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General Discussion / Re: Pedals
« Last post by Munchkin on June 26, 2014, 07:28:54 AM »
It will be the cleats!

One of the people I help coach unclips a bit, put new cleats on and he does not unclip until cleats are worn again.
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General Discussion / Pedals
« Last post by bert_halts on June 25, 2014, 08:48:17 AM »
I have been using my Shimano DX clipless now since 2009 but on the weekend I unclipped twice in racing (on about the second pedal).  They are tighened up to the max.  Should I:
 - get new cleats; or
 - get new cleats and pedals?

If it's new pedals, what pedals are us older blokes using?  Want to stay with SPD, not going TIME...

Thanks,
Brett
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National / Re: 2015 Probikx/Champbikx National Series
« Last post by alterego on June 23, 2014, 07:35:51 PM »
Race69 is right it's cheque book racing, those with the money will run the series.

I ran some numbers to run the whole series, if my son and I flew to all rounds except Shepparton where we coud drive, I'm looking at $4k in flights. Throw in around another $3-4K  for accomodation remembering you need to be at the Nationals for a week. My accomodation figures are based on approx $150 a night, around $600 per event, and $1K for the Nationals. Add in car hire for the fly away rounds, entries and food, I can't see much change from $10K.

As for the timing of the Nationals, NOT the National SERIES, I can see that BMXA are trying to minimise costs for riders. In that I mean that if an event is held outside school holidays, the cost of flights and accomodation are reduced. Have a look at flights in and outside peak dates and you'll see what I mean. Accomodation is the same.
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The world according to the Merk / Re: Just Because - V-2
« Last post by the_merkin8r on June 23, 2014, 11:19:37 AM »
For many years, The Merkin8r wondered why some old school'rs abruptly shifted their eyes away from The Merkin8r's eyes. The Merkin8r also wondered how it would be possible for them to acquire the charisma that they admire in The Merkin8r.                    The Merkin8r is the answer.
Old school'rs who shift their eyes from The Merkin8r's eyes fear that if he notice who they are, and if he don't like who they are, they won't be accepted, because, to them, that is all that they have. The Merkin8r learned that those people have a self-concept that is based upon anticipating what others will think of them.
And to become as charismatic as those they most admire, The Merkin8r learned that by first accepting everything about himself, The Merkin8r is free to emulate them, without losing myself.
This little post has so much information for any old school'er who desires to be their best.
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National / Re: 2015 Probikx/Champbikx National Series
« Last post by GT Interceptor on June 22, 2014, 08:37:51 PM »
I know these are run on weekends, but there has to be some travel time either side... so what about school for the kids?  Not a priority??

Nationals are two weeks outside of most school holidays so why would the time taken from school to race the National Series bother them?!?!?!?

Nationals is treading dangerously close to Naplan dates too. If they overlapped my sons school would not let him race Nationals.
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National / Re: 2015 Probikx/Champbikx National Series
« Last post by Big Block on June 20, 2014, 02:43:16 PM »
I hear you on this one, but I guess the riders can choose to go or not, or should it be the parents of riders can choose not to take their kids....yeah right!!
I personally would far prefer to see the Aussies run during the school holidays, and yes I know some states have slightly different timings for them, but surely we can align somehow?

My son who is in year 10 is thinking of not riding from next year as he wants to concentrate more on his school work, I know at his age I would never have been bothered!

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National / Re: 2015 Probikx/Champbikx National Series
« Last post by bert_halts on June 20, 2014, 12:56:14 PM »
I know these are run on weekends, but there has to be some travel time either side... so what about school for the kids?  Not a priority??
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National / Re: 2015 Probikx/Champbikx National Series
« Last post by race69 on June 19, 2014, 09:07:58 PM »
as i have said in the past cheque book racing.
is this fair for the riders????????
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Tech tips!!!
Like how to adjust brakes.
Most frustrating job around.
I know it's personal choice on tension of lever but still need to know how to adjust tension.
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National / Re: 2015 Probikx/Champbikx National Series
« Last post by Big Block on June 18, 2014, 08:44:53 PM »
It was my understanding that this series was costing BMXA a quite considerable amount of money to run(not profitable), now if that is the case why on earth would they expand it??
Or is this the return on all our membership fees?
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