- Paul Bas, Cowan and Kyle Strait Take it Home for Socal –
San Diego, CA (October 11, 2006) – After a substitution due to injury, the hometown Socal One team of Kona Clump riders John Cowan and Paul Basagoitia, along with friend Kyle Strait, took the win at the fourth annual John Cowan Backyard Jam in San Diego, California on Sunday, October 1. The Jump Jam celebrated its fourth year running with 24 of the world’s best dirt jumpers competing in a friendly and fun atmosphere on a brand new Cowan-designed multi-line course full of big, technical jumps.
The Socal One team, which originally consisted of Cowan, Strait and Kurt Voreis, was forced to find a substitute after Voreis took a nasty spill that knocked him out of competition. Basagoitia was selected after a highly charged game of rock, scissors, paper, and the revised team took the event win with style. Every rider who made the finals received $500 cash and a Giro helmet trophy stamped with a John Cowan Backyard Jam graphic.
Some huge tricks were thrown at the Jump Jam, including Cam McCaul’s tailwhips, Basagoitias’ and Voreis’ 360s out of a berm, and Cowan’s barrel roll one handed x-ups.
John Cowan’s Jump Jam was created in 2002 to provide riders with an event that reflects the camaraderie felt within the ranks of the sport, and the 2006 Jump Jam continued to do just that.
About the Kona Bicycle Company:
The Kona Bicycle Company designs, manufacturers and distributes more than 60 models of purpose-built, high-performance mountain, road and urban bicycles. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Ferndale, Washington, USA, Kona bicycles are distributed worldwide in more than 60 countries through independent specialty bicycle dealers. Kona funds several professional road, mountain and cyclo-cross racing teams that include World Cup Champions, World Champions and National Champions. www.konaworld.com
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