One more from the old box.
This BMX Action subscription ad shows some riders "getting rad". That's what it was called back in the day. With a camera around the riders pushed a bit harder to get on that HOT SHOT page. These bail photos showed up in the Subscription advertisement.
It would be cool if current publishers could still send a monthly magazine oversees for an extra $ 4,= USD. per year. Times have changed.
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Over twenty years ago Mongoose came out with a set of wheels that had rims that were 17% lighter. This weight saving was accomplished by drilling holes in between the spoke holes. Saving ounces on rolling weight is extra beneficial so the idea was a good one. With single wall rims it was even possible to use different colour ribbons to match the paint job of your ride.
Check that address. It lists a TELEX number!
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- Peter Geys (HARO Benelux) went back to the Ukraine and lived the life of a rock star being transported from show to show in a private jet. Peter will travel to the USA (not by private jet) to try to qualify for the Dew Action Sports Tour. With the way he has been riding lately we say he has a fair chance.
- Congratulations to Dave Mirra and his lady. They're getting married in November of this year.
I checked for the cover price on this magazine. It's 3 Euro 20. That's pretty cheap for 84 pages of full colour BMX coverage. Make sure you pick up a copy at the newsstands when you make it over for one of the German contests this summer.
What you get is a nice covershot of Alex Dropsy getting stylish over some doubles. Michael Steingraeber takes some great pics. One of them is the Contents spread. Flatland represent. Lots of regional news this time and a full events calendar. Reviews, an article on saving weight, the third generation of BMX riders, the Braun trailpeople report and a Ravage jam article. It doesn't stop here. If you still didn't make it in the magazine by now, here's some more chances: Bike Show report, photo gallery, Muenster scene report, XL series at Heerlen, Pariah in Berlin, Roadstar jam, product stuff, Verthaus report, commercial shoot in Barca, how-to's, letters, you get the picture, it's a full issue.
What would you do when you had millions in the bank and could do whatever you wanted to? Things like the Gumball 3000 rally come to mind.
After selling DC shoes to Quiksilver, Ken Block has been enjoying life even more. Block has picked up Rally driving (a nice choice to burn some $$) and has been in Europe all week as he entered the Gumball 3000 rally, a fancy car race for the rich and the famous. The Gumball race, which is being held on normal streets, started in London last Saturday and arrives in Monaco where the competitors will watch the F1 race from a boat this weekend.
"The Eagle Own" tour was the end of 3 road trips with the Twenty team. The first was "The Pirate tour", the second "El Paella tour" and now we just finished "the Eagle Own tour". This road trip, or vacation, was also to film for the first TWENTY.bmx-DVD; "The Damage is Done".
For this third road trip we decided to visit the south of Spain with cities like Gerona, Roses, Figueras and the south of Barcelona with Badalona which is a really nice place for street and maybe the last place where the cops aren't in action because in downtown Barcelona it has become really difficult to ride without cops around you after 5mn.
For the south of Spain part, Dimitri IVANOV, Jerome GAUTHIER and Alex DROPSY joined the trip. Alex Piechta was here for the photos and me to manage and film this exciting trip.
Here is what's going on:
Bcrossionale, this little likeable small film festival high up in the north of Germany, goes into the second round. To engage your motivation this summer to lay aside your BMX-Bike and put up your movie camera, we will give away cash-prizes and we will also produce a DVD from all your contributions, which we are going to sell at cost.
No it wasn't a bazooka, no it wasn't GT bringing back the Show flatland frame in thermal plastic, the picture posted last week of the different looking flatland frame is a one-off made by Dutchman Joep van Helden. We fired some questions in his direction to find out more.FATBMX: How come you made your own frame?
I made this frame for a school project. I always wanted to fabricate a BMX-frame for myself. I wanted to make it special, it had to be an eye-catcher.
FATBMX: What materials did you use?
I did use carbonfibre with epoxy. It is a synthetic material to be more accurate, it is a reinforced plastic. The fabrication is like glassfiber, but it is stronger and stiffer.
Rob Harrison sent in some wethepeople related news:
-We're on tour again, this time going East and to Poland. New on the European map it looks like there is a real scene building there an a lot of really enthusiastic riders and involved people. Hopefully the old/new crossover architecture will make out some decent spots and i hope that we'll experience more of Poland itself than simply riding. Just looking at some street maps of Poland makes me think that there's some crazy looking town layouts and if nothing else it's going to be one to remember. Czesc! Yes I even have a borrowed copy of 'Polnisch in 4 Wochen'...not going well. But I'll hopefully have some help from this bunch of wethepeople fools. Ashley Charles, Will Jackson, Stephen Lilly (new guy), Timo Mrukwia and Max Gaertig. There might even be someone qualified with a camera around, but then alcohol makes everyone unqualified....or more qualified depending on how you see it. Set to roll 1st June, spend some time at the Worlds and then move on East until the 14th.
The Crazy Freakin' Bikers (CFB) contest took place in Oklahoma last weekend. Here's the results from Pro Park, Pro Dirt and Pro Vert.
Pro BMX Park Finals
Athlete - Hometown - Score
1. Morgan Wade Tyler, TX 94.33
2. Ryan Nyquist Greenville, NC 94.00
3. Ryan Guettler Buccan, Australia 92.67
4. Allan Cooke Greenville, NC 91.33
5. Corey Martinez 90.67
6. Mike Cleveland Temecula, CA 90.33
7. Brian Foster S. Plainfield, NJ 88.67
8. Chris Doyle Pittsburg, PA 87.00 88.75 *TIE BREAKER
9. Colin Mackay Brisbane, Australia 87.00 88.00 *TIE BREAKER
10. Will Love 85.33