It’s been a while since I’ve heard from any gay men or boys who ride BMX, but yesterday I heard from Bryce, a BMXer from Tucson, AZ. He said this:
“I’m sixteen, and I know I’m gay. I don’t like girls, not in a sexual way. I only like dudes, and I REALLY like this one dude who’s always at our local BMX track. He’s so good looking, usually he doesn’t wear a shirt. I fantasize about him when I’m in bed at night. But I don’t think I’d be smart telling him how I feel about him. I’ve never had gay sex, but I pretty much know what two guys do in bed together. Do you think I should have a personal talk with this guy? His name is Matt. He’s eighteen and really cool.”
Well, Bryce, I don’t know how to answer your question because I don’t know Matt, nor have I observed his behavior. But it’s my impression the BMX scene is not exactly welcoming to openly gay riders. If this guy Matt isn’t receptive to gay boys, you might get a hostile reaction. He’d also probably tell others at the track, and then you might have problems. I’m not trying to be a “buzz kill” here, but I’d tread carefully in this situation, if I were you.
I took my usual two-mile walk on the beach this morning. It’s very breezy down there, and the Gulf’s choppy. I spent the rest of my morning writing, then hung out with my boyfriend before he left for work. I have plenty to do this afternoon: yard work, correspondence, and a painting project. I won’t be bored. I’m not sure what I’ll do with my evening.
Have a nice Saturday, everyone.