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THE JOURNAL.

(RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM THE ONLY OTAKU IN BMX)


DECEMBER 11TH

WOW, WORK HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR US HERE.  I AM NOW WORKING IN ADRIAN, MI AS A CO-MANAGER, GO FIGURE.  AND OF COURSE THIS IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF YEAR SO THAT MEANS NO BIKE TIME.  KINDA SUCKS BECAUSE I HAVE PUT ON 20 MORE POUNDS OF PURE AMERICAN FAT.  OH WELL, WE WILL BE HITTING THE TRACK IN JANUARY AND PLAN ON HITTING THE INDY REGIONAL ON MY NEW CUSTOM PAINTED EVO G6.  SKY AND I PLAYED IN OUR FIRST POKEMON CARD TOURNAMENT AND GOT OUR BUTTS HANDED TO US.  THIS AREA HAS SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD AND CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY THEM AGAIN IN A FEW DAYS.  I CAN'T REALLY THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE AT THE MOMENT EXCEPT FOR I NEED SOME SLEEP.  TIL NEXT TIME.

WORLD.

 

NOVEMBER 20

WERE BACK....   WELL LETS HOPE WE CAN KEEP THIS UP FOR AWHILE. ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN WHERE THE WORK I AM IN TAKES TOTAL CONTROL OF MY LIFE, THATS RIGHT THE HOLIDAYS!  THE RETAIL INDUSTRY IS ACTUALLY FUN TO WORK IN EXCEPT THE STRESS AND THE TOLL IT TAKES ON YOU THIS TIME OF YEAR CAN REALLY GET YOU.  GEOF SENT UP MY TRAINING FOR THE WINTER AND I ACTUALLY STARTED IT TODAY, MAN AM I FAT AND OUT OF SHAPE.  ITS PRETTY SAD WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS ACTUALLY DOING THE SAME SPRINT WORK OUT AND SHE DIDN'T GET TIRED.  THAT DARN GIRL!  SOME REALLY COOL THINGS HAPPENED OVER THE SUMMER LIKE KENNEDY STARTED RACING AND GOT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLATE ALONG WITH KAREN AND MYSELF.

ALSO WE ADDED SHANE S. TO THE 24/7 CREW.  DEANNA JAMISON STOPPED BY MORENCI AND SHOWED US SHE STILL CAN RIDE AND JUMP!  WE HAVE ALSO STARTED DOING POKEMON CARD REVIEWS FOR POJO.COM.  NOW ON A SAD NOTE, WE ALSO FOUND OUT MY MOM HAS COLON CANCER.  I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THERE SUPPORT INCLUDING BILL RYAN AT SUPERCROSS, THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT.

 NOW HERE IS MY FIRST RANT OF THE WEEK.  TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE BELOW:

NOW DOESN'T THAT LOOK LIKE AN OLD SUPERCROSS EVO!?  YOU BET IT DOES AND ALL THIS PROVES IS THAT PACIFIC CYCLE DOESN'T HAVE ANY IDEAS IN THERE HOUSE.  WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD IDEAS GONE??  OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE NOT AT PACIFIC CYCLE.  THE FUNNY THING IS THAT I HAVE SOLD THESE BIKES ON THE BASIS THEY HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY SUPERCROSS NOT THE MONGOOSE NAME.  OK PACIFIC, WHERE ARE THE ROYALTIES TO SUPERCROSS?  NOW THAT IS OFF OUR CHEST ITS TIME FOR ME TO GET SOME SLEEP.  PEACE.  WORLD B.


JUNE 1ST

WOW, I ACTUALLY HAVE TWO DAYS OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND I AM FINALLY GETTING TO WORK ON A FEW THINGS.  IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD WE ARE GOING TO DO A SMALL PHOTO SHOOT ON THE ROAD ALL OVER THE COUNTY TODAY.  WHY? AM I SO VAIN I NEED PICTURES?  THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS I DON'T HAVE ALOT OF PICTURES AND ITS REALLY HARD TO PITCH THE WEBSITE AND RACING TO SPONSORS WITH OUT VISUALS.  ITS ALSO REALLY HARD FOR PEOPLE WHOM LOOK FOR ME AT RACES AND CONVENTIONS THAT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I LOOK LIKE.  ITS ACTUALLY A NECESSARY EVIL SO TO SPEAK.  BILL SENT OVER MY NEW FRAME LAST WEEK AND NOT ONLY IS IT GORGEOUS BUT IT RIDES AWESOME.  YES, I AM WORKING FOR SUPERCROSS ON THE SIDE, I AM ACTUALLY HOPING TO HAVE SOME PRODUCTS ON ME BY SUMMER LIKE BARS, FORKS AND TIRES.  WELL I NEED TO GET GOING.  TIL NEXT TIME.

WORLD B. (ERIC)


MAY 26TH

THE WEATHER IS FINALLY BETTER THANK GOD.  I WAS ALMOST WONDERING IF WE WERE GOING TO RACE INDOORS FOR THE WHOLE YEAR.  WELL WE MADE IT DOWN TO THE HEARTLAND NATIONAL IN AKRON, OHIO WITH COREY, BRIAN, DEVAN, JOHNNY, MIKEY, BEN, AND CARLOS.  EVERY BODY DID REAL WELL EVEN THOUGH THE RAIN POSTPONED THE HALF OF THE MAINS TIL THE NEXT DAY.  OUR BUDDY THORNE HAS SOME HATRED ISSUES TOWARDS A CERTAIN COMPANY SPONSORS ME, I WILL SAY THIS HE IS DARN FUNNY.  WE ACTUALLY CAME UP WITH ZIPPIE THE DRUNK MASTER BIKE WELDER, DON'T ASK!  THEN WE HIT UP MORENCI FOR SOME PRACTICE THIS LAST TUESDAY AND FOUND OUT ONE OUR FRIENDS OF THE WEBSITE HAD FELL REALLY HARD AND DISLOCATED HIS ELBOW.  GET WELL SOON JEREMY.  MY NEW FRAME SHOWED UP YESTERDAY AND MAN IS IT GORGEOUS.  I PLAN ON SPENDING MOST OF THE DAY TODAY PUTTING IT TOGETHER.  WELL I HAVE TO GET GOING I WILL START ADDING SOME MORE STUFF ALOT MORE OFTEN.   TIL NEXT TIME.


APRIL 23RD

WHATS GOING ON PEOPLE!!!??  WELL THE FIRST OUTDOOR RACE OF THE SEASON IS OUT OF THE WAY NOW AND I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY SEEING A GROWTH SPURT IN OUR SPORT.  THESE  KIDS ARE GETTING SO MUCH FASTER NOW.  ESPECIALLY SHANE SPEELMAN, THE YOUNGER RONEY'S (DON'T GIVE ME CRAP CARL I ALREADY KNOW YOUR FAST), AND OF COURSE BRITTANY BURTON AND NORA GROTH.  THERE ARE SO MANY COOL PEOPLE COMING TO THE TRACK NOW THAT ITS ACTUALLY KIND OF FUN TO GO.  IT WAS GOOD TO SEE HEATH RIES RACING AGAIN, TO BAD MR. HESS SHOWED UP LATE HE WOULD HAD OF TO HAD A TASTE OF GOOD OLE LIGHTEN JUSTICE.  AND NOW ITS GETTING COLD AGAIN, WHAT GIVES!!! ITS MUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH WALMART STOCK DROPPING.  ALSO IF YOU KNOW GOOD OLE "CAPTAIN AMERICA" HE IS LAID UP FOR A WHILE FROM TAKING A SPILL AT SOUTH PARK, GET WELL SOON CAP.  WELL I HAVE NOTHING REALLY WITTY TO SAY ANYMORE.  STAY TRUE FOLKS.

