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Jet Black
The key element to success , as Matt pointed out is to spend as much time as possible riding your bike , I think that during the early 1980's our bikes were a mechanical extension of our bodies that were with us every time we went out of the house.You have to rack up as many kilometers as possible on any sort of terrain , the more varied the better & on top of that get yourself into a regular cardio vascular workout routine 2 days on 1 day off to build up your stamina.
Those extra pounds of fat will burn off & be replaced by good muscle tissue in 3 months just thru regualr training & a reasonable diet.
Actually it's time for me to go training , am walking a kilometer + in 4ft of water at the Olympic pool , 2 days on 1 day off, got my 1/4 mile times down from high 12minutes to low 9 minutes after ~3 weeks.Walking in water works your body great & greatly reduces the physical impact on an "older" body , impact that you can save for the street or track etc.
Remember your only as good as your last workout

JB
OZZYBMX
hey jb , thats what i mean , im pretty fit for boxing , weights , running and wakeboarding BUT bike riding needs a whole different world of cardio and muscles , DEFINATELY BITD , we stepped outside and the bmx was an extension of our body .

im gonna do a few races and hopefully come 8th that way the improvement can be seen every week , hopefully i dont have any gouges of missing skin to post but it will be all good anyway
crossriderozzy
hey ozzybmx, can I tell you a little story?
when I found bmx again after 20 years I could not beleive how the tracks had changed from bitd,I was also watching the older bloke rides and said to myself " this will be too easy" they looked so slow,now when I watch myself on video,I look even slower!
I got myself a cruiser and the 2003 vic titles was my first race,35-39 cruiser, I got 6th over all I think, but went away with the thought of training hard and see what happens the next year.
well I tried to win every race but ended up crashing at every race,I was trying too hard! now I race to finish, if I see a gap in a race I go for it, but I have found out that at my age crashing hurts alot more and we take longer to heal,I only race to try and give my 3 boys incentive, join a race club and have FUN, and buy some good body armor! there is nothing better than track time.
hey coastvl,come on dude,smiley rekons you still got it! theres plenty of jumps to hit in the races!lol
KOSY-MOTO
Hi homies.. I'm back LOL..

It was great to meet up with AndyDiamond.. Proie will call ya soon bud.. (Monday)...

Lots more to tell etc.. plus photos.. Oh no skores in NZ..

Chat soon
Osamie
COASTY
Hi there Luis! How ya been mate? I've missed all your pics bud. Get 'em going.
Crossy, if I can find time to practice without work calling me in at the drop of a hat, I'll be there. I'm seriously thinking of trying to get a bit fitter. I am starting to get the bug back again. With the track 2 mins away I have no excuse. Even for fun, I should still be racing.
like old reb says in running on empty,
"It's in the blooood!'
dugga
Hey ozzybmx - I agree with corssriderozzy, I came back to racing last year after 23 years off and quitting a 40 a day ciggy habit. I got to admit racing is a lot more fun now and the people a lot more friendly than they were in the early '80s. It's like being a kid again except when I come off now it takes me longer to get back up
hey Luis....good to see you're back... now less talk more pics he he he
HowardinOz
Come on Luis, I posted my holiday pics!

Howard
COASTY
Dugga , thats gonna be the hardest part for me. I'm a 20-30 a day smoker myself. I can do it though.
Jet Black
I think Matt would 2nd the use of body armour when racing & even when seriously training at the track.
Even moreso if you decide to race with clip in pedals , he tells me that it can get real ugly when you can't bail off a bike & your front wheel crabs or gets pulled out from under you on a mistimed landing , you get a person & bicycle doing a tumbleweed impersonation , instead on the old school style bail off into a tuck & roll without the bike strapped to your feet.
Hey Coast , if you can get through 3 months of regular training (2 days on 1 day off) with a good 5 min warmup & stretch , with gradually increasing the intensity of the 1/2 hr to 40minute cardiovascular workout of your choice , folllowed by a 10 minute warmdown, walk & stretch , you will have acquired yourself a new habit to replace the cigs , adrenalin & other feel good body produced drugs that are more addictive than cigs & you never grow tolerant of their good effects or you'll drop dead in 5 years or so thru lack of conditioning.
I always lived by the rule that if you want to play you have to pay , & am getting back into training again even if it kills me. It's considerably more expensive to play at our age but the stakes are a lot higher now than they were 20 years ago , surprizingly , neither of us died at 30 & left a good looking corpse.
I kept up regular aerobics , martial arts &/or cross training along with riding my bike & normal physical activity as best I could untill late 2000 , but my body has gone to ****e over the last ~5 years , but , by getting back into training now , I can already feel an improvement after a few weeks & withing the next 3 months I will either get trim & fit or drop dead.
Howard will (or should) back me up on how good it feels to be on a regular training programme & decent diet , let alone the strict diet & seriously disciplined adrenaline junky programme he is on , it may seem like a hassle now to get into the habit of training , but in another 15 to 20 years your body & mind will be thanking you & instead of looking like a tired worn out 80 year old with Ozzy Ozbournes mental capacity , you'll look & feel like a 50 year old ex marine & still be able to kick butt , wrestle , rumble & ride with your kids until the day they bury you.

