Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BMX Practice Gate

I told my son I'd build him a practice gate once he'd run 5 races. Theoretically tomorrow is number 4 so I guess I had better get on it. On initial investigation I was looking at something like the RRP Gates but I couldn't find a re-seller or pricing anywhere. I could scratch build something similar but I'd like to have some idea how much it will get used before committing the money and time.

While hunting for some simpler plans I stumbled across the actual gate I built myself out of Bicycle Motocross Action when I was exactly my son's age back in 1979. As a nostalgic old man that seems hard to refuse, at least for the time being.  I remember that gate making a very dramatic impact on the number of races I won. Starts are king in BMX.

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