The Mini-FAT-JAM also had a party. Same place (OJA), different Band (The Vendetta's). Show me a place where you can buy a bottle of good beer for 1 Euro. Well, that's OJA and it's always a party there. The place got decorated with some old BMX stuff to stay in the BMX-theme. Many BMX-ers stayed for the night after the jam that day and it didn't take them long to get loose. Vendetta was the name of the bad that played that night. Although the sound was quite good, the singer messed it up. It was time to take over and a couple of people from OJA took the mic and played the instruments. Lee-Roi showed that singing can even be worse and the next move to get the party going was to throw a slick mat on the podium for a break-dance session. With so many people on the stage it was hard to even do a windmill, especially on the sound that JD Sinned (DJ Dennis) was playing at first (metal). This soon turned into some old school hiphop you don't stop until everyone on stage got thirsty again.
You need to order yourself a copy of Roadfools 6&7 next week, here's why:
On March 22, 2006, Ken Schneider, the owner of Schneider's Bike Shop in Cleveland, Ohio, was robbed, beaten and left for dead in his store. The assailant had robbed Ken two times previously and when he came back a third time, Ken sprayed him with mace and tried to get away, but instead was attacked and assaulted with a hammer, causing massive head injuries. When Ken didn't return home from the shop at the end of the work day, his wife became worried and went to the shop to find him unconscious on the floor.
In the time since, Ken has had several major brain surgeries and is still in intensive care in a Cleveland hospital facing a long recovery. The attacker, who had recently been released from prison after serving a long sentence for voluntary manslaughter, has been arrested and is being held on a 2 million dollar bail, awaiting sentencing for this heinous crime.
Justin Holt is doing a contest series in NC and Virginia this year along with his buddies Zack Rogers and Mike McQueen. They plan on doing 5 events in Asheville NC, Saulsbury NC, Cary NC, Greenville NC, and Virginia Beach VA starting in May and going until October. -Round one will be Saturday May 13th at the Zero Gravity Skatepark in Asheville NC. This park is indoors, well built, and well ran and has had several succesful bmx contests in the past few years with great turnout.
The format for this contest is a little different. Instead of the regular beginner, expert, pro classes they are only doing an intermediate class and a pro class. Pro class will work as teams of two people riding together in heats against 2 other teams. Each team will ride for 3 minutes twice and the winner of each heat will move on to the finals. The winning team takes the ENTIRE PRO PURSE cash! no second place, no third. Judging will be done by 4 neutral judges looking for style, overall park use, skill, and ability to work with teammate.
We don't know if there's a relation to Mike Hayek, the former AA Specialized AA pro racer but actually, we don't care. Super G brought us this one. Enjoy. Just envision a BMX bike in this picture and it will make perfect sense to have it up here at FATBMX.
On 18 .03 it was the dicipline Flatland that illuminated the arena with the presence of more than 60 Flatlanders and the technical judges of Flatland, Cleybon, Koy and Andre Ramon were perfect, which in the format Jam session evaluated. 1st Rômulo Jacinto Guerra deservedly-Nova Iguaçu-RJ with splendorous sessions and in 2nd Sérgio Ricardo Balu-Guarujá-SP with tricks and movements unspeakeble, 3rd Anderson Rogério Alves-Bauru-SP it was style and constant.
Damn, we gotta hurry with these reviews. The mags are already firing out the new issues and we've been sitting on their current book. June 2006 has TJ Lavin on the cover on his shiny bike. The Up Front section tells you the latest in the BMX world including Hickerson riding for T1, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1265]Biz[/url] on Volume, Munro's crash, Musselwhite's spiderglide, Buitrago's top 10, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1206]Millar's[/url] busted shoulder, Vice mag, Riley's spleen and staff picks. There's a quick look on Rochester Minnesota, a how-to on shaving your beard and it tells you that [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] and Chase Hawk are on Odyssey. The Pro Question and Answer is with Edwin Delarosa this month. Rob-o tells about Fit's new video project called Fit Life. Spots: Santa Ana Civic Center. Are you getting the idea that this is a packed issue? We're only on page 40. Then and Now is a cool article. This time it's Brian Castillo filling you in on what he does now and what he did in 1993. Products; plenty of them. Check out the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] bike set-up.
While Redline’s reigning No.1 ABA Pro and UCI World Champion Bubba Harris recoups from a fractured shoulder, Redline has taken the opportunity to help out and support one of the guys who helped bring Redline to the top rung of the BMX ladder – past National Champion John Purse. Purse, who was planning on racing the upcoming Florida NBL event without a sponsor, was contacted following the news that Bubba would be missing the next 2 rounds, and a short 2-month agreement was quickly reached.
Arcadia, California – After an unfortunate crash in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Mike Moeller has torn his ACL and had to undergo surgery on March 7th to repair the damage. The surgery went very well and Mike has been going through rehabilitation 3 times per day. The doctor told Mike that a full recovery would take 4 months until he could be back to the level he was at before the accident. However, since Mike is stronger than most, the doctor thinks he could be back even sooner. Mike is expected to be back on his bike in early April to begin training again.
Mike Saavedra is putting on a contest on May 6th. He wants everyone to know about the comp so we'll pass the mic to Mike: "I thought I would take the time to send you a flyer for the comp. I also sent a few photos of the park. (PHOTOS BY BLAKE PETTERSON). I will be adding a 5 1/2 foot tall box jump, a wallride and a few other goodies to the park. Practice will be held on May 5th all day so things move a little faster the day of the comp. The 3 class's will be as flowed Grom, Sandbagger and Bigtime. Entry fees are 20, 25 and 30 for Bigtime."
Those are some of the adjectives of a great objective reached in the event of Carapicuiba 2006, see the images registered by the photographers of ABBMX, and in the best sites of BMX of Brazil . The Pictures speak for themselves! Any text of the best writer would not get to describe the emotion and pleasure of seeing so much people and so many friends that love BMX.