Archive for September, 2011

This week was about different kinds of dirt and sand.  I practiced at four different tracks, two dirt tracks and two sand tracks.  One dirt track was hard packed with huge rutts and the other had loose dirt with rolling rutts.  The two sand tracks were also different, one track had sand sections and the other track was mostly all sand.  It was really fun riding all four days and such different surfaces.

Saturday was over 100 degrees and a lot of the riders went home early after a few rounds of practice.  It was awesome because for the last few hours of the day I had the whole track to myself.

On Sunday we got to the other track early and I was able to be the first bike on the track and make my own lines.  I rode for 30 minutes before other bikes showed up and it was really cool to have the whole track to myself before it got crowded.

It was a really eventful week, and weekend.  Two of the tracks are close to a lake and my friends and I went to cool off after riding all day.

WHILE I WAS ON THE TRACK I COULD SEE THE WATER

I WENT SWIMMING

I PLAYED WITH BUGS

AND OF COURSE RACED MY BIKES

 

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME

Posted: September 12, 2011 in Dirt Bike, Pictures, Uncategorized

It has been one year since I started this blog… and you have officially followed me during my year as a dirt bike rider.

Since this site began I have made 95 posts about my ups and downs of racing and my life.  I want to thank the over 25,000 people who have visited my site as well as everyone that has subscribed to the weekly updates.  It is really exciting to see how many people read what I have written each day from so many different places.

I hope you have enjoyed following me over the last year and look forward to what is to come.

WOW……TIME FLIES SOOOO FAST!

If you have missed any posts over the last year, or even if you have been with me since the beginning, make sure you go back and review some of my older posts.  I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite posts for you……

When I jumped INTO THE GRAND CANYON on our road trip.  When I was CLEARED TO RACE after my bicycle crash last year in Washington.  When I was BANNED FROM RACING.  When I won 10 FIRST PLACE TROPHIES in one weekend.  When I tried to act in joke video WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE MOTOCROSS TRACK?  When I got my 85cc dirt bike and had to USE GAS CANS AS STARTING BLOCKS to race.  When I WON 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS on Fathers Day.  Rode at the RED BULL RIDE DAY .  Got sponsored by MOTO EFX and got new graphics.  Got 1ST PLACE IN WASHINGTON and had RYAN VILLAPOTO sign my 1st place plaque.  and of course HOW I BEGAN RACING

Or some of my videos from CHICO , HOLLISTER , DIXON , OATFIELD – HELMET CAM , HOLLISTER – HELMET CAM , CLUB MOTO , MY ACTING …….don’t laugh!

As you can see it is really hard to pick my favorites……

maybe you should start from the beginning and go through them all.  lol

Last week I practiced in San Jose, Livermore, and Hollister.  Practice went very well and I even rode my 50.  I was able to get a lot of practice time in because I could practice with my 50cc, 65cc, and 85cc bikes.

JUMPING THE TRIPLE ON MY 85

JUMPING THE TRIPLE ON MY 65

JUMPING THE TRIPLE ON MY 50

This weekend was the 10th anniversary of my Great Grandma (Nannie) passing away and we had a family party to honor her.  Even though I never met her, I know that she had a huge part in making our family as great as they are today.  During the party everyone told stories about her and how important she was to our family.  My Great Grandpa is 92 and he had a great time with the whole family together.  Elyssa and Nick came home for the party and I got to play with Nick…..and an extra day of no school.  🙂

This last weekend they had a lot of beginner 50 riders and I was thinking back to when I first started racing…..I can’t believe how far I have come!

In May of 2008 I raced my first ever race, well it was not exactly a race…..it was just a lap in a race.  I went to Argyll MX in Dixon to race my bike.  We watched the other kids and I kept looking at all the hills and jumps and I wanted to race, but I was nervous to go on the track.  My Dad told me that if I did just one lap he would give me $20.  That was all it took, but I was so excited about the money I went around for one lap and pulled off the track and had my hand out for the money.  I didn’t finish the race, but I did collect my winnings.

December of 2008 I raced my first full race at Hollister MX track.  This time I was looking for a trophy and wanted to finish the race.  I was able to finish my first official race and get 5th out of 10 riders.

I rode my dirt bike a little more, but I raced Go Karts every weekend.  I did good racing Go Karts, but I really liked the dirt bike.  My Dad tried to take me to ride my dirt bike a couple times a month, when we were not at the Go Kart track.

I learned how to flag incase racing doesn’t pan out….It is always good to have a back up plan.

February 2009 during practice at Club Moto in Livermore, I broke my Tib/Fib in half and some bones in my foot.  1 wheelchair, 2 crutches, 4 casts, 1 walkingboot, and 7 months later I was able to walk again, then a couple of months of rehab.  My parents wanted me to quite riding dirt bikes and bought me a new Go Kart.  I told them “What am I going to do with that….I’m a dirt bike rider.”  I slowly got back on my dirt bike and started to practice to get my leg back into shape.

The end of 2009 I officially stopped racing my Go Kart and worked on getting better on my dirt bike.  I started out the 2010 racing year as a dirt bike racer and ran several series and raced at many different tracks.

  • 2010 CMC Trans Cal MX Series (7 races) 3 First Place Championships
  • 2010 Argyll Night Series (8 races) 2 Second Place Finishes
  • 2010 CMC Spring Classic MX Series (8 races) 3 First Place Championships
  • CMC Golden State Muscle Milk Series (6 races) First Place and Third Place
  • 2010 Washougal, WA National Race – Second Place and Sixth Place
  • 2010 Dodge Amateur Nationals – Fifth Place, Sixth Place and Seventh Place

At the End of 2010 I started this website so you have been keeping up with the 2011 dirt bike season….here is a re-cap:

  • E-Street Hangtown Race – 3 First Place Finishes
  • 2011 Oatfield Monster Energy Road To Mammoth Qualifier – 2 First Place Finishes
  • 2011 Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Area Qualifier – First Place and Fourth Place
  • 2011 CMC Spring Classic (7 races) 2 First Place Championships
  • 2011 Hollister Hills Memorial Day MX Championship – 3 First Place Finishes and 1 Third Place Finish
  • 2011 Washougal, WA National Race – First Place and Fourth Place
  • 2011 408MX Summer Series (5 races) 2 First Place Championships
  • 2011 AMP Oatfield Race – Second Place and Fourth Place

To be continued……