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Ken Aman (2001)


My name is Ken Aman and I rode for Mongoose (U.S.) from 1981-1986. I attended a few European races (ie a race in France at the Bercy and the World Chapionships in Holland). I read your history of BMX articles and remember hearing alot of those names around the Mongoose Factory and from talking with our team manager..Russ Okawa, and of course Skip himself. I met alot of the overseas Mongoose riders at some of the big races here in the US. I remember Andy Ruffle, Tim March, Dean Crisp from down under etc. I know they were at the Knott's Berry farm race in California etc. The reason I am writing to you is that I remember seeing a book that was published in England (I think), that had my picture on the cover. If I remember correctly, it was a hardcover.
Do you recall what book I am referring to? I just remember Russ showing it to me but at that time our pictures were plastered everywhere and didn't think too much of it. Now, being an old married man (haha) with kids, I'd love to have that book. Any help you could offer would be appreciated. Don Smith's name comes to mind....maybe he wrote it??


Ken (October 2001)