Yesterday I was one of the lucky few to have the privilege to shred the newly finished bike and skatepark Rampfest. Thirty or so riders were on the list and every single one of us was having a blast, at least that’s the impression I got from seeing the smiles on people’s faces. I sure know I was in a good mood!
The place has got huge ramps, smaller ramps and a setup with foampit, resi-box and regular boxjump, all with the same specs. Already some dudes were doing mental things on the regular box. So I can imagine that the level of riding, not just on the boxjump, will blow out of proportion for sure.
Big thanks to Brett and all the dudes who put in 14 hour days for the past 4 months to get the place up and running. Now have a look at this promo video showcasing the park and then go ride it next session available.
Decided to do a little writeup on the specs of the 2009 Simple frames, the Ace, Enigma and Weaver. I think it’s a shame that many companies don’t write a full list of specs that have some kind of “standard” so that the specs can be compared to the specs of other frames. BB height for example is traditionally measured from the ground to the center of the bottom bracket. This, as many of you already know, will vary with tyre size and fork choice. So why not just all agree to specify the height from the axle-to-axle centerline? Sure this still leaves the fork variation, but it’s at least one less variable…
Posted: August 25th, 2008 | Author:Jmy | Filed under:BMX | Tags:Rampfest | Comments Off
Rampfest will have it’s grand opening this friday and about 30 riders have been invited to be the first to officially session the monster of a park. Rampfest indeed. Can’t wait to ride the place! Guess I’ll regret this later, but I’m calling out flairs in the resi quarter… I have to at least try.
Click below to see what it looks like as of a few days ago. Stole the pic from the Focalpoint site.
I’m on the tram on my way to work and of course I see a lot of random people. But what got me thinking now is the amount of people that have their mouth partially or even almost fully open 99% of the time. I can see at least three commuters right now that completely fail to close their mouths. What causes this? Weak jaw muscles? Heavy lower lips? Big teeth? Swollen gums? Mild retardation? Hmm, the big mysteries of life…
I’ve entered the realm of extreme geekyness and have Jailbroken my iPhone and made my own theme for it. I love customizing my things and I like how this one turned out. I’ve basically just snagged bits and pieces from different themes and some icons I had for my mac, modified them and combined it all into my own theme.
I’ll probably update it more when I find stuff I’d like to add or re-style. Guess I’ll keep a recent copy online at all times.
You can download the current version here. Click the thumbnail for a preview.
I work at a bike shop. There I spend a lot of time building BMX bikes, ranging from low end beginner completes, to $3000 top of the line customs.
Today I spotted this sticker on one of the bikes from a company who’s got their debut with completes this year.
I know that it’s probably the factory where it’s made and assembled who’s got some kind of policy to put these stickers on there. But seriously? Since when is a freestyle BMX bike, no matter the price, “Not for stunting”?
My girlfriend Maggie used to be a very active blogger but stopped for a while. She’s now changed over to WordPress and has a new blog up and running. It will undergo some design changes in the near future. So if you want to read what the girlfriend of a weird nerdy swede has on her mind, click yourself on over to the Gossip Lounge. Maybe there will be some embarrassing gossip about me there…