History of BMX, year 2019.
July 11-14th. the UCI BMX European Championships in Valmiera - Latvia.
July 24-27th, the UCI BMX World Championships in Zolder - Belgium.
August 30th, article to be completed after sept 26th.
Taken from fb page "Old School Classic and racing BMX 80s" by Henry Sarria.
Beheerder · 30 augustus om 15:52
Well, here we are, once again, another edition of Friday Feature Photos & as always, this was fun to put together, but there's always that finicky side of me that says "Hey dummy, why didn't you do this sooner?!"
Let's start off w/ a quote from this week's Friday Feature Photos honoree:
"Carpe diem; There are no problems, only solutions; as trainer/coach, When I sweat, you sweat! You never fail, until you stop and .... What I fear, I create ...... so be positive in life, creating positivity around you."
In case some don't know, "carpe diem" means "seize the day" & this man, he not only seized the day, he seized continents in his efforts to create an international BMX circuit.
From humble roots as a motocross racer in Holland, it was a trip to the US in 1974 that would set him on a path that would bring people from all over the world together to do this thing called BMX.
He was/is the founder of the International BMX Federation (IBMXF) & since that day, he's been instrumental in furthering the BMX lives of many of yesterday & today's top ranked BMX racers world wide. He brought the American BMX racers & brands to the European circuit, he then expanded his interests in the sport to Japan, Australia & New Zealand.
The coolest thing to come of all that work was the close friendship he developed w/ George Esser, another part of BMX royalty, & his family, a friendship that continues to this day w/ Greg Esser. They now race RC cars together & have just as much fun doing that as w/ BMX in its heyday. There isn't 1 single top ranked European BMX racer that isn't grateful to this wonderful human being for all he has done to not only further BMX, but to further the riders.
His concern for the treatment & welfare of BMX racers dates back to his earliest involvement w/ the sport & continues to this day & yes, he's even an outspoken critic of the UCI.
There's so much more that can be said about this awesome person, but I will let all that be said in the comments from those who know him well. So this week's Friday Feature Photos is all about the man, the myth, the legend & a true ambassador of BMX, the 1 & only Sir Gerrit Does!
As said above, fill the comments up w/ good things about him, I'm sure there's a lot to say!
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 1 persoon, staan en buiten
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 1 persoon, staan
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 1 persoon, glimlacht, gras en buiten
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 3 mensen, lachende mensen, staande mensen en buiten
Afbeelding kan het volgende bevatten: 2 mensen, boom en buiten