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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"I quit riding BMX"


I saw a post today on Facebook, this is something that over the years I have seen a lot of from many different kids.
"I am going to QUIT riding BMX"
I guess I find this kinda funny, I am 40, I have been riding BMX bikes since I was probably 4. Although I have taken a year or two where BMX wasn't the prominent thing in my life (I replaced with Motocross or a job or a girl here and there) I never thought to myself, QUITING riding bikes. It seems weird to me that people always say they are going to quit. It's not a job, BMX is not something you are forced to do, and to me quitting is something you do when you hate what you are doing.
I sound like a hypocrite because BMX is my job, but really, riding BMX is an escape from that. For me, it's freedom, it's the one thing in my whole life that is a constant and never changing positive excitement.
It's not about tricks, although it is super rewarding to land a new trick or an old one, it's about the thrill of pulling into the park and seeing who is there to hang with. The invite to the trails or the ramp jam. The people that forever changing but are all there for the same reasons. The times when you are all there, where ever you are, because of your BMX bike but you aren't riding it and instead are all sitting around having a great time doing nothing. The times when you find yourself on the other side of the country with the best of friends and you haven't touched the bikes in 4 days but the bikes are what actually got you there. For me...

BMX is simply more than a bike and a crowd of unknown young kids oohing and ahhing because you did a cool trick or maybe for you it is just that, what ever it is, you shouldn't have to publicly quit riding unless your on Dew Tour and expected to win the next weekend.

If you are saying you are going to quit so you can a response out of people like "Don't quit , you are so good." Thats just sad, Then I say if you truly aren't having fun anymore, put it away for a while, do something else, and then when you feel like taking a ride again, jump on it and ride.

There's that saying that "Quitting is not an option" I guess for me quitting has always been an option, It just has never been a thought.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

RAD SKATEPARK!!!!




I want to take a second to thank the John and the crew at Rad Skate Park​ in Mendon Ma. These guys go above and beyond what any other park would do for a good cause. This past Sunday night was the second time Rad has helped out, actually made possible, a fund raising event to help out a friend in need.
With no hesitation, even arguing a better deal than I could even ask for, John has set aside the practice of running a business to give a friend the chance to pay off one more medical bill, one more rent payment, or a few weeks worth of groceries.
This also would never have happened if New England BMX wasn't as amazing as it is. With just a few TXT messages (not a group message, your welcome!) Over 50 people from 5 different shops and brands came out in support.  Together we raised over $800 which was paypalled over to John Lee from FBM fame this morning.  UN REAL!!
Thank you Rad Skatepark, not only for the night, but for the countless fun times and good vibes that are always waiting for anyone who walks through the doors.

Rad Skatepark
49 Uxbridge Rd. Building C Mendon Ma
(508)966-5300
Rad Skatepark Facebook
Radskatepark.com

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Shop is OPEN!!!!











HEY!!! We are back, and OPEN again!!!
March will have normal shop winter hours of Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:30 and Sat. 10-3 Sunday and Monday just call and we can meet you anytime you might need anything. Thanks, hope to see you soon!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

SHOP CLOSED FOR WINTER VACATION.

DG will be closed from Thursday Feb. 26th till Tuesday March 3rd.   Please hit up on Facebook or instagram if you need anything.   Links to our social media pages are at the top of the site.  
Have a great week, stay warm!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sam Jones Crankx/Rays edit

The shop crew took a trip to Ohio with another car of great friends in tow.   We stopped at Crankx, the Kink warehouse, and Rays and too much fun was being had to film it all, but here is what Sam coaght out all the good times…..
On a side note, I am really pumped that this group is more focused on just having fun and living in the moment than trying to catch it all on film so it can be shared later…..   This was one quality trip I wouldn't trade for the world.   Best crew ever.




Monday, December 29, 2014

2015 is almost here!!! First of the year specials!!!!!

NEW YEARS IS ALMOST HERE!!!!  2015 is upon us and with that, the first day DG will be open in 2015 brings some special sales!!!  
DG will open for the first time in 2015 on Saturday Jan 3rd from 10-3.

The first customer of the year will receive a special DG prize pack with a ton of free goodies.

The 10th customer of the year will also receive a DG prize pack.  

Free Daily Grind shirt with any purchase of $75 or more
Complete bikes are 20% off!!!!!   Thats crazy!!!

The first day of 2015 at DG kicks off with a Bang!!!!   Be here!!!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NEW DG XMAS CONTEST WITH NEW DG GEAR!!



We have some new DG hoodies coming in this week!!!   They will be the same super comphy hoody with our classic DG logo on them that you  have come to love and will retail for $35!!!
Also, I am taking pre-orders on a very limited edition DG christmas ugly sweaters!!!
These will be printed on a crew neck Guildan sweatshirt and will retail for around 30 bucks.   Instagram a pic of you wearing  your DG ugly sweater on Christmas day and WIN FREE product at DG!!!! #dguglysweater to win!!!!
Call and reserve yours today!!!!