Falling back in love with BMX

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5/20/2020 3:48 PM

Long story short, I used to ride hard back in 99’ -2000’s.. had kids gave up the bike. I’m now 33 with 2 daughters. Now I stumbled on a bike I was tossing in the garbage a few days ago and hit a couple laps around the block with my daughters.. couple 180’s later and it lit a fire inside of me that hasn’t burned. I missed this. I’m currently in the process of building my dream bike around a new ATF frame like the one I used to ride. I love this. And I’m glad I’m back! Any fathers with a similar story in here in or around the Cleveland Ohio area? Would love to find some cool guys to ride with!

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5/22/2020 4:23 PM

Get a season pass at Ray's, bound to meet some cool people to ride with.

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5/22/2020 4:47 PM

4130Junkie wrote:

Get a season pass at Ray's, bound to meet some cool people to ride with.

Appreciate the tip brother!

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6/5/2020 4:51 PM

I’m definitely old school but my story’s a little different. I’m 49 now & rode BMX as a kid. Admittedly I wasn’t very good but had fun racing mostly. Lost touch with it over the years and had a two kids along the way. Around 7 years ago I started wanting to ride a BMX again because my son and I were going on a lot of rides. I was using a beater mountain bike but felt zero connection to it. So I decided to get a 26” BMX bike and build it as a cruiser. I wasn’t looking to do tricks (other than jumping curbs 😆) so just wanted something fast, responsive & fun! I finished it a while ago but I still do little tweaks here & there. I love this bike! I have a blast riding with my kids and the bigger 26” frame is perfect for my old bones. I’ll post some pics would like to hear what you think? Can give details too if you’re interested in some of the specs... Photo
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6/15/2020 7:09 PM

btw it’s a 2013 DK Xenia & it’s holding up great!

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6/21/2020 6:00 AM

I just got back in the saddle after 20 years! I'm a 51 year old kid!! Wish you guys were close.

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7/6/2020 9:49 PM

I'm 39 and this year covid made me get back into it. Slow at the shop so started getting crazy with some old frames... now I have bought roughly 20 and, well, that's another stooooooory. I myself love the bmx platform, but yeah, kids and life etc. change things. Have fun acting young with your bike cool

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10/20/2020 11:01 PM

asiajr216 wrote:

Long story short, I used to ride hard back in 99’ -2000’s.. had kids gave up the bike. I’m now 33 with 2 daughters. Now I stumbled on a bike I was tossing in the garbage a few days ago and hit a couple laps around the block with my daughters.. couple 180’s later and it lit a fire inside of me that hasn’t burned. I missed this. I’m currently in the process of building my dream bike around a new ATF frame like the one I used to ride. I love this. And I’m glad I’m back! Any fathers with a similar story in here in or around the Cleveland Ohio area? Would love to find some cool guys to ride with!

I can surely relate to your story, but Im a long way from Ohio. I loved riding back in the 80s, Then got older, got my license and my car , and spent most of my free time going out chasing woman. So I completely forgot about bikes. Fast forward years later , I got married and I too was blessed with 2 girls. Went to Walmart and got myself and my girls bikes there. I did enjoy riding around town with them, but I wanted something better. Bmx was always in me though, so I started watching random bmx videos a few months ago and started to get the itch again. So I started to sell my wife on why I needed a quality bmx bike and that I wont ask for nothing else again. Lol. She ended up getting me a Sunday that I cant use till my birthday ( December ). To be continued...

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10/21/2020 5:06 AM

Can you imagine a bunch of old guys with gray hair riding around in a pack... For sure would need a chase vehicle for the fallen lol.

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10/23/2020 1:25 AM

CasualAf wrote:

Can you imagine a bunch of old guys with gray hair riding around in a pack... For sure would need a chase vehicle for the fallen lol.

That is SO funny and probably true.

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11/17/2020 6:39 AM

Same story here. I'm 44 and haven't rode since 01' when I had my Mirra Pro. I can't believe how much bike geometry has changed. I'm still learning to bunny hop all over again. I can't believe I use to ride half pipes and do crazy shit, now I'm scared to lean back and even try a manual. Having a major motorcycle incident that almost killed me 5 years ago I'm sure is part of it lol. I have 2 custom bikes I built and 1 brand new frame still in the box that I will build soon.

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1/15/2021 1:22 AM

I’m 40 now and used to ride a Haro Sport in the late 80s-early 90s. We moved to Paris TX a year ago and it’s a pretty bike friendly place. Trail d’ Paris runs through the city and there is a brand new public asphalt pump track. Also a public skate park and some MTB trails nearby. Anyway, took the kids to watch people ride the pump track and all 3 wanted in on the action. I did too! Jumped online and bought 5 bikes. Four 20” and one 26”. It’s been so much fun getting back on a bike and the kids want to ride nearly every day. Got the 26 for my wife. Photo
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1/23/2021 6:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2021 6:23 PM

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I’m 40 now and used to ride a Haro Sport in the late 80s-early 90s. We moved to Paris TX a year ago and it’s a pretty bike friendly place. Trail d’ Paris runs through the city and there is a brand new public asphalt pump track. Also a public skate park and some MTB trails nearby. Anyway, took the kids to watch people ride the pump track and all 3 wanted in on the action. I did too! Jumped online and bought 5 bikes. Four 20” and one 26”. It’s been so much fun getting back on a bike and the kids want to ride nearly every day. Got the 26 for my wife. Photo
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Cool story man. I like the bikes. My wife got me a 20' for my 46th birthday last December. Hadn't touched bmx since 1990. Then just a couple weeks ago got me a 29' bmx. Riding is SO addicting for me. Don't know why or how I was away from it all those years. Only draw back is that I'm in pain or really sore for a few days sometimes after.

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