The UK breeds a lot of good riders. One of them is Anthony Pill, member of the European HARO team since the beginning. Although he's not afraid for adventure and travels a lot, his airmiles account has zero miles on it. Pill simply can't be bothered. What does he care about? What is your most embarrassing CD on the shelf?
I'm not embarrassed about any of them.
Are you a daredevil?
It depends what sort of mood I'm in; sometimes I can be a bit scared to do things, but other times I can be a total psycho.
Hungarian BMX street, Dirt experience with life and style.
Presented by: Marics "Nike" Tamas/Kralik DaniA video from Hungary. Do they have a scene there? They sure do. In fact, the 1992 BMX Freestyle World Championships took place in Budapest and BMX has stuck with a group of good guys.
6 riders have their own parts and those parts are mixed with riding from more than 15 other guys. Szabo Laszlo has the honour to start off the Ultralight video and if you have any doubts about BMX in Hungary, they're gone after watching Szabo ride. This is modern shredding on spots that most of us have never seen before. That's a good thing about this video. It does have some contest footage, but it's new because it has not shown up in RIDE or any other BMX magazines. They build big jumps too over there so you won't be disappointed.
Sometimes people we know have different hobbies next to riding BMX. 414's Shaun Scarfe has been riding Speedway forever but had a hard time finishing up a complete season because of all the BMX travel, riding and work. It looks like Shaun is doing well this year planning around the Speedway races that have been going on. He's even in the championship hunt. Go Shaun Go!
Here's a few pictures and some comments from Shaun who is busy organizing the BMX part at the Bike Show in Coventry at the moment. Will we be able to celebrate his championship there?
UCI BMX NEWS MAILING2008 BMX Olympic selection criteria’s
The UCI Management Committee recently approved the BMX Olympic selection criteria’s, which will be included in part 11 of the UCI rule book.
The Olympic selection criteria’s determines the qualified Nations, while the individual athletes will be selected by each country’s National Olympic Committee.
Dale Holmes has impressed me with the number of uploads to his site. To be honest, when he started his own site a few years ago, I wasn't sure it was going to last. How many failures have we seen? Not www.daleholmes.com, if you want to know "What's the latest", visit Dales's site. He's the third racer to respond to the FATBMX questions. Buckle up.Who is the first one you think to respond to this, and who is last?
FEDERAL presents "TRAVAELIO"
FEDERAL Bikes has a very strong team that travels all over the world in search of good riding spots. Ed Docherty brought this together in this Federal Team DVD called "Travaelio" and shows his multitalent with working on computers, Filming and Photographing. Very good intros, outstanding filming and the music is excellent too. What about the riding? Are you kidding me?
This is the FEDERAL TEAM, that says enough, these men are not afraid to go to the hospital and give everything a try and try as long as they succeed their stunts.
Out of this list, Todd Lyons was the first rider with his personal website.
We're giving each one of the racers a chance to comment on their own and the other riders' websites. TL was the second to respond so here's the lowdnown on www.toddlyons.com
DC Shoes is putting on a pro only Sprint trails event March 19th 2005 in Sanger CA. at Randy Stumpfhauser's house. DC wants to support BMX racing, but is not in the market due to the pedal of choice today, so this event was put together where the pedals of choice will be flat. We would like to invite all Pro Riders to participate in this event. There is no entry fee and riders will have free food and drinks. This is an event that can’t be missed. So bring your skills out and make it happen.
This is not your every day backyard event. The track has been manicured and revamped to be one of the most challenging, and fair courses today. For more information about the race or media or to RSVP contact Dwayne Taylor at 760-599-2999 ext.571
Robert Moeller, one of the organizers of the 2004 World's in Cologne, Germany will have some sleepless nights ahead of him. Robert and Nina are now the proud parents of daughter Lilli, born on 14 February 2005. Congratulations to the Moeller family.
Next big BMX event in Cologne that will be co-organized by Robert will take place from 23-26 June 2005. It's called the Suzuki BMX Masters.
A few pro BMX-ers have been running their own personal website for a few years. They get uploaded on a regular basis with race reports, news and....bitching at one another. We decided to ask Derek Betcher, Todd Lyons, Dale Holmes, Greg Romero and Robbie Miranda a few questions about their site. The first one to reply was Robbie Miranda of www.robbiemiranda.com. Robbie is using his website to sell his BMX instruction video at the moment but has been a big influence and help for the other riders to get their websites up and running. Here goes......