…a few random things to point out today. First off, Travis Pastrana and Johnny Knoxville have teamed up for a new Jackass type of TV series that is going to be airing on MTV soon. Apparently, it features stunts from all genres of extreme sports and anything that falls in between. What does this have to do with BMX? Well, not a whole lot at the moment although there are a couple clips in the trailer below that show a BMXer by the name of, Hubert Kowland. Who is Hubert Kowland you ask? Maybe he just owns a BMX bike but I’ve never heard of him. I’m not sure if more BMX is scheduled to be involved in this, but judging from my experiences hanging out with Hoffman and Knoxville last summer, I’m sure Hoffman and others will be involved. I’m just wondering what kind of stunts will be going down, cause the trailer looks ridiculous! It’s like Jackass hyped up on steroids but without all the sick vomiting and bodily fluid antics…Â More info Â
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The Great Britain cycling team’s BMX star, Shanaze Reade, will aim to make history this year by taking three senior world titles in three different disciplines â€“ track, BMX and mountain bike â€“ as she rebuilds following the disappointment of three crashes in her event in Beijing.
“It’s something no one has ever done in one year and I want to experiment to see if I am versatile enough to do it,” said Reade. “Everything is pedalling, that’s what I always say.”
Plans are also being drawn up for her to contest two events in London, with a sprint on the track as well as BMX…Â More info
Former world mountain bike champion Christophe Dupouey committed suicide Wednesday, French cycling officials confirmed.
Dupouey, 40, was reportedly despondent ever since he was sentenced to three months in jail in 2006 for his role in Belgiumâ€™s â€œpot belgeâ€ doping scandal. More than 40 people were arrested in 2003 as part of an alleged distribution network.
The lanky Frenchman switched from road racing into the booming mountain bike scene in the mid-1990s and quickly became a force, becoming the first French rider to win a World Cup race with a win in Houffalize, Belgium in 1996…Â More info
If there’s such a thing as crime karma, it came home to roost on an alleged bicycle thief, discovered with a purloined, $1,000 road bike removed from a bike rack in front of the West Napa Street Safeway store.Â The caper began…Â More Info…