Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rose Rivera's Rants

In the borough of Brooklyn, any thing can happen, but Williamsburg is the top contender for all action in BK combined. Everyone knows there are alot of bikes in Williamsburg, with that high volume of bikers you also have a load of bike shops. But only one shop is there for people who have passion for BMX Bikes.That shop is POST located on North 1st street, right near the school. The Post BMX shoop is relatively new to Williamsburg and Ms. Giunta's 7th period class took a trip over there to pick the brains of the business owner and his team of Pro BMX 'dudes'. My role was a journalist and I got some great sound bites from Troy Marrero, who is the guy that started The Post. He had a lot to say about it.

"To make a business successful, you have to use what you know and what you love, and that you cant use other. Marrero also rides BMX bikes, has a huge passion for BMX. " if you have a passion for what you love to do and open a place up to share what you and other people love, your business will be a great business and you will know new and old things in your business". Working with people he respects and rides BMX with is also a part of Marrero's buisness plan. He and Edwin De La Rosa are partners in The Post. Mr. De La Rosa is one of the most well know BMX riders in the scene today. He actually took a later flight for Paris to meet with our class.

“Every business is different than another,”, said Edwin de la Rosa, the owner of POST BMX Bike Shop. He was speaking about how he grew up in a sleepless city riding his bike for many years. De la Rosa raised his shop for people who has interest in BMX bike, but he wants to spread the word, for people of Williamsburg know there is a BMX shop instead of going out to other places, which they have one near home. "

I took a taste to see how the POST BMX Bike Shop, is like and what do they do. When I walked in all I can see I clothing, different bikes and of course the big ramp, that was covered in graffiti. I was extremely excited to see something that many people love to do. It was a great opportunity to witness people do something that is extremely dare- deviling. I even saw how scared my own peers were when they all had seen, Blackman, who is a advanced BMX Bike, do one of the most craziest tricks, we’ve seen in person, instead of watching in a screen.

Of course, every dare- devil stunt can leave to a bruise that not only mark their skin and bones, but also marks their own memory. It may also take a stitch or two, but what ends up is these boys are going to come back right up, to do these stunts again, there is no way to stop these boys from what they love to do. I will honestly say, I will not even try to do a trick on a bike, I’ll just ride a bike the way it is. Overall, in this trip, I had a great time, because it’s my first time to see BMX Bikes and riders do amazing tricks, in person. Cool Right!?!

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At October 4, 2008 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Ohkono said...

You are a true publicist for Williamsburg! Marty Markowtiz should hire you to promote us all over the country

At October 7, 2008 at 10:20 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea it was kool seeing the BMX riders and stuff. Having them show us a little bit og the things they do...it takes alot of time and effort!

At October 20, 2008 at 6:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea that sounds kool. do you think you would ever find a passion for something and share it with the world?



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