So, how does an old dude like me get started in BMX?
I don't know if I want to race. I'm really interested in getting a lot of air in the dirt (not into concrete, but maybe ramps, pipes, etc.).
Like I said, I really want to get a lot of air and land them smoothly. Nothing too dangerous (okay, a little dangerous).
Here's the stats:
I'm almost 40 (next month), and six feet tall and weigh 200 pounds. I'm in okay physical condition from years of surfing and recently started riding about ten miles per day on my hybrid (to work and back), and have BMX experience from when I was a kid (mostly launching in the dirt).
So, any ideas what size bike I should get?
My budget is about 500-800 bucks, and I want a Redline (because my favorite LBS specializes in Redlines and because I could never afford one as a kid---I know, sounds dumb. But still).
Basically I want to ride around town getting air, jumping curbs, getting stupid, launching on the local track (we have a pretty good one), and just having fun bouncing around. Nothing serious, and I doubt I'll race. I'm not a competitive person. I just like having fun.
Thanks for any advice.
PS. On second thought: I might want to race afterall.