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    Ledgends of BMX

    Hey, I'm doing an MLA Research Paper for English class, and my topic is Freestyle BMX. So I'm just trying to find out who some BMX legends might be, besides Mat Hoffman, DMC, Dave Mirra, or any of those modern day popular riders. Thanks.

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    My bad, I spelled Legends wrong when I typed the title.

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    jay miron maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMF BMX
    My bad, I spelled Legends wrong when I typed the title.
    If you messed up on a post or thread you can click on "edit" below the text of your post to change it.
    As for legends of BMX (besides the obvious Dave Mirra, Matt Hoffman ect. like you said) I would say Mike "Rooftop" Escamilla, Taj Mihelich, Ruben Alcantara and maybe Patrick King would all be good choices.

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    van homan, nate wessel, gonz

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    I would write a paper about van homan as far as street riding goes. It probably wouldnt be that difficult to contact him, at least by e-mail, so that would be awesome.

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    Street/Vert: Dave Voelker, Joe Johnson, Ceppie Maes, Dizz Hicks, EDDIE FIOLA, Ron Wilkerson, Mike Dominguez.

    Flatland: Kevin Jones, Chase Gouin, Aaron Dull.

    Read some history stuff at www.bmxtrix.com

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    chris moeller

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    idk if your intrested in doin it on dirt at all but fuzzy hall deffinatly
    bmx...good for the soul

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    Quote Originally Posted by luciano
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    I totally agree.

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    what about RL Osborn , Bob Haro , Woody Itson (really dating myself here) Also , Rick Moliterno , Martin Aparajo

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    Don't forget Morgan Wade. He's new but he's already a legend.

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    I was going to mention Bob Haro, R.L. Osborn, Eddie Fiola and others.
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
    It really is too bad that I have to miss the premiere; I'll be down in LA until the day prior to it.

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    That sucks man.

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    That was sweet ! Makes me remember why I still love this sport . My body is no longer made of rubber and I may have to live vicariously through the younger crowd , but the excitement and energy is still alive in me even if the skill and techniqe has slowly faded .

    I used to do the couldawouldashoulda routine as far as my skills , but I would not trade that part of my life for anything in the world !

    Building my last bike slowly this year and can't wait to do a tailwhip in front of my wife , she calls it my mid life crisis and I remind her that it is cheaper than a Porche and a mistress .

    Young at heart because of all you guys keeping the faith !

    Thanks !

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    The real legend are:
    Jacques Ozanam-first to propose a self moving vehicle(bicycle or "velocipede").
    Baron Karl von Drais-made the first prototype.
    Michaux(last name?)-was the firts to add cranks, pedals and breaks to the bike.
    Edouard Michelin-Made the first detachable tire instead of an all wood wheel and tire.

    There's a nice history lesson. And to think that it all started back in 1696 with a crazy idea that poped into a frenchmens head one day...

    (it pays to read the news paper)

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    Dave Vanderspek and the Curb Dogs, Mike Buff. Brian Blyther and other "Kings of the Skatepark".

    In the UK there was Craig Campbell, Mike Pardon, Andy Preston

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