What type of ride were you cruising around on??
My older brother and I used to race from around 1990-1996ish. My first real ride was a Diamondback (can't remember the model) and it was a junior frame. Then I got a purple Auburn with the Aluminum swingarm that was anodized purple. Some of the things I remember it had were Odyssey Black Widow pedals and cranks, purple. Purple Answer bars, Oddysey T-1000 rims with purple flames, DK stem anodized purple, and either DK or Profile anodized purple hubs.
My favorite racers were Pistol Pete Loncarevich, Gary Ellis, Danny Robinson, and Tim "Fuzzy" Hall to name a few.
I'm on the edge of glory!
First real bmx bike was a mongoose with motomags.
First real race bike was a DG Steve Skibel.
DG super pro.
Torker E.K. special.
Endless sea of GT's up to this day.
I raced a few years, must have been 82-84. I had a Bassett, then a PK Ripper.
I loved that bike. It showed up like new but used at a local bike shop in Kansas of all places. I guess Bassett was a family owned company that built aftermarket exhaust for boats. The kids were into bmx, so they built bikes for a while. This is just what I've found on the net, I'm sure someone else has better info.
Cool post, I'll bite:
I used to race, from about 80'-85' then switched to freestyling and never looked back .... although I still like and appreciate racing, it's how I started after all!
I'm in NJ and when I raced back then it was mainly at Island Dragway at Hackettstown. Also raced at Jersey City Armory, Egg Harbor, Flemington and Howell (Bicycle World off Rt 9).
My first bike I raced on was a Mongoose, but then switched to PK Rippers (went through 3 of those) then was sponsored for a hot minute by NJ-based Thruster and got one frame from them right before I moved and switched to freestyle.
I also raced in the early 80's. first race wasin 78 or 79 in Clarksville Tenn. BMX Exhibition race in a city park on flat ground with wooden ramps and pylons mapping out the track. Everyone had stripped down street bikes with banana seats. fenders , chainguards and reflectors removed. It was the first time any of us had heard of BMX racing. A couple of years later in maybe 81 I got my first real bmx bike. A Cycle Pro trophy. It was sweet ! ACS Zrims, pro neck, fluted bars and seat post big oakley grips , kkt lightening pedals snake bellies all red ano with yellow stickers. moved to Ky and raced local tracks in bowling green and owensboro. those were the days.Now my son started going to the skate park and im as addicted as I was back then. We have 6 custom completes and ride park and street together.
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I used to race at the old azusa track n Mon Rovia track from like 77 to like 82 first real bmx was a Mongoose with motomags then my parents said it was to heavy n has jason jesson dad build me up a custom GJS it was blue n gold they called me the jolly blue giant lol
I use to race on an elf double cross then I rode on a s&m dirt bike and holmes