MUST WATCH - Kathy Sessler's 1970's BMX Race Films 6

Kathy Sessler, who you may now know as the Manager of the Santa Cruz Syndicate, has been involved with bicycles in the dirt since the early 1970's. At the age of 13, she saw the moto movie, On Any Sunday in the theaters. The short section of that movie that featured kids ripping the dirt on Schwinn Stingrays, pretending to be motorcycle riders, inspired her. She hauled her brothers out to a dirt lot and they built a race track with jumps, whoops, mud pits and even downhill sections. Kathy organized races and filmed them on her dad's 8mm film camera. This video is the goosebump-enducing result.

Edit: This is from the bonus section of Sprung 5

Listen to our interview with Kathy on The Inside Line

Credit: Kathy Sessler
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6 comments
  • SCgShoeCo

    11/24/2017 9:33 PM

    Soo so good! This is why we're all here !!

  • Lifeblood-MTB

    11/23/2017 6:33 AM

    Absolutely awesome! This video is why I still ride bikes as an adult. I get the same feeling riding at age 48 as I did sending my team murry from jc penny back in 1978. Props to Kathy for hanging on to this footage for all these years. Cheers!

  • zuman

    11/22/2017 6:48 PM

    Hall of Fame worthy edit, Thanks for this, will definitely watch this every time i feel down and needs motivation, Just the pure and real joy of riding bike!

  • mutton

    11/22/2017 2:02 PM

    Damn. Best thing i have watched all year!

  • Maxipedia

    11/22/2017 2:34 PM

    Isn't it?

  • NebulousNate

    11/22/2017 11:10 AM

    This makes me so happy. I remember taking the 1 ton VHS camera in the woods and filming jumps on walmart rigs. Then i discovered NWD 2 Freewheel burning on Limewire and it was on.

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