How many racing kits do you normally have during one season of BMX racing?
Judy Baauw: We have one kit but multiple jerseys and pants. For this season we got also a black and white shirt for training sessions.
What career number is printed on the back?
Judy Baauw: 388
How does it feel showing up at a race with brand new gear?
Judy Baauw: If you look good, you feel good and if you feel good you ride better.
Do you change lenses much in your goggles?
Judy Baauw: Depends on the weather. If it’s sunny I usually wear a mirrow lens, but if it gets dark / rainy or the race is indoors, I switch to a clear lens.
You ripped your gloves. What do you do with them?
Judy Baauw: I keep them in my helmet bag for a few months (maybe a year ?) and when I came to the conclusion that I never wear them anymore I throw them away. I think I have 10 different pairs of gloves in my helmet bag at the moment.
Do you save a jersey yourself from each season?
Judy Baauw: Yes, always! Building up some memories.
Do you think certain protection gear should be mandatory or do you leave that up to the rider himself/herself to decide?
Judy Baauw: I leave that up to the rider. The only thing you can avoid with protection gear is abrasions. That’s the main reason I wear protection. I don’t like the scars especially on my legs because it’s not pretty if you want to wear a dress in the summer. ?
Any advice to the BMX racers out there?
Judy Baauw: It’s all about having fun in what you’re doing. So make it fun!
Pics by Bart de Jong/FATBMX