For some it was a rocky road at Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2019 UCI BMX SX World Cup in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In racing it cannot always go your way as a.o. Federico Villegas and Exequiel Torres found out just two weeks before their home race in Argentina. Friday evening’s race was delayed by some fierce weather but it cleared up in time for the racing to take place under the lights of one of the best BMX facilities on the planet. The permanent grandstands, offices, brick toilets, parking and a track with a brilliant surface all came in handy when mother nature teases you. The asphalt turns stayed in good condition and the racing was top notch.
National races don’t always have the same number of entries in the Elite class as at the UCI World Cup races. With Olympic qualifying points up for grabs 60 Women entered the race on Friday where 113 Elite Men were battling for a spot on the podium at the end of the night.
Especially in the Women class the standings in the overall ranking were close going into round 7. USA’s Alise Willoughby was going to use home advantage in Rock Hill, a track that she won the 2017 Elite Women World title on but of course Laura Smulders (NED) wasn’t just going to give the red leader plate to her. Laura had come back from a crash at a race in China and did not have an idea how good she would do against the fastest BMX ladies on the planet. Mariana Pajon (COL) made the final as well as Judy Baauw (NED), third in the standings, Saya Sakakibara (AUS), Natalia Afremova (RUS), and
Earlier this Summer, trey Jones set off for the Northeast to rip some trails, ride the lost bowl, and even session Bam Margera's house. Go along for the ride and see what Trey gets into on his quick Sumer Vacation to the Northeast.
Today we went to BMX night at 4Motion Skatepark in Darlington, I managed to get a trick I recently landed on resi and Adam had a good go at getting the foot jam! I know he can get it so stay tuned for the next vlog we film there, he's gonna give it another shot.
NO PEGS, NO TITLE - TWAN VAN WIJK. "Pegless street video part filled with sprocket stalls and pedal slides filmed this summer in The Netherlands and Belgium. All the B-roll is shot with some random glitchy old camera I found in my house. Been sitting on this part for a while because i couldn't find a title so i decided to call it "No Pegs, No Title."
Stoned Street boys, Martti Lainevool, Joona Peijari, Ragner Trepp & Sven Lepasaar made a 3-day trip up north to Finland to film for their DVD and to just have a blast with all the locals. TURKU, HELSINKI and anything inbetween, the boys murdered every spot in their way.
Woodward West was kind enough to offer us another week at camp, so we managed to round everyone up for our annual family reunion. We did a lot of bike riding and spent almost as much time in the gym hurting ourselves on trampolines. We also formed a band and played Free Bird for the talent show. Huge thank you to Jake Kinney and Dustin Orem for making this all happen and for all the campers for hanging out and riding with us.