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February 27, 2007 at 5:51 pm #40525rodneyMember
BEAT UP dont make me send the goons out !!!February 27, 2007 at 5:59 pm #40526s4lnjMember
we need a top pro to get sponsored by a jeans company and a flat only pedal company. then he will look like every othe kid out there riding thier bikes.February 27, 2007 at 7:28 pm #40528rodneyMember
What about motocross they wear the costumes and that seems to be a bit more mainstream pop even the flippers jumpers moto x guys still look the look why do we bmxers have to change or conform to some sort of change to get noticed… I think I got lost in my pointFebruary 27, 2007 at 8:16 pm #40530bmiddaughMember
Just seems like wearing what moto-x guys wear seems to be a thing of the past, i mean, us freestyle guys started as copying moto-x…and that went away..February 27, 2007 at 9:36 pm #40532s4lnjMember
nascar is mainstream, but you won’t see anyone walking around in a fireproof jump suit. football is mainstream, yet i never see kids going to school in full pads, jerseys… yes.
racing needs to be more “socialy” acceptable for kids– no kid wants to look like a dork
daveFebruary 27, 2007 at 9:46 pm #40533CrazyCraigMember
Grass roots? Did someone say grassroots?
Greg Hill is killin’ it in this area. I spoke with him the other day and there are 8-9 new GHP grassroots teams around the country. The deal we have couldn’t be sweeter and we have true factory support at the local level.February 27, 2007 at 9:56 pm #40535bigtimberMember
yes thats right crazycraig I said grassroots. Im not as dumb as i look am I? Yea!February 27, 2007 at 10:09 pm #40538February 28, 2007 at 1:15 am #40540bigtimberMember
Knapper might be! %^$February 28, 2007 at 3:04 am #40544
Just seems like wearing what moto-x guys wear seems to be a thing of the past, WRONG on this one. I wear my state jersey to work and to the mall. I have had people ask me about it. PROMOTION BABY!!!!!!!!!February 28, 2007 at 3:24 am #40545bmiddaughMember
Ant, do you wear your racing pants to work?February 28, 2007 at 3:55 am #40548CrazyCraigMember
Sorry – but I like the protection leathers give ya on the track. And now that the turns are paved, ouch. I cant imagine falling in a turn without full gear on. So yeah – I don’t mind looking like Moto-X guy.
Still – when I walk into a store with my gear on – no one even thinks I am a BMX racer – they automatically assume I am a Moto-X rider of some sort.
But…this sport WAS inspired by Moto-X racing, right? Its still our roots, right? Or have we lost our identity?
I feel so lost right now. Sigh….. 🙄February 28, 2007 at 4:13 am #40550
Ant, do you wear your racing pants to work?
ha ha no But when i wear my jersey people ask me what it is about and I tell them, I wear my top 20 jacket and people ask about that also. You have to spread the word anyway you can. Btw I have 2 hoodies which i wear (both top 20 from cjbmx) And once again they see ant dog on the front and ask?. Geez do i have to spell it out foir you P-R-O-M-O-T-I-O-N —February 28, 2007 at 4:26 am #40551
Still – when I walk into a store with my gear on – no one even thinks I am a BMX racer
had that happen to me too, but i correct em.February 28, 2007 at 11:43 am #40553
Had some coffee 😀 . You do not have to wear your race gear around town all the time, but wear your state jersey once or twice and see what happens. remember we are trying to promote BMX and we have some tools, so we gotta use em. And we can still do our own thing at the same time.
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