Damn, we gotta hurry with these reviews. The mags are already firing out the new issues and we've been sitting on their current book. June 2006 has TJ Lavin on the cover on his shiny bike. The Up Front section tells you the latest in the BMX world including Hickerson riding for T1, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1265]Biz[/url] on Volume, Munro's crash, Musselwhite's spiderglide, Buitrago's top 10, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1206]Millar's[/url] busted shoulder, Vice mag, Riley's spleen and staff picks. There's a quick look on Rochester Minnesota, a how-to on shaving your beard and it tells you that [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] and Chase Hawk are on Odyssey. The Pro Question and Answer is with Edwin Delarosa this month. Rob-o tells about Fit's new video project called Fit Life. Spots: Santa Ana Civic Center. Are you getting the idea that this is a packed issue? We're only on page 40. Then and Now is a cool article. This time it's Brian Castillo filling you in on what he does now and what he did in 1993. Products; plenty of them. Check out the [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] bike set-up.
While Redline’s reigning No.1 ABA Pro and UCI World Champion Bubba Harris recoups from a fractured shoulder, Redline has taken the opportunity to help out and support one of the guys who helped bring Redline to the top rung of the BMX ladder – past National Champion John Purse. Purse, who was planning on racing the upcoming Florida NBL event without a sponsor, was contacted following the news that Bubba would be missing the next 2 rounds, and a short 2-month agreement was quickly reached.
Arcadia, California – After an unfortunate crash in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Mike Moeller has torn his ACL and had to undergo surgery on March 7th to repair the damage. The surgery went very well and Mike has been going through rehabilitation 3 times per day. The doctor told Mike that a full recovery would take 4 months until he could be back to the level he was at before the accident. However, since Mike is stronger than most, the doctor thinks he could be back even sooner. Mike is expected to be back on his bike in early April to begin training again.
Mike Saavedra is putting on a contest on May 6th. He wants everyone to know about the comp so we'll pass the mic to Mike: "I thought I would take the time to send you a flyer for the comp. I also sent a few photos of the park. (PHOTOS BY BLAKE PETTERSON). I will be adding a 5 1/2 foot tall box jump, a wallride and a few other goodies to the park. Practice will be held on May 5th all day so things move a little faster the day of the comp. The 3 class's will be as flowed Grom, Sandbagger and Bigtime. Entry fees are 20, 25 and 30 for Bigtime."
Those are some of the adjectives of a great objective reached in the event of Carapicuiba 2006, see the images registered by the photographers of ABBMX, and in the best sites of BMX of Brazil . The Pictures speak for themselves! Any text of the best writer would not get to describe the emotion and pleasure of seeing so much people and so many friends that love BMX.
We're going old school with John Swanguen here for a minute. John grew up riding with Bob Haro down in San Diego in the '70-s and helped out making the first HARO number plates. He is also the inventor of the Rock Walk. We tracked John down in Fontana, Ca.
Where did you ride with Bob Haro in San Diego?
John: Well, we rode Oasis skatepark of course but our biggest hang out was Skate Heaven in Spring Valley because we both grew up in Spring Valley and we lived like 4 blocks apart. Bob is two years older than me. I'm like 15 and he's like 17 and at the time I'm dating his sister. We got to be really good riding partners and rode a lot together.
Were people looking weird that you did tricks on bikes and not on skateboards at the time?
John: Yeah it was weird, it was kinda one of those things where we did not know where to take it, on account of nobody had done it yet. It was a whole new thing. We actually got the skateparks to commit to letting bikes in two days out of the week. They gave us 2 - 3 hours on bikes and we did not have to deal with skateboarders. Which at the time was quite a bit.
Kronik Energy BMX team riders KC Badger, Ryan Sher, Sean Sexton, Greg Litecky, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1387]Hoang Tran[/url], Lino Gonzalez, Jeshua Constantine, [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1334]Steve Woodward[/url] and team manager Tyler Coleman held an autograph session April 1 at the world famous Black Mountain BMX track in Phoenix, AZ. The autograph session took place during the 2006 ABA Winter Nationals. Newly added team riders [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1357]Aaron Ross[/url] and Mark Mulville were also in attendance. Each team member inked their signatures on specially made Kronik Energy pin- ups that were unique to each rider.
Hilliard, Ohio – April 3, 2006. Hyper Bicycles is serious about their commitment to the National Bicycle League (NBL) and to BMX racing, signing on as the ‘Official Bicycle of the NBL’ for yet another year. This marks the 3rd consecutive year that Hyper has joined forces with the NBL forging an even stronger relationship to promote their quality brand of BMX bikes and components. In addition to their line of BMX race bikes, Hyper will also promote their ‘Hyper X-Games’ Motobike at select National Series events.
BMX has become an Olympic sport. 2008 will be the first time that we see BMX racers battling for the gold. It might be a bit late but the USA Cycling has hired Doug Martin to organize the American troops. We caught up with Doug to see what he's got planned for those American racers who want to be part of the team.
-With so many international BMX squads already making appearances in the USA for some extra training and some extra racing, where does team USA stand in that respect?