Recommended literature to live & train by.
The US Marine Corps 3X Fitness Programme for men & women. ISBN 0-00-218254-8

http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=862295
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/031615017...glance&n=283155
2nd hand from 69 cents + postage.
Evil bay Item number: 4604880055
or Item number: 4615371268 or Item number: 4570869677

You should be able to get a copy for < $10 AUD if you can get into the habit that this book preaches it will be the best money you ever spent.

JB
KOSY-MOTO
Geezz Jettie.. I should hook u you with this chick that I know that loves to write!! hehehe.. LOL it's all good homie
QuicksilverBMX
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[ May 15, 2006, 05:48 AM: Message edited by: Reece B ]
rsrichie
reminds me of that add for the citreon that turns into a robot and dances.
OZZYBMX
hehehe good body armour needed then ! good idea !
KOSY-MOTO
looks like a new style Monaro - RecceB!! hehehe..

HEY I just read that Scot OM is is seeking Legal defance funds? and someone explain whats happened?? is he okay??
COASTY
Oh man Luis, Thats a looooooonnnnnngggggg story.
Theres numerous threads about it. It makes for good reading. Basically he's either going to jail or rehab. Tim is selling off his stuff to pay for his defence. Sad story really. I hope he comes through it this time. And for good.
KOSY-MOTO
WHEN did this all happen? gezz!! - catching up of 2-3weeks away!!

Thanks Glenno!! Oh by the way pm your email.. I have som VL photos for ya BRO!
COASTY
sent mate! cheers
KOSY-MOTO
...eyes like a hawk!!.. spotted this Old School junkie SuperMax in Auckland..


ENjoy
Osamaie..
grub
love the spokie dokies! NOT!!!
it is a sweet find though! just neglected
KOSY-MOTO
grub: Spokie dokies are cool bro!! I have a set on my PK Ripper!!
velocidad
ok and now for something completley different....

Luke Madill news here.
KOSY-MOTO
OKAY.. I would advise that at some point in your life to vist NEW ZEALAND I've come back a new age man! lol..

Choice Bro!
COASTY
Thats good for you Luis. I will get there one day. My wifes been but I haven't yet.
Today is phase one of project monoshock.
I'm still looking for a crankset. Need something old and 3 piece. Not a lot of choices. Steel 3 piece maybe? Dura Ace are out of my price range.


HowardinOz
Sweet Glenn!

No...not sweet Glenn, I meant sweet....Glenn...AAahhh forget it!
You going to put some nice bright coloured tuffs on it? Red or yellow???
Howard
COASTY
It's ok Howard, I know what you mean.
Unfortunately I only have black painted yellow tuff 1's or motomags that i need to get repaired. I have newer black tuff II's and I used the steelies (brand new) on my minigoose build.
HowardinOz
THere ya go! Get the paint off those tuff I's.
Moto's would look cool too.

Howard
COASTY
Yeah I want it to be an Aussie version of all the Webco monos the US brothers have. I like the Motomags myself. I'm sick of restoring Tuffs.

[ May 16, 2006, 06:40 AM: Message edited by: COASTVL ]
MicOz
Hey guys I finally became a member of the Moosegoose club this week..I did a quick bolt together so I could take it for a ride...these things handle like a dream and comfortable to ride...I know they are an aquired taste to look at,but Im so rapt to finally own one.It would be great if any one could post pics of their moose's...thanks Mic..
HowardinOz
Nice Mic, looks like a BMX in cinemascope.

