– El Cajon, California – Factory Formula riders Donny Robinson, Amanda Geving, and Warren McDow still lead the pack in UCI and NBL points, once again establishing Formula as a dominant force on the race scene. After a UCI win at the NBL Boulder Dam National, dR Donny Robinson took over the lead in UCI Elite Men’s Standings. With his NBL win on Sunday, coupled with a second on Saturday, dR extended his lead in NBL Elite Men’s points as well. Consistency has paid off for Donny. “I’ve been working real hard to stay on top of my game and it feels good that it’s working,” stated Robinson. Donny is also still on top of the ABA Pro Cruiser points heap and is sitting in the #2 spot in AA Pro. Donny Robinson rocks the Formula Solution Pro for his 20” and the Solution Pro Cruiser, for, uh, his cruiser.
Amanda Geving also sits atop the UCI standings in the Jr Women’s division. With a victory in Saturday’s UCI main, Geving extended her points lead giving her a nice cushion, especially since she will be missing the NBL’s Nellis national. In NBL standings, Geving also
gOrk and his posse of riders including Redline's Rooftop, Dustin Gunther, Tyrone Williams and Bubba Harris are now working/riding for a Dutch firm called Accell Group. We're pretty sure it will be business as usual over there at SBS but the company got bought by the Accell Group at the beginning of this month. Accell will probably use this position to sell Redline bikes through their giant network in Europe so if you happen to see a Redline in the shop window of your local bike shop, you know where that's coming from. Here's a bit of official info on the acquisition:
We're still freezing our butt off here but in two weeks time we'll be shredding the Sugar Hills trails at the Valkendijk in Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands. For the umpteenth time (sorry, lost count) we're opening the BMX outdoor season with a session at the longest going trails in Holland. The weather has always cooperated so why not this time. Don't forget to bring your shorts, barbeque and sunglasses. I hope we're not pushing it too much.
Anyway, bring your friends and show them the legendary Sugar Hills, the venue of the FAT-JAM, the place ridden by Mat Hoffman, Jay Miron, Todd Lyons, Chase Gouin, Dave Clymer, Ian Morris, Stuart King, James Shephard, Leigh Ramsdell, Day Smith and all the party people from Cologne in the past. Don't expect much of the trails so bring some booze because we'll have some tunes. That parasol you're bringing will get you some friends in case it does rain.
March 13th 2006.After over 10 years of working with Seventies/Backyard and Stuart Dawkins I have decided to leave the company to launch my own venture. I will resign from my position as co-director of Seventies on March 28th this year. This is one of the most difficult decisions I¹ve ever had to make. This role has given me the opportunity to work with many great people and develop some great friendships throughout the BMX world. As a result these have been the most exciting years of my life.
If you’re new to the Local Exposure Tour (L.E.T.) it’s the vision of Allan Cooke, pro BMX Dirt and Street competitor, to give back to his sport. He gathers a handful of the best pro BMX riders in the sport and they all jump in an RV ripping across the country stopping off at local skate parks to check out what the local unknown talent has to offer. Fuel TV has a crew that goes along the way, Ride BMX Magazine shoots pics and writes the story and famed video producers, Will Stroud and Chad Shackelford, are there to catch all the madness for the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1074]tour DVD[/url] that has reached worldwide distribution!
Over the past 20 years, the Toronto International bicycle show’s Flatland events have not only exposed many to our sport but also inspired those who dedicate themselves to continue to push forward. Now, in 2005, with the threat of the Flatland being completely wiped from the shows events, the CFO made their way in at last minute to ensure the spirit remained. A year later, a stronger / more experienced team of heavy hitters stepped up to the plate to bring to you the first ever “Flatland’s Unlimited” contest. Were they able to hang in the big leagues? We’ll let you be the judge of that.
Thursday afternoon had Jamie, Dan and I in T.O to setup for the “party”. Meeting up with Chase Gouin and a few friends from the States, we got in a few hours of much needed practice to shake off the spider webs that had built up over the winter. After doing some serious mopping and taping up an access door located in the middle of the floor (affectionately referred to as ”the danger zone," we called it a night and rolled on home to get some sleep.
Ricky Adam is one of Dig's main photographer. Next to taking BMX pics, Ricky takes on other projects too. His website is completely redone and you can check it out by clicking the link at the bottom.Here's what Ricky had to say: I've been up for long time now drinking coffee, chewing gum and listening to The Big Boys 'Lullabies help the brain grow' LP for inspiration (R.I.P. Randy Biscuit Turner). So finally after 15+ months of pure neglect I have got around to updating/redesigning my site ...If someone treated their kids like I treat my website social services would have taken them away by now! In the meantime I'd like to thank 'you' for checking it out (if you decide to!), Thomas Fritscher for kicking my ass in gear and doing a stellar job helping to redesign/programme my site, a big thank's to Ed Docherty for letting me use his excellent camera illustrations as well as everyone else who is a decent human being ...even if it's not hip this year. Enjoy the photos! I'm off to bed... Love, Ricky xx
Name: Steven Paul Woodward Age: 24 Hometown: San Diego, USA
You ride for wethepeople, a German company. Have you ever met the guys? Steve: Well I haven't met all them. I got the chance to meet Klaus and he was a super cool guy, and I have heard Rob is quite a personality.
Does your deal go through Tip and who do you deal with there? Double D? Steve: I think they send a lot of the stuff through Tip, sometimes straight from Germany, I have no idea who to talk to at Tip.
You're from the San Diego area, are you a Dirtbro? Steve: Yes indeed, part of the new chapter that faded out for some reason. I guess there are new sprockets and stems in the works from what I hear.
We're happy with the answers on the most recent poll on FATBMX.com. It showed that you don't need the shit talking on this site through chat rooms and forums. It also showed that you don't need a myspace.com/fatbmx site. We didn't listen there and saw that the URL was still available. Webmaster Jos got to work and within 30 minutes he hooked it up. Even though myspace isn't our thing, it doesn't hurt to do some FATBMX promotion on a website that has over 60 million members. www.fatbmx.com is and will be the real deal so make sure to bookmark it.