ERIC (TENCHI-MONKEY)

 


APRIL 20TH

WELL I HAVE BIT THE BULLET AND STARTED BUILDING SOME TRAILS.  YEP THIS OLD DOG HAS GOT TO LEARN SOME TRICKS IN ORDER FOR HIM TO BE COMPETIVE IN TODAYS DAY AND AGE IN RACING.  EVERYTHING ELSE IS STARTING TO COME TOGETHER, I HAVE BEEN LIFTING LIKE A MAD FOOL, SPRINTS, RIDING MORE, (I AM STILL NOT LOSING ANY WEIGHT-I BETTER START OR I AM NOT GOING TO BE IN MY BATHING SUIT FIGURE FOR SUMMER), AND NOW TRAIL RIDING.  I AM STILL NOT FEELING ANY FASTER, IN FACT I FEEL SLOWER.  BUT I DO FEEL ALOT BETTER THAN THIS TIME LAST YEAR SO HOPEFULLY I AM ON THE RIGHT TRACK.  HIT MORENCI ALL READY FOR PRACTICE AND FELT A BIT OUT OF MY ELEMENT, BUT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THOSE PRACTICES WERE KAREN GETTING THE PINK SUPERCROSS ON THE TRACK AND LOOKING BETTER THAN SHE HAS EVER LOOKED, AND A 5 YEAR OLD HITTING TRACK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND LOVING IT! 

AND NOW FOR MY RANT, YOU SEE I WORK FOR A BIG BOX RETAILER AND I SEE ALOT OF PEOPLE ON A DAY IN DAY OUT BASIS.  BMX IS NOT THAT BIG IN THIS AREA BUT YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW IT BECAUSE OF ALL THE POSERS IN THE AREA.  THEY DRESS THE LOOK AND ARE GETTING TATOO'S THINKING THAT THEY ARE THE **** AND COME IN START BASHING OUR BIKE SELECTION.  WELL FIRST OFF OUR BIKES ARE NOT MEANT TO BE THE TOP OF LINE BIKES BUT THEY ARE GREAT FOR THE PRICE AND FOR ANYONE ON A FIXED BUDGET JUST STARTING OUT RACING OR EVEN LEARNING TO RIDE FOR THAT MATTER.  THEY STARTED IN ON ASKING IF ANYBODY KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE BIKES, AND THEN THEY PROCEEDED TO SAY THAT THEY ARE BIG INTO RACING AND HOW NONE OF THESE BIKE WOULD STAND UP TO THEIR BIKES.  I BIT MY TOUNGUE JUST AGREEING WITH THEM AND THEN THEY LEFT.  WELL IT WAS LUNCH TIME FOR ME AND I ALWAYS BRING MY BIKE WITH ME TO WORK SO I CAN RIDE ON LUNCH.  I WENT OUTSIDE TO MY CAR AND THESE KIDS ARE OUT BESIDE THE STORE TRYING TO RIDE.  SO I WALK UP TO THEM AND ASK THEM IF THESE WERE THEIR RACE BIKES.  THEY SAID YES AND LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THESE POSERS, THEIR MOM AND DADS BOUGHT THEM THESE RUN OF THE MILL HARO BIKES THAT WERE SET UP FOR FREESTYLE AND DIRT JUMPING.  I STARTED TO CHUCKLE A LITTLE BIT AND THAT APPARENTLY OFFENDED THEM AND THEY STATED THAT ONE KID WAS "GOING TO GO PRO" AND STATED THAT I COULDN'T BEAT HIM ON A ROAD BIKE.  SO AT THIS POINT I COULDN'T TAKE IT ANY MORE, SO I TOLD HIM I WOULD RACE HIM DOWN THE PARKING PARKING LOT, THE KIDS STARTED TO LAUGH AND OFFERED ME ONE OF THEIR BIKES TO RIDE.  THATS WHEN I TOLD THAT I WOULD GO OVER TO MY CAR AND GET MY BIKE OUT THE BACK SEAT, THIS IS WHEN I START TO ENJOY THIS, THEY THOUGHT I WAS JOKING.  I TAKE THEM OVER TO MY CAR AND PULL OUT MY BIKE, THEY ARE GETTING NERVOUS NOW AND THEN I PULL OUT MY CLIP SHOES AND PUT THEM ON AND THEY START ASKING WHAT I AM PUTTING THEM ON FOR?  THIS IS WHEN I START TO LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG THAT I RACE.  I EXCLAIM THAT THESE ARE MY RACING SHOES.  THIS IS WHEN THE KID STARTS TO BACK OUT AND SAYS HE DOESN'T FEEL TO GOOD.  WELL, I GO AHEAD AND CLIP IN AND DO ONE SPRINT AND THE KIDS DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE.  I NEVER DID GET THEIR NAMES BUT IT WAS STILL SATISFYING TO THE END.  OH WELL, I PLAN ON HITTING THE TRACK UP TONIGHT TO RIDE IF THE RAIN HOLDS OFF.  TIL NEXT TIME.

ERIC


JANUARY 11TH

WELL THE SNOW FALLS AND THEN IT GETS WARM AGAIN, TYPICAL MICHIGAN WEATHER.  WHEN I WAS ON THE PHONE WITH MY TEAM MANAGER (OWNER OF 24/7) GEOFF IT WAS SNOWING LIKE CRAZY HERE AND HE HAD HIS FRONT DOOR OPEN ENJOYING THE WEATHER IN FLORIDA.  YOU KNOW ITS JUST NOT FAIR.  WELL ITS OFFICIAL BRIAN CLARK AND COREY SHIDLER WILL BE FLYING THE 24/7 COLORS WITH ME THIS YEAR, THIS SHOULD PROVIDE SOME REALLY GOOD EXPOSURE FOR 24/7 UP NORTH AND IN THE ABA.  WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO HIT THE TRACK THIS SUNDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE OCTOBER, ITS TIME TO GET READY FOR THE NEW SEASON SINCE THE INDY REGIONAL IN JUST A MONTH AWAY AND MORRISTOWN IS JUST 1 1/2 MONTHS AWAY.  WE ARE HANGING THE CRUISER UP FOR A COUPLE MONTHS UNTIL I CAN AFFORD TO GET SOME NEW CRANKS FOR IT, PLUS WE ARE SAVING FOR A NEW HOUSE AND STARTING A VERY AGGRESSIVE NATIONAL SCHEDULE.  YEP WE ARE PLANNING ON HITTING ALOT MORE NATIONALS THIS YEAR THAN EVER BEFORE.  SHOULD BE FUN.  PLUS WE ARE PLAYING IN QUITE A FEW CARD TOURNAMENTS STARTING WITH THIS SATURDAY UP IN HOWELL FOR A DUEL MASTERS PRE-RELEASE TOURNAMENT.  LAST TIME I GOT SECOND AND SKY GOT FOURTH SO HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK ONCE AGAIN.  WELL THE BED IS CALLING AND ITS TIME TO GET SOME MUCH NEEDED REST.  TIL NEXT TIME.

ERIC


DECEMBER 12TH

TODAY SKY AND I WENT TO HOWELL ONCE AGAIN TO PLAY IN A DUEL MASTERS TOURNAMENT, THE 5 CIVILIZATIONS REGIONAL.  AGAIN WE WERE SURPRISED BY THE HOSPITALITY  THAT WAS GIVEN TO US AND THE ATTITUDE OF  THE PLAYERS WAS AWESOME.  YOU SEE IT USED TO BE THAT THESE CARD TOURNAMENTS USED TO BRING OUT SOME REAL COLORFUL PEOPLE OF WHOM DID NOTHING BUT LIVE WITH MOM AND DAD, WATCH STAR TREK, PLAY GOTHIC ROLEPLAYING GAMES, TOOK EVERYTHING SERIOUSLY, LIVED IN A DIFFERENT REALITY, AND WOULD WET THEMSELVES WHEN THEY CAME INTO CONTACT WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX.  THANK GOD THOSE DAYS ARE GONE.  THE BEST PART WAS NOBODY ARGUED OVER ANYTHING.  IF YOU HAVE EVER GAMED YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND.  I ENDED UP WINNING TWO ROUNDS AND LOSING TWO ROUNDS, SKY WON ONE ROUND AND WON THREE LITTLE GAMES AND LEARNED ALOT.  WE CAME AWAY WITH ALOT OF DUEL MASTERS SWAG AND A GREAT FATHER AND SON AFTERNOON.  TRUST ME DADS, LEARN THOSE GAMES YOUR KIDS PLAY AND GET INVOLVED.  YOU MIGHT LEARN A FEW THINGS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH KIDS WHILE DOING IT.

