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.
Ricky Adam is one of Dig's main photographer. Next to taking BMX pics, Ricky takes on other projects too. His website is completely redone and you can check it out by clicking the link at the bottom.Here's what Ricky had to say: I've been up for long time now drinking coffee, chewing gum and listening to The Big Boys 'Lullabies help the brain grow' LP for inspiration (R.I.P. Randy Biscuit Turner). So finally after 15+ months of pure neglect I have got around to updating/redesigning my site ...If someone treated their kids like I treat my website social services would have taken them away by now! In the meantime I'd like to thank 'you' for checking it out (if you decide to!), Thomas Fritscher for kicking my ass in gear and doing a stellar job helping to redesign/programme my site, a big thank's to Ed Docherty for letting me use his excellent camera illustrations as well as everyone else who is a decent human being ...even if it's not hip this year. Enjoy the photos! I'm off to bed... Love, Ricky xx
Name: Steven Paul Woodward Age: 24 Hometown: San Diego, USA
You ride for wethepeople, a German company. Have you ever met the guys? Steve: Well I haven't met all them. I got the chance to meet Klaus and he was a super cool guy, and I have heard Rob is quite a personality.
Does your deal go through Tip and who do you deal with there? Double D? Steve: I think they send a lot of the stuff through Tip, sometimes straight from Germany, I have no idea who to talk to at Tip.
You're from the San Diego area, are you a Dirtbro? Steve: Yes indeed, part of the new chapter that faded out for some reason. I guess there are new sprockets and stems in the works from what I hear.
We're happy with the answers on the most recent poll on FATBMX.com. It showed that you don't need the shit talking on this site through chat rooms and forums. It also showed that you don't need a myspace.com/fatbmx site. We didn't listen there and saw that the URL was still available. Webmaster Jos got to work and within 30 minutes he hooked it up. Even though myspace isn't our thing, it doesn't hurt to do some FATBMX promotion on a website that has over 60 million members. www.fatbmx.com is and will be the real deal so make sure to bookmark it.
We are in Taiwan right now & just received our final prototypes of our OneWay street & park pegs. These pegs are one product that I am very excited about & we have been working on these for a year now. These pegs are very unique in that they feature a special offset internal machining process that reduces the weight significantly. They also feature an optional built in chain tensioner which again reduces the weight of your bike set-up.
• There is a really nice and rocking trick footage of UK Eastpak pro Ben Hennon at Backyard Jam in the latest Props Video #59
• Alex Jumelin impresses everyone with a really good double page full shot picture taken in Berlin. See that pic in the latest Freedombmx magazine #68
• In DIG #51 is a report of the Carhartt roadtrip from Basel/SW to Rome/IT our friend Stefan Lantschner set up last year. Also Eastpak riders like Hannu Cools and Niels Thanild went on that trip and proof it with nice pictures in DIG.
• Our friends at FATBMX are rockin´ and will be "traveling with style" in 2006.
3D BMX TRACK MAP. Wondering how the track is going to look like at the 2006 UCI BMX World Championships or the next round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup? Look no further, the UCI is pleased to announce the introduction of 3D graphic designs of all upcoming (and yet to be build) UCI tracks at World Championships and UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. The 3D design is created by computer graphic genius Daniel Ahlgren, based on track design drawings from master UCI track builder Tom Ritzenthaler.
Man I appreciate it when people go out of their way to get a good cover. Welcome to RIDEBMX May 2006. That title you see in the cover photo is an actual billboard and Gary Young is footplanting it. You can tell by the table that San Diego's Gary comes from the school of Vic Murphy. Sweet. The May issue happens to be the Photo issue. I thought every issue of RIDE was a photo issue already. It's a quick read but at least I can say I read the issue, something that's harder to claim on some of the fellow BMX mags. RIDE is on top of things though and the (photo) quality is high. Find out who's stuck in the bathroom creating a mess. It's over dude. Here's the contents, stolen from Ride's Myspace:
Features Private Property: Nyquist's Unit: It's big, odd shaped, and covered in Skatelite.