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Ross Clayton - loosening up in lockdown

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It’s been a while since I made a little video. Not my best riding but was nice putting a few clips together again! 
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Nice to see you are still riding. And not on a seated 24inch BMX.

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3 hours ago, Canardweb said:

Nice to see you are still riding. And not on a seated 24inch BMX.

I thought this attitude had died out? 

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On 01/06/2020 at 10:38 PM, Ali C said:

I thought this attitude had died out? 

I am only saying how I feel about this trend. Nothing bad about it

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On 01/06/2020 at 9:48 PM, Ali C said:

I thought this attitude had died out? 

Still not able to have an opinion on here I see, 10 years later :lol:

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You can have an opinion but that doesn’t make you immune for being called out for it. 

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Riding is riding. Regardless of the steed. I'm sure most people here have multiple rides for the various disciplines. to be honest I'm always just glad to be out on something with pedals when I get the chance B)

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On 01/06/2020 at 5:55 PM, Canardweb said:

Nice to see you are still riding. And not on a seated 24inch BMX.

I remember @Ali C bringing his 26" "BMX" to a comp at Matlock and pretty much owning it....

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3 hours ago, Ali C said:

You can have an opinion but that doesn’t make you immune for being called out for it. 

Being "called out" for saying I prefer you to ride "comp" bike instead of an Inspired. Get a grip.

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That's not what he said though. I can fully understand someone enjoying riding a comp style bike instead of an inspired, I absolutely don't have an issue with someone's preference of bike. The issue is having a preference and then looking down upon/mocking the other style (which he did). It reinforces a split between riding style when there absolutely doesn't need to be one, bikes are good, saddle or no saddle, brakes or no brakes 24" or 26".

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26 minutes ago, Ali C said:

bikes are good, saddle or no saddle, brakes or no brakes 24" or 26".

Not those 20" setups though. Bloody perverts.

Clearly this is tongue in cheek. I should probably make that clear for the children.

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Can't we all just get along and agree it doesn't matter what you ride provided you're not French. 

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im everybody's fwend! just sitting back and keeping out of it. ^_^

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17 hours ago, Ali C said:

That's not what he said though. I can fully understand someone enjoying riding a comp style bike instead of an inspired, I absolutely don't have an issue with someone's preference of bike. The issue is having a preference and then looking down upon/mocking the other style (which he did). It reinforces a split between riding style when there absolutely doesn't need to be one, bikes are good, saddle or no saddle, brakes or no brakes 24" or 26".

Please read my post again. I did not look down on 24inch BMX... I don't fancy them and I am happy to see some still ride pure trials on here. End of

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I didn’t realize Ross was also racing BMX then, my apologies 

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2 hours ago, Canardweb said:

Please read my post again. I did not look down on 24inch BMX... 

Well that's not true, otherwise you wouldn't refer to it as a 24" BMX, which it clearly isn't. So either you're just niaive and need to be educated or your intentionally being obtuse to get a reaction. Based on your attitude over the years to anything other than a long low silver comp trials bike, i would say it's probably the latter.

Sweet vid!

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Thanks for all the positive feedback as always peeps :lol:

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9 hours ago, craigjames said:

 

Well that's not true, otherwise you wouldn't refer to it as a 24" BMX, which it clearly isn't. So either you're just niaive and need to be educated or your intentionally being obtuse to get a reaction. Based on your attitude over the years to anything other than a long low silver comp trials bike, i would say it's probably the latter.

Sweet vid!

Wow, I don't get it...these things people ride are 24" BMX with lower handlebars... I am not looking down on it! It's just what it looks like and how people ride it. No need to use any kind of reverse psychology based on how I behave here 10 years ago. But since you seem to know what I meant better than I do, then please forget it.

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What were the bikes we used to compete on back in the day? They had 26" wheels and a seat (almost identical to my Hex), were they 26" BMXs with seats or trials bikes?

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1 hour ago, Ali C said:

What were the bikes we used to compete on back in the day? They had 26" wheels and a seat (almost identical to my Hex), were they 26" BMXs with seats or trials bikes?

They were just shit mate! Trials or whatever you want to call it has come along way in the last 20 years! 

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I actually agree with you to an extent! Pashley 26mhz were the bees knees when they came out but I rode one recently and things have definitely come a long way since

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10 hours ago, Ali C said:

What were the bikes we used to compete on back in the day? They had 26" wheels and a seat (almost identical to my Hex), were they 26" BMXs with seats or trials bikes?

You have a point there. But the way bikes were doesn't define how people ride it. Back in the day, people ride pure trials on these, now it's much more streetier with rotations, etc... And I am not keen on that

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Nice riding, enjoyed that! :)

 

4 hours ago, Canardweb said:

But the way bikes were doesn't define how people ride it.

But it does now? :D Or are you saying that this discussion was pointless?

sorry, really couldn't help myself

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4 hours ago, Canardweb said:

You have a point there. But the way bikes were doesn't define how people ride it. Back in the day, people ride pure trials on these, now it's much more streetier with rotations, etc... And I am not keen on that

You know what, I also agree with you to some extent, I love the flow and creativity riding street gives BUT I do think most young riders are concentrating more on footjam whips on 2ft high walls than actually exploring the trials aspect.

 

however that’s not the bike that determines that, street trials bikes are still very capable trials bikes of the rider chooses to. 

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2 hours ago, Ali C said:

You know what, I also agree with you to some extent, I love the flow and creativity riding street gives BUT I do think most young riders are concentrating more on footjam whips on 2ft high walls than actually exploring the trials aspect.

 

however that’s not the bike that determines that, street trials bikes are still very capable trials bikes of the rider chooses to. 

I agree.

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