One major reason for riders quitting is because of the missus. It’s nailed on, and has been since day one of BMX. The irony is, she gets with you BECAUSE you ride… “yaahh he like rides BMX” Then flips out big time when you’re looking to get a session in with the lads. What was once her massive turn on, is now a turn off as she skips up to you wearing your Source shirt and waving a National Trust pamphlet completely ruining your Saturday. It gets too much as you have to make a decision. Regular intercourse with a bird who’s too good for you or BMX? The quitters choose the bird, pretty much because they’re dorks who have the appearance of a house brick and worry they’ll never get laid again.
Advice – As soon as your Facebook relationship status changes you need to Whatsapp her clear boundaries (you can have Sunday mornings and 3 evenings a week). Don’t be afraid to call the shots at this stage, it is possible to have a tidy, high maintenance bird long term and still ride. If you’ve not got the minerals to do both, a stock ramp slag will cater for your needs while you’re still living the BMX dream. Also, moshers/emo/alternative are an option, you can ride but have to put up with deep psychological flaws and fridge dependence issues leading to massive weight gain.