Seeing all your guys' complaining about all the younger "fashionable" pretentious emo kids, etc has put such a smile on my face! hahaaa .... I am an old schooler (just turned 42) that has fell in love with it again, and almost my entire crew I rode with back in the day has all come back out and got bikes ... having SOOOO mcuh fun with it!
I started racing BMX at Hackettstown NJ from around 1979-ish through 84' and then by 85' switched over to just jumping and then by 86' got hardcore into flatland freestyle and rode till about 92' and then quit (was a sponsored competitive surfer then and also hardcore skateboarder).
I have built 2 bikes so far and will continuously keep updating them as I go. One bike I have for dirt/jumping and the other is for flatland/street/park. Next up, building a bike for a "pumptrack" style jump track my friends and I are gonna build. Really interested in learning to jump good again while I still have a couple years left in me. ;-)
The dirt/jumper is getting a 25/9t gear conversion, and, I might also convert to 24"frame & wheels, ........ however, the flatland/street/park bike is statying with the 42/16 because it's easier to ride out of flatland tricks in my opinion. ..... plus, I dont subscribe to using this or that because some thing is "fashionable" or hip. I'm too old school for that pretentious shit. You also wont catch me wearing those painted-on, tight-ass nuthugger girls jeans all the emo/indie hipsters wear.
Anyway, so stoked to be riding again and it's been a blast to work on bikes again! Hope to meet new peeps to ride with and learn where some fun spots are to ride and get back in the loop. If anyone reading this is from New Jersey, hit me up, call me, email me, Facebook me, whatever!!! It's been a LONG time and I'm "out of the loop". Needs some cool new friends closer to my age to ride and talk shop with.
~ Mark Sisom
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