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Title: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on September 06, 2015, 12:40 PM
Chatting to some Radsters about MK at Radport yesterday there are rumours abound about suggested changes to MK for next year...
Rather than focus on rumours and hearsay I'd thought I'd start a positive thread on all the elements of MK that we all love and hold dear to the best BMX weekend in the whole country!

I'll start the ball rolling with....

I love the fact the event is right next to a BMX track!
I love the fact us oldies still get the chance of rolling around a track and I do love to watch the racing... It's just brilliant!

So lads what parts of "MK" do you hold dear and which parts of the whole event makes it special for you ?

Cheers, Ant
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: HUTCHMAN on September 06, 2015, 01:56 PM
Apart from the fact that it's BMX galore, the one thing i hold dear about MK is that my dad has come with me EVERY year(missed MK14)... Thanks for your support pop  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: ED209 on September 06, 2015, 02:03 PM
The fuking smell is never something I look forward to ...

I camp next to the loos to try and mask it  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: midschooljon on September 06, 2015, 08:40 PM
All the bikes. You wont get another chance to see as many quality builds in one place as MK.

Secondly, catching up with all the forum members you dont see for the 12 months between shows.
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: Retrodan72 on September 06, 2015, 08:50 PM
All the bikes. You wont get another chance to see as many quality builds in one place as MK.

Secondly, catching up with all the forum members you dont see for the 12 months between shows.

Just this.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: sawzall on September 06, 2015, 08:59 PM
 :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: pickle on September 07, 2015, 07:33 AM
Fridays calm before the storm
Spending time with some great mates
riding round like kids on BMXs
most of all though, seeing people having a cracking time
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: torkerdude180 on September 07, 2015, 01:53 PM
Just the whole weekend, and havin a good craic... Even tho its usually 1 year between seeing some folk, its like it was just the weekend before, since you last saw them. Bmx jump was good fun...😎 more OS jumpers next year would be cool...!!😜 (and funny😜)
Viva MK16.....
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: in2bmx on September 07, 2015, 03:24 PM
Just the whole weekend, and havin a good craic... Even tho its usually 1 year between seeing some folk, its like it was just the weekend before, since you last saw them. Bmx jump was good fun...😎 more OS jumpers next year would be cool...!!😜 (and funny😜)
Viva MK16.....
What Tony said  :daumenhoch:  And Beer ..
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: wilsey72 on September 07, 2015, 03:59 PM
I love seeing old and meeting new members of the RAD family.  :4_17_5:
I love the bikes... loads of lush bikes.  :4_17_5:
I love The Dog and Duck.  :4_17_5:
I love having a bonding weekend with my 2 boys with no woman to keep us inline.  :4_17_5:

I don't love waking up Sunday morning with a fat lip, bruised chin and swollen nose because I cant breakdance anymore.  :teef:
#faceplant
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on September 07, 2015, 07:28 PM
Bloody hell who could forget the Dog and Duck...!!! Totally agree it's epic !! It gives us oldies a chance to do our annual attempts at drunken breakdancing .. Love that shit!! :4_17_5:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dp and chopper dude on September 07, 2015, 07:49 PM
I've only been twice. Last year and this year. I bloody love it! I wasn't sure what to expect the first time but it's like anything you could want. For me it all boils down to two elements, the bikes and the blokes that bring them! I'm a bit if an ignorant get but I've not been to an MK or a ride and not got on with everyone I've met. You can't beat it. Add that to the lake ride, the Dog & Duck and the different groups of people around the place and it's great. None of that would happen with out all of the hard work done behind the scenes and all through the weekend by everyone involved with organising everything.

Long live  :radbmxsmilie: and the annual pilgrimage of MK  :4_17_5:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on September 07, 2015, 11:05 PM
Apart from the obvious things like the fantastic people, bikes, generally having a great time, there are other things i like about MK, and MK specifically. I love the fact that MK is actually held at a bmx track. Last year i fulfilled a long standing ambition to enter a proper race, something i never did back in the day. The fact that i finished last didn't matter - i was thrilled to get all the gear on and have a go. I absolutely loved it!

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/MK%202014/P1100047_zps201ea89c.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/dancetothedrummersbeat/media/MK%202014/P1100047_zps201ea89c.jpg.html)

(http://www.radbmx.co.uk/archive/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/MT%20Racing%20BMX/mt_zpsfc36f358.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/dancetothedrummersbeat/media/MT%20Racing%20BMX/mt_zpsfc36f358.jpg.html)

I didn't race this year, but still had a few blasts round the track on the Saturday. That's another thing that's great- it's a real old school type track. Even for those who don't have a go, the track is a great focal point for the event site, and gives us all the occasional reminder of why/how we're into BMX in the first place, and how and why we camp in a field for the weekend.

I really like the location of the track too. You can't please all the people all the time, but MK is probably the best location to make it accessible for most radsters - even those travellling from Belgium- nice one Christophe  :4_17_5:

Although it's great that the old school (and mid school) scence is as vibrant as ever, i like that it's still a fairly small, friendly and free event. Wherever you look, there are familiar faces, and radsters prepared to help out or just keep on eye on your bikes/stuff while you go for a wander. I love that. I love  :radbmxsmilie:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: oldschoolace on September 07, 2015, 11:09 PM
Great second pic Andy. Run that through a instagram filter and it could look like a pic from bitd  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on September 07, 2015, 11:21 PM
Great second pic Andy. Run that through a instagram filter and it could look like a pic from bitd  :daumenhoch:

Thanks Clint. I think Rick1970 took that one. Top work  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: HUTCHMAN on September 08, 2015, 07:50 PM
Sadly only attended Sunday.. did the all SE Bike thing happen Saturday ? did any one get any pics ?
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: kungfunky on September 08, 2015, 09:04 PM
Sadly only attended Sunday.. did the all SE Bike thing happen Saturday ? did any one get any pics ?

