Origin magazine. 48 pages. Free.
Origin is a magazine from the UK that covers MTB, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, FMX, Surfing and BMX. The only way those type of magazines works is for them to be given out for free. No one is going to spend his hard earned cash on a magazine that only has 4 pages of his/her favorite sport in it. They'll buy a BMX magazine instead. Origin is a free magazine so they got that part right.
Issue three has an "Inside the mind of Chris Mahoney" interview (page 28-30). Chris also made the cover. Other than that there's a bit on BMX racing on page 16.
Origin is a magazine that can help you kill some time on a (short!) road trip and not worry about your best friend taking it. It's not a loss when you don't have all issues in your magazine collection.
While on the HARO tour we spotted those two ladies in the hotel bar. OBG (One Big German) got in the middle and disappeared! OSG (One Small German) compared to these two women. Consider this pin-up to be a funny one. If you can do better, send us your pin-up picture.
LOS ANGELES- In an unprecedented move for the X Games, ESPN, Inc. and AEG have reached a five-year agreement that will keep the premier action sports, competition in Los Angeles through 2009. It was announced today by Ron Semiao, Senior Vice President, ESPN Original Entertainment, and AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke. Los Angeles, which has hosted the last two X Games (2003, 2004), will now serve as the site for the next five, beginning with X Games 11 Aug. 4-7, 2005. AEG - owner and operator of STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center, the two primary X Games venues - represented the City of Los Angeles in reaching the agreement.
News News News from the HARO camp:
- Dave Mirra decided to turn down the opportunity to race the Toyota celebrity race at the Long Beach Grand Prix and is concentrating on the upcoming contest season with the Dew Tour being a big part of it. Do you want to see Dave go big? wait for the new FOX ad. They've built Dave a monster ramp outside of his warehouse (it wouldn't have fit inside). Big roll in to massive jump box. Can you say airtime?
- The news that Warwick Stevenson had torn his ACL spread quickly. The Warlock's knee isn't healing, it can only be fixed with surgery. Fortunately cycling doesn't require lateral stability in the knee like basketball or tennis. He's just going to race with a brace to stabilize it. The brace should enable him to compete.
Having your own place to ride is sweet but it's easier said than done to get your local park. The core builders of The Promise park know all about it. It was work, work and more work for months. 2 divorces and 1 broken relationship later they have their own spot to ride. Learn more about the park with Max Laisina:
Last month we ran a contest to give out free sets of tickets for the Bike Show event and 3 Metal Mulisha T-shirts and a pair of Skin Gloves. Thanks to everyone for entering the comp. The correct answers are:1) Who's not down with the Mulisha: Troy McMurray & the FATBMX crew. Both correct.
2) Former profession of the Skin Industries owner: Porn Star
3) Not a discipline at the 2005 Bike Show: Lake Jumping.
BMX vert riders Simon Tabron, Zach Shaw, Matt Fairbairn and Sebastian Keep are coming to a town near you. Well, maybe, depends on where you live. The 2005 Deconstruction Tour with bands such as Strung-Out, Mad Caddies, Boysetsfire and Lagwagon goes from 29 April till May 15th. The BMX shows will not take place at every stop. Here are the dates and venues where you can see Si, Zach, Matt and Baz ride the RedBull ramp and enjoy tons of good bands:
29.04.05 - D - Herne - Eissporthalle Gysenberg
30.04.05 - B - Meerhout - Groezrock Festival
Here's a pretty cool QuickTime VR movie of a sprocket I made (the Simple Bikes Stockholm sprocket).
If you click and drag up/down you'll see it from different angles.
Quicktime is required to view the movie... (www.quicktime.com)
2005 UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP - RACE PARAMETERS
If you want to take part of the UCI BMX World Cup races, you better read the following info. It's got the details about classes, pay-out, registration, ranking etc.
Race classes & criteria’s
Combined class for Elite Men & Junior Men (17 Years and older). Riders must carry an international license issued by their National Federation. (US riders shall carry a NBL license)