I remember when I used to pick up a Transworld Skateboarding magazine or their Snowboarding version and was amazed by how many pages it had. RIDEBMX (UK) is amazing me these days with the number of pages it has, 180 to be exact. Lots of ads bring lots of pages or does it work the other way around? Issue # 90 has the following articles, I'm sure there's something for everyone.
Editorial by Bancroft, Top 5 with Rich Hirsch, BMX news from all corners of this planet and that includes news from GoGo over in Scotland. A little interview with Macneil's Andrew McMullen, wheel building with George French, Groundforce with Tex, Music reviews and stuff, a handy skatepark directory, and it goes on and on. New Stuff shows nice black and grey products and then KingKong and Odyssey throw some colours in the mix on the next page. Frame reviews; 5 of them. The it's off to Vegas for Interbike and the Vans Let it Ride jam. Worldwide baby. The Backyard jam deservedly gets 12 pages of coverage with some amazing high air pics. Le DC road trip to France is up next followed by Island Life (Guernsey).
The Barends Trails jam report is up next and it looks like a good time was had by all. More road trips? From Tampa to Chicago in 10 days with Matt Coplon and crew. Portimao, Portugal, Mahou, good times. Pipe the tweaker fills the next two pages (130-131) then there's more flatland from the Dorkin in York # 15 jam and Canadian coverage of the Metro jam. It's straight to the ghetto of Philly for the Bone Death Challenge (report by Keith Terra). FATBMX ad on 145 featuring Mat Hoffman, Tom Haugen, PdJ, Andy Zeiss drinking some booze, a hidden Simon Tabron in colour and someone's girlfriend. Now you know. Bike review? sure, Jason Enns' Volume Deathwish receives attention and so does Kevin Jones' Hoffman Big Daddy. Complete bikes this month are from GT (Fueler) and wethepeople (Darkness). RIDEBMX's how-to of issue 90 is the footjam nosepick. Bio's are for Formby Jay and Tony Hamlin. John Paul Rogers told us everything about Caste in a Bizznizz interview but if you want to find out more, go to page 172. Fashion shit is put in the Laundry section and the Letters to RIDE ends another full issue. You should be able to find RIDE at the better bookstores (and bike shops).