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#1 2008-08-11 11:06am

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WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Crazy Story... (wait for it... wait for it......)

Saturday turned out to be an Awesome day.

in the evening I decided that I needed go out and practice my Decades... it's been a while since I've had a chance to seriously ride and brush up on my fading skills (and put some fresh dents in my shins too...) smile

It was super nice out, 75 degrees or so, Sun setting over the city & water....
So my girlfriend and I rode down to the pier with her new camera.
And I rode for a bit, between all the pedestrians.

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908a.jpg

Decade Practice

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908b.jpg



Smith-Decade / Cow-Maneuver Practice
My ankles are still throbbing a little from these....

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908c.jpg


http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908d.jpg


http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908e.jpg

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my comfort zone...
http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908g.jpg

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908j.jpg

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908i.jpg

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908k.jpg

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SO - it started to get dark out - and we moved to a park closer to my apartment in Olde City...  the outdoor lights were kicking, so we stayed there for about a half hour .. she messed with more settings on her camera.

Look at this crazy shot:
http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908l.jpg

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Gotta Have the token ENDO Shot too.

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908m.jpg

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Here's where it gets crazy...

I'm riding around, doing G-turns and stuff. and this group of guys and girls walk up to us, I stop riding for a second (because it's the city - and you never know what weird crap people are gonna pull)... Then they say.. ""Nah, man.. Keep riding... We just wanna watch."".

Then 2 of them come directly up to me.. and they're like "Wow.. This bike is great."

I'm all sweaty and exhausted, so I take a second to catch my breath.. and one of the guys goes,.. "I used to have the same bike!"... It took me like 10 seconds.. and I'm like...... """" DENNIS McCOY????? """"""""   He's like  ""Yeah man!  I used to have this same bike! "" Then the guy next to him goes, Hey man, that bike's awesome.. I'm  "KEVIN, ..... Robinson".  ((In the back of my mind.. I'm like.. Holy Hell... You just broke Matt Hoffman's height record last week..... wow wow wow...))

(Needless to say .. I was floored that these guys had walked up to me.. on the streets....) Dennis Freakin McCoy.. was the damn reason I Had this bike in the first place.... smile smile smile  He was my flatland hero all through the 80s... His style and confidence inspired me so much.....

Dennis said " I can't believe you have this thing , and it's in such great shape"

I quickly offered it up... I said.. take it for a spin!!!


Here it is... Dennis McCoy.. .On MY BIKE

Doing classic Fancy Footowork smile
http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908_dmc.jpg

Spinning.
http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908_dmc2.jpg

Kevin Robinson.. .busting out the double boomerang... on my little bike
(sorry for the blurry pic - he was in a dark spot)

http://verydesign.net/bmx/ride_080908/ride080908_kevr.jpg

i was in total Awe.... but at the same time I didn't want to seem like a weirdo... So we didn't get many pics.....

We all started talking old bikes, and he started asking me how I got Club Home Boy stickers, and Freestylin stickers that were on my bars.  Talked about  Large Ray since he's from PA. and I told them I wish they were here one week later - to make it up to BP's Summer Slam BMX BBQ.  They thought that was awesome, and didn't really know anyone was really into the old stuff like this.

They were both blown away by how short the Master's top tube was.. Dennis kept saying.. WOW my bike is so much longer now. I can't believe I rode these.... and then he said... "Is this a Real Freewheel???"  "Wow.  There's like  No Gap..."  He was saying how there's a gap in pedaling on newer freecoasters and gearing that he's used to.  Kevin started reminiscing about his old childhood ride.. a Haro FST and how it had a tiny Top tube length...

They were both super nice and gracious.. and it couldn't have been a nicer way to (randomly) meet both of them... especially one of my ALL time favorite riders... EVER!!!!!

Anyway... I'm STILL SMILING.


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EDIT:   (Updated Video Link)
Here's McCoy talking about running into us that night smile smile smile

http://www.shredordie.com/video/dennis-mccoy-flatland


http://verydesign.net/bmx/dmc_videostill.jpg

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#2 2008-08-11 11:12am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Wow.