ERIC


DECEMBER 8TH

YOU KNOW X-MAS SHOPPING SHOULD BE AN EXTREME SPORT.  TALK ABOUT THE MERRIEST TIME OF THE YEAR THAT BRINGS OUT THE REAL TRUE NATURE OF PEOPLE.  AM I BEING SARCASTIC, YOU BET!  MY WIFE AND I ARE OUT SHOPPING TODAY AND THE FIRST THING THAT HAPPENS IS OUR STOP TURNS GREEN FOR US TO GO STRAIGHT ACCROSS THE INTERSECTION, IN OTHER WORDS WE HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.  NOT TO THESE BLUBBERING IDIOTS HERE IN MICHIGAN, WE ALMOST GET SLAMMED NOT ONCE BUT THREE TIMES TRYING TO CROSS THE INTERSECTION THE RIGHT OF WAY,  THE ONLY REDEMPTION OUT OF IT IS THAT YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD MICHIGAN STATE TROOPER SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND PULLED TWO OF THE CARS OVER AT ONCE.  HA HA!  THEN WHILE WE ARE SHOPPING IN AN UNNAMED STORE, I HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS IN MY HANDS I AM TAKING UP TO THE REGISTER AND A CUSTOMER STOPS ME AND ASKS ME IF I AM PURCHASING MY ITEMS BECAUSE SHE WANTS THEM.  THE FIRST THING THAT CROSSED MY MIND WAS THAT HER TRUCKER HAT AND HALF SHIRT WAS ON TOO TIGHT ON HER 250LB FRAME BUT MY NICE GUY FRAME OF MIND TOOK OVER AND BASICALLY TOLD HER "I AM SORRY BUT YES I AM PURCHASING THESE ITEMS."  " ARE YOU SURE? BECAUSE i REALLY WANT THAT HOODY." .  I TOLD HER ONCE AGAIN, THAT I WAS GOING TO BUY THEM RIGHT NOW.  FINALLY SHE STARTS TO WALK AWAY AND SAYS "JERK".  OK HONEY ITS TIME TO GO BACK TO LOSERVILLE, POPULATION--YOU!!!  OH WELL ON THE PLUS SIDE OF THINGS WE SIGNED ON FOR ANOTHER YEAR WITH ROCKGARDN.  SO WE WILL BE SPORTING THE BEST GLOVES, GOGGLES, AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT IN THE BUSINESS.  PLUS I WILL HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS ABOUT SUPERCROSS AND YOURS TRULY. 

TIL NEXT TIME,

ERIC


NOVEMBER 21ST

EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE I WILL TAKE A LOOK AROUND OUR LOCAL TEAM WEBSITES TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING.  TONIGHT I VISITED KWA'S WEBSITE TO SEE WHAT WAS UP WITH THEM ONLY TO RUN ACROSS PARENTS FEUDING ON THE THEIR GUEST BOOK AND LEARNING THE TEAM IS NO MORE.   NOTHING LIKE LETTING IT ALL OUT ON A PUBLIC FORUM.  GREAT EXAMPLE TO SET FOR THE KIDDIES!!!!!!!  THEY HAD SOME GOOD KIDS ON THAT TEAM AND A FEW OF THEM RECEIVED BETTER OPPORTUNITIES BUT TO LET IT ALL OUT LIKE THAT.  THE TEAM SHOULD PWA, PARENTS WITH ATTITUDES, INSTEAD OF KWA.  NOW I AM ALSO HEARING THAT THE RONEY BROTHERS RACE TEAM IS ALSO GONE. THEY ARE ALL RIDING INDEPENDENTLY FOR EACH OTHER.  NOW IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY IT HAS TO DO WITH SPONSORS.  GUYS, DON'T EVEN WORRY ABOUT WHAT FRAME SPONSOR IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THE BEST DEAL JUST WORRY ABOUT RIDING.  THE SPONSORS WILL COME TO YOU WHEN YOU DO WELL.  YOU ALL HAVE A PRETTY GOOD THING GOING DON'T MESS WITH IT!  WHICH ALSO BRINGS UP ANOTHER ONE OF MY RANTS.  WHAT HAPPENED TO LOYALTY AND RIDING A FRAME BECAUSE YOU BELIEVED IN IT? YOU SEE I HAVE GOTTEN INTO THE INDUSTRY NOW AND I AM STARTING TO SEE WHAT SOME OF THESE BIKE MANUFACTURERS GO THRU EVERY YEAR BY RIDERS TRYING TO FIND THE BEST THE DEAL, AND THAT'S JUST IT!!  THEY AREN'T GETTING A HOLD OF THESE COMPANIES BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE BEST FRAME BUT WHETHER HOW MUCH THEY CAN GET OUT OF THE COMPANY.  I'LL ADMIT I STARTED OUT LIKE THAT WHEN I CAME BACK TO RACING BUT I THEN I MADE TWO NEW FRIENDS OF WHOM I WILL PROMOTE THEIR MERCHANDISE TIL I RETIRE.  I BELEIVE IN BILL AND GEOFF SO MUCH THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO ANY THING FOR ME, AND I WOULD STILL RUN THEIR PRODUCTS.  IN FACT SINCE I HAVE MET THEM I HAVE FELT BETTER ABOUT RACING.  I CAN'T STAND TO SEE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO WRITE OR CHAT WITH THESE COMPANIES AND TELL THEM THAT THEIR STUFF IS THE GREATEST STUFF IN THE WORLD AND WHEN THEY DON'T HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR BOOM THEY ARE GONE TO SOME ONE ELSE.  GET  A LIFE!!!!!!

OH WELL THATS ENOUGH FOR TONIGHT,  I NEED TO SLEEP.

ERIC


NOVEMBER 14TH

MAN THIS TIME OF YEAR SUCKS FOR BMX WHERE I LIVE.  ITS COLD, AND NO WHERE TO RACE UNLESS, I WANT TO DRIVE 2 1/2 HOURS.  NOT ONLY THAT I CAN HARDLY GET THE TIME OFF TO EVEN DRIVE THAT FAR.  AS I SAID IT SUCKS.  WELL BECAUSE OF THIS I USUALLY GET INTO TO MY CARD TOURNAMENTS AND ANIME STUFF AS MUCH AS I CAN.  WE HIT OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT YESTERDAY UP IN HOWELL, MI.  THE KIDS, THE WIFE (OF WHOM DID NOT SLEEP THE NIGHT BEFORE BECAUSE OF WORK) AND MYSELF LOADED THE GRAND PRIX AND HEADED UP NORTH.  FOR THE FIRST TIME WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY DELAYS DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AND WE GOT UP THERE IN RECORD TIME.  HERO'S QUEST HOSTED THE TOURNAMENT AND SOME EXTRA COOL PRIZES.  I ENDED UP GETTING SECOND AND SKY TIED FOR FOURTH.  THESE KIDS NOW DAYS ARE JUST TO DARN SMART, NOTHING LIKE GETTING THE PANTS BEAT OFF OF YA. 

