'Tinker came over to the UK for a 24hr mountain bike race and the UK magazine, What Mountain Bike, caught up with him for an upcoming profile for their August 2005 issue. They talked 20in as well as 26in and here's what they didn't have space for...' Tinker Juarez is a name that echoes all the way from ‘Back in the Day’; he was a ripper both on the race track, where he became the youngest pro of the time aged just 15 in 1975, and away from the dirt and on the concrete of the skatepark. He was crowned the first ever King of the Skatepark by Bicycle Motocross Action magazine back in 1980 and helped inspire a generation of freestyle riders along the way. He was eventually inducted into the ABA BMX Hall of Fame in 1993, seven years after he quit BMX for cross-country (XC) mountain bike racing. He took his trademark hard as nails dedication to training from BMX and applied the same ethic to mountain biking, becoming one of the world’s best and a mountain bike legend, winning silver at the World Champs in 1994, and a two-time Olympian at both the Atlanta and Sydney Games. In 2001 he was inducted into the mountain bike hall of fame and quit XC and got all masochistic by taking in 24 hour solo mountain bike racing.
Eastpak is hosting the FBR LEGEND launch party and premiere on Friday night!
Date: Friday 8th July
Location: The Eastpak Bar, NASS festival, UK.
The film is officially released this August so make sure you get to the launch party to check out riding from:
RYAN NYQUIST, JONAH LIMBURG, EBEN FISCHER, MIKE O'CONNELL, JAMES HITCHCOX, ANTHONY PILL, ANTHONY PEARSON, NEIL KEDDIE, CHAD DEGROOT, JAMIE SPRITZER, KOJI KRAFT, DAVE OSATO, DAVE FREIMUTH, RICK MOLITERNO AND A GUEST APPEARANCE FROM ROB RIDGE.It's also Ben's birthday so buy him a beer ha ha.
Everyone over at FATBMX would like to congratulate Nico and Lisenka Does on the birth of their son Lucas Does. Lucas saw daylight for the first time on 29 June and weighed in at 3180 grams. Not only mom and dad are proud but also grandparents Gerrit and Mieke Does-Karsmakers.
Let the sleepless nights begin!
We had over 250 votes in our recent FATBMX poll. We asked our visitors how often they visit the FATBMX website. 26% of you is checking out the FATBMX website every day and considers FATBMX their main source for BMX news. We were stoked on the 25% that clicked the box that said: "It's my first time on the site, but I'll be back." This shows that we are not stuck with the same visitors day in and day out. Basically every fourth visitor is a new BMX enthusiast that discovers FATBMX through the advertising we do in magazines, in BMX videos and through the links we exchange with killer websites on the net.
Here are the exact scores of the poll:
-Every day, it's my main BMX news page 26 % (67)
-Two to three times a week, staying in touch with the scene 36 % (94)
-About once a month, usually after I receive the monthly FATBMX news flash 10 % (28)
-It's my first time on the site, but I'll be back 25 % (66) Don't forget to vote on the new poll. It's located in the left column.
Al Dimino wanted to inform everyone that Hackettstown park has been saved by skate 57. The folks at skate 57 out of Philly have taken over the park. The new management is awesome and they have already added some new ramps and will continue to revamp sections of the park, props to them for keeping the park a float as we all need a great place to ride and have fun. The new owners have asked me to have a bmxinvasion event to kick things off. I will be hosting the "bike to school" contest on August 27th, 2005 a Saturday all day event. I recently tweaked my ankle so I'm down for a few weeks recovering and figured this would be a good time to shout out to all of you for a request to supply some products for this event rather than make it a last minute request. The new owner Brandon is a cool dude and is down with bmx. I really appreciate it that he has taken over the park along with a few friends in order to keep it available for riders to enjoy.The a/c is working again! I am looking forward to see you there.
We would like to invite yo to the 3rd annual OG Summer Gypsy Games Flatland Contest and Camp. The event is perfect for everyone who prefers events with really relaxed atmosphere and friendly vibe. The location is situated in the Transdanubia, just above the lake Balaton. From the Austrian border you only have to drive around 100km to reach the city. We chose this city just because all the circumstances are perfect for a relaxed comp and camp: everything is really close, cheap, and quiet, it has great pubs and nice environment. The courts are located in a school, it looks like a small kind of park.
Location: the city of Ajka, Hungary /cca. 150km from Budapest to the west/, Vorosmarty iskola /secondary school
Date: Camp 1-5 August, Contest 6-7 August
Classes: Expert, Master and Pro
Come and check out EASTPAK BMX team riders including : James Hitchcox, Ben Manuel, Viki Gomez, BiBi, Pill, Ben Hennon, Pete Marselle, Sam Foakes and loads more rip the damn park to shreds!!!! ............get on over to the EASTPAK area this weekend!! you know it makes sense!!!!
There's also CASH for Tricks going on SAT = BMX so you could win beer money too!! Schedules and Programming:
Miniramp: open session all day with the Eastpak Teams and Friends of Eastpak
Music: DJ Hansome Dave Rocker
Fireapple Red Album playback and signing (times tbc.)
Eastpak Resident DJs (all day)
EASTPAK BAR - The Eastpak BBQ will take place from 20.00 â€“ 00.30 with music from Handsome Dave Rocker and the Eastpak Teams.
Suzuki BMXMasters: Ryan Nyquist takes first place in the Miniramp Pro Contest, while Justin Miller wins the Flatland Pro Competition.
Exciting Contests and a new ranking for the Braun cruZer Tour, which stopped at the Italia Surf Expo and the Suzuki BMXMasters in Cologne.
Cologne, June 29, 2005. Around 300 international top riders from more than 21 nations as well as 12,000 spectators joined a relaxed and all around successful event under blistering heat in the Cologne youthpark from June 23 to 26.
One of the absolute highlights was the final in the category Miniramp Pro, which was held on the Braun Spine. Ryan Nyquist (USA) won in supreme style with huge â€œ360â€? variations over the spine. Mark Webb from England followed with a sensational run full of technical combinations to take second place. Dave Osato from Canada got 3rd with amazing front wheel tricks and a huge double tailwhip to tailtap.
Paul Roberts is the voice of BMX. His passion has brought him where he is today. And he's everywhere. Paul knows BMX, Paul is BMX and having an MC at the contests that is that into it is a good thing to have. MC-ing is a tough job. It usually means you have no voice left at the end of the weekend. You need to make the crowd get into it. You can try that by acting like a "koekwaus" but Paul doesn't need to put bunny ears on his head and change closes three times a day to entertain the crowd. It's the voice that matters and when Grotbags is on the mic when you arrive at a contest, consider yourself lucky because he's the man for the job.How many everts do you do a year and which ones?
Paul Roberts: I try to do all the ones that I didn't get fired from last year. I really do whatever I'm asked. I always do Ian Morris' contests, Jay Miron's Metro jams and last year somebody was foolish enough to let me do the big American comps suchs as the X-Games, the Gravity Games, Triple Crowns, it was nice. It means that I don't really need to get a real job.