Where: Our neighborhood hot spot for jumping next to a new industrial building in Canoga Park, California. It was a 4 foot high launcher with a fresh asphalt runway to build speed and hard flat landing pad. Nothing fancy but lots of air. We used to meet at Lanark Park after school which is a block away from this jump.
When: Winter of 1974.
What Happened: We had a blast and got some epoch shots for the shop.
Why This Photo: I chose to send you this image because it unequivocally defines BMX in the early 1970's. Friends on their customized Schwinn Stingrays having fun and getting rad. My idea was to get all of my buds in the air at the same time. Sounds easy, not so much, but we had a blast trying!
Photo by Mel Stoutsenberger