I’ve met Julie through internet on some BMX message board, she was living in Paris at the time. I invited her to come over to Nottingham where I used to live to attend the winter UK girlz jam in Thornaby. Julie has this motivation and enthusiasm about BMX that makes her eyes sparkle when she talks about her projects. She was working on the organization of the Rid2z event 2005, 3rd edition, and especially the BMX part of the comp. The 2 first editions were disappointing BMX-wise with only 3 girls the 1st year and 2 the 2nd year. So Julie took things in hand and decided to motivate more girls to come and more sponsors to support. With so much energy passed on me with this encounter, I couldn’t do anything but to help her a little bit, especially the flatland part and the English-speaking bits. Rid2z event is the competition organised by the French association Rid2z and aims to promote and develop extreme sports for the ladies.
We're trying to keep up here, not an easy task. Cream #15 arrived. It's the Nov/Dec issue and has a bunch of stuff in it. Want to know what? Read on. Edito: Sssshhhh BB is sleeping, don't wake him up. Programme: JB almost pulled a double whip over the famous Marseille hip. News: Tim March naked. And we mean naked. Agenda: events to visit. Chroniques musique: Music reviews (you guessed that right). Grand Angle: DVD reviews. Selection Matos: Products. Selection Shopping: more products that you can buy. Guide des Parks: Parc Guide, man, you're getting good at French you. Concours Photo: Now come on, what do you think this is? Reader photo contest. Pimp My Ride: can't get much easier with these titles. Misters Tricks: Alex Jumelin and BiBi give trick tips to the readers. Velo du Pro: you know it, pro bike check. It's Matt Coplan's bike on page 28. Business: Interbike 2005. L'association: Start a BMX club and get more support (hey, that's my quick translation to this article after reading the first two paragraphs).
Senad Grosic has been hired by the Austrian army for special attack tactics. He takes his HARO bike and starts distracting the enemy by doing all kind of stunts. In the meantime the Austrian Army can surround the bad boys and capture them. Then Senad has to do some backwheel hops on their bodies while they're laying on the ground if they don't answer the questions correctly. If that doesn't work, a tailspin to their face will take them out.
Here’s a look at the numbers all the Top ABA Pro’s will be running on their bikes for the 2006 season. Final Points through the ABA Grand Nationals in Oklahoma, USA.AA PRO
1 BUBBA HARRIS 2 KYLE BENNETT 3 DONNY ROBINSON 4 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 5 JOHN PURSE 6 JASON ROGERS 7 MIKE MOELLER 8 PAUL LANGE 9 MICHAEL HUGHES 10 JAVIER COLOMBO 11 WARWICK STEVENSON 12 BRANDON MEADOWS 13 CRISTIAN BECERINE
On the weekend of 3/4 December 2005 the last full on BMX contest took place at the original Chenga park in Ohio, USA. The park will close down because the area is being destroyed and new buildings are going to replace the old ones. With the rent going up 4 times, the people at Chenga had to throw the towel in the ring. Keeping an indoor park open is hard enough, when the rent goes up to a ridiculous amount, it's better to go out with a bang.
This weekend was the Big Indoor Race in Geneva, Switzerland! It is in a really cool place, there is a bridge going over the freeway and the arena is on the bridge! This weekend was also a big Supercross race here in Switzerland with some of the top Moto X guys showing up. So we raced during the afternoon then the Moto guys did their thing at night. The track was interesting for sure; the first straight was a typical track, fast and a lot of pedaling. The second straight was three huge doubles! Not the longest but at least 7-8 feet tall, it was like riding trails! The track had some problems and was really soft for practice Friday night.
BMX is an acronym for Bicycle Motocross. This film documents the evolution of a sport created by kids who [in the 1970’s] began modifying their Schwinn Sting- Ray bicycles to look like motorcycles. This documentary is the first film to take a serious look at the history and evolution of BMX bicycle riding, from the streets of 1960s suburban neighborhoods to today's stadium-packed televised Dirt, Street & Halfpipe insanity. The sport of BMX is driven by individual riders. BMX is not made by corporations; instead corporations base their advertising on the lifestyles of these riders. This film captures the kind of stories that cannot come from a marketing strategy, coaches or statistics buffs - but rather from the individual guys who turned common street bikes into instruments of grace, strength and personal expression.
The individuals who started races and freestyle contests themselves. It is the individualism and self-expression of these riders that makes the sport's history, and this film, so unique. With people like Scot Breithaupt who started the first organized races in Long Beach in 1970, to Bob Haro, who pioneered BMX Freestyle riding, and created the first BMX freestyle bike, to Mat Hoffman, who’s personal sacrifices helped propel BMX stunt riding into the spotlight. These are some of the people who helped make BMX such a unique subculture.
Internet connections are getting faster and faster. This helps with downloading videos from the net. Everyone and their uncle seems to have a video camera these days and more and more people are putting it to good use by editing short movies. The professional guys don't slack either. We have been using the Freecaster program on FATBMX for 2005 and are stoked on the number of movies that they have provided us with. Click the small banner on the left to go directly to their latest movie, the Cream 3 trailer. Once there, you can choose from Props trailers, Backyard jam clips, IBMXFF World's footage, the King Of Concrete, Braun NinjaSpin, Berlin City Games, Braun Cruzer Tour, Roadfools, German BMX masters, 3 Degrees, Red Bull Garage Punks, and tons more.
Ahh yes, the Euros go frontflipping. Tobias Wicke makes it on the cover with a huge one. Intro: Fullpipes; find them, ride them. All kind of news from page 6 to page 9 with Dates, Kuwahara, video reveiws, product news, that kind of stuff. Berlin hosted the Berlin City Games, a big flatland comp and if you made it there, you probably got a photo. The Red Bull Backyard Digger made it down South to Austria and with the help of a bunch of locals, they built trails ina a few days. Great concept. Rampenbau means: Building ramps. This issue hosts part II. Issue Thirteen has a slam section. 13 slams to be exact. The Eastern Tour gets 3 pages and then it's off to some USA sunshine with the Electro Vans Tour (Interbike/Let it Ride jam/Woodward West). Muetze Glatze is an article about porno. Next up is the German Freestyle Masterships (7 pages). Dirt jumpers can enjoy the Prince of Dirt report and if you're looking for a new T-shirt, the product page gives 12 shirts to pick from. Underground riders Themo and Sven get interviewed. The last page is reserved for another frontflipper by the name of