With Friday off from school, a jam-packed car eager to get exercised on the snow-coated roads of Sweden, and the knowledge of an amazing week-end to come, I would say that my wellbeing could’ve been characterized as top notch. The destination was set to Capital Bikepark, Stockholm’s finest setup of ramps made possible by long-time BMX-enthusiast Andreas Lindqvist. The five hour drive was supposed to be made worthy thanks to Andreas Lindqvist’s Invitational Winterjam, an arrangement with an experimental approach as far as contest format goes. 16 riders, considered to be Sweden’s best, was invited to compete in a format called “Battle”, and at least I had raised my anticipations to the edge.
Jamie Bestwick is considered the best BMX vert rider in the world, but there’s so much more to Jamie Bestwick. Beyond the tricks and the medals, this guy is pure style. Jamie talks Dew Tour, the current state of BMX, and even answers your questions; and if you’ve never seen Jamie off the bike before, get ready to laugh. Plus, correspondent Chris Fairbanks gets a hit-man how-to from the cast of “Smokin’ Aces.” Jamie’s sponsors include: Levi’s, Etnies, Alpinestars, Sobe, Boost Mobile, Mastercard, Bell Helmets, and Sick Clips.
These two videos from the 2007 Simpel Session will take you through the weekend. Experience the comp from the internet cafe, school, work or your desk at home. The lazy ones are laying in bed with a notebook on their lap and headphones on but the videos are all the same no matter what position you're in right now. Hit video one and video two. Too many highlights to fit in one clip.
Airing Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (6:00 pm Pacific Time), and re-airing another seven times during the week, BMX pro Corey Bohan stars in FUEL TV’s original 30-minute series “Firsthand.” In this episode, Bohan heads to Whistler B.C. for the prestigious Red Bull Elevation dirt jumping contest. Next, the three-time X Games gold medalist goes on an old school road trip to hit as many parks as possible from Whistler to Portland, Oregon. In Portland, Corey and his crew session Burnside and the exclusive Salem Trails. The Australian-born rider then returns to his current home for some surf and to show off his favorite So Cal riding spots.
Man, you gotta love the BMX mags. We got so many of them this week tha it's hard to make it through them all. That's when it's handy when RIDEBMX makes a special 2007 Photo issue with over 45 of the 116 pages filled with "Out-of-this-world" BMX photography. We have to say, the pics are damn nice and if you're about to put some new wallpaper on your clean walls, my advise is to spend 4 bucks on the April issue, instead of a roll of off-white wall paper. Edwin Delarosa gets the cover and he's bringing purple back to the streets where Nigel Sylvester is doing his part too to make purple a popular colour among 4 peg brakeless street riders. The Up Front section has all kind of little news bits from team changes to Junk in the Trunk to How-to not be a pro BMX-er. Diversions is the VDO section and Brian Castillo answers some questions On the Clock and Ralph Sinisi explains a bit about the Animal Road Trip DVD.
Henrique Castro, a Brasilian BMXer with a lot of flow. He is always seeking his flow style, sometimes gets bored when some friends talk about lips tricks, hahaha, this guy is a kind of direction which Brasilians bmxers follow. He's a nice guy who makes us very proud, and gives you a good feeling when you session with him. Henrique is a video magazines addict, knows all the names and teams, bike parts...
BMX girl in bikini. Hmmm, not bad. We found these pics in a bucket somewhere on the internet. In fact Justin did, and sent them to us. If they belong to you, let us know and we'll give you photo credit. If they're not meant to be spread on the internet through the FATBMX pin up page, let us know and we'll take them off. Until then, check 'em out.
- Contrary to what the last two welcome ads we’ve ran report, Davey Watson is no longer part of the DB program (he’s now riding for Federal). We love Davey very much and he’ll be a friend of DB’s and of our rider’s as long as he’d like to be, but we encouraged him to take the Federal offer. Having riders outgrow our budget and move on to greener pastures is nothing new to us, but no one has ever done this as fast as Davey did.