Tag: street

Riding BMX

Even though i am going to focus a lot on mountain biking and that will be my main bike activity, i want to get back into BMX as well. There are a lot of things with freestyle bmx that interests me that mountain biking can’t give me, and i want to do something about it.

Its way to early though to know how far i want to take it and how far i can take it. It all depends on my mtb riding and the things that happens there. And how well i can deal with my injuries. Hopefully i can have some pretty decent bmx sessions this summer.

I am probably as far away from the XC style riding as you can get. The part where you ride a distance as fast as possible doesn’t interest me at all. The trail riding thing is a bit better. Maybe half way there. I have always been a person who is more interested in technical stuff rather than those focused on stamina. I am always drawn to street bmx and trials riding because it feels good watching others do those things.

I am pretty sure that i need those things in my life to feel really good. To work on my skills, doing interesting things with my bikes, and to improve. To ride the same way that street bmx riders do, the same way trials riders to and mix in some trail riding with that.

There are a lot of things missing right now. Like basic stuff such as strength, stamina, balance, basic technique. And the first step is to get a handle on skills such as jumping, bunny hops, manuals, backwheel hops, drops, and more.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress.


Scott Voltage YZ 0.1

I bought this in april, 2018. It was a used bike that i bought from a neighbor for a pretty good price. I wanted a bike like this and buying this one gave me the opportunity to have one. It was in a pretty good shape. I had to fix the cranks during the summer because of some issues, and i had to buy a front brake. Other than that it was rideable from day one.

Its a 2013 model with 26 inch wheels and a fork with 100 mm travel. The plan is to use this bike for things like dirt jumping, street riding, trials and other technical riding. And to have a different bike to use when practicing stuff. Its nice to have a smaller bike when practicing stuff like jumping, doing manuals, bunny hops and other things. Those are skills i want to be able to do on my 29 inch hardtail as well. The other part i want to focus a lot on is trials and to see how far i can take it.