Issue 8 of twentyBMX arrived at the FATBMX offices and it´s another good one. The best thing about Twenty mag is that it is so current. The news section even has some NEWS that we have not heard about yet. The ABA Grands took place at the end of November and the mag has gone to print and was sent from the USA to Holland only a couple of weeks later. I like that speed. The news section tells us that Markus Wilke is riding for KHE. That was news to me. UGP is making shoes and Mike Saavedra´s trails are no more. The 6 days in Vegas report shows a bunch of stuff that was going on in the week of Interbike-Vans let it ride jam weekend. Baco A Go Go deserves a full page for the costumes alone. RedBull build/off gets a page, Backpack essentials is an article on products that should be in your backpack when you go out riding. The Grands get 6 pages of race coverage with loads of racer interviews. Aussie Corey Bohan gets a big interview and also made the cover. If he had not maxed out on his photo contingency for 2005, this will help.
The first issue was given to me by John Parker in Paris and the second issue by Jared Sourney in England so I guess the third issue will be hand over by Paul Zitzer in ? so the producers are also my distribution channel.
Sophisticated Rider is a magazine by the men above with all kinds of different "rider" sports like BMX, MX and Skateboarding. The funny thing is that me being almost 40 likes this magazine cause I like all kinds of riding but the "hardcore" BMX youth will pass the MX and SK8 articles and have to do it with a couple of pages with BMX.
This issue of SR has BMX'er Chris Doyle, Skateboarder Giorgio Zattoni, (B)(F)MX'er Ali Whitton, Snowboarder Andy Finch and FMX'er Nate Adams all interviewed with nice color pictures all over magazine. Jay Eggleston's article about his X-Games adventure is the best, he lost $ 1236.82 riding the X-games this year! Who thinks that they are all rich superstars are totally wrong!
Okay, I saw this commercial on TV that was about fireworks and extreme sports. It mentioned a website so I decided to check it out to see if there was any BMX in it. Guess what! The complete website is presented by quiz master Bas de Bever! The multiple BMX and MTB champion presents a game on the [url=http://www.extreme-fireworks.nl]Extreme Fireworks[/url] site wearing a Troy Lee Jersey. How funny. You gotta check it out for yourself. To understand the game you need to be able to speak Dutch. Learn more about the Dutch BMX coach by clicking [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=260]here. Ge bent un rund als ge mi vuurwerruk stunt![/url]
I am pleased to announce some new sponsors for this January's event. I have met a few new people promoting this contest like Todd Lyons who is running part of the SE Bikes operations on the east coast is down for supplying products and showing support for this event. I'm really stoked to have gotten a chance to speak with the Wildman. I also am excited about landing support from Sam at Tree bicycle company, Rick from Pyramid shoes, Rodney from High gear, AlanFoster from Felt bikes and Monster energy drinks. Monster's East Coast rep Stephen Catalano is hooking us up with some tasters for the event.
Let me thank all the sponsors who have supported me from day one of the bmxinvasion bike battles:"Mad Dog" Chris Moeller S&M bikes, Abe Ford my team manager at Dans competition, Rob-o from Fit bike co., Sean Mckinney Revenge industries, Jim Wannamaker from Kenda usa, George from Knight bmx, Mike McCafferty Elite footwear/ecd, Ralph Sinisi Animal bikes and Marco Massei from Props Visuals. These underground contests are not possible without the support from these great guys and their companies .
What I want to say about this album: The worst ever! Why: I don't like Japan very much with all the copy cats, fake styles and now added: Japanese Mix Masters! I'm sorry to say but these "masters of disaster" killed everything where The Vandals stand for: Punk, not Dance,Hip Hop, Jazz, Ambient, and Pop.
Don't want to spend any more words, going to throw this CD in the thrashcan RIGHT NOW!
Welcome to the team, Lance Mosley! Dirt -1st Place “Sick Trick” (double flip) Vans Triple Crown contest -Utah -Past X-Games & Gravity Games athlete
No, we didn’t pick up Cory Nastazio. Look again, it’s Lance Mosley straight outta Nashville. Whether it’s a contest at Venice Beach or a night on the town, Lance is for sure to bring his A-game.
Welcome to the team, Chris Gerber! Dirt/Park -9th Place overall in Dirt in the inaugural Dew Action Sports Tour -Past X-Games athlete -One of only a handful of riders pulling double whip flips. Chris has been a silent shredder from Ft Wayne for years. But that is all about to change. With backing from SE to get to ALL of the contests, look for him to be in plenty more finals. He’s got more than a few tricks up his sleeves for ’06.
TORONTO, Ontario, Canada. A community meeting will take place on Wednesday 14 December 2005 at 7 p.m. to address the proposed BMX facility at Marilyn Bell Park in Toronto. The meeting will be hosted by Councillor Sylvia Watson at the Masaryk Cowan Community Centre, and should be a good opportunity to discuss recreational opportunities for youths, and the planning and design of the proposed park.
The history of this project is a long one, dating back over seven years with several different proposed locations and site designs. This past August, Toronto’s city council approved funding for the first phase of the Extreme Sports Park project—the BMX park. The BMX course is to be built to Olympic competition standards on the western waterfront of Marilyn Bell Park. For more information, call: 1-416-392-7919.
Whilst surfing the net one day for inspiration and possible contacts for design work I found a few designs up on Streetphire that looked pretty good. They were by a lad called Kevin Newbury who originates from the Northeast and rides BMX and also skates. After looking at a few more of his designs and getting to know Kevin better he ended up doing some design work for Valleyside; He told me not too pay him until I was more established and could afford to pay for his design work which I thought was cool. In return for his time I wanted to help promote Mr. Newbury in some small way... I thought he would make a cool person to interview because he genuinely likes design work and gets enjoyment just from seeing his designs being worn and not just Making dollar...
Kronik Energy drink has added Lino Gonzalez to its BMX Freestyle Team. Lino will join pro Ryan Sher as he moves into his second year of Kronik Energy sponsorship. Other recent team additions include KC Badger, Steve Woodward, Sean Sexton, Hoang Tran, and Derek Riggs. Tyler Coleman, Greg Litecky, and Jeshua Constantine continue to ride for the Kronik Energy team. Also of note; Tyler Coleman has been named Team Manager.
Kronik Energy also fuels 45 other top professional and amateur action sport athletes spanning all 50 states. For additional information about Kronik Energy or its team of riders, check-out kronikenergy.com.
Privately held and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Kronik Energy actively engages the sport of BMX by recognizing pro riders as well as up-and-coming talent.
The annual BMX Indoor of St. Etienne, France took place last weekend. The big winner of the weekend was MBK´s Florent Boutte who won the Open race on Saturday and then repeated the win on Sunday in Elite Men.