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A bit of freestyle history as seen through my eyes

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Hey guys.I HOPE I come across ok with posting all of these photos lately.Some guys asked me to post what ever i had.so in my profile i have some of these already posted.My mom found most my old magazines and then today she polled out our old photo albums and to my disbelief,she also had alot of old photos from city =streets show,the bay watch show,intensity games show,and california adventures park shows i did.I worked for Sea World for 7 yrs ,phantasialand 1yr,and disneyland for 2yrs.When i went to germany,Woodyitson helped me out with a GT bike and equipment.when i came back to the states,he also had me help with some state fair shows.Also i did shows for perfection on wheels for schools.Later on i did shows for Sea World again and later for disney for Haro bikes.They were so generous and for 5 yrs gave me free bikes and gear to help with promotions for them,and stocked the hell outa myself.Thanks to both companyies ,Gt and Haro for all your help to this old school rider.So with all said and done,i didnt stop performing til 7 yrs ago.I decided with income and cheaper homes,to early retire. I recomend early retirement to everyone. So let me know what ya guys think.most of these photos have never been seen.Take care,RICK ALLISON

PS,THE ONE PHOTO IS OF THE NEGATIVE FROM BMX ACTION MAGAZINE.Windy gave me that cool neg for my camero from the 1984 issure of action.Thanks windy,enjoy guys

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Incredible pictures Rick.

Don't feel hesitant at all - to keep on sharing these great photos.

 

If anything, it really shows just how truly involved you've been in the sport for a lot longer than many riders.

 

Such a great mix of time periods too.

:)

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holy! Those photos are awesome man, this is like finding an un published issue of Freestylin'. Rick I always liked your style which was a bit different from most but I had no idea the level of your skill. Vander roll off the spine is truley insane!! If you're on the east coast this spring/summer you have to hook up with some of us to ride. I've got a bike for you if you need it as I'm sure Matt (chromey) does as well.

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Hey guys ,i ve spent the whole day copying pictures for my family.while doing so i found these old pictures from 1980-1 .I lived in pennsylvania ,would ride 25 miles on my GT racing bike to the local track to practice the track and my gate starts. After a while brian and i started doing freestyle too.so the pics with us in racing gear was after we'd race,we'd be all pumped up to be the new RL and Mike Buff trick team.Later pics are of me back in 1983-4 just before GT picked me up.the old wooden ramp was 1983,was my 1st half pipe to ever try in crockett ca.Then i found some pictures of Martin Aparijo ,Beatle Roscrans and myself riding on the Vans - GT -usa Tour.One photo shows martin and me droping in the 1/4 pipe.Martin and myself interacting with kids on tour and our great sence of fassion back then.When on tour we stoped at my parents home in conneatlake ohio. Some other pics are of me doing Dropins off a rail at two different compton velodrome contests,my roomates covered my car with paper cheering me on to hopefully win.another pic was of me doing shows for haro in 1996 for some fair. Most of these pictures arent anything rad,just some more history for ya to soak in.laters

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SWEET 67 Camaro !!!!!!

 

 

 

PS,THE ONE PHOTO IS OF THE NEGATIVE FROM BMX ACTION MAGAZINE.Windy gave me that cool neg for my camero from the 1984 issure of action.Thanks windy,enjoy guys

 

here ya go Rick

 

 

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reminds me of my 67 :teary:

 

 

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This picture is Incredible!

(look at the crowd.. it's like no one was expecting you to be doing that!) :)

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SWEET 67 Camaro !!!!!!

 

reminds me of my 67 :teary:

 

 

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And that reminds me of Better Off Dead. I want my 2 dollars. :lol:

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Hey guys thx for all the cool comments lately.Means so much to me after some really tough times here.

Today was one for the record books.I went to the skate park and pulled two backwards rubber rides.

So i rushed home and told mom and dad!Dad ,mom,come out side.Hold this camera,and just click as i ride

past you.

Mom shouts out,"arn't you going to wear your protective gear?"I replyed with embarrassment,"No Mom,that gear

is only for the skate parks"

So heres the results,I pulled a few more Rubber rides for them and you guys.

I hadn't tryed a rubber ride in over 5 yrs. So to my surprise,i can still bust a move.

Stellas got her grove back!

MERRY X-MAS to all my BMX Brothers and Sisters out there.

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Awesome! And what a classic mom thing to say, lol. Even after you've been doing this as a Pro for so many years it's like you're still that little kid standing on your bike in her eyes.

 

Merry X-mas!!!

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Rick, one word.. AWESOME. I think I can speak for everyone when I say, were really glad you found the site! Seems like this is just what you needed. Keep the pictures coming. I uploaded a video of an old GT show on my youtube channel (haro82).. after seeing some of your early tour pics, I'm pretty sure you're in the video along with Eddie. Merry X-Mas.

 

Oh.. and I always wondered.. that picture of you on the railing at the velodrome.. what were you doing? I could never figure it out. Backwards dropin? That was always a great picture.

 

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Yea ,its a backwards acid drop in. Heres a couple of how 2's to show better what i did in that photo

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So ya..its official.I broke my arm on x-mas day.Now hold on to your seats.Was it from riding at the skate park.Ok well sorta.

Just after I had this really great session at the phx skate park,i decided to bust a few ground moves to wooooo the little kids there.So im just doing a surfer,lil guy looks up at Me and says do that one footed.Im like no problem!I got this.I did a one footed scurfer to hand plant to snap(the sound i still hear in my ears).So i was so happy with my great day at the park ,that i waited thru x-mas dinner till later that night to go to the hospital.Tomorrow i see a specialist to see if there going to do surgery.I'm not detured from my love of riding.But it is a major bummer after just breaking my other arm last yr.argh.......ya the 45 and over freestlye class rocks guys ! :lies:

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Those are really cool pics! Is that a DK Opsis you're riding?

 

No ,its a Dave Mirra's...Mirraco.

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So ya..its official.I broke my arm on x-mas day.Now hold on to your seats.Was it from riding at the skate park.Ok well sorta.

Just after I had this really great session at the phx skate park,i decided to bust a few ground moves to wooooo the little kids there.So im just doing a surfer,lil guy looks up at Me and says do that one footed.Im like no problem!I got this.I did a one footed scurfer to hand plant to snap(the sound i still hear in my ears).So i was so happy with my great day at the park ,that i waited thru x-mas dinner till later that night to go to the hospital.Tomorrow i see a specialist to see if there going to do surgery.I'm not detured from my love of riding.But it is a major bummer after just breaking my other arm last yr.argh.......ya the 45 and over freestlye class rocks guys ! :lies:

I'm in the same boat as you.I go out to the the skatepark(one I've never been to before)Start ridin a fullpipe having a blast and I get too high,freak out and BAM!Land on my shoulder and break my collarbone at 39 years of age(1st broken bone ever).It happened on Jan 2nd.What a way to begin the new year!!

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Hey,thx for sharing that bit of info.I dont feal so alone now.they say misery loves company.Hope ya heal quickly man.Ric......

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Damn man, hope you heal fast.

 

I will definitely say we don't bounce like we did as kids...and we heal a lot slower. I crashed a few months ago riding the skatepark- I just that night started getting a few inches above the coping at the tender age of 35- and thought I broke my ankle. Just totally stretched my achilles tendon I believe (never did get it professionally checked) and every morning is a SLOW first few steps until it loosens up enough to move freely.

 

Thanks for the newest pix of you riding too.

 

J

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classic stuff in this thread... what happened to Rick? Incompatible browser casualty?

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