Thank you for posting this great memory Gerrit Does.
Mr Does knows how passionate I am about the vital contributions made by the Europeans in both Motocross and BMX. Before BMX I dreamed of a professional Motocross riding career. I had a vision of competing in the European Motocross GP's.
Motocross was not to be, but not to worry because Gerrit would single-handedly create the opportunity for me to both compete and it BMX World Championships in Europe and travel around Europe conducting BMX riding classes.
We all owe the BMX founding fathers (Scot Briethaupt, Ernie Alexander, George E. Esser, Merl Menninga and at intern. level Gerrit Does) a debt of gratitude for creating the sport of BMX which opened unlimited doors of opportunities around the world for us wannabe racers.
Thank you too my sponsors who made this photo (and more) possible:
Scorpion - Paul Hinkston Sr.
Oakley - Jim Jannard