“Perry Kramer” | January 15, 2016
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January 15, 2016
The guys bring another Hall of Famer on the show. In this episode they hang out with BMX legend, Perry Kramer. They discuss a lot of topics, including the history of BMX, PK Rippers, and more. Plus they spend some time letting Perry tell stories about the good ol’ days of BMX racing and the early years of mountain biking. Even if you’re not into BMX, this is still a great listen – informative, interesting, and teaches you about the history of BMX. It’s a good peak into the early days of where mountain biking came from too.
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About Perry Kramer:
From the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame –
“Born 1959 in Santa Monica, CA., Perry was the 1979 Pro World Champion, winning the Pro Class at the 1979 JAG International World Championship. Other international championships include first place for an International Race in Japan, 1980; the Avro Invitational Fietscross race in Eidnhoven, Netherlands in 1980; and the New Zealand Summer Nationals in 1983. In 1976, he placed second for the NBL Nationals, and placed fourth as NBL Pro in 1979 and 1980.
In 1978, Kramer assisted Scot Breithaupt to establish SE Racing, a BMX company that today is owned by Fuji Bicycles. In 1979, he created and promoted a BMX bike named the “PK Ripper”, using his initials. The bike is still being produced and sold today. In 1978, Perry began BMX schools and turned that into what was promoted in 1980 as “Perry Kramer’s Pro School of BMX”. That year’s tour was sponsored by BMX Plus magazine.”