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Old 09-21-06, 03:30 PM
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My first BMX...sorta

I am 54 years old and bought my first BMX type bike a few days ago. It is the Haro Backtrail X-24 which makes for the "sorta". At 5'4" tall and 125 lbs I thought I needed a cruiser. As BMX are kids bikes right? Now I read this forum and find out that people a lot taller and heavier than me ride regular BMX 20" bikes.

So anyways I know most middle school kids are bigger than I am. Hmmmm... Make that 10 year olds.I just thought they never bought MTN bikes because the ones made for kids are crap so they kept riding their BMX'ers.

The reason I bought a cruiser is because I like bikes that are well built and simple to maintain. I am having the time of my life on it. I have 5 other bikes but the Haro is the most fun to ride and I get the best exercise on it.

Even old geezers like to have fun. I am too old to do trick stuff but I love to ride. I gave my car away recently-an old junker-and don't intend to buy another one.

So this is my introduction to BMX. An I am glad I bought it and happy to post about it here. . It will last me many thousands of miles I am sure

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Great story. The sad thing is that I am considered short for a 15-year old, but I'm taller than you. That's actually pretty funny to me. But good luck on your bike and try not to mess yourself up too bad if you do indeed start to try some tricks and stuff.
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Old 09-21-06, 07:43 PM
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people like that make me happy
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Are you Irish? A fine choice in bikes though. Cruisers were made for us oldies.
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Good for you I've been trying to get my dad to ride with my and he's 51. I finnaly got him to go bike with me. He's more of a sit-on-my-ass-on-the-internet-all-day kind of guy, so its hard. We're going to bike to the beach on Sunday morning. He's riding his fixie.
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Old 09-21-06, 09:08 PM
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I got my daughter to go for a ride with me. That was a big day.
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Old 09-21-06, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by maximan1
Good for you I've been trying to get my dad to ride with my and he's 51. I finnaly got him to go bike with me. He's more of a sit-on-my-ass-on-the-internet-all-day kind of guy, so its hard.
We have the same Father apparently.
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Old 09-22-06, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Are you Irish? A fine choice in bikes though. Cruisers were made for us oldies.
Are Irish low income too? I can afford an old clunker car. Just don't want one. Bikes are my passion. Riding a bicycle keeps me young at heart and in good physical shape. I just hope that young BMX riders keep riding when they get their drivers license.

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I just pictured a little leprechaun, no offense meant though.
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Originally Posted by littledog
Are Irish low income too? I can afford an old clunker car. Just don't want one. Bikes are my passion. Riding a bicycle keeps me young at heart and in good physical shape. I just hope that young BMX riders keep riding when they get their drivers license.

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What about mtb'ers?!
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Originally Posted by BROCK SAMPSON
What about mtb'ers?!
What about them?
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
What about them?
Little dog said that he hopes young BMX'ers keep riding when they get their drivers licences
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he didnt underline bmx'ers. in fact he didnt even use the word "bmx'ers". He said BMX riders
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Originally Posted by mude
he didnt underline bmx'ers. in fact he didnt even use the word "bmx'ers". He said BMX riders
You tell him!
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker04
You tell him!
Yea,that is what i meant- BMX'ers.
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Old 10-01-06, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mude
he didnt underline bmx'ers. in fact he didnt even use the word "bmx'ers". He said BMX riders
Dude get off my back, you know what I meant, what do you get out of putting people down?
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Old 10-01-06, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by littledog
Yea,that is what i meant- BMX'ers.
Haha thanks fo the support littledog. BMX'ers and BMX riders are the same thing anyway arn't they? BMX'er is just a shorter way of saying it.
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this has nothing to do with anything. but i kinda wanna move to dallas. heard so many good stories about the parks down there.
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A BMX rider is someone who rides a BMX until they get a car and then hardly ever rides ANY kind of bike ever again. A BMX'er will be riding BMX all their life. They may have a car but will use it mainly to transport their BMX bike to a more suitable place to ride away from the dreaded cagers. that is my take on it.

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Haha thanks fo the support littledog. BMX'ers and BMX riders are the same thing anyway arn't they? BMX'er is just a shorter way of saying it.
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Originally Posted by littledog
A BMX rider is someone who rides a BMX until they get a car and then hardly ever rides ANY kind of bike ever again. A BMX'er will be riding BMX all their life. They may have a car but will use it mainly to transport their BMX bike to a more suitable place to ride away from the dreaded cagers. that is my take on it.
Basically. Minus the ones that realize that they can be decent at BMX and make a sh1t-ton of money riding MTBs, as well as the ones that move onto fixies.
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