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The Average BMXer “A Tale Of The BMX Generation” by Brett Middaugh Available Now!

The Average BMXer “A Tale Of The BMX Generation” by Brett Middaugh Available Now! Share on Tumblr Press release below: Available as hardcover from Lulu.com as well as digitally on Kindle, and as an epub on Lulu.com. Hi, I’m Brett Middaugh a BMX rider who started back in the Old School days of 1979 riding and racing a Mongoose Motomag. I’ve spent pretty much my whole life as an average BMX guy just having fun racing, freestyling and riding with my friends. A couple of years ago I decided it might be cool to document what I went through as an everyday BMX rider during the early days of the sport in my home state of New Jersey. Since I had been around our local scene since...

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The Braddock Moto-X Dirt News. I was in a few issues of […]

Share on Tumblr The Braddock Moto-X Dirt News. I was in a few issues of this way back in the ’80’s. This particular instance was for a jumping contest. One of the few times I was in my full Redline regalia. Tony Caringella…that dude could kill it jumping. I believe Frank Young is still racing. You can read more about this stuff in my book, “The Average...

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

This goes way back to about 1990 or ’91. This was […]

Share on Tumblr This goes way back to about 1990 or ’91. This was a show in Buena Vista, NJ during warm up. We got totally hosed because we didn’t sign a contract and the promoter rolled us for the price of the rooms! Lesson learned. Good times though! You can read more about this craziness in my book, “The Average BMXer” available online by clicking this...

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

1988. TC Cycles. First show there ever. Little locomoti […]

Share on Tumblr 1988. TC Cycles. First show there ever. Little locomotive action in their parking lot. Good times still lay ahead… More of this in “The Average BMXer”, check it...

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Throwback Thursday

Many thousands of years ago…ok, the early 90&#821 […]

Share on Tumblr Many thousands of years ago…ok, the early 90’s…the NBL had a national freestyle contest series. Believe it or not they had a contest at EHT BMX that took place in one of the hockey rinks there. We brought our ramps down for the comp and beyond that there was also a flat contest there. This is a shot of me busting a rope-a-roni while the judges look on…unimpressed, LOL. For more stories of this type of craziness hit up my book, “The Average...

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Throwback Thursday

The Mustard. This is me and an OS bud of mine Rob Giarr […]

Share on Tumblr The Mustard. This is me and an OS bud of mine Rob Giarretta. Rob’s Dad used to cart us all over to BMX races in NJ and beyond. Rob was also one of the first kids to get into BMX freestyle in NJ. Good times and a crappy truck. Circa 1984. For more of this lunacy, read “The Average BMXer” by yours not so...

School Shows in Plainfield, NJ

School Shows in Plainfield, NJ

Near the end of the Ramp-Ateria and Slot Car City days,

Share on Tumblr Near the end of the Ramp-Ateria and Slot Car City days, I had branched out with Dave Wynn into doing shows at some local schools for assemblies and the like. This one was at a grammar school in Plainfield, NJ. What you’re seeing here is the tail end of a leary…or turndown as they are called now. For more about these heady days of BMX in NJ read “The Average BMXer” by, well…by...

The Cranford Trails

The Cranford Trails

This is a really bad photo but it’s one of my fav […]

Share on Tumblr This is a really bad photo but it’s one of my faves from this era. There were trails in Cranford NJ that were shredded by TONS of great locals. Jeff Lamb and all the TNT guys rode there. This however is a BMXer, (me) doing a little x-up, turndown action on them. I gotta get over there and see whatever happened to that area. For more tales of this BMXness pick up The Average BMXer by...

30 years ago…

30 years ago…

The year is 1985 and it is the summer at my friends the […]

Share on Tumblr The year is 1985 and it is the summer at my friends the Youngs house in South Plainfield. I had given them my old 6′ stick frame 1/4 and we were shredding drop in variations on it. I couldn’t get much more stretched than this! For more of these tales hit up The Average BMXer by...

