This article was originally run on FATBMX in February of 2003. Why not post it again. A little history brush up never hurts. I had always thought that Bob Haro invented freestyle in 1978. That is until Crow sent me pics from 1975 of John Palfreyman and Thom Lund riding pools on BMX bikes. That's pretty BMX freestyle to me. But there is more to it. Crow had interesting stories and background info on the DogTown movie that Stacey Peralta directed. We interviewed Stacey in an earlier update on FATBMX.com and did not get much BMX
At FATBMX we've followed the BMX scene since the late seventies. Paul and I needed to get our hands on everything that had a BMX picture in it. More people were like that at the time but the difference is that we saved everything in an old box. Make that several boxes! Over the next couple of months we're going to dig in and show you some history. We'll show some pictures and list some quotes out of the magazines that have been collecting dust, some of them for over 25 years......
Caroline "Caro" Moussy wrote the following report about a girls only jam in England. She also wanted you to know that there is a BMX girls jam coming up this summer in Montpellier, France.
UK girlz jam, Thornaby, March 2005
The jam had been announced some time ago on BMinX.com and on WOFBMX.com, so I decided to meet some of the English female riders. In my quest, I took along the very motivated Julie who had travelled all the way from Paris and crashed at mine in Nottingham for the week end.
ISportsTV announces plans for live Audio Webcast of the NBL Spring Break NationalsMarch 22, 2005, Phoenix, Arizona - IsportsTV (ISTV.com)
announced today it will deliver a worldwide, real-time AUDIO broadcast over the Internet for the NBL’s upcoming Easter Classic Event, held in Orlando, FL on March 26th-27th. This is the first-ever live audio broadcast for an NBL event, and isportstv expects thousands of participants from all over the world to log on to the audiocast via their own computers. In addition, isportstv will also provide a similar webcast for the Gator National in Tampa, FL on April 1st-2nd. Racers, families and fans can simply go to the home page of the NBL site and click on the ISTV.com banner during the event to hear all the exciting action LIVE and in real-time. With ISTV’s broadcast there are no delays, no waiting for race results, AND participants get to hear the play by play race action from the beginning of the first moto to the end of the very last main event.
Tony D. over at FOX Racing has made sure we're receiving the FOX press releases. This one is about their new line of shoes. Looks like there's no more need to buy white New Balance jogging shoes any longer....
by Press Release
Fox Announces Performance Footwear Line Irvine, CA - For three decades, Fox has been producing the most technically advanced motocross equipment, apparel and accessories in the world, revolutionizing the industry and sport in the process. In recent years, the company has kept its momentum going by successfully expanding into the active wear and optics markets with the launch of its men's and women's lifestyle clothing line and its soon-to-launch (Spring 2005) fashion eyewear collection featuring Oakley's cutting-edge technology and premium craftsmanship.
Vans International, Euro & UK Team Signing Session,
47 Carnaby Street, London, W1
4 - 5pm Monday 4th April
Vans are excited to announce a Vans International BMX Team signing taking place in the Vans European flagship store, 47 Carnaby Street, London, W1
Scheduled for Monday 4th April and fresh from their appearance at â€˜King Of Street’ at the Bike Show, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, International riders taking part include :
Gary Young â€“ 1st place, Backyard Jam ’03, 2nd place, X-Games â€˜03
Ryan Guettler â€“ ranked 7th overall for Vans Triple Crown of BMX
Alistair Whitton â€“ 1st place titles for both X-Games and X-Trials
Scotty Cranmer â€“ 1st place Vans Triple Crown Championship â€˜04
Racing at arena tracks week in week out wears on the current AA pros. DC's Dwayne Taylor had the idea to change things up and hold a fun race at Randy Stumpfhauser's backyard trails. The track has two lanes and a lot of effort was put into preparing the trails for the race.
With the weather being on the skeptical side, some of the SoCal riders didn't drive the 5 hours up North to meet at Stumpy's. They should have. Everything was taken care of and that includes a killer track, a DJ, free lunch, $1500 singles for the winner (by DC), champagne for the top three finishers and $250,= USD checks for fastest qualifyer and for the 2nd place finisher (courtesy of Shimano).
Finally after a year or two we have a new contact at Epitaph Records: Carolina! We will be reviewing CD's and Concerts and even give away Tickets/Merchandise/CD's/Stickers once in a while so keep on checking FATBMX.COM!Roger Miret and the Disasters: "1984"
Having a CD out named "1984" means that they are in the Punk/Hardcore scene for a long time. New York city based but born in Cuba its Roger Miret who says: "It's a very personal account of the past for me. Life stories. No Bullshit. No Gimmicks, Just reality".