Posts Tagged ‘girl bmx’

Muddbunnies Monday: Video of the Week

April 14, 2008

Welcome to another Muddbunnies Monday: Video of the Week. I spent my last two days off riding my hardtail as much as possible. I hit up bike parks on the North Shore, Coquitlam and managed to squeeze some urban riding in on Saturday. I witnessed some kick ass female riders this weekends throwin down no-footers, xups and pulling off some serious, fat air! So in keeping with flow of it all this weeks (multiple) entry comes from Chile. Enter a country in South America occupying a long and narrow coastal strip wedged between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean where we meet Camila Harambour, an 18 year old backflipping, drum banging, bmx rider who’s 3 videos have made Muddbunnies VOTW!

Nickname: Goddy
Location: Buenos Aires (Argentina) Chile
Type of Riding: street, dirt, ramp
Birthday: Sep 14, 1989 – 18yrs old
Trick list: gridns, 180 (both sides), 360, barspin, x-ups, lookdowns/backs, no hand, backflip. Always trying to improve them and do some more 🙂
Webpage: http://www.myspace.com/goddy_bmx_mx

MUDDBUNNIES MONDAY: VIDEO OF THE WEEK

April 6, 2008

SOURCE: BECCI BMX aka Miss Manual


16 years old
Stendal, Sachsen-Anhalt
Germany

Hey i..m Rebecca, 16 years old but most people call me becci. I..m from germany. I love to ride BMX with some friends and riding new spots. I think riding BMX is such a good thing cause you meet new people. The feeling if you learn something new or if you just ride is so good cause I just think about riding it makes me free from my thought. That..s why I love to ride and anyway it..s something special cause how we can see there are not many girls pedaling little bikes 😉 Just one thing I love manualing! Girls ride BMX-Bikes!

Check out Becci’s myspace here

PIPELINE BIKE PARK RACE REPORT- PUMP RACE #11

March 27, 2008

SOURCE: PIPELINE BIKE PARK

Race Report: Pump Race #11 – Retribution II

Bad News Muys lays it down, as Garren continues her glorious championship reign.

The weather was angry that day, my friends, like an old man trying to order soup at a deli. But it didn’t keep a dozen hard core pump racers from coming down to Pipeline to battle on the infamous pump track. The day was marked with the sounds of tires roosting turns, cheering from the surrounding spectators, and kids fighting with Ray Ray Faubert over who found the most easter eggs. Thats right. There was an easter egg hunt after….

In the Women’s Class, Judy Garren put on her race face against Dayna Picco who was riding with the force of a big red firetruck, and Larissa “Weeeee!” Hoath. Judy rode strong on her brand new Brodie, and held her spot at the top of the pump race podium.

Judy and Dayna Rocking the Women’s Main:

Everett Hoath took the winter off of the bike, holding off from racing the Pipeline Indoor 4x, obviously to get ready solely for Sunday’s Pump Race #11. He was killing it and looked like he could take the main. But he still had to get past Adam “Dutch Chocolate” Muys who had stepped up his training by including some new methods like driving around town with a live mountain lion in the car to sprinting up and down the beach in short shorts and knee highs with his ex-rival turned coach, Apollo Creed.

It was a great time, and it’s a ton of fun. We’ll have another one in April! Hope to see you all there!

“BMXing BUNNIES” TAKE TWO – AN ARTICLE BY AIMEE DUNN

March 5, 2008

SOURCE: AIMEE DUNN
PHOTOS: COREY TOEWS and MICHELLE SANTOS

Welcome New Bunnies and Loyal Members….were back!

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This year the Muddbunnie gals headed out to Abbotsford for our 2nd BMX clinic with Denise Britton, Ken Cools and his posse of riding pros who show us how good, “good” can get. What a great way to transition back onto the bikes after a solid dose of the white stuff covering our favorite trails. No roots, rocks or slippery woodwork to deal with…just a smooth track that you could work as fast and as hard as you choose.

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This year the clinic was led once again by Ken Cools, and Denise Britton, phenomenal riders and instructors. My write-up last year went into full detail about last years learning lessons…so check it out here.

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KEN COOLS

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DENISE BRITTON

As the new president of the Mubbunnies Riding club I was thrilled to see members of our new board of directors, familiar faces from 2007, as well as news ones that I looked forward to acquainting myself with.

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Following our morning session full of BMX skills and practice laps I had a chance to chat with some on the new faces in the crowd which included Shauna, a new face in the crowd of familiar gal pals…

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I was touched by the story Shauna shared about how she came to join us that day. Her husband is a former BMX’er who wanted to share his passion of the sport with his wife. As a new mom time is hard to find for personal indulgences therefore he put together this day for her; not a tangible gift but an ‘experience” ; pretty ingenious.

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The BMX clinic was a surprise he put together for her to enjoy and experience that day and he didn’t forget the details either. He took care of her registration, the preparation of her bike, (not to forget the babysitting and child care logistics) and even went to the trouble of equipping her car with a style of music to get her pumped for the day!

Shauna had experienced a crash on her bike a while back that put her off the sport for awhile and it was fateful that she was given another go. We all know how this goes…the first endo, the inability to let the brakes go and moments when you just wonder ‘why is this supposed to be fun?’
However, it is the lucky ones that get past this somehow; either with a competitive stubbornness, inspiring or encouraging riding partners or the remembrance of those moments when it does all come together and how sweet it is!

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The passion we all feel for riding is intrinsic and becomes equated with this challenge, struggle, success and joy. This is an experience we hope all people find in whatever avenue they are choosing to explore. Her husband knew that this gift could spark a fire that could possibly just keep on giving. The day brought Shauna back to the simplicity of it all; having fun with a laid back bunch of gals …riding bikes.

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Another new face I chatted with was Vicki who resides in Port Moody (originally from Australia). She heard about the clinic straight from the horses mouth so to speak; Muddbunnies owner Ryan Petersen after dropping by Bicycle Sports Pacific one afternoon. I thought it was pretty brave of her and was immediately impressed by her courage. I mean, I know how easy it is to get along with these gals and have a blast with only a bike and good spirits but the first step is always the hardest!

Vicki is also a busy mother of 2 who is new to the sport who found the clinic “encouraging, casual and non-intimidating” and “was impressed that so many ages and skill levels were together” sharing the track..

Jennifer came with her daughter Robin who is already an avid BMX’er herself. That was pretty cool to see a mom and daughter enjoying the day together… sharing a laugh and a passion. Jennifer joined us on a recent ride at SFU and I think we have a keeper if her enthusiasm is a sign.

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I can’t say enough about the instruction and expertise of Ken Cools and his crew at Abbotsford BMX Track as well as our awesome Muddbunnie ripper and instructor Denise Britton. The professionalism and style of our instructors is the first important element but we all know the environment has to be inviting, relaxing; one that is conducive to success and that I believe is where our club is succeeding!

It is great to see new rippers out there on the track and hopefully new members to join our crew this year. I can’t wait to get out and rip with any of these gals….because its just seems to be what we want…and its all good!

Aimee

Check out all the clinic photos by Corey Toews and Michelle Santos

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