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Next month I go in to get my ACL put back together. It's still held together by like 20%. Also some meniscus damage will be cleaned up. I'v heard all sorts of stories, from "it was the most painful experience of my life" all the way to "It was easy going in recovery, not a big deal at all". Some say to get the nerve block, others say its not worth it. So anyone out there reading this that has been through a similar experience, any tips/tricks/advice about what I have coming up? Thanks.

« on: January 15, 2015, 06:26:45 PM »
I can't think of anyone else I would want to see doing that. How do you not fear every fractional second of your tire eating the loaf?

Indeed. No hate on him for doing that.

The narrative bothers me though, as it feels almost entirely focused on the negative.  The industry is somehow to blame for all of the things that keep a brother down.

Yeah playing the victim so much in this one is a bummer, but on the flip side it was about time that someone speak about some issues our industry has.

« on: January 14, 2015, 07:57:43 PM »
the whole bike art painting canvas thing is a bit much for me, but other than that he is doing it his own way, I see no reason to think that he is only riding for the money, and dude will be able to retire once he's done if he plays his cards right. He also is the absolute best to the kids, that I've ever seen. I've seen other pros come through that have had a huge impact on bmx, "kept it real" and not "sold out", but they suck at interacting with kids. Which is better for BMX? I know my answer.

The Lounge / Re: Any Tampa Florida bmxers?
« on: January 13, 2015, 09:52:49 PM »
I think Dick is from Tampa.

he is not, and he also no longer rides... but he's still a good dude and if you are into cars he'd be a good dude to know.

The Bike Shop / Re: Fixie/SS road bike riders, hub help needed
« on: January 13, 2015, 10:58:48 AM »
I'll probably do the single side hub. looks clean and any little added stiffness is probably not a bad idea with a 28h set up. I'm not jumping to get a new rear wheel too soon, but when the time comes, is 28h in the back too few spokes? I'm 175 pounds but just doing your basic road riding stuff.

The Bike Shop / Fixie/SS road bike riders, hub help needed
« on: January 12, 2015, 05:08:58 PM »
Ok, my single speed road bike's stock front wheel is pretty much crapped out. I'm going with Profile because of business reasons which are to my benefit (being vague on purpose, sorry).

I have a 28h rim ready, so I'm looking at 28h Profile front options.

They have:
the normal profile mini/totem 28h:
A cyclocross front hub option:
A fixed front option:
and a slightly different "single side" front option:

I'm using it for road bike style riding only, not doing tricks or whatever. Does it really matter which one I get? The cyclocross flanges are tiny, and the fixie stuff is super tall, does any of that matter when it comes to normal road riding?


The Lounge / Re: BG's Current Injuries
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:15:38 AM »
I just got the word that my right ACL is around 80% torn and my meniscus needs some help as well. Bummed.

The Lounge / Re: Any Tampa Florida bmxers?
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:14:51 PM »
Yo! Life long central FL rider here. Tampa has a great scene, in big part due to Matt Coplon. I don't know of any dirt up and running on that side of the state, but the Bro Bowl is still around, a bit south there is a great part open 24/7 with a big bowl, and there are a handful of backyard ramps too. Nice people, a good number of them... good stuff.

The Bike Shop / Re: Full-face helmets
« on: January 06, 2015, 08:11:16 PM »
Goggles for BMX? Why?

I think it's just a trend. Over the past 15 years they've come and gone. Back now I think because of pros racing the SX tracks. It makes sense there due to the speeds and danger, it's more lf a protective layer than anything to do with dust or roost. Non pros are running them again because the pros are. my 2 cents

The Bike Shop / Re: Oldest part on your BMX?
« on: January 03, 2015, 02:36:58 PM »
My Cencea pivotal seat post is 7 years old.

The Bike Shop / Re: Anyone that remembers Nate Hanson Grips...
« on: December 31, 2014, 11:23:38 AM »
New Aaron Ross grips look really beefy:

look like ourys a tad. look big. I'm interested!

The Lounge / Re: so what did everyone get.
« on: December 30, 2014, 05:16:47 PM »
gopro 4 black and a vintage Canon 17mm FD f4.0 lens.

The Bike Shop / Re: Who races BMX?
« on: December 30, 2014, 05:13:53 PM »
Took last year off to focus on school and ride some more MTB. Strapping down for the upcoming season though. Little wheels is the home for me.

First national I'll be at is Punta Gorda. I'm skipping Louisville because the last 2 times they've had the indoor race up there, it has sucked.

PS: If anyone is in Austin, TX the 7th-11th, I'm going to try and get some laps in at the new track they've got there and try to ride some 9th street if anyone wants to meet up!
I hope the 2nd straight is still set up like it used to be. You could push someone into the pro section that didn't want to hit it every moto back int he day! Wish I could be there.

The Bike Shop / Re: Who races BMX?
« on: December 29, 2014, 10:48:58 PM »
i raced for 7 years, and i hope to get back on the track soon. Not in a serious way, just float a fews jumps and whatnot. So many parks are shut down in my area and the street is less as people skatestop more stuff, so it will be something to make up for that stuff.

0.8Ghz is a noticeable difference and going from i5 to i7 is also quite noticeable so I'd say shell out for the 4.0. I haven't payed attention to computer technology in the past couple years so I can't give you any more information than that.

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