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#1 2010-07-12 1:19pm

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44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to rake those bars up, rake those seats back, and make this happen -- CHICAGO STYLE!!!

My name is Perron, and I'm one of the nearly 30 Chicago area old/mid school riders who met this past Saturday on Chicago's lakefront for what turned out to be a great experience.  We rode along the shores of Lake Michigan on a beautiful day, took in the sights, and hung out afterwards to tell stories, talk about life, and enjoy food.  Hence an idea was hatched:  Starting a Chicago area BMX club! 

Open to men and women, boys and girls (those who are of an appropriate level of maturity, of course), the purpose of the 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club would be to create and maintain a network of Chicago area old/mid school BMX riders that would keep members in the loop of what's happening in and around the Second City regarding our beloved lifestyle/hobby.  For example, Nealsky did a fantastic job of organizing the Chicago Summer Ride, and when he or someone else has an old/mid school-realted acitivity (ride, show, etc.) in the works, 44T would make sure the word got out.  44T would also work to keep the momentum going by organizing rides, shows, etc. on an ongoing basis.  While the Museum threads are a great means of communication, the use of other means such as phone calls and emails are also useful, so 44T would like to give its members the option of supplying information such as phone numbers, addresses/locations, etc so that we can keep in touch.  If we get this thing going, this could be the result:

http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/BMXRide7-10-10002.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/BMXRide7-10-10003.jpg
http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/BMXRide7-10-10005.jpg

If you're in the Chicago, Milwaukee, or NW Indiana region, are into old/mid school BMX, and are down for this, post on this thread now.  I'll look to get a roster going offline so that we can build this network, get out there, and have some fun.  I know you're out there, so I look forward to hearing from you!  PEACE

Perron


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#2 2010-07-12 1:26pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Id be down for it


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#3 2010-07-12 1:29pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

You Know you can count me in.

Neal


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#4 2010-07-12 1:33pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

As Ive stated in the Official Ride thread,Im definately IN. I will help in any way I am needed and Im more then happy to give my number,addy,email,etc when needed.

In true Chicago fashion....44T FO LIFE......but im not tattooing it on me lol


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#5 2010-07-12 1:34pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

You could even just call it:
The 44T BMX Club
"The club for Old School and Mid School BMX riders"

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#6 2010-07-12 1:36pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Bipolar wrote:

As Ive stated in the Official Ride thread,Im definately IN. I will help in any way I am needed and Im more then happy to give my number,addy,email,etc when needed.

In true Chicago fashion....44T FO LIFE......but im not tattooing it on me lol

We can just get those temporary kid tattoos for everyone.....NOT!hmm

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#7 2010-07-12 1:50pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Neal, I like the simplified name with the motto a lot.  Those who are "in the know" know, and those who aren't "in the know" don't know, and don't need to know, ya know?  I'd like to roll with it.

Those who are down, I think it would be helpful if I kept a roster with names, addresses/locations, and phone #s.  I think it would be real helpful, but it's not required.  If you're down, PM me your info when you can.

Now it's time for me to do some friggin' homework, 'cause it ain't gonna do itself.  Catch y'all tomorrow!


44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang
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#8 2010-07-12 2:08pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Perron you know I'm in! My bikes need to get ridden in other places other than around my neighborhood!


44 Tooth BMX Club Chicago. Accept no substitutes. Ride on!

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#9 2010-07-12 2:10pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Who has a Facebook? Hit me up Dalemanley81@yahoo.com

Facebook definately helps with the networking big_smile


If it's Mid-School, and Made by Schwinn..... I'm your HUCKLEBERRY!!