Lookback Friday…

Lookback Friday…

This is me at a contest in the Palisades put on by the […]

Share on Tumblr This is me at a contest in the Palisades put on by the Lynchs back in ’88. Looking on is Roger Sullivan who is undoubtedly wondering how anyone can go so low on a 1/4 pipe! Be that as it may, that is my 1/4 that I hauled up there bypassing a closed off Palisades Parkway to get this contest happening. Beautiful area, fun comp and Gallo on the mic! For more about these days, pick up The Average BMXer by…me....

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Throwback Thursday

Many years ago one of our regular stops every year was […]

Share on Tumblr Many years ago one of our regular stops every year was at a bike shop in Hillsborough, NJ. It was run by a super nice woman…whose name now escapes me…that brought us back every year during the beginning of my freestyle career. This is a shot of me surfing in the lot during practice in full BMX racing gear. Ah we loved the heat and…nylon back then. So here’s moi, 28 years ago. For more of this lunacy check out my book, “The Average BMXer, A Tale of the BMX...

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

The days of the Ramp-Ateria were amazing times for me. […]

Share on Tumblr The days of the Ramp-Ateria were amazing times for me. As you can tell I just love busting out flatties no matter how small the ramp. With one of the first mini-half pipes in NJ we had some good progression going down there. More tales of these days can be found in my book, “The Average BMXer, A Tale of the BMX Generation”. Download a copy now…or order the hardcover, it will survive a computer...

4-H Contest 1987 H.V.T.T.

4-H Contest 1987 H.V.T.T.

Here’s a shot from many years ago. At one point t […]

Share on Tumblr Here’s a shot from many years ago. At one point the 4-H in Somerset, NJ was a hot bed of BMX freestyle activity. Winters were hibernation time there and we would bring in the HVTT ramps to ride there all winter long with our “4-H freestyle club”. Eventually we got around to having contests there. This was one put on by the infamous New York Lynch’s. Still have and fit into that High Voltage Freestyle Team jersey. Great days to be...

Throwback Thursday Philly Show HVTT

Throwback Thursday Philly Show HVTT

This was a show we did with Charlie’s Bike Shop F […]

Share on Tumblr This was a show we did with Charlie’s Bike Shop Freestyle Team. I think Scott Sliwinski took this photo but I’m not sure. This is probably near the spring – early summer of 1986. Great times to be around a new sport in its infancy. Thanks...

Adam J Stack’s Blue Half Pipe

Adam J Stack’s Blue Half Pipe

If any spots in NJ should be considered super important […]

Share on Tumblr If any spots in NJ should be considered super important in the annals of NJ BMX Freestyle history this should place up there for ramp riding. Behind Adam’s Mom’s house in Stirling, NJ was a huge blue half. The sessions that went on there were pretty epic with a who’s who of NJ BMX ramp riding royalty shredding there. Names like Roger Sullivan, Jeff Mayer and PA transplant Sabre Schnitzer rocked this thing. Amazing times in the earliest days of BMX freestyle in NJ. This is your blog host pumping out a massive 2.5′ of air…LOL. Hey man, I was having...

HVTT at The USA Cycling Hall Of Fame…

HVTT at The USA Cycling Hall Of Fame…

Yep, as mentioned on Facebook a couple weeks ago, my fr […]

Share on Tumblr Yep, as mentioned on Facebook a couple weeks ago, my friends, Eric Fleming, Rodney Morweiser, Mike Wilson and Ed Nussbaum did a freestyle show in front of the US Cycling Hall of Fame in the early 1990’s. This was done on the bequest of Bob Warnicke to instill the idea in the minds of the people who ran it that BMX was legitimate and exciting. So there we were a group of grungy, core, BMX freestylers, eating dinner with roadies in suits and ties. The future was here and Generation X was bringing it. This is me warming up before the show while my Mom watches in the...

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