Saturday, July 30, 2005

Now thats what I'm talking about

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Pro Bono Mechanic Work?

I had the privilege of helping April Lawyer (my old Teammate from last year) onto the podium twice this weekend! What a privilege to help such a caring person! Congrats Apes for all of your hard work!!!

Monday, July 25, 2005

“It’s been a while since my last update”???

My first line every time I start typing is… “It’s been a while since my last update” my conception of time is so skewed that I can’t remember the date, only where we are traveling to next. Well the last how ever many weeks are now in the book, last I remembered I was reroute to Angle Fire, NM on the 4th of JULY, now it’s some 20+ later and I’ve meet an abundance of new people, enjoyed the company of my old friends from all over the world, and even managed to make home alive thanks to the Bonner County Hospital in Sandpoint, ID. Yes Hospital and Billy Holmes usually don’t come up in the same sentence but I’m really grateful of the I.V. bag or all 4 that they pumped into me due to food poisoning and SEVER DEHYDRATON. NOW I’m home for 8 days and have no clue what to do with my time??? I got up a 6:00am this morning after agreeing with my internal clock to sleep in today, but that guy wasn’t listing too me!!! Damn it! What should I do today?

I love this picture! We had to stop at White Castle (WC) while in the Mid-West on the last stretch of our journey. So naturally I had to document the “late night” WC adventure. Now I’m not saying that the marketing marvels at WC had the demographics planned when making location choices but the 2 that we visited where located in what I like to call the CRACK district of town. I guess that’s how you can market ¼ of a hamburger for 50 cent, but if think about value…well that’s 2.00 for a whole hamburger and then all off a sudden they are way over priced for the other fast food chains. But apparently if your “cracked’ out at 2:00am (or in our case blitzed on red bull driving 40 hours straight) you’ll fall for the marketing ploy and all of a sudden your saying “got damn this is the best mini-burger I’ve ever tasted”!

With less than a month to go, the SSWC is well on its way!

Nothing new really to announce, just some details to clarify. So far the schedule looks like this:

- Registration @ shop 10-5pm
- Late Registration @ Big Easy 5:30 -10pm

- Rider‚s meeting @ 10am Tussey Ski area Parking lot
- Rolling start @ 10:30am
- First finishers @ 1pm
- Go-Cart qualifying @3pm
- Go-Cart finals @ 4pm
- Post Race Gathering @ Big Easy 7pm
- Awards @ Big Easy 8:30pm

Ok a sudden motivation to go running has come over my body…time to got torture myself. Take Care!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Traveling the USA…

Off Choppers!

How many truck stops have I been too in the past month? Hell, I can’t remember but this picture was by far the coolest one so far. Period. The stop hade everything Swords, Mini-bikes, mini-Choppers (as seen here) you name it they had it!

I’m now nestled in Sand Point, ID for another NORBA stop. Ahhh, a few days of rest, rides, and a little work. Wed night was off the chain, once again blessed with the presence of John Dawson, Damion Smith (Yeti Mechanic) and Paul Rowney it was sure to be a good night…details? Umm naaa, just a report of having a blast with the boys here in I-Da-Hoe.

I have a semi accurate total of miles to date: 18,478
Beds I’ve slept in: 34

Off to dinner that Chris Sheppard (Haro Team Manager/Fast as Hell Racer) is making for us. Take Care!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

“now that’s anything”

Bush Diving???

I got to go home for 3 nights and brought a maniac along with me…life on the road is just too damn funny! I’ve been all over North America in the past two weeks, something like 100 hours of driving in 10 days! One thing that I’ve learned is Holiday Inn Express has free Wi-Fi and Cinnamon Rolls, how can one beat that? Plus all the rooms look the same so it’s like a bedroom you never left, “now that’s anything” (that was a Paul Rowney-ism)!

Oh here is a picture of one of my new passions “bush diving”, yes it’s dangerous, and has the potential to yield major dismemberment, well probably just an itchy rash or small abrasion but damn it I’m a risk taker at heart.

Thanks to all my friends that came out for my few nights in the COS! It’s good to have quality friends that you look forward to coming home to see; sure I’m chattering in code! Blah blah blah.

Things that I’ve seen in the past 2 weeks:

A random trucker chasing his “Big Rig” down the HWY. Note: always check the parking brake on the Haro rig so we don’t have to deal with that mess!

Rusty passing everyone in his go-kart backwards, yes, backwards. Well he did manage to spin out of control passing 3 of us on the outside of a 180 deg turn and stuffed the kart into a ditch!

A tank driving down the interstate w/a cannon attached to it?!?! Weird!