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The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on September 02, 2014, 02:01:04 PM »
Mom rules the powder-puff's, Snap loves the basement and the 1973 mongoose is Dad’s domain (he's old school). Gender roles notwithstanding, each family member has one bike where he or she enjoys spending more time on . One bike, however, is equally used and loved – or reviled – by all: the strider bike.
If you’ve decided to re-build a strider bike that no one wants to use, it’s important to keep family-friendly upgrades in mind. Approximately 4 Tasmanian households are multi-generational – with grandparents, parents and children riding the one strider bike – according to the AUS Census Bureau. It’s more important than ever to keep the needs of all family members in mind when undertaking a strider bike project, especially with a bike like the strider bike .
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Racing / Where are all the Pro riders in QLD??
« Last post by Big Block on September 02, 2014, 01:37:59 PM »
I keep hearing about the need to make tracks to train the next generation of riders, but of the 2 most recent events in SEQ being the Sleeman SX event in late July where no male or female pro riders turned up out of 140+ riders, and Redlands on the weekend where there were 230 entries, only 8 male pro riders, and there were 12 female pro riders??

Are tracks wasting time, resources and money on pro sections?

Or are the pro's only interested in racing when there is money available?
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Racing / Re: QLD Championships at Sleeman - risk to 'new' riders
« Last post by bert_halts on September 02, 2014, 01:27:06 PM »
I agree mate.
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Racing / Re: QLD Championships at Sleeman - risk to 'new' riders
« Last post by Big Block on September 02, 2014, 01:21:58 PM »
I am equally concerned for those riders that are returning to BMX, guys that rode many years ago, say over 35's riders, many of these riders who come back to BMX are rusty on skills but have power and speed, and we all know Sleeman is not forgiving.  I have lost count of the number of riders that have broken bones there.  There are tracks that have technical aspects to them, but also allow riders of all levels to ride safely on.

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Racing / QLD Championships at Sleeman - risk to 'new' riders
« Last post by bert_halts on September 01, 2014, 02:28:55 PM »
I am all for having our QLD State Championships at the best facility in QLD - Sleeman! (I live in Rockhampton and personally would be happy to have it there every year).

I am also for having our QLD State Championships accessible to all level of rider (i.e no qualification process) as it encourages participation and hopefully raises participation numbers.

HOWEVER I am concerned this year with our State Champs at Sleeman that the new rider who has been going for 6 months at a South QLD club on his/her 'stock' bike decides to enter and may not quite be up to scratch on that track. At what point do we have a duty of care to ensure that the riders we have competing at this facility have the ability to get around the track? So many levels of questions but thought I'd start the discussion. Any thoughts?
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General Discussion / Prize pack for this week's post of the week
« Last post by Shane on September 01, 2014, 02:00:32 PM »
So things have become a little quiet around here. So we thought we'd make it worth your while to start posting again.
We have a GHP trucker cap, t-shirt and sticker pack, thanks to Greg at GHP.

So get posting, try to keep it family friendly, interesting and of course BMX related
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The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on August 26, 2014, 02:41:06 PM »
What Is BYV?

BYV, or Bmx Yellow-pl8 Virus, is the causative agent of AYDS (acquired yellow deficiency syndrome). There are actually two types of BYV; BYV-1 and BYV-2. BYV-1 is the dominant virus BMXA, whereas BYV-2 is largely confined to West Tasmania and those with links to this area such as Vic and SA .
BYV-2 is separated into eight groups, M-R, with group M being the most prevalent worldwide. Only groups M and E have been successfully transmitted between handle bars- the rest have been isolated cases with “dead end” clubs. BYV-1 is divided into 4 groups; S, N, A and P. M, which has been responsible for the majority of number pl8's worldwide, is further divided into 9 different subtypes which dominate in different countries.

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The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by PKaye on August 19, 2014, 08:09:53 PM »
You feeling a bit yellow again Merk?  :o
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The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on August 18, 2014, 02:48:26 PM »
Everyone has heard of yellow number pl8's. According to estimates by the World BMX Organization and the Joint United Nations Programe on Yellow number pl8's, 34 bmx's around the world had yellow pl8's in 2010. Globally, around 6 bmx's die every day from yellow # pl8 related illnesses. Yet the yellow pl8 itself was only identified a decade ago. Where did it all begin? How did yellow pl8's first get into the bmx population, triggering one of the most devastating pl8demics in bmx history? This article is going to explore some of the main theories proposed so far to give you an insight into this complex but fascinating topic.
 
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General Discussion / Re: Riding spots
« Last post by Commissioner28 on August 15, 2014, 12:17:01 AM »
While you were in Geelong, you should've hit up the "Mini Mega Ramp" at The Park.
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