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30 years ago…

30 years ago… 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....

Throwback Thursday

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...

Redline Factory Support 1984

Redline Factory Support 1984

I’d love to say that I was so good that the then […]

Share on Tumblr I’d love to say that I was so good that the then ABA (now USABMX) gave me two number ones on my plate but alas I finished in 1983 just out of the top 10 for my district and got the 11 plate. I did however get to be on the Redline Factory Support team for a season and it was pretty cool. Redline was and still is a sort of big deal for the BMX racing scene. I was stoked to rock the colors that year. This is a shot of me at Braddock BMX Raceway in North Bergen, NJ getting a little air on the big table. Heavy days for BMX in...

britty archives: The Harry Myers Interview

britty archives: The Harry Myers Interview

Foreward: Back in the days of BMXNJ.com, I tried to do […]

Share on Tumblr Foreward: Back in the days of BMXNJ.com, I tried to do a mix of old and new coverage of people involved in BMX in NJ. One of the big guns of the early days of BMX in both racing and freestyle was Harry Myers. Harry was a huge advocate for BMX and was there at a lot of the big moments in our area as well as nationally. I was lucky enough to find the guy again during the BMXNJ era and sat down one afternoon to do a phone interview with him about his career in BMX and what he saw and was involved in during that time. What follows below is transcribed from that conversation. Know...

Slot Car City

Slot Car City

Believe it or not I was the one who came up with the na […]

Share on Tumblr Believe it or not I was the one who came up with the name for that place! A million years ago, or the early 1990’s to be exact, I was the general manager of a place that had a bike shop, slot car track and …BMX ramp park. (which most of you know the name of) This is a behind the scenes shot of Dave Wynn the owner, Mike Glock and me…looking like I am going over the ramp park membership logs, all hanging out one day. Pictured behind me are tons of slot car parts. It was a crazy time back then as I would ride most of the day before going to work at about 2 in...

The good ‘ol General Bikes days…

The good ‘ol General Bikes days…

As chronicled in my book, “The Average BMXer&#822 […]

Share on Tumblr As chronicled in my book, “The Average BMXer”, I spent a couple years riding for and managing the General Bicycles Freestyle Team. I occasionally rode in shows and have a few stunts in much sleeves… As we all were back then, I was a short ramp pro, LOL… One footed frame stand nosewheelie circa 1989… @TC...

Days of Yore… More Ramp-Ateria

Days of Yore… More Ramp-Ateria

This is a shot of me doing an abubaca on the sub box at […]

Share on Tumblr This is a shot of me doing an abubaca on the sub box at my park way back when. Interesting shite here: The jump up to that was given to us by the Crossman’s Dad, and the landing was the old High Voltage Trick Teams kick turn ramp. BMX everything old is new again. Great times there in the early 90’s when BMX was dead to the masses. Ride on mugs and...

The Days of the Ramp-Ateria

The Days of the Ramp-Ateria

Continuing my shirtless FB theme, LOL, this is a shot f […]

Share on Tumblr Continuing my shirtless FB theme, LOL, this is a shot from about 24 years ago at my ramp park doing a stretched no-handed spine tail tap…back when I had a coaster brake. I can’t tell you how much I loved that place, just a fantastic time in my life with good people. Shout out to Joe Doll, R.I.P. (side: My little jump box at our place will be up and running this spring and I am looking to do a lot more riding as I near the big 5-0 than I have been the last few years. Love to see some of my old buds over to ride...

OS BMX Footage: 1980 Jag Worlds Indy

OS BMX Footage: 1980 Jag Worlds Indy

This video is so historic it should be in a NJ BMX muse […]

Share on Tumblr This video is so historic it should be in a NJ BMX museum someplace on constant loop. This was shot by Andy and Barry Moraller’s Dad in 1980 in Indianapolis for the Jag BMX World Championships. Back then there was no french UCI crap or “supercross” just wooden jumps, hair spray on the tires and a few thousand BMX riders in Indiana in the winter. We were there as Nick Novices but the vibe was INSANE. BMX racing was so fresh and new and the idea of getting people from all over the planet in one place to race was just nuts! The “World Champion” at...

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