Josh Harrington Ride BMX Cover, Team Update and Upcoming Events.
Congrats to Josh Harrington for getting the cover of Ride BMX, July 05 issue. Josh has been resting his knee up and also shooting a Vans Ad. Josh just got back from a road trip filming video parts with SCOTTY CRANMER and MIKE AITKEN. Scotty and Josh will be heading to Australia soon to film more parts. Scotty is busy riding with RYAN GUETTLER at this time. Tricks will go down this week. Ryan just got first place in dirt at the CFB in Oklahoma. He also got third in the park. Ryan was seen doing front flips on the dirt course and won best trick on park with a wall ride to flair. Next comp for Ryan is the Asian X Games in Seoul, Korea.
NBL Golden State National, Prunedale, California, USA. Round 5 of 8 Elite men championship series.
Day One, Saturday 21 May 2005
1 Robert De Wilde
2 Donny Robinson
3 Randy Stumpfhauser
4 Jarrett Kolich
5 Brandon Meadows
6 Jason Richardson
7 Mike Day
8 Nate Berkheimer
One more from the old box.
This BMX Action subscription ad shows some riders "getting rad". That's what it was called back in the day. With a camera around the riders pushed a bit harder to get on that HOT SHOT page. These bail photos showed up in the Subscription advertisement.
It would be cool if current publishers could still send a monthly magazine oversees for an extra $ 4,= USD. per year. Times have changed.
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Over twenty years ago Mongoose came out with a set of wheels that had rims that were 17% lighter. This weight saving was accomplished by drilling holes in between the spoke holes. Saving ounces on rolling weight is extra beneficial so the idea was a good one. With single wall rims it was even possible to use different colour ribbons to match the paint job of your ride.
Check that address. It lists a TELEX number!
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- Peter Geys (HARO Benelux) went back to the Ukraine and lived the life of a rock star being transported from show to show in a private jet. Peter will travel to the USA (not by private jet) to try to qualify for the Dew Action Sports Tour. With the way he has been riding lately we say he has a fair chance.
- Congratulations to Dave Mirra and his lady. They're getting married in November of this year.
I checked for the cover price on this magazine. It's 3 Euro 20. That's pretty cheap for 84 pages of full colour BMX coverage. Make sure you pick up a copy at the newsstands when you make it over for one of the German contests this summer.
What you get is a nice covershot of Alex Dropsy getting stylish over some doubles. Michael Steingraeber takes some great pics. One of them is the Contents spread. Flatland represent. Lots of regional news this time and a full events calendar. Reviews, an article on saving weight, the third generation of BMX riders, the Braun trailpeople report and a Ravage jam article. It doesn't stop here. If you still didn't make it in the magazine by now, here's some more chances: Bike Show report, photo gallery, Muenster scene report, XL series at Heerlen, Pariah in Berlin, Roadstar jam, product stuff, Verthaus report, commercial shoot in Barca, how-to's, letters, you get the picture, it's a full issue.
What would you do when you had millions in the bank and could do whatever you wanted to? Things like the Gumball 3000 rally come to mind.
After selling DC shoes to Quiksilver, Ken Block has been enjoying life even more. Block has picked up Rally driving (a nice choice to burn some $$) and has been in Europe all week as he entered the Gumball 3000 rally, a fancy car race for the rich and the famous. The Gumball race, which is being held on normal streets, started in London last Saturday and arrives in Monaco where the competitors will watch the F1 race from a boat this weekend.
"The Eagle Own" tour was the end of 3 road trips with the Twenty team. The first was "The Pirate tour", the second "El Paella tour" and now we just finished "the Eagle Own tour". This road trip, or vacation, was also to film for the first TWENTY.bmx-DVD; "The Damage is Done".
For this third road trip we decided to visit the south of Spain with cities like Gerona, Roses, Figueras and the south of Barcelona with Badalona which is a really nice place for street and maybe the last place where the cops aren't in action because in downtown Barcelona it has become really difficult to ride without cops around you after 5mn.
For the south of Spain part, Dimitri IVANOV, Jerome GAUTHIER and Alex DROPSY joined the trip. Alex Piechta was here for the photos and me to manage and film this exciting trip.
Here is what's going on:
Bcrossionale, this little likeable small film festival high up in the north of Germany, goes into the second round. To engage your motivation this summer to lay aside your BMX-Bike and put up your movie camera, we will give away cash-prizes and we will also produce a DVD from all your contributions, which we are going to sell at cost.