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12/14/2013 7:48 PM

What's been the lowest point in your riding career? Mine is either when I couldn't ride for almost two month because I broke my foot or now. I am happy, I'm not literally depressed but I I haven't had a good session in a pretty long time mostly because of weather and it really sucks. What's been your guy's lowest point and how did you improve it?

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12/14/2013 8:50 PM

We went to Wheelmill last week dude... haha And mine was probably whenever my bike needs new parts or o get bored with tricks i can do. For a while i thought id never get 360s not tapped. Or any no footer tricks. And then one day it all clicked and i landed like 20 new tricks in a day. I dont get bored with riding. If i dont progress i feel anger at myself tho. haha i try to land new stuff every time i ride. Recently i grew the nuts to attempt crankflips. They arent too bad.

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12/14/2013 8:50 PM

Winter. 3 months-half a year off. And other teenage stuff. I have bad knees so it hurts even pedaling and times , so I can't really bike consistently

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12/14/2013 9:06 PM

Lol I straight up quit bmx

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12/14/2013 9:16 PM

I thought you were building a new bike man

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12/14/2013 9:16 PM

SickDude wrote:

Lol I straight up quit bmx

We'll then GTFO

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12/14/2013 9:24 PM

SickDude wrote:

Lol I straight up quit bmx

ThugLifeBmxRiderz wrote:

We'll then GTFO

took the words right out of my mouth. But i thought he was getting a "sick new setup"

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12/14/2013 9:35 PM

3 times, can't really pick one. Probably the 2nd time though.

1st was late Spring of 2007. Not sure what cause it, but I developed mild sciatica which in short, fuckin sucks and caused my lower back to hurt horrible to twist and bend, and on top of that, a nerve shot down my left left and caused a lot of pain. it was so bad to the point where I could barely bunnyhop & I seriously thought I'd have to end up quitting. Luckily since I got out of gym class for that, my teacher told me to stretch my leg/back, and eventually it went away through stretching & cracking my lower back often.

2nd was October 23rd, 2009. Fuck that day, tore my ACL. didn't find out until a few days later that I actually tore it though, but when I knew I needed surgery & needed 6 months to heal, I was super bummed. Luckily for me, just cruising around & pedaling was good for the treatment of the injury in strengthening the ligament after surgery, so after about a month & a half of not doing shit, I got to come out & cruise & was in high spirits again just riding with my friends & getting back into it.

3rd & lastly, was either late Summer or Fall of 2010. my "Good to go" mark for my ACL surgery was June 4th, so I was about 2 or 3 months out of the healing process for my knee... but randomly, my knee started hurting & on more than 1 occasion, popped out of place & really fucking hurt. Nothing tore, it just popped out weird. So I wrapped it with an ace bandage & it kinda helped, but I did a 180 to smith stall & it popped again and I ate shit so I just went home. I have no clue why it did that, but it stopped within a week or 2. It seriously bummed me out cause I loved riding but was afraid to go out in few that it was my knee about to fuck up again

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12/14/2013 9:44 PM

Lets just say I spent that money on a mini fridge

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12/14/2013 9:47 PM

SickDude wrote:

Lol I straight up quit bmx

Hahaha!

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12/14/2013 9:49 PM

SickDude wrote:

Lets just say I spent that money on a mini fridge

........Go do your fuckin art shit and start going on some art forums. Seriously, I'm kinda pissed off at you but not that you found other hobbies, cause I did too, but biking will still be number one top priority.

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12/14/2013 9:57 PM

SickDude wrote:

Lets just say I spent that money on a mini fridge

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

........Go do your fuckin art shit and start going on some art forums. Seriously, I'm kinda pissed off at you but not that you found other hobbies, cause I did too, but biking will still be number one top priority.

I don't care buddy

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12/14/2013 10:09 PM

SickDude wrote:

I don't care buddy

I know deep down inside, you probably do of all things.

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12/15/2013 12:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/15/2013 12:07 AM

Probably the worst was when I had no Frame for 3 weeks. But I don't really get depressed. We're only on this planet for about 80 years, there is no time for sadness.

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12/15/2013 1:55 AM

Handrail crash to brain hemorrhage to night of hell and allot of good drugs ......morphines cool......not being able to move on a spine board is not

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12/15/2013 1:56 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/15/2013 1:58 AM

Re learning how to walk after losing you balance is a trip

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12/15/2013 2:08 AM

Hands down when my bike got stolen. That said it was the happiest day of my life when I found it at the local pawn shop 3 months later.

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12/15/2013 5:01 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/15/2013 5:03 AM

The +10 years I didn't ride due to mental health problems, I'd been riding since I was 12 and then around age 18/19 I didn't just quit riding, I quit life in general, seeing my bike everyday just leaning against the wall rotting away while I did the same for over a decade was pretty heartbreaking, I wanted to ride that whole time, I just couldn't tho I was a mess.

