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Old 07-16-05, 08:32 PM
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A few observations after spending some more time on their site, and watching the video clip:

Yes, it looks like fun.
Did you see the used ones for sale? Rover engines? No wonder they're be sold with low mileage.
On the subject of low mileage, only the Brits would build a car with no roof or windscreen in a county known for wet weather.
Can you identify the music from the end of the video clip? I recognize it from Snatch. You know, the movie from Madonna's wife. If I recall correctly, it's from the hound/rabbit chase.
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Old 07-16-05, 10:17 PM
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Yes, indeed it is that song. I particularily love how Jeremy's face flaps around as he's trying to drive the car around.

On the "no roof/windscreen" comment, one could say the exact same thing about the Lotus Seven and the Caterham Seven.
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Old 07-16-05, 10:29 PM
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I would test drive one just for the facial contortions. Of course, my '68 Camaro used to do a bit of that too, but it was mostly your stomach that got all squishy. Do you hapen to know the name of that song, or the artist. I'm using that last word loosely.
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Old 09-20-05, 04:56 AM
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Darin, figured you might like this thread, up until Beerman and I went off on a car tangent.
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Old 09-20-05, 06:22 AM
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I'm about to be 39. My son (10yo)and I raced 2 years ago, but took a year off. We plan to race next year. We have a track at our house we are practicing on. It's really more of a straight track, it doesn't have any turns, but it has small statring hill, jumps and rythem section. We try to ride a little every day. I'm not into "tricks" really, I can't afford to be of work, so I don't risk too much in the air. But my jumps are decent sized and I enjoy jumping. They would be doubles, but my son isn't jumping that far yet, and tabletops are just plain safer if you come up short. I don't know when I'll be too old to ride, but I think I might be a tad past middle age at 39. But I aslo jet ski, wakeboard, roadbike, have a physical job, and play guitar. I still feel 20.
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Old 09-20-05, 03:54 PM
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It kind of sucks that work interferes with fun. When I worked form home, I didn't race. Went back to an office job, started racing. Just can't win - not at work or on the track.
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Old 09-20-05, 05:58 PM
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This is a quality thread. I haven't been on a BMX bike since Rad was on the big screen, and I have been amped to get back in the scene. I'm still a little self-conscious, because my riding style is a little below sucks, but I'm pumped to get into things again.
Lets keep this thread going:
--Good advice for "first bikes" for old men?
--Anybody have any advice for the first tricks we can learn to get iton the inaugural
Geriatric X-Games?
--Most important. . .How do I convince my wife I need a toy normaly reserved for kids less than half my age?
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Cruiser = Old man's bike. Of course, we had his 'n' hers 24" race bikes. I'm 36 in a few weeks, she's nearly 40. From there it's easier to justify a 20" bike.
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Old 09-20-05, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by jburnsdo

--Good advice for "first bikes" for old men?
that depends on what you want to do? Race,park,street,vert,flatland?

--Anybody have any advice for the first tricks we can learn to get iton the inaugural
Geriatric X-Games?
Manuals, bunnyhop www.bmxtrix.com

--Most important. . .How do I convince my wife I need a toy normaly reserved for kids less than half my age?
do you have kids? Thats an easy excuse, "honey I want to teach the boy to ride!"
You can buy a good starter bike for 200$

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Old 09-21-05, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Cruiser = Old man's bike.
You are sooooooooooo cruel.
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Old 09-21-05, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Darin
You are sooooooooooo cruel.
It's what I ride too.
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Old 09-21-05, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
It's what I ride too.
I have a feeling we arent alone.......
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Old 09-24-05, 11:23 AM
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39 in a week and I live close to Beerman . maybe I can watch him shred when they FINALLY finish the Pacifica Skatepark (and if they let bikes in) .

Slowly building my final bmx bike . going flatland because a hard landing off a ramp or jump would shatter my brittle old bones .

I loved riding thru my teens in the early 80's and am amazed at how far this sport has come ! I just sold my 23 year old Quadalgle with flite cranks and DX pedals to invest in new parts .

Grew up close to that bike collector dude also .... Keene
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Old 09-25-05, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
It accelerates faster than a sport bike, actually, and has the fastest lap time on Top Gear's track; beating even the Ferrari Enzo, Porsche Carrera GT, and Maserati MC12. I would kill for an Atom.
I'd rather have a sports bike, 0-100mph in less than 5 seconds?
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Old 10-31-05, 06:25 PM
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There are enough new 30+ riders that I thought this could use a bump.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
There are enough new 30+ riders that I thought this could use a bump.


Ill be 47 when I line up next May.......
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Old 10-31-05, 08:09 PM
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I'm 26.

I ride street as much as possible, with no sign of letting up.
I stretch during and after every session to avoid injury... and I wear shin pads and a helmet.

Oh yeah.. and I actually grew up with MTBs in the early 90s, because I lived in an isolated MTB/Ski town..I didn't realize BMX still existed until I moved to the city, and saw a ramp demo.

I'm currently rocking a Macneil Deuce Deuce.
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Old 10-31-05, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by -=Łem in Pa=-

Ill be 47 when I line up next May.......
I figured that. I lurk in Catch of the day, and see your name there a lot. Diversity is good.
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Old 11-11-05, 12:20 PM
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I'm 32, 5"11", 195lbs and I will never own a cruiser, MTB, or anything other than a 20" bike.

BTW, I am out of work on SDI till 12-5 due to a wrist injury from riding, so I feel ya on the not going too big because of the risk of being out of work.
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Originally Posted by pacdeath28
I'm 32, 5"11", 195lbs and I will never own a cruiser, MTB, or anything other than a 20" bike.
You're missing out. Hope your broken stuff heals soon though.
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Old 11-11-05, 04:33 PM
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I just borrowed a 20 from a friend. It feels very sketchy. The cruiser just feels "stable". I suspect the the larger diameter wheels spinning may be part of the reason. But the 20 I borrowed is only a 19"TT. Since the chart say I need a 22, that may be part of it too.
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Old 11-11-05, 05:13 PM
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No, they're all sketchy coming from a cruiser. But a longer top tube means you'll have a bit of room.
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