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Old 05-28-05, 09:36 AM
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any other middle aged BMXers?

IM new here and dont wanna be a fish outta water.

Standard Rider= me.
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Old 05-29-05, 01:09 AM
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There's a few older guys that do freestyle and some pretty crazy stuff. I think they other guys in their late 20's or 30's mostly lurk, and don't post too much. There's also a boatload of little snot-nosed punks that don't usually have much to contribute, but are mostly tolerated, with a few exceptions. Even though I'm a mountain bike rider, I race a cruiser, and just got my wife a BMX as well. Oh, there's also someone around our age that seems to be collecting every vintage BMX ever made. Not one of each model, I swear he's collecting every example still around. Be envious.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Oh, there's also someone around our age that seems to be collecting every vintage BMX ever made. Not one of each model, I swear he's collecting every example still around. Be envious.
who, me?
wait till you see what I am building this week- an '81 Torker 26". Its going to ROCK.

I actually putt around on a New School Haro......but I love my old school rides a lot more!

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what kind of Haro do you have?
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I have a Haro Backtrail X24. Its a beast, I am 6'4" and not light at all, and while I am not grabbing tons of air or jumping doubles or anything, with that bike I feel like I could....it doesn't feel like it would break or anything.

The only thing I really don't like about it is that it does feel kind of small, I feel like I am riding a 20" at times as opposed to a 24". I am going to look at a new school OM Flyer 26" from SE at some point.....
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Old 05-29-05, 08:45 AM
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man I had a Skyway T/A totally hooked up baaaack in the day.

the MOST race ready scoot you ever saw.

then someone kicked in my 'rents house to steal it.



TRLS 250 pretty hooked up now.

the kids at the local parks ask if I used to be famous or am...

sighs* only in my dreams.
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Old 05-29-05, 09:49 AM
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Skyways are cool, I had a few come thru my door. I would love to find a Skyway cruiser, but those are so unbelievably rare its not even funny.

One can dream.....
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the kids at the local parks ask if I used to be famous or am...

sighs* only in my dreams.
Ha! I show up at my local track with my funny accent, an XTR hat and an Intense Racing shirt, and they all ask if I'm Canadian, and assume I'm a pro. They're pretty let down when I tell them I'm just an importer, which is why I get the cool shirts and gear.
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do a few jumps, a few small time tricks and the kiddies love me anyways..

now, what were you saying about a "newbie" and free t shirts?



ha ha ha!
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do a few jumps, a few small time tricks and the kiddies love me anyways..

now, what were you saying about a "newbie" and free t shirts?



ha ha ha!
Yeah, the shirt's on it's way. Just wait by your mailbox, ok? This weekend I was surrounded by about a half dozen 12-15 year old kids on MTB dirt jump bikes, and I (and the missus) was on my BMX. So very Twilight Zone like. We've been so spoiled by gears, disc brakes, and suspension, it's taken me a while to learn to be really smooth again. I'm not going back to the race track until I can ride like a 12 year old again.
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mailbox....still empty*
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Keep waiting. Oh, I posted a few photos from our National qualifiers yesterday. I'll be posting some more tonight. You'll have to look up the thread yourself, ya slacker.
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I'm new aswell and 30. I am into racing and trails. riding 20" forever.
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Someday, a little voice from your lower back will suggest a cruiser.
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That little green guy from Star Wars? What about him? Oh wait, that's Yoda. Sorry.
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I watched my friend's 9 year old clear the triples at our track today. Operation Humble is now complete.
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That little green guy from Star Wars? What about him? Oh wait, that's Yoda. Sorry.
Stretch, you won't.
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*puts down Heineken*

what do you want me to do again?


Hi, everyone!
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Just got back from an after work ride with the missus. I took the cruiser, she took her FS. Isn't that spousal abuse?
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I'm kicking around the BMX cruiser racing bug again. At 38yrs old, the problem is the guys that were fast back 20 years ago, are now fast and have faster kids. I'm gonna stick to using a single speed mountain bike so I can use it for double duty. I'm also too big for anything else at 6'8" and 240lbs. So I'm dusting off the Aero pants (you know, the NON tapered leg ones) and all you guys look out. Not that I'm fast, just look out because I don't remember anything from 20 years ago and I might run into you!
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Got some news for you. The jumps are much bigger, the berms much steeper. Take a look at our track (Aussie BMX Photos thread) if you haven't been to a track lately. At our club, there's the hardcore guys that race for the top 3 spots, and guys like me, that race each other to finish without too many crashes.
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Im 33 years old, ride the concrete skate park we have here in town. Also some dirt jumps out in the woods behind me. My bike is a piece of cr*p but I love riding. Can anyone recommend me some good knee pads for old big knees?
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I've got a box of Lizard Skins knee pads, but I'd suggest any of the big brands like Fox, 661, etc, that make a shin/knee guard. I like being able to walk as well as ride.
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I still use rectors and ugp shin pads but am looking to get some of the new combo style pads. I have tried the fox and they were great. i'm sure any of the mainstream brands will treat you well. Just try them on in the store and go with what feels good, dont guess on size I'm thin but fit in large.
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