Saturday, 17 May 2008

Man sfield

Bloomy takes elite, mappy 2nd, also in the mix - gamble, hilly, dan w, hilly, l batey and cal was really unlucky in the main with 2moto wins. In (picture) 19+ Lee Baker takes 1st all the way from the 10m line, Flem 2nd and daz reidy in 3. CJ 1st in masters, BB Ives 2 and jason "pull" jessop got a puncture n 3rd. Tambo won junior men. and i blew my final, unclipped, nightmare. More tomorrow!

Friday, 16 May 2008

UP date

Dont forget if your not hitting mansfield up this weekend then you must have a good excuse, Oggy and Nigel are going to the 4X national champs so their excused but if you want to know whats going down at round 4 and 5 of the UK National BMX Series, here is the place to be, I'll be doing phone updates as the results happen so keep checking back.

Bradford gates last night was pretty chilled, Flip was doing the tripple, Arran Skow also trying it and gettin close, keep em peeled for him this weekend if you are headed over to mansfield. We've just got the new 2 man MH gate, its gonna be usefull when the tracks not riding, work starts monday for that, wooop. Right im off to have a mint weekend.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Print this

So yer, after my horrible update on Monday night with the stresses of revision and all that im in a much better place right now. The exam went ok, it was on research methods, so loads of stats questions and "what test would you use in this situation" a couple of questions got me thinking about next years MIS and the best way to go about conducting my own research, im really psyched about where its all going to end up. Pic from my 20" final on Sunday, cheers Rob Hawker.

Your not allowed to leave the exam in the 1st or last 30 minutes, so in an hour exam your there for the whole time, finished with 10 minutes to spare, checked it all through and then started doodling. Came up with an awsome idea for a logo for Suttys Hoops and headed straight for the computer labs afterwards to get it dealt with. Suttys really sorted me out recently and its good to do what i can to pay him back. Rich over at has already done a brilliant job printing up my jersey with my name and the 3 legs so its back with him getting sorted for the weekend to show im rolling on Hoops.

Tuesday night went down to Mansfield in the GBbus with Jez, I need a van, the estate car is good but a van is sooo easy. Adam Smith had come all the way down from Hartlepool for a session, the local big hitters where DC, Tuffs and Jason Jessop where there doing their thing, and it was a pretty good session, the pressure is off now i recon, after Sunday i feel i've got the track pretty much as sorted as im gonna get it, just gotta hold my head come race time. Going to watch Iron Man tonight for the 2nd time, its brilliant, you gotta watch it, oh yer and a late happy birthday to Snazel, who was 18 yesterday.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Come together

This weekend has been awsome, Bradford gates in the sun on saturday, then took flip to the trails to see what was what, Jordan was already on the floor when i got there after attempting the 5th one, and well erm, not making it. Get well soon yoof. Got back to the house at about 6 and the lads had been to buy a BBQ, a great investment me thinks, had a few guests round and generally a good one, decided to sit out of the poker that was starting at 11 to get some pro sleep.

And it was well worth it, mansfield is only 80 minutes away, but i hardly ever get there cos they do gates tuesdays which is a uni day till 7. Anyhow i drove down with Ben and Snazel, Ben wasnt racing, and is off to Egypt tomorrow, have a great time mate. Anyhow, the track is great, ended up killing some kid in the 1st corner during practice (really sorry youth) didnt see him until mid air on the doubles into the turn, i locked up on landing but still went into him, Snazel recons i should have T-boned him over the berm, but who knows where he'd have ended up (feel free to come and kick me in the shin at the national kid). I havent raced on that 1st straight before and you need some pull, that 1st corner is crazy, the jump into it kinda kicks you to the outside abit so its a strange feeling, and there is only 1 line round that 1st corner, woop woop. Had a perfect day on my cruiser 1.1.1. in moto's, gate 5 in the main and led from the gate.

20" was mental, 29 riders in 17+ which was amazing to see at a regional, even tho it was a midlands/east anglia round there where loads of northerners coming out to play. I felt i had an OK first straight but need to start doing some longer sprints to be able to spin round the whole track. Was everage down the 2nd straight into the wind and then, really empty come the 3rd straight. But with this track i can really see whoever has the holeshot having a massive advantage. Me, Ethan (sponsored by Monster) and Snazel from the north in the C final, ha, Ryan Yearsley took the win with Eth in 2nd, I was in 3r into the last corner and tried railing the corner, apparently not such a good idea and got swooped, ah well, its all good practice before next week.

The real memory of the day for me though was sitting up on the start hill just before my final and Andy Restal getting on the mic and giving the crowd the full Kelvin story, it really was an emotional moment. I wont be forgeting it for a while, and it'll be a nice anecdote when Kelv does well at the worlds in a couple of weeks and books is place in The Olympics.

Great news for me though, my cruiser back wheel that i was having trouble with was still kicking up a fuss on Sunday so I have a set of custom built Sutty Hoops on the way for the weekend. Sutty built up my 20" wheels as well and I love em, Sun Rhyno Lite camo rims built on DXR hubs, front and back, with custom nipples, b, e, a, utiful. Cant wait to ride these.

Bit of a lame blog, sorry, I've got an exam at 9 tomorrow and this is just a rest from revision, I will be motivated mid week for a good one. As per usual pics coutesy of and guest blogger, BootaTM

Sunday, 11 May 2008

BC screw Batey

For the full story from Liam Batey, Kelvins brother, check out BMXtalk, and show your support on I really dont think anyone can explain fully whats going on here, i try and stick up for BC as much as i can with all the flack they get but seriously, wtf?

Tuffy takes 17+

After a stylish semi and boosting the triple into the last turn GHPs ant tuffs 1st alan hill 2nd and johny hastings with a mint final to get 3rd, i won cruiser if ur interested Twarn

Mansfield picture of the day!

Peebz excuse for getting moto'd. More to follow from sun soaked mansfield inter-regional.
post by BootaTM