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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2007, 11:32:58 PM »
Hahah Mutt got pwnd.

isnt Kevin Jones like older than yoda?

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2007, 11:41:52 PM »
Whats Molintero doing these days?

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2007, 11:52:08 PM »
I'll give it to Mutt because it's a great title for him.  Kev and I are only 40.

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2007, 12:45:18 AM »
I give the title to Mutt too, for not just riding at that age, but having such a long history connected to BMX. Congrats to the other dude also for riding at 55.
Mutt, thats one cool history, if someone makes another history of BMX dvd, you would be a good candidate to document.

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2007, 12:55:07 AM »
well i dont know about this guy in Europe
riding and 55 beats me and it is better someone
is older than me but he has been riding for 4 years
but at 55 thats up there and i wonder how much
more yeah going to ride..im very young for my
age and i am actually like in my low 30s in body age
so this is why i am able to ride a long time except
the respirtory and lung problems i have.

i started bmx in 1971 and look at the history of MUTT
i put up and i started flatland in 1989 by the way so
yeah i been on my bike off and on for 36 years.

SCHWINN STINGRAY DAYS 1971-1975
BMX RACING DAYS 1975-1986
FLATLAND DAYS 1989-1995
2003-NOW OFF AND ON WHEN I AM NOT SICK!

36 YEARS OF BMX HISTORY FOR ME!!

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2007, 03:17:29 AM »
The oldest active flatlander - thats ME,definitely.55 years old,started BMX 4 years ago,and I'm LOVIN it!!! ;D ;D ;D

Dude, you flat out rock!

I'm 34 and you sir are an inspiration to this 16 year old at heart.  :beer:

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2007, 04:46:12 AM »
I am 38 and as of Nov I will be 39.  I still ride as much as I can.  I saw my first BMX bike in 79 or 80 it was a Schwinn Mag Scrambler.  I thought it was the coolest thing.  My parents thought that even $80 was too much to pay for a bike.  So I had to garbage pick and trade for BMX parts.  I finally assembled a Schwinn Scrambler of my own.  My friend Charlie's dad had a paint gun and made it look really nice.  My Dad kicked in with a few parts for my birthday.  06/24/84 was my first race and the next day the bike was stolen by a creepy old man that followed me home from the trails while I went in the house to get some water.

I begged my parents to claim it on the Homeowners Insurance.  They did after a lot of begging.  The result was a Hutch Pro-Raider $239.00 (not the Pro Racer :( ).  It had a front brake that I was going to take off until one of the locals jumped on it and did front wheel hops.  I was hooked from that day on July 1984.

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2007, 05:13:41 AM »
THE JINX OR BAD OMEN OF THE FLATLAND FUGUTIVES?

Did'nt Vanderspek hang himself?...........

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2007, 06:22:32 AM »
Whats Molintero doing these days?

I had some good conversations with Moliterno at a party this past weekend. He is healing from 2 herniated discs and hasnt rode in a few months but is getting much better and will be back on the bike soon. He just signed a lease on a 10,000 sq ft warehouse where he is moving Standard Bykes to and starting his own factory. He is excited because its so big that he will have room to build some ramps plus some room to ride flatland. His girlfriend's parents live near flatlandfuel so they are in town often and flatlandfuel is in the midst of moving to a new place 5X larger than our current space and we are going to have 3000 sq ft of empty warehouse space just to ride in. So Rick is going to come by and ride when he is in town. On top of that Rick had a really nice prototype freecoaster on his bike this past weekend. I am sworn to secrecy on who made it but I am getting a sample from Rick this week to ride myself.  But to get back on topic, Rick is 42  years old and can still kill it. Watching him ride a mini ramp is mind blowing. I was bummed he could not ride this past weekend. But he is inspriational because at his age he is still progressing a lot.
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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2007, 06:33:42 AM »
im 20, im old enough. As long as I dont break my knees again I'll hopefully be riding well into retirement ;D

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2007, 06:36:26 AM »
probably that dude in the comic strip B.C.  He can ride a wheel with pegs!!!

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2007, 07:27:35 AM »
I'd say that both age and number of years riding flat should be a consideration.   That shows dedication and longevity.

As it's been stated, I'm not really sure DMC rides flat anymore.  Neither do most of the pre-late 80's old school riders that I know of.  Haro, Wilton, Osborn etc.  How old is Wilkerson?  Does he ride any real flat, or just street these days?

I didn't know that Moliterno still rode flat. Nice to know.  42, and he was a factory rider from at least 86 I think (Hutch).

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2007, 12:32:57 PM »
Well I'm 39. Just started riding again after of 20 years! Just waiting for a new KHE.

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2007, 12:57:45 PM »
OG Marton Szilagyi just turned 37 this August, and he is in top shape, riding as hard as ever.

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Re: Who is the oldest flatlander?
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2007, 02:14:03 PM »
Wow, great list man.

What an awesome thread. Im 30 and getting back into it after a lengthy break.

Always loved flatland, always will.