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Old 03-23-22, 05:09 PM
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Old dog, new tricks?

Hey everyone.
I'm Kurt. Now I have had a bmx for years, but really just rode it as a bike. Now I'm 39 and I just built it up to learn freestyle. I hear a bunch of negativity and not much support, but what I want to know is, is it really too late for me? Should I just stick to the sidlines and enjoy seeing the younger generation tear it up, or should I keep my head up? Let me know please.

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C'mon, dude -- I'm 62 and I still regularly ride the pump tracks, trails, and urban spots on my BMX cruisers. At 39, you have plenty of time to get good at freestyle!
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You do you! And don't let ANYONE tell you you can't ride bmx/freestyle because you're too old.
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I'm 43, and started BMX racing at 40. I'm not as much for freestyle, but no reason not to learn.

I will say that maybe not learning tricks the same way the kids do ("just send it" and then come back the next day) might be smart being a little older - but just stay a little closer to your skill envelope and learn stuff gradually.
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Some people don't understand change. Maybe it scares them, but that shouldn't stop us from living life to the fullest.

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