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Ok... We're Old... Can You Still Freestyle?
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post Aug 17 2016, 06:41 PM
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Age check here! I'm 47 born in Jan 1969... I can still freestyle, but I have lost my bunnyhop 180... Still nimble and skinny enough, too, though I pigged out lately I don't have a beer belly. But my oldschool buddy Eric Vasquez - who was once with the Curb Dogs - he knew Vanderspeck - is on disability and can't freestyle... Sad thing because he still collects oldschool freestyle bikes but he can't ride them.

And I ride all of my bike. My bikes are not wallflowers. Last time I was at the Chicago Lakefront I was freestyling on my classic Blue Hutch Trickstar!

How about you? Age / Still Freestyle ? - check?
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post Aug 18 2016, 12:25 PM
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I was a flatlander for years, been racing for 12 years but............. I am building a flatland bike and getting back into it
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post Aug 18 2016, 05:25 PM
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45. I usually ride my mountain bike for transportation these days but... I just bought my son a race bike and my daughter has one. I plan to get one too and at least ride the track on practice days. Who knows, maybe I'll get the guts to actually enter a race one day.
I haven't done any flatland in a while, but I still have my DK Opsis.
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post Oct 20 2016, 02:18 PM
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I'm 43. Moved from the Chicago area to Colorado about 5 years ago, and have been riding mountain bikes here ever since. I still have a 24-inch race cruiser that I ride on the track/pump track from time to time. Haven't thrown down any flatland tricks since I think 1996 or 1997. I remember watching the X-Games after college and wondering if I still had it. Oddly enough, I could still do boomerangs, fire hydrants and decades back then. (I had taken pretty much all of college off).

My Woody Itson Strike Zone is pretty much collecting dust, but I can't part with it. I'd like to think I'll give it to my son some day when he's old enough, but I don't think he will want that old fossil, or that I'd want to risk him getting it stolen.

I long for my old Hutch Trick Star, which is the bike I had before the Strike Zone, but it was stolen at a freestyle competition in Batavia, Ill. But damn, Trick Stars are expensive these days.
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post Jan 5 2017, 07:32 AM
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Yes, I am 42 going on 43 in May and still riding flatland since 1985. I stay very fit and athletic as well as I also have been in the martial arts since age 7, and play sports a lot still. I also have done P90X for 10 years now and many other workout programs, so I have not lost anything. Can't wait to get back out there there this Spring and Summer!

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post Mar 2 2017, 03:59 PM
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I'm 44.
I still ride weekly during the three seasons here in Southwest Colorado where we don't have snow and freezing temps.
Here's a couple of short vids from 2 years ago that I made on a tolerable day in the winter.

Freestyle flatland video

Fire Hydrant to decade

All of my bikes are rideable, but I prefer the '87 Master for flatland riding.

Glad to see you guys are still around and kicking tires.

Cheers,
Rob Q
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post Mar 21 2017, 11:15 AM
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QUOTE (Do A Trick @ Mar 2 2017, 10:59 PM) *
I'm 44.
I still ride weekly during the three seasons here in Southwest Colorado where we don't have snow and freezing temps.
Here's a couple of short vids from 2 years ago that I made on a tolerable day in the winter.

Freestyle flatland video

Fire Hydrant to decade

All of my bikes are rideable, but I prefer the '87 Master for flatland riding.

Glad to see you guys are still around and kicking tires.

Cheers,
Rob Q

Nice man! Way to ride!
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Brett Middaugh
post May 31 2017, 01:14 PM
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BMX ...quitting is not an option.
Reworked the ramp, as usual, this spring.
...Fiddie One here.
Little tricking at 51.
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post Jul 25 2017, 04:34 PM
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45. I ride my mountain bike once a week. I can still bunnyhop and some other small "tricks" on my GT performer.
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post Aug 7 2017, 08:07 PM
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43. I can still pull the same tricks I did 10 years ago. So that's good, right?!

This was 10 years ago, on 24"s....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQA2E71iWUE

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