- just put an offer in on a bmx….what should i know…?
Don’t listen to any criticism.
Anyone who thinks it’s difficult to ride a BMX any distance is simply weak and anyone who thinks you’re too old to have fun on a BMX at 43 is probably pretty poor at riding any bike.
it’ll do wonders for your core strength, stood pedalling, balance and timing (if you stick at it)Posted 3 years agogummikuhSubscriber
I rode my BMX into work this morning, only because I have to pick my car up after work and can throw it in the back.
I think you have to change the way you ride, it is a sprint machine designed for short tracks, if you ride like that over distance you will detonate. I like hopping onto the kerb and off when I get bored. I see it as a track day toy really.
It will get stolen if you leave it anywhere, and end up rattlecan black.Posted 3 years agoRecyclerMember
Just got my first BMX at the weekend and I’m 46 !!
Wethepeople Versus 2011 in black and green.
Off to the pump track with my little lad, hoody and skinny jeans.
I have a pair of Vans Farlane shoes somewhere too.
Never ridden bmx before, but before I committed, I just checked the bike in the same place I would have on any other bike.Posted 3 years agokerleyMember
anyone who thinks you’re too old to have fun on a BMX at 43
Having fun at 43 is not a problem, recovering from injuries is which was my point.
I had a BMXes on and off from 8 years old until I was about 45 and because the whole point of the BMX is to do stuff where you are more likely to fall off, you not surprisingly fall off more.Posted 3 years ago
The recovery time was far longer than when I was doing the same at 14 years old….
Babies the lot of ya! 😆 I’m nearer 60 😯 and have just bought back a frame I owned in the mid 2Ks to recapture my forties 😛 BMX freakin’ rocks \m/ . . . with the added bonus that if you’re only 5’2″ pedalling any distance is really not too bad at all.
Oh . . . and we need a pic of that Gen Lee kayla1 😛Posted 3 years ago
I’ve just restored a dog rough se floval flyer so I can have a ride with my kids at the local tracks.
I swear this has done more for the hole in my core from some broken ribs, than any other riding.
Only problem is the bike attracts too much attention from the local kids as said tracksPosted 3 years agomarkcurtainsMember
We’re showing our bikes? Go on then
2013 We The People Arcade. Mainly used at Bolehills in Sheffield, was 38 when I bought it. Have also visited the the local indoor park the one time. Was terrifying but good fun. Not been back yet as you have to try an go when it’s quiet.
Also use it fir short trips to the shop when I haven’t got much to carry back, I’m 6ft 2 so riding sat down is pretty tricky to control.Posted 3 years agoyossarianMember
My 7 year old is hooked on bmx racing and we have a couple of tracks in a 5 mile radius which is cool. He’s currently on a mafia BB Cush but has a proper haro junior bike coming at Christmas. Great fun blasting around the circuit, but crashing hurts more and takes far longer to heal at 43!
I want this 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Damn, that Hutch reissue stuff is awesome 😛 I suppose it had to happen with the supply of oldschool NOS parts drying up/prices going through the roof. Back in the late 90s I bought an old original Hutch Expert Racer frame from Alan and he helped me out with a shed load of NOS Hutch parts for not too much cash – wish I still had it . . .Posted 3 years ago
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