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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

Balancing on the front tire…The bike is Redline&# […]

Share on Tumblr Balancing on the front tire…The bike is Redline’s first freestyle bike The RL 20. This was the year before they went with double top tubes and before RL left for Redline. Since I was co-factory Redline the year before this photo was taken, it only made sense to rock this bike. Note the Haro 81 Tour shirt and the plate with stickers all over it.  For more of this craziness pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on...

Anatomy of a lookback (Throwback Thursday)

Anatomy of a lookback (Throwback Thursday)

This is a animated gif of a lookback I did way back in […]

Share on Tumblr This is a animated gif of a lookback I did way back in about 1990 at a street fair in my then hometown of Dunellen, NJ. One of the few times I can actually see myself getting some air out of a 1/4 pipe. Crazy times indeed. For more of this craziness pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on...

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Throwback Thursday

Circa 1985-86. Short ramp practice in front of Tom Nier […]

Share on Tumblr Circa 1985-86. Short ramp practice in front of Tom Nieradka’s house. X-Up one footer, Haro style. Gotta love the sweaty racing outfit! For more of this craziness pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on...

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Throwback Thursday

BMX wasn’t just all about the individual. During […]

Share on Tumblr BMX wasn’t just all about the individual. During most of my main years riding I ran a freestyle team and had different guys on it.  One of the big things to do were “doubles” routines. Here Eric Fleming and myself do a little pre-show practice in Buena Vista, NJ. For more of this craziness pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on...

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Throwback Thursday

Some shots I have from the early days just really exemp […]

Share on Tumblr Some shots I have from the early days just really exemplify what it was like. This is one of them…1985, Hillsborough, anyone can be a short ramp...

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Throwback Thursday

This was shot by Joe Doll (RIP) at Jason Britland&#8217 […]

Share on Tumblr This was shot by Joe Doll (RIP) at Jason Britland’s grandmother’s house. We had a 1/4 pipe set up there for a few months one year. Had a blast ripping that thing!  For more of this craziness pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on...

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Throwback Thursday

Motomags. Holy crap. This right here is my first real B […]

Share on Tumblr Motomags. Holy crap. This right here is my first real BMX bike a Mongoose Motomag from Pete’s Bike Shop in Flemington, NJ. The shot is from what was then a vacant lot down the street from my home in Middlesex. They were building a house there and finishing up the cul de sac, so there was a little spot for a dirt jump. We made the best of it…The year is 1979.  For more of this craziness pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on Kindle. Comp. II tires. Addicks Sprocket. Ashtabula cranks. Alloy Butterfly bars. Mongoose Gold Stem. Roger Decoster...

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Throwback Thursday

This is a shot of a show we did with Charlie’s Bi […]

Share on Tumblr This is a shot of a show we did with Charlie’s Bike Shop in Philadelphia, PA for the opening of a CVS Pharmacy there…way back in like 1987. the old 8×8 1/4 and full uniform give it away.  For more of this insanity pick up my book, “The Average BMXer” available on Kindle....

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Throwback Thursday

It’s hard to explain what racing was like in the […]

Share on Tumblr It’s hard to explain what racing was like in the Jersey City Armory. In the days before indoor skateparks and going to nationals all the time in the winter, your only option on the east coast was to hike to JC and hang with about 500 other BMX racers two times a month in that armory. The races there were just amazing and James  Cerullo and his crew gave us kids a great time. For more of this insanity and good times pick up my book “The Average BMXer” available online. But yea that’s me in the Redline jersey tabletopping and having fun.  ...

Sonnee Sin (CGPinups)

Sonnee Sin (CGPinups)

For some reason I really like this design I came up wit […]

Share on Tumblr For some reason I really like this design I came up with. Many of these pinups are available on shirts at the CGPinups online store. You can also check out the CGPinups...

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Throwback Thursday

backside walkaround in the 80’s at Hillsborough R […]

Share on Tumblr backside walkaround in the 80’s at Hillsborough Rec Center. A place that was never finished! Photo by Adam Stack. You can read about all this craziness in my book, “The Average BMXer”, available...

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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...

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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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