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#26 2015-01-31 7:55am

ChattyMatty
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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

+1 on being unable to calculate your own personal impact in the revival that has been seen in in the hobby. Sure there were collectors out there scouring eBay and swap meets, the die-hards who never left, the old racers with their hoards collecting dust in their garages as they sipped beers telling tales of glory days like some old Springsteen song, I presume getting together in small clumps of ten or twenty once in a while, but you sir have brought together THOUSANDS. While some may lament the rise in prices and value of parts in recent years, that increase in demand stems from the increase in awareness, the increase of knowledge and information we all have available to us because of the community of which you were the starter yeast.

I found the site five years ago on a random lark to find a pic of my first bike (like I imagine so many do) not having been on a bike in a over a decade, and after passively lurking for three or four years built a couple bikes last year and sit here now in the middle of six active builds twirling a BB shell going over notes for my first scratch built frame. That kind of evolution over a mere couple dozen months has everything to do with the kind of family this place has become for so many. Yes, we have our crazy uncles, lord knows I'm often one of them, but a gigantic hat tip to you, my friend, and a huge thank you to the admins at your side.


Anyone here from the Redlands and Riverside racing team circa 1996-97? Please PM me smile

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#27 2015-01-31 8:01am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Good work GAry!


Well if you still don't believe you best get up and leave
Do what you must do, but this ain't the place for you

Kuwahara, its the best!!

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#28 2015-01-31 8:02am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Sitting here looking at my PFT, I'm glad you started this site. Thanks

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#29 2015-01-31 8:05am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

You Rock Gary! We are all in your debt.


There's no help for this Museum Junkie!

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#30 2015-01-31 8:13am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Best site ever!Thanks so much for turning your dream into reality.Wish I had known about the site back in 99 even though we didn't own a computer!!   lol   cool

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#31 2015-01-31 8:44am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Been on a few different BMX websites through the years & I'd have to say this one is by far the best.  The bike museum can't be matched!


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#32 2015-01-31 9:36am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

BIG Thanks Gary,I only found this site a short time ago. big_smile

I never knew until recently. smile

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#33 2015-01-31 9:39am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

I've had a great time, tried to help out when possible and met some good people here. Thanks brotha'


If something I say offends you I would like to sincerely appologize, but please realize I am a complete stranger to 99.9% of you and as such should hold no real power over your emotions. Have a great day ladies and gents and try not to forget to keep life in perspective  :^P

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#34 2015-01-31 10:03am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

That's COOL and I see more and more pro members registering each day.

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#35 2015-01-31 10:13am

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Thanks Gary!! smile

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#36 2015-01-31 10:15am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Thanks GAry

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#37 2015-01-31 11:23am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

This place rocks!
Thanks Gary!!

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#38 2015-01-31 11:29am

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Thank you for creating this place Gary. I found BMX museum several years ago and it's allowed me to get back into biking and find a lot of old memories. Great stuff smile


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#39 2015-01-31 12:20pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Thanks for Serving!!!...

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#40 2015-01-31 12:27pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Good work ! This website is Grail

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#41 2015-01-31 12:31pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

My volunteer staff, former and current, have been a HUGE help as well!

Your welcome big_smile

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#42 2015-01-31 12:37pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Thanks for the great site cool


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#43 2015-01-31 1:07pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Gary  Glad we got to hang out together as kids I know this is your passion I remember a lot of the fun times I had with you and Steveo and all the other dudes we hung out with and all the wild stuff too it was awesome!. Thanks for building your passion here with this website  glad to help with it when possible. Thanks for having me Yo!  NORCALBOYZ cool

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#44 2015-01-31 1:41pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Dang I had no idea this site was around for 8 years before I joined up! Thanks for sticking with it Gary!

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#45 2015-01-31 1:57pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

Googled Quadangle on good beer buzz one day because thats what I rode BITD. This site popped up and I've been lurking ever sense. Brings back good memories every time I log in, thanks GAry!

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#46 2015-01-31 2:39pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

perront wrote:

You're welcome, Gary, and thank you for giving us something to do with ALL of our spare time! madlol

X 1000!!big_smile


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#47 2015-01-31 3:12pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

great site Gary! Thanks! cool

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#48 2015-01-31 3:25pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

I totally agree with everything said, especially about the regeneration of the old school scene. Has anyone ever thought how much revenue this site has created? Cool.


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#49 2015-01-31 3:28pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

big_smile

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#50 2015-01-31 3:46pm

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Re: Website started MArch 25, 1999, by GAry

I've been a member just over 8 years now, and keep coming back...it helps me relax.  Thank you Gary for your time and your vision.  Ivan.


I'm too old for what????

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