With only two weekends left in the 2007 NBL Elite Series (Prunedale & South Park), the hunt for the coveted NBL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Title is getting very interesting. Donny Robinson, the reigning Elite Men's champ, has shaken off a slow start and now sits only two points behind Cristian Becerine. Don't count out Mike Day and Kyle Bennett yet - they have been gaining ground fast. Sam Cools and Krystal Hime have gained ground on Kim Hayashi and Stephanie Barragan isn't far behind in the Elite Women's chase. The NBL GRAND NATIONAL is once again shaping up to be the most exciting race of the year! Here's a peek at who is still in the race.
STANDINGS AFTER THE NBL FREEDOM NATIONALS IN VIRGINIA Elite Men 1. Cristian Becerine 174 2. Donny Robinson 172 3. Mike Day 145 4. Matt Pohlkamp 140 5. Randy Stumpfhauser 132 6. Danny Caluag 129 7. Robert DeWilde 127 8. Warwick Stevenson126 9. Kyle Bennett 118 10. Javier Colombo 114
If the local council doesn't cooperate with your request of making a spot available to build dirt jumps, there's always the possibility to do it yourself. You can't have it close to where people live. The more people/kids know about it, the sooner they'll be destroyed. Find a location that you normally would never go to. Check the dirt. If it has a hilly section that's a plus too. The folks in Bochum, Germany have been digging and riding at the same spot for years. It's hidden in the woods and no we're not going to tell you where it is. Dig your own.
After 5 weeks of perfect weather it started to rain on Monday. The jumps for the BMX session in Herten, Germany had already been built and looked awesome but unfortunately noone was able to ride them because of the heavy wind and too much rain. The organization did everything in their power to make it happen but in a rider meeting that took place minutes ago it was decided that BMX is not happening. The bands are still on the program for today and we're all chilling in a killer rider area but there won't be much riding
Man I hate it when they don't listen. I asked for less pages so I can finish reading the mag but RIDE BMX's May 2007 issue is a heavy weight at 188 pages. We've joked around that some BMX magazines can be read in one crap session on the toilet where RIDE (UK) is definitely reading material for the longest plane ride you can imagine. It doesn't really make sense to go through the complete content of issue 103 but here are the features: -Simpel Session with a mini cooper -Steven Hamilton interview -DC USA team tour -Jason Phelan interview -Scotty Cranmer interview -Three Englishmen in France -Toronto and Agriculture jams -Bike Checks with Tyrone Williams and Kevin Porter
4 villages turned into Laarbeek, NL some years ago. With the villages only being a few miles apart and each one sporting a miniramp, it was time to hit all the ramps at once. The first edition took place in 2005 so this is the third edition of the Tour Dur Laarbeek. The tour kicks off in Mariahout at noon. After the contest there (BMX - Skateboarding - inline) the live band and all riders and staff jump in a few vehicles to go to the next spot (Lieshout). At 2pm the comp starts there on the miniramp with hip. At 4pm everyone meets at the ramp in Beek en Donk for a spine session and the day ends with a session on the miniramp in Aarle-Rixtel. 4 ramps in one day, it can and will be done. Everyone is welcome to join the fun. etnies Grounded premiere at OJA after the competition. Contact Mike Smits (Ph. # 06-25-33-55-47) or Dennis Keunen (Ph. # 06-46-16-30-53) for more info.
Imagine if every NBL member recruited just one new rider this year. Local programs would get a huge boost and thousands of new riders would be hitting the track, raising the level of competition across the nation. The 2007 NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program has been designed to do just that and more than $50,000 in prizing will keep recruiters and NBL tracks working hard to recruit new ‘buddies’ throughout the spring and summer.
Yo Yo Yooo!! New BMX Plus! magazine is out. The June issue has got the following to offer: Russell Reyes on the cover and Nate Powell gets the contents spread. We've told you before that Plus! covers people you normally don't hear about. Is Spinner still typing up that e-mail or is he hooked on Myspace? Inside Scoop gives you the BMX news from a few months back. It's hard for the magazines to keep up with the internet. Cool pics of a 10 year old Bubba and Mike Day stylin'at the age of 10. Pro race news still comes from a retired Dale Homes. Mail gets answered before Plus! takes you to the 6-page Adio road trip. 3 race complete bikes get tested: Intense - GT - Free Agent. If you want to ride up a wall you gotta check out the how-to on pages 40-41. Everyone has a dream team, Who's in yours? Pick 5. So did Bobby Carter, Catfish, Morgan Wade, Dan Mooney, Chad Kagy, Marco Massei, Ben Crockett and Tyrone Williams.
Since we're media partners with DIGBMX I believe it's okay for us to snatch their table of content to let you know what's in their latest issue. I believe Brian Tunney wrote it so all credits to him. Did you know that Brian is getting married on May 22nd? Congrats man, congrats. -FIRST THINGS FIRST: Why riding your bike on holiday mornings can be a good thing... -BALLBAG: A long time ago, BMXers were so few and far between that you said hello to anyone that looked as if they might've ridden a bike. Ryan Worcester takes the time to get a little nostalgic of those days and calls out those who may be riding for all the wrong reasons.... -SENT ITEMS: The good letters dried up permanently a long time ago so we had to rely on good ole' MySpace for some decent reader dialogue....
Do you know those pics where you basically spin 360 degrees to view all sides of the object? Today we have a similar view of this girl on the chrome BMX. 6 pictures for those who are 21 years old and over.