Today December 5th 2009 its 30 years ago that Sinterklaas brought Bart and Paul de Jong their first real BMX Bike. We were riding crappy Dutch schoolbikes before that and we broke at least 50 of them before the Peugeot CPX100 came into our land. Asking the local bikeshop for months when they will arrive we finally got them and the bikes were build right out of the box the same night for a quick testride. This night changed our lives forever, both Bart (Mirraco, FATBMX, IBMXFF member, Judge etc) and Paul (Paul's Boutique BMX, PURE BMX, IBMXFF member, Judge etc) never left BMX and today we
Call them crazy, call them nuts, but there are people out there who want to save BMX history. John Buultjes just bought another unique Haro/Torker frame (#TXX 006 F) for an arm and a leg but that way you know it will be saved for others to see. Here are three photos of his impressive HARO collection starting from 1983 - 1990. Radical!
In 1987 I rode my last Freestyle contest in Hampton Virginia at the Powerhouse Bike Shop. I lived in Williamsburg Virginia for a while and visited the Powerhouse Bike shop every weekend, they called me the "Dutchman" and I spent about all my travellerchecks in that shop so they were happy when I arrived haha. They had a contest planned the following weekend so I wanted to enter but didn't have a