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#126 2016-03-01 8:49pm

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

This story is still just as good as the first time I read
it !

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#127 2016-03-01 8:56pm

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

older post, before I joined but I'm glad it got bumped, how sweet is that? cool


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#128 2016-03-09 5:17am

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

Matt, are you coming to Spring Fling 2016?  You've got a chance to reunite with Dennis down here in Florida! smile


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#129 2016-03-12 6:41am

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

GooseGuy96 wrote:

This story is still just as good as the first time I read
it !

+1, still love this thread!

Most of us build/ride/collect these bikes to revive those feelings we had when we were kids.  What BMXer in the 80's didn't dream about meeting or riding with one of their idols?  Talk about icing on the cake! big_smile
I got to meet Dennis, Rick and Joe (Johnson) and ride with them at their hotel parking lot the summer of 1987.  It was so cool to be starstruck, but at the same time, realize these were just normal dudes like us having fun and doing what they loved.
As for Dennis, it was just made official yesterday that he'll be coming to the Albe's BMX party in 2 weeks big_smile big_smile big_smile
I'm STOKED!


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#130 2016-03-12 8:02am

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

quick2 wrote:

GooseGuy96 wrote:

This story is still just as good as the first time I read
it !

+1, still love this thread!

Most of us build/ride/collect these bikes to revive those feelings we had when we were kids.  What BMXer in the 80's didn't dream about meeting or riding with one of their idols?  Talk about icing on the cake! big_smile
I got to meet Dennis, Rick and Joe (Johnson) and ride with them at their hotel parking lot the summer of 1987.  It was so cool to be starstruck, but at the same time, realize these were just normal dudes like us having fun and doing what they loved.
As for Dennis, it was just made official yesterday that he'll be coming to the Albe's BMX party in 2 weeks big_smile big_smile big_smile
I'm STOKED!

Holy crap !!
Great opportunity to get the bike signed.


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#131 2016-03-12 1:09pm

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

awesome thread!


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#132 2016-03-13 7:13am

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

cool


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#133 2016-03-17 12:44am

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

Wow dude. This story takes the cake.

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#134 2016-03-17 3:40am

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

HA!  I began reading this story and thought to myself....."don't tell me this happened AGAIN"....then I realized the story seemed too familiar, and it was in fact, the original story from many years ago.

I had a good time reading it again.  Still a very cool read!

Nice pics too.

How are your decades now Matt?


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#135 2016-03-17 8:39am

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

Chevron Envy wrote:

HA!  I began reading this story and thought to myself....."don't tell me this happened AGAIN"....then I realized the story seemed too familiar, and it was in fact, the original story from many years ago.
I had a good time reading it again.  Still a very cool read!
How are your decades now Matt?

My Decades are probably my only consistent trick these days. I'm getting rusty in my old age. LOL

I still feel like the whole DMC run-in experience was a gift.
One of the best - most random moments in my life - having one of my life long hero's come up to me on the street. smile

I wish that shred or die site was still up so i could find that video of DMC talking about that day.
Oh well. It will live in my mind.


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#136 2016-03-18 2:08am

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

Great read, took a while to realize how old the story was though haha

Awesome to know the people who you grow up looking up to are awesome in real life too.

Stoked for you

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#137 2016-03-18 2:39am

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

slim01 wrote:

Great read, took a while to realize how old the story was though haha

LOL, I was thinking the same thing when looking at the pictures. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Robinson a few months ago, and I'm like...."Dude...you got hosed...Kevin Robinson looks nothing like that".....Obviously 8 years later he doesn't. That's the coolest story I've ever read. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for bumping it.

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#138 2016-03-18 7:22am

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

RadCo wrote:

slim01 wrote:

Great read, took a while to realize how old the story was though haha

LOL, I was thinking the same thing when looking at the pictures. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Robinson a few months ago, and I'm like...."Dude...you got hosed...Kevin Robinson looks nothing like that".....Obviously 8 years later he doesn't. That's the coolest story I've ever read. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for bumping it.

Yeah man, This thread is from 8 years ago. I don't really look anything like that anymore either.  LOL


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#139 2016-03-18 8:37am

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

Very cool Matt thanks for sharing this great story

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