Well, my little buddy Georgie Fechter from Masters of Dirt in Austria called me and mentioned that he was putting together a car to drive the rally and asked if I wanted to drive some of it. Before i even found out it was KITT, I said yes I would drive some if my schedule allowed it. Then he mentioned that he was going to do it in one of the original Knight Rider cars, I told myself I HAD to do it. unfortunately I was only able to drive 1 day due to my crazy schedule, b ut let me tell you, I made the most of it. The MOD crew allowed me to drive the 2nd days leg from LA to San Diego. I showed up in Hollywood the night before I got to drive and coincidentally ran into the MOD/Fuel Girls crew just 200ft from the 101 and Hollywood Blvd split, where KIT decided to take a siesta. I was treated to helping push the 1982 Trans Am almost 2.5 miles to the rendezvous point near all the tourist crap. I figured the next day would be a hell of an adventure and I wasn't disappointed! The first drive to checkpoint 1 was cake from Hollywood to Huntington Beach, but once we left the beach it was a mad dash south to the next checkpoint in Carlsbad, CA about 70 miles away. I found myself sitting behind KIT doing around 120 in the middle of at least 15-20 luxurious sportscars. It was insane to say the least. by the time we wheeled into Downtown San Diego, KIT was on his last strut. I think the HOFF has been replaced by the REN-Diesel! (yes I just gave myself a nickname, hahaha) I cant wait to do it again next year! And hopefully for at least a couple more days.drive on...rr
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
New Video.... I'm hooked!
Monday, August 18, 2008
No time to start chatting, but I was messing around on a flight the other day and made this little poster up. I figure its a good stall tactic! I think the term "One Crazy Summer" sums it up. Also, take a gander at this link to see the progress of the GoPro Hero cam. I'm having so much fun with the thing! http://www.vimeo.com/1518764
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wow....... Thats really all I can say right now. It's been a week and a half since the Red Bull Experiment and it seems like I haven't found a second to rest (besides my 20 hours of travel to and from Madrid for the Red Bull X-Fighters). X-Games is in a week and a half and I am entered in 3 events; Best Whip, Step-Up and Speed & Style. I have been working my butt off. Thanks to my mechanic Andy Dalton, aka Drinky B, things are going way smoother than previous episodes of me multitasking myself into insanity.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
It's been a wild Summer so far. Between the preparation for the Red Bull Experiment on July 11th and X-Fighters Texas (which has come and gone with a so/so performance on my part), I decided to stick to my word and head down to South Africa for the biggest FMX show ever brought to the original "Dirty South". Besides getting sick and having to ride a sub-par bike, i was pumped on the Masters of Dirt show and the people of South Africa.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
It's a good feeling to put in some hard work and long hours. Honestly, in all of my years of FMX, I haven't really applied myself to much of a training program. As of the last couple weeks, I can no longer say that. I have been on my bike(s) putting in a lot of time and effort for this Summer. The cat has been out of the bag for a while now as to the fact that I am retiring from FMX comps and my goal is to go out on a good note. To me, that doest mean by winning, just by putting in a solid ride and Entertaining the fans like I always have tried to do.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Well, so far so good on the filming of the second season of Red Bull and Fuel TV's hit series, "The Great Ride Open". I have once again been put on the road with a swell crew of peeps in search of the next perfect day of riding. Drake McElroy, Tommy Clowers, rookie Lance Coury and Myself along with some cameos from Jeff Tilton, Tarah Geiger and Myles Richmond are the riders involved with this seasons filming. Choosing to hit some less popular spots this year has for sure been an adventure in itself. We started the tour with Gordon's Well (South of Glamis), then shot up to Dumont Dunes for a wild wind filled experience. After the dunes, the caravan blew right past vegas in route to Caineville, Utah for some guaranteed thrills on our third and most popular stop. After some great riding at Caineville, we ripped over to a new spot and were shown an amazing new playground in the foothills near Grand Junction, Colorado. I don't have any riding pics to post, but hopefully you'll dig the shots I took during my downtime! I'll do a recap next week along with some action shots (i hope)!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I just got back from the circus... Nitro Circus that is! This stop was a real drag let me tell ya, we were "forced" to head down to Costa Rica. Yeah, paradise it was a difficult choice to make the trek to Paradise. I don't even know where to start, but I'll try.
Red Bull mastermind and friend Hayes Wheeless teamed up with TP and the Nitro Circus leaders Greg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle with a wild plan for some unique and beautiful locations for the next installment of the "Travis and the Nitro Circus" series. I can't share all the details in order maintain some surprise and anticipation for the release, but i have to say that I am confident that the next vid will not disappoint. Travis, Jolene, Jim, Kenny, Andy Bell, Godfrey, Tenacious J (Tenacio on this trip), Base Jumper "Plamer" and myself, as well as my boys/videographers Donny and Party Marty, were treated like superstars by the Red Bull crew all week. We had an amazing time chilling with the entire Red Bull Costa Staff. It actually made leaving a bit sad for all of us.
Jim DeChamp was the star of the trip. Like I said, I can't elaborate, but Jim managed to survive the week after a few brushes with near disaster. (just a hint, never let Jim borrow your Rhino, especially in front of 20k Supercross fans an a fully blown SX track)!
As for myself, I really didn't accomplish as much as I was hoping, but I got in a few great rides in the rain Forest and met some really cool people! Big thanks again, to the Entire Red Bull Costa Rica Staff and Hayes' Red Bull latin America crew!
Ok, I am slammed trying to get ready for the next Season of 'The Great Ride Open', so I'm ghost. Late!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Just what I needed, another toy. Yup, I got a camera, nothing super gnar, but a descent little Canon. I figured it would be rad to try and document stuff a bit better than I have been through my life and even more so in the amazing days and years of my boys' lives.