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40 and still rippin`

#451 2011-11-18 5:10pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

Yes, thanks for the update.  I wasn't on this website when the unfortunate occured.  But I recently read through this entire thread. Sad, but I'm glad that he's recovering.  Hopefully shredding once again... love the videos... great stuff! smile

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#452 2011-11-21 12:27pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

40 year old needs 30 year old bike to look cooler.


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#453 2012-06-24 12:38pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

I'm 47, been riding freestyle for two and a half years now



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#454 2012-06-24 12:55pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

how's Öli doing?

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#455 2012-06-24 1:06pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

The last time I talked to him on the phone he said he was doing really good,


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#456 2012-06-24 1:09pm

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check him out on facebook :) sure he'd be happy to answer your friend request

https://www.facebook.com/oliver.wienand1


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#457 2012-06-24 9:49pm

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abozny wrote:

I'm 47, been riding freestyle for two and a half years now


-That's really cool you're doing this at 47.  After 35 or so, it gets harder and harder to pull tricks... the mind wants to but the body doesn't always cooperate... for me anyways. 

Hopefully Oli will be back shredding again too. cool

Btw, is that in Chi-town or Germany?

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#458 2012-06-25 2:56am

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shreddingsince1980 wrote:

-That's really cool you're doing this at 47.  After 35 or so, it gets harder and harder to pull tricks... the mind wants to but the body doesn't always cooperate... for me anyways. 

Hopefully Oli will be back shredding again too. :cool:

Btw, is that in Chi-town or Germany?

Thanks, man. I've seen your manual video and you are really good! Wish I could do a manual... Myself - I rode BMX Race when I was a kid from '79-'83. And those were without a doubt the best years of my life. I got back into the sport in '09 because I found this thread by Öli. When I saw what he was doing at 40+, it re-ignited my old passion.

BMX has changed so much from when I started riding. Riding freestyle is so much fun. I really work hard at it. I practice a lot and work out as much as I can. I can tell that my body is different now that I am 47, but now I rely on experience rather than the youthful power I don't have as much of these days. Now I know to approach things with a lot of patience and hard work. I may not be that great, but it is a lot of fun!

Here is my first ride on a bmx bike in Aug. 2009. I built up a '79 Redline MX-II.

Here is me practicing footjam tailwhips. These are the ones I landed. My big toe is constantly killing me from trying to get this trick down. Don't laugh! It's really hard! I hope by the end of this year to be at least a halfway decent rider.

BTW I live in Cologne, Germany, about a half-hour from Öli.


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#459 2012-07-01 11:33am

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You guys wanted more Öli, here he is, at it again.

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu61/abozny/misc%20bmx/oeli.jpg


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#460 2012-07-26 8:19am

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abozny wrote:

You guys wanted more Öli, here he is, at it again.

http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu61 … x/oeli.jpg

a boy and his bike......life is good again!


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#461 2012-07-26 3:26pm

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Great thread, at 45 now  it's the 2nd day after that really gets me...  smile


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#462 2012-07-27 6:41am

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Good to see him ridin' again, even if it is just a still.... cool


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#463 2012-07-27 10:58am

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Oli is  one of my inspiration for riding.The guy is so awesome ,glad to see him back at it. cool


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#464 2014-11-05 7:17pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

Bump for Oeli. Has anyone heard from him? Hope he is progressing. smile


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#465 2015-01-29 2:05am

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We need more Oeli pics/videos!!!!  big_smile


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#466 2015-03-15 4:47pm

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

cool


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#467 2019-12-17 11:20am

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Sure would be nice to know how Oeli is doing.


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#468 2019-12-17 12:15pm

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#469 2019-12-17 12:19pm

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changachump wrote:

Sure would be nice to know how Oeli is doing.

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#470 2019-12-18 6:52am

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Re: 40 and still rippin`

I kinda forgot about this thread, really happy it popped up again! Hopefully Oeli is good nowadays. This thread is a good reminder that the bottom can drop out at anytime in life. I really need to get it together and ride more.

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