Monday, February 21, 2011

Tara Llanes

I used to race Tara at 4X World cups, she's a legend of the sport and a super cool girl. As you can see from this video trailer she is also pretty damn amazing.... I look forward to the full version of this, it looks pretty special. Check out Tara's website here http://www.tarallanesroadtorecovery.com/

The video also features another amazing athlete, Stephen Murray. I just ordered my new VSW tee from www.staystrong.co.uk, go check out the new stock!


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Splinter or skewer?!

Here is a pic of one of the riders who crashed in the video I posted yesterday. The velodrome bites! That's one hell of a splinter.




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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Track World Cup

It's really good to see how far cycling has come in terms of national popularity. The track World Cup racing was available live on TV all weekend (although hidden on the red button channel!) and the atmosphere in the Manchester Velodrome this weekend looked really good. Of course, a major part of this is the success of the GB riders, I guess the crowd know they are going to have at least a couple of medals to cheer about! It can't be that many years ago that stadium would have been half empty though...

I do like to watch the track racing but it grabbed me a little more than I expected this weekend, there were only a few of the longer races that ended up being a bit dull. Even the individual pursuit final on friday turned out to be pretty exciting. Always good to spot a few BMXers in there to, Roy Van Den Berg throwing some elbows in his long socks, and Shanaze making her return to track racing. I don't think Shanaze's race went as well as she'd liked but she's not long back from injury so I am certain there's much more power in them legs yet.

If you didn't watch any of it, or you missed it, just watch this one race from last night. Awesome.



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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Bikes & Beers



Lack of updates recently I apologise! Not loads going on, bit of trails, bit or track action... headed to Nottingham for a pre-France session with some of the Roadtrip crew a couple of weeks back, it was a bit damp but a good fun track, it's always cool to ride somewhere different too. It was my 30th birthday that day as well, everyone told me my body would start to hurt and creak overnight and unfortunately they were right! My arm swelled up due to tendonitis, not what I wanted this close to France but I've rested it well and I think it's gonna be ok. Also had a bit of a party for my 30th the following Friday with all the norwich, bury and ipswich BMX boys attending. Was ace having everyone together for beers and laughs! thanks guys! :o)

GB tees are now out, Tim Machin was repping the shirt at the Norwich race today and Jonny has been repping his at burlesque night! I've had a few enquiries since printing them, so if you want one get in touch and if I have enough requests I may do another run. Oh and incase you were wondering the relevence of the bear...it's a Norfolk thing!















The French trip is only 2 weeks away now, I can't wait to get out there. I think there is about 26 riders flying and more driving from the Caen race to join us, gonna be big! So as France 2011 is nearly here, check out these vids from previous years:

France 2010 from joeybmx on Vimeo.



FRANCE 09 from stoney on Vimeo.







And check out this video of French racer Moana Moo-Caille riding at Trets and Peynier, just down the road from our base camp for the French trip:

Straight-Line from Moana Moo-Caille on Vimeo.


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