I GAVE AWAY AN ELECTRIC BIKE. At our 2019 Chase BMX team photoshoot the guys from Razor brought down some electric bikes to ride a bit...we had so much fun shredding them on the BMX track! I already had one so they said I could give it away to a deserving kid. There's an awesome kid who races that lives on my street and I always see him doing sprints and working hard so I wanted to reward him.
Elite results UEC European Cup - Round 8 - Sarrians, France - 26 May 2019 Elite Men: 1 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 90 points 2 77 SAKAKIBARA Kai AUS 70 3 148 VAN GENDT Twan NED 60 4 29 RENCUREL Jérémy FRA 50 5 6 EVANS Kyle GBR 40 6 1001 GAROYAN Leo FRA 30 7 161 RAGOT RICHARD Mathis FRA 25 8 436 MIR Amidou FRA 20 9 974 MAYET Romain FRA 15 10 909 KATYSHEV Aleksandr RUS 15 11 959 SCHOTMAN Mitchel NED 10 12 42 SCHIPPERS Jay NED 10 13 102 CATENACCI Romain FRA 8 14 243 KIMMANN Justin NED 8 15 996 KRIGERS Kristens LAT 6 16 461 HUBERT Quentin FRA 6
Results UEC European Cup - Round 7 - Sarrians, France - 25 May 2019
Elite Men: 1 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 90 points 2 148 VAN GENDT Twan NED 70 3 29 RENCUREL Jérémy FRA 60 4 974 MAYET Romain FRA 50 5 959 SCHOTMAN Mitchel NED 40 6 77 SAKAKIBARA Kai AUS 30 7 243 KIMMANN Justin NED 25 8 6 EVANS Kyle GBR 20 9 1001 GAROYAN Leo FRA 15 10 161 RAGOT RICHARD Mathis FRA 15 11 996 KRIGERS Kristens LAT 10 12 25 POPMA Tino NED 10 13 494 BRUNNER Gil SUI 8 14 42 SCHIPPERS Jay NED 8 15 436 MIR Amidou FRA 6
How Eddy King stood strong and made the comeback of his life Injuries are very much a part of life for competitive cyclists. The weeks, months and sometimes even years required to heal after severe trauma can send even the most hardened humans into a spiral of depression. Yet from pain can come strength, not only to survive but to live life to its very fullest again.
Traveling the world racing BMX is a dream for many youngsters growing up. The idea of racing all the good tracks in different countries is the lifestyle they chase. Gathering enough interesting photos from being on the road to share on Instagram and Facebook will sure bring extra followers to the personal social media platforms. Antics for Snapchat aplenty. We have to admit, traveling is a big part of BMX racing. Seeing different nations, learning new languages, experiencing the cultures, eating different food, it is all part of it. That one bond that you have in common, the BMX bike, opens up doors and friendships for life are started.
But traveling isn’t always fun while it’s happening. Checking in the bike at the airlines for instance is usually a drag even if you are using a golf bag to fool the person behind the desk. If you’re the 30th person showing up with a Golf bag after the race is over chances are that they’ve found out there are no golf clubs in the bag but BMX bikes and an extra fee gets charged. Key is to show up as the first one and you might get away with it, or use a bag that doesn’t look like a bike can fit inside.
It’s tricks you learn over the years. Do you still rent rooms in a hotel for the entire team? Try renting someone’s house for the weekend and you can cook your own food, do laundry on a muddy day, use the dryer and play some games. See how people live in different countries by being part of it. If you know someone lives close to the track, check if you can stay there and return the favor when the race is near your house.