Today is a sad day.
This morning I got a message from a BMX friend says Lambert van Stekelenborg is no
longer with us. A total shock that my "mentor" died at 70 years old. Lambert started
Lageja (LAmbert, GErard,JAn) in 1980 and was the pioneer in lots of sports like
skateboarding (He had the Powell team doing demos in his frontyard), Inline Skating,
Street Hockey and of course BMX race and BMX Freestyle. He wasn't scared to
organise big contests and shows, Mat Hoffman was invited many times to do shows and his skatecontests at the Icerink in Eindhoven are legendary, he did more for the
Extreme sports than anybody in the Netherlands.
In 1995 we started Paul's Boutique BMX Hardware Store and were equal partners in this
risky start with only 10 BMX Freestylers left in 1995 but as said: He was not scared!
Always a good smile, every week we rode our bikes to Eindhoven just to hang out with
Lambert and Family and drink one or two "Cola Lights"....his favourite Johnny Walker
wiskey Coca Cola mix. We organised numerous skate and BMX events over the years
and alwasys had a good time.
I will miss you my friend, you gave me the opportunity to start Paul's Boutique BMX and
and although we split ways in the year 2000 you were always giving me tips and a smile
on my face. That smile is gone now, Rest in Peace, thanks for everything, you will be missed.