Learn how to fix that hard-earned bike!
OK! So you have your bike and you're getting good at BMX, whether that means not coming in dead last at your track, or being able to J-Hop over parking barriers.
You decide you want to start improving your bike to better suit your needs and to be able to have better performance. Now is the time to start thinking about upgrading your bike.
Talk with friends who know BMX or talk to folks at your local bike shop about different bikes. Find out why the people there think one is better than another.
Tell the truth: How often do you wear a helmet when you ride a bike?
Whenever I'll be going fast
Whenever someone makes me
Ask them about layaway services. This is a way to make paying for your bike a lot easier on you. This is also the way I got my first brand-name bike.
I won't lie
There are some downsides to BMX racing. First of all, BMX is expensive, but if you follow the basic guidelines that I set out in this story, the cost should be manageable.
The pros outweigh the cons!
Second, if you become a serious BMX rider there is the possibility of injuries. Every BMX rider does his or her best to avoid injury, but it happens to the best of us. It will happen to you if you decide to get into this sport.
I've found that the sport is well worth the occasional injury and you can still have fun while doing it in a safe and cautious manner.
Lastly, BMX riders usually aren't too welcome in most public areas. Obey any signs that forbid riding a bike on premises. It's also very important to know laws about bikes in your area.
Bottom line: Be a safe rider, obey all laws about bikes in your area, and manage your money wisely.
So next time you're sitting around at home bored, think about saving up your money and getting a bike.
BMX could be your next adventure!