But i eventually started riding again at age 30 and I'm now 32 and still progressing, so I might have missed out on the best years of my life, but I'm having a blast riding now...making up for lost time for sure.

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12/15/2013 5:13 AM

Mine was when my rear hub was fucked. I stopped bmxing for 1 month, evanscycles scam me, then i ordered a raptor and i recieved a cult match (i dont care much about that because the match is a good hub.), then i had 1 day to ride and fucked my rims, went to ireland 1 month without my bike and the lace my new rims. That was at least 2 months and a half without riding, because of those fucktards called evanscycles.

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12/15/2013 5:19 AM

Kinda sad right now because I have new parts coming soon but I can't ride them due to weather

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12/15/2013 6:00 AM

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

Kinda sad right now because I have new parts coming soon but I can't ride them due to weather

Same here, we got 4 inches of snow.

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12/15/2013 6:29 AM

Minnesota winters. Somewhere between 5-7 months with snow.

Indoor park time!

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12/15/2013 7:18 AM

Haha, the meteorologists were all talking like it was going to be bad here. In my town, we had rain for most of Friday, Friday night it snowed 1/4" then Sat morning another 1/4". Friday my 3 & 5 yo were all excited to make a snowman, and I told then only if we actually get enough snow. Glad I didn't say yes. There was more grass sticking through the snow than there was snow. Wierd part is, there's about an inch, more in spots, of ice on our roads in the subdivision. That's a weather troll there.

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12/15/2013 7:19 AM

Pretty Similar Story to SoulRebelRastaMan BUT.... Add in the fact I destroyed My Shoulder had to have a Re-Build done AND Now have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome! I am taking a Plethora of Medication, Including Anti-Depressants because when you loose a decade of Your life to Physical & Mental Illnesses & Riding REALLY does take a massive hit, Especially in a similar situation to Mr.Rastaman You've ridden for YEARS & It's been Your Life & then just straight up have to stop! It's Fucking HARD!

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12/15/2013 8:00 AM

After I broke my foot, I kept having bad sessions and I would hurt my foot and get scared and not wanna do anything after that. I got my cast off on October 1st, I rested for a day then on the 3rd I started cruising around and manualing and stuff. I wasn't supposed to ride until like November but I felt that I was okay. I am fine now but I was so weak when I started riding again that I could have probably just broke my ankle by tugging on it hard enough. I didn't bend my ankle for like 5 weeks so that was the result. I skipped physical therapy and started doing my own physical therapy and my doc said he didn't have a problem with that. After I began riding, I would get really really frustrated with myself for not being able to 180 out of a bank, and then I learned feebles. That was what lifted me from that. I learned feebles and it felt great because it took like an hour to learn and I was drenched in sweat from hopping and stuff but when I finally got it, I was so happy. Sounds kinda dumb but that's the truth!

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12/15/2013 8:07 AM

personally, when i broke my wrist and got a decent concussion (still cant remember most of the day) when i was riding trails
for about the next 10 times i went to the trails, i would lock up to the point where i would not even be able to roll over the baby sets

but eventually, i just started sending it again, and ive been doing bigger jumps that before the crash

my friend yesterday at the trails tried to 3 a set, he landed perfect, but he hit a pothole (fucking kids ruining our trails) in the berm
and got sent. he got a major concussion, possible broken shoulder and collarbone, a giant scrape on one side of his face, and general bruising on one side of hes body

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12/15/2013 10:45 AM

Every winter. After Christmas i usually just hibernate from riding and being social. Hopefully snowboarding will help. Right now i'm kinda pissed because i haven't ridden for a month. Plus the weather is good today but i don't i have a BB right now. Ugh, time for food...

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12/15/2013 10:50 AM

during the summer i had mono so no riding for 2 weeks , then once i got better i had to wait another week for my frame to come

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12/15/2013 10:56 AM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Every winter. After Christmas i usually just hibernate from riding and being social. Hopefully snowboarding will help. Right now i'm kinda pissed because i haven't ridden for a month. Plus the weather is good today but i don't i have a BB right now. Ugh, time for food...

get a ps3 with battlefield 4 then we can hibernate together cuz I'm gonna be crippled in 15 days!

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I now have a more or less stock sunday scout with a complete Demo rear wheel. Sue me

12/15/2013 11:02 AM

blaaaaaaaaa wrote:

Every winter. After Christmas i usually just hibernate from riding and being social. Hopefully snowboarding will help. Right now i'm kinda pissed because i haven't ridden for a month. Plus the weather is good today but i don't i have a BB right now. Ugh, time for food...

feeble_to_face wrote:

get a ps3 with battlefield 4 then we can hibernate together cuz I'm gonna be crippled in 15 days!

You're getting something done to your shoulder right? I don't really like modern video games. I'd rather play n64, gamecube, or sega genesis.

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