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......
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.
Bas de Bever has taken on a job at the Dutch cycling federation (KNWU) to coach the Dutch BMX and MTB riders. Bas is simply the most experienced BMX/MTB rider that Holland has to offer so the match is a good one. We asked De Bever a few questions about his new position.What does your job description say with the KNWU?
Trainer/Coach of the Dutch national BMX / 4X and DH team.
Are you stoked to have a BMX related job?
I really am stoked, looks like I’ve come full circle with this â€œjobâ€?
Mark Vos is one of the New Breed Riders of Zeeland, The Netherlands. He asked me to not blow up this interview so I'll stop here.Hometown, age, years you've been riding, sponsors, give it to us baby!
At the moment I live in 's-Gravenpolder, a small village, the most exiting street obstacle is a 2-stair, and a flat-rail. that’s where I grew up. I'm 20 years old, almost 21. I’ve been doing wheelies since I was 10 years, but the real bmx thing came trough at age 14. So that’s over six years already. And when ED my all-time riding buddy, had his first car we were going to other places and all of a sudden we saw skateparks, other street, and it evolved from there.
Regarding sponsors, Oxbow gives me free clothes, and Soulcycle gives me free Orchid shoes. Though I consider you guys Bart and Paul to be homies too, cause Paul hooked me up on Vans and Eastpak before I was getting flow from Orchid. My friends sponsor me I guess. Half of my bike I got it from friends.
Name: Jason Lunn now Lunstone (changed my name when I married what turned out to be hardcore feminist called Ms N Grimstone who suggested we merged names, but she couldn’t lose the grim from her personality so we parted it’s a long story though)
Age: 33 dob 20 04 71
Hometown: Epsom Surrey England
Occupation: Partner in a Design and Media Company called Chilled Heat www.chilledheat.com
Travis is a likeable guy. I don’t think he has many enemies. He looks at life from the bright side and is enjoying the ride at the moment traveling around with his BMX bike knowing that in years to come it might not be the same. Travis was invited for the RedBull Circle Of Balance contest in Oberhausen where we caught up with him. He just came off a pro flatland win in Birmingham England at the BIKE 04 event. The money won there will help him on his 3 month stay in Europe before he’s going to Melbourne, Australia to stay there with his lady for another three months. BMX for Travis is not about the big bucks. Meeting people, hanging out with friends and discover new places is more like it for the Canadian. More on Travis right here:
BMX Freestyle isn't just a boys game. More and more ladies hop onto the bike and enjoy themselves. One of the better known female riders is Cory Coffey. She even has ads in the magazines and yes, it's the girl that does flips. FATBMX had a few words with the girl role model. Let's hope for a bigger girl involvement at the parks in the future.
1) Name, age, hometown, sponsors all that stuff.
Miss Cory Coffey
22 years old
Ojai, California, United States
Specialized, Fox, Vans, Odi, Utopia Optics
In the sleepy towns around the middle of south England, old folklore tells of a strange figure with wild hair, an impressive temper and whenever he is spotted he is usually astride a metallic beast, which is small but well controlled by the man. His legendary status has been confirmed as he was first sighted in the late eighties mastering the same type of metal beast in areas away from the prying eyes of the general public, and even in those days his temper was feared and his skills highly regarded.
Today if you walk around Bridport at night time and happen upon an industrial estate you might be lucky enough to hear the shrill cry of â€œFFFUUUUUCCCKKâ€? followed by a chilling boom of metal landing with force on wood.
Karl from the UK left a message in our FATBMX guestbook and asked for an interview with Garrett. We automatically assumed he meant Garrett Byrnes. We try to satisfy our visitors and got to work. We've tried to do a Cory Coffey before but she never got back to us. We didn't know how well Garrett is with computers but we were in luck as the T1 guys told us that Garrett had just made it to Austin to hang out. With a little bit of pressure from his sponsor (not likely), Garrett sent back the answers to the questions in a matter of days.
Karl, this one's for you.