Can I have your autograph please?Man, "autograph" was a difficult word for me back in 1983 when I was walking in the pits at the IBMXF World Championships in Slagharen searching for the American Pros with my marker and note block. In between my moto's I was checking the USA pits for riders and managers that did not have signed my book yet. I came up with a respectable list when the race was over. Some legends I never saw again, some I got to know.
When Gary Ellis signed it as a Kuwahara rider I never thought at the time that I would be going snowboarding with him one day. When a very young Danny Nelson (Robinson) was
It has been raining a bunch in California and its surrounding states. The race of this weekend in Las Vegas got cancelled due to the terrible track conditions. Last week in Phoenix it was a close call. Some riders pulled out of the race because they didn't want to get dirty or risk an injury. The race still went on. Out FATBMX column writer Robert de Wilde lined up on the AA gate and did fairly well (4th on Saturday and a win on Sunday). We sent him some questions to see how this mud race went for the Dutchman.Congratulations on the victory in Phoenix, what was the track like?
The track was better than I expected it to be but it still was crappy. They covered the track and that helped a lot, but all the turns were soft, but they got a lot better through the day.
2005 SubDivision BMX Industry Trade Show:
12th-15th of May at FBM/ECT (East Coast Terminal)
BMX INDUSTRY TRADE SHOW
You are invited to participate in Subdivision 2005. This year's show will feature an entire weekend of events including: a street contest, a flatland jam, a miniramp or bowl contest, and a concert featuring bands popular in BMX culture today. By combining several different aspects of BMX we are able to offer a more inclusive experience than you will find anywhere else.
Bike Show 05 is looking good, a new venue and also the addition of the new Braun Spine Mini ramp, and way cheap on site accommodation available (from Â£20 p/n twin room). This is your info to ride at BIKE 05
1-3 April .... Stoneleigh Park NAC
You Must Confirm your entry with 414, contact details are below and that’s it.
*Contest Entry is Free
*Pro Prize Money ~ $ 21,500 ~
More Info: www.thebikeshow.com
Registration 09.00 to 12.00
Just when we finished up the "How to take your BMX bike on a plane" article we received this info from Nadia at Eastpak about their new Resistance bag line designed with the help of their team riders. Now this one looks comfortable as it has a handle and wheels so you can roll it. Sweet.
You want the specs? Here they are:
AROUND THE WORLDâ„¢ (K557) 187 liters
Telescopic single pole handle
Large main compartment with inside webbing compression straps and Tarpauline lining
B.A Baracus has given the go ahead to dish out some more info on the 1664 A-Team Frame, due out the end of Spring. Check out the picture and the specs of the new frame, made to fly.
1664 currently have opportunities for distributors to carry the 1664 brand in, USA, Australia and Japan. All interested parties please contact Riley Haws for more information. 1664 products are currently available in, Canada, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France.
Riley Haws/1664 BMX Ltd.
Travel tips: How to transport your BMX on the plane?
Wherever you go, you want to take your bike. It's hard to drive to the USA from Europe so flying is the only option. With those discount airlines selling ridiculously cheap European flights, it might be an option to take the plane to the next contest. What was only for the big time sponsored riders in the past, might be the thing to do for you too. To give you an example, last year I did book a flight from our local airport (Eindhoven) to London which cost me only 56 Euros and that is including tax. The ticket was actually 2 pounds for the flight to London and 3 pounds for the return.
Now how does it work when you want to bring your bike?
Number Ten, a film by Edd Allen
Running time approximately 40 minutes
Cover design Dean Hearne
DVD Authoring Mark Richards
Titles/Help James Dale
Now this is a video! It's enjoying to watch. Edd Allen knows what it takes to make a good video and he pulled out all stops to make it happen in this Seventies production. The intro is beautiful. It must look insane on a big screen in a cinema but I only had the pleasure to watch it on TV. The Seventies crew distributes a lot of brands and they sponsor a lot of riders. This gave them a lot of choice to get footage together for Number Ten.
OP Girls Learn To RideJoin us for our upcoming "Girls Learn to Ride" BMX and skateboarding event at The Block at Orange on Sunday, February 27th from 9 AM - Noon.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and is only $35 per person for three hours of instruction. The girls only event is open to all levels of riding and skating. We will also be offering a special $15 session fee for ladies who would like to ride or skate for the three hour session without instruction.
It seems like everyone and their uncle is jumping on the Old School BMX freestyle bandwagon. 3 sources in France are getting material together, the Joe Kid on a Stingray movie is coming out soon (premiere 2 April) and now also Bob Osborn is working on getting the history of BMX freestyle out with the help of several Old School freestyle enthusiasts like Maurice Meyer, Oscar Gonzalez, Tim Hughes, Brett Downs, Eric Rothenbusch, Thom Lund, Paul Willis, Perry Kramer and some more.
Wait a minute, Bob Osborn!!???? Correct, that's the man in the picture that was posted yesterday. Oz is back at it and posting a lot on the www.vintagebmx.com site trying to track down the first aerial, the first carve in a pool, define the first flatland trick (is it a rockwalk, or a no-handed wheely, or something else?), the first freestyle specific part, the first contest, the first trick team, the first demo, etc.