The Revolcon contest is happening in Guadelajara Tobias Wicke and Senda Grosic are in town and riders are arriving from all over Mexico to enter the contest. Today Tobi and Senad will ride at a University (which has 2000 girls) to promote the event. Expect some coverage on FATBMX soon after the contest is over.
-We are stoked to publish a story about the POW house that Chris Moeller wrote in 1994. It had never been published but for people who have ever visited the BMX house in Westminster it is a must read. We split the story in a couple of episodes and the first part is already up. Alex Leech over in the UK visited the house too and sent over some great pics to go with part two of the POW story. "You sit on the photos for 14 years and they finally are getting used." said Alex. Damn right.
-Tribute to Evel Knievel. The pics say it all. NOT SCARED!
-Mike Spinner has been flying all over the place. The good thing about riders spending time at the airports or onthe planes is that they have time to fill in the answers for an interview or a bike check. Mike's interview is only a few hours fresh. Don't touch the screen, the ink might still be wet.
-We've been sitting on those FAT-'zines for over 20 years and they're finally making it on the web. Issue 00 is online and tomorrow you can read issue 01 of FAT-'zine.
-An inside look on what it's like to work in the BMX industry was given by Dean Hearne in his FATBMX Bizznizz interview. Dean is a busy cat and by reading his interview you can see why.
-Sponsor news this week:
- Lino Gonzales, Jesse Williams, and Jeff Klugiewicz on Triko clothing
- Tim "Wolfman" Harvey is on Macneil
- Mike Spinner on Maxxis tires
- Wolfman on Fremont
- Dane Wild, John Ludwick, Mulville, Chad de Groot on Versa
- Wolfman on Lotek
- Sean Burns on Duffs
- Alex "Give D!" Bermudez brand manager The Take
- Mike Hoder off Sunday bikes
- Mick Bayzand and Liam Fahy Hampton on Profile
-Arthur Dietrich had enough of the shitty weather and went to Woodward. He's enjoying life there.
-We received injury updates from both Stephen Murray and Mike Vincent. Both are working hard to make progress. Encourage them. The post about Stephen Murray turned out to be FATBMX blog number 4130! Well fitting.
-The people behind wethepeople and the People's store in Cologne, Germany have started a distribution company. They will distribute the following brands: Below footwear, Attila, Pegleg and [sic]media. Traffic-distribution
-We saw spy photos of a new flatland frame made in Germany. More on that when the time is right.
-We decided to bring you some more bike checks:
- Chase Hawk
- Harry Main
- Paulo Charaba
-Carhartt is doing some cool things with their team. They tell one of their riders to invite 3-5 guys of the team to his hometown to show them around. They can ride the spots together, go out together, etc. First guy on the team to invite a few guys was Perico. He lives in Malaga, Spain. Home of Ruben Alcantara, Javier Ortega and a lot of other talented riders like Perico himself. Arthur Dietrich, Paddy Gross and Stefan Lantschner visited Perico and had a good time. Read about it here.
-The IBMXFF worlds might not be taking place in Prague this year after all as the park that is being built won't be finished in time. We'll keep you posted on further developments.
-Maxime Charveron won the first round of the FISE experience last weekend in Gregam, France. Here's what the 17 year old had to say about it. Overall series winner receives that FIAT SUV, remember?
-Maris Strombergs was the big winner of Round 7&8 of the European BMX Championship series.
European round 8 Douai, France 24-02-08
Results Elite men:
1. Maris Strombergs LAT
2. Roy van den Berg NED
3. Arturs Matisons LAT
4. Ivo Lakucs LAT
5. Thomas Hamon FRA
6. Thomas Allier FRA
7. Pablo Gutierrez FRA
8. Sifiso Nhlapo RSA
Results Elite men Saturday 23 February 2008:
1. Maris Strombergs LAT
2. Pablo Gutierrez FRA
3. Thomas Hamon FRA
4. Ivo Lakucs LAT
5. Sifiso Nhlapo RSA
6. Frank Heijne NED
7. Jeremy Chaffot FRA
8. Romain Saladini FRA
-Fancy an indoor session on Saturday night? WhoZnext in Veldhoven is inviting everyone. Starts at 6pm, goes till 10pm. INFO.
- Jurjen Semeijn started a company. It is called Make Believe and will be a creative agency specialized in, but not limited to, real life interaction and the creation of brand experience. You can check out the awesome new website at www.wearemakebelieve.com
- From DJ: My job is going to kill me!! BMX has been pretty much non excistent over the past week or so pretty much nothing to tell dude....
Karting was cool though, Ben Wallace won with Zach Shaw 2nd & Shaun Chip 3rd! Wallace was a champion karter before BMX, won 2 or 3 championships & only ever lost 1 race & that was due to engine failure!
And that's it for FAT Friday number 9. A week in BMX. If BMX stops right here we won't have anything to report about next week. That won't happen. You know it. Enjoy the weekend. See you next week.