Beside having a lot work on our hands holding the Simpel Session contests, we have been keeping ourselves busy with a dream-size project that, we truly believe, will be greeted with both hands by not only the local action sports scenes around the Baltic States, but around this side of Europe as well. We are developing a new BMX-MTB-SKATE center in Tallinn, one that consists of a big 2050 m2 indoor skatepark, MTB and BMX indoor tracks and different training facilities, as well as a full-size UCI compatible outdoor BMX track and the first outdoor concrete bowl (400 m2) in the country.
We had two things on the schedule for Saturday. The BMX Hall Of Fame, and the UCI BMX SX in Chula Vista. It was easy to do both in one day as they were both located at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista. We headed south from our hotel in San Diego and half an hour later we took the OTC exit. We had not had breakfast yet so we went to Togo’s, which is similar to a Subway restaurant. The footlong filled the belly. We filled up the tank of the Ferrari and continued to the OTC. On arrival we got stopped by security. I said that
Ben Snowden, Martti Kuoppa and I had one of the best opportunities to take a trip to Trinidad and Tobago in the Port of Spain to help introduce BMX freestyle to the kids over there. The trip began with our first flight landing in Miami before we headed over seas. Let me say this, there is no better place to stop on a layover. We went to Mike Spinner's house where Mike set up a party for us and Austin Coleman. Austin and Ben decided to pull pranks on their bikes during the party.... but that's a whole other story.
As BMX riders we see things differently. Flatland riders go apeshit when they see a giant smooth flat area that has the perfect surface. Others would just drive by there and did not thing much about the place. Dirt riders that are hunting for a spot found the jackpot on a slightly downhill area with the right dirt hidden from everyday life. Digging is on when they find something like that. Riding street you're always looking out for spots. New buildings are made all the time fences and benches get put up that could become a sweet riding spot. It's a matter of searching, and those who search, they will find. This photo showed up in the newspaper. Look at that roof!
When there's ice, snow and cold outside, it's nice to have an indoor place to ride. If you don't know yet, running indoor parks is hard work so do everything you can to support them and keep them alive. If you don't, you're stuck playing outside in the cold. Here are a few pics from a session at 040. Next jam: Serious Request: 18 December '10.
We are very proud to announce that we will soon be moving from the Parisian region to Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse (Isère) in the first quarter of 2011. The advantages in terms of quality of life for our team are numerous, which is why we’re so happy about the move. We hope you’ll be smiling too after reading the announcements below!
It seemed logical in 2000, when the company was formed, to set it up in the same region that its creator was based. Since then the brand has travelled all over the world, but has never left its home in
It was long time due - now it finally is going to happen: CAMP WOODWARD, the most respected, most desired and most successful Actions Sports Training and Holiday Camp found it's home in EUROPE! And it's in the heart of Europe: LENGGRIES A very cosy, lovely and beautiful set mountain town in the very south of Germany. The scenic and rich environment offers a never before seen variety of nature, outdoor sports, tradition and accessability compared to any other camp location.
Thanks to all those who came out to the last meeting on October 27, 2010. Though that meeting was successful, the Ben Soto Skatepark needs your help again. We need MORE bike riders, rollerbladers, scooter riders, skateboarders, and especially your parents to come to the next meeting Tuesday the 23rd of November. The meeting will be held at 7pm, in the same location. Those who come will also get to Meet Staten Island’s new Congressmen Mike Grimm; this is important because not only can we ask Grimm to help