Barry Kohne likes to wake up late. Make sure he doesn't sleep in on his B-day on Wednesday. Call him up, wake him up, shake him up, thumbs up, whassssuuuupppp!!! 19 June - Niels Thanild 1976 20 June - Kurt Schmidt 1970 20 June - Barry Kohne 1984
This week's list of BMX-ers who are celebrating their birthday is a mix of Germans and Americans. The score is 5-2. We wonder if that would be the score if Germany plays some football against the Americans. Probably not. Happy B-day to:
23 May - Jeff Harrington 1976 24 May - Matti Rose 1981 25 May - Brian Wizmerski 1981 26 May - Joe Butcher Kowalski 26 May - Ryan Barspinner Brennan 1978 26 May - Alex Reinke 1974 28 May - Paul Osicka
These dudes are not getting any younger but ride harder than ever before. This week they add one year to their age but that doesn't stop them. Congrats to all and keep on shredding. 16 May - Thomas Stellwag 1969 16 May - Kerry Gatt 1973 18 May - Cameron Birdwell 18 May - Michael Steingraber 1971
The folks at Hotwheels in the UK have decided to show a bit of their BMX roots by showing their old school bike collection online. Find bikes from Patterson, SE, Kuwahara, Hutch, Mongoose and Diamond Back that date way back to 1978. Cruising through the site you'll step back into time when BMX racing was just starting up and freestyle bikes like this chrome Hutch Trickstar had just hit the market. Never mind that high laid back seatpost.
Perfect trails, a good atmosphere and sunshine all around: Those were the conditions for the first T-Mobile Local Support Challenge in the Abflughalle Grevenbroich on the weekend of 21st of April 2007. All in all ten BMX teams from all regions of Germany had a great battle in front of the judges Andy Zeiss, Achim Kujawski and Sari Jörgensen. It was all about top-prizes, like a new Local Support Obstacle or a complete BBQ party. Furthermore there was a T-Mobile Wildcard to be had, awarded to the best unsponsored BMX rider who would then be able to move directly into the finals of the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds event in Herten on the 12th of May.
The “Sport Import Team” with Markus Hampl, Bjorn Heyer and Benny Paulsen won the team challenge at the end of the day and are now looking forward to a brand new custom made Local Support Obstacle. The T-Mobile Wildcards stayed local with Mike Buse (BMX) going to ride with top-riders like Ryan Nyquist at the Dirt Session, which is the premiere of the T-Mobile Extreme Playgrounds series,
The AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, today announced its pre-qualified athletes for the 2007 season. Athletes are pre-qualified for the 2007 AST Dew Tour’s first stop, the Panasonic Open, based on their rankings at the end of the 2006 AST Dew Tour season. Additionally 3-4 wild cards per discipline have been selected. Athletes who are not pre-qualified may compete as Open Qualifiers at the Panasonic Open and the Right Guard Open to earn a spot in the preliminary rounds. The full list of pre-qualified athletes is as follows:
BMX Park Daniel Dhers Scotty Cranmer Ryan Nyquist Alistair Whitton Gary Young Steven McCann
Well after 353245 late night hours the new Albes.com is up and running. For the most part it works pretty much the same it's just a way different look. While we were messing around under the hood we added a few cool features. One new feature is the ability to create "Wish Lists" of all your favorite products to save and / or e-mail to somebody you may be able to sucker into buying the stuff for you.
There have been some changes on the international Eastpak team for the next 07/08 season. We changed the team line up a bit to keep it fresh and also to provide some other younger talents a little support. Of course all of them fit perfectly to Eastpak and will extend the family even more. Be sure that all riders who we had to let go of the int. team are still family members and will get our support in any case.