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#1 2011-11-27 11:33pm

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I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

Remember my last thread?! http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=372932 I asked u to tell me ur story about ur brand. I want more stories,but not about ur brand,but more of a day in ur life on ur bike. Where u rode,what u did,ect. Just one day. Lets reminice a bit,bring up some of those good childhood memorys!!

I was talking with Mrs.Bipolar in ER today passing time and trying to keep her calm as she was waiting for xrays,and we were talking about riding bikes as a kid. Once we got home,and her being zombied out on painkillers,I started thinking back,and smiling, Made me curious to hear some others stories.


I got my first BMX style bike when I was 8yrs old. My good ole Schwinn (yeah yeah I know). We lived in Downers Grove Illinois which was smaller at the time,and safe,so my parents gave me no boundaries on my bike,aslong as I respected my curfew.

My day started usually about 9am. Id drag my bike outside,wipe it down with a towel,and get my gloves on. I thought it was the coolest thing ever to wear the fingerless gloves lol Off I would go in a hurry,thru Herrick field(local jr high),on my way to my buddy Joe Taylors house. Id get there and meet him outside,he rode a murray. We'd chat for a minute and head towards Prince Pond getting little bits of air off of curbs and driveway lips thinking we were cool big_smile Jason and his brother Dave lived right at the corner where the pond was,and they both rode dynos. We would tool around and race around the pond for a while waiting on Brad and Christopher. Brad had a goose of some sort,and christopher had a schwinn sx2000.

From there we would hit the trails in the forest preserve,which consisted of small dirt jumps,and some GIANT hills with plenty of lounging places for those nice long breaks,one spot even had a old beat up couch. We would ride back there basicly all day. Leaving on occasion to go get drinks or slushies. Heading back in a hurry,to ride some more. Giving each other crazy applause when we would do the slightest thing that looked cool,or got decent air. Never having a care or concern in the world besides curfew or broken bike parts.

God I miss those days. So fun,so care free. Everytime I get on one of my bikes,those memorys come flowing back. Ive even gone back to DG,but the trails are long gone tho Prince Pond is still there big_smile

I know my story isnt crazy exciting to some of u,but is too me.


Now lets hear urs.......


Dale


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#2 2011-11-27 11:44pm

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we lived in a new housing development in the foothills, all the new lots were terraced into the hill sides but no landscaping or fences up yet . we would lean plywood on hay bails at the edge of the lot and you could get huge air and a soft landing at the bottom of the grade running off into the next lot,  we would set up 8 or 10 in a row so you could just keep goin all the way down the street. smile

and bike tag,, everywhere you rode someone was always "IT"..


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#3 2011-11-27 11:53pm

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Re: I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

We did the bike tag also lol I actually got 16 stitches avoiding a bike tag,and go over the bars sad


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#4 2011-11-28 12:21am

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my first jaunt into bmx was intimimidating and inspiring all at once..we would go to the trails..all hand madedirt jumps made by real old school bmx'rs..we had had devils drop..pretty much a downhill drop that just left you flat ..but you were in the air..only cool kids could land a table top or what not..then there were "the doubles"..you needed speed to get over these!..i've gone down to see if they are there..they are.not the samebut well worth it if youre my age age relivin some fond memories...my daughter wants to ride..i think i've gotta show her..cant f'n wait

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#5 2011-11-28 12:27am

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Re: I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

Do it, Children are the future to our hobby!! My son rides every chance he can big_smile


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#6 2011-11-28 7:59am

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#7 2011-11-28 8:15am

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Re: I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

My first BMX was a black-framed COLUMBIA with red Lester Mags, coaster brakes and tiny little 155mm cranks.  It was a mega-heavy tank, but I loved it and never even really thought about what the other kids in my area were riding until many years later.

We lived on a culdesac with 100's of acres of forest just off the backyard.  From as early as I can remember, my older brothers were 'building a track' back there - and as soon as I was big enough to wield a shovel, I became part of the crew.  Then, when I got a bit older, I went further out into the woods and built my own track that was twice as big.

Riding on the tracks out back was the motivating force behind my existence from age 6 or so until I hit high school.  Kids from all around the town would make the journey to our hood just to hit up our tracks - which was a bit uncomfortable at times, because our family was always the family that nobody liked in town, so it was more like 'being invaded' than 'having friends over'.  That being said, it was always fun to blow everyone else away on the track, because we knew all the lines and exactly where to hit the jumps - it was made even more fun by the fact that our bikes were 'toystore bikes' while they were all cruising their Redlines and DiamondBacks and Hutches and Haros and on and on.

