Round two of the Soul Cycle XL series went down last weekend and good times were in effect. Barry Kohne and Dwayne BMXigan Verkade were at it again. Here’s a little round up of everything you missed out on.
Since Zaandam is not located anywhere near the German and Belgian border, less foreign riders showed up. Considering this, it was great to see riders such as Markus Wilke, Paddy Gross, Sergei Geyer, little ripper Bruno Hoffman and of course Hannu Cools make the trip to the old Bruynzeel factory. Also good to see Vladdie de Koning representing NBR/ Zeeland. Dutch riders were in effect as well, even though a lot were hurt. Barry is still healing up after his handplant gone bad in Heerlen, along with a few others.
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The psykopath pro race team has been on the road. Spring break in Florida was a big success for the pro race team.Augusto Castro was seen making the mains both in the elite class and open pro, Damien Lopez was also hard at work representing psykopath with main event finishes both weekends, our newest rookie pro Sergio Salazar was also making mains both in class and pro cruiser, also the legendary Terry Tenette was seen at Tampa in the elite masters class and almost had the first place win on Sunday but had to settle for second at the line.
This is what you can find in the May Issue of BMX Plus! magazine:Events: NBL Christmas Classic, Boom Boom Huck Jam, ABA Silver Dollar Nats,
Features: Nostalgia, On The Move-Learn How The Smith Grind, Trash Talk, Faces-Cheeve, Junior Thumper, Threads, Inside The Pros Bikes-Brian Terrada and Ryan O'Conell, Norcal Explosion, Moving Pictures, Product Probe
Bikes: Diamondback Orion, DK Signal
Now if they would put us back on the mailing list we could get into some more detail.
FATBMX Believe it, or not!? Here's just some random BMX news that we came across. Browse through it and feel the power.
-At the beginning of the year Ryan Nyquist was spotted with Adio shoes on. It wasn't that he was completely off adidas but the three stripe brand had not made up their mind yet. They now have and Ryan is back on board. After Split dropped their US team, Ryan seems to have found a clothing sponsor in Hurley.
-Mike Emde and Andy Zeiss are working on the Rebel Jam, a contest to be held at the Mellow park in Berlin with a hefty prize money budget. Stay tuned.
Premium Product's Josh Harrington actually rode the Metro jam finals with a messed up knee. The victory released the pain for a bit but it came back unwanted. Here's the 411:
Josh Harrington: "I tore my pcl, strained my mcl, acl and something else I cant remember according to the MRI that I had to wait 8 days to get results on. I do not need surgery which makes me very happy. The doctor said I was super close to tearing more ligaments which would send me straight under a big knife! I got lucky. I had to get the fluid
HARO UK tour Day 3
Liverpool - Burnley - Coventry
It was a rough night and we had a hard time getting up to leave. We ended up having breakfast at a Burger King on the road. Because it was 2pm we had a choice of either a whopper or a spicy chicken burger. Nice. We arrived at Interact skatepark an hour after that. Instead of hopping on the bike and run out of steam before the 6pm session, we decided to chill and play some frisbee, football and baseball in the parking lot.
Seeing BMX and BMX freestyle develop in the early years must have been fun. It was so new that something exciting was happening every week. Discovering the people who were actually doing new moves was a challenge. People from different areas were developing on their own without knowing what was going on 50 miles down the road. With maybe only a telephone to communicate with (no cell phones and no e-mail to communicate with in the late-'70-s/early eighties) it was hard to track people down for a photo shoot.