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Stompin’ Stu Thomsen is still the man

6 07 2009

As America celebrated it’s proud history this past weekend, I got to thinking about some of the big names that made BMX history in the U.S. over the years. Perhaps none bigger is the man, Stompin’ Stu Thomsen. A dominant force in Pro BMX racing in the ’70s and ’80s, he was also no slouch at jumping.

Now in his 50s, the tenacity to win races is still there and his jumping ability doesn’t  seem to have faded with age either. Check out this shot from last year’s NBL grandnationals. Stu flying into turn three with style to spare on his Redline cruiser!

Stompin' Stu styling into turn 3 NBL grands

For more on Stompin’ Stu, check out red-division‘s* write up on Stu’s recent appearance (and cruiser win!) at the ABA Midwest Nationals.

*red-division is in Spanish, so don’t forget to use “Google translate” when checking it out.

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25 08 2009
Cam Milliken

Wish I had been able to run the NBL last year and race STU, that would be a hi point for sure! Met him at my 1st NBl race ever in 85 at the Murray World Cup, total class act, I had just switched from 20 to 24 the year before and have never switched back, 25 years and still goin’ strong, I’ll probably die with my bars in by hands and my feet on my flats!

25 08 2009
cruiserrevolution

Stu really is a class act…a great ambassador for our sport.

Cam, are you picking up the Stompin’ Stu documentary that comes out this week?
(http://www.bangpictures.com/tv/stu_teaser.html). Looks like it will be a good one.

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