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BMX Rap”Hit the Doubles” by Smokin’ Jo

Riding BMX bikes brings you to a point in life when you must make the decision to simply “Hit the Doubles,” as my 30+ year squadmate Smokin’ Joe puts it. Smokin’ Joe Pinckney has been a staple in midwest BMX for the whole entire time. I don’t see him putting the 2 wheeled machine down anytime in our near future. This song brings me back to the basics of BMX when you just have to man up and send it, cheers to Smokin’ Joe for keeping it original, and of course keeping the BMX spirit alive!

He mentions a bunch of references to the history of the sport itself along with some popular BMX names (Mat Hoffman, Chris Moeller, Steve Crandill, Scott Yoquelet, Ron Wilkerson, Joey Marks, Chad Newman, Barney Rubble, Dave Mirra, and many more)

Take a few top peep this out his Soundcloud with even more BMX related tracks along with some other OG tracks. If you see Joe in real life, give that dude a nice sized “High Five” for me.

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The Battle for Midwest BMX | 2019

Yes indeed BMX fans, it is that time of the year when we start to load up the cannons for the 6th annual Battle for Midwest BMX! This year we are stoked to welcome the Hoffman Sports Association (HSA) as our sanctioning body, and also a brand new sponsor Hoffman Bikes.  We are stoked this year to get the winter park season blasting off!  Bill Nitschke from Wonder Wheels BMX will be helping out and the mic and other administrative orders once again this year also. 

Take a peek at the newly formed guidelines for the series points, and be ready to battle it out for the series winner in each class (excluding open) receives a free week of camp at Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp.

The Open Class: A Shotgun format, 3 runs overall with the lowest 1/3 removed after each round.  Prize or Cash to be given out to each round winner.  This will encourage all who are just out for the fun and support of this series, and those in support of pure fun and freestyle BMX.

Example: Round 1 – Rad | Round 2 –  Radder |Round 3 – Raddest   

We are looking forward to seeing all of your friendly faces this year.  Follow BFMWBMX on Instagram for more media!

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How the Power of Visualization helps me Ride BMX!

Take a listen as I discuss how the powers of visualization helps me on an everyday bases to teach myself all kinds of different things in this crazy life.  We take certain things for granted, like they just happen to us, I have learned that you can take control of almost any situation and make it your own after making it a part of your everyday life.

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Go learn some new stuff!

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Main Parachute Failure – Revisit from 2001!

A skydive gone wrong, and then gone right back to right again.  This type of experience really does get the heart rate up if you are looking to just simply skydive, well that is pretty fun too!

This is actual video from my 20th Skydive. I jumped from 8,000 Feet with a 10 second delay before pulling my main chute, the camera picks me up directly after the chute opens with a “Line-Over”.

Thankfully due to the successful training by the talented folks at Skydive Fort Wayne, AJ the lead instructor on the Mic as he helps guide me down to a safe landing with the much smaller reserve chute. What you don’t see or get to see is directly before the cameraman locked on.  I realized that during the whole mess of the rough opening that the radio channel had gotten switched, all I could hear during until I finally decided to cut away I could not hear AJ until I regained stable flight under the well respected reserve chute!

Estimates:

Spinning out of control at about 65mph before I cut away

Once cut away I went to 120-130mph very quickly and then back to about 35mph in under 3 seconds, what a RIDE!

 

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Backyards and Bikes | BMX

Check out a quick little flow session on the backyard mini-ramp with Brandon Wolferman and myself. The basic idea here is to go out and do anything.  Simply put, if your not doing something every single day you have to change your radio station to on that does.

Brandon Wolferman | Age 22 – Insta @WolfieBMX

Rich Hoppe | Age 44 – Insta @Rich.Hoppe

Music: The Mind Sweepers – Laid Back

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The Battle for Midwest BMX Finals | Butler, OH – Ohio Dreams

Open Class Mayhem: Video by Brant Moore BMX

The 2018 Battle for Midwest BMX Contest Series is officially in the books.  Once again, thank you to everyone who helped out judging, riding, spectating, driving, running to the coffee shop or simply cheering on the riders!

The Battle Series is all about having some fun while getting to ride some of the Midwest’s best indoor skateparks.  The series is set up to help support indoor parks, and to give folks something to look forward to though-out the sometimes long and nasty winters.  This marks the 5th year in a row for the series and we have remained cool, calm, and most of all we have all had a bunch of fun.  I genuinely appreciate all the newfound friendships and all of the stories and experiences I personally have taken part in over the past 60 months and I thank all of you for sharing them with me.

