As I got a little more serious with BMX racing I discovered BMX Plus! magazine. I would read each issue cover to cover, over and over. I couldn’t get enough. The down side to my new obsession was that now I was reading about the bikes the pros were riding—and all the different parts. Once you are exposed to that it’s too late—my Diamondback Viper wasn’t going to cut it. It took me a while, but I saved up my lawn-mowing money and purchased a Robinson SST. My first full chromoly frame—made in the US too!