Check out the pro results from the So Cal Nationals over on espn.com/action. The wifi at the hotel I stayed at was brutal and the wifi int he airport last night wasn’t any better. AM stuff will be up here tonight or tomorrow.
i caught up with Pete at the race in Reno and managed to narrow down 20 minutes of him talking into this four and a half minute segment. Most of what is cut out is talking about how much clips are whack.
After dR took a hit at the OTC last Thursday sending him to the hospital, I figured it would be good to get in touch with him to see when he would be back on his bike, along with a quick recap of his last year of bad luck. Check out the writeup on espn.com/action here.
dR is one of the few BMX racers who rely more on outside sponsors than one particular brand.
“You’ve got to figure,” Mesenbrink said, “if that brand can get its message across to 15,000 fans, they could easily sell 20 times in product what they’re paying in incentives. It makes sense for these companies to do that — there’s not much risk when you’re only talking a couple thousand dollars.”
There is an interesting article over on espn.com/action talking about social media, and how a lot of athletes are getting deals and bonus’ based on how many followers they have on twitter and fans they have on facebook. It’s kind of crazy to think that this is what brands are looking for, but it’s 2011 and ‘web 2.0′ has taken over.
If you don’t remember this brutal crash that Maris took at the Grands, familiarize yourself with it now. It left him with a shoulder and hand injury. I caught up with him for a blog post for espn.com/action, check it out here.