Twenty years ago, while BMX freestyle was a favorite hobby of mind, Kurt Schmidt rode for Haro Bikes. Then he co-founded the infamous Standard Bike Manufacturing.
He retells the story of:
- breaking his ribs on his first big pro contest
- stalking photographers to get in magazines
- Rad – starring Bill Allen
- starting a high-end BMX bike company, not in California, but a house in Iowa.
- starting Props video magazine
- Riding backwards.
Here’s a great timeline of Kurt’s BMX career.