We bought this issue of BMX-UP while we were in France. The cover states that it has reports on the Nokia Fise, the Bercy race World's and the Oakley Twenty Jam in Carmaux, all events we went to over the summer. Tommy Lauque gets the cover nose diving over the FISE spine. After a couple of pages of news we arrive at the Twenty compound which is a business visit/interview with Jean Luc Ferrari and Alex Baret. Here's another familiar event we visited in '05: E Viva Espagna (LG Action Sports World tour - Barcelona). The O/20 jam was a good time and memories returned while flipping through page 18-25. Visit that place when you can. Next up is a race report from the French BMX championships (Mours) with 10 pages of colourful BMX coverage. Frank Soulier does rad tables and gets interviewed in an article that's about the Paris area. If you speak French, you can learn more about Fred Borel and John Petit too as they ask them some questions.
I'm watching the Agoride DVD right now and am trying to finish the review while watching. Not the best set-up but this way I'm sure it gets done. Basically the Agoride DVD is a great archive of 2005 happenings that took place in Europe and France in particular. Even if you're not a top 5 pro finisher, there is a good chance you made it on this DVD if you went to the FISE contest, BMX Masters, King of Boueno, Braun Flatground, Varsovie, the Vibrations Urbaines (Nantes and Pessac) or the 100 Contest.
Depending on what you are looking for, this DVD might be for you but it can possibly be not worth your time. If you hate jungle music and are down for the classics, you should turn the music down. If you don't like special effects, this DVD can get a bit annoying at times. If you want banger tricks only, we can advise you to look further. But the Agoride DVD sure has a crowd and we'd say it's for flatland riders as most footage is from the flat discipline.
The upcoming Mutiny DVD clocks in just under 30min and has bonus sections from the pro and bro teams giving you 20min more of pure video-tainment for only $15.95! Two videos for the price of half a video? That's insane. What's even crazier is the hidden wreck section you'll never find on the DVD. Gnar. To view the trailer, [url=http://www.mutinybikes.com/video/mutinydvd.mov]click right here[/url] or go to the [url=http://www.mutinybikes.com]Mutiny Bikes website[/url] to download the trailer on your I-pod video.
The Canadian Freestyle Organiztion (CFO) Presents the "Flatland's Unlimited" Contest Series Round 1 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The first event of this new series will be held during the Toronto International Bicycle Show from Friday March 3-5, 2006.
Location The National Trade Centre, Hall A Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January, 2006 - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the first-ever, season-long professional multi-sport tour in action sports, has added MasterCard as the Tour’s official payment brand and ConAgra Foods’ Slim Jim as the official salty snack. MasterCard and Slim Jim join a roster that includes the Tour’s founding partners, all of whom return as sponsors in 2006. As associate partners of the Dew Action Sports Tour, MasterCard and Slim Jim receive Tour-wide category exclusivity and fully integrated marketing benefits, including television ads, print promotion, event signage and branding, online assets, grassroots marketing elements, hospitality, and inclusion in the Tour’s multi-million dollar marketing campaign.
“Our latest partnerships with MasterCard and Slim Jim demonstrate the breadth of the Dew Action Sports Tour’s appeal to the corporate community as a marketing platform,” said Wade Martin, General Manager of the Dew Action Sports Tour. “Our newest partners will support their initiatives with innovative onsite activation that will enhance fans’ experiences and promotional programs through their respective retail channels.”
Name: Jamie Bestwick Age: 34 Hometown: Derbyshire, England
What has daddy Bestwick been up to lately? Jamie: Well apart from being a dad to my fantastic son Samuel, alot of traveling, just got back from the etnies photo shoot in CA, working on a few new ventures that I am passionate about, and trying to get a new bike together. (ed note: He's off GT)
Have you moved your family over to England permanently? Jamie: No they are here with me in PA at the moment, I don't want to be too far away from them, as the contest season is coming around again, we are just commuting back & forth at the moment, but still spending the majority of the time here in the States.
The NBL RM59 Tropical challenge race is taking place in Puerto Rico this weekend. A whole bunch of BMX pros made it over to race and hang out. Robert de Wilde won 3 out of 4 classes. Congrats Afro Bob!
Elite Men: 1 Robert de Wilde 2 Donny Robinson 3 Kyle Bennett 4 Mike Day 5 Bubba Harris 6 Jason Rogers 7 Henrik Baltzersen 8 Randy Stumpfhauser