After his stellar year in 2007, including winning both the X Games and AST Cup in BMX Park, Daniel Dhers has been honored with a nomination as the Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year. This is a very prestigious award - the Patron of Laureus is Nelson Mandela and the winners are selected by a jury including sport superstars from Tony Hawk to Dan Marino. Other nominees in the action sports category include Shaun White, Ryan Sheckler and Mick Fanning. Dhers is beyond stoked and is looking forward to checking out St. Petersburg, Russia and all the fancy events that go with the ceremony including a black-tie dinner at the St Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Hall. Have a feeling this might be a tad different then the Arby's Action Sports Awards after-party.
Here is the official stuff: The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement during the period February 1, 2007
And onother video by Woozy, based on the Eastpak presence. It's pretty high-tech these days. Before checking in to fly home we watched the Eastpak movie on the free airport internet computer. Took a photo of it and posted it right here (free wireless once again) before getting on the plane. You can watch the movie too, it's right here:
The Simpel Session was followed by the paparazzi pretty well. It was streamed live on the internet so you probably saw what went on already. Now that the place is taken down you are stuck with the videos that are online. We'll have a report up in the next day or two with some photos of the event (real paparazzi party pics too) but next to the Freecaster clips, we now also have a clip that Woozy made.
So three years ago was the first time I ever talked to Crandall in my life. I was a scared little kid that wanted nothing more then to ride a bike and have some fun. I was nervous as hell on the phone and the big talk was all about if I would fit in on the team since I have never drank in my life. I did not know how well I would fit in and how road trips would go. Crandall talks to me for a while and told me all about the two Tony's and how they were not drinkers and by the end of the phone call I was on FBM and ready to go.
So a few months later was Road Fools 14 and that was the first time I met Crandall and the rest was a blast. We had the best of times over seas and on road trips. I never had any idea bike riding would do what it has done, but I go outside ride like I am 12. I could not ever have pick a better team then FBM to get into this whole thing. We had the sweetest team with the two Tony's, Cameron Wood, Derrick Girard and Tag. I was able to design shirt with glasses on them, a Saved by the Bell themed frame with some bright colors and loved it all.
It's 6:15 am and we just got back from the Saturday night afterparty. Things are good here in Estonia. Here are your finalists for tomorrow.. Make sure you check it out live on Freecaster.tv. BMX QUALIFIERS: 1. Garret Reynolds USA 2. Daniel Dhers VEN 3. Scotty Cranmer USA 4. Gary Young USA 5. Tyler Morrow USA 5. Ben Hennon UK 7. Chase Hawk USA 8. Colin Mackay USA 9. Anthony Napolitan USA 9. Morgan Wade USA 11 Maxime Charveron FRA 12. Kym Grosser AUS 13. Brad Simms USA 13. Mike Miller UK
This FAT Friday (#4) is coming to you from Tallinn, Estonia. We have arrived here for the Simpel Session contest. Pim van den Bos, Paul and I took a train to Amsterdam to catch our flight. In the waiting zone we met up with Morgan Wade and Will Stroud and in the hotel lobby the chaos had already started. I'll try to sum up some news for you in short: -Paul's Boutique did some business at the bar and is now the Benelux distributor for Team Blowin' It. -Scotty Cranmer made it and he wasn't sleeping. Practice is in an
Soulbmx.tv is online. A little behind schedule, but whatever. To use the full potential of the portal SoulBMX asks you to set up a user account - done in 10 sec. After that, confirm the link you´ll get via email - old story. After that you can:
Happy New Year everybody----- from Stephen in Baltimore----- and all of the Murray Family. 2008 has got to be a year of successful physical therapy, resulting in regaining some use full physical movements of some limbs. Everything is now set up to achieve results and here we are in Baltimore at the start of some very special treatments in The International Spinal Cord Injury Center of The Kennedy Krieger Institute. This is run by the world renowned neurologist Dr. John McDonald, who has spent a great many years researching spinal cord injuries and who spent 3 years helping Superman actor Christopher Reeves regain some functions.
He is a guy who truly believes that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE and is dialed in to Stephen big time. The pair of them are totally dedicated to regaining movement , so as long as Stephen can keep himself well medically, I am sure that they will succeed. Stephen spent Christmas and New Year at their new [to them] home in Riverside with his wife Melissa, sons Seth 5 and Mason 2 , but after 4 weeks in a home environment, Stephen and Melissa flew to the East coast of America to begin a 6 week program with Dr. John McDonald in Baltimore. Unfortunately , the long flight and everything that it entailed ,resulted in Stephen having the most chronic neck pain ,and after 4 days was admitted to E.R. with Pneumonia and a bladder infection.