Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Dust Boogers, Big Air and plenty of Red Bull
Trying to stay true to my word, here I am again in a time crunch trying to jot down a note on my crazy adventures in life. As per normal, last week went by in a flash as i headed to Californias Imperial Valley, to be exact, The Glamis Sand Dunes. The big to do was based through Red Bull as the helped launch a 2 night Movie Premeir for Travis Pastrana and Crew's (includes me) next movie release dubbed "Thrillbillies". I pulled into Glamis Thursday night and my jaw dropped. It was wild to see how much effort red Bull had put into it. We had our own little tent city that included some of the top riders in the world; Tommy Clowers, Jeff Tilton, Tarah Gieger, Robbie Maddison, newbie Lance Coury and some unknown named Travis Pastrana. Once the word was out, more non-red bull ridrs came out, such as Josh Grant, Todd Potter and Danial Sani. I even spotted sictor Victor Sheldon riding a quad! Travis decided to ride his Suzuke 4 fitty without oil in it, which resulted in a kaboom. (I personally think he did it on purpose so I wouldn't show him up). To date, Josh Grant is the baddest dude I have ever ridden the dunes with. We buddied up and sessioned the hills every day and never hit a jump that wasn't wide freegin open. Every night after the premeir (which was a huge sucess), we rallied the troops out to oldsmobile hill and closed drove the wheels of of our buggies. Tomcat has an awesome sand rail, and was gracious to give everyone rides. Even though my Polaris Ranger rides were a hit, sand cars are where its at, I am hoping to work myself into one of those before its all said and done.
At the end of the weekend, at the same time that I can say I was over it and ready to get home to see the grommets, it was tough to leave camp and all of the new friends that I had made. Looking back, I really had a good time. Especially for coming home with half the desert in my nose! What a dust bowl!
Well its wednesday the 7th and I fly out tonight for Paris, France for the infamous Paris/Bercy Supercross. My friend Manu Troux (from france) and i are claiming this as our last ride in Bercy. It should be a great weekend as usual. The racing is always good and this year should be even better as Chad Reed and Grant Langston will be coming to spice things up.
I'll post up when i get back. ya heard.