b]HARO riders are uniting for another UK tour. On board will be Ryan Nyquist (USA), Josh Harrington (USA), Ben Shenker (Hungary), Stefan Geisler (Germany), Anthony Pill (UK), Senad Grosic (Austria) Ben Manuel (UK), Ben Hennon (UK) and possibly Jamie Gray (Australia).
First stop will be the Works skatepark in Leeds (March 29th). On March 30th the team will make an appearance at the Ruff Ride BMX park (BMX only) in Liverpool. On the 31st it's off to Burnley for a session at the Interact skatepark. After that the team will be present at the Bike Show in Coventry (1-3 April).
Make sure to visit one of the parks or come to the contest at The Bike Show.
For info as it comes visit: www.harobikes.com
The A-team's BA Baracus is overcoming his worst fear: flying. BA is getting his signature frame from the people at 1664BMX. When asked for more info we received the following answer:
"We would love to send you some more info on the frame, but as of right now B.A Baracus has a tighter grip on that info then he does on his gold chains in a dark alley."
Leave it to the Canadians.......
Mike Castillo, better known as Big Island has found work over in Hollywood. Big is working at Mark Mahoney's tattoo studio called: Shamrock Social Club. It doesn't get much better than that in tattoo land.
Big Island is doing jobs left and right sweeping floors and writing down appointments. With Mark Mahoney around it's a good way to learn how the job gets done. Expect Big to start taking appointments himself in a year or so.
When you're in Hollywood, stop by and say hi. Ph. 310-271-9664
Trivia: Mark Mahoney is the artist who did Pete Augustin's Madusa over 15 years ago.
We received this from one of our favorite artists. In fact, we've got one of his paintings on the wall here.........
Hello Friends of Bend...
There are 3 new paintings for sale on the Bend site. They are all 7"x7"
and $250 each.
You can buy them direct through the credit card system on the Bend
Michael de Wit used to live 10 miles from Aarle-Rixtel, our hometown. Together with the Van Boxmeer brothers he got into the BMX/skate thing early. Michael started out with a Minerva bike and made many trips to Aarle-Rixtel to ride together. One year at a contest/party at Ponypark Slagharen, Mike decided to go for the beerbong. Instead of pouring beer in the funnel, it was filled with a litre of Chocolate Milk. If you even wondered where the King of Choq nickname came from, wonder no more.
When you think of Oklahoma, what do you think of; Hoffman Bikes, Mat Hoffman, the secret ninja warehouse, Cowboys and Indians? Well now there is one other item you can add to that list; cement bike/skatepark..
That is right February 3, 2005 marked the official grand opening of the 1st cement bike\skate park in Oklahoma City.
This is not just a bike/skatepark, this is a 26,000-square foot facility that features an 11-foot half pipe, 10-foot over vert pocket, Panda bowl with 3 shapes, Volcano with a sub box on top, 8-stair with two hubba
Kink BMX's Jim Cielencki is opening a bike/skate shop called Sunday Skate BMX in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. It should be open in a few months. He already has a key to the place.
Danny Hickerson won the Front Yard jam held in Ventura, Ca. last week. The contest was organized by Ryan Sher.
Dirty Dan Bogard is finishing up the design of his signature frame. They'll be available some time in May.
The Kink crew was challenged by a unicycle that showed up at their offices. While most people have a hard time hopping on, Jim Cielencki grabbed the thing and just started pedaling. Will it be a new item for his Sunday Skate BMX store?
We at FATBMX don’t know shit about putting together our own videos. It seems like there are a lot of you guys out there that are messing around with digital video camera’s and computers. Maybe you can help us out making a couple of 30 seconds FATBMX commercials. We want to run some fresh ones in Props and Soul, the two leading BMX video magazines so you’re sure that the commercials will be seen.
Because of the fucked up PAL/NTSC tape system and the various DVD
Tips when you go USA
When you ride BMX, most likely you want to check out the scene in the USA. If you don’t live in the USA and you have never made the trip over, here are a few tips. I could list a whole bunch of good stuff and a whole list of bad stuff about the land of the free and the home of the brave. Here’s a mixture so you don’t get your hopes up of a perfect world but it shouldn’t hold you back from discovering the country where it all started.