Singapore was a good time. It rules to receive invitations to go places that you've never been to before. Before I left I had not checked out much about Singapore. I had no clue about their currency, language, dimensions, regulations or any of that. It's a bit stupid to not look into that but I was ready for some adventure. On the way up on the stupid long 12 hour non-stop flight I sat next to Tobias Wicke and his girlfriend Claudia. At least I had travel company which is always good. On arrival we were picked up by a Singapore local who held a sign:
After years of bikes being kicked out of the Fun Spot in Santa Cruz , the park has now been opened to us. One of the builders told me the park would be completed this week as is indicated by the sign on the fence outside. Quite a rare occurrence in the state of California for sure, but a welcome one nonetheless. The park is located across the street from the pier and the beach front.
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The City of Chandler will dedicate its new BMX/Freestyle bike riding facility on Saturday, May 5, 2007, with a morning of professional rider demonstrations, giveaways, and a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Chandler Bike Park is located at 450 E. Knox Rd., and it is in the City’s Espee Park.
The free festivities are open to the public and begin at 8:30 a.m. with professional riders showing off their skills.
With the IBMXF BMX racing World Championships taking place in Japan back in 1984, with Martin Apparijo doing a quarterpipe demo on a Torker, it is fair to say that BMX in Japan was well alive at that time. On a trip through the city of Tokyo we took a visit to W-Base, a small BMX shop. Thomas Fritscher and I were welcomed by Motoaki Tanaka and his brother who seemed to know everyone and everything.
Japan is a good place if you're looking for some exclusive shoes. Some models are made specifically for the Japanese market and that's the case with some of the VANS shoes we ran into in the Shibuya area.
If you have a Vans shoe fetish, drool over these photos. I'm sure there is a pair in there that you've never seen before.
1st September 2006 One dismal, grey Tuesday morn in mid August, summer had clearly taken an early exit. Nonetheless, the relentless GBH crew threw down their space hoppers at Winch services and grabbed their boards to tackle the newest GBH installation in Wokingham. Team skaters Ross Forknall and Bummer flew over the ramps of Wokingham, which as well as talent and the slick design, could also be accredited to the bucketful of spaceships they annihilated on the way down, all those E numbers can’t be a good thing, surely?
The kids of Shirebrook got to celebrate their independence in style by riding the ramps of their very own new GBH skatepark. The size of this park is deceptive, not unlike stepping through the wardrobe into Narnia…with ramps. It may not be a particularly large area but the design skills of Russ has made sure that it has a whole lot going on, and his clever use of space ensures that nothing is crammed in so skaters aint gonna come a collision cropper.
When I used to work for GT in Belgium, I lived in a small town called Wellen, the place where John Holcomb (RIP) set up the office. For any city activities you had to drive up to Hasselt, the closest bigger city. It was a 10 minute drive so not too far. Luckily my colleague Franky had an apartment in Hasselt so whenever we decided it was time to go out, I could crash at his place. Other than the typical miniramp, there was not much to ride in Hasselt but that's about to change. Om May 27 next, the "biggest concrete skatepark" will be opened. The day starts at 1pm and ends at 10pm and by looking at the photos the last riders/skaters will have to be forced to leave the place that day.
Derelict areas of the Veracity recreation ground in Southampton have been given a £600,000 facelift courtesy of Barclays Spaces for Sports. The extreme part of this makeover is the installation of the GBH Veracity skatepark, which was officially opened this month.