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What age did you start BMX?

Old 08-06-23, 06:25 AM
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What age did you start BMX?

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Old 08-06-23, 05:08 PM
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55, so that means NOW. I had no money to ride a bmx bike when I was younger, so I'm using a bmx cruiser to make up for it (Hurley Hydrous 27.5).
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Started racing at 40 after my kids did.

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I was 13 when I got my first real BMX frame and built a bike. A Redline Squareback. 1975
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I was 15. It was the late 70's/early 80's and BMX was just starting to explode. I saw the BMX magazines in the stores and thought it looked like a lot of fun. I rode whatever I had at the time (probably a Schwinn Stingray-type knockoff) on the local dirt trails in the woods and decided I needed a better bike so I could take it over ramps and jump with it. I started hanging out at the local bike/skateboard shop and learned a lot by talking to the workers and customers. All the BMX parts hanging on the wall displays and behind the glass counters was a thing of pure beauty to me. I bought a Mongoose frame on layaway, and was the happiest guy in the world the day I paid it off and walked out with it. Took it home and stared at it every night while I bought each component to build a complete bike. One piece at a time as the song goes. When it was complete, I rode that thing everywhere! Then I got into racing with it. Entered 2 races, won 2 trophies. I often wonder if I could have gone pro had I not discovered girls and needed a car. Lol. And now I'd give my left nut to have that bike back. No idea what happened to it.

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