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Name: John Povah Age: 36 years old, married, got a kid on the way Hometown: Corona, California. Been in the USA for 17 years.
When you moved here you didn’t have a job in the bicycle industry, what did you do to survive so you could still ride your bike in sunny California?
Povah: Originally the reason why I came over here was to ride my bike. I had a job painting cars. I always rode and in the weekends I did shows and made a lot of extra money that way but I still painted cars for a living. Down the line I was fortunately enough to get a job building ramps instead of painting cars which was also better for my health. From there I met Jay Miron, got a job with Schwinn. Schwinn went bankrupt and from there I got a job at etnies.
Do you feel you’re fortunate with the way your life turned out or do you feel that with your BMX history and BMX dedication, you deserve a job in the industry?
Povah: I think anyone can have what they want. When I was a kid what I wanted to do is ride a bike and have fun and never thought about a job because I rode in the early eighties and there wasn’t that much money in it, you know.
With four ABBMX events just on this year done, we already can count a total of 10 competitions in 2006. With certainty the ABBMX mark recounts in this unpublished fact in BMX of Brazil. In this fourth championship we had athletes' presence of several states and cities of the state of São Paulo that it also shows that the text "friendship & BMX" this making effect, rescuing biggest value inside of our sport, the friendship and the pleasure of to find and meet BMXer friends.
The Ramp Rats Bike and skatepark in Petaluma, California are inviting to a Spring BMX contest. It doesn't matter what level you r riding's at, there is a class for you.
Ams pay 25 bucks to enter and they can win some great prizes from some of the sponsors of the event. They've actually lined up a whole posse of good companies to support the Ramp Rats contest such as 2-hIP, 661, Props, FIT, Animal, System, BlackOut, S&M and Kink.
Pros pay 50 bucks to enter and there's 100% payback so the more pros that enter, the bigger the purse without the organizer putting dough in their own pockets.
Contests are fun. If you're down in Norcal, check in at Ramp Rats on the 25th.
– El Cajon, California – Factory Formula riders Donny Robinson, Amanda Geving, and Warren McDow still lead the pack in UCI and NBL points, once again establishing Formula as a dominant force on the race scene. After a UCI win at the NBL Boulder Dam National, dR Donny Robinson took over the lead in UCI Elite Men’s Standings. With his NBL win on Sunday, coupled with a second on Saturday, dR extended his lead in NBL Elite Men’s points as well. Consistency has paid off for Donny. “I’ve been working real hard to stay on top of my game and it feels good that it’s working,” stated Robinson. Donny is also still on top of the ABA Pro Cruiser points heap and is sitting in the #2 spot in AA Pro. Donny Robinson rocks the Formula Solution Pro for his 20” and the Solution Pro Cruiser, for, uh, his cruiser.
Amanda Geving also sits atop the UCI standings in the Jr Women’s division. With a victory in Saturday’s UCI main, Geving extended her points lead giving her a nice cushion, especially since she will be missing the NBL’s Nellis national. In NBL standings, Geving also
gOrk and his posse of riders including Redline's Rooftop, Dustin Gunther, Tyrone Williams and Bubba Harris are now working/riding for a Dutch firm called Accell Group. We're pretty sure it will be business as usual over there at SBS but the company got bought by the Accell Group at the beginning of this month. Accell will probably use this position to sell Redline bikes through their giant network in Europe so if you happen to see a Redline in the shop window of your local bike shop, you know where that's coming from. Here's a bit of official info on the acquisition:
We're still freezing our butt off here but in two weeks time we'll be shredding the Sugar Hills trails at the Valkendijk in Aarle-Rixtel, The Netherlands. For the umpteenth time (sorry, lost count) we're opening the BMX outdoor season with a session at the longest going trails in Holland. The weather has always cooperated so why not this time. Don't forget to bring your shorts, barbeque and sunglasses. I hope we're not pushing it too much.
Anyway, bring your friends and show them the legendary Sugar Hills, the venue of the FAT-JAM, the place ridden by Mat Hoffman, Jay Miron, Todd Lyons, Chase Gouin, Dave Clymer, Ian Morris, Stuart King, James Shephard, Leigh Ramsdell, Day Smith and all the party people from Cologne in the past. Don't expect much of the trails so bring some booze because we'll have some tunes. That parasol you're bringing will get you some friends in case it does rain.
March 13th 2006.After over 10 years of working with Seventies/Backyard and Stuart Dawkins I have decided to leave the company to launch my own venture. I will resign from my position as co-director of Seventies on March 28th this year. This is one of the most difficult decisions I¹ve ever had to make. This role has given me the opportunity to work with many great people and develop some great friendships throughout the BMX world. As a result these have been the most exciting years of my life.
If you’re new to the Local Exposure Tour (L.E.T.) it’s the vision of Allan Cooke, pro BMX Dirt and Street competitor, to give back to his sport. He gathers a handful of the best pro BMX riders in the sport and they all jump in an RV ripping across the country stopping off at local skate parks to check out what the local unknown talent has to offer. Fuel TV has a crew that goes along the way, Ride BMX Magazine shoots pics and writes the story and famed video producers, Will Stroud and Chad Shackelford, are there to catch all the madness for the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1074]tour DVD[/url] that has reached worldwide distribution!
Over the past 20 years, the Toronto International bicycle show’s Flatland events have not only exposed many to our sport but also inspired those who dedicate themselves to continue to push forward. Now, in 2005, with the threat of the Flatland being completely wiped from the shows events, the CFO made their way in at last minute to ensure the spirit remained. A year later, a stronger / more experienced team of heavy hitters stepped up to the plate to bring to you the first ever “Flatland’s Unlimited” contest. Were they able to hang in the big leagues? We’ll let you be the judge of that.
Thursday afternoon had Jamie, Dan and I in T.O to setup for the “party”. Meeting up with Chase Gouin and a few friends from the States, we got in a few hours of much needed practice to shake off the spider webs that had built up over the winter. After doing some serious mopping and taping up an access door located in the middle of the floor (affectionately referred to as ”the danger zone," we called it a night and rolled on home to get some sleep.