From middle school through high school I would only ride BMX bikes. They seemed like the go anywhere, take any trail, jump off anything type of bike. Plus it was a hell of a lot more stylish then riding a clunky old 80 pound mountain or your dad's old 10 speed bike to school.
I am going back to school (college) again in the fall and have been looking at getting a BMX bike. It will be my main mode of transportation aside from the bus (and very seldomly my car...I hate that thing). Mainly riding to campus, hitting some local parks and dirt trails, and abusing some curbs. I am 6'1" tall and just under 200lbs. I have been looking around for a bike that will not break the bank but I think I am running into issues with top tube length (???). I have tried a couple bikes out but they feel small. I am kind of on my own with this whole thing since most bike shops don't go out of their way to help you unless you are putting down $2,800 on a brand new road bike.
Any help would be appreciated.