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Old guy at local races, Trying to get faster....
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post Jun 26 2012, 12:40 PM
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Back in the early 80's I used to race BMX now 30 yrs later im back at it again. I recently purchased a 1995 PL-20AL Proline and took it to out local track and after 30 yrs of not being on a BMX I have to say WOW im out of shape......lol but is a great experience and im looking to get racing again. im 43 now.
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post Jun 27 2012, 01:58 PM
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I raced from the age of 8 - 11 y/o old and got back into when i was 36. I am now 39 y/o and have been going at it hard for 3 years and i have to say it will come back to you or if you are new to the sport then it will happen. I am a very competitive person and when i set out to do something i want to be the best at it. I spent my time chasing the younger 17/18 experts around the track and rode my own race until my bike skills caught up with my legs..lol and eventually i caught them. It took alot of patience on my part but all the hard work and all the fun i am having doing it is paying off slowly but surely. For the last two years i have been a Top 10 NAG rider and i keep pushing for that number 1 spot.

My love for BMX has gone much further then just riding my bike. BMX has pushed me to do things i would have never done before. At 39 y/o i am in the best shape of my life, i have met tons of great people from all parts of the united states & all this while riding a bike i rode when i was a kid.

Keep pushing guys becuase the feeling we all get when we put down a good lap is all worth it.

Toby Johnson 36/40 Expert.
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post Jul 9 2012, 03:38 PM
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Locals are different for me on cruiser and 20, sometimes I have to race 17-19 yr olds at 44. Been doin it pretty regular for 32 years tho with some minor breaks.

Met a guy 2 yrs ago that started racing at age 69 with his grandson, the kid quit aqnd the grandad kept riding!!

It's been said already but - Do it for YOU! Nobody else man and enjoy it!


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post Jul 26 2014, 07:43 PM
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I'm 52, I race in Florida. I'm in it just for fun. I really am in for the health of it. I even got a few co-sponsors. Spy, EVS, F1 Ceramics AXO and my latest is Morphine Industries. I don't jump but at most tracks here I don't have too. I liked BMX when I was a teenager and I still do know. I don't know when I'll stop. I know there aren't too many of us out there. I'm just gonna keep on.



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post Jul 27 2014, 12:32 PM
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Cool thread. I am not to far from turning 44 and just picked up a nice cruiser to chance the girls around the neighborhood. The youngest just got a nice Haro for her birthday and is asking to go to the track. Hopefully I will be joining some of you other old timers soon!
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post Aug 1 2014, 06:52 AM
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Been racing 20 for 10 years and now I am on a cruiser, have to say the 24 is FUN to ride and race on. (my wife also likes the bigger bike and will ride in the park with me) I will be racing the 41-45 class this coming weekend, do not know what to expect, but I am just gonna get on the bike and go for it
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post Aug 3 2014, 04:06 PM
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Know this story well. I’ll be 66 this year and most of the riders I race against at locals are 20 years younger than me. You always hear that you should train with riders faster than you, so I use locals as training and try to pick one or two nationals (though I didn’t make any this year) where I can use that training to race riders my own age.
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