now going to happen on 3 May next. Put that one on your calendar right now. Another day of playing in the dirt with the boys. BMX is non stop, keeps us busy, keeps us sane. I'll see you around. Here's this week's BMX news for you:
-Ryan Nyquist is giving back to the sport by putting on a pro BMX event in San Jose. The $ 15,000 USD prize purse will attract riders from outside too. Looks like it's going to be a rhythm section of wooden ramps. Hit the FATBMX event Calendar for all info.
-Pulled it off again, daily FAT FAVORITES. This week on FATBMX:
Coming up are: Ryan Quinones, Peter Adams, Tom Forster, Owain Clegg, Brandon Dosch (need pics dude), Will Jackson and James Cox. At the end of the year these will form a good overview of what the pros like.
-You probably read about Alan Foster's bad crash at Sheep Hills. He hung up and did a scorpion style crash on his head. Broke some ribs and some vertebrea. He was operated upon this week and can move all limbs. He's swollen, hurting and stiff and wearing some braces for a while until he is back to his old self. Easier said than done. Get well Alan!
-The Helm Jam is definitely on. 3 May 2009 at the Helm Trails in Helmond. Little kids BMX race on the pump track (loose style) and a good session on the bigger jumps right next to the mini track. Some prizes will be handed out between 3-4 during the session when things count. The trails are open weekdays from 17:00hr - 19:00hr but leading up to the jam someone will be there probably all of the time. To make sure that is the case, call Mike: +31.612661027.
-Mike Spinner has been on a Euro trip. From London to Paris with the Nike crew. He mentioned that a new bike deal is in the works.
DJ is a big help again this week with the news. Here's his contribution:
OK what do I have this week? Harry Main is back in the UK after an extended stay in the USA where he got himself a very respectable 7th place at the HoMo Pro contest, hung out with the happy campers @ Woodward & stayed in Greenville shredding with the big dogs. Harry will be back in the USA soon to try his luck on the Jew Tour & try & bag an X-Gaymes spot.
Haro's BMX brand manager Tony D has parted ways with the company after several years there... what for Haro now? After the departure of Ronnie Remo from UnKnown Bike Co due to fact that the company would not give him what he needed to help the team riders now star rider Mark Webb has officially quit UnKown as well. Mark called me to say & said the following: "I've quit UnKnown Bike Co. because they haven't paid me for months & the owner is a dinlow!" For those of you not from Southsea the word Dinlow is local slang for a stronger term rhyming with Anchor. It should be noted that the "owner" is not Darren Block, he is the designer & brains behind the operation as such. Darren is a nice guy with a lot of great ideas & is for the riders but he has also left the company after he too realised the owner was indeed a "Dinlow"!! Bizarre.
Liverpool's Zack Williams is on Hoffman Bikes. Old news but Dave Mirra is now riding brakeless.. now I've heard a lot of people bitching about this on various forums where people generally hate everything but picture Dave doing 8ft whip flairs & think how bonkers that is brakeless! How good will it be at X-Gaymes Mega Ramp this year!??
Chris "The Wolf" Job got married last weekend & is currently honeymooning it in Barcelona with his new bride Gaynor. For those of you who arent familiar with Chris he's the extremely hairy ginger guy losing his marbles at every Cologne contest! Speaking of Cologne, I hear the HoMo Pro winner Josh Perry is planning on making the trip over to ride this years Worlds contest @ the Judgenpark along with the full Rockstar US Pro team! This years Worlds is the first since Prague 2005 & is also the 25th Anniversary of BMX events at the venue so expect some real treats this year! Keep a check on www.bmxworlds.de for all the latest info.
Zach Shaw slid out on the huge Vert ramp at Corby & dislocated his shoulder. This leaves him much more time to find a logic board & fix my ibook before he fixes Remo's old G4 too! Sam "I know Bart from fatbmx" Wise has been working on a Mike Miller video which is due to "drop" at the end of the month. Mr Lowcash Frank LuKas sent me a text message with this: "Deepbmx camera got stolen in Monaco. Not only that but the beer is 12 euro's there, it sucks. Let the rich cu*ts break their ankles with their fucking high heels!" Nice touch Franky!
Scott Hamlin has moved from the party capital of England, Weston-Super-Bare down to Basingstoke & is living with BSD team rider Sean Laferty. He has also made moves in the career world by leaving his job at Halfords & is now a DEPUTY MANAGER at a shop called Past Times! Peep Hamlin at this years FISE event, he'll amuse you.
Right I'm off to Duisburg, Germany to meet up with Bart & Paul, eat some BBQ, drink some booze & watch some BMX @ the T-Mobile Extreme Dirt Session which you can check out live on freecaster.tv With Guettler, Canina, Bohan, Nyquist etc all on the list it's going to be a good event. But before I go check this link to an ebay auction for a BMX in Australia, damn Aussies are good at everything! EBAY!
-Someone's proud on owning original HARO art from 1977. Check this one out.
-South African's good guy Lloyd Ramsay did a Nick Valencia interview for FATBMX which turned out nice. Thanks Lloyd!
-FISE Experience first stop results in Auron, France. Overall PRO BMX winner of the series gets a brand new Fiat car!