Sometime during my last couple years of grade-school I got a paper-route which I maintained until I left for college. During those years, I was able to save up and bought a 1988 GT MachOne; it was sort of sad to say goodbye to the Columbia, but riding the M1 imbued me with a confidence that changed my life in more ways than I can really lay out here in this post.  I rode several miles every day, seven days each week, sun/rain/snow/etc, to deliver those papers, connecting the different areas of my route with various jaunts through wooded trails that dotted our town up until a real-estate development boom hit in the mid 90's (by which time I was already off to college and had temporarily moved on to Mountain Bikes).

Without a doubt, I can say that bicycles have been a huge part of making me the person that I am today.

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#8 2011-11-28 8:23am

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Re: I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

Love that story. Our trails were similar to a track. Used to live for flying thru those woods,and blue slushies lol


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#9 2011-11-28 8:30am

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One of my fondest memories of me on my bike for the entire day is back as a kid in 7th grade back in 1982. I kind of played hookie from school and went home "sick". My parents already went to work so I hopped on my Hutch and rode around all day. I went down to the bike shop, rode through the huge city wide park, cruised around my neighborhood hitting all the cool spots with jumps ect.

I got home early before school would normally end for the day and my dad ended up coming home early that day! So, not wanting to get busted for ditching school, I hid under my bed in my room for about 45 minutes until he left to go pick up my mom. lol

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#10 2011-11-28 9:40am

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a lot of mud, water, jumping and when I knew I was going to get a new bike, my old one would ghost ride off of everything!!!!!!! LOL... Pains me to think of it!


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#11 2011-11-28 10:03am

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I'll keep this brief---
I lived on a dead end street.  They started clearing out the woods at the end in order to put up a new section of houses, but the builder ran out of money, the the hilly lot was ours.  It was at least 500x500 yards.  Tons of giant dirt piles.  We'd spend all day over there racing our bikes, bringing them to the top of one of the hills and riding down fullspeed and jumping a dirt mound and getting mad air.  Why are we fearless at the age of 10?  It's like wrecking isn't even a possibility.  My Team Murray X20R held up nicely.  Those were good times...

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#12 2011-11-28 10:06am

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The other thing I remember doing is making ramps on the sidewalk in front of my house.  We would take the cinder blocks from the side of my garage, lay a board on them and PRESTO!...we had a ramp.  I remember we used to measure our jumps with chalk and sometimes would even jump over people...we would lay down.

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#13 2011-11-28 10:11am

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#14 2011-11-28 10:15am

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Beat me to it lol


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#15 2011-11-28 11:22am

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I lived in West Chicago IL until 1980 when I moved with my family to Orlando Florida. Those early years in Illinois were adventurous years when whole packs of kids from my neighborhood would get together and just ride all over. Some days we would ride the dirtbike trails on Rt 59 or Roosevelt rd, some days we'd ride the old railroad trails to St. Charles or Wheaton. I had a Schwinn Scrambler, and my best friend Neil who had a Huffy thunder road. Other friends in the area included Eric who had a Redline, Bernie who had a Motomag, Scott who had a Roger DeCoster, Timmy had a Webco, and some other guys who had Sting-Rays. During the summer, we would ride from sun up to sun down with no parental supervision, with the exception of some parents yelling at us, and scrounge change to buy pop-ice at the Jel-Sert plant near the railroad tracks. Other days if we had money we'd go to one of the bowling alleys and play video games (Tempest was my favorite) till we were broke, or, if we were loaded (meaning having a few bucks), we might splurge on Mc Donalds. Most of us had older brothers, so once in a while a car would scream up to us and we'd be hustled off to be scared silly by a group of either drunk or stoned older teens, or berated because someone's mom was in a snit and our brothers were told to go find us. Once in a while we'd find a cigarette or a magazine (you know the type) and we'd hang out trying to smoke or pass the mag around telling each other lies about things we didn't know anything about. Other times one or another of us would sneak a beer out of the house and we'd share it around thinking we were cool, especially if it was a Colt 45 or a Coors.

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#16 2011-11-28 11:36am

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We where up early with Ed on his bike an me on the old goose I had. As we rod down the side of the train tracks to the track we had made at the place just called the pit as we breathed in the cool morning summer air. We had hills, dips, logs to jump and other simple names for the dirt on the track. There was one very large hill that you could not ride up, but only down. Few would ride this hill and Ed decided it was his day to ride it. Around we went on the path to the top of the hill. We stoped at the center of the path that went down for what seemed forever to us as kids. I asked Ed if he was sure he wanted to ride down that day. I remember the smile as he looked back at me ad said oh yea, today it is my day. As I watched him start down he seemed to be going faster then anyone has gone before. Faster and faster he went till he hit the bottom still on both wheels. Before I knew what happened Ed was in a cloud of dust and he and the bike where no longer together.

