Two photos, taken over a decade apart!

Here’s a little giggle for you all to ring in the new decade! Two photos of yours truly, taken almost exactly 11 years apart! I’ve been riding bikes of all sorts, shapes and sizes for most of my life. I love life on two wheels and every opportunity for a ride I grab hold of with both hands. Recently I stumbled across an old photo of me when I used to ride BMX quite a lot, so I decided to recreate it!

Here’s the first photo; this one was taken in November 2008. I was living in England at the time and used to ride out with a good bunch of mates to hit the local skate parks and street spots most days. Good times…

November 2008 in Bourne End, Bucks (England)

The second photo (below) was taken almost exactly 11 years later – December 2019. I don’t ride these little bikes as much as I used to anymore, but I do still have a soft spot for them. I like to get out and bust a few hops or tricks every now and then, just because I can, although my ability to crash and then bounce back up again isn’t quite what it used to be! So here I am, all these years later and still kicking it on a BMX from time to time…

December 2019 in Tasmania (Australia)

It also reminds me to never take myself too seriously. Happy New Year and New Decade to you all. The last decade has certainly been a journey for me. I hope 2020 brings you many good memories and great rides. Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

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5 response to "Two photos, taken over a decade apart!"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: December 31, 2019

    Happy New Year to you! Love the pics – I rode BMX/freestyle from 1987-1997 and still love to take a kid’s bike and show him how to do a tailwhip πŸ™‚ I don’t own a BMX bike anymore, but mountain bikes are just as much fun for me. You should enter the “Masters” category at a contest some day πŸ™‚

    • By: tempocyclist Posted: December 31, 2019

      That’s fantastic, Navigator! πŸ™‚ I really need to spend some solid time getting back into the BMX game and re-learning all those skills I used to have (I was never that good though).

  2. By: gregblood Posted: December 31, 2019

    Cool BMX pictures a decade apart. I was going to tell you that another Cycle 365-er was a BMX rider back in the day, but now I see I don’t have to.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: January 1, 2020

    Great photos! Those are some rugged bicycles, I guess they have to be.
    Thanks for the link to your blog.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: January 1, 2020

    Great to see the then-and-now pictures! And a great blog!
    Happy New Year to you, wishing you many k’s and much fun on two wheels!

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