At the end of 1989 we got a little dirt spot in our home town of Aarle-Rixtel, NL. We decided to add another FATJAM to the schedule early in the year to open up the outdoor season. It was later dubbed the Mini FATJAM, a smaller version of the summer edition. This past Saturday the Mini FATJAM took place for the 29th time! One can say that the local council got their money's worth on dropping some truckloads of dirt at the Valkendijk. Once again the Sugar Hills locals did the digging and final preparation of the trails for the big day. With loads of rain last week, it was great to work on the sandy trails and when Saturday came around, it was a sunny day. Not only riders came out, but also the locals with their Bavaria's and even the AAA (Aarlese A-sociale Amerikanen club) did a drive by with their American cars.
The E-Moves festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands once again brought BMX fans together for the second edition of the 040 Invitational Spine Ramp contest. The 040 BMX crew set up a new version of the massive miniramp in the middle of the city for the invited riders to shine. 12 riders made it to the final where Kostya Andreev meant business with back to back tricks including 3-whips to tuck over the spine and flairs to tuck no-hander. James Jones from the UK was ripping and did many variations over the spine to get second place. Belgian Kenneth Tancré rode well to get the last spot on the podium in Eindhoven with third place.