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    Senior Member wisaunders's Avatar
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    Am I too big to ride a BMX?

    I'm 6' 215 lbs.

    There's any empty lot next to my house that I could build some jumps in, so I was thinking about getting a BMX bike to play around with.

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    I bike in the nude BikeMech's Avatar
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    Pro rider,Robbie Morales...
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    In other words,no. Look at his videos on youtube. He's big compared to skinny riders like me but the guy is a beast.

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    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
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    Dud Rob O is huge. And he's good. he can keep up with so many of the smaller, skinnier riders.

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    Powerful-Ugly Creature Greyryder's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisaunders View Post
    I'm 6' 215 lbs.

    There's any empty lot next to my house that I could build some jumps in, so I was thinking about getting a BMX bike to play around with.
    You're smaller than a couple of guys who were doing pretty good in racing, in the 90s. Gary Ellis (The Lumberjack) and Charles Townsend (Amtrack) were both over six feet tall, and if I remember right, both were fairly burly powerhouses.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton
    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    Stealing Spokes since 82' Fizzaly's Avatar
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    I would say you're too big at all, just be ready to replace spindles and axles a little more often that us small guys
    Last edited by Fizzaly; 01-22-11 at 06:21 PM.

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    I'm 6'1" and have about 25 lbs on you, so no you are not too big.

    None of us big guys are every gonna dominate tech bmx but whatever.

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    6' 3" 260 and I race Cruiser from time to time. My pal Brian Green (former east coast Expert) still races at about 3 bills on 20" and Cruiser. You may want to consider a pump track and throw a couple jumps in for fun. Just an idea.

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