joelalamo45's Forum Activity

Reply to Riding with diabetes 5/16/2016 3:38 PM

Yeah my thought is, living to not die isn't living. Take your meds, stay healthy and ride your f'ing bike. I was told, and I'm sure this is the same with other killer diseases, is that your attitude is huge when it comes to recovery. Being positive cant ... more »

Reply to Riding with diabetes 5/16/2016 1:28 PM

I can't speak to diabetes, but I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer about 2 months ago. YOLO the fuck out of it man. I'm going through chemo right now and riding has lifted my spirits the way nothing else can. I don't have anything else to add, ... more »

Reply to Spank tweet tweet grips? 4/11/2016 10:34 AM

Yeah when it comes to pedals, grips, seats...all that stuff is interchangeable between bmx and mtb.

Reply to You're setup 4/11/2016 9:49 AM

It's a 22" top tube with 20" wheels. I love it. I switched from a 21.5 United G-Slat frame and it's not a ton different. Super stable on dirt, especially on the bigger sets and higher speeds.

Reply to You're setup 4/11/2016 8:18 AM

I'm 5'10" and here she is. Hella long because I ride a bunch of mtb as well so this doesn't feel squirelly. Colony Castaway 22"tt Oddyssey R25 fork Colony Wasp wheelset Odyssey Sweepstakes bars 9" rise A bunch of Shadow stuff

Reply to Is this a vintage pk ripper 2/2/2016 10:09 AM

The fork... that dropout says Mongoose to me. I could be wrong.

Reply to Older Riders! 10/6/2015 8:45 AM

I'm 43 and I still compete in dirt. I'll get roasted for this, but what drives me nuts is old dudes thinking the old school stuff was better. From a pro from the 80's, let me tell you, old school stuff sucks. Fun to look at (I guess) but impractical ... more »

Reply to Why Stevie left Éclat , untold story 10/6/2015 7:24 AM

I lived with that dude for awhile. He had the check where he sold the patent to the gyro for $99k...he had it hanging on the wall in his office.

Reply to New to bmx 9/30/2015 1:17 PM

First thing first...have fun.

Reply to 31.8 9/29/2015 6:49 AM

What I was trying to say, and maybe I should have elaborated a bit, is that mtb has gone a little nuts over the past few years with different sizes for things. Keep in mind I work at a mtb bike park, so I see all the "nonsense" if you will with different ... more »

Reply to 31.8 9/28/2015 10:30 AM

Mountain biking is already made itself a retarded mismatch of sizes... 26", 27.5, 29" wheels... 135mm, 142mm rear hub sizes. I'd hate to see bmx go down that rabbit hole of crap.

Reply to 22" tt 9/19/2015 8:02 PM

Yep yep!

Reply to 22" tt 9/19/2015 8:01 PM

I'm rocking a Colony Castaway in a 22"tt and it's phenomenal. I ride dirt, park and the occasional vert ramp. I had a United Voyage in a 21.5"tt and loved it, too. I can't see ever going back to a sub 21.5 frame. Everybody says oh that's too long for ... more »

Reply to Adam22 has started a phenomanon 5/12/2015 2:31 PM

What Dave said. I was peg chinking spines over 20 years ago. That shizz has been around forever. Those downside ones Adam22 does aint nothing new either. The fact that they are popular now is new. I think they are pretty cool...

Reply to Parks by Denver CO 5/7/2015 9:09 AM

Only two parks don't allow bikes in all of Colorado. Aspen and Breckenridge. If you are in Denver you are fine. You must hit up the crown jewel of Colorado parks.. Arvada! Boulder skatepark is amazing as well. Here's a few links. ... more »

Reply to FACTION AMERO 22 5/6/2015 1:11 PM

I like mine on trails. The only down side is that you are limited in aftermarket tire selection.

Reply to Tall Dudes: BSD Raider vs McNeil Deuce V6 5/5/2015 11:45 AM

Colony Castaway comes in a 22 as well

Reply to Adam Banton (8/13 - 8/17) 8/14/2012 7:22 AM

Adam do you ever see vert making a comeback? Joel Alamo

Reply to double fucking standards. 7/5/2012 7:33 AM

You should have someone from Vital friend her on FB and start full on hitting on her... then bust her.

Reply to New member, heres a video i made. 2/20/2012 8:49 AM

Man Eisenbergs is looking rough...