- Dave Vanderspek
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Dave never ceased to get coverage even when he stopped placing well in contests. If you ever knew him in person, you'd understand why. Dave was someone who just couldn't be ignored in any situation. He craved attention and would do just about anything to get it.
Dave nabbed a BMX Action and Freestylin' cover. Not a lot of guys can
Freestylin' did this excellent feature on Vander.
Bill Batchelor did a pictorial on Radner in 1985 for Shreddin'
While "Bike Breaking" in Golden Gate Park, Dave came across a photographer
- who happened to be shooting for a Time magazine article. This is one
article you've got to read.
Bart and Paul de Jong did an interview in FAT BMX 'zine with Holland's
favorite son of BMX - the Flying Dutchman.
As far as I know, Vander was the first pro racer to enter a pro freestyle contest. Rick Moliterno did it and Richard Bartlett did it. I'm sure Tinker Juarez would have done it if there were any pro freestyle contests around when he was hitting skateparks.