TODAY, WAS A DAY OF NOTHING.  I DIDN'T EVEN GET ON THE TRAINER.  ALL I DID WAS WORK ON MY E-BAY STUFF AND STUFF MY FACE FULL OF LASAGNA.  EXCITING LIFE HUH.  WELL TIL NEXT TIME.


OCTOBER 26TH

ITS BEEN SO LONG SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON LINE DUE TO COMPUTER ISSUES, ITS GIVEN ME TIME TO THINK ABOUT A FEW THINGS.  FIRST OFF THERE IS ALOT I NEED TO WORK ON WITH THE WEBSITE, HOPEFULLY IN THE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE ABLE TO ADD ALOT MORE.  SECOND, THE OUTDOOR SEASON OF RACING IS OVER UP HERE IN MICHIGAN AND WE HAVE NO PLACE TO RIDE!  TRAINING IS GOING TO SUCK THIS YEAR.  THE CLOSEST TRACK IS STEEL WHEELS WHICH IS ABOUT A 2 1/2 HOUR DRIVE FOR ME AND WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOAD UP KIDS WITH CONSTANT COMPLAINING OF THE DRIVE AND HOW LONG IT IS ITS ALMOST LIKE DRIVING TO A NATIONAL.  SSENGOBA WENT BACK TO FLORIDA WHERE ITS WARM AND HE IS PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON SOME REALLY COOL STUFF FORM 24/SEVEN, I WILL HAVE SOME REALLY COOL PICTURES SOON OF THE NEW TFS QUICK SNAP GATE.  IT IS BEYOND COOL AND IT IS GOING TO BE A MUST HAVE FOR ALL BMXERS.  BILL RYAN AT SUPERCROSS IS SUPER BUSY PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON THE 2005 LINE IN WHICH HE HAS IMPROVED ONCE AGAIN THE EVO FRAME.  BRIAN CLARK IS STILL SUPER BUSY AT THE BIKE PEDDLER, HE HAS EVEN FORGOT TO TELL ME "I SUCK " A FEW TIMES, MUST BE SUPER BUSY TO FORGET THAT.  A FRIEND OF THE WEBSITE, TOM ERICKSON HAS HUNG UP THE 20 INCH TO RIDE CRUISER EXCLUSIVELY AND HE HAS ALSO JOINED TEAM DIAMOND.  THE COPELANDS ARE BACK ON THE TRACK FROM A LONG ABSENCE, ITS ABOUT TIME!  JASON BISSEL AND CARLOS CLARK FROM OHIO HAVE TURNED PRO. MIKE B. FROM TOLEDO HAS STEPPED UP TO THE CLASS WHERE HE BELONGS, EXPERT.  IN FACT IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY HE IS GOING TO START TAKING A SPINNING CLASS, WATCH OUT FOR THOSE SOCCER MOMS.  DEANNA EDWARDS-JAMIESON IS OUT OF RETIREMENT AND RACING LADIES CRUISER.  SHE HAS ONLY BEEN ON THE TRACK A COUPLE MONTHS NOW AND SHE STILL HAS THAT CRAZY MICHIGAN PULL.  JUST WAIT TILL SHE IS BACK AT A 100%.  THE RONEY'S TEAM IS ALL BUT DONE.  IN FACT THE WAY I UNDERSTAND IT CARL AND JOSH WILL BE THE ONLY ONES RIDING UNDER THE TEAM NAME NOW.  NOW SPEAKING OF MORENCI TALENT 2 NAMES OF UP AND COMERS  , COREY SHIDLER AND SHANE SPEELMAN.  THESE TWO HAVE SOME CRAZY SKILL AND SPEED, WATCH OUT FOR THEM.  WELL MY RAMBLING HAS GONE ON LONG ENOUGH.  GOOD NIGHT.

 

 


SEPTEMBER 15TH

WELL YESTERDAY WAS TOUGH, WE LOST OUR FAMILY DOG DUE TO CAR HITTING HIM.  MY DAUGHTER IS STILL TAKING IT PRETTY HARD.  BESIDES THAT WE FINISHED THE NBL SEASON NATIONAL 31.  JUST ONE PLACE OFF MY PERSONAL GOAL FOR THE YEAR.  THE GRANDS WERE GREAT.  WE MET AND SAID GOOD BYE TO SOME GOOD PEOPLE, TOMMY {2X4} BOARD-WE ARE ALL GONNA MISS YA, JT, INDY LO-DOWN-THANKS FOR THE SAVE, SSENGOBA-THANKS FOR LETTING ME USE YOUR PRACTICE JERSEY AND DON'T BE A STRANGER, ERIC RUPE-WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THE MIRACLE MAN, AND BILL MADDEN-A REALLY GREAT GUY OF WHOM HAS TIME FOR ANYBODY.  WELL GOTTA GO.


SEPTEMBER 1ST

TALK ABOUT BUSY!  I JUST STARTED MY VACATION TODAY AND I AM TRYING TO GET EVERY THING AROUND FOR LOUISVILLE (NBL GRANDS).  I REALLY THINK ITS MORE WORK PREPARING THAN ACTUALLY GOING.  LETS SEE WHATS ON THE LIST SO FAR:

1-PACK, 2-GET THE OIL CHANGED ON THE CAR, 3-GET MONEY, 4-GET OUR PORTABLE GRILL UP AND RUNNING, 5-FOOD, AND OF COURSE GET HOTEL ROOMS.

I KNOW, I KNOW I SHOULD OF GOT THE HOTEL ROOMS ALONG TIME AGO.  BUT LETS JUST SAY I HAVE HAD SOME ISSUES.  I AM ALSO WORKING ON GETTING MY NEW LAPTOP SO WE CAN GET THE WEBSITE MOBILE.  WELL I WILL BE HEADING OFF TO NORWALK TONIGHT TO GET MY LAST NBL LOCAL RACE IN AND TO GET SOME EXTRA PRACTICE.

C-YA SOON


AUGUST 30TH

SORRY FOR NOT BEING AROUND LATELY BUT I HAD TO GO TO DALLAS FOR WALMART FOR FOUR DAYS AND THEN WE ARE GETTING EVERYTHING READY FOR THE GRANDS.  I AM NOT EXPECTING TO DO THAT GREAT THIS TIME AROUND BEING MY FIRST GRANDS AND NATIONAL SEASON AND ALL SINCE i WAS 14.  BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS GIVING IT MY BEST AND GIVING THE COMPETITION HELL!!  IF YOU DON'T ALREADY KNOW, I WILL BE REPRESENTING SUPERCROSS BMX AT A TRACK NEAR YOU.  BILL HAS BEEN GREAT TO ME THE PAST YEAR AND I FIGURED IF I CAN HELP IMPROVE THE PUBLIC RELATIONS (IN WHICH HE REALLY DOESN'T NEED IT IMPROVED), GRASS ROOTS MARKETING, AND HELP GET A FEW EXTRA SALES.  SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR YOU ARE JUST PLAN INTERESTED IN A BRAND NEW BMX FRAME GIVE ME A JINGLE.  WELL THATS ALL FOR NOW.

ERIC


AUGUST 12TH

GOT THE WORD FROM THE AUTO GUYS AND MY CAR SHOULD BE READY TO GO.  HOPING TO HIT MORENCI TONIGHT TO GET SOME GATE PRACTICE AND JUMPING PRACTICE IN.  SCHOOL IS GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER AND MY KIDS ARE GETTING BEYOND EXCITED TO START.  THAT MEANS SUNDAY IS BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING TIME.  YEP, TIME TO DROP SOME SERIOUS CASH ON CLOTHES AND SUPPLIES.  MY DAUGHTER WILL BE GOING TO SCHOOL ALL DAY FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THE ONLY THING SHE CAN THINK OF IS SHE GETS TO TAKE LUNCH TO SCHOOL.  AHHHHH THE SIMPLER DAYS.  OH WELL. TIL NEXT TIME.


AUGUST 10TH

YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO HIT AS MANY TRACKS AS YOU CAN BEFORE THE GRANDS.  WHEN YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN!!  YEP, I WAS PLANNING ON RIDING LANSING THIS WEDS AND DOWN GOES A VEHICLE!  PLUS I AM FLYING TO DALLAS THIS MONDAY FOR THE EVIL EMPIRE SO THAT MEANS I WON'T BE ON A TRACK TIL LATE NEXT WEEK.  I REALLY THINK THE GODS ARE AGAINST ME, AT THE MOMENT.  MAYBE ITS THEY ARE TRYING TO TELL ME THAT I AM TO SLOW TO RACE THE GRANDS.  OH WELL.  TIME TO SETTLE IN AND WATCH SOME AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE. 


AUGUST 7TH

WELL, I ACCOMPLISHED WHAT I WANTED TO DO IN LANSING WHICH WAS TO INCREASE MY REGIONAL SCORES AND FUN DOING IT.  I ALSO GOT SEE ONE AMAZING RIDER, BRANDON DOSCH.  THIS KID HAS GOT SOME SERIOUS SKILLS AND IS SMOOTH AS BUTTER.  ON A SCARY NOTE, ONE OF HIS TEAMMATES, COREY TERRY HAD A NASTY SPILL.  THE LORD WAS ON HIS SIDE THAT DAY BECAUSE HE CAME OUT OF IT WITH ONLY A BRUISED BACK.  THURSDAY, WE STOPPED OVER AT MORENCI TO GET A RACE IN AND HUNG OUT WITH MIKE B. AND COREY S.  WE REALLY DID NOT RACE, IT WAS MORE LIKE A WALK IN THE PARK.  IT WAS ALOT OF FUN, BUT I REALLY HAVEN'T ACCOMPLISHED MUCH TRAINING THIS WEEK. 


AUGUST 1

JUST GOT IN FROM THE FIRST DAY AT THE REGIONAL AND BOY AM I WIPED OUT.  I DON'T WHAT TIRED ME OUT MORE, RACING 2 BIKES OR PLAYING HORSEY WITH MY DAUGHTER IN BETWEEN MOTO'S.  WHICH SPEAKING OF MY LOVELY DAUGHTER, SHE WAS TRYING TO SELL SEATS ON THE BLEACHERS TO FANS.  WOW, I CAN'T WAIT TIL SHE IS OLDER.  NOT ONLY THAT, EVERY RACE HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING THAT MAKES IT MEMORABLE.  IN MY LAST EXPERT MOTO, TIM WEIMER AND I WERE COMING OUT THE FIRST TURN.  I THINKING TO MYSELF, JUST KEEP PACE AND MAKE YOUR MOVE, AND THEN TIM BUSTS OUT THIS NASTY CROSS-UP WITH TONS OF AIR AND LANDS IT WITH ONE FOOT.  MY JAW DROPPED!!  I AM HAPPY IF MY TIRES JUST LEAVE THE GROUND.  ALSO GOT TO MEET SOME REALLY COOL PEOPLE TODAY--SCOTT TOWNE (THE MAN STILL HAS IT AND REALLY COOL TO BOOT), SOLAN FOSTER (THE SAME AS ABOVE), AND FINALLY GOT TO MEET SAMANTHA ALLEN, MY TEAM MATE ON 24-7 (WELL ACTUALLY I THINK I AM JUST THE TEAMS MASCOT).  NOT ONLY IS SHE GREAT BUT ONE HELL OF A FAST RIDER.  WELL I GOTTA GET SOME SLEEP FOR TOMORROW SO I CAN DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.


JULY 30

LOTS GOING ON THIS PAST WEEK.  WE DECIDED TO HIT UP THE LANSING TRACK THIS PAST WEDS. BEFORE THE REGIONAL AND I AM GLAD I DID.  I HAVEN'T HAD THAT MUCH FUN RIDING A TRACK IN I DON'T KNOW WHEN.  THE TRACK IS GREAT, THE VOLUNTEERS MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME, ITS GOT A STARBUCKS DOWN THE ROAD, ITS GOT A KRISPY KREME DOWN THE ROAD, PLUS ITS ONLY AN HOUR AND 5 MINUTES AWAY.  I WILL HAVE PICTURES UP SOON. 

WELL MY BIRTHDAY WAS MONDAY, AND I DECIDED TO TAKE A DAY AND CATCH UP WITH MY ANIME AND PLAY SOME GAMES WITH THE KIDS.  I MUST OF NEEDED THAT BECAUSE I HAVEN'T FELT THAT RELAXED IN A LONG TIME, NOTHING EXCITING HAPPENED, WHICH WAS GOOD.  WELL SORRY FOR THE BORING UPDATE.  tIL NEXT TIME


JULY 22

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WHO WILL SHOW UP TO PRACTICE AT MORENCI ON WEDS, BUT LAST NIGHT WAS GREAT.  CARLOS PIERSON IS BACK ON THE PROWL FOLKS.  I GOT HANG AND TALK WITH EXTENSIVELY LAST NIGHT WHICH IS ALWAYS COOL.  HE HAS BEEN RIDING HIS TRAILS ALONG WITH OPENING THEM TO A BUNCH OF LOCAL KIDS ON WHOM HE IS HELPING OUT WITH THEIR RIDING.  I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN SOME HARSH TALK ABOUT HIM BUT REALLY IS THE REAL DEAL.  HE IS A GREAT PERSON AND HE WILL BE OUT THERE ON A TRACK NEAR YOU STRONGER THAN EVER!  ON THAT NOTE THE PRACTICE AND RACING SCENE IS GETTING ALOT STRONGER AT MORENCI.  WE ARE GETTING RIDERS FROM THE TOLEDO AREA COMING UP ON A REGULAR BASIS NOW.  THE TRACK IS RIDING GREAT AND HOLDING UP TO THE WEATHER IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN THERE COMING ON OVER AND YOU WILL BE SURPRISED!  I KNOW, I KNOW HOW WAS AKRON?  WELL TO BE HONEST IT WAS PRETTY GOOD.  I DIDN'T GET THE POINTS THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR BUT WOW, WHAT A GREAT TRACK.  TOP NOTCH FACILITY WITH ONE HELL OF A CONCESSION STAND!  GOT TO TALK WITH MIKE FROM TOLEDO A BIT (WHICH BY THE WAY NICE PERFECT!), TOM ERICKSON, TOM WAGNER (GOOD LUCK AT THE WORLDS), JASON BISSLE, AND MR. LIACOPOLIS.  ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE TO FRIENDS WHEN YOU ARE SO FAR AWAY FROM HOME.  WE WILL BE AT THE MORENCI TRACK TONIGHT IF THE WEATHER HOLDS OUT SO COME ON DOWN AND SEE US.  TIL NEXT TIME.


JULY 10TH

SORRY ABOUT NOT POSTING.  ITS A COMBINATION OF CATCHING UP ON WORK AROUND THE HOUSE AND THE KIDS WANTING DO STUFF EVERYDAY, OH YEAH I HAVE TO WORK IN THERE TOO.  I WENT TO WATERFORD OAKS LAST SATURDAY TO RACE THE NBL GREAT LAKES NATIONALS AND GOT TO MEET UP WITH SOME REALLY COOL PEOPLE.  FIRST OFF, I HAVE JUST MET TOMMY BOARD THIS LAST JANUARY AT A REGIONAL.  NOT ONLY IS HE A SUPER FAST RIDER (ELITE MASTERS/VET PRO) BUT HE IS A VERY DEDICATED FATHER TO HIS CHILDREN.  I HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT FOR HIM.  RIDE ON TOMMY 2X4.  SECOND, GEOFF SSENGOBA OWNER OF 24-7 AND PRO RIDER.  HE IS THE MAN!  AND DON'T WORRY--I WILL EARN THE JERSEY!  THIRD, RYAN BIRK OF SUN RINGLE' AND ELITE MASTERS RIDER.  THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT AND BEING A DOWN TO EARTH GUY.  FOURTH, RANDY STUMPFHAUSER THE NBL NATIONAL #1 PRO.  A VERY GENUINE GUY OF WHOM HAS THE TIME FOR ANYONE TO COME UP WITH AND B.S.  YOU SEE EVEN THOUGH I GOT MY BUTT KICKED IN MY MOTO'S I CAME AWAY FROM THIS RACE A BETTER PERSON WITH A BETTER PERSPECTIVE ON THE RACE SCENE OUT THERE, IT REALLY IS A FAMILY SPORT. 

