Sometimes people we know have different hobbies next to riding BMX. 414's Shaun Scarfe has been riding Speedway forever but had a hard time finishing up a complete season because of all the BMX travel, riding and work. It looks like Shaun is doing well this year planning around the Speedway races that have been going on. He's even in the championship hunt. Go Shaun Go!
Here's a few pictures and some comments from Shaun who is busy organizing the BMX part at the Bike Show in Coventry at the moment. Will we be able to celebrate his championship there?
UCI BMX NEWS MAILING2008 BMX Olympic selection criteria’s
The UCI Management Committee recently approved the BMX Olympic selection criteria’s, which will be included in part 11 of the UCI rule book.
The Olympic selection criteria’s determines the qualified Nations, while the individual athletes will be selected by each country’s National Olympic Committee.
Dale Holmes has impressed me with the number of uploads to his site. To be honest, when he started his own site a few years ago, I wasn't sure it was going to last. How many failures have we seen? Not www.daleholmes.com, if you want to know "What's the latest", visit Dales's site. He's the third racer to respond to the FATBMX questions. Buckle up.Who is the first one you think to respond to this, and who is last?
FEDERAL presents "TRAVAELIO"
FEDERAL Bikes has a very strong team that travels all over the world in search of good riding spots. Ed Docherty brought this together in this Federal Team DVD called "Travaelio" and shows his multitalent with working on computers, Filming and Photographing. Very good intros, outstanding filming and the music is excellent too. What about the riding? Are you kidding me?
This is the FEDERAL TEAM, that says enough, these men are not afraid to go to the hospital and give everything a try and try as long as they succeed their stunts.
Out of this list, Todd Lyons was the first rider with his personal website.
We're giving each one of the racers a chance to comment on their own and the other riders' websites. TL was the second to respond so here's the lowdnown on www.toddlyons.com
DC Shoes is putting on a pro only Sprint trails event March 19th 2005 in Sanger CA. at Randy Stumpfhauser's house. DC wants to support BMX racing, but is not in the market due to the pedal of choice today, so this event was put together where the pedals of choice will be flat. We would like to invite all Pro Riders to participate in this event. There is no entry fee and riders will have free food and drinks. This is an event that can’t be missed. So bring your skills out and make it happen.
This is not your every day backyard event. The track has been manicured and revamped to be one of the most challenging, and fair courses today. For more information about the race or media or to RSVP contact Dwayne Taylor at 760-599-2999 ext.571
Robert Moeller, one of the organizers of the 2004 World's in Cologne, Germany will have some sleepless nights ahead of him. Robert and Nina are now the proud parents of daughter Lilli, born on 14 February 2005. Congratulations to the Moeller family.
Next big BMX event in Cologne that will be co-organized by Robert will take place from 23-26 June 2005. It's called the Suzuki BMX Masters.
A few pro BMX-ers have been running their own personal website for a few years. They get uploaded on a regular basis with race reports, news and....bitching at one another. We decided to ask Derek Betcher, Todd Lyons, Dale Holmes, Greg Romero and Robbie Miranda a few questions about their site. The first one to reply was Robbie Miranda of www.robbiemiranda.com. Robbie is using his website to sell his BMX instruction video at the moment but has been a big influence and help for the other riders to get their websites up and running. Here goes......
Are you keeping up with all the FATBMX updates? Have you bookmarked this site? Is it your start-up page already? Good, glad you like it.
Now be as cool as our friend SULLY and order one of those limited V-neck FATBMX T-shirts from Paul's Boutique.-We've got all colours as long as it's black.
-Sizes are: Medium, Large and XL.
-We've got Spicy T's too for the ladies (also black only).
The design was made by Oneness, one of Holland's finest tattoo artists and features a real FATBMX pin-up girl.
Mat Hoffman is one of our living legends. No need for a detailed introduction. We caught up with the Condor to see what he has been up to.It seems like you've been off the radar a bit lately (latest update on the site is from 24 June 04). What have you been up to?
It’s been pretty crazy like alwaysâ€¦ I’ve been riding, flying, being dad and many other random things that I cross paths with. I apologize for being so slack on my site, but I am working on an entirely new site that will be up in a couple weeks with all new content from my past year of activities and explorations, i.e. WildBoyz trip in Mexico, a 9 day camping trip with DMX, Cameron Diaz, Rebecca Romijn, Extreme Makeover Home Edition appearance, the new OKC park shows, shows and more showsâ€¦ I’ll try harder to keep this one updated.