The Hollywood Jam Round Six was another amazing day in my life. More than
40 riders showed up over the course of the day, and the weather was completely
perfect. It was not to hot, and there was a very slight breeze. This was
great, because for the last couple weeks it had been raining and overcast
in Southern California.
Anyway, as always people came from far away to experience the
good vibe. Jon Dowker visited from Athens, Georgia, and Ryota
Fujimoto was coming from Japan. Apart from that pretty much all
the Los Angeles crew was in attendance, and the San Diego crew
was duely accounted for as well.
During the day many legends made their appearances including Jesse
Puente, Day Smith, and Chris Day. Day Smith is back living in
California, and riding as the pictures will show. Jesse is simply
amazing to watch. From my point of view in the last three years
he has improved immensely. I use to watch him ride, and he would
try all this crazy stuff, but would never pull anything. These
days he’s doing even more crazy tricks, and he is pulling
out of everything. If you ever get a chance to see him ride enjoy
it, because he is definitely one of funniest people to watch.
there was Chris Day who showed up at the end of the day. He was rocking
a jedi light saber, and to this day he is the boomerang, and g turn
master. Apart from all the legends there we’re many pros, and
up and comers representing. Manuel Prado came out and brought another
pro level rider from Costa Rica with him. They we’re both busting
out. Jon Dowker made his pro debut the day before at a contest held
by disaster bmx. He got third behind Day Smith and Jesse Puente at that
contest, but the Hollywood Jam was to be his lucky day. That’s
right first place went to Jon Dowker at the Hollywood Jam. He busted
out all day, and definitely deserved all of that number 1.
brings me to the placings for the Hollywood Jam. If any, and all of you
are wondering there was no contest. Instead i had a raffle and people
chose numbers from 1 to 32, and whatever number you pulled that is what
place you got at my jam. It was a complete joke, but now you know who
came to the jam. As for the raffle everybody won something for free, so
everybody won this jam in a sense. The main sponsors this time around
we’re Diversion, Sick Child, and Quamen. They all contributed great merchandise
to the raffle. After the raffle and the group picture the jam continued
well into the night, as people did not stop riding even after the sun
went down. Finally, around seven o’clock the dispersement became final,
and another amazing jam had come to completion.
of November 2005 - Stephen “Hollywood” Scheuerer