a bit. Then we went by a new skatepark in Orange, but it sucked. Then we ate & came home & went to John Paul Rogers’ house & hung out & drank. They had a pretty big party for McGoo’s 34th B-day. There was ‘nuff food & drinks. They even hired a midget to hang out for the night. Funny! Later, Virginia came & we ended up leaving when the cops came & kicked everyone out & even arrested the midget. Those bastards! Virginia stayed the night at my house. Looking Back Now: Back in the mid 90’s, you could always find Losey at just about any So Cal BMX track doing photoshoots for BMX Plus magazine or for various companies. Remember, this was the mid 90’s when sponsors were pouring in from every direction. He was probably doing a photoshoot with Neal for Pro Forks or Powerbar or Arnette or Tioga or any other company that was padding up pro racers wallets at the time.
German BMX-Mailorder PARANO-GARAGE likes to introduce his new employee Sergej Geier, better known as Siggi. He did his apprenticeship at a big office store in his hometown Delmenhorst, and changed now into a business, that he enjoys most. Moving to Oldenburg changed his whole life. Now he is sharing his flat with Orchid Teammate Markus "Monkey" Braumann, can always ride with a couple of friends and work in the BMX-shop, in which he
The Schwinn Scramblers were the only bike we could afford at the time. They were heavy duty steel and their frames were indestructible and their parts were easy to get at local bike stores. The problem was not the frame but the other parts that bent or broke all the time. The one piece cranks would bend at the spindle, the single clamp Schwinn stems would always slip at the impact of a jump landing and the handle bars would lock in the forward “Low-rider” position, the steel rims would bend like crazy
In nineteen-seventy when I was five years old my father would drive my brother Devin and myself on Friday nights to begin competing on a new kind of race course at a neighborhood city park. Ron Mackler was putting on the twenty inch BMX bicycle races at Palms Park on Overland Avenue in West Los Angeles. The course was a combination dirt and cement race track that had six burm turns that were built around tall Douglas Fir trees and a small jump at the bottom of a hill. At the start of the race you had to be the racer in front first into the turn if you wanted to win.
All of us at Shadow are proud to announce the newest addition to our crew. "Chase Dehart". Be on the look out for Chase in the upcoming Shadow video along with the rest of the Shadow crew. 2008 Shadow crew: Eli Platt, Karl Poytner, Seth Kimbrough, Ryan
After one of the most dominate years in ABA BMX amateur history, Intense Phantom On-Tracs Dominique Daniels receives congratulations and her Amateur Award from the Governor of Arizona, Janet Napalitono and the President of the ABA, Clayton John. Dominique is one of the few riders in ABA BMX history to hold all number 1 plates (district-national) at one time.
Next to making fine products that help us get our shit from point A to point B, Eastpak also has a killer BMX team. TM Andy Z. sent us these three clips of the team riders in action. One's from 14 year old wonder kid Bruno Hoffmann, there's one clip of the Italian styler Steven Lantschner and one from the team in Greece. Check 1, 2, 3: