Archive for February, 2011

PLAYING IN THE SAND

Posted: February 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

The rain lifted for a few days….so we decided to practice at MMX on Sunday.  Since it is a sand track, it was OK that the track was a little wet.  The sun was out and it was a good day to ride.

When we arrived, both of my 65 bikes did not want to run right.  My Dad started working on both bikes and had a hard time trying to fix them.  I was able to practice on my 50 bikes while he worked on the 65’s.  After a few hours my Dad was able to fix the problems and I was able to practice on the 65 as well. 

While I waited for my turn to ride my friend Justin and I made a dirt bike track in the parking lot.  It was a really fun day!

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Don’t forget that this weekends AMA Supercross race will be televised live.  In the 17 round AMA Supercross series, we are already a third of the way through.  The top 10 riders have been battling each week with some great riding and big crashes along the way.  Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart have traded the lead back and forth.  The top 10 riders as of February 19, 2011 is: 1.Ryan Villopoto  132, 2. James Stewart  123, 3.Trey Canard  112, 4.Chad Reed  105, 5.Ryan Dungey  101, 6.Andrew Short  80, 7.Brett Metcalfe  80, 8.Justin Braden  65, 9.Davi Millsaps  62, 10.Kevin Windham  61.

 Don’t miss what happens next with the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Television Schedule 

  •       Dec. 26 – N/A – CBS (Preview) – 5:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. Pacific
  • January 8 – Anaheim, CA=  TV Jan. 8 -SPEED (LIVE) – 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. Pacific
  • January 15 – Phoenix, AZ = TV Jan. 15 – SPEED (LIVE) – 9:30 p.m. ET /  6:30 p.m. Pacific
  • January 22 – Los Angeles, CA = TV Jan. 23 – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET /  9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • January 29 – Oakland, CA = TV Jan. 30 – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET /  9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • February 5 – Anaheim, CA = TV Feb. 6 – SPEED – 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. Pacific
  • February 12 – Houston, TX = TV Feb. 13 – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • February 19 – San Diego, CA = TV Feb. 19 – SPEED (LIVE) – 10:30 p.m. ET  / 7:30 p.m. Pacific
  • February 26 – Atlanta, GA = TV Feb. 26 – SPEED (LIVE) – 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
  •       Feb. 27 – N/A – CBS (Legends) – 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • March 5 – Daytona, FL* This event is independently promoted by Daytona Speedway Not a Feld Motor Sports event
  • March 12 – Indianapolis, IN = TV March 12 – SPEED (LIVE) – 7:30 p.m. ET  / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
  • March 19 – Jacksonville, FL = TV March 20 – SPEED – 6:00 p.m. ET  / 3:00 p.m. Pacific
  • March 26 – Toronto, ON, Canada = TV March 27 – SPEED – 6:00 p.m. ET  / 3:00 p.m. Pacific
  • April 2 – Arlington, TX = TV April 3 – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET  / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • April 9 – St. Louis, MO = TV April 10 – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • April 16 – Seattle, WA = TV April 16 – SPEED (LIVE) – 6:00 p.m. ET  / 3:00 p.m. Pacific
  • April 30 – Salt Lake City, UT = TV May 1 – CBS – 12:00 p.m. ET  / 9:00 a.m. Pacific
  • May 7 – Las Vegas, NV = TV May 7 – SPEED (LIVE) – 10:00 p.m. ET  / 7:00 p.m. Pacific
  •       May 8 – N/A – CBS (Season Recap) – Time TBD

TV channel, schedule and times are subject to change….check your local listings.

The 30 second board is up and it is time to go racing…..

See pictures of my time at Supercross, go to 2010 Supercross pictures or 2011 Supercross Pictures

It has been raining all week and it looks like it is going to continue raining.  😦  I can’t wait for the sun to come back and dry out the tracks so I can get back to racing.  While we are waiting for the sun my Dad has been cleaning and servicing the bikes. 

With no racing to report….I thought I would share some of my silly pictures with you:

This weekend we decided to go to the E-Street race at Hangtown.  Since the track was not open Friday night for camping, we got up early Saturday morning and headed out to Hangtown.   I had a black eye from a fall I had taken from practice during the week.  It was a little fall, but my goggles hit my eye and left it bruised and swollen.

Practice on Saturday went well on both the 50 and 65.  After practice my family went on a ride in my sister, Hailey’s, polaris.  I walked the track with my Mom and she had a hard time climbing to the top of some of the jumps…..it was so funny.  I rode my bike around with some of my fiends and then my family watched a movie.

We got up early Sunday and got ready to go racing.  The first round of races went really well and I finished 1st in my 65 race and both of my 50 races.  The second round I started on my 50 and I was about a half a lap in the lead and my bike stopped going and was making a really bad sound.  The rear sprocket had been sheered off the rear wheel and the chain was just spinning.  Even though it was a DNF, my family was so happy that I was riding so well.  The last two races of the second round I finished both with strong first place finishes.

Last Wednesday I told you I was sick, and I was sooooo sick!

 

Even with medication, I had a fever all day on Wednesday and didn’t wake up the whole day and night.  Thursday my fever was down a little, but I still laid on the coach and slept all day.  Thursday night I started coughing and Friday when I woke up my throat was on fire.  Since I didn’t eat anything on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday it was time to go to the doctor.  I found out that I had a cold that turned into Strep Throat.  I started taking my medicine and was able to start eating on Saturday.  On the road to recovery!

On Saturday night our friends called and said that there was a race at Carnegie and they had a few riders.  Even though I was not 100% (actually not 50%) and I didn’t get to practice on Saturday with everyone else, I would go and just get a little seat time. 

We showed up on Sunday and the day was beautiful and sunny out.  I raced for most of the day and did really well, but I was soooooo tired.  The track got really rough and I was having a hard time holding on.  I did get a couple first place finishes and a couple of second place finishes.  We did not stay till the end of the day and I missed my last race, but I got some really good practice in.

When I got home I was sooooo hungry and tired.  I ate some mac-n-cheese, watched the Supercross race and the Super Bowl and went to bed early.  I can’t wait till I am all better!

Our pictures are just in from DC Shoes at the Oakland Supercross 2011….. 

Who do you think did the best trick?

I think I should get extra style points, but I can’t believe my Sister, Mom, and Dad even did it. 

So much fun!  Thank you DC Shoes!

IS RIDING SICK MY THING?

Posted: February 2, 2011 in Family Info, Pictures
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Last night I went riding at 408 MX in San Jose.  The track was really bad, but I had so much fun!  I worked on some jumps and some corners and had fun riding around with my friends. 

After practice we had a long ride home.  I put on a movie and was relaxing while we were sitting in traffic.  Half way home I started to feel achy.  By the time we got home I was feeling really bad and couldn’t wait to go to bed.  I woke up around 11pm and I was on fire.  My Mom gave me some medicine and I just couldn’t get comfortable.  My Dad left for work at 3am and I was still awake.  Just a little bit after that I got sick and was up in the bathroom for another hour.  I have been sick with a fever all night.  YUK!

How did I ride good when I was getting so sick?  Maybe that is my thing.  🙂  Hope I feel better soon so I can get back on my bike!

JUMPING IN SAN JOSE

SICK WITH A FEVER A FEW HOURS LATER