Riding vert is rough but once you make it up there, you get to exciting places all over the world to do shows. One of those places is Barcelona, Spain. When they put the ramp up on the pier next to a topless beach with palm trees, you know that practice has paid off. They fly you in and they pick you up, the fancy hotel is covered, same for food. It's show-time only three times a day and for the rest of the day you can do what you want.
John Parker and Eduardo Terreros were the BMX part of a demo that was going on during the LG Action Sports World Tour. If you think they were holding back during shows, think again. Even big crashes on flairs didn't hold Edu back trying it again and again. He pulled it in the end but the Spaniard needed some liquid painkillers at night to get the groove on and forget about the pain. Big 540-s and double tailwhips from Parker is what you get to see when he drops in. Doesn't sound like holding back to me.
Artsy Fartsy shows in BMX are nothing new but it's cool when organizations and photographers/artists go out of their way to make it happen. At the Rebel Jam in Berlin, Germany most of the respected BMX photographers had photos on display and were present at the very cool photo exposition. A few DJ's kept the tunes going, drinks were available and a good time was had by all. Enjoy this photo report of the photo expo from the 2005 Rebel Jam.
Photo captions are a nightmare for magazine editors. Coming up with something good and/or funny for every photo drives the editors crazy, especially in times when the deadline is coming up and you're already lacking 3 nights of sleep. At FATBMX we have a maximum number of characters that we can use to go along with every photo. Those appear when you park the browser on the photo and wait a second or two. Saying a lot in a few words is even tougher.
Today we have a photo that needs a caption. It's your turn to send it in.
While the NBL held the grands on the Eastcoast, the ABA had a pro race going on in Reno, a city similar to Las Vegas. Not sure if Bubba Harris left the Blackjack table with a profit but he sure won the AA Pro race on Saturday.ABA Blackjack National Reno, Nevada. Pro Results Saturday/AA Pro - 1 Bubba Harris 2 Kyle Bennett 3 Michael Hughes 4 Mike Moeller 5 Jason Rogers 6 Taylor Wells 7 Paul Lange 8 Trevor Fay
Saturday/Vet Pro - 1 Todd Parry 2 Chris Ham 3 Darrin Mitchell 4 Mark Nunley 5 Shawn O'Gorman 6 Cody Smart 7 Rick Lowry 8 Anthony Wadley
The 2005 NBL BMX racing season has come to an end with the Grands being held in Kentucky last weekend. Samantha Cools and Mike Day are the new NBL champions. Check if your favorite rider made it to the top three in the overall standings or if they scored some cash at the race in Louisville.
2005 NBL Title Results:
DJ Lavaman and DJ Tommi will work the turntables at the Transbull jam in Utrecht on 17 September 2005. The jam, contest and workshops will be held at the Transwijk skatepark.
The workshops start at 13:00pm, followed by the jam at 15:00pm and the Trick Contest at 17:00pm. When the Inline demo starts at 18:00hr you are allowed to leave the premises.
Braun have set up two series this year, one for flatland and one mini ramp tour. The winner of the flatland series wins a Suzuki Motorcycle where the winner of the mini contest series drives home in a Jimny car.
Pease note that there are only three stops left for this year to score points:
NEW YORK - August 31, 2005 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long multi-sport professional tour in action sports, will host the International Cycling Union (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup Finals as the specialty competition at the Toyota Challenge on Friday, September 9 in San Jose, CA. The fourth stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour, the Toyota Challenge takes place September 8-11 at San Jose’s HP Pavilion, and features professional competitions in skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. The event also includes a Festival Village with interactive courses, video gaming and athlete autograph sessions.
We want to say congratualtions to Dave Freimuth and his wife Patie on the expansion of their family. Yup, it's a son! Here's the 411 from Dave:
I just wanted to write and let everyone know that Patie finally let the bun out of the oven. Our new son Thompson was born at 5:16AM this morning after keeping his mother up for 26 hours... Patie did invent a couple new swears, but who can blame her. I'd rather break my pelvis 2 more times before going through what she did last night!
WHISTLER, Canada (August, 2005) -Ryan Nyquist, 4 time X-Games gold medalist takes first with a stunning last run performance at Red Bull Elevation while James Foster makes history landing the first ever triple tail-whip!
Red Bull Elevation was developed in partnership with BMX icon Jay Miron as the most innovative and challenging dirt jumping contest of its kind.