Social Fails: 23 Awkward Scenarios That Are 100% Guaranteed To Make BMX Riders Cringe

Here's how to lose friends and alienate people in the world of BMX.

1) Tell people that you know what BMX actually stands for…and then walk away mysteriously

2) Put scooter handlebars on a BMX and act like that’s a perfectly normal thing to do

Screen Shot: Custom Riders (YouTube).

3) Tell everyone you’ve invented a “sick new trick” and then just bunny hop continuously for a minute

4) Wear a child’s helmet…one that clearly doesn’t fit

5) Call pegs “poles”, despite being corrected so many times that it’s not even funny anymore

6) Tell everyone how much you loved Kriss Kyle’s Telescope film

Screenshot: Kaleidoscope (Kriss Kyle).

7) Insert unnecessary puns into your compliments. For example, “That trick was wheel-y good, mate!”

8) Milk your injury like a Premier League footballer

9) Take your BMX out for a fancy dinner

10) Take your BMX to bed

11) Sit on your BMX, about 50 yards away from the action, and watch everything through binoculars

12) Persistently tell your friend that he’s got “nice rims”, and that you “love” his rims

13) Cook your friends dinner and make them use a knife and BMX fork as cutlery

14) Customise your BMX with a cans of spray paint, and make it look like an absolute shit-fest

15) When someone asks you who your favourite rider is, answer with the name “Charlotte Dujardin”

16) Snake everyone within a quarter-mile radius by snaking like the snake in the phone game Snake II

17) When someone talks about the new Sylvester edit, chat about how much you like the Rocky films

18) Squat in all the best bits and totally ruin the fun for everyone who came here to ride BMX

19) When someone says “tail-whip”, start talking about the original Indiana Jones trilogy

20) Bring a load of real alligators to the party and set them loose in the gaps

21) Throw peanuts at the kid with a nut allergy

22) Pose with your BMX, while wearing sunglasses, and spend the whole session not actually riding

23) Bring your entire family to a session so that they can watch, take pics, and cheer you all on

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