THE RACING WORLD LOST A RIDER THIS PAST WEEK IN CECIL JOHNS, AND AS AN OLDER GUY JUST TURNING 35 IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, IT KIND OF SCARED ME A LITTLE.  YOU SEE CECIL WAS IN UNBELIEVABLE SHAPE, HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS CHISELED OUT OF STONE AND WAS FIT AS A MARATHONER.  HE HAD AN ANEURISM THAT KILLED HIM JUST LIKE THAT IN A FRIENDS SHOWER.  IT GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN JUST LIKE THAT.  IN OTHER WORDS, LIFE IS WAY TO SHORT---LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST OF YOUR POTENTIAL EVERY DAY!!  TIL NEXT TIME.


JUNE 26TH

WELL THE WEATHER IS FINALLY PRETTY GOOD HERE, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS COMING UP THIS WEEK LIKE THE BMX CLINIC BY STILE INDUSTRIES AND OF COURSE THE NATIONALS AT WATERFORD, MI.  WE ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING BOTH AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE PICTURES FROM BOTH EVENTS.   I HAVE BEEN WORKING ALOT OF HOURS RECENTLY AND HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME TO REALLY WORK ON THE SITE BUT HANG IN THERE FOLKS.  WELL LUNCH IS OVER, TIME TO GO BACK TO WORK.


JUNE 17TH

  FOR MY OWN PERSONAL PREFERENCE I HAVE DECIDED TO GET AWAY FROM ALL THE GRASS ROOTS SPONSOR DEALS THAT I AM INVOLVED WITH.  YOU SEE BACK IN THE DAY, IT WAS HARD TO GET A CO-SPONSOR, SUPPORT, CO-FACTORY, AND FACTORY DEAL PERIOD.  IT WAS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT TO BE ACCEPTED BY A COMPANY, IT MADE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE STARTING TO MAKE IT.  WELL NOW DAYS ITS SO EASY TO GET HOOKED UP WITH A GRASS ROOTS DEAL THAT I GOT SUCKED IN TO THE WHOLE THING.  LAST YEAR IT WAS LIKE, HEY I AM SOMEBODY, I AM HOOKED WITH A BIG TIME BIKE COMPANY.  WELL AS THE YEAR WENT ON TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR I STARTED TO REALIZE THAT I WAS NOT THAT IMPORTANT, I WAS JUST A NUMBER.  NOT ONLY THAT IT DIDN'T MAKE ME ANY FASTER.  DON'T GET ME WRONG I WAS TREATED REALLY GOOD, BUT THE FACT WAS SETTING IN THAT I DIDN'T EARN IT.  SO I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS BACK IN THE DAY AND I AM GOING TO RIDE AND RACE WITH MY STYLE AND I WILL EVENTUALLY EARN MY RIDE.  YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT IN OLD RIDER THAT IS STRUGGLING SHOULDN'T BE WORRYING ABOUT WHAT COMPANY TO SUPPORT BUT JUST GOING OUT THERE TO WORK ON THEIR RIDING SKILLS AND HAVING FUN.  NOW WHEN THAT TIME DOES COME AND I AM ACCEPTED TO TEAM I WILL BE CONFIDENT THAT I EARNED IT AND I WILL RIDE FOR THEM WITH ALL THE ABILITY AND LOYALTY I HAVE.  NOW WITH THAT BEING SAID I NEED TO SAY THANKS TO A FEW PEOPLE OUT THERE, FIRST AND FORMOST BRIAN CLARK FOR PUTTING UP WITH ME AND SUPPORTING ME, BILL RYAN AT SUPERCROSS FOR HOOKING ME UP LAST YEAR, RYAN BIRK FROM SUN RINGLE FOR HIS CONTINUED SUPPORT, AND GEOF SSENGOBA FOR TRYING TO MAKE HIS OWN PATH AND SHOWING US THE WAY.


 

JUNE 14

WELL VACATION IS FINALLY HERE FOR ME AND THAT MEANS, MORE WORK!!  WELL ON THE WEBSITE AND OTHER PROJECTS THAT IS.  PLUS WE ARE GOING TO RACE OUR "NARDS" OFF THIS WEEK.  WE HAVE THE EVER FAMOUS GREAT LAKES NATIONALS AT WATERFORD ON THE WEEKEND OF THE FOURTH COMING UP QUICKLY AND WE NEED TO BE READY.  NOT ONLY THAT MY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IS THIS WEEK (13YEARS TO THE SAME WONDERFUL WOMEN THAT PUTS UP WITH ME.) AND MY DAUGHTER IS TELLING ME THAT ITS OUR CAT ALLEY'S BIRTHDAY.  BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.  I THOUGHT I WAS ON VACATION?  OH WELL ITS TIME TO MY BIKE GROOVE ON. LATER.


JUNE 9TH

THE VACATION COUNT DOWN HAS BEGUN WITH ME.  I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF MY STORE FOR A WEEK AND DO NOTHING BUT RIDE AND PLAY WITH KIDS.  AND WITH VACATION COMING THAT MEANS I GET TO TRAVEL A LITTLE BIT STARTING WITH THIS FRIDAY THE CASINO IS CALLING MY WIFE AND I, LETS SEE IF I CAN COME BACK WITH ANY MONEY!  WELL TO LET EVERYONE KNOW WE ARE PLAYING WITH THE IDEA OF GETTING SOME SHIRTS MADE UP JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT AND WE CAN'T DECIDE WHAT TO DO.  I AM GOING TO CONTACT GEN AT FUNIMATION TO SEE IF THEY WILL ALLOW US TO USE A LIKENESS OF YUSUKE FROM YU YU HAKUSHO ON THE BACK.  WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHEN HAVE A DECISION MADE.  WE HAVE ALSO STARTED OUR NEW COMPUTER FUND SO WE CAN FINALLY GET THE MUCH NEEDED LAP TOP WE NEED SO WE CAN DO WEBSITE AND STORY WORK ON THE ROAD AND AT LUNCH AT WORK.  WELL NOTHING REAL EXCITING GOING ON SO I AM GOING TO GO GET MY RIDE GROOVE ON TIL NEXT TIME.


JUNE 3RD

IT LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER HAS FINALLY BROKE UP HERE IN MICHIGAN.  ITS ACTUALLY SUNNY RIGHT NOW WITH A LITTLE BREEZE.  LOOKS LIKE WE WILL BE HITTING THE TRACK TONIGHT AT MORENCI TO CONTINUE ARE TRAINING.  ALSO THE KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL TODAY SO THAT MEANS THAT ITS JUST GOING TO GET CRAZIER AROUND THE STUDIO, YEAH.  WE HAVING ALSO BEEN WORKING WITH A COUPLE OF COMPANIES FOR SOME HELP WITH OUR RACING, HOPEFULLY I WILL BE ABLE TO POST SOMETHING REAL SOON.  WELL ITS TIME TO GET TO WORK ON OUR E-BAY ACCOUNT.  WE WILL BE BACK SOON.

ERIC


JUNE 1ST

OH HOW I HATE MORNINGS.  THEY ALWAYS REMIND ME OF HOW MUCH SLEEP I DIDN'T GET THE NIGHT BEFORE.  I AM STILL WAITING TO GET WITH CHAD ON HIS PICTURES FROM ANIMAZEMENT AND TO GO OVER HOW IT WENT.  DID I MENTION HOW I HATE MORNINGS?  GOT WORD FROM TOM E. THAT HIS FIRST RACE BACK FROM HIS INJURY WENT REALLY WELL, KUDO'S TOM--SO WHEN ARE YOU TURNING PRO?!  I REALLY DON'T LIKE MORNINGS.  WELL ITS TIME FOR ME TO ACTUALLY GET READY FOR WORK.  TIL NEXT TIME.


 

MAY 30

WE HAVE GOTTEN WORD THAT CHAD HAS MADE IT DOWN TO NORTH CAROLINA OK.  HE IS ATTENDING ANIMAZEMENT THIS WEEKEND FOR US TO TAKE IN SOME SERIOUS ANIME FANDOM.  WELL NOT TO MUCH, HE HAS WORK TO DO AS WELL DOWN THERE FOR US TOO.  LAST NIGHT WE HIT SHADY LANE BMX IN NORWALK, OH FOR THE FIRST RACE OF THEIR MONEY OPEN.  IT WAS MY FIRST TIME AT THE TRACK AND EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF RAIN THE TRACK WAS IN GOOD SHAPE.  I DIDN'T FAIR TO WELL IN THE MAIN BUT HAD ALOT OF FUN.  THE TRACK WAS RUN GREAT AND THE VOLUNTEERS DID A GREAT A JOB.  IF YOU ARE EVER DOWN IN NORWALK HIT THE TRACK, YOU WON'T BE SORRY.  WE WILL HAVE PICTURES UP SHORTLY.  DO NOT FORGET TO ENTER YOURSELF IN OUR CONTEST.


MAY 25

WELL MY NEW TRAINING REGIMENT IS REALLY KICKING MY BUTT NOW DAYS BUT IT IS STARTING TO SHOW ME SOME IMPROVEMENTS.  THE MAIN THING ITS SHOWING ME IS i WASN'T TRAINING HARD ENOUGH TO BEGIN WITH.  MY STUDIO PARTNER (WELL ACTUALLY I AM HIS PARTNER IN THE STUDIO BUSINESS ) IS GETTING READY TO HEAD DOWN TO ANIMAZEMENT TO REPRESENT THE STUDIO FOR THE FIRST TIME AND ALSO TO BE AN ANIME FAN AT THE SAME TIME.  BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHER REASONS HE IS GOING, RIGHT CHAD.......   WELL BESIDES THE NORMAL MUMBO JUMBO THAT IS GOING ON, I AM STARTING TO LOSE FAITH IN SPONSOR OF MINE THAT HAS BEEN GREAT TO ME IN THE PAST.  I WILL NOT NAME THE COMPANY OR INDIVIDUAL BECAUSE I STILL HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR HIM.  TRUST ME IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I WILL NOT DEFAME OR BAD MOUTH THE INDIVIDUAL OR COMPANY ITS JUST NOT PART OF THE BUSHIDO CODE.  BUT ON THE OTHER HAND WE ARE STARTING TO LOOK TOWARDS OTHER COMPANIES.   OH YEAH I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT OUR WEATHER SUCKS HERE IN MICHIGAN, AND I MEAN IT REALLY SUCKS.  I AM ALL FOR A GOOD THUNDER STORM BUT THIS CONTINUOUS RAIN IS MAKING IT FEAL LIKE I AM LIVING IN SEATTLE.  OH WELL, HANG IN THERE RACERS AND OTAKUS WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE WITTY BANTER SOON.   

ERIC


MAY 19

YOU KNOW SOMETIMES IT TAKES GOOD FRIENDS AND GOOD PEOPLE TO GET YOU OUT OF "OH WOES ME" FUNK.  YOU SEE TWO WEEKS AGO I RACED A REDLINE CUP QUALIFIER IN MORENCI, MI.  MY CRUISER RACING WASN'T GOING WELL.  I WAS GETTING BEAT OUT THE FIRST TURN (WHICH IS ONE OF MY WEAKEST POINTS) IN WHICH STARTED TO MAKE ME BEYOND UPSET.  IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE IN THIRD MOTO I JUST THREW THE TOWEL IN OUT OF THE FIRST TURN EVEN THOUGH I KNEW I WAS THE STRONGEST RIDER IN THE MOTO.  BUT MY PRIDE WAS HURT SO MUCH I DECIDED WHAT WAS THE POINT.  WHEN I CAME OFF THE TRACK I STARTED MAKING EXCUSES ON WHY I GAVE UP.  A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE STARTED IN ON ME AND STARTED TO REALLY PISS ME OFF.  BY THE TIME MY 20" MOTO CAME AROUND I WAS DEAD SET ON NOT EVEN RACING IT BUT I WAS SO MAD I RACED MY MOTO TO SHUT EVERYBODY UP.  YOU KNOW WHAT?.  I DESTROYED MY COMP IN THE MOTO. WITH OUT EVEN THINKING ABOUT IT.  THEN IT HIT ME A FEW DAYS LATER, I AM THE BLAME FOR MY PROBLEM IN TURNS, I AM THE BLAME FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO JUMP,  I AM THE BLAME FOR MY ATTITUDE.  I JUST GOT FLAT OUT---OUT MANEUVERED IN THE FIRST TURN.  THE RIDERS AREN'T HURTING MY PRIDE, I AM HURTING MY OWN PRIDE.  I AM SO WOUND UP THAT I AM NOT HAVING FUN ANYMORE.  SO I AM DECLARING IN FRONT OF EVERYONE WHO READS THIS POST I AM CHANGING NOT ONLY MY ATTITUDE BUT MY TRAINING HABITS.  ITS TIME TO START HAVING FUN AGAIN BUT ALSO BE REALISTIC.  IF I AM GOING TO MAKE MY GOALS HAPPEN, I NEED TO STEP UP AND TRAIN HARDER AND WORK ON MY WEAKNESSES.   ITS PROBABLY THE ONLY WAY THAT I KNOW OF TO REPAY MY FRIENDS WHO SUPPORT ME OR WHOM HAVE SUPPORTED ME THRU MY LIFE..  I KNOW THAT I AM NOT ATHLETICALLY GIFTED LIKE ALOT OF MY FELLOW RIDERS BUT I HAVE TO WORK JUST AS HARD IF NOT HARDER THEN THEY DO TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT I WANT TO ACCOMPLISH.  IN OTHER WORDS ITS TIME TO FOLLOW THE CODE OF BUSHIDO.   THANKS FOR PUTTING UP WITH MY RANTING. 

ERIC


MAY 13

SORRY FOR THE LACK OF UPDATES THIS PAST WEEK, BUT FOR THOSE FOLKS WHOM DO NOT KNOW I ACTUALLY PUT ALOT OF TIME IN AT MY REAL WORK, WAL*MART.  I HAVE BEEN A MANAGER FOR WALMART FOR 8 YEARS AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING IT STILL SUCKS THE LIFE OUT OF ME.  WELL IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD WE LOST A LOCAL TRACK THIS PAST WEEK AND IT IS JUST GOING TO MAKE RACING THAT MUCH HARDER.  ITS TO BAD THAT RONEY FAMILY DIDN'T TAKE IT OVER SOONER IT MIGHT HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO BE SAVED.  THE REDLINE CUP QUALIFIER WAS THIS PAST WEEKEND AS WELL AND IT WAS REAL SMALL CONSIDERING THE RACE WAS A TRIPLE POINTER.  IS RACING DYING IN OUR AREA?  ITS QUITE POSSIBLE.  OH WELL I CAN'T STAY AWAKE ANY LONGER.  GOOD NIGHT.


