Like a lot of you I grew up riding a BMX bike. I never raced or anything but cruising around the neighborhood with my friends looking for things to jump off of sparked my love of riding, which eventually led me to mountain biking.
Today I’m digging into my BMX roots a bit but I do bring it back to mountain biking so I hope you’ll indulge me for a minute…
A few weeks ago I somehow came across the movie RAD while looking around online for something to watch.
If you haven’t seen it, RAD is THE movie that made a whole generation of kids want to ride BMX bikes. Following Cru Jones and his attempt to win Hell Track, I loved it so much I still own the VHS tape I had as a kid.
And if you haven’t seen it then you should stop right now and watch this YouTube clip. It is classic ‘80’s in every way and easily one of the best bike related movies ever made.
While watching the movie with my little girl I was struck by two things.
The first was how much fun they were having on their bikes. While the movie was about racing, all the riders could just have fun on their bikes as well. They were constantly pulling flat-land tricks and there is even a bike-dancing scene between Cru and his lady interest…but I won’t ruin too much of it for you.
The second thing I noticed was that everyone was on flat pedals. Post Continued :: Click to Read More