Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pics by Smithy
















Some photo's by Smithy at Smokeriders
Thanks Smithy!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

MTB Millsy!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rain



What crappy weather. Lots of sprints in the rain this week. Scoob and me took the opportunity to buff up the second set on the trails while it was damp making the take off and landing nice and steep. It's pretty amazing how dry it is over there, a little bit of work to clear the water and I got to test it out on sunday, you can boost it good and proper now (see left!)

With all the rain, I was conviced to ride a skatepark for the first time in years on monday night. I met the Harcore Hobbies crew over at 'The Shed' in King's Lynn and felt like a fish out of water. It was cool to watch the skills of the guys who ride park a fair bit and jonny shredding up the place pulling out some rad transfers and big 360's over the box. I got into it a bit later on, but pretty much stuck to the jump box, it was cool though you could go reet high and i managed to pull out a couple of tire grabbers! I was just pleased to be riding my bike in the warm and dry.

Also in case you haven't heard, another round of the winter XC series took place at thetford again last sunday. Norwich Flyers were represented by our very own XC jeyboy Tim Gregory, in lycra and everything. And in case you haven't heard, he beat Ross Tricker. Tim's gonna shave his legs for the next round, that should knock another 5 mins off his time. Go Tim!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Zwolle

Well I had high hopes for the 3rd and 4th Euro Rounds after going well in france bfore that crash meant I couldn't race the semi, but it wasn't to be. Didn't feel on it all weekend, missing a round in France didn't help giving me a bad seeding, but still, it's always going to be tough. There were 3 or 4 of us battling for semi final places in the motos, day one I had a 5th and a third, and got tangled up in a crash which put me out, and day 2 I was qualifying only for the swiss girl to try and take me out as a last ditch attempt to qualify, shoveing her bars in my waist and making us both crash, sending me into the barriers. So I'll be putting this one behind me and looking towards denmark in a few weeks time...

In other news I'll be riding for Hardcore Hobbies this year, good to be part of the crew!! 4down/s&m will also be helping me out a bit through Hardcore Hobbies. Check out their new online shop www.harcorehobbieshq.com

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Police, Camera Action


Last night a Norwich rider who will remain un-named (but not un-pictured) had to be dealt with by the hand of the bicycle law, for doing sprints in the dark, on a pavement with no lights on his bmx bicycle. Tut tut. (Top marks however for commitment to training). Trying to crack a joke with the copper made things worse and after already being stopped for riding a kiddies bike at 3am things weren't looking good and he was being threatened with an ASBO, so the culprit made a sprint for it getting off to a quick start on his 36-14 gearing. The bee-bor bikes were in hot pursuit, chasing him through a potato field and even down the waterslides in a local leisure centre, before the chase came to an abrupt end at dawn as one copper put a foot down on some steps, forcing him to take the compulsory 2 second kickstart penalty.... and thats all our BMX friend needed to get away. He was pretty hungry after all that excitement so robbed a pizza off a chav on the way home.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Gates and stuff

Travelled up to Mansfield for the day on saturday for some gate practice. They have a pro gate with random chip and a good crowd turned up to practice in the head winds! I was snapping pretty good so I'm happy about that going into the race next week. The track was almost bone dry even after all the rain the night before, impressive. DC, Rebecca and I headed over to Chezzy for an hours session before dark, always fun to ride there.

Sunday I headed to the trails, thought about trying out the digging we've been doing but it's a bit scary. The lines basically the same but bigger with the same size tight bowls... but you gotta hit it faster now. I turned my attention to adjusting a landing on the back line and then testing it out, while I was doing that turned round to see Scoob having a go at the other line...it looked as scary as I thought! Should be alright when it hardens up.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year


Hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year. I had a BMXy christmas, spending christmas eve with my 'special BMX friends' which was luverly as always, and christmas day doing sprints in the peeing rain, which wasn't quite so nice. Santa brought me a proper camera though so last sunday I took it to for a test run where riders from Norwich, Ipswich and Bury had a festive BMX get together. Everyone was there including Ross XC Tricker, Super Teddy Williams, Racin' Jason Mills and 90's King of Dirt Mangler Andrews showing he might be a kook but he still got the moves!!

Anyway here's the pictures I took click the link, was a great day....

NEW YEARS JAM PHOTOS

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