- Midland, TX (USA)
- West Texas BMX
I was introduced to BMX by a California kid named Sloan Roy when I met him at the bikeshop we worked at in the small town of KingsvilleTexas the late 70's and early 80's. I built a 26" BMX cruiser out of an old beach cruiser and goofed around on the local dirt piles and trails when I wasn't riding my roadbike. We didn't get a track in our town until 1982 but I already had my drivers license and a 67 Mustang. My bikes were retired except for the ride on the beach at Padre Island between surf sessions. I could fit 2 beach cruisers in the trunk of that old Mustang! I had built bikes for all my kids in the 90's and early 2000's but nothing like the race bikes of that era. I thought BMX was dead and gone until I rediscovered it at Bakerview BMX in Mt. Vernon WA in June of 2012. I introduced it to my youngest son, Joshua Wilbur-Henry. He was a natural at the sport and we embarked on this new bicycle addiction that is still going strong.