The Padded Cell road trip went down last week. We worked our way from London to Glasgow and a nine-day tour. Stopping at as many spots as we could along the way. Highlights included: - Riding a drained 120 year old reservoir. - What could well be the strangest skatepark in the world in the ghettos of Manchester? - Sleeping in hedge when we couldn’t find a hotel. - A mini ramp in a pub beer garden. - The whole crew taking to the track for some BMX racing action.
The Nora Cup award show this year was amazing. The Joint at the HardRock cafe turned into a BMX frenzy with everyone waiting to see what rider deserved that big Number One Rider Award (NORA) cup. Of course the cup went to Canadian Jason Enns. Jason has been ripping it up in his local park and even hops on a plane these days if he really has to. He loves his dogs and his lady and takes them out every day over there in Vancouver. Jason never misses a party so all party animals were behind the Volume rider who is finishing up his filming for the next Volume video. In the photo you see that Jason gets the full approval from Corey Bohan (left) and Biz Jordan (right).
Man, we've got Pin-Up material for the next few months since we just spent a few days over in Sin City. Pro riders (even the Failure riders) just have to say they're pro and the ladies line up for a pose. This rider just moved back to Vegas from Portland and here's a reason why...........
As of the end of November I will no longer be riding for Macneil bikes. Due to financial issues Macneil had to make a few cutbacks and I happen to be one of them, Tony Mortenson was another.
Everything with Jay Miron and I is as cool as the day he first asked me to ride for Macneil nearly 6 years ago. I wish Jay, Macneil, and all the boys at Ten Pack the best and had a great time working with them all. Even Alistair!
I'm already working out details with a possible new bike sponsor so hopefully I'll have some more news for you very soon. Dave Freimuth
Pro street: 1 Björn Mager 30 2 Sergej Geier 29 3 Derrick Girard 28 4 Thorsten Kurth 27 5 Mark König 26 6 Björn Heyer 25 7 Barry Kohne 24 8 Timm Wiegmann 23 9 Max Herbolzheimer 22 10 Daniel Wedemeier 21 11 Sprosse 20 12 Rene Kade 19 13 Mark Vos 18 14 Bas Brouwer 17 15 Marcus Wallborn 16 16 Lucky Wolter 15
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Badders hooked us up with a pair of the new Ryan Guettler VANS shoes. We put them through the test for you and can say that they felt comfy right from the start. The waffle sole did its job keeping the soles to the pedals and the little vent holes were a huge help in the after summer heat wave. They really did work as the breeze entered the shoe and the heat flowed to the outside. If Ryan Guettler signed off on these shoes you must be sure that they work for BMX.
September 2006 Kent, WA: SEATTLE BIKE SUPPLY and AXO SPORT have just teamed up, with SBS signing-on as the exclusive U.S. distributor for all AXO cycling products. Starting in time for the holiday season, SBS will begin providing IBD’s with some of the finest, best-fitting cycling gear in the business. From jerseys to shoes, pants to gloves, dealers will have four satellite warehouses to receive product from quickly.“Our mission is to develop and manufacture the industry’s finest apparel, footwear and accessories for both motorsport and cycling, and for every skill level of riding -- from beginner to champion,” AXO CFO Nicola Serragiotto said. “AXO products have long been distinguished for design, innovation and distinctiveness amongst our competitors. And Seattle Bike Supply comes to us with a distinguished reputation in the bike business,” said Alessandra Zago, president of AXO. ”We are thrilled to have AXO added to our product offering,” commented SBS president Chuck Hooper. “AXO knows how to make great product and I can humbly state that we do a nice job of selling-to and servicing dealers; so this partnership is ideal. Many of our salesreps and employees have given testament to the quality and great fit of AXO clothing.”
We like original stuff. It's hard to come up with that from time to time. The people at Allride found something new: BMX Kwartet. Don't even know the English word for it or if they even play it in the USA but it's something like this: You get some cards and try to collect 4 of the same cards (Kwartet) by asking other players if they have a certain card. Info on each card helps with the questions. The good thing here is that the cards are all BMX companies. Most of them distributed by Allride in Germany. It has 4 FIT Bike Co riders for instance, 4 riders from Primo, four T1 riders, four Failures, 4 Tree Bike riders etc.