Having a motocross background and always watching the BMX races on TV in the mid and late 80s, motocross and BMX has always had a connection with the skills and endurance these riders had. I always wanted to increase my skillset, try harder, and just work on my muscle tone and endurance.
When your 10 – 16 years old and seeing these guys doing this, I couldn’t help but grab your k-mart special bmx huffy and pretend I could do it too. The thing is after a couple BMX plus magazines and broken frames a paper route is needed to support the addiction and progression of skill with better brand name equipment. Back then if it wasn’t a Haro, Mongoose, Red Line, or GT it was a good possibility it would be bent, cracked, or busted within 2 years. I actually still have my last Haro I bought in 1997.