Name: Ron Kimler Age: 35 Hometown: White Lake, Michigan
How did you land a job at Woodward Camp? Ron: I started in 1991 as an instructor/counselor. In 1997 I met my wife Marcia at Woodward. She was a gymnastics instructor. After we were married in 2000, Woodward offered Marcia full time employment, which worked out great for us.
If you're trying to get rid of your 44-16 gearing but find the Profile cassette hubs a bit on the expensive side, you can look into this Madeira Dexter hub. Madeira is actually a sister brand of Profile racing and is also made in the USA but has a different price tag attached to it. Read on to see the specs of the black cassette hub.
Checking in with Martti Kuoppa on the 2007 Red Bull Circle Of Balance to be held on 27 February in Tokyo.
Q: Have you entered a Red Bull Circle of Balance competition before? Martti: Yes, both 2 before. Q: Do you think it's right that the event is taking place in Japan this time? Martti: Yes I think it is a right location to do it. Just because it will add some extra value for the outlook of the event for people in the west and of course in Asia as well because there are many pro riders from different sides of the world.
The Red Bull Circle of Balance is going to take place in Tokyo, Japan on 24 February. We asked a few of the invited riders of this unique flatland event to answer a few questions for FATBMX.Matt Wilhelm was on the case and you can find his answers and bike check right here.
Have you entered a Red Bull Circle of Balance competition before? Matt: Yes, I have been a part of the two other Red Bull comps and they were amazing and helped push flatland and my own riding to new levels.
Do you think it's right that the event is taking place in Japan this time? Matt: I have been to Japan several times, and it seems like there is a lot of interest in flatland over there. It makes sense for the best flatland comp to be in the place with the best flatland scene.
The second Münster jam went down the last weekend of January. It was the next real big event after the Simpel Session. A lot of people had been really exicted about the upcoming event. And you could feel a real good vibe during the jam.Jochen and Roland really took it serious to organize a rider friendly jam. A bottle of Isotonic Water and a Banana were handed out to every rider, and after the hard Battles on the track a big pasta dinner went down. Props for the food, boys.
The name of this jam alone should already tell you that the intention of getting together is just to have a good time. It's being held at Skate City in Las Vegas so that's an other reason to make the trek. 24hr/day action and sunshine this time of the year. Add 13 concrete skateparks in the city to that and you can't go wrong. The contest has a beginner class, expert class and 100% payback pro class. The comp starts early on Saturday 3 March with beginner practice at 8am. Pro contest starts at 5pm. Location: Skate City, 4915 Steptoe # 600, Las Vegas, NV 89122.
Round 3 of the 2007 ABA Pro race events took place this past weekend in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the Lazy E Arena. While the arena is better known for some big time Pro Rodeos, it seemed like instead of a Pro BMX race, there was a Rodeo going on this weekend as a slew of riders took big time tumbles and crashes. The ABA build a great track for the riders and there was some great race action all weekend long.
FELT riders Michael Sommer and Scotty Cranmer have got a video up on the feltbmx.com website. Michael's video is long and super funny, especially if you know how to speak German. They put some effort into that one. Clip number two is the Scotty Cranmer show. You know that guy has some tricks up his sleeve and the clip had me shake my head a few times in disbelief. Just when you think that the flairs can't be taken any further it's Cranmer pushing it one step further. Curious?