This is the 3rd year where the Finals took place directly in the middle of nowhere Ohio. (Butler,OH) at the magnificent hidden gem known as Ohio Dreams Action Sports Camp.   We once again had over 30 BMX riders from over 5 states showing up to shred the typically closed to the public indoor playground designed by one Nate Wessel at Ohio Dreams!

I will be working on next seasons schedule, along with possibly some bigger sponsors for next year with possibly some BIGGER prizes!


2018 Series Points Race Overall Winners

Trevor Brayden – Beginner Class | Overall Winner

Greyden Schneider – Intermediate Class | Overall Winner

Aiden Amburgey – Expert Class | Overall Winner


Here are the Podiums from Ohio Dreams

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Stop #4 Ohio Dreams this Saturday!

 

We are headed back to Ohio Dreams this Saturday to finish up the Finals one more time in the Battle for Midwest BMX!  I have been all over the place lately and my time has been limited with keeping up on everything.  I will have the series points updated very soon!  See you all Saturday in at Ohio Dreams!

 

 

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Hannah Roberts Interview II Special Delivery | Video

We are back with our absolute most favorite female rider on planet earth, the one and only Hannah Roberts!  In this interview Hannah is freshly off a aeroplane from China (YES CHINA) where she won back-to-back weekend events, including titles in both the FISE Worldwide Series as well as claiming the women’s world Title!

Sit back and enjoy as we have a entertaining 5 minute interview with Hannah Roberts inside the Fort Wayne Indoor Skatepark!

Follow Hannah on Social Media to keep up on her Worldwide travels!

9,518 Followers, 331 Following, 652 Posts – See Instagram photos and videos from Hannah Roberts (@hannah_roberts_bmx)
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Video Credit: Cannon-Fodder.com

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BFMWBMX – Kitchen Results | Wedgewood Ramps 3.17.18

 

Results from The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark: (Photo & Video Guys were off the Clock)

CLASS:                                 NAME:                         Rank     PTS       Series   Overall 

BEGINNER DEREK LONG 1 249 10 14
BEGINNER LUCA FACHINI 2 247 8 8
BEGINNER HAILEY ROBBINS 3 244 7 7
BEGINNER NATE MITCHELL II 4 240 6 6
BEGINNER XAVIER GONZALAZ 5 237 5 5
BEGINNER TREVOR BRAYDEN 6 225 4 11

 

INTERMEDIATE HUNTER ISSACSON 1 261 10 10
INTERMEDIATE TYRIS YODER 2 260 8 8
INTERMEDIATE GABRIEL PEARSON 3 258 7 7
INTERMEDIATE GRAYDEN SCHNEIDER 4 252 6 6
INTERMEDIATE BLAKE OSBORN 5 251 5 5
INTERMEDIATE JACOB RORIE 6 247 4 9

 

EXPERT AIDEN AMBURGEY 1 258 10 18
EXPERT CHIPPY HASTREET 2 256 8 8
EXPERT REECE SERGINA 3 255 7 14
EXPERT BRANDON COLLETT 4 253 6 12
EXPERT ETHAN POTTS 5 248 5 5
EXPERT RYAN MAYO 6 246 4 8

 

OPEN JARED WEIDOWER 1 277 NA
OPEN OLIVER FOSTER 2 265 NA
OPEN HANK O’LANK 3 259 NA
OPEN BOB GUNN 4 256 NA
OPEN BRANDON WOLFERMAN 5 255 NA
OPEN CHRIS CHAMBERLIN 6 242 NA
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Battle Contest Results, Photos & Video: Stop #1 The Fort Wayne Indoor

Aiden Amburgey Roasts a Flair at The Battle for Midwest BMX | Photo: Matt Hakey


JUDGES

Josh Orr | Brandon Wolferman | Bill Nitschke

Words: Rich Hoppe | Photos: Matt Hakey


Click the Image Below to view the Video by Backyard BMX Co

The th year in The Battle for Midwest BMX officially kicked off in Fort Wayne, Indiana at The Fort Wayne Indoor BMX & Skatepark sponsored by Wonder Wheels BMX &  Summit City Bicycles.  The weekend started off on Friday night with a practice session to help get some of the new folks used to the unique layout inside the Fort Wayne Indoor.

The day began  with a 2.5 hour practice session, Alec Rutherford was attempting to win practice but we never actually judged practice!  After practice ended we  moved straight into the contest.  Beginners were up 1st and the butterflies were tearing up everyone’s stomach for sure.  Once we got the butterflies out, Ethan Webb ended up taking the victory with various 1 footed moves and a few Steve Questa inspired wall rides was enough to take the top spot. Congrats to all the beginners who stepped up and participated in the Battle Contest!