S&M Bikes owner Chris Moeller is getting all the B-day attention this week. As far as we know (or the 23mag list tells us) he's the only BMX-er celebrating his B-day this Thursday. Chris might be over B-day parties but that's a good reason to surprise him. 7 September 1970 - Chris "maddog" Moeller
What a mix of people this week. All of them were big time in their day and Taj in fact is still up there as one of the most respected riders. Tell them happy B-day when you have their phone number or send them an e-card.
28 August 1963 - Woody Itson 30 August 1970 - Gary Pollack 31 August 1973 - Taj Mihelich
OBG is no stranger to partying. His name didn't change to OBD for nothing. Find him on the 25th for a good time. Congrats man! 21 August 1983 - Josh Harrington 21 August - Alexandre Valentino 23 August - Nigel Sylvester 23 August - Bobby Fisher 23 August 1979 - Todd Walkowiak 25 August 1975 - Stefan "One Big German" Geisler
Okay, this weekend we're having the FAT-JAM. Saturday night (18 August) will see the infamous OJA party and McGoo is going to attempt the 8.6 world record. This cannot be missed. 14 August 1967 - Brett Downs 14 August 1971 - Alexis Desolneux 18 August 1978 - Colin MacKay 19 August 1970 - Chad Johnston 20 August 1967 - Paul de Jong
Goods BMX helps Defgrip celebrate its one year anniversary with a collaboration shirt only available through goodsbmx.com. The shirt was designed by Harrison Boyce and Rich Hirsch featuring a full front print pattern of the Defgrip and Goods logo, with a diamond or two thrown in there for good measure! The shirts are hand numbered from 1-100 and once they are gone... Thats it!
To pick up the shirt, head over to goodsbmx.com and get ready for an even more amazing second year!
The pro qualifiers faced some rain on Saturday. That's why everyone made it to the final on Sunday. Also those who had already ridden on Saturday. The finals with 58 riders took place in the blistering heat on Sunday afternoon on a course that saw quite a few new obstacles. Instead of calling it Street, it should be called Park but that doesn't take things away from the riding that was going on. Riders were trying fronties over the box that had a little higher landing that messed up a few guys. Alessandro Barbero did not have any problems with it as he pulled all the latest moves on it including double whip 360-s for the victory. He's from Italy so he's used to riding in these temperatures most of the year. Chris Doyle no-footed cancan-ed the spine and found different lines for second while Hector Garcia from Mexico ripped it up for third. Hector also made it to the World's in Prague last year and impressed in pro mini there. Mark König from Germany won the adidas best trick Spine contest with a 270 Tailtap to icepick to toothpick tailwhip over the spine.
Cologne, 15.07.2006: Sony Computer Entertainment Germany and freedombmx-magazine are happy to announce the following: A new contest-series in Germany: The "PlayStation® Portable The Champ Series" takes place in Germany between August and September this year. The "PlayStation® Portable The Champ Series" will find out which BMXer has the most skills with a new contest-system!
Three contests – one dirt, one street and one miniramp contest. There will be a winner of each contest plus an overall-winner (by points): the "champ". Tourstop 1: PlayStation® Portable The Champ Series, DIRT on August 19th in Augsburg at the brand new trails (outdoor with an option to go to the nearby indoor dirtjumps). Tourstop 2: PlayStation® Portable The Champ Series, STREET on September 23rd in Hamburg at the i-punkt skatepark (indoor)
We probably should have split these up in two sections. One is a fairly naked girl on a bike and the other one is a completely naked Swedish blond on a BMX bike that we shot at the Masters in Cologne. Warning, the Swedish blond is a guy. Boys and girls, enjoy the pin-ups of today.