BMX is not only about riding but also about having a good time. The party life has become a part of the contests and they are a good chance to talk to everyone, do some dancing and in some cases "hook up" for those who are looking for it. Tallinn wasn't a let down as far as the partying was concerned. January is a month that usually is pretty stale. It's in the middle of the winter when only a few contests take place. That makes hanging out with the BMX friends for a weekend even better.
Man, we've been covering the Down Under riding scene lately with interviews on [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1135]Colin MacKay[/url], [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1073]Dave Dillewaard[/url] and [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1093]Ryan Guettler[/url], a review on [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1108]2020 BMX magazine[/url] and here's the DVD that actually came with said magazine. Hindsight two starts off with a Dyno commercial with classic footage of Dave Voelker and not so classic 2005 footage. I though Dyno had moved on to making beach cruisers or something but the Australians have kept the brand alive. The DVD opens with the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=901]Vans Let it Ride competition[/url] that was held at the HardRock & Casino parking lot of Las Vegas.
"Strange things happen at FDR." That´s what Brett Downs wrote us. When we opened the attached photos of the girls, we could only agree with him. The Pin-Up section might cost us a sponsor or two, but the number of hits the section gets shows that it's hard for everyone to hold back. Don't click on it. Just don't, if you don't want to see this month's pin-up.
Oldsmar, Florida – Factory Formula’s AA Pro “dR” Donny Robinson hit up the second stop on the ABA’s 2006 pro tour, the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida, looking to capitalize on the consistency that earned him the ABA’s National #3 AA Pro and Pro Cruiser spots in 2005. Donny’s Formula Solution Pro and Solution Pro Cruiser were totally dialed-in after his Formula debut two weeks ago at the ABA’s Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada and he was ready for battle in sunny Florida.
Robinson had a bit of a scare in Saturday morning practice.
January 2006 marked the day that Philip started pedaling his Z12. Okay, it's got training wheels on but give the guy a break, he just turned two. In the October editorial I did not know exactly what Philip wanted to do later on in life when he grows up, but after seeing him have so much fun on his HARO, things are looking up. It's winter now so it's tough to go outside and ride, so the living room has become the training ground for little Philip.
When I put the Shadow Conspiracy DVD in the player I was expecting some weird stuff. For some reason the "different" ad campaign and commercials around the Shadow brand made me think that way. I'm glad to tell you that my expectations were wrong. Sure, the team rider intros had this Shadow vibe to them with red lighting and CSI like editing but soon after it was straight to the BMX bike for lots of street riding and also lots of dirt.
-You changing sponsors from S&M to HARO came as a surprise for some. How did it materialize? Rob: Pretty much just got a call one day from Tony D asking me if I had anything going on for next year. He called me back a few days later telling me what he could do and it sounded good. I've always stayed with Haro guys at all the comps, couch surfing. We're all really good friends and live in the same town. I just thought how good it will be to travel the world with your best friends. Now I have a chance to do that, so I went for it. Don't get me wrong, S&M was great!! But Sometimes change is good.
-You've been around for quite a few years now, what have been your biggest results?
Hometown: Nuenen (small town near EINHOVEN DE GEXTE!, Holland)
Congratulations on the signature frame. When did you hook up with KHE?
Bram: Thanx! about a year ago I got in contact with Thomas of KHE, that's when it all started! About 3/4 months ago we started working on my RIP signature frame.. and it just arrived!
Did you always have your own ideas as far as products are concerned?
Bram: HELL YEAHH!! I'm a product freak hehe. Well.. I'm doing a technical education so that's where my interests are at. I'm also the kinda hardcore rider that fully goes for it and breaks the smallest part on the bike. So for me it's really important that the parts are well made! That's why I chose for KHE.. and I'm happy they also chose for me!
January 2006. Starting the year on a high, GBH Ramps has just completed works on two parks in Beddau and Gelligaled. Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has been committed to providing exceptional skate facilities for the youth in their area and through a tender process selected GBH Engineering as the choice company to design and construct their two new skateparks.
The NBR crew sent us an invitation to come check out the Meker skatepark in Middelburg. On Saturday 14 January we (Wendy, Philip, Bart) headed to Zeeland for the jam and video premiere. After a short family stop at the beach (4 miles away) we entered the Meker. A couple of riders were already jamming in the transformed sports hall (now skatepark) and the i-Pod was taking care of the sounds. With our son Philip around, it was hard to tell how long we could stay for the jam so I opted to take a couple of pics right away.
Park managers Vladdie de Koning and Rolf Blenk were cruising around the park on their bikes. It helps when skatepark managers are BMX riders; bikes allowed. Thomas "Pop up" Ruissen was doing manual to barspins and manuals to crankflips and also did turndowns over the little jump box.