November. It’s the time of year when you’re remembering the warm summer days and just how quickly they seemed to pass by… Lately I’ve spent some time reflecting on days spent out riding in the sun with mates, having an ice cold beer or at a street spot or chilling down the local outdoor park lapping up the sunshine and enjoying the vibes.
Winter is not an ideal time for BMXers. This much is known. You’ll always get the hardcore street riders who never let the elements phase them, the park dogs who love their local outdoor skatepark so much that they’ll sweep puddles, dry out transitions and basically do anything in their power so they get a session.
These people, in my eyes are riders who truly love our sport and will ride no matter what! You’ll also notice that people start to drop out, lose interest and make up excuses why they can’t ride, even say they are ‘quitting’ then the next summer rolls around and they’re back out again! It’s absolutely mad. So I got my thinking cap on and thought about a few of the top reasons BMXers hate winter for this week’s FRIDAY RANDOMS feature… Enjoy!