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Friday flashback

15 07 2011

Back in the 80s,  freestyle-oriented 24″ bikes just weren’t available.  The only 24″ cruisers on the market were pure race machines.

Fortunately, that didn’t stop the  BMX Action test team of RL Osborn and Mike Buff from taking the race bikes they were testing, like the Robinson 24″ Pro Racer, out to the quarter-pipe to “get better idea of their handling characteristics.”

Check out this spread of Mike Buff from the November 1983 edition of BMX Action. Pure style!

It would be more than a decade after this magazine came out before freestyle/jumping oriented cruisers would make their entrance to the BMX world. Could pictures like this have played a part in planting the seed? Makes me wonder…

If you’re into this type of “back in the day” stuff, be sure to check out Ed Koenning’s excellent, When are you going to get a real bike? blog. A must read, especially if you were a typical BMX kid in the 80s and lived for the day each month when the new issues of BMX Action and BMX Plus! would hit the newstand.

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The P90BMX® workout is revolutionary

17 12 2010

The P90BMX workout program is a revolutionary system of  sweat-inducing, pedal-pumping exercises designed to transform your body from regular to Rad(!) in just 90 days.

You’ll receive a comprehensive nutrition plan, specially designed bike setup tips, a detailed track directory, a calendar to chart your progress, online peer support, and much more. Your personal trainers, Wayne and Nort, will keep you engaged every step of the way, and you won’t believe your results!

You’ll feel like you have thunder in your heart!

Just watch this testimonial!

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Nort & Wayne, posted with vodpod

Why is P90BMX so effective?

The secret behind the P90X workout system is an advanced training technique called “Confuse your neighbors”. They’ll wonder why you’re not riding a real bike and be confused by the shit-eating grin that you’ll begin sporting almost immediately.

Why?

Because you’re having more fun then they are!

This advanced training technique accelerates the results process by constantly introducing new moves and riding spots so your riding never plateaus, and you never get bored! Whether you want to drop 50 pounds, quit drinking, or just plain get rad, there’s an endless variety of ways to mix and match the riding sessions to keep you motivated the full 90 days and beyond!

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*Not really.

(Any similarity to other “revolutionary” workout programs is purely incidental.)





Edward Koenning’s blog is addictive

8 07 2010

I have been checking out Edward Koenning‘s blog, When are you going to get a real bike? for a little while now and I have to say I’m getting pretty hooked.

A big part of his blog is digging up vintage BMX magazine pictures/spreads and commenting on them. I often find myself tripping down memory lane when I read one of his posts. I start remembering where I was when I saw or read it, how I devoured every word of the mag (keep in mind this was before the Internet) and how much it had an influence on me.

I was pretty stoked to see him pull out this gem recently. An awesome berm slide by RL Osborn from BMX Action‘s “24 Wars” cruiser shootout article.

I was pretty stoked on this spread too. Eddie Fiola with a perfect table top air (on vert!) and “The Culligan Man”  doing a big jump on a race cruiser to see how it would hold up.

If you’ve been into BMX for a while, When are you going to get a real bike? is definitely worth checking out.