Some of you know me and some of you dont. One thing I am sure of is if you raced from 1979-1986 on the national circuit you probably knew my father. My dad Frank Lopez was an NBL official from 1979-1986 and him and my mother ran the NBL office when it moved to Flemington N.J. in 1982. We rarely missed a race in those days. My dad was the type that was liked by everyone and would
ABA Reno NV Race, “First and Only AA Pro Win of My Career" January 7th, 1995 Actual Journal Entry "AA Pro motos 1-4-2 Main 2-2-3 Overall = 1st "YES! My first AA win ever! I won $870 plus $25 for a moto win. Here's how the rest of the main finished: 2nd- Gary Ellis, 3rd- Justin Green, 4th- Brian Foster, 5th- Eric Carter, 6th- Charles Townsend, 7th-Matt Hadan, 8th- Danny Nelson. I beat 'em all! There were 28 AA pros here."
Pro Open motos 3-1-2 Main 2nd. "Won $240. Brian Foster won. Cool, my best pro day EVER! I was passing a lot of people down the second straight. My big day finally came. Everyone gave me props! It's almost kind of funny that "I" won. But I raced consistent all day. At night, ate pizza in the hotel room."
With a sold out Joint inside of the Hardrock cafe in Las Vegas, the BMX community got together for another Nora Cup party. 2000 people made it in and there still was a line outside of riders who wanted make it through the door. 2007 was a good one. Many people came over to see who won the Nora Cups this year. Or maybe it was the 1987 - 2007 Skyway Recreation gathering hosted by Mat Hoffman, the Stephen Murray benefit PK Ripper Raffleor Mini Kizz that got them there. Maybe they just came to party.
More and more riders are taking things in their own hand. Over in Croatia Mislav Streicher not only started the Zion Bikes team but he started a full on company making BMX frames and parts. Their website is about to be finished and for most of us it's good to see it in English or we would have to call Senad Grosic for the translation. It's got info on all Zion's distributors, their team riders, shops in Croatia where you can find Zion stuff, product info and a whole bunch of photos to show you that BMX is going strong in a Croatia.
Some people's jobs are better than others'. The brains behind this promotion campaign must have had a good day when he showed up for the photoshoot of their new seat. A little bit to the left, a little higher, yes, that's just right: Click!
Here's the chance all you aspiring Spielbergs, Tarantinos and Singletons have been waiting for. Props Video Mag let us know that the deadline for our next commercial is coming up but we're way too busy to put one together so we're asking one of you do it for us. Of course the winning submission will be paid handsomely in the form of a $500 Albe's gift certificate but we'll warn you that it's gonna take a bit of creativity to be chosen to represent us. If we just wanted thirty seconds worth of dorks doing turn downs we could do that ourselves, we want something more unique.
Props Road Fools took 17 riders and 2 bands on the road for 8 days in it's second edition of the Road Fools Rock-N-Roll BMX Tour, presented by Levis. Metal rockers Thunderlip and BMX favorite Lucero rocked 5 packed skateparks from Michigan to New Jersey, with the BMX crew riding the parks and hitting up street sessions in between.
Trip stops included: Grand Rapids, MI, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, and Lakewood, NJ.
On board: Nathan Williams, Diogo Canina, Rob Wise, Cesar Monzon, Neil Harrington, Zack Warden, Sean Sexton, Dylan Smith, Morgan Wade, Brad Simms, Brian Kachinsky, Chase Hawk, Scotty Cranmer, Corey Martinez, Aaron Ross, Mike Aitken, and legend Mat Hoffman resulted in one heck of a crew packed in the Props and Etnies rigs. Trip hosts were Steve Crandall & Catfish.
We are now accepting clips for the 2007 Online BMX Flatland Competition. This is an online battle-type contest, open to all. The riders perform anywhere they choose, film their tricks, and submit the clips to Ground Tactics. After a rider’s clip is scored and posted online, he/she still has a chance to submit more sets of clips. For example, Rider #1’s submission is valued at 20 and then another rider sends in a clip that’s valued at 35, Rider #1 feels he/she can do better and is able to submit again.