I have a feeling that Dennis McCoy's accomplishments in BMX are overshadowed. The man ruled BMX for 10 years and could have quit right there. But he continued, and throws down 900's whenever it needs to happen. Nothing but respect to DMC. Where others became "old school", Dennis kept going. Here's a nice photo gallery + captions he contributed to VERT WEEK. "I've been busy as hell finishing a vert ramp-kind of ironic. With my schedule, it took exactly one year and 3 days to
Sometimes, dreams come true. When I started riding BMX 28 years ago, all the Pros came from sunny California and 8 feet vertical quarterpipes were the shit. I was bothering my Dad quite a while and finally we constructed one. We used to do shows on it with the guys from my BMX Club and had a lot of fun. Later, backyard Halfpipes were the big thing. Mike
The Dutchies teamed up to go session the Lanaye trails just across the border in Belgium. With the MX Trails jam going on the same day the place was rather empty but cruising down the line was just as fun. Not having to wait in line is a bonus too and let's not forget the weather, the warmest 1 October day ever! This resulted in some swimming time in the nearby river and some chill time in Maastricht on the way back. The Lanaye trails are supposed to be a secret and we've been told that they are to be torn down soon but they've lasted many years so hopefully there are a few years left for the chill place.
Thanks once again to Asa for coming through with the pics but he's giving Dennis Nieling and Tom Selbeck most of the photo credit as he was enjoying the ride himself. If you've got little spots out there that you want to be featured on FATBMX.com, simply send over some pics and some words and we'll throw it in the Scene Reports section.
Riding trails is not just about the riding. The digging is a big part of it. Of course everyone prefers to be on their bike at the trails but you need to put your time in to enjoy it. Riding dirt rocks because you can shape it the way you want. It's like building a concrete park and having the opportunity to change and adjust it so it flows and feels good. A new line is in the works at the Helm Trails in Helmond, NL. The approach is different and if it works out remains to be seen. If not, there's a possibility to change it up again.
For more than a year and a half the Vault Park has been a private indoor park for BMX Pros and Industry members only. Not any more… Now the Vault Park is open to the public four days a week. Check the flyer for hours and pricing for our public days. Inside the 8,000 square foot Vault Park facility you can also find replacement parts in the Vault Shop representing