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#10 2010-07-12 2:41pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

cool
I'm up


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#11 2010-07-12 3:04pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Im game. I wish I was able to make the ride. Maybe next time


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#12 2010-07-12 4:59pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

sounds cool i also like 44/16 like one member commented on !!!!! facebook is a really helpful tool also to hook up riders me and my oldschool buddies use facebook to set up rides in the summer


"old school all the way,or no school at all"

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#13 2010-07-12 5:49pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

im in!!cool


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#14 2010-07-12 6:00pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Alright, I peeked in between assignments and I am stoked to see all the interest!  Based on some feedback, we're gonna roll with "44T BMX Club", and I think that the signature should include the subscript "Chicago" so that people know where we're from.  It looks like Bipolar is gonna head up that creative department, so I'll leave designing the signature to him.  Those who have already PMd me, I thank you.  I'll start compiling a roster that'll be kept offline except for use in PMs.  Everyone who submits their info is doing so voluntarily, should have this understanding, and won't have to worry about me doing dumb or inappropriate ish with their info. 

Dinner, then back to work.  You guys ROCK, so it's time for this thing to ROLL...


44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
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#15 2010-07-12 6:24pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I missed the ride, but I'm in...


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#16 2010-07-12 6:32pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I also missed it but im in  , so whats going to be the official name ?


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#17 2010-07-12 6:45pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I missed it too, and I sure don't know how often I'd be able to make it down to Chicago, but I'd like to be in to get the info to try. Awesome thing here.


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#18 2010-07-12 8:10pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I'm in.

Don't forget us retro riders.

Maybe we can be a sub-group with our own insignia. big_smile


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#19 2010-07-12 9:39pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

MADDAWG wrote:

I also missed it but im in  , so whats going to be the official name ?

44-T Bmx of Chicago


If it's Mid-School, and Made by Schwinn..... I'm your HUCKLEBERRY!!

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#20 2010-07-13 12:17pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I'm in. Let's keep this alive guys. I missed the first run due to me being on vacation. I'll see if any of the Indiana crew are willing to commit to this too.

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#21 2010-07-13 4:54pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

U guys keep watching the events forum.Im going to try and see who wants to ride in the next few weeks cool


If it's Mid-School, and Made by Schwinn..... I'm your HUCKLEBERRY!!

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#22 2010-07-13 6:20pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I'm not a graphic designer but here's a quick scan of an idea I had.  Might be cool to add a bike in there somewhere if it's not too cluttered. Also, I think it would be cool to use a font with an outline just like the BMX Action magazine font. So the BMX in the center would look really familiar. That BMXA font really implies a certain era of BMX
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d69/bsideneal/44T.jpg

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#23 2010-07-13 6:41pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Looks awesome! My 2c would be to leave off the big "The" and just have "Chicago" underneath instead of the whole sentence which seems sort of redundant.


WTB: Nothing, unless it's a real cheap local survivor score!

"BICYCLING DON'TS: Stunting, doing wheelies, or 'dirt biking' places stresses on bicycles far above design intentions.
Damage such as broken welds, bent forks, and 'flat spots' on rims will result" -- Breaking all the bicycling rules since 1977.

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#24 2010-07-13 6:57pm

nealsky
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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

Mirage1972 wrote:

Looks awesome! My 2c would be to leave off the big "The" and just have "Chicago" underneath instead of the whole sentence which seems sort of redundant.

Yeah, that way the "BMX" could be centered.


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#25 2010-07-13 7:44pm

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Re: 44T Old/Mid School BMX Club of Chicago

I'm a little late to the party, but here's my offering:

http://i856.photobucket.com/albums/ab123/soulman73/44TLogo002.jpg

Nealsky's design is great, and I think that between his and mine (which share some common elements), we will find what works for everybody.  Let me know your thoughts, and I again want to thank everybody for their enthusiasm and participation!


44T BMX Club, Chicago -- USA-MADE SINCE 2010
Beware of my alter ego, PLANTAIN -- "If there's one thing I won't guarantee, it's your safety!"
Luther Is A Good Ol' Dog Club -- See you at the Rainbow Bridge, my friend!
Ford Mustang
BontragerSupercrossSkywayKappaProfileProfileRobinsonRobinsonRobinson
PowerlitePowerlite...and non-BMX SchwinnSchwinnSchwinnWorksman!
Proper Bontrager B29 decals -- anyone?
The warrior embraces all around him. The desire to kill no longer exists. Only peace remains.

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