June 22, 2009

Back In The Day...

There is something so nostalgic about BMX bikes. Although I still ride them, and maybe this is why, they just remind me of being a kid. I used to spend every waking moment on my bike, a Mongoose. I remember flipping it over, resting it on its seat and grips, and meticulously washing and cleaning every inch of it. I took better care of that thing than I do my own car these days. She was my first taste of freedom.

I found these shots while on one of my weekly reads over at DEFGRIP. You just can't look at these without smiling. Kids being kids when the most important thing was having fun. Makes me wanna go out and buy a 5th bike.