Someone just sent me an email inquiring about possibly building a BMX frame similar to an older Schwinn model and it just got the juices flowing about my first new bicycle as a kid. After searching through hundreds of Schwinn images and not finding my bike, I about fell out when this image popped up. This was my exact bike. This is where it all began. I remember being at Jimmy's Bike Shop in old downtown Jonesboro and admiring it while sitting on it. It was $125 and I remember thinking that there is no way I'll ever get that bike. My mom told me, "I don't know, maybe for a birthday present." When I came home one day and saw this thing sitting in the driveway I couldn't believe it. It was a miracle. I rode the wheels off of this thing. We rode wheelies, jumped ramps, and were mountain biking when mountain biking was just called 'playing.' Just seeing this picture blows me away. We would build a ramp and jump over each other. Sometimes we would have 3-4 of us laying down behind the ramp and totally trusting that the stuntman was gonna clear us all. You always wanted to be the kid closest to the ramp because you knew you were probably gonna walk away, but if you were that last kid you were always a little sketched out and usually had your hands over your balls. Rightly so huh? When you were 8 yrs. old, jumping ramps is what balls were for. As far as I'm concerned, thats what they're still for.