By Bob Stone
What is your favorite BMX Trick? If you watch this exciting sport, you know that the teens who perform these remarkable feats of daring and skill, have no fear. BMX is short for Bicycle Moto Cross. The bike was made as a means of transportation. But BMX makes their bike for trick riding.
Each year the sport grows in popularity. The national championships are covered by the major news media. BMX riders are in their teens, and male for the most part. These teenage boys are too young to think about death. They believe they are going to live forever. They have to think this in order to perform somersaults fort feet in the air with abandon. There is no time to consider death or even serious injury.
They think instead about out performing the previous rider who flew off the ramp, or the last guy to spin in the sky while standing on his bicycle seat. This is not a sport for the timid. One brave soul, if brave is the word, is shown on an internet video site, launching from a ramp and travels through the air from a three story building to another. He has to clear eighty feet of distance between the buildings to avoid a three story fall.
Is this rational? Should there be a law against it; would you let your teenage son try this feat? People have challenged death ever since the wheel was invented. And if teens did not have BMX bikes to challenge death and disaster with, they would find another vehicle for their excitement.
Maybe the video games are to blame. The video games today are filled with blood, gore, and violence. Perhaps the kids who play these games are acting out what they see on their computer screens. But teens have been looking for thrills and excitement long before video games were invented.
In come cultures in Africa boys are required to leap off sixty foot towers with a vine tied to his ankle that is long enough to stop his fall inches before he hits the ground. Sometimes the vine is a few feet to long and the boy slams against the ground. It only takes one jump for the boy to realize he is now a man.
Perhaps for the BMX teenage biker, this is his vine and tower experience. It his way of proving his manliness. BMX will not stop making the bikes any time soon. But if there were no BMX bikes, teens would find another way to express their fearlessness.
BMX trick riders continue to thrill and amaze watchers who have seen the strength and agility of the young athletes. A street BMX version is available for general riding, but it may also be used to try feats of daring.
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