You've been riding for Free Agent for a while, how is that going? Tom: Couldn't be better- great communication, they're always willing to do whatever they can for me, and there's a perfect combination of professionlism mixed with friendship. I can honestly say I've never been more content with a sponsor.
Do you miss the time spent on the road doing shows?
BACO-A-GO-GO 2006 IS IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. IT WAS A CRAZY WEEKEND AND HOPEFULLY EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT HAD A GOOD TIME AND WENT HOME WITHOUT A LOUSY STD. ALL KIDDING ASIDE THOUGH, WE DID HAVE A SCARY INCIDENT THAT INVOLVED TEAM PIMPSKE'S FILTHY PHIL JONES. HIS ATTEMPT TO TOOTHPICK THE SUB BOX ON TOP OF THE HALF BOWL ENDED UP WITH HIM TAKING A REAL NASTY SLAM AND HE HAD TO BE AIRLIFTED TO ORLANDO REGIONAL HOSPITAL. AS OF TUESDAY THE 31ST, THE LATEST WORD FROM THE PIMPSKE SITE IS THAT HE'S BEEN MOVED OUT OF INTENSIVE CARE AND WILL HOPEFULLY BE GOING HOME ON THURSDAY. THE PIMPSKE CREW IS ORGANIZING SOME BENEFITS TO HELP OFFSET PHIL'S MEDICAL EXPENSES SO CHECK THE PIMPSKE SITE FOR INFO AND HELP A BROTHER OUT. WE WISH PHIL A QUICK AND COMPLETE RECOVERY. NOW ON TO HAPPIER NEWS...
The BMX.lv crew have their season opening party in some club every year. This time they brought the camera and took some pics which ended up being good Pin-Up material. We've got more photos from them coming but we take it one girl at a time.
Following a successful 2006 Interbike OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo, Interbike responds to announcement of a competing trade show. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – November 1, 2006 –Interbike, a division of VNU Expositions, today responded to Eurobike’s announcement of its plans to launch a competing show in Portland, Oregon in fall 2007.“I was interested to hear the news of Eurobike’s proposed show,” said Lance Camisasca, Interbike's group show director. “We welcome competition, as it will help us do a better job. However, we are also greatly concerned about the dividing effect Eurobike’s announcement may have on the industry. Many will remember the time when the industry suffered through multiple shows resulting in additional expense and heartache. We hope the industry will continue to support the Interbike show and we promise to continue to do everything we can to make Interbike the best show for the North American market.”
The ABA (American Bicycle Association) once again provided free live-streaming coverage of the 25th national event on its 2006 BMX (Bicycle Motocross ) racing series. The ABA has previously provided an audio feed of its national events for fans and racers to get real-time coverage of its national BMX races. After live streaming video for the "Blackjack Nationals", adding the live streaming-video coverage for the ABA BMX Fall Nationals is once again a first for BMX and unprecedented for the sport!
The LG Action Sports World Tour came to a dramatic climax in Dallas at the World Tour Championships October 27-29. Chris Mitchell shares a couple of photos and words with FATBMX: "For those of you who were there, I hope you managed to get some rest after the insane weekend. For those of you who weren't, you missed an unbelievable display of riding across the board, and hopefully, you will be able to make it next year. " - Chris.
Why does it have to be Friday before we post Pin-Up shots? We've been receiving loads of pics lately and these arrived from the Baco jam. Shot by Catfish. I believe it's the Albe's promotion team or something.....
UCI BMX RANKING The 2005/2006 UCI BMX Ranking came to an end with the 2006 UCI BMX World Championships in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Once again Robert De Wilde (NED) showed great consistency throughout the season snatching the top spot in Elite Men, followed by always present Randy Stumpfhauser (USA). In Elite Women, Gabriella Diaz (ARG) won the overall ranking with great results on the Latin American Continent and at the World Championships. Another Dutch rider, Martijn Scherpen came out on top in the Junior Men Ranking with his strong season in Europe followed by his 2nd place in the World Championships.
30 October 2006 – Well, what can we say, other than what another storming Backyard Jam! A big congratulations go out to all the riders that participated in this year’s event and to Nate Wessel for his champion course. It provided a top grade arena in which the world’s best BMXers threw themselves at vert walls, rails, ramps and a corner construction consisting of a shed roof-come-curved-wallride with rails, a flat bank, step up and a bowled section, much to the excitement of the passionate and supportive crowd.
The Etnies Backyard Jam 2006 began for most involved on Thursday 26th, with the course builders working through the night and the riders arriving into Sheffield from all over the World. Having finished the floor of the course on the Friday morning, ICE Sheffield’s doors opened to an excited crowd of spectators and riders, with the first day’s event kicking off with the Amateur qualifiers.
Top trade show EUROBIKE gets U.S. cousin Friedrichshafen, Germany. This coming September, Messe Friedrichshafen – organizer of EUROBIKE, the world's leading bicycle trade exhibition – will stage its first independent trade show in the United States. The aim is to strengthen EUROBIKE's presence in North America and optimally service the biking market there. The decision by trade show specialist Messe Friedrichshafen is in response to indications that current U.S. bicycle trade shows will no longer be able to fulfil domestic industry demands.