I've noticed posts here in the MTB forum where members reference their background whether it's a BMX or road bike background. I was just curious as to how many here came from the BMX world, or may have a foot in it still.
Me personally, I come from the old school of BMX freestyle. Back when Eddie Fiola ruled pipeline, and Martin Aparijo and his rat-tail ruled flatland (I have his autograph, along with Josh White from the 1988 GT world tour on my old school GT jersey ). Back when the only dirt hucking was done by Cru Jones in the movie RAD which consisted of a backflip and lots of tabletops. I rode until about 1996 when I got married and had kids and my daily schedule blew up. I rode some vert, but mostly park and street.
Although I'm still in to watching Mirra try to keep up (He's my age), I thought it might be cool to try something new and MTB is where I landed. Mostlyl just local trails. But I'm totally hooked and loving riding again, even if it's quite different. Many of the skills I learned back in the day (when I was made fun of in high school for riding a bike) have translated to my MTB skills. One instance that comes to mind is on my second time out on the trails, I was able to hop up on a 1.5' tall bridge and come off of the other side without missing a beat and had to wait on the guys behind me to make their way over (that was a pretty cool feeling).
Anyway, just thought it might be an interesting topic.... Maybe not...