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Old 07-09-07, 05:12 PM   #1
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So I just got into a fight...

with my mother. I should be getting my bike back tomorrow, and she still doesn't want me to get back on my bike and do the same things I was doing before my injury. I told her I would be careful, but that's not good enough for her. She wants me to just cruise around on it and do nothing. She doesn't understand how important it is to me and she thinks that somehow if I get hurt again that my whole college career is over. What do you guys think?
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Old 07-09-07, 05:53 PM   #2
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If I was hoping for a career as a professional athlete (you still want to do baseball, right?), and it wasn't going to be in BMX, I would definitely not take any unneccesary risks or push myself. That said, look at Revmonkey, he got ran into when he was cruising down a parking lot and ate **** for the last time.

I'm not going into a career where a less-than-100% leg would make it impossible, but I also don't have health insurance and my parents can't afford a big hospital bill, so I take it easy on the bike and know my limits. If you keep riding and trying stuff, but not way out of your ability, you'll eventually progress and get pretty good without getting hurt too badly. Honestly, brakeless is an unneccesary risk, but one I choose to take because I never go balls-out at anything.

If you think you can make it as a pro BMX rider, go for it, the injuries are a neccesary evil, but if not, you'll have to decide if being good at a hobby you have as a kid is worth settling for a career you didn't want later.
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whato you care about more, baseball, or bmx. do you care enough about bmx to risk your whole baseball career on it?
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I am agreeing with Madman, well said. If you just don't try anything to extreme, i don't think you'll get hurt.
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Since when do 5'7" 130 lb guys make it to the majors? I don't think it's going to happen. I'm not big enough. I'm not going to be a pro BMXer either- I just really enjoy doing it. I do what I love to do. I love to ride my bike, so that's what I want to do.
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I would just ride then. Just tell your mom your only going to cruise around and ride.
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She won't believe that. I don't know why my mom has to be so difficult. If I broke my leg playing baseball she wouldn't care. She's just biased towards whatever she likes.
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Lol. Does she have your bike, or do you have it. Just say i want to make my own decisions and this is something i love to do and i want to continue doing it, i will be a lot more careful then i was before.
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She does not have my bike. It is my bike, but she thinks she's going to sell it. I already told her all of this.
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Oh. Well then i don't know what to do sorry.
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tail whip to peg bash, you get rid of a problem, and learn a new trick!
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Old 07-09-07, 06:40 PM   #12
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Hahaha. Noted.
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... she still doesn't want me to get back on my bike and do the same things I was doing before my injury. I told her I would be careful...
Say, you're not very bright, are you? Pain is Mother Nature's way of saying STOP THAT, STUPID.

If I were your mother (and I thank the Gods that I'm not), I'd make you pay your own medical bills. Then see how little is left for your college fund.
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Old 07-09-07, 07:04 PM   #14
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Do you live in a bubble? No matter what you do in life, you are going to get hurt. A lot of people get hurt just tripping over their own feet or falling down stairs. Accidents can happy to anyone at any time.
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tell your mum, if you cannot ride you will go down to the river and [insert random and stupid thing here].
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well, around here, in vegas, if you are not 18 your parents own most everything. i think it is like 35% is actually yours what you consider yours. She could sell your bike here if she wanted to. its so messed up. my dads done this with my quad.
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Old 07-09-07, 09:27 PM   #18
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That is rather stupid. I'm glad I don't live in Vegas. I'm hoping my dad will defend me.
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That is rather stupid. I'm glad I don't live in Vegas. I'm hoping my dad will defend me.
If your dad is anything like mine, he'll defend you, which hopefully he does.
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Your mom needs a good sit down talk with an adult. Riding your bike, even BMX, will not ruin your college career. A professional athlete would still need to have a college degree, if he or she is to continue earning money after the athletic career is over.

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Since when do 5'7" 130 lb guys make it to the majors? I don't think it's going to happen. I'm not big enough. I'm not going to be a pro BMXer either- I just really enjoy doing it. I do what I love to do. I love to ride my bike, so that's what I want to do.
Well i wouldn't let that ruin your hopes. Theres a chance you'll still grow. And if not i'm pretty sure there are a few people your size in the bigs.

If you pitch, and you have a good arm i'm sure you could still make it. After all the only thing your size might limit is your hitting, but most pitchers aren't good batters anyways.
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My whole family is short. I'm pretty much done growing. Scouts always draft the bigger kids with the talent first so they don't take scrutiny if a smaller player does not turn out as planned. I have a good arm and all, but I don't think I could ever make it. There's always someone better than you.
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That is true though, i'm small for all the sports i play too. In lacrosse everyone is like 1 foot taller then and like 50 pounds more then me and i get trampled .
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Your mom needs a good sit down talk with an adult. Riding your bike, even BMX, will not ruin your college career. A professional athlete would still need to have a college degree, if he or she is to continue earning money after the athletic career is over.

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i know he may be talking about "physically" ruining his college career, however, she may also think it may mentally mess up your career. Unfortunately, all action/extreme/whatever you want to call them but you know what i'm talking about, sports have the stereotype of a bunch of rebelious young adults that do drugs. its how things are. Like we were talking about in another thread, someone mentioned somthing along the lines of "they do drugs, its okay because its their life, who cares". however its the people that do drugs that just prove the stereotype so many of work against and gives things like bmx a bad name.
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Start riding flatland.

Almost impossible to get hurt.
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