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.
This race is cancelled due to the bad weather. The track is unrideable.
If you feel like racing a BMX race, make yourself to the Joel Smets BMX track in Dessel, Belgium on 19 March. The BMX race is open for licenced riders from the KBWB (Belgium) and the KNWU (Netherlands) but also there is a class for those who do not have a license and whould like to enter a BMX race. There are several prizes to be won but most of all the race is about having a good time.
The 2006 Pop! session in Tallinn was a nice one. We reported from Estonia earlier this year. Now the organization sent us a report and we thought we'd just put it up as well. It's got some nice pics. More Estonia for y'all.
Thrilling Pop! Session contest in Tallinn, Estonia
The 6th BMX and skateboarding competition Pop! Session 2006: Winter Bash was held on 6th - 8th of January 2006 at the Saku Arena. Pop! Session weekend contained much more than the contest - three full days of BMX and skateboard at its best. Besides parties, there were also four movie premiers in the cinemas of Tallinn. Bigger skatepark than ever was accompanied by professional live broadcast on big screen which this year was also broadcasted entirely live in internet. So besides 12.000 spectators in Saku Arena people around the globe were watching the event.