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June 29, 2006 at 1:44 pm #25253bmiddaughMember
What disturbs me about ****’s email is not that the race promoters
and organizers are still making the same stupid mistakes. What
disturbs me is that none of US (the riders) do anything. Do we want
to get paid like Mat Hoffman, Ryan Nyquist, TJ Lavin, Tony Hawk?
Then take control of the sport as the afore mentioned did. If you go
to a freestyle or dirt comp you don’t see a fat bald guy in the
infield or on the street course looking for ankle high socks. The
dirt jumpers build their own jumps. The street courses are designed
by the riders. The promoters are ex-riders themselves, or at the
very least the promoters work with the riders to help facilitate the
I know everyone is in the gym and doing sprints. I know everyone has
to be focused at the races and concern themselves with their own
performance. I know. BUT, at some point you have to ask yourself –
and maybe when you are appraoching thirty and angry at the fact that
you still have to have roommates and have no real future after BMX .
What have you done to help this thing move forward? Why didn’t you
speak up when they kept building ski slope starting hills with no
pedaling? Why do I let **** and ***** and ***** be the only ones to
speak up even though I am sometimes thinking the same thing? How long
can I just get by?
BMX racing is a sport in which the riders let Moms and Dads of kids
who have not raced in ten or more years have control of everything.
People like **** and Myself can only make noise for so long. If the
riders don’t care – then why should the people who run the races?
Oh Well, I am sure I will get no response from this email as everyone
is doing sooooo well as professional BMX racers and this does not
affect them. Keep in mind, unless you are Randy, Bubba, Kyle, Day,
or made a name for yourself in the late 90’s (its 2006!), I would
guess your pretty much struggling as a BMX pro – and I am not talking
about just paying some bills and getting by. I am talking about
really making a living and putting something aside for your future
Everyone needs to get off their ass! The race organizers need to
start listening and stop being politicians trying get a free trip to
the olympics. The riders need to get over themselves and start
thinking about what is right for the sport and their future, because
your mobile phone bill and selling yourself cheaper than the next guy
just to get entry fees and 4 flights is what P.Diddy would call
See you at the races – good thing I made my money Last Decade!!!
Over thirty, not washed up like ****, passionate about the sport, and
hoping I don’t run into any ex-pros serving me at McDonald’s, and
yes, I like McDonald’s
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