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8/21/2015 3:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2015 10:00 PM

Riding bmx bikes at age 6-14 never did any tricks just cruising and jumps. Got my license taken away this summer, decided to buy bmx bike, now I am very interested in racing, I am 20 now, 6'0 155 pounds, got this bike to race https://www.danscomp.com/products-BIKES/106255/2014_DK_Sentry_LE_Race_Bike.html

I've been looking around and I have been seeing alot of the bmx geared towards kid and teenagers, I know there is adult bmx racing, Im a novice, college student, on a budget. Checked out usa bmx found some tracks near me, I can only find information about kids racing, looking for advice, info, experiences ect. thank you

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8/21/2015 10:00 PM

Why no one help me sad

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8/21/2015 11:13 PM

You won't find much about racing on here try this place it seems promising http://forums.bmxtalk.com

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8/21/2015 11:19 PM

You just need a jersey. Thats says weedcommander.

Everyone else will just stop.

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8/22/2015 12:05 AM

Go to your local track, pay to get on the track during practice and see how you like it, then the rest is history. They'll have all the info you need there. Brakes and helmets are mandatory. Frame, bar and stem pads used to be too when I raced, but I dunno if they still are now cuz that was 12 years ago at least. Lol. Good luck keeping up! Speed comes with practice and rhythm, so don't get down if you don't do great the first few times(or months haha)

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8/22/2015 6:53 AM

-Havok- wrote:

Go to your local track, pay to get on the track during practice and see how you like it, then the rest is history. They'll have all the info you need there. Brakes and helmets are mandatory. Frame, bar and stem pads used to be too when I raced, but I dunno if they still are now cuz that was 12 years ago at least. Lol. Good luck keeping up! Speed comes with practice and rhythm, so don't get down if you don't do great the first few times(or months haha)

This.

You will also need long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Frame stem and tt pads are required, as is a full face helmet (think motorcycle style-but not necessarily DOT cert)

There's a lot of 50+ racers near me. Our local track is Alise Post's home track, so she rallied a TON of people. (She is on the Redline Pro Team and race in the Olympics)

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8/22/2015 5:56 PM

-Havok- wrote:

Go to your local track, pay to get on the track during practice and see how you like it, then the rest is history. They'll have all the info you need there. Brakes and helmets are mandatory. Frame, bar and stem pads used to be too when I raced, but I dunno if they still are now cuz that was 12 years ago at least. Lol. Good luck keeping up! Speed comes with practice and rhythm, so don't get down if you don't do great the first few times(or months haha)

dave lawrence wrote:

This.

You will also need long pants and a long sleeve shirt. Frame stem and tt pads are required, as is a full face helmet (think motorcycle style-but not necessarily DOT cert)

There's a lot of 50+ racers near me. Our local track is Alise Post's home track, so she rallied a TON of people. (She is on the Redline Pro Team and race in the Olympics)

I forgot about attire as well, so good point!


And totally off topic, but what to say about Alise...Lol (and all of the other pro girls for that matter!). Any girl on a bike, especially professionally, is pretty fine in my book! Granted I'm not a fan of girls with muscles, I have to admit I'd let most of them take advantage of me laughing But really tho, more and more good looking chicks seem to be getting into bmx recently and I must say I appreciate it alot! No one likes a sausage fest meow. Haha

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