You see, there was a bump at the bottom that Ed and I both forgot about. Ed had gone down a hill that was about 70 or 80 feet long and went into a dip that shot him into a jump. He must have been in the air for 20 to 30 feet up and out about 30 feet or so. I went around as fast as I could to see if Ed was ok. He was beat-up. but able to walk. The bike needed a new rim and stem. We set at the pit and talked about how he made it down the hill from hell. After some time we decided that it was time to walk home. I took his bike and he pushed mine.

Man we did somew crazy things as kids.


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#17 2011-11-28 11:50am

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Re: I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

I don't even remember my first BMX bike... it was something like the old, round Scramblers.  It was just a bike, though; I didn't get into BMX until much later when my parents got me a Torker 280X after I saw how awesome BMX racing was through my brother and his Powerlite.

Me and my buddy Jason would take off and ride to "the pit" (the near legendary jump spot at First and Leffingwell in Whittier), the track at La Mirada Regional Park, or the track at Parks Jr. High in Fullerton.  We were down at Parks one day when BMXA and Pete Loncarevich showed up to test a new CW.  We'd be gone all day as long as, like an earlier poster said, we respected our curfews.  (No water bottles, no spare tubes, no micro-tool kits... makes me giggle when I go out on my road bike and spend a half  hour checking all that stuff.  But I digress.)

Man, those were the days.  smile


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#18 2011-11-28 12:02pm

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Re: I want to spend a day with you as a kid on your bike!!!!

Awesome storys! Keep em rolling in!


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#19 2011-11-28 2:42pm

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I get the ol lady zombied out on painkillers then its"hey babe guess what wont hurt now"smile

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#20 2011-11-28 2:52pm

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here's my VERY first 20" Free Spirit from Sears!!!! Loved it!

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#21 2011-11-28 3:02pm

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The title of this thread suggests that you shouldn't be allowed near children lollollol

From the time I was 8 until I was 12 Saturdays consisted of watching RAD in the morning and then pedalling the town in the afternoon. There was this place on the edge of town called the "Honda Jumps" which had been used for dirtbike racing back in the 70's. It wasn't maintained but the old trails were still there. We also had a public half pipe in town, but that usually where the "cool older kids" hung out, mostly to smoke cigarettes and listen to music. We'd show up at the pipe later to watch but never rode it that much. At 13 mountian biking took over.

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#22 2011-11-28 7:20pm

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lol That does sound bad....now that I read it lol


Lets keep them coming big_smile


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#23 2011-11-28 7:39pm

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Here are some pics of the hanging out at the halfpipe part. This was June 1987 at the "grand opening" of the pipe. Sadly in 1990 it got ripped in half in a huge wind storm and never was re-built sad

Me circled in green:

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#24 2011-11-28 7:44pm

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I've got some Popsicles in my cellar! neutral

In Houston we had ditches that were paved with concrete and drained into buffalo bayou. There was an area was some OG BMX'ers from the early 80's had set up a damn and somehow constructed some kind of half assed half pipe in the ravine of the ditch. It's hard to explain, and the thing was a hazard to say the least, but when my friend Kevin Smith and I stumbled upon it one day we felt like we won the lotto. That ditch was priceless for many other reasons, it had an ecosystem that was truly representative of that part of texas. I found snapping turtles the size of bmx tires and even caught a catfish with my bare hands that had been washed out of a pond during a flood and was trapped in a puddle. That ditch was the place to be as a ten year old.

We spent that whole summer of 89 taking risks and going on sugar binges. He road a huffy something or other and I rode an old fuji with no decals and a coaster break. The sugar binges are what I remember, riding over to friends houses, raiding the pantries and fridges, and playing NES video games until we passed out at 4 AM.

I loved that fuji. It was an awesome bike. I think I wore through three pairs of tires on that thing I put so many miles on it. I could get going really fast and hit that coaster break with a turn and skid sideways about five or six feet. Sometimes ten feet on wet pavement.

Life was fun. We ran the streets and did whatever the hell we wanted. Life is still fun and I do whatever the hell I want. Somethings don't change.  lol


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#25 2011-11-28 7:51pm

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cool pics kurt. notice the santa cruz slaher / jim phillips art on the wall of the halfpipe.


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