Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Joys of 1970's British TV

Screen grab taken from the 1972 Doctor Who episode The Mutants.

Tomistoma At The San Antonio Zoo

The Tomistoma has become sort of a legend in our household, the little one is always excited after seeing them at the zoo. I on the other hand have not seen one until our trip to the zoo this past Sunday. I can see why he is excited. Cool looking fresh water crocodile with a long snout. I was excited until I read that this can grow up to 19 feet long. HOLY DINOSAUR!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

BMX Action--March 1984

I am not sure what is most impressive? R.L.'s air. Or all of the crazy captions on the cover. They really tried and fit as many on there as they could didn't they. Didn't really matter to me when I was younger, great cover shot and freestyle tricks I could do, I was SOLD!

At the time I had no idea about NBL racing, San Antonio had only two ABA tracks and I am not even sure where a NBL track was located in Texas, and to tell the truth, I still don't. Great Brent Patterson shot.

What was the difference between the #1f on Rod Fehd's plate and the #1 on D.D. Leone's plate? I am actually wishing they would have had one of those drawings of this tracks layout. From what they showed it looked really good.

Here is the top side view of the cover shot. I actually think I like the cover shot better. Well, minus the free prizes of course.

Cult Goods. Did the band The Cult ever get back together? Or did they never really break up?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

ACS Advertisement--BMX Action January 1984

Nice ACS ad with Mike Buff. How awesome is that second frame? And once again Buff has one of the craziest set ups ever. Look at those brakes on that bike.

Skyway Advertisment--BMX Action January 1984

Great Skyway Recreation advertisement that has one of the most kick ass Bob Haro pictures. I wanted all three of these bikes in that ad. Not to mention the green cables and blue Dia-Compe brake set up like Bob had.

Current Watching--Doctor Who The Seeds Of Doom

Well I am not actually watching the episode. I am watching the special features on disc two of the DVD set. Great feature on the making of the classic Doctor Who comics. LORD! I am such a nerd!

Friday, September 23, 2011

BMX Action--January 1984 Part Four

And here we go! Finishing up this weeks BMX Action January 1984 post with part four. This issue is so full of great photos and race coverage, it is an actual magazine I would like to have a copy of. And there is saying something of that Greg Hill "tuck" photo, such a true classic.

POTD--Randoms From The EVO

Just a few photos that have been on my phone for awhile. Love the look of that last one.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BMX Action--January 1984 Part Three

And here is part three of the January 1984 issue of BMX Action. So much good content in this issue, a must download for everyone. Here is the direct link to the PDF file. http://oldschoolmags.com/mags/BMXA_8401.pdf


Prosit! Thanks For The B-Day Wishes

Big thanks to everyone on Facebook and Twitter and of course in "real life" for all the birthday wishes. And like I do every year, I take either the week of, or the week after my birthday off from work. Lots of good times were had with the family and of course we had some really fun relaxing days. Last year I even took the month of September off from posting on the Blog. Had a bunch of really good guest poster fill in and was just looking back on some of the post. Take a look at them here and thanks again everyone for the good words, and here's to another great year!

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Old School San Antonio Flatland Video

BMX Action--January 1984 Part Two

More from the January 1984 issue of BMX Action. Mostly the rest of the Redline Carrera II test. Enjoy.

Visit this post BMX Action September 1983 and let me know what you think.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday Self Filmed Clips

Had a chance yesterday to get out for awhile and get some riding in on the BMX. I have been on nose manual kick as of late, and getting use to hoping onto something using the front brake felt so good. Those c-ledges that are in Travis Park have always haunted me and I have been wanting to get a nose manual all the way around one, it just never really worked out. I was lucky to get a few runs on them and get some of the tries recorded before all the tweakers showed up and tried to grab my camera. Here is a clip of one of the first tries, and a quick clip of an opposite feeble grind I found.

Empire BMX

Demolition Suburban Handlebars

Sunday, September 18, 2011

BMX Action--January 1984 Part One

"Factory Kuwie ace, Troy Daniels, takin' care of biz at the NBL grands." That is what the inside contents description says. Not sure who Troy was, but he sure scored a kick ass cover on his 24.

I always get a kick out of seeing some of the reader submitted photos. And when the names Todd Anderson and Hugo Gonzales are attached to two of them in the same gallery, you know I would have to post them. Legends!

For the longest time I wanted a Redline, and when they introduced the Carrera II, I wanted one even more so. Well, that never really happened, but damn, the Carrera II is one of the coolest bikes Redline produced.

Cult OS Classic Frame at Empire BMX

Visit the BMX Action September 1983 post.

Visit our friends at Demolition Parts, they have had a kick ass year!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Skyway Spinmaster

Not sure how this came up the other night, and why on earth we were talking about some of the worst "detanglers" made in BMX history. Having owned most of the early models that were made, the Spinmaster by Skyway was one of the worst. Only lasted about a month before I bent the sleeve that the stem went through. I guess I am glad I never had the Spin Tech by SAKAE detangler though. Those were the worst.

Kink Sound Sprocket

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

BMX Action--September 1983--Part 2

And here is part two of yesterday's post BMX Action september 1983.

Hahaha, we broke out so many spokes trying to do that rear tire slap. Buff and R.L. were always doing something cool.

So after R.L. switched out most of the bike to try and fit on the Mongoose expert, it was still way too small for him. It actually looks tiny under him in that photo.

NBL Bakersfield coverage and a Hank Williams reference, Good stuff! Stoked to see more of the cruiser class getting coverage. Bubba Hayes killing on hIs SE like he always seemed to be doing.

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