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#2501 2019-01-26 5:39pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

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Do not  be embarrassed to post that! 90% of us probably can't do it, and not only are you out riding your bike, you're taking time to video and share it, and that is RAD!
Thanks for sharing!
The peg grind on the $.25 was sweet too!

Thanks. I can't believe I pulled the peg grind while recording. I was struggling today. I pulled my first one in 20 years last Friday while playing a game of BIKE with my friend from work. I could go and do grinds the whole time. In fact, that's pretty much what I did.

lol, I cheat on my bar spins...one foot on the peg and one on the pedal. I used to could do them over my box if I hit the launch with both feet on the pegs. I even pulled a double and attempted a few triples. Thank goodness for chest protectors during the triples. I just can't throw the bars from the pedals. hmm

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#2502 2019-01-26 6:29pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

Absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about there. Those two clips are a perfect representation of the idea behind this thread, old guys still riding bmx bikes. Fortunately we have a few pretty active old guys that keep this thing moving, but i would love to see more guys sharing vids. Regular average guys riding bikes, posting vids that i know weren't one take.

I have a vid that i posted here a few years ago, I'll repost it in a minute. Its a trick i tried sooo many times, and finally got. The average current street/park rider wouldn't be impressed, but my 40 something old ass worked hard to get it.


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#2503 2019-01-26 6:36pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

matt thomas wrote:

Absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about there. Those two clips are a perfect representation of the idea behind this thread, old guys still riding bmx bikes. Fortunately we have a few pretty active old guys that keep this thing moving, but i would love to see more guys sharing vids. Regular average guys riding bikes, posting vids that i know weren't one take.

I have a vid that i posted here a few years ago, I'll repost it in a minute. Its a trick i tried sooo many times, and finally got. The average current street/park rider wouldn't be impressed, but my 40 something old ass worked hard to get it.

I've got some other stuff I want to do...feeble grinds and Smith grinds on the quarter and grind box. Bar spins off the grind box without the ramp there.

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#2504 2019-01-26 6:49pm

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Not pro level riding,  but i tried more times than I can remember to get this clip. We're talking probably 3 months of trying this. Its 30-35 feet long.


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#2505 2019-01-26 6:59pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

matt thomas wrote:

Not pro level riding,  but i tried more times than I can remember to get this clip. We're talking probably 3 months of trying this. Its 30-35 feet long.

Nice. I can't manual 2 feet. I can on the peg, not the pedals. That seems to be a common theme with me.

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#2506 2019-01-26 7:10pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

blammo585 wrote:

matt thomas wrote:

Not pro level riding,  but i tried more times than I can remember to get this clip. We're talking probably 3 months of trying this. Its 30-35 feet long.

Nice. I can't manual 2 feet. I can on the peg, not the pedals. That seems to be a common theme with me.

I bet you can if you want to. Its just going to take a bunch of time to sort it out.


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#2507 2019-01-27 4:50am

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blammo585 wrote:

Got in some riding this morning. Spent it trying to get consistent with double peg grind. Here's a clip. First time I ever messed with half speed effects.

Sweet!


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#2508 2019-01-27 7:01am

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Combo from 2018.

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#2509 2019-01-27 11:42am

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That was cool. cool


This is my bike, there are others like it but this one is mine.

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#2510 2019-01-27 5:20pm

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/22582/img_31625c4e58b72c.jpg

Took the three speed out for a ride and then realized it had a coaster brake.


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#2511 2019-01-28 3:32am

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That is hilarious!


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#2512 2019-01-28 3:47am

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

LukeM wrote:

Combo from 2018.

Nice!


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#2513 2019-01-28 3:55am

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pwh4130 wrote:

http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-image … 58b72c.jpg

Took the three speed out for a ride and then realized it had a coaster brake.

Looks like a fun bike to ride!


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#2514 2019-01-28 6:50pm

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#2515 2019-01-28 7:07pm

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Way to go todd!


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#2516 2019-01-29 4:31am

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Congratulations Todd!


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#2517 2019-01-30 12:32pm

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Little manual on the Blyther FST.

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#2518 2019-01-30 12:46pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

matt thomas wrote:

Not pro level riding,  but i tried more times than I can remember to get this clip. We're talking probably 3 months of trying this. Its 30-35 feet long.

Nice manual!  I feel what you're saying for sure.  It took me maybe 3 years of relentlessly trying brakeless manuals before something finally clicked.  But even now there's no guarantee - certainly seems there are off days and on days.

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#2519 2019-01-30 4:34pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

zagnut wrote:

matt thomas wrote:

Not pro level riding,  but i tried more times than I can remember to get this clip. We're talking probably 3 months of trying this. Its 30-35 feet long.

Nice manual!  I feel what you're saying for sure.  It took me maybe 3 years of relentlessly trying brakeless manuals before something finally clicked.  But even now there's no guarantee - certainly seems there are off days and on days.

Thanks. Im hit and miss with pretty much everything nowadays. Haha

Nice smooth manny clip zagnut! Thanks for posting it here!


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#2520 2019-02-03 5:05pm

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Really nice weather today!


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#2521 2019-02-03 5:56pm

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Nice one Matt!

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#2522 2019-02-05 4:39am

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http://uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/22582/img_30915c5983ce78.jpg

Was bummed when this truck parked in my flatland spot but then I used it as a prop. Flatland Ryder.


ride your bike until it breaks.

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#2523 2019-02-05 4:48am

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At least that truck driver didn’t crash into your camera! big_smile

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#2524 2019-02-09 3:11pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

I got a new Coaster brake hub yesterday.  Today I built it up and had to build a bike just to fit the proper gearing.  I didn't get the hand brakes on but it was sunny and I thought I'd take it for a test.  Stoked!

https://vimeo.com/316326957

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#2525 2019-02-09 5:08pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

matt thomas wrote:

Really nice weather today!

Nice Matt!


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