Discussion in 'Sports' started by WheelieAddict, May 27, 2018.
Awesome. It takes a lot of broken bones to learn that stuff.
They have made safety improvements after Dave Mirra. Not the same but kind of like Nascar improved safety after Dale Earnhardt. Sports like this will always be extremely tough on the body and take extreme dedication and drive, not to mention talent.
Multiple flips like that on a bike don't seem humanly possible.
It should be an Olympic sport. ....
I'm glad you admire it. The sport has come a long ways from getting some air on a quarter pipe in between BMX races.
Freestyle motocross has become amazing too. I'm glad I'm too old for this insanity because the bar has been set ridiculously high now. It used to be if you could pull off a nice crossed up whip you were talented. A back flip wasn't even considered.
What happened with Dave Mirra?
Back in the day, I was considered locally a pretty good MX open class motorcycle rider.
But I am astonished when I watch both bikes and cycles doing their thing in the air today.
It's way beyond anything I would have ever attempted. .....
If you could tabletop and rockwalk back in the day, you weren't considered bad. One of my best friends was a good freestyler. (after the 48-spoke rims came out)
I was the table-topper, he was the cherry pickerer. OMG, one day this dude came over, and we burned one, and then he proceeds to go up the transition and somehow get from the foot of vert all the way to the middle of the ramp on his side in 1 motion.
Talk about a buzzkill, I thought he was dead. Pretty sure he broke his arm that day. There was much relief when he started breathing again.
Too many concussions. A damn shame I wish I could have said something to him that could have made a difference. Come back up to
What did you ride back in the day?
I think the best bikes I ever had were one of the lighter GTs. but it had a smaller frame .and a Schwinn Predator.
I had others.. A Bigfoot. Cracked it.
I've seen Powerlites, Hutch Trick Stars..
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