Howard
MicOz
They told me too many bunny hops would stretch the frame...and they were right...lol
OZZYBMX
first time i saw one of those i thought some idiot had put bmx wheels, forks and Hbars on racing bike

only since i got back into BMX did i then realize i was the idiot
bullyhotrod86jh
hey guys i got a bike to start as a project now i traded the cook bros stem for it its a mongoose i also got tuff ones, vbars, tange forks and shimano pedals with it and a bunch of others bits and pieces with it.
just a few questions with the v bars they have a 85 written at the en which I'm guesssing is the year but they were chromed then painted a real nice blue i think its called candy finished blue, i think i've read something about redline do this but im not exactly sure. Also the cups in the front hub i took out clean them up and they aren't going in quite right there like not pressing in properly do they just need a fair bitt of force or any tips, and the back has the Bendix 76 coasterbrake hub im a bit cautious about pulling it apart are they just like a shimano coasterbrake or much more complicated and what tools are required just shifters and spanners,and cone spanners. also what thread pitch are they as some coasters are 24tpi and some are 26 but there might be something else i don't no of.
ps ill try put some pics up if you think its worthwhile doing so
www.martin-bike.com
ATTENTION SYDNEY OLD SCHOOLERS

I'll be visiting Sydney from this weekend until next. My stash is there. Looking to trade, purchase and sell goodies. I have a truck load of excess gear.

Anybody interested in meeting up, please email:

martin@martin-bike.com

Won't be back until Christmas. Thanks.

Martin
COASTY
Bully, put the pics up mate. We always wanna see old school stuff.
Martin I wish I could get down to Sydney. I imagine you have a fair bit of stuff down there.
bullyhotrod86jh
yea ill do so soon ill edit this post when got em shouldn't be long









[ May 16, 2006, 09:44 AM: Message edited by: bullyhotrod86jh ]
COASTY
Be real careful with the cups on the front rim. They (the cups) crack real easy when they're 30 odd years old. They should scrub up good. At least yours are yellow! I have yellow ones that have been painted black.
bullyhotrod86jh
ye there not to bad but they've got some spray paint on them like some kids painted the bike with them on it or something any tips ive been sandining with wet and dry but its not doing much more pics soon
QuicksilverBMX
Here you go mic:

GTHODAD
Yes South Island NZ rocks especially in a Maui van.
Moosegooses rock.

Bully-Goldcross are selling front cups/bearings on special.
http://showroom.goldcross.com.au/ProdView....ST&Product=7662
My unknown coaster brake hub is 24tpi.
MicOz
Hey thanks Reece,black,yellow and chrome looks spot on,especially with black tuffs...I read a few months back when u got your moose and I was green with envy,but understand that these bikes dont always just fall in your lap.They usually involve second and third parties being involved to track em down...C'mon there must be a heap of MOOSE owners in OZ,so keep the pics coming...MIC
mcam
Of course the South Island rocks.... hehehe, I'm bound to say that, being in Christchurch

Hey Luis, did you get in touch with Prosight? He has some GT cruiser bars. I asked him about them, but he hasn't replied. They might be just what you're looking for
KOSY-MOTO
Thanks Mike.. Yeah I tried to call hime but no answer or reply!! I hope he is okay?

PROOOOOIEEEEE!! are you out there??

I'm maybe coming back to the South Island in afew weeks I will keep you posted bud!.. hook up!! hook up!!!
velocidad
...link unashamedly pinched from a post in the racing forum:

COASTY
hehehehehe funny one.
KOSY-MOTO
hehehe... that photo joke has been running for years now.. oldie but a goodie..
AndyDiamond
I like the pic of the sock in the last lot of photos!

LOL


PS: Luis: here's me on my red Supermax (like the one you photgraphed) back in 1981-ish...

KOSY-MOTO
WOW dude.. thats cool
Jarvi
Oh heck, whilst we are showing old photos with shorts that are too short and dodgy haircuts, here's one of me I don't think I have posted before. Circa January 1980. Comments on the bike only please.

AndyDiamond
Nice clear pic for the age mate!

PS: check out our digital watches!!!
Jarvi
A photo place scanned it from a 35mm slide, hence the quality. It brings tears to my eyes seeing those brand spanking new Comp IIs. Just the wheels and tyres would be worth hundreds these days, but then I had hundreds of dollars worth of enjoyment riding on them. The rear Tuff has the cassette freewheel.

Yep I have probably got a hitech digital watch on as well. And bare feet or thongs are the perfect footwear aren't they? I lost count of the number of times riding like that and taking the skin of the inside of my ankles.
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