BMX racers are always looking for that extra edge.
A couple years back, we learned that drinking a slurpee could make the difference on a hot race day.
Well, I think I have stumbled on to the next game changer in BMX, the umbrella.
If you look at other racing disciplines, it’s not uncommon to see a racer being shielded from the elements by an umbrella held by a helpful assistant.
Just look at motorcycle racing.
Or auto racing
(Heck, the sun’s not even out here!)
Not sure why BMX racing hasn’t latched onto this ground-breaking idea.
ODI even manufactures a pit umbrella, complete with a lock-on grip at the end! It’s practically crying out for BMX racers to use it in staging.
I did spot a racer in staging this summer that was trying out this umbrella idea.
That’s me in the blue TLD jersey, hating life because I don’t have any shade…while over beside me, that kid is just chilling…waiting to take on his class; all cool, calm and collected.
Must be an early adopter.
I gotta jump on this bandwagon…I think I’m going to order an umbrella today.