2005 was a year to forget as far as riding my BMX bike goes. I only rode around a BMX track 3 times and that was it. In January I borrowed Robert de Wilde’s bike at the Bellflower track and when I was ready to jump the table top I popped out the shoulder and had to call it quits.
Sure, I took a bit of a risk riding as my shoulder had popped out the week before. I wasn’t sure though but the track looked too much fun to stay on the sideline during the early morning practice session with Afro Bob.
JOPLIN, MO. USA - The newly constructed Autumn Ramp Park will be opening its doors to the public in April 2006.
Autumn Ramp Park is located in a brand new 20,000 square foot building within the Bridge Youth Center Complex next to John Q. Hammons Convention Center off Interstate 44.
The distinctive ramp park was designed and constructed by Nate Wessel and his experienced crew of builders with some assistance from Jud Heald of Untitled Skateboards, and American Ramp Company out of Joplin. Surfaced in Skatelite, Autumn Ramp Park features an assortment of interconnected bowls and ramps ranging is sizes from 4 to 11 feet deep to keep both skaters and bikers happy. The park also features a multi-level, flowing street section with stairs, bowl corners, handrails and ledges, hips, wedges and plenty of gaps and transfers.