We bought this issue of BMX-UP while we were in France. The cover states that it has reports on the Nokia Fise, the Bercy race World's and the Oakley Twenty Jam in Carmaux, all events we went to over the summer. Tommy Lauque
gets the cover nose diving over the FISE spine. After a couple of pages of news we arrive at the Twenty compound which is a business visit/interview with Jean Luc Ferrari
and Alex Baret
. Here's another familiar event we visited in '05: E Viva Espagna (LG Action Sports World tour - Barcelona). The O/20 jam was a good time and memories returned while flipping through page 18-25. Visit that place when you can. Next up is a race report from the French BMX championships (Mours) with 10 pages of colourful BMX coverage. Frank Soulier
does rad tables and gets interviewed in an article that's about the Paris area. If you speak French, you can learn more about Fred Borel
and John Petit
too as they ask them some questions.
The French BMX Cup series gets reviewed next and then it's straight to the FISE report which is opened with Joe Riley's rodeo style 360 and a one-handed seatgrab superman by FISE regular Max Vincent. It's a long report with loads of pics that goes straight into a Dimitri Ivanov interview. With zero ads separating the articles it's on to the UCI BMX World's that were held in Bercy in 2005 and before we're finished we have a one page shopping (product) page. Total pages: 84 for 5 Euros.