After a hard crash in Albequerque busted up the arm of JEFFERY UPSHAW, the bones were X-rayed and set, and Upshizzle hopped on a plane back to Ohio Monday morning; rather than the scheduled drive with JASON CARNE$ to Nellis for the big NBL season opener. Back home, doctors had a look and Jeff went in for surgery Thursday morning to have 2 plates and screws put in. One of the bones had been set good and wouldn’t need any plates, while the other bone would. Jeff said he was told it would be a 4 to 6 week healing process, and that he is hoping to return in time for the NBL Christmas Classic. “I always seem to do better after some time off,” he said, “because I miss BMX so much.”
Ben Brassfield makes the cover of the December issue of BMX Plus! The issue further includes the following features:
On the Move with Adam Banton (how to pick your nose), Ben Brassfield´s Volume gets inspected, A Larry Alvarado interview. A how-to with Ryan Devereaux (icepick to fakie). Signapore Flatland, Tech Tip, Moving pictures and the Product Probe section.
The bikes that were tested this month were the Volume Death Wish Frame and the DK Franklin 18 inch bike.
Events that make it in the mag are the 2006 X Games, the Red Bull Elevation and the NBL Grands.
Lightweight frame designed by streetsweeper Markus Wilke. Heat Treated Bottom Bracket, Headtube and Dropouts for durability."I like to mix things up and need a frame that handles well in all kinds of different environments. The Impact is designed for tech street tricks, but is also long enough so it is stable when you catch some air. I'm really happy with how it came out!" Markus Wilke.
The First Ever Road Fools Rock-n-Roll Tour presented by Fender Guitars will be hitting the Road on Friday (3 Nov.) in Milwaukee, WI. Bands on the tour include: - THIS BIKE IS A PIPEBOMB - GREYSCALE - THE SNAKETRAP
Riders on the trip include: - Kevin Porter - Karl Poynter - Scotty Cranmer - Adam Banton - Morgan Wade - Bruce Crisman - Dominic Travato - Tobias Wicke - Leigh Ramsdell
When Chris Doyle was let go by DK because of his involvement with the Duo brand, the questions was who was going to "get him". Everyone knows that Doyle rules and that he's the easiest guy to get along with. His turndown 360-s are the best in the business and never get old. He also has fans across the pond as experienced at the Backyard jam in England last weekend.
Earlier this week Demolition parts announced that Chris had become part of the team. But he would still need a frame sponsor........ the lucky company to add Chris Doyle to their team is:
You've been riding for Free Agent for a while, how is that going? Tom: Couldn't be better- great communication, they're always willing to do whatever they can for me, and there's a perfect combination of professionlism mixed with friendship. I can honestly say I've never been more content with a sponsor.
Do you miss the time spent on the road doing shows?
BACO-A-GO-GO 2006 IS IN THE HISTORY BOOKS. IT WAS A CRAZY WEEKEND AND HOPEFULLY EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT HAD A GOOD TIME AND WENT HOME WITHOUT A LOUSY STD. ALL KIDDING ASIDE THOUGH, WE DID HAVE A SCARY INCIDENT THAT INVOLVED TEAM PIMPSKE'S FILTHY PHIL JONES. HIS ATTEMPT TO TOOTHPICK THE SUB BOX ON TOP OF THE HALF BOWL ENDED UP WITH HIM TAKING A REAL NASTY SLAM AND HE HAD TO BE AIRLIFTED TO ORLANDO REGIONAL HOSPITAL. AS OF TUESDAY THE 31ST, THE LATEST WORD FROM THE PIMPSKE SITE IS THAT HE'S BEEN MOVED OUT OF INTENSIVE CARE AND WILL HOPEFULLY BE GOING HOME ON THURSDAY. THE PIMPSKE CREW IS ORGANIZING SOME BENEFITS TO HELP OFFSET PHIL'S MEDICAL EXPENSES SO CHECK THE PIMPSKE SITE FOR INFO AND HELP A BROTHER OUT. WE WISH PHIL A QUICK AND COMPLETE RECOVERY. NOW ON TO HAPPIER NEWS...
The BMX.lv crew have their season opening party in some club every year. This time they brought the camera and took some pics which ended up being good Pin-Up material. We've got more photos from them coming but we take it one girl at a time.
Following a successful 2006 Interbike OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo, Interbike responds to announcement of a competing trade show. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, California – November 1, 2006 –Interbike, a division of VNU Expositions, today responded to Eurobike’s announcement of its plans to launch a competing show in Portland, Oregon in fall 2007.“I was interested to hear the news of Eurobike’s proposed show,” said Lance Camisasca, Interbike's group show director. “We welcome competition, as it will help us do a better job. However, we are also greatly concerned about the dividing effect Eurobike’s announcement may have on the industry. Many will remember the time when the industry suffered through multiple shows resulting in additional expense and heartache. We hope the industry will continue to support the Interbike show and we promise to continue to do everything we can to make Interbike the best show for the North American market.”
The ABA (American Bicycle Association) once again provided free live-streaming coverage of the 25th national event on its 2006 BMX (Bicycle Motocross ) racing series. The ABA has previously provided an audio feed of its national events for fans and racers to get real-time coverage of its national BMX races. After live streaming video for the "Blackjack Nationals", adding the live streaming-video coverage for the ABA BMX Fall Nationals is once again a first for BMX and unprecedented for the sport!