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Old 07-03-10, 09:17 PM   #1
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too old to start?

i'm 36 and just started looking into BMX. not sure where to start. wondering if there are old fat guy classes haha. i wanted to do BMX as a kid but wasn't allowed to. i wasn't allowed to do dirtbikes either, but i've been riding for the past 8 years now. no racing though. just trail riding.

was trying to find out some info on straight BMX...no freestyle or anything.

i don't know yet if i really want to pedal...haha...but...i've started to think about it and trying to look into...i'm in the SF bay area...

so, yea, i'm kinda clueless at the moment. i don't think i've even seen RAD. haha.
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Old 07-05-10, 10:10 PM   #2
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fat old guy classes? just get out there and start f*rting around...it'll all come back
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Old 07-05-10, 10:13 PM   #3
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There's a 60 year old guy in this thread that can probably outride us all

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?653355-Too-old
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Old 07-05-10, 10:15 PM   #4
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i meant like the vet 35+ classes for racing (like they have for MX)...not like a class to learn how to ride...

i don't know what'll come back cuz i never did it before...ha...

still looking around to see what i can find...
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Ask your Mom first.
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helpful, thanks
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I've just started again at exactly the same age as you, so I certainly don't think you're too old. Think about why you want to ride BMX and where/how you want to ride. If you're into dirt bikes I'm guessing you want to do some dirt jumping? You're best going to a store that stocks a decent range of bikes to see which one suits you and appeals to you. I've got a flatland bike, which is pretty heavy and small, which makes it unsuitable for street, vert or dirt, for example.
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