Shawn Johnson announced some big and surprising news.
Since her retirement in June, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist has appeared on a second season of Dancing With the Stars and been working on a variety of projects. None has her more excited than a gym that she plans to open with Woodward Camp in West Des Moines this year, the newspaper reports.
Johnson said the facility will be a place for children to try a variety of sports from BMX to gymnastics. She said she’ll be helping to design the curriculum.
“I’ve never been this excited about a project,” Johnson told USA Today. “Kids and fitness and exercise and having the freedom to learn what you want to do is kind of my passion. I feel like gymnastics was a little restrictive in not allowing me to have freedom and to be able to give that option is our main focus.” …
This video is shocking the cycling community right now. Nobody thought this stuff was even possible on a road bike.
Do you remember the first time you saw Danny McAskill ride, when your jaw hit the floor at what was possible on a bicycle? That’s what this video of Martyn Ashton is like — only Ashton is riding trials on the same carbon road bike that Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish used to crush the Tour de France. Yes, trials on a road bike.
Is it a stunt? Of course. Is it radical? And then some. And all you folks who treat your road machines like finicky thoroughbreds? You have just been served.
… Trials riding is an extreme test of bicycle handling skills, over all kinds of obstacles, both natural and man-made. It now has a strong – though small – following worldwide, though it is still primarily a European sport. …
Street trials, or freestyle bike trials, is a non-competitive variant, using features found in the urban environment. It is the trials equivalent of street skateboarding or street freestyle BMX. …
Freeride mountain biking crowned a new king as Canadian Kurt Sorge took the top spot in Red Bull Rampage. France’s Antoine Bizet took second and Utah local Logan Binggeli came in third in a thrilling contest that saw huge jumps and flips all over the steep cliffs of Virgin, Utah.
The nextevolution AFTER the “helmet camera”. LIVE video streamed instantly to the internet.
Google’s Sergey Brin leads a demo of Google’s Project Glass with a group of skydivers outfitted with the new video-capturing spectacles. The skydivers jump from an airplane during Google I/O while attendees watch via the company’s Hangout software.
Jed Mildon became the first BMX rider to successfully complete a triple back flip. The 24-year-old New Zealander completed the stunt in front of an estimated 2,000 onlookers in his home town of Taupo, New Zealand, making it into the Guinness Book of World Records.