We reported earlier on FATBMX that the Eurobike team was working on setting up a brother trade show in Portland Oregon, USA. Well, for now they've put the idea in the fridge meaning that there will be no "USA-BIKE" trade show in 2007. "The decision is primarily attributed to delays in assembling a US management team. In the course of 2006, various US bicycle industry leaders approached Messe Friedrichshafen, requesting that it fill the need for an alternative trade show format in that market."
Michael Ern informed us that on Sunday, December 17, 2006 they are having a nice little contest at the "Rollhaus" in Solingen, Germany. Solingen is located between Dusseldorf and Cologne and is worldfamous for knives and scissors. The "Rollhaus" is a small, but fine skatehall based in a former cinema right in the center of Solingen near the shopping-mall called "Clemens-Gallery". There are ramps such as a vertwall, spine, pyramide, miniramp and banks and quarters in different heights, built in a very compact set-up. Because of the compact set-up, there are a lot of transfer-possibilities.
The registration and training will be from 2-4 pm.
MADISON, Wis. – November 28, 2006 – Schwinn’s pro BMX rider and host of MTV’s Real World/Road World Challenge, TJ Lavin, will shuffle the deck to duel his fans on Xbox Live® as part of the latest Xbox Live Game with Fame session. Xbox Live Gold members interested in going all in with Lavin in Activision’s World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions for Xbox 360™ should be on the lookout for the Xbox Live ‘gamertag’ LavinGWF on Wednesday, November 29 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST.
Sophisticated Rider shows you the future of magazines. Next to being printed, they will be out on the web, page by page. The good thing about this development it that it's free and fast. No cost spent on printing or shipping. We're wondering how much longer Magazines can hold on anyway as the internet is definitely taking over. What's inside number 6?
Features in Issue 6 Include: -FMX: State of the Union -Red Bull’s Backyard Build-Off -Skateboarding Faux Pas -What the Pros think of the X Games w/ Jean Postec, Chad Kagy, Simon Tabron, Anthony Furlong, and more. -Tom Haugen’s Favorite Music of ‘06
For the 2nd consecutive year, Intense BMX has been named the bike of the year by the racers of the American Bicycle Association. Intense BMX is proud to have achieved and given such an honor by the BMX racers of the ABA. 2006 has been a big year for Intense BMX. From the Sabot frame taking many racers to national and world titles, the addition of the new complete line of Intense BMX race ready bikes, and the introduction of the all new 2007 Podium frame line, Intense BMX has been the leader in BMX. We would like to thank all of our loyal fans who voted for us and helped us win back to back Bike of the year titles. We would also like to thank all of our sponsored riders and teams who have played a huge role in helping us to get where we are in BMX today.
DC December to Remember Road Trip Live in the Southwest? The DC BMX team is hitting the road. Dec 1-9 we are loading up the bus and taking off from San Diego to Austin Texas. We will be driving through San Diego, TJ, Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso, San Antonio, then on to Austin. So keep an eye out for the gang, and don’t be afraid to ask for some goods or even tips on so moves. See you on the road!
Riders on the Trip:
Chad Kagy, Corey Bohan, Allan Cooke, Edwin Delarosa, Chris Doyle, Robbie Miranda, Michael “Hucker” Clark, Tom White and Craig Mast.
Today, 27 November 2006 at 17:40pm Veerle was born, daughter of Bart and Wendy de Jong, sister of Philip. At birth Veerle weighed 3345 grams. All went very well and both the baby girl and the mother are doing fine.
If we're skipping on updates here on FATBMX in the next couple of weeks, you know the reason.
Can you remember the time that only five riders were progressing the sport? Mat Hoffman was one of them and yes, his body has paid the price. The new Hoffman video runs you through Mat’s injuries (also see the bonus section) and he’s not the only one pushing the limit. The Hoffman crew has dealt with some serious injuries on the way to another finished DVD production. Bas Keep broke a thumb, Ryan Barrett shattered his right elbow, Kevin Robinson got carried off the dirt jumps on a backboard, Mat himself
Name: Anthony Pill Age: 38 Hometown: Basingstoke, UK (Amazingstoke)
You pretty much ride everything and are pretty damn good at all BMX disciplines. Why did you not choose to be a vert only rider for instance? Pill: Because I get bored very quickly, it's all about the process of learning something new for me. And a lot of the time I'll spend weeks learning a trick, pull it once and then never do it again! move on to the next thing. So, I would get very bored only riding one discipline (if that's the right word for it).
You don't seem to care too much about contest results but more about your personal run. If you pull your tricks, you're happy regardless what placing. If you don't, you're livid. Are contests your way to bring new tricks to the public?