QUOTE (Oldtimer1980s @ Aug 5 2009, 03:30 AM)
I suspect that he's a dirt jumper ragging on racing subliminally. Probably jealous that BMX RACING
made it into the Olympics before Dirt Jumping. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/diablo.gif
) Frankly I was surprised to after Snowboarding got in the Winter Olympics. I would had thought freestyle/dirt jumping would had been the natural Summer compliment. Imagine my-our-pleasant surprise it was racing. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sun_bespectacled.gif
But really, in the old days when the kids got bored jumping what did they do? They started to organize to race the bikes. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif
And back in the old days, when racing was held only on Saturdays and Sundays (at least, in my neck of the woods), that left five days for jumping, riding trails, sneaking into the empty public pool to ride it, getting chased off the pedestrian mall by the rent-a-cops, sneaking on the roof of Vassar College's new gym (it had a gigantic recessed bowl in the roof, and we rode it), and pretty much jumping our bikes off of whatever we could get a lift from, and riding them wherever we could. And it was all BMX. And it all still is.