1 - Alessandro BARBERO
2 - Justin FOUQUE
3 - Fabien FRANCOIS
4 - Jean-Baptiste PEYTAVIE
5 - Simone BARACO
6 - Georgy DOREMUS
7 - Barry KHONE
-The ASA Action Sports World Tour debuts in Minneapolis next weekend, Saturday, April 25th, at Target Center. It's the first time that the world's top X Games Pros have ever competed in Minneapolis. FATBMX is looking for a person who wants to do a report for the FATBMX site. Text/Results/Pics. We can get you the media pass. Contact us if you are going anyway and you fancy getting your report on te site.
-Paul de Jong and Christian Hundertmark are new additions to the Club Old Boy website.
-Pro results Ninja Spin, Monaco. That's where a beer costs 12 Euros and people steal video cameras:
1st Matthias Dandois
2nd Adam Kun
3rd Justin Miller
4th Martti Kuoppa
5th Terry Adams
6th Viki Gomez
7th Matt Wilhelm
-AllRide BMX Distribution's first full-length team video "Bro Cam" is now available and can be picked up FOR FREE at every AllRide dealer. "Bro Cam" features the whole AllRide team and has full sections of Max Gaertig, Robert Kroening, Benno Hankowetz, Thomas Stellwag, Patrick Gross and Tobias Tilgner.
-Elite men BMX race results TC Luijksgestel, NL:
1 JELLE van GORKOM
2 MARTIJN SCHERPEN
3 RAYMON van der BIEZEN
4 JORDY van der HEIJDEN
5 SANDER BISSELING
6 ROB van den WILDENBERG
7 IVO van der PUTTEN
-"S&M/FIT is looking for a bright, motivated and capable person to work the phones in Santa Ana California. Applicants must be high school graduates with as much bicycle and computer experience as possible, and live in Southern California. It is not necessary to ride an S&M or FIT to apply for this job. Job perks include a desk, phone, and paycheck. Please do not apply if you're incapable of communicating verbally with strangers, or get emotional about 4 piece handlebars or tight pants." Contact the Maddog at S&M/FIT for more info.
-Elite Men results Sunday 12 April NBL Easter Classic Florida
1 Maris Strombergs
2 Kyle Bennett
3 Carlos Oquendo
4 Augusto Castro
5 Barry Nobles
6 Randy Stumpfhauser
7 Robert de Wilde
-Elite Men results 11 April, NBL Easter Classic
1 Maris Strombergs
2 Kyle Bennett
3 Barry Nobles
4 Carlos Oquendo
5 Robert De Wilde
6 Randy Stumpfhauser
7 Augusto Castro
-Did you check the bike checks with Rob Darden, Francisco CoCo Zurita and Ryan Guettler this week? Hit the Reviews button. They're filed under there.
-Upcoming BMX events:
2009/04/19 - Dirt Session Extreme Playgrounds
2009/04/25 - ASA World Tour
2009/05/01 - 20" Trophy
2009/05/03 - Helm Trails Jam
2009/05/08 - Vans Wheels of Rock
2009/05/08 - BIKE DAYS - THE BICYCLE FESTIVAL
2009/05/15 - 20" Trophy
2009/05/20 - FISE 2009
2009/05/21 - New Bikers Pact Jam
2009/05/29 - Warriors of Wood
2009/06/05 - adidas eyewear - Austrian King of Dirt
2009/06/06 - Vans Let It Ride
2009/06/20 - REVOLCON BMX ROUND 2
2009/06/26 - Dew Tour event 1, Chicago
2009/07/10 - IBMXFF World Championships
2009/07/10 - Nass 2009
2009/07/18 - BMX Playtime Hasselt
2009/07/24 - HARBORSHRED
2009/07/24 - BIG in BAVARIA
2009/07/25 - Rushden Bmx Jam 09, Rushden, Northants, UK
You can submit your BMX event to the FATBMX event schedule. Go hit the Event Schedule button in the left column and follow the steps. It helps promote your event at zero costs.
-Talking about the weather is tough, especially when people live all over the place. This last week has been more than decent over here (Netherlands) but I've heard people complain for the shite weather. One rider who deserves to complain is Alejandro Caro over in Colombia. Check out the photo of these trails! They're 20 meters from a river but it rained so much that you could go lakejumping on the actual dirt spot. It will be back to work as soon as the water has disappeared. Digging trails, the endless job. Beats going to the gym though. Same result, but better.
-The Vans Let It Ride comp will take place in Kortrijk on 6 - 6 - 2009. Limited entries are available for this €10,000.= comp. To make sure you get a spot, qualify at this pre-event brought to you by Crank BMX.
-Anthony Sewell RIP
-Rick Thorne has a new signature shoe out at Vans. Uhh, we mean Draven. Want to Join Rick's Monster Army?
-Yesterday the American Nike 6.0 crew together with some European riders cruised the city of Paris for upcoming features in DIG and some other mags. Just cruising you know.
-United have gone Australia. Check their website for updates from the road. New video in the works.
-We had heard about this photo for a long time but when I ran into it I still had to laugh. It's Brian Blyther in his cop uniform riding a skateboard-only park next to his station in Montclair, California. Brian got in big trouble because of it and we don't want to stir things up here but the photo was too good to pass up.
-New Harry Main web video is online now. Amazing.
Sounds like BMX is continuing like there's nothing wrong. Crisis? What's that? What more do you need than a waterbottle, a bike, a parking lot/local ramp/bank or a shovel to be happy? Enjoy the day, ride BMX.
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