Over the weekend I was at a local DH race in Fontana, Ca trying to hook up with some people I hadn't seen in a while and meet some people I have never met. I ran into Nigel Page, Cody Warren, Brian Smith, Eric Carter and met JD and John Swanguan (the inventor of the rock walk). However, there was one person around that Eric Carter was looking for to introduce to me. "Where's Phil?" he asked someone and there he was. I couldn't figure out who the hell he was but he knew my last name when I introduced myself.
-WHEN: Saturday Only - April 22nd WHERE: Oak Creek BMX in Roseville , CA. - during the ABA U.S. Nationals ... (think Rockford, but without the grassy park and paved roadways).
-WHO: All Vintage BMX collectors and race fanantics.
-WHAT & WHY: Bring your bikes to display, meet other collectors, swap & sell parts, and vote for "Best Bikes of Show" in multiple categories. .. Later that night (starting about 7:00pm) PATRIOT BIKE SHOP (unofficial home of the first ABA BMX Museum ) will host the Awards Banquet (as voted on throughout the day by spectators and fellow collectors) and pizza buffet. Custom "Flight" Awards brought to you by Redline Bikes. ..
GREETINGS FROM 2-HIP LAND! These days Santa Cruz is beeeautiful, and things are poppin' here at 2-HIp: 1. Get ready for the new 2006 2-HIp video: 'UNDER THE RADAR' to be released beg. of MARCH, featuring groundbreaking sections of the amazing 2-HIp team: LINO GONZALEZ- MASS JARROD ALLEN- SANTA CRUZ CORY JARMAN- COLORADO BENNO HANKOWETZ- AUSTRIA MAURICIO OSPINA- COLOMBIA MATT WAKEFIELD- UK and the other 2-HIp riders: JAKE ORTIZ- SEATTLE FERNANDO RAMIRO- CENTRAL CAL STEVE-O SCOFFONE- SANTA CRUZ MARK GONZALEZ(NOT related to lino)- MARS
2. 2-HIp is beginning a new line of '2-HIp HANDMADE' products, beginning with the just released the LINO GONZALEZ signature USA-MADE frameset, featuring a euro bb and integrated headset, three different colours -black, grey, army brown- and two sizes, 20.25tt and 20.6tt. Weight- 5lb.14 oz.
You might feel that this is not the right place for a Supercross report but the similarities to BMX are there and I like it. If you don't, skip this. Anyway, after arriving at LAX late on Friday night it was off to the Amp'd mobile Supercross in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday morning in the Avis rental. I met up with the Dutch Special Forces skydive team in the pits and drank a NoFear energy drink or two to keep hydrated. We skipped the MX scene to check in on Mission Beach for an hour or two and then headed back to the stadium in time for the first qualifying race. The track looked awesome and it was great to see the riders taking care of it. The first long straight lead to a 180 flat first turn followed by a section with doubles and a triple. Left 90 degree turn to another triple (that not everyone jumped) to a 180 left turn in front of the Industry/rider seating where we were sitting. The next triple basically went around the corner followed by a tabletop more jumps and a 180 right turn that had a little bank in it.
February 10, 2006 - Carlsbad, CA. In a joint statement issued today, newly formed Mirraco LLC and Trek Bicycles announced they have entered into an agreement whereby Trek will be granted exclusive worldwide distribution rights to Dave Mirra's new line of BMX bikes, bike components, and accessories.
To celebrate their 15th (!) anniversary in 2006, the HSA (Hoffman Sports Association) has decided to revamp their logos, looks and ofcourse a completely new website (hsacentral.com).
The website was built by the FAT webmaster Jos Wissink (four05.nl) and includes a completely new content management system, through which Steve Swope and friends can easily add new content to the HSAcentral.com website.
The new logo, ids and site graphics have been designed by Christie Owen (nuk-nuk.com).
Braun cruZer Tour is going to enter the second year!! Again, in 2006 the Braun Spine Ramp will be at Pro-Amateur Contests as well as at Music Festivals around Europe and will be ready to be rocked by top bmx riders...
Name: Ryan Jordan Age: Just turned 25 Hometown: Lynn,Massachusetts
Biz was out with a knee surgery for a long time, how did you deal with the down time? Biz: Ah now that I look back on it I don't know, I guess a lot of TV and that's about it, oh wait I guess I worked out an did therapy an stuff.
How does the knee feel now and what do you do to protect it? Biz: It feels real good, my doctor did Travis Pastrana's an Jamie Thomas' knee and a bunch of other crazy dudes so I knew I was in good hands. I just wear a CTI brace an try not to land on it, I guess that's all you can do.
It was good seeing you back in the magazines in the last few months. Was it hard to get back into it or did you start with tricks like Surfers first?
Scotty is back in the cold after leaving 80 degree So Cal. The last day of his Mega Tour trip he and a bunch of others had to go to Sheep Hills, the famous dirt jumping spot from back in the day. Don't get me wrong I love Sheep but it is not up to par with today's trails and takes a lot more pedaling that today's downhill style trails. I continued to warn them but they insisted on going, very good and fun time seeing the guys tongues hanging out pedaling at all the jumps. I am sure there will be some footage of it in Props Mega Tour 5 when it comes out. Pics of the day are Scotty at Woodward (double whip tail taps) and Scotty at Sheep.