Best intentions went a bit pear shaped and it was a little disappointing. An area was set up of SE bikes but only about 10 or so showed up, effort was made to get loads of bikes there but it seemed not that many were interested.  :-[
As you walked around on the Saturday the majority of people seemed to keep their bikes where they were camping rather than leaving them in the arena area. 
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: That Swan Guy on September 08, 2015, 09:16 PM
I brought mine especially!
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: pickle on September 08, 2015, 09:20 PM
It wasn't through lack of trying Ash  :-[
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: kungfunky on September 08, 2015, 09:28 PM
I brought mine especially!

And we were grateful too  :4_17_5:

It wasn't through lack of trying Ash  :-[

I know Rob, a few of us were asking and pestering plenty all day.  Shame it didn't work out as we'd hoped it would.
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: HUTCHMAN on September 08, 2015, 09:47 PM
real shame  :(
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: kungfunky on September 08, 2015, 11:39 PM

The only pic I have for you. Not sure who took it.
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: ammacopij72 on September 17, 2015, 11:49 AM

The only pic I have for you. Not sure who took it.

Ooh that's mine at the front! Fame at last....!  :4_17_5: :Aresehole: :LolLolLolLol:  :smitten:

Bit gutted there weren't more there though.....  :-[
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: pickle on September 17, 2015, 12:43 PM
Mine was hidden in the far right corner  ;D
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: Monk_Wally_Honk on September 17, 2015, 01:23 PM
Losing it's religion.
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: Andy68 on September 21, 2015, 09:40 PM
Some cracking looking totty walking around the lake!!!  "wantit"
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on September 28, 2015, 10:08 AM
Some cracking looking totty walking around the lake!!!  "wantit"

Some lovely asian babes  :smitten:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on September 28, 2015, 10:12 AM
Was looking through some of my MK photos over the years yesterday. What an amazing weekend it is. Long may MK continue. There isn't much i would change, if anything. It's a perfect size. Big enough to meet new people, but still have that friends/family vibe. The location and track are spot on too  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on September 28, 2015, 12:18 PM
I agree with everything Andy says ... Oh and especially the gorgeous multicultural ladies that frequent the lakeside  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: insectbones on October 02, 2015, 06:25 AM
Everything!

It was my first one, and I fookin loved every minute  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: cheeta on October 11, 2015, 01:00 PM
Everything!

It was my first one, and I fookin loved every minute  :daumenhoch:

This, can't wait for next fookin year MK16
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dini069 on November 02, 2015, 11:36 PM
Love it all its just "rad"
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: animal on December 19, 2015, 08:41 PM
No idea what the fuss is about  ::) Never been or have any idea what its like ?   :(
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on December 23, 2015, 09:30 PM
No idea what the fuss is about  ::) Never been or have any idea what its like ?   :(

Really Steve?....  Who's this character then?!
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/MK%202014/275A56C1-3F14-4FA7-AF77-864069283C98_zps4r0tiok9.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/dancetothedrummersbeat/media/MK%202014/275A56C1-3F14-4FA7-AF77-864069283C98_zps4r0tiok9.jpg.html)

And more to the point, what sort of idiot would buy a hat like that?!
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af3/dancetothedrummersbeat/P1010231_zpstusaxvcn.jpg) (http://s988.photobucket.com/user/dancetothedrummersbeat/media/P1010231_zpstusaxvcn.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: dancetothedrummersbeat on January 21, 2016, 02:47 PM
Keep it  :radbmxsmilie: folks  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on January 21, 2016, 06:39 PM
I just love all of it and hope we can make something happen this year ... Whatever efforts and energy it takes :smitten:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: Retrodan72 on January 21, 2016, 07:09 PM
I love the enormous sense of freedom, of being able to poo in the open air, under the stars.  :daumenhoch:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on January 22, 2016, 12:17 PM
I love the enormous sense of freedom, of being able to poo in the open air, under the stars.  :daumenhoch:

If MK gets cancelled I'll  let you do that in my back garden Dan for the right money!! Wouldn't do the roses any harm  :2funny: :D
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: sparky on February 23, 2016, 09:08 PM
Anyone that lives with a wife and daughters will simply love getting out of the house and relaxing at MK without the flaming hormones buzzing around.

I can talk about BMX without being looked at like a flipping Alien

I can drink a whole bottle of beer to myself

I can look at a BMX without prejudice

I can clean my bike and not worry I'm the only one doing it

The list goes on!

Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on April 01, 2016, 12:46 PM
Bob Haro coming ... Wait... What's that ? ... It's an April Fool's joke .. :2gunsfiring_v1: explosion :knuppel2:

 :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol: :LolLolLolLol:
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: Jaymz on April 01, 2016, 07:27 PM
Everything!

It was my first one, and I fookin loved every minute  :daumenhoch:
your cheeks must've hurt like fool after, your smile was huge all weekend
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: insectbones on April 02, 2016, 10:03 AM
Everything!

It was my first one, and I fookin loved every minute  :daumenhoch:
your cheeks must've hurt like fool after, your smile was huge all weekend

Probably be the same this year too J  :D
Title: Re: What we love about MK...
Post by: factory pilot on August 12, 2017, 11:07 AM
Little bump for this .. getting very excited now lads( and lasses )  :4_17_5: