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The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« Last post by JohnW on April 14, 2018, 08:15:17 PM »
Yesterday.

Been riding way more than ever the past year or two. Something "clicked" this winter (rode indoor parks 1-2 times a week which has never happened any winter before) and now I have more bike control than I ever did? Wish that happened years ago so I'd actually be good by now.
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The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« Last post by amishrob on April 14, 2018, 01:46:18 AM »
Went out yesterday for the first time in around 3 years. I can still feeble and smith downledges in shitty skateparks, muscle memory is still there but everything is much more physically exhausting.
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The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« Last post by jonathan on April 13, 2018, 03:13:52 PM »
For you aging riders with back issues: strengthen your core!!! Start with planks. See if you can do 30 seconds facing down, left, and the right. If you can, do reps. Increase the time you hold it. That's part of what my chiro made me do and it helped a TON.
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The Lounge / Re: When's the last time you rode your bike?
« Last post by jonathan on April 13, 2018, 03:06:53 PM »
I rode bmx from the early '90s as a teenager until i was about 30. I lived in San Antonio for most of my 20s where there were endless fun ditches to ride and some good bmx friends. I was really into photography as well, which was half my motivation.

About ten years ago i got the itch to explore moutain bike trails and bought a used steel singlespeed mountain bike with a rigid fork. Those are built like a bmx bike but certainly don't handle like them. I started riding that more and more, started working in a bike shop, and left the bmx bike at home more often.

I moved to Atlanta, where I was surrounded by awesome mtb trails and mtbers to ride with, and surprisingly few bmx spots and riders. I sold my bmx bike and put the money into mtb stuff.

I was in ATL for three years before moving back to Texas. Austin is now my long term home and I thought I would enjoy riding bmx a lot more after moving here. I got a good deal on a used Premium bike and only used it a few times, then sold it. The magic was just gone. When I tried to ride bmx again this time, it was only fun for about an hour. When I am out on the mtb trails, the only things that bring me home are adult responsibilities or utter exhaustion.

At 36 years old, I think my body would have little trouble getting back into bmx, but it's just not as fun for me as ripping around the dirt and rocks on big, bouncy tires (29er, singlespeed,  rigid fork most of the time).

I would consider getting a 26" DJ bike for pump track and skatepark flowin. I will have to borrow one sometime. My office is right around the corner from the Walnut Creek BMX pumptrack.
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Sell and Swap / Re: ***WANTED: Fly Bikes ZAPATAS brake pad "RED ONLY"***
« Last post by .SIN. on April 12, 2018, 12:10:14 PM »
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Sell and Swap / Re: ***WANTED: S&M Shield wrap L-7 sprocket "25T ONLY"***
« Last post by .SIN. on April 12, 2018, 12:10:05 PM »
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Sell and Swap / Re: ***WANTED: 20x1.85 Odyssey Frequency "TAN WALL ONLY"***
« Last post by .SIN. on April 12, 2018, 12:09:56 PM »
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Sell and Swap / Re: ***WANTED: Nankai driver "10t or 11t ONLY"***
« Last post by .SIN. on April 12, 2018, 12:09:48 PM »
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Sell and Swap / Re: Profile/Nankai 36h shell
« Last post by .SIN. on April 12, 2018, 12:09:33 PM »
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The Bike Shop / Re: JCPC question.
« Last post by Professor Horatio Hufnagel on April 09, 2018, 11:22:56 PM »
I had JCPCs for a while (until I realised they were putting holes in the soles of all my shoes, even with half of the non-essential pins removed) and they seemed pretty big. Bigger than my sealed JCs IIRC, and definitely a lot bigger than the Colony plastics I have on now
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