Rick Thorne doesn't slow down. Ever. Here's a few updates of the crazy BMX bandit: Ha! Warped Tour Video and Hot Import Nights coverage, Interviewed 4 Motor City Sports and Octane TV durin' Hot Import Nights 4 Boost Mobile............plus check tha NEW Boost Mobile Ad, can U guess who's all N this photo?.................sheeattt's hot bro!
The first edition of the HIT THE TARGET contest will take place in Italy on Saturday September 15th. Spread the word. -Date: 15 september -Location: Soncino - Cremona event: hit the target bmx best trick contest -Price money : 300 euro and tons of materials and clothing -Inscription: 5 euro with energy drink and insurance for all event. -Open park: 14:00
Huge Dirt Jump Contest In Brazil last weekend, pretty nice trails, 3 ramps ,starting with a gap drop giving a 60 KmH speed, first double about 2.90m high with a 7,70 meter distance to the 3,50m landing. "This is the formula to get good velocity to other 2 ramps", said by Eduardo Villar ( Rockets BMX ) the guy responsable to build those. All the dirt riders enjoyed at the first time view, the constest was opened 2 days before to warm-up and all BMXers could abserve the envorinment and the place, this is my main idea; have a nice time, not the usually contest competittion stress. Everyone could feel at home there, wich was the key for this big dirt jump event and best tricks shown in Brazil ever.
Very young dirt riders show up different style and push up all the level and encrease the pontential of all those who went to easily win the prize, the 3 judges Andre Ribeiro (DreamBMX), Fabio Navarro (AranhaBMX) and Fabiano Gigante( Rockets BMX) were perfect and very well since the classify to the finals.
The dust has settled, the sunburn has gone, the injuries are healing, the hangovers are just a memory but what great memories we all have of the 2007 TWOAND8 Worcester Stephen Murray Jam. This year was a very special one as all proceeds from the jam went to our good friend Stephen Murray and his family. We raised over £10,000 and would like to say a big thanks to everyone who made the effort to come to the jam to ride, hangout, eat, sunbathe, party or draw blood. The whole weekend had a very relaxed and laid back vibe (as TWOAND8 jams do) due to the lack of a strict schedule and Redbull providing tunes all weekend.
Looking back over the years, here is a journal entry that stands out and also my comments looking back now. Hoffman Contest- Hoffman Estates, IL -The Stolen Cop Car November 11th, 1994
Actual Journal Entry: We went to the park & watched flatland & mini ramp all day. At night, we all drank at the hotel & then went to a bar called “Durty Nelly’s.” It was packed. Later we started moshin’ and steam rolling on the dance floor & acting silly. Some people got kicked out. Then when we were leaving, a bouncer wouldn’t let a guy go. So me and some others were pulling on the guy & punching the bouncer. Then the cops ran up and a Canadian BMX guy jumped in the cop’s car and started rev’in it up. Then he put it in gear and took of with a cop hangin on to the back of it. The cop tried to hang on, but flew off! We all saw it and ran to our cars & jumped in. Reuben Castillo & I jumped in the trunk & Mirra drove a bunch of us back. We got back to our hotel & talked about the craziness that we witnessed. That Canadain guy got arrested.
While filming of the Megatour 7 is going on at the moment with teams riding all over Europe, we have the Megatour 6 review here on FATBMX. The concept in short: 6 teams meet up, film a bit and then they take off to do their own thing. Each team has a couple of video guys and a photographer in their van/RV and they're out to collect the best footage they can with the riders they've got on board. They're free to go wherever they want and if the team wants to go ride in the middle of the night in the ghetto, they can do so.
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Black Nationals Nationals this past weekend, August 31 - September 2, in Reno, NV. The summer Reno is always one the top races of the year for the fans. Being an indoor event the climate was great, the Factory Team areas were packed, and the track was great and smooth as glass! The racing at the Black Jack was awesome to say the least.
The BMX family is growing. BMX babies are born all over to secure the future of BMX. Sometimes however we have to say goodbye to one of our BMX family members in the name of Pepi Winder. Pepi was big time in the mid-eighties in the UK making appearances on national TV (BMX Beat) and making covers of magazines. Paul and I did shows with him at Slagharen once when we were on the same team (Vincent Frames). Pepi didn't leave the BMX family and was still riding a lot till the day we had to say goodbye.
The inaugural X Games Mexico Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink concluded today in Mexico City as 14,038 screaming fans welcomed a world-class, international field of gravity defying athletes. The three-day event showcased some of the world's best action sport athletes from 12 countries and three continents, competing in BMX Freestyle Street, Skateboard Street and Moto X Best Trick at the Palacio de los Deportes.
Flatland riders have been considered strange individuals. They've got their own character, do things their own way and have passion. It was time for Alain Massabova to get their thoughts together in a book. He asked the top flatland riders to write down why they are practicing for hours every day to learn that one trick. The 188 page book is in French and English (translated either direction) and has tons of great photos.
The list of riders for this book includes: Bobby Carter (USA), Chase Gouin (Canada), Effraim Catlow (UK), Hiroya Morisaki (Japan), Alex Jumelin (France), Jesse Puente (USA), Luis Elías (Costa Rica), Marcelo Lima (Brazil), Matthias Dandois (France), Bram Verhallen (The Netherland), Michiel Verberg (The Netherland), Mike Steingraber (Germany), Nathan Penonzek (World), Scott O'Brien (USA), Chad Johnston (USA), Sean Lai (Singapore), Simon O'Brien (Australia), Erik Otto (USA), Alexis Desolneux (France), Steve