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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 02:35 PM

I have been wanting to post pics here for a while but haven't. The second pic is the one that motivated me to post some. To figure out which one I am, my number is 313 or 10 and I have a red+black+white or a black+white jersey. Thanks for looking!

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Posted March 05, 2012 - 09:58 PM

Thanks for sharing the pics Ryan! There's a lot of athleticism involved in BMX racing. You must be in pretty good shape! I never raced, but had a BMX bike that I built out of scrap bikes that my Brother and I gathered up on junk day around town. I got pretty good at some "tricks" (a knack that I realized I lost when I got my oldest son a BMX bike and decided to show off a little LOL). It's good that you're involved in an active hobby as well as the GT's. Varied experiences make a well rounded man!

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 05:36 AM

Ryan,thank you for sharing those photos with us.

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 07:32 AM

Cool pics, Ryan. Thanks for sharing. My son was pretty good at doing tricks with his bike, but never raced. Good luck with your other hobby!

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 08:42 AM

Very cool pics Ryan and thanks for sharing. BMX'ing is a great sport.

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 01:34 PM

Thanks for sharing those pictures of your bmx. It looks like you are really good at it. Nice action photos.

I always enjoy viewing other members other hobbies.

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 04:42 PM

Thanks guys! Im glad you like them!

Steve, I would say I'm in great shape... ROUND! LOL. I have been 'hibernating' all winter and haven't been doing much of anything thats very active. About 2 weeks ago I started going for a ride whenever its nice out. I finally got a good route figured out a few days ago that I figured out to be 12.9 miles, I just got back from today's ride and its supposed to be nice all week so hopefully I can ride everyday. Other then that I dont work out and I dont train. "Fixing" things and working on stuff keeps me in pretty good shape.

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Posted March 06, 2012 - 05:13 PM

...I would say I'm in great shape... ROUND! LOL.


Well, round is a shape LOL! That's the same kinda shape I'm in come to think of it! Tinkering in the garage keeps me from eating constantly...unfortunately I've been hibernating instead!

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Its a great sport, I used to race from about 1979 to 1982, my first bike was a Takara and the bikes after that were MCS, i don't even know if they make frames anymore! I got on my daughters 20 inch a few years ago and felt like a bear on a bicycle. LOL. Well at 6 feet tall and 245 lbs I guess I'm lucky I didnt break the bike. Funny story, I went for a bike ride with the kids and rode a wheelie up a hill about 100 feet long on my mountain bike and my daughter says ( rolling her eyes) oh youre so cool dad and I said ya I still got it.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 09:03 PM

I have never heard of takara, ms still makes bikes. If your too big for a 20 maybe you should find a cruiser and a go to a local track! LOL! Where in NY are you?

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 09:22 PM

I'm about 10 miles outside of Buffalo. I would say my BMX racing days are over, hurts too much to hit the ground these days and I couldnt risk putting myself out of work if I broke something! Although a friend of mine still races down in south carolina in the 20 and older class I think it is, I guess he does pretty well and he's 45. I do know he broke his hand up pretty good last summer in a false start on the gate, pins in 2 of his fingers I believe. It would be fun to get the kids to go to a race to show them what their old man used to do.

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 10:05 AM

I'm about 10 miles outside of Buffalo. I would say my BMX racing days are over, hurts too much to hit the ground these days and I couldnt risk putting myself out of work if I broke something! Although a friend of mine still races down in south carolina in the 20 and older class I think it is, I guess he does pretty well and he's 45. I do know he broke his hand up pretty good last summer in a false start on the gate, pins in 2 of his fingers I believe. It would be fun to get the kids to go to a race to show them what their old man used to do.


Your not to old! The oldest guy racing is 72 I believe. Hes from GA and hes not fast by any means but he still makes it around the track! The NBL went under and the ABA bought them out last season and now everything is different and I dont remember the age classes off the top of my head. I have flipped the gate quite a few times. The cadence is set to a "random drop" now, after the cadence is done playing it falls at different times, so now people can't sling-shot out of the gate. One time I was at my home-track on a practice night and there wasn't a gate starter, the daughter of the people who run the track asked her mom to do the gate since she was just sitting in the registration building. She came up and ran the gate, she had never ran the gate so she didn't know what buttons did what or anything. Somebody showed her what did what and the first gate she did it was my brother in gate 2, I was in 3, and a friend was in 4. She didn't know the cadence was random anymore and after the recording stopped she made a beeping sound when she thought it was supposed to fall. It didn't fall when she made the sound and she threw me off and I went. I flipped the gate and she has never touched the gate starter box since. It was over a year ago and she still apologizes for it and no matter how many times I ask her to come run the gate she will not do it. She doesn't even go on top of the starting hill anymore. Lol.

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Posted April 04, 2012 - 07:34 PM

I didnt say I was too old , just a bit of arthritis from abusing my body over the years and not being able to take the chance of injury with a house to pay for and two girls always needing something! As far as just getting around the track, I'm way too competitive for that, my wife won't even play board games with me for that reason. LOL. I hope you have a great year at the track.

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 07:44 AM

I didnt say I was too old .




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