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Posted 19 Mar 2011
Posted 19 Mar 2011You should have paid the man
Johnny Buddy... I always took care of my riders and always tried to treat them the best I could.
You have to remember things were different then. the competition between the top plate companies was just has fierce as the competition between the top riders and teams. I was the little guy... beating the snot out of the big guys. (Haro and Zeronine) We all had our time in the sports history as the dominate plate company.
Also, We did not have instant/disposable media like we have now. Back then we had BMX Action, BMX Plus, Super BMX, American BMX'er, and Bicycles Today. and they came out once a month and that was pretty much it. every shot of every rider was fought over by the companies to gain exposer for their products. Back in the day you used to wait by the mailbox for you MFM and for the next month you would study that magazine from head to toe.
So when I told Shawn to pretty much go pound sand that is the reason why...
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Posted 17 Mar 2011There are actually a lot of BITD racers I wonder about, but does anyone know what happened to Shawn Texas?
The last time I heard from Shawn was early 1988'sh. He was riding for Eagle Snacks. During that time I had a contract with Shawn to use my Crit Plates just like the rest of the team. Since he was a AA Pro I setup a contingency program like I did for other top riders. I believe it was something like $250.00 for a front cover shot, 175.00 for a two page spread, 100.00 for a full page... (The rider under contract could not use any other plate manufacturers products, logos and such anywhere on their bike or uniform.
Anyway at the Coal Canyon(I think that was the race) NBL Nats in CA Shawn was doing great all weekend winning motos and always in the mix. well I didn't see him up close at the time and never noticed that he was wearing ZeroNine gloves and another brands visor. needles to say he ended up getting a two page full color shot in a mag. two months later he's calling me looking for his contingency for the shot... so I told him to go hit up Owen over at ZeroNine and have a nice day. shortly after that the Eagle Snacks Team lost Profile as the major bike sponsor and struck a deal with MCS and Mr. T and that was the I heard from Shawn. I wish I could find that photo to throw up here.
Posted 15 Mar 2011
Posted 15 Mar 2011
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- 48 years old
- April 18, 1965
- Cranston, Rhode Island
- Mike Rodrigues. I am the owner and designer of Crit BMX Number Plates Since 1980
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