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Old 09-17-06, 06:41 PM
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turning 26 and want to learn to ride

Ok so I've been riding bike my whole life, but I went from just riding for fun to racing track bikes. I'd really like to learn to ride street bmx. Am I past the learning curve? Does anybody have any hints for somebody trying to pick this up now. Help me out.
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Old 09-17-06, 07:08 PM
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Old 09-17-06, 09:12 PM
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It's all good, I'm 26 and just started riding bmx this week. I think the only problem is that at 26 you'll most likely be paying your own med bills. So, if you don't have good insurance just be sure to wear some protective gear, at least when trying new stuff.
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Old 09-17-06, 10:02 PM
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I'm 26 and haven't ridden in about 13 years. So your not alone. The protective gear is probably a good idea, I ate it pretty hard today while practicing my bunny hopping. So I plan to get some pads and a helmet.
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Old 09-18-06, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghostpunkkilla
I'm 26 and haven't ridden in about 13 years. So your not alone. The protective gear is probably a good idea, I ate it pretty hard today while practicing my bunny hopping. So I plan to get some pads and a helmet.
You ate sh1t on a bunnyhop? I don't think you were hopping over rails yet... how is that possible?
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Old 09-18-06, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GunzOfSteel 921
You ate sh1t on a bunnyhop? I don't think you were hopping over rails yet... how is that possible?
I had my front wheel about a foot off the ground before my feet came off my pedals. I'm not skilled like you guys yet obviously.

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Old 09-18-06, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghostpunkkilla
I had my front wheel about a foot off the ground before my feet came off my pedals. I'm not skilled like you guys yet obviously.
Oh, that's still odd.
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It dosent take that much skill to bunnyhop... I've never seen someone bail just from bunnyhopping.
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Well, I don't have very much skill.
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Ghost, do you have any friends that ride? It helps a lot to see other people do it in person, that's how I started to really master it.
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All my friends ride mountain bikes. Working 70 hours a week makes it hard to get out also. When I used to ride I used to do a lot of straight up jumps and ramps, but never did any street style stuff.
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