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just a little heads up... on the site migration

17 June 2019 - 07:47 PM

so, the site has been migrating for a couple days now.


I am not sure about this, but I think there could be the possibility that some posts made since last Friday night may be lost when we get it all over.


Again, I'm not sure about that, but I think it's possible since Friday was the last "snap shot" of the site content, so to speak that was saved before they sent me a link to a saved version of content.

It was good - BMX Society Show Van Nuys 2019

20 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

Hey all,

So the show was great.  Of course the site is having serious technical problems that prevent direct photo uploads.  


People are welcome to use off site hosting if you know how.


Sorry about the inconvenience, but now that show is over I'll be able to start focussing on fixing the site.  Hopefully within a few weeks this will all be resolved.



In the mean time Vic made this really cool video and it can give you a little bit of an idea about how things went. 


We are on the edge of the abyss... is it worth supporting the site to keep it alive?

10 April 2019 - 07:13 PM

So, folks...


kind of big decision time. 


The site is beginning to break down... stuff fails regularly, such as the photo issue.


This is partly due to forced obsolescence with the board software... they have moved on to much higher versions and we have been using the version that is several years old.


keeping this site going is about to get exponentially more costly.  Not just the upgrade to the new software, which will probably break into low 4 figures, but the bigger issue is that we have to migrate to a new server. 


Our old server was sold last fall and the new company is not as accomodating.  We have reached the limit on some our hosting package features.


The upgrade to the necessary new server capacity will mean that we pay more each month than we currently pay for the year.


What I'm getting at is this.  There are still a few regular site supporters.  I'm grateful to you.


On the other hand, the vast majority of you, even if you continue to visit the site, have cancelled or never contributed.


The $37 annual level comes out to about $3 a month... but too few will spend that, even though a cup of coffee at a lot of places will be more than that now.


People just don't value the site.  I do not expect those of you who have remained loyal and supportive to do more.  There is frankly no reason why others couldn't kick in 2 to 4 dollars a month.  It's almost nothing!  A freaking gallon of gas will run you $3.50 here in California right now.


 I'm probably going to just do it and it's going to pinch me financially.  Myself and the few people who have remained site supporters shouldn't have to do this alone frankly.  


Please give it some thought.  Is the site worth the cost of a starbucks coffee one time a month?  If so, you know where the link is. 



shipping bikes - discussing the options

28 March 2019 - 05:32 PM

a fair bit of chatter over on Facebook regarding the fact that bikeflights.com raised their prices by quite a lot, and now people are saying they are using UPS as the carrier rather than FedEx, which most seem to feel is a change for the worse.


Someone suggested https://www.shipbikes.com/


haven't tried it.  Let us know how it goes if you do. Apparently they are using FedEx.

REGISTRATION - BMX Society x NBA Reunion May 18th Vintage BMX Show

22 March 2019 - 05:55 PM

Hi everyone,





That's the link to the dedicated website for registering.  There are a number of options including:


BMX Society x Valley Relics Vintage BMX show and swap with this year's presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Mongoose Founder and Owner, Skip Hess, on Saturday May 18th. This will be at the Van Nuys City Hall Plaza

⚠️The Vintage Bike Show event will be FREE to attend to the general public.

⚠️A paid event registration option is available for those who wish to compete for honors in the vintage bike show, or participate in the swap meet, or who just generally want to support the show and make sure it keeps happening. To be clear, if you want your bikes to be elligible for awards, please register. If you want to take part in the Swap Meet - please register.



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