i thought i would entertain you with this old photo while i took you down memory lane.
over the last week or so, a fine gentleman that used to be a competitor of mine in bmx racing named mark lopez, has informed me about a dvd that he has been putting together. it seems that his family has a lot of film footage from national races during my hayday of bmx, 1980 to 1985 or so. it seemed like a good idea to put it together and offer it to some of the people who'd like to relive some fond memories. no, his family didn't film me on purpose, but mark and i were in a LOT of the same races over the years, so consequently i'm in there. there is a lot of other stuff in there too, so i'm psyched to buy a couple of them, specifically the 1981 NBL Grand National race, held right here in st. louis. i'll skip the dvd with the '82 grands in pittsburgh because i was watching it from the bleachers. he also has the '83 grands from nashville, and that one is worth having.
and, continuing my cruise down memory lane, my old friend travis paid me a visit today at the store. travis and i met in 1982, i think, at the bmx races. eventually, we both ended up on the same factory race team and traveled quite a bit together. over the years, we have loosely kept in touch, and he even made it to my 40th birthday party. it's always fun to laugh and joke with trav about the old days, and even the new days, as we seem to have some of the exact same experiences. he bought a new pair of wheels for his mountain bike, and he's going to dig out some of his old bmx stuff to sell on ebay after i told him how crazy some of the folks are for the good old days.
it would be nice to find out what a lot of the old guys from the 80's are doing with their lives now. from time to time, i check out vintagebmx.com and bmxactiononline.com and read up a bit. it's always such a mind blowing experience. to think we were all just kids back then, it's just crazy.