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#3 2008-08-11 11:16am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Awesome bro, they sounds like pretty nice guys. You should have had them sign the frame

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#4 2008-08-11 11:18am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Super cool chromey, your bike is awesome and great pics of it being used like it is supposed to be. big_smile And congrats on meeting McCoy and Robinson.  And the pictures of them riding your bike  how cool is that! big_smile

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#5 2008-08-11 11:21am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

What a great story Matt, thanks for sharing the pics too.

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#6 2008-08-11 11:21am

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Great story Chromey!!!!  My luck, I'd have the story and no pics to back it up.  Hell, you made my day.  Ivan


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#7 2008-08-11 11:22am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Thats karma, Matt you deserve this kind of luck. Must have made your day that.

Kevin Robinson on your old master, fantastic fella smile

DMC pulling some flatland, priceless cool

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#8 2008-08-11 11:23am

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Really cool.  Obviously a sign from the BMX gods....


I'm so old school...I still call it a gooseneck.

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#9 2008-08-11 11:26am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Damn Matt that is awesome. I always like McCoy and Aparijo back in the day. Super Dope that he rode your bike and you have pics of it ehh? Fantastic bro.

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#10 2008-08-11 11:27am

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BAD ASS!

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#11 2008-08-11 11:33am

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I wonder if you ever imagined back in the day when you were probably behind some roped off area watching Dennis or some freestyle team riding that someday Dennis would be standing back watching you ride. smile Awesome story and great pics Matt. Thanks for sharing...and that first pic of your bike with the city in the background is killer. -mark


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#12 2008-08-11 11:34am

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damn chromey!!!!
i've met some riders in my day but this is the best, hands down.
hope you got their emails or number? would be sweet if they showed up at brian p's.


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#13 2008-08-11 11:36am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

all of a sudden the pain in your ankle went away.  How cool is this.  That kind of stuff should happen more often. cool

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#14 2008-08-11 11:36am

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Awesome story and pics to go with it.cool

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#15 2008-08-11 11:36am

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awesome! +1 on the karma thought/


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#16 2008-08-11 11:37am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Awesome. DMC is from my area and a few times we missed each other by minutes or hours bitd. Simply Awesome!


I get this question often so here it is to save everyone time. I do not have any Mongoose DMC decals left. I was lucky enough to find a small bunch of NOS decal sets in an old bike shop that no longer exists and I have since sold them all. Sorry. I wish you all the best of luck with your DMC builds.

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#17 2008-08-11 11:38am

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txex97 wrote:

Thanks for sharing...and that first pic of your bike with the city in the background is killer. -mark

Yeah, the pics with the city are really cool, looks like David Blaine is gonna walk up and do some street magic on you too...


I'm so old school...I still call it a gooseneck.

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#18 2008-08-11 11:43am

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Great story and pics!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing...


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#19 2008-08-11 11:44am

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Good things happen to good people!  Don't even know you chromey, but have read a lot of your posts on the museum, always upbeat and positive...  You must be livin right!  That must have been a once in a life time day.
coolcoolcool Triple cool for sure...


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#20 2008-08-11 11:44am

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Simply put............ the score of the year!!!!!!!!!

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#21 2008-08-11 11:50am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

that's awesome bro and a great story!!!...

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#22 2008-08-11 11:54am

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

I noticed some photos where we couldn't see your face. Was that your stunt double?  lol
Again, what an incredible story! I'm pulling out all of my Dennis McCoy ads and articles and reading them all over again. Wish I were in Philly!

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#23 2008-08-11 12:02pm

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

wow...good for you. that sounds like a great day to remember forever..

awesome, congrats

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#24 2008-08-11 12:04pm

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Re: WOW...Went Riding, Met DMC & Kevin Robinson... (Beware...Pics)

Yep, it's me again. I just had to print out those pics with DMC on your Master! Now they're in my Haro book big_smile

Now you need to add that photo of Dennis on your bike in your Master museum wink

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#25 2008-08-11 12:08pm

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That's insane man! Wicked cool story. big_smile


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