In search of...........
Word on the street was that he did not want to have anything to do with BMX any more. Rumour was that he packed his bags and became a biker. After 15 years of wondering where he was, some people thought they'd seen him at the ABA Grands a few months ago. But he looked so different. Was it really him?
We're not going to give up the name just yet but the lady's T-shirt should give you a hint. Photo by Bruce Ritter.
For the first time in BMX history the Freestyle world championships will take place in Prague, Czech Republic.
The date for the event is 1-5 June 2005. Maybe this means you have to skip school or ask your boss for an early summer vacation but make sure you get there.
The [url=www.bmxworlds05.com]official World's website[/url] is still in the works but already has some info listed.
Etnies Team manager John Povah has many skills. He designed a new stem and let the Coalition crew use it. Instead of calling it the suggested "Olson Twins" stem, it will be on the shop shelves under the Povah-stem name.
150 of them are already made. The stem weighs under 11 Oz. and the logo is etched on each side. It comes with headset spacers, a gyro plate and instructions. If you want to know more about the Povah stem, get to www.coaltionbmx.com
Our BMX boy Spike Jonze made it to Hollywood. When he married Sofia Ford Coppola (Daughter of Francis) we all thought he'd be "set for life". It was good to see a BMX photographer make it to the big time.
Spike started off shooting for BMX Action, Freestylin' and Go and continued with work such as Homeboy mag and Dirt. When Spike picked up a video camera he seems to be talented in that field as well. Many skate and music videos followed and also some popular commercials. After that it was up to the movie screens as an actor and movie director, just like Sophia.
After 5 years of marriage, the couple have separated. Spike, if you need to go back to your roots for a bit, we could use some pics here at FATBMX.
DK LAUNCHES ALL NEW WEBSITE: DKBICYCLES.COM
FRANKLIN, OHIO â€” DK Bicycles is pleased to announce the launch of an all new website â€” www.dkbicycles.com. The new site focuses on the DK product line and DK team. The complete redesign includes new photos of all DK bikes, components, and accessories. Each product shot includes far more detail than DK’s previous site. The result is an excellent resource for bike shops to help sell everything DK.
The DK Team is also featured on the new site. DK’s 2005 roster includes Chris Doyle, Nathan Fons, Brian Kachinsky, Robbie Miranda, Quinn Semling, Jason Jewell, and Colin Winkelmann. Each rider page
Dew Action Sports Tour Announces Qualification Criteria For Inaugural 2005 Season
Dave Mirra, Jamie Bestwick, Chad Kagy, Ryan Nyquist and TJ Lavin Among Pre-Qualified Tour Athletes
NEW YORK - February 17, 2005 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, has released its qualification criteria and pre-qualified athletes. The announcement was made today by Wade Martin, General Manager, Dew Action Sports Tour.
The 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour will feature competitions in BMX Dirt, Park and Vert. Athletes may qualify for the Panasonic Open and Right Guard Open, the Tour's first two events, in one of four ways:
Come and ride in Brooklyn, the Netherlands!
Sytse Winkel and Hoite Polkamp are organizing a flatland jam in an old Albert Heijn facility in Breukelen ("Brooklyn"). The building will be taken down soon that's why there's this rush to get together and ride.
Rendez vous: Breukelen (Brooklyn) train station, February 20, at 13 o'clock. From there we'll take ya'll to the spot, a perfectly flat indoor floor, with good beats to go with it. The place is open till 24 o'clock.
If you want to know what is going on at the HARO camp, keep reading. Here's the February HARO news flash for you:
- Ben Shenker is going to a freestyle contest in Zagreb, Croatia at the end of the month. It's called Bike Fight 05. I hope he read the information well.......
- The people at Moore Large in the UK are sponsoring a BMX specific ramp park in Liverpool called Ruff riders. Ramps are done up in HARO and Premium logo's. It will be one of the stops of the HARO UK tour that starts on 29 March in Leeds at "The Works" skatepark, goes to Liverpool on the 30th, then goes to Burnley for a session at the "Interact" skate park followed by a presence at the Bike Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On board will be: Ryan Nyquist (USA), Josh Harrington (USA), Stefan Geisler (Germany), Ben Shenker (Hungary), Anthony Pill (UK), Senad Grosic (Austria), Ben Manuel (UK), Ben Hennon (UK) and possibly Jamie Gray (Australia).
Zach Shaw (UK) left the wethepeople company three weeks ago and is now enjoying the freedom to ride any frame and any part he wants. How long it will be before an other company picks up the vert riders is the question.
In Zach Shaw related news: "I got Married on October the 2nd last year and have been decorating NON stop since we moved into our new house (which is only 5 miles from Stansted airport) ready for the arrival of our baby which should be in the next 8 weeks!"
Another BMX dad coming up. Congratulations and good luck.
The people at FELT have been working on getting their rider line up for 2005 ready. As of right now it looks like they're having team riders in 9 different countries. The riders with the 3 asterisks are the members of the FELT Global team.Germany
Matti RÃ¶se ***
Olaf Stehen (Race)