MAY 2

WHAT A CRAPPY WEEKEND IT WAS.  NOTHING BUT RAIN, RAIN, AND MORE RAIN!  WE WERE ORIGINALLY GOING TO RACE THE EVANSVILLE INDIANA NATIONAL BUT DECIDED AGAINST BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.  WE ENDED UP INSIDE AND LAZY ALL WEEKEND.  WE DID TRY A NEW CARD GAME THAT CAME OUT A FEW MONTHS CALLED DUAL MASTERS.  THE GAME IS PRETTY FUN, WE ACTUALLY HAD THE WHOLE FAMILY PLAYING IT BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND.  WELL THATS ALL FOR NOW.  C-YA SOON.

ERIC


APRIL 27TH

WELL MY NEW SUPERCROSS EVO CRUISER FRAME IS FINALLY HERE.  I WILL HAVE PICTURES UP SOON IN THE BMX FUSION SECTION.  ON THE PLUS SIDE I SHOULD FINALLY BE ABLE TO PUT UP MY REVIEWS ON TENCHI GXP AND CHOBITS 5 IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  I FINALLY HAVE A COUPLE DAYS WHERE I CAN FOCUS ON JUST WEBSITE WORK. 

MY REAL WORK TODAY WAS PRETTY BORING, I WAS IN THE STORE THIS MORNING AND AT THE WALMART D.C. IN COLDWATER, MI FOR THE REST OF THE DAY DOING SOME FIREARMS TRAINING.  TALK ABOUT METICULOUS, PRETTY SOON YOU WILL NEED GIVE UP THE RIGHTS TO ALL YOUR FUTURE CHILDREN TO PURCHASE A GUN.  WELL I AM PLANNING ON GOING TO MORENCI ON WEDS NIGHT TO GET SOME PRACTICE IN.  SO IF YOUR IN THE AREA STOP BY AND SAY HI. 

ALSO WORD HAS IT THAT OLD SCHOOL MICHIGAN LEGEND REED LOWRY IS IN TOWN.  I HOPE TO SEE HIM AFTER ALL OUR AREA HASN'T BEEN THE SAME WITH OUT HIM.  WELL THATS ALL FOR NOW.

CHEERS


APRIL 25TH

YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY UPSETS ME?!  RIDERS THAT TALK SMACK ABOUT TRACKS TO TRY TO MAKE THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOCAL TRACK LOOK BETTER THAN OTHERS.  WELL GUESS WHAT?!  ALL THAT DOES IS RUIN THE LOCAL SCENE AND HARM ALL THE TRACKS IN OUR AREA.  ON TOP OF IT, IT MAKES THE RIDERS WHOM TALK LOOK STUPID.  WHILE I AM ON THIS TANGENT, THE RIDER AND FAMILY IN THIS SITUATION WOULDN'T KNOW A GOOD TRACK IF IT HIT THEM.  THEY EVEN TALKED SMACK ABOUT STEEL WHEELS AND THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST INDOOR FACILITIES IN COUNTRY!  ALL RIGHT, NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, WHAT I AM ABOUT TO WRITE IS FOR EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THE ONES IN QUESTION.  YOU ARE EITHER PART OF THE SOLUTION OR PART OF THE PROBLEM.  IF YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM-CHECK YOUR ATTITUDE AT THE DOOR AND BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.  WILL AT MORENCI, BRAD AT LAY, AND THE RONEY FAMILY AT ADRIAN ARE DOING MORE THAN THEIR SHARE TO HELP THE SPORT IN OUR AREA, DON'T TEAR DOWN WHAT THEY HAVE BUILT.  NUFF SAID!

NOW ON ANOTHER NOTE I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE SOME PROPS TO A FEW PEOPLE, FIRST THE RONEY FAMILY. THEY HAVE TAKEN ON A TRACK "ADRIAN" WITH NO APPARENT FUTURE AND ARE TURNING IT INTO A POSITIVE SITUATION.  THE TRACK IS WAY BETTER THAN IT EVER WAS LAST YEAR AND THEY ARE STARTING TO SEE A POSITIVE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.  LETS ALL GET TOGETHER AND SUPPORT THEM.  SECOND IS TOMMY MERRYMAN DOWN AT LAY INDUSTRIAL.  TOMMY IS PUTTING IN ALOT OF HIS PERSONAL TIME TO REDO THE OUTDOOR TRACK THERE.  THE TRACK IS LOOKING GREAT AND WILL BE READY FOR PRACTICE ON MAY 1ST.  NOW THAT IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL SCENE!!!

CHEERS

 


APRIL 22ND

BOY IS THIS WEBSITE STARTING TO  ACTUALLY BECOME WORK FOR ME.  OH WELL, ITS STILL FUN.  TODAY WAS NOT REALLY EXCITING JUST DOING THE WAL-MART THING AND RACING AT MORENCI.  THE GOOD THING IS I AM STARTING TO SEE MORE OLDER RIDERS SHOWING UP AT THE TRACK AND GETTING BACK INTO RACING.  AND EVERYONE I ASK "WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE SPORT BACK THEN?  WELL ITS ALWAYS THE SAME.  "IT JUST GOT HARDER TO BALANCE BIKES AND GIRLS."  DON'T I KNOW IT.  ESPECIALLY NOW SINCE YOU ALL KNOW I AM THE "BMX" PIMP!  JUST DON'T TELL MY WIFE!  WELL GOTTA GO.

CHEERS

 


APRIL 20TH

YOU KNOW WHAT SUCKS?  LEG CRAMPS!  I SWEAR I AM STILL RECOVERING FROM THE MOTHER OF ALL LEG CRAMPS I GOT ON SUNDAY FROM RACING CLASS AND CRUISER WITH ONLY 11 MOTO'S.  I HAVE TAKEN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS OFF FROM RIDING JUST TO RECOVER.  WELL, ON THE HOME FRONT MY WIFE JUST LEFT YESTERDAY TO FLY TO BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS FOR WORK.  SHE WILL GONE A TOTAL 5 DAYS SO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS, THE KIDS AND I ARE STAYING UP LATE AND EATING TONS OF SUGAR, PIZZA AND POP.  SHHHHH DON'T TELL HER.  WELL TIL NEXT TIME.

CHEERS


APRIL 17TH

WELL TODAY IS A FAMILY ANIME NIGHT WITH MY SON.  SO WE WILL BE STAYING IN TONIGHT TO WATCH THE PREMIERE OF THE NEW TOONAMI BLOCK.  AS THIS AFTERNOON I AM WORKING THE WEBSITE TO FINISH UP A FEW PAGES AND GET SOME MORE E-BAY STUFF UP.  ALSO ONE THING I FORGOT TO ADD YESTERDAY IS THAT THANKS TO BILL RYAN AT SUPERCROSS I WILL BE RUNNING O'NEAL PANTS AND HELMETS THE REST OF THE YEAR.  THANKS AGAIN BILL!!


APRIL 16TH

MAN OH MAN CAN YOU TELL THAT THE WEATHER HAS BROKE HERE IN MICHIGAN, ESPECIALLY AT THE U OF M CAMPUS.  CHAD (COLEDAWG ILLUSTRATIONS-COMIC BOOK ARTIST) VISITED ANN ARBOR TODAY TO VISIT OUR OUR FAVORITE ANIME STORE, WIZZYWIG WHICH JUST HAPPENS TO BE LOCATED ON U OF M'S CAMPUS.  OF COURSE WE LOADED UP ON SOME PRETTY GOOD ANIME SUCH AS "TENCHI MUYO GXP" (REVIEW COMING SHORTLY) AND OF COURSE TONS OF POCKEY.  IT TOOK US ABOUT 1 HR AND 5 MINUTES TO GET THERE AND ABOUT 1 HR AND 45 MINUTES TO GET BACK HOME.  SINCE I AM MARRIED (TO A WONDERFUL WIFE) I WAS THINKING ABOUT GETTING HOME SO I CAN HIT ADRIAN RAC