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Thanks for 10 years!

22 11 2018

Blogs…they grow up so fast.*

It’s hard to believe that this month marks ten years (!) at this little corner of the internet.

And by golly, it’s still so much fun.

Cruiser Revolution got its start when I found myself researching 24″ cruisers and got frustrated because I had to go from place to place to find information on cruisers.

Then it hit me. If I was going to be doing the “research” anyway I might as well blog about it. Surely some other folks must be interested in the same stuff I am.

Turns out that was true!

It’s difficult to put in to words how I feel about the continued support from y’all. Thank you for the great comments, kind words, rocking the CR stickers and just reading the posts…it means a lot.

I’ve written posts in three different countries, rode with so many cool people all around the US and Canada, and had so much cool stuff come out of this site.

Wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Thanks again,

Ed

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating….and good luck and good gates to everyone racing The Grands.

 

*I feel like I’ve used this line before…but it really does seem fitting in this case.

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Bart Simpson gets a BMX bike

21 12 2015

It’s been a couple years since The Simpsons/Duffman Cruiser collaboration but it looks like the connection between The Simpsons (and Bart in particular) is only getting deeper.

About a week ago, Bart Simpson got himself a BMX bike on the show.

Bart bike zap1(Wait….are those Zap Pads?)

Radness ensues…

Bart ridingAlong with a freestyle contest…

Springfield BMX championshipThere’s even a nod (I’m guessing) to the USA BMX Golden Crank Award…however, in this case it becomes The Golden Crutch Award.

Golden Crutch awardAnd what’s that on the wall?  A Quadangle, perhaps?

(And is that supposed to be Neil Stauss behind the mic? That’s a bit random.)

It’s pretty cool to see BMX popping up on The Simpsons after all these years.

Granted, American Dad did beat them to it with their kooky send-up of RAD. But given that Bart has always had any affinity for getting rad on his skateboard…we can’t really hold a grudge.

Still cool to see him on a BMX though!

(Pics from this BMXMuseum thread)





TMZ asks Lori Loughlin about RAD sequel

13 11 2014

TMZ tracked down Lori Loughlin, the childhood crush of many a BMXer, and asked her the question we all want to know, “Any chance of a RAD sequel?”

For real.

I suddenly have a new respect for TMZ.

???????????

 





Are you ready to read the book on RAD?

17 04 2014

It’s a bit ironic that a guy who played a character that skips his SATs, and all the good old-fashioned “book learnin” that entails, would find himself years later writing a book about the experience.

But here we are.

Bill Allen, who we all know and love as Cru Jones of the movie RAD, has penned a book called My Rad Career.

Cru Jones writes a book

The subtitle on the cover reads, “It was the 1980’s…hollywood celebrites and the dawn of extreme sports.”

Will it be a tell-all about the  bikes, babes and…uh...ass sliding?

Couldn’t confirm at press time but I am curious if there is a chapter on these two ladies from the movie.

ladies of Rad





Send me an angel? New movie gets Rad

3 01 2014

It’s perhaps one of the oddest pop-cultural references to the movie RAD in recent memory.

In a new movie called Coffee Town (out now on pay-per-view)  a character  experiments with a recreational pharmaceutical and finds himself in a place “where love can only be expressed by BMX freestyle”…that is, the dance scene from the movie RAD. You know, the one that embedded the song Send me an angel into your memory banks like every BMX kid that came of age in the 80s.

Truly weird and cool at the same time.

Bonus info: Gabe Weed did the “stunt work” for this clip.

Rad dance scene redux





This is what BMX racing needs

5 11 2013

BMX racing needs a breath of fresh air and I think events like the upcoming Helltrack event being held at The Lumberyard bike park might be just the way to do that.

What is the Helltrack event you ask?

Well, according to the Helltrack website, it’s:

…a multi-lap obstacle race with 7 riders going head to head that combines indoor and outdoor features, a cereal bowl, pallets, bikes, beer, jumps, UCI Bro Barriers, Carnage, good times, and …race classes for everyone and for all types of bikes.

Sounds pretty freaking awesome to me!

Helltrack at The Lumberyard OR

A welcome departure from the standard, far-to-serious-for-its-own-good atmosphere that most big races have.

And unlike a UCI event, you probably wouldn’t be looked down if you raced in jeans (See:  Cru Jones: the UCI doesn’t like your type).

Now, we just need to get an event at all the big indoor bike parks (like Ray’s MTB, Joyride 150, etc.) so more people can take part in the tomfoolery.

Can’t wait to see the video highlights of this event.





This is where things go off the chain

31 05 2013

Peter Ulbrich spent some time out at the BMX track…but he wasn’t practicing gate starts and doing sprints.

He had a different type of riding in mind.

Then to keep things interesting, he goes for it without a chain.

The “Send me an Angel” soundtrack is a nice touch too. (Thanks to Cale Avery